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Sexy Sentence Saturday: Real by Katy Evans


sexy sentence saturday

Today’s Sexy Sentence Saturday comes from a book I read and loved about a week ago. It’s called Real and the author is Katy Evans.

“I can see he thinks he’s the ultimate creation, and he seems to believe every woman here is his Eve, created from his ribcage for him to enjoy. I’m both aroused and infuriated, and this is the most confusing feeling I’ve ever felt in my life.”

“There he is, a woman’s living, breathing fantasy, doing his slow, cocky turn, spiky black hair, darkly tanned chest, dimpled smile-killer smile-all in the package of Remington Tate. He’s perfection itself, and a new surge of hormones sweeps through me as I do what the rest of the crowd does and take in his visual, so blatantly on display in those low riding boxing shorts and so strikingly sexy, he becomes the center of my attention. The center. Of my. World.”

“We won’t be having an affair.” I stare dumbly, certain I just heard an organ in my body crack in my chest. His hands clamp around me, and he crushes me to his body as he slides his nose along the shell of my ear. “When I take you, you’ll be mine,” he says, a soft promise in my ear.”

“From a man who fights like crazy, arouses me like no other, is the sexiest thing I’ve ever seen. From the man who plays me sexy music, gives me his t-shirt to sleep in, protects me as fiercely as a lion, and yet won’t take me when I’m naked and trembling in his arms…”

“You tie me up in knots. I want to play you a thousand different songs so you can get a clue of what… I feel inside me…”

“….he grabs my wrists and pins my arms up above my head, locking them in one hand. “Are you mine?” he asks gruffly, as his hand returns between my thighs and briefly enters me. I gasp. Undone. Delirious. “I’m yours.” His expression is tense, ravenous, so hot as he scrapes his finger deep into my channel. “Do you want me inside you?” My need clogs my windpipe as pleasure shoots down my legs. “I want you everywhere. All over me. Inside me.”

“You’ve claimed me, little firecracker. You kicked a pair of two hundred pound men’s asses. I will never get over that. You kicked my whores out. Pete told me. You staked your claim on me, even before you realized I’d staked mine already.” He fists my hair and pulls me close to his lips. “I’m yours now … Even if I screw this up, I’ll still be your screw-up.”

“My body melts into his hard one until his strong arm, coiled around my small waist, is all that holds me upright. I don’t know if I’m bad for him, or him for me. All I know is that this is as inevitable as an incoming tsunami, and I’m just bracing for the swim of my life.”

“Have you ever been anyone’s?” I ask, a feathery whisper in the quiet bedroom. He lifts his head to mine, and I want him so bad I feel consumed inside, like he’s already possessed my soul, and now my soul aches for him to possess my body. A powerful emotion tightens his features as he reaches out to cradle my cheek in his big hand, and there’s an unexpected fierceness in his eyes, in his touch, as he cups me. “No. And you?” The calluses in his palm rasp on my skin, and I find myself tucking my cheek deeper into them. “I’ve never wanted to.” “Neither have I.” The moment is intimate.”

“I’m every woman’s adventure, damn you, and I don’t want to be yours. I want to be your fucking REAL. You get that? If I fuck you, I want you to belong to me. To be mine. I want you to give yourself to me-not Riptide!”

“You’ll leave me the second it gets too steep, and you’ll leave me with nothing – when I want you like I’ve never wanted anything in life. You’re all I think about, dream about. I get high and low and it’s not about you now, it’s not even about me anymore. I can’t sleep, can’t think, can’t concentrate worth shit anymore and it’s all because I want to be the fucking ‘one’ for you.”

“His head is busy moving between my parted thighs. He makes low purr-like sounds between my legs and is so surprisingly ravenous I can feel his teeth. His nails bit into my thighs as he devours me like he’s the one deriving pleasure from the act, and I’m so turned on by the way he laps me up, that I come.”

“He’s not just a star, he’s the whole fucking sky to me.”


WoW! Right?!?

Tamie Xo

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Illustrated Temptations: REAL by Katy Evans



Hello peeps! Today is all about Remy & Brooke–the lovey dovey in Real (Real, Raw & Ripped #1) by Katy Evans. I was immediately hooked and found my fussy self making pic quotes from one scene to another. It was so effin’good! I wish that you experience the same arousing excitement that I felt upon reading it. I really think that Katy has created beautifully raw and perfectly flawed characters through Remy and Brooke. I also loved that the story line was equally well crafted. Unlike other stories, there is the immediate attraction but there is no instant jump to the bed sex scenes. It was actually a crazy ride of mad lust, temptation and seduction. The intense build up of the characters sexual tension was just “WOW!”. Most of all, an amazing story that you actually won’t want to put down until you finish it.

