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Blog Tour Stop ~ Nina Reviews Toxic Girl by Chantal Fernando ~

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Title: Toxic Girl
Author: Chantal Fernando
Release Date: April 14th 2014
Hosted By: Forever Me Romance
Everyone has secrets.
Finally, I had a fresh start.
I knew no one.
I could be anyone, or so I thought.
I wanted to be invisible, to blend into the background.
But it turned out keeping my secret wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be.
Enter Grayson Mills.
When Grayson noticed me, so did everyone else.
He wanted me. Bad.
And what Grayson wanted, he usually got.
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Oh how I loved this book! This is my first taste of Chantal Fernando’s writing and let me tell you, it will not be my last.  Toxic Girl is a love story….a love story between Paris and Grayson whose journey is filled with jealousy and secrets but ultimately love.

Paris has a secret….a secret she is not proud of but one she cannot help. Thank God Ms. Fernando did not make me wait too long to find out, yet the beauty of the secret was how it was going to get leaked. I was pretty much glued to my Nook for the outcome and boy, I did not expect the reactions I got!

Grayson Mills is most definitely a new Book Boyfriend! He was charming and hot and very protective of what was his. His pursuit of Paris was sweet and it just made him more endearing to me.  Grayson really is the type of man you want to bring home to Mama.

The downfall of their relationship is trust….neither one is very good at it and so many times, I wanted to smack them both. Actually, miscommunication might be the better word. There was so much jealousy between these two because they just didn’t know how to convey their thoughts into words. I appreciated the angst in seeing who would screw up next.

The bit players were all enjoyable too. We have good friends that I fell in love with and Ex’s that I hated. Ms. Fernando wrote them perfectly, not to obtrusive but enough to know where they fit into each character’s life.

I am so glad I was able to join in on the tour and read this book. I fell in love with Paris and Grayson and I am sure everyone who reads them will too. It had a bit of everything I love in a book ~ great characters, some angst and some really hot and steamy scenes!  Thanks Ms. Fernando for showing me how sometimes forgiveness is the most important thing you can give to the one you love!

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Chantal Fernando is twenty seven years old and lives in Western Australia.
When not reading, writing or daydreaming she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family.
Chantal loves to hear from readers and can be found on Facebook and Twitter.





After Dark Blog Tour Stop & Giveaway ~ Requested Surrender by Riley Murphy ~


 She knows he’s dangerous for a woman like her.
He knows she’s perfect for a man like him.
From their first meeting, David Hollan is intrigued because Lacy Pembrook is subconsciously
hiding someone. Herself. And David wants to know why. He’s patient at first. Willing to give her
space, but when she breaks the rules they’ve set between them, he’s ready to hold her accountable.
One way or another, he’s going to find the piece of her that’s yet to be uncovered. And when he
does? He intends to own it.
Given an ultimatum after she gets caught coloring outsides the lines of their “trial” relationship,
Lacy decides to fall in with David’s plans. She’ll cancel her trip and spend her vacation time at his
house making up for her transgression. No sweat, right? Wrong. What she doesn’t count on is him
going full­out Dom on her. She quickly learns why they call him the quiet one. He’s dead sexy,
watchful and stern at the best of times, and now that he has her all to himself, each of those things
are magnified tenfold.
By the time Lacy realizes that he’s completely subjugated her—by way of an emotional striptease
—it’s too late. She’s bared her soul to him, so when he requests her surrender she has no choice
but to give it to him. Or does she?
Book Link:

Kindle Edition: Requested Surrender (Trust In Me)


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I was recommended Requested Surrender by a friend on Twitter who reads what I like….Erotica. She told me several times that Requested Surrender would satisfy all my BDSM cravings and that it was a must read, and I am so glad she did because I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Requested Surrender is the story of David and Lacy and it is book 4 in the Trust in Me series. Although I felt like I was a bit late coming to the party because I had not read the other books in the series, Ms. Murphy’s novella A Date with A Dom caught me up to speed. I immediately fell in love with very controlled Dom and his bratty soon to be submissive. Their chemistry in the novella set a great tone for me to launch right into their story in Requested Surrender.
When I say I loved David that might be a bit of an understatement. He was such a gentle man with some of the best forms of communication, it was hard not to fall hard for him. His patience with drawing out Lacy’s need to hide her true self and his methodology was perfect. His training of her heated up my ereader and was extremely hot to read. Lacy, for her part, was just the right type of heroine…a bit bratty but so fun to watch evolve. I never tired of her wit and her transformation over the course of the book was nice to see.
Requested Surrender is a book to savor. The pace is extremely well written, the sex scenes were extremely sensual and very satisfying and there was a bit of angst to keep you wanting more.  This was a great book….again, I loved these characters and look forward to reading more by Riley Murphy in the future!
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About the Author:


Riley Murphy writes sexy, humorous and emotional romance, happy ending guaranteed. An optimist, she believes life is awesome, people are complicated, but in a good way, and we should never stop learning. Riley currently resides in Florida with her gorgeous husband. She has two wonderful kids and one very bossy English Bull terrier she has dubbed ‘The divine One’. When Riley’s not working she enjoys reading, oil painting and getting to the Sunday crossword puzzle before anyone else does, so she can fill-in all the easy answers first. If Riley wasn’t a writer she’d be an international spy with top-level security so she could have a peek at Area 51 and decide for herself if those green guys are for real. Failing that she’d probably go with chicken sexer. Riley loves to hear from readers.To learn more about her or her upcoming releases swing by her website and say hello at: www.AuthorRileyMurphy.com or connect with her on twitter @Riley__Murphy where she’s always sharing her deep-dark secrets.
“If you want to be given everything, give everything up…”
Reclaimed Surrender, Ellora’s Cave, 2013 Epic eBook Award Finalist
Beguiling Enchantment, Ellora’s Cave
Reluctant Surrender, Ellora’s Cave & Night Owl’s Reviewer Top Pick
 Required Surrender, Ellora’s Cave & AReCafe’s TopPick
Stare Me downAmazon Best seller and Night Owls Top Pick

A Perfect Holiday, Amazon Bestseller 

White Lie Christmas, Entangled Press
Requested Surrender Amazon Bestseller


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