I can’t wait for round 2!












So what do you think? Are you teased enough? I hope you meet Remington very very soon.


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Cover Reveal: Mine by Katy Evans


I’m so excited to be sharing the cover reveal of Mine by Katy Evans. She’s become a favorite author here at Bookish Temptations, and we’re excited to be a part of anything she publishes…

mine cover

Book description:

In the international bestseller REAL, the unstoppable bad boy of the Underground fighting circuit finally met his match. Hired to keep him in prime condition, Brooke Dumas unleashed a primal desire in Remington “Riptide” Tate as vital as the air he breathes . . . and now he can’t live without her.

Brooke never imagined she would end up with the man who is every woman’s dream, but not all dreams end happily ever after, and just when Remington needs her the most, Brooke makes a discovery that forces her away from the ringside. Now with distance and darkness between them, the only thing left is to fight for the love of the man she calls MINE.

WooHoo! I’m FLOVING it! 

Pre-order links for Mine:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Mine-The-REAL-series-ebook/dp/B00D0MZXCA/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1377097863&sr=8-1

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mine-katy-evans/1115426936?ean=9781476755601

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/mine/id654456381?mt=11

REAL preorder links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Real-ebook/dp/B00CRAMM02/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1369774154&sr=8-1

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/real-katy-evans/1115099256?ean=9781476755595

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/real/id648394917?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

REMY preorder links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Remy-ebook/dp/B00D0MZXE8/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1369774236&sr=1-1&keywords=remy+katy+evans

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/remy-katy-evans/1115426938?ean=9781476755663

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/remy/id654456382?mt=11

Tamie Xo

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Katy Evans Real Blog Tour: Excerpt and Giveaway!


Today Bookish Temptations is proud to be taking part in the re-release of Real by Katy Evans with an excerpt and a link to a giveaway. Congratulations Katy! We <3 U!

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Book Synopsis:

A fallen boxer.
A woman with a broken dream.
A competition…

He even makes me forget my name. One night was all it took, and I forgot everything and anything except the sexy fighter in the ring who sets my mind ablaze and my body on fire with wanting…

Remington Tate is the strongest, most confusing man I’ve ever met in my life.

He’s the star of the dangerous underground fighting circuit, and I’m drawn to him as I’ve never been drawn to anything in my life. I forget who I am, what I want, with just one look from him. When he’s near, I need to remind myself that I am strong–but he is stronger. And now it’s my job to keep his body working like a perfect machine, his taut muscles primed and ready to break the bones of his next opponents . . .

But the one he’s most threatening to, now, is me.

I want him. I want him without fear. Without reservations.

If only I knew for sure what it is that he wants from me?


I stare up at the ring as the guy whips off the red satin robe with the word riptide on the back, and the spectators stand screaming and cheering as he slowly turns to acknowledge them all. His face is suddenly before me, illuminated by the lights, and I just stare like an idiot from my place. My god.




Dark scruffy jaw.

Boyish smile.

Man’s body.

Killer tan.

A shiver shoots down my spine as I helplessly drink in the entire package everyone else seems to be gaping at.

He has black hair, standing up sexily as if women have just had their fingers there. Cheekbones as strong as his jaw and forehead. Lips that are red-kissed and swollen, and, as a souvenir from his walk to the ring, there’s lipstick on his jaw. I look down his long, lean body and something hot and wild settles in my core.

He’s mesmerizingly perfect and incredibly hard. Everything, from his beautifully slim hips and narrow waist to his broad shoulders, is solid. And that six-pack. No. It’s an eight-pack. The sexy V of his obliques dips into his satin, navy blue shorts, which gently hug his powerful legs, thick with muscle. I can see his quads, traps, pecs, and biceps, all gloriously tight and cut. Celtic tattoos circle both of his arms, exactly where his bulging biceps and the rigid square deltoids of his shoulders meet.

“Remy! Remy!” Mel shouts hysterically at my side, hands cupped to her mouth. “You’re so fucking hot, Remy!”

His head angles to the sound, one dimple showing with a sexy smile as he faces us. A frisson of nervous energy passes through me, not because he’s extremely gorgeous from this perfect view—because he is, he definitely is, goodness, he really is—but mostly because he’s looking straight at me.

One eyebrow cocks, and there’s a glimmer of amusement in his entrancing blue eyes. Also something . . . warm in his gaze. Like he thinks I’m the one who shouted. Oh, shit.

He winks at me, but then I’m stunned as his smile slowly fades, morphing into one that’s unbearably intimate.

My blood simmers.

My sex clenches tight, and I hate that he seems to know that.

I can see he thinks he’s the ultimate creation, and he seems to believe every woman here is his Eve, created from his rib cage for him to enjoy. I’m both aroused and infuriated, and this is the most confusing feeling I’ve ever felt in my life.

Breaking our connection, he curls his lips and turns when his opponent is announced with the words “Kirk Dirkwood, ‘the Hammer,’ here for all of you tonight!”

“You little slut, Mel!” I cry when I recover, shoving her playfully. “Why did you have to scream like that? He thinks I’m the nutcase now.”

“Omigod! He did not just wink at you,” Melanie says, visibly stunned.

Oh my god, he had. Hadn’t he? He did.

I’m just as astounded as I relive the wink in my head, and I’m totally going to torture Melanie because she deserves it, the little tramp.

“He did,” I finally admit, scowling at her. “We telepathically communicated, and he says he wants to take me home to be the mother of his sexy babies.”

“Like you would have sex with someone like him. You and your OCD!” she says, laughing her head off as Remington’s opponent takes off his robe. The man is all beefy muscle, but not an ounce of him can visually compete with the pure male deliciousness of that “Riptide.”

Remington flexes his arms at his sides, stretches his fingers out and forms fists, then bounces on the balls of his feet, his calves flexing. He’s a large, muscular man but surprisingly light on his feet.

Hammer throws the first punch. Remington evades it with a smart duck, and he comes back up with a full swing that connects and knocks Hammer’s face to the side. I inwardly flinch at the power in his punch; my body clenches at the sight of his muscles contracting and tensing, working and releasing, with each blow he delivers.

The crowd watches, enraptured, as the fight continues, those awful cracking sounds filling me with goose bumps. But there’s something else bothering me. The fact that beads of perspiration pop on my brow, in my cleavage. As the fight progresses, my nipples strain, ever more puckered and tight, against my top, pushing anxiously against the silk of the fabric. Somehow watching Remington Tate pound a man they call “Hammer” makes me squirm in my clothes in a way I don’t like, much less ever expected.

The way he swings, moves, growls . . .

Suddenly, a chorus begins: “REMY . . . REMY . . . REMY.”

I turn and see Melanie jumping up and down and saying, “Omigod, hit him, Remy! Just knock him dead, you sexy beast!” She screams when his opponent falls to the ground with a loud thump.

My panties are soaked, and my pulse has gone haywire. I’ve never condoned violence. This isn’t me, and I blink in stupefaction at the sensations whipping through my system. Lust, pure, white-hot lust, flutters through my nerve endings.

The ringmaster lifts Remington’s arm in victory, and as soon as he straightens from the knockout blow he just delivered, his gaze swings in my direction and crashes into me. Piercing blue eyes meet mine, and something knots and pulls inside my tummy. His sweaty chest rises and falls in a deep pant, and a drop of blood rests at the corner of his lips. Through it all, his eyes are glued to me.

Heat spreads under my skin, and the flames lick me all over. I will never admit this to Melanie, not even to myself out loud, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a hot man in my life. The way he stares at me is hot. The way he stands there, with his hand held in the air, his muscles dripping sweat, with that air of authority Mel told me about in the cab—it’s just hot.

There’s no apology in his stare. In the way he ignores everyone who shouts his name and stares at me with a look that’s so sexual I almost feel taken right here. An awful awareness of the exact way I look to him sweeps over me.

My long, straight hair, the color of mahogany, falls to my shoulders. My button-up white shirt is sleeveless, but it goes up my throat in a lacy mock-neck, and the hem is tucked nicely into a pair of high-waisted, but perfectly presentable, black pants. A small set of gold hoop earrings nicely complement my honeyed whiskey eyes. Despite my conservative choice of clothes, I feel completely naked.

My legs wobble, and I’m left with the distinct impression this man wants to pound me next. With his cock.

Please, god, I did not just think that; Melanie would. Another tightening in my womb distresses me.

“REMY! REMY! REMY! REMY!” people chant, the sound growing in intensity.

“You want more Remy?” the man with the microphone asks the crowd, and the noise builds around us. “All right then, people! Let’s bring out a worthier opponent for Remington ‘Riptide’ Tate tonight!”

Another man steps into the ring, and I can’t bear it anymore. My system is on overload. This is probably why it’s not a good idea to forego sex for so many years. I’m so worked up that I can barely talk right or even make my legs move as I turn to tell Mel I’m going to the restroom.

A voice blares loudly through the speakers as I charge down the wide path between the stands. “And now, to challenge our reigning champion, ladies and gentlemen, is Parker ‘the Terror’ Drake!”

The crowd comes alive, and suddenly, I hear an unmistakably hard slam.

Resisting the urge to look back at what’s causing the commotion, I round the corner and head straight for the bathroom hall as the speakers flare up again. “Holy cow, that was fast! We have a KO! Yes, ladies and gentlemen! A KO! And in record time, our victor once again, I give you, Riptide! Riptide—who’s now jumping out of the ring and— Where the hell are you going?”

The crowd goes crazy, calling all the way to the lobby, “Riptide! Riptide!” and then they fall completely quiet, as though something unscripted has just happened.

I’m wondering about the eerie silence when pounding footsteps echo at my back. A warm hand engulfs mine, and the touch frissons through me as I’m spun around with surprising force.

“What the . . .” I gasp in confusion, and then stare into a sweaty male chest, and up into glowing blue eyes. My senses reel out of control. He’s so close the scent of him tears through me like a shot of adrenaline.

“Your name,” he growls, panting, his eyes wild on mine.

“Uh, Brooke.”

“Brooke what?” he snaps out, his nostrils flaring.

His animal magnetism is so powerful I think he just took my voice. He’s in my personal space, all over it, absorbing it, absorbing me, taking my oxygen, and I can’t understand the way my heart is beating, the way I stand here, shivering with heat, my entire body focused on the exact spot his hand is wrapped around me.

With trembling efforts, I pry my hand free and glance fearfully at Mel, who comes up behind him, wide-eyed. “It’s Brooke Dumas,” she says, and then she happily shoots out my cell phone number. To my chagrin.

His lips curl and he meets my gaze. “Brooke Dumas.”

And as I feel his tongue twist roughly around those two words, his voice sinfully dark, like things you crave to eat but really shouldn’t, desire swells between my legs. His eyes are hot and almost proprietary when he looks at me. I’ve never been stared at like this before.

He just fucked my name right in front of me. And right in front of Mel.

He steps forward, and his damp hand slides to the nape of my neck. My pulse skitters as he lowers his dark head to set a small, dry kiss on my lips. It feels like he’s marking me. Like he’s preparing me for something monumental that could both change and ruin my life.

“Brooke,” he growls softly, meaningfully, against my lips, as he draws back with a smile. “I’m Remington.”

About Katy Evans

Hey! I’m Katy Evans and I love family, books, life, and love. I’m married with two children and three dogs and spend my time baking, walking, writing, reading, and taking care of my family. Thank you for spending your time with me and picking up my story. I hope you had an amazing time with it, like I did. If you’d like to know more about books in progress, look me up on the Internet, I’d love to hear from you!

Website: www.katyevans.net

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Email: authorkatyevans@gmail.com

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Blogiversary Exclusive! First Ever Deleted Scene from MINE by Katy Evans


Are YOU all ready for RIPTIIIIIIDE?!?

Katy Evans has graciously gifted us some LOVE from Remy and Brooke as she gave us the first ever deleted scene from MINE.

OMG! OMG! OMG! Remy is almost back! Can you tell how freakin’excited I am for NOV5?!?!

Okay, I’m blabbering too much. Now here’s the REAL stuff! *wink*

Sexy hot as fcuk. Be ready to miss Riptide MORE! That is all.

It’s dark and I’m snuggled into something hard, my face buried in the nook of a warm, thick, delicious neck.

Moonlight steals through the hotel room window, and it feels like all those cool rays want to caress is the flesh of the large form besides mine. The perfectly muscular form I have been sleeping with for the past sixty-three days. My insides warm, and when I run my gaze down the length of his large, ripped body, I want to bury myself against him for the next decade until I don’t know where he begins…and I end. He. He who occupies my every thought, embodies my every desire. The man I live with, love with, laugh with, run with, train with.

He’s been called many things in twenty-six years, this man. Crazy. Dangerous. Hot. He’s been called sexy, bastard, asshole, beast, a combination of them all. Mercurial. Rogue. Rich. Cocky. But nobody had ever called him their love.

Until I did.

He lies naked in my bed, Remington Tate. “Riptide.” Two hundred plus pounds of pure lean muscle, manly tan, and raw animal appeal. His assistant, Pete, and his coach’s second, Riley, have been letting us sleep until ten on off season, but it still doesn’t seem like I can ever spend enough time with him.

The new Underground season begins tomorrow, and I will sorely miss having him all to myself. His training hours will hike up. His fights will be lined up to several a week. All this might not be a problem if he hadn’t completely spoiled me during the fall. Where there were no women screaming his name, begging him to fuck them. Where there was nothing but us. Me and my real.

I feel that ache inside me grow, coupled with those butterflies that appear every time I wake up next to him.

“Remington,” I whisper, running my hand up the muscled curve of his back. He’s prostate face down, one arm slung around my waist, heavy like lead, the other over his pillow, where his face is buried. I lift the arm around me and bring his fingers to my lips. “Remy,” I try again in a whisper, kissing his recently bruised knuckles.

His breathing is slow and even, and he doesn’t stir. The clock keeps advancing on the nightstand, every minute approaching the time Riley will knock on our door. Restless, I tug the sheet down his narrow hips, down his perfect buttocks, and toss it to his ankles by the end of the bed.

His breathing halts, then he shifts his head sideways with a grunt as he palpates my body and grabs my hipbone to drag me closer.

“Come here,” he murmurs, pulling me into him. He spoons me, engulfing me in his arms as he starts to nuzzle my neck. His teeth catch a piece of my skin and his tongue steals out to taste me. Need rushes through me, and I close my eyes, absorbing the feel of his arms around me, his lips nibbling me.

He’s so big, he makes me feel small and precious.

I love that he’s always up for sex. Sometimes even more than I can handle, and I end up hearing him taking a shower in the middle of the night. But he loves it when I’m this wet and eager, so I take his hand and slide it down my abdomen. He instantly delves his finger at the apex of my thighs—and then into me. His groan, thick with approval and lust and warm against the back of my ear, races through me.

His thumb makes a pass over my clit at the same time he moves his long finger in the way that makes me catch my breath in red-hot pleasure. He grazes his teeth along the shell of my ear, lightly biting as he tenderly murmurs, “You’re so ready.”

I toss my head back against his shoulder with a moan, twisting in search of his mouth. “Remington…”

“Turn around to me,” he says, his voice rumbling from deep in his chest.

I turn in his arms, and our eyes meet in the shadows. Love races through me at the sight of his drop-dead gorgeous face and the soft, tender smile he wears. His eyes, those electric blue eyes that make me breathless, are full of heat as he slips his finger back inside me and watches. His gaze is so liquid, it melts me even farther.

Twining my arms around his neck, I rock my hips to his touch, opening my lips under his delicious mouth. I need him so much. I need him to make love to me before we need to leave this bed and I have to spend ten hours of the day wanting him. I’ve been back for two months, and I still can’t get enough. I crave him like air, water.

His thumb enters me. I gasp and bite his shoulder, my sex clenching desperately around him.

Sensing my urgency, or maybe seeing I couldn’t possibly get any wetter, he rolls me under him and curls my leg around his hips, then he enters me. I gasp and claw my nails down his chest, shattered with sensations. “Ohhh,” I moan.

His eyes glow on my face. We say nothing else, but quiet grunts and moans in the dark, the mattress squeaking with his rocking motions. I’m so soaked I hear the slippery sound of him moving in me, big and hard and so penetrating, I feel him up to my heart.

He kisses my mouth, gently but fiercely, then he ducks to suck my breast, grabbing it up higher to his mouth, taking possession of it like it belongs to him. Licking, nipping, sucking, kissing. He whispers against my nipple, beautiful…perfect…mine…, and I burst open in an explosion of colors, hearing my name in a deep moan against my flesh as he comes.

When I fall limp under him, he props up on his elbows to spare me his weight, our chests heaving in rhythm. His eyes are dark and liquid in the moonlight, and as he brushes my hair back, my chest floods with heat.

I swear that I will never, ever, get used to the way he looks at me. He adores me with those blue eyes, up close and from afar.

I stare back at his beautiful face, his perfect jaw, the perfect curve of his smiling lips, smiling a dopey smile back at him. It’s not about sex with him. It’s about that other emotion I’m feeling for the first time in my life—and so is he.
I cup his scruffy jaw, run my fingers through his hair.

Tilting his head, he lands a dry kiss at the center of my palm, then buries his face in my neck and inhales contentedly. Easing his weight back down on me, his arms slide under my body, around my waist, and he shifts me so he doesn’t crush me, both of us struggling to calm down our breaths.

I wrap my arms around his waist and tuck my face into his neck, sighing.
I miss home sometimes. My family. I miss my best friend Melanie. But it will never compare to the way I missed him when I left. I can’t imagine ever leaving again.
Tomorrow I need to share my guy with the world, but right now, he’s mine, and as we drift off to sleep, he adjusts me against his body …letting me know I’m his.


*whew* I just needed a few minute to fan myself….

Wow! This scene just made me miss Riptide all over again. Thankfully, not too long now. A few more weeks and he’s back in the game!;)

Thank you so much to Katy Evans for sharing this to us. You can always stalk the lady, you know that right?

Check her out on her Website, her FB Page and follow her on Twitter (@authorkatyevans).

Watch out for an awesome giveaway later.

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Blogiversary Giveaway: MINE by Katy Evans


Another great giveaway as we continue our Blogiversary celebration.

Author Katy Evans is graciously offering a signed paperback copy of MINE.

All you have to do is leave a comment to enter. Open Internationally.

Giveaway will run till October 25th

Winner will be chosen by Random.org

**No purchase necessary**

Good luck!


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That’s what HE said…


That’s what HE said Thursday is a weekly meme hosted at Chapter Break, where you post a favorite line from your book boyfriend to his heroine….

**Warning! Graphic language**

I think I’ll pick two today to share.

First up how about something from Real by Katy Evans?

Remy to Brooke: “Why’d you want to have sex with me? To have a f*cking adventure? What was I supposed to be? Your one-night-f*cking stand? I’m every woman’s adventure, damn you, and I don’t want to be yours. I want to be your f*cking REAL. You get that? If I f*ck you, I want you to belong to me. To be mine. I want you to give yourself to me—not Riptide!”

and secondly how about one from This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas?

Jesse to Ava: “Just tell me one thing before you leave, Ava.” His voice prickles at my senses… His face is serious, but still stunning. “How loud do you think you’ll scream when I fuck you?”

Alpha males?!? O you bet! :)

Tamie Xo

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Illustrated Temptations: MINE by Katy Evans



Yesterday was an EPIC release day of MINE by Katy Evans. I FLOVED this series and I FHEART Katy Evans, so let me show you a PREVIEW of the book through my pic quotes. ;)

This is not a review but I wanted to share my thoughts about it…

RIPTIDE is the man!!!

I FLOVED this series!!! This is the definition of a PERFECTLY IMPERFECT STORY. It is raw, REAL, intense, emotional, sexy hot as hell, totally consuming…etc etc etc.

I never want Remy and Brooke’s story to be over but I am happy how Katy outdid herself with the ending of MINE and with the whole story. I am so emotionally captivated by R&B’s story. The level of intensity of the scenes where perfectly written that made you want to crawl inside the book. I was mentally stoked. For me it’s a good thing. It’s not everyday you get to encounter such great story that will drive you crazy and would make you want to stay up all night just to finish it coz you don’t want to miss a single thing. You thought and realize what was happening and you were like “Fucking hell no no no no!!!!” only to find out at the end that you were wrong on what you assumed.

THAT kind of writing is THE BEST! Wait until you read Tamie’s review on our Blog Tour post.

READ IT and be acquainted with REMINGTON and BROOKE’s unbelievably beautiful love story!!!!











Wooooot! Get your copy now! Oh wait, make sure you start with Book 1–REAL before starting this awesome book!


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Ohhh… This is just a PREVIEW but of course I’m rating it!!! ;)


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Blog Tour-Tamie Reviews: Mine by Katy Evans


The synopsis:

He’s mine, and I’m his. Our love is all-consuming, powerful,
imperfect, and real…

In the international bestseller REAL, the unstoppable bad boy of the Underground fighting circuit finally met his match. Hired to keep him in prime condition, Brooke Dumas unleashed a primal desire in Remington “Riptide” Tate as vital as the air he breathes… and now he can’t live without her.

Brooke never imagined she would end up with the man who is every woman’s dream, but not all dreams end happily ever after, and just when they need each other the most, she is torn away from his side. Now with distance and darkness between them, the only thing left is to fight for the love of the man she calls MINE.

Before I begin my review I want to share something with you. I had the pleasure of meeting Katy this summer at Book Bash in Orlando. Before I introduced myself I watched how she interacted with a few people, and I have to tell you how nice it was to observe someone who truly seemed to be enjoying meeting people. Katy is one of those people who you instantly connect with. She’s warm, friendly, open, and makes you feel like you’ve known her a while. She may be small of stature but she’s got a huge personality.

My review:

Mine by Katy Evans starts out with a bang. I was immediately drawn back into the world of Remy and Brooke in such a forceful way that it was difficult to stop reading. I made myself do just that a few times, because this story is so powerful and intense. The love between Remy and Brooke is powerful and intense. It’s raw and passionate. It’s possessive and carnal. It’s everything!

When I finished reading Mine…the first thing I thought was…how in the hell can I possibly write a review that will even come close to adequately expressing how much I loved this story?!? How can I possibly put into words how utterly captivating this book is?!? The truth is I don’t know if I can.

Remy is almost undefinable. The heart this man has while being a complete Alpha is amazing. The struggle he endures with his mental illness is both heartbreaking and courageous. I think as someone who has struggled with chronic depression for 20+ years myself, this story means so much to me on a personal level, and I am deeply grateful to Katy for writing it. I don’t go black and blue in the same way Remy does, but I absolutely understand the crushing hopelessness and the feeling of not deserving what every person deserves…love and acceptance.

Brooke is a heroine that I admire. She sees the man for what he really is. Not just a fighter. Not a crazy person. She understands what Remy doesn’t for the longest time…that he is worthy.  She understands that life with him won’t be easy, but she knows with every fiber of her being that they belong together. They are each other’s air, lifeblood, and soul mate on every level.

This is a beautiful and sometimes painful story to read, but it’s a story that should ultimately leave you feeling hopeful and glad. You will laugh and cry. You will be drawn in by the passion. The love scenes are scorching, and the comparison of Lion and Lioness are PERFECT. The music that Remy and Brooke share with each other as an expression of their love adds both to the story and to the characters.

This amazing book gets my highest praise and recommendation. I said it earlier but I must say it again. Katy I am deeply grateful for this gift you have shared with us.

My rating for Mine by Katy Evans:

5+ BIG, BEAUTIFUL, FLOVED it hearts!

**I received this as an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Honestly, it’s crazy good**

A little later today you won’t want to miss my interview with Katy and the chance to enter a fabulous giveaway!

Buy Links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Mine-The-REAL-series-ebook/dp/B00D0MZXCA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383594313&sr=8-1&keywords=katy+evans+mine

Tamie Xo

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Tamie Interviews: KATY EVANS!!!!!!!! (Plus an amazing GIVEAWAY)

I’m so pleased to share my interview of Katy Evans with you today…

 What inspires you in your writing and in your life?
Music, life, books, but more than anything, love. I just love that emotion, the falling in love, the being in love, it inspires every one of my stories!
 You write a character that suffers from a mental illness which isn’t something we often see as readers. Why did you decide to write Remy this way? What has the reaction been like both good and bad?
Well, when I met him, he was already just as he is, so it wasn’t planned, it was just a part of him when I conjured him. Mental illness is a topic that is very dear to me, and I admire everyone who has experience with it, either personal, or through loved ones. He evokes positive reactions in people. Why wouldn’t he? He lives with a condition he strives to overcome through a healthy living, and whether someone would make a different choice or not is not the point of the story. The point of the story is that we all, as human beings, deserve to love and be loved, and I think that’s what Remy proves most of all.
 What was your reaction when you found out you’d been signed to a major publisher? Do you remember where you were and what you were doing when you got the news?
Well I wasn’t certain that was the route to go at first, since being Indie is so wonderful! However, my agent, Amy Tannenbaum, is very smart, and she encouraged me to take the leap, so when she paired me up with the amazing people at Gallery Books, including the lovely publisher Jen and my editor, Adam, I really could not resist joining such a great team!
 What’s been most surprising to you as an author since Real was published?
The entire year has been a surprise, so I can’t even pick a single surprise. But I AM very surprised and feel very blessed with the wonderful people Real has brought into my life.
What’s something you can share with our readers that might surprise them to know about you?
Hmm, I was a virgin when I married? :)
Fast and Furious
 What’s your favorite curse word?
 Leather or lace?
E-reader or print book?
print book
 Favorite song, color, flavor, scent?
Iris, red, sweet, and rain
 Flirty or dirty?
 Kisses- Long, slow, and deep… or short, fast, and hard?
long, slow, and deep
 Favorite book and character not your own?
Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights. So tortured, so dark, love him
Salty or sweet?
 Dream vacation?
Anywhere with my hubby and our two chickens
 What book are you reading right now?
I’m hoping to read Allegiant this week to conclude with my Divergent series addiciton :)
Thanks for having me, TAMIE!!

Thanks for being here Katy. We heart YOU HARD!!!!!

Katy has an amazing giveaway on Rafflecopter for you. Click here to enter.

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Man Candy Monday: Remy from the Real series by Katy Evans


We all love book boyfriends, so Man Candy Monday is all about sharing the love…and the hot guys around by letting everyone know the book boyfriend you have been swooning over this last week, and why!

My Man Candy Monday choice is Remington “Riptide” Tate from the Real series by Katy Evans. Remy is all Alpha male in the extreme. He’s an Underground fighter who keeps his body hot and in perfect shape through conditioning  and healthy eating. I have tried to find my perfect Remy for a very long time…and have failed. There are however tons of pictures I’ve seen that could be definite possibilities…so I’m going to treat you to those. If I ever do find just one man who can represent Remy…I’ll let you know…til then…


Now here’s a couple that were sent to me on twitter…

From Nicola 

From Patty 

All of those are perfectly yummy don’t you think?!?

If you have a perfect Remy leave me a comment and feel free to link pictures with it. Remember…sharing is caring :)

Tamie Xo

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Blog Tour Review and Giveaway: Remy by Katy Evans


The synopsis:

Underground fighter Remington Tate is a mystery, even to himself. His mind is dark and light, complex and enlightening. At times his actions and moods are carefully measured, and at others, they spin out of control.

Through it all, there’s been one constant: wanting, needing, loving, and protecting Brooke Dumas. This is his story; from the first moment he laid eyes on her and knew, without a doubt, she would be the realest thing he’s ever had to fight for.

My review:

HOLY CRAP! This book is HOT…as in read this book in an ice cold tub of water, or while standing over an a/c vent. Seriously people…Katy Evans knows how to write fabulous heat, and there’s the perfect amount in Remy. That’s only one of the reasons to read this book though.

I’ve said it before and I’ll probably say it again…I love reading the male POV. I love being able to get inside their head…to know what they were thinking…feeling…experiencing. Remy incorporates both Real and Mine, but does it in a way that feels new. He stole my heart in the first book, but there are things that become so much clearer when you read it from Remy’s perspective.

I know some people wonder if a book that retells a story is really worth it or not. I, for one say hell yes when it’s told well, and imparts new information. This one does just that which is why I’m giving it a huge recommendation for you to read it.

My rating for Remy by Katy Evans:

A still swooning 5!

There’s an awesome giveaway you can enter here

Buy Links:


Amazon UK 

Barnes and Noble 

About the author:

Hey! I’m Katy Evans and I love family, books, life, and love. I’m married with two children and three dogs and spend my time baking, walking, writing, reading, and taking care of my family. Thank you for spending your time with me and picking up my story. I hope you had an amazing time with it, like I did. If you’d like to know more about books in progress, look me up on the Internet, I’d love to hear from you!

Website: www.katyevans.net

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Katy-Evans/521052267929550

Twitter: https://twitter.com/authorkatyevans

Email: authorkatyevans@gmail.com

**This book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review, and honestly I love Remy**

Tamie Xo

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WINNER: REMY Audiobook by Katy Evans

Valentine’s Week: Update from the Tates (The Real series by Katy Evans) + Giveaway


We have mad love for Katy Evans and of course Remington Tate from the Real series…one of our forever book boyfriends. We’re super excited to share an Update from the Tates…










Check out the REAL Series


Purchase Link:




**Stalk the Author**

Facebook PAGE
Twitter @authorkatyevans


Katy Evans has offered a giveaway. You could win an ebook copy of one of her books (winner’s choice).

Open internationally.

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment below.

The giveaway will run until Feb. 17th.

**No purchase necessary**

Thank you so much to Katy Evans.


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Giveaway Winner: REAL Series by Katy Evans

5 Reasons to FLOVE Book Boyfriends!!!


I love talking about my book boyfriends and there are sooooooooooo many of them to talk about. They run the gamut in looks, ages, careers, mannerisms, lifestyles, etc. That in and of itself is one reason to love them. Variety is the spice of life you know…at least where book boyfriends are concerned.

Now let’s look at 5 other reasons…

1)  They don’t care if you’re dressed to the nines, or hanging out in your jammies with no makeup on. They think you’re beautiful no matter what and they don’t hesitate to let you know that. They like a woman with curves and are just fine with a little bit of junk in your trunk…more to squeeze, grip, grope and fondle.

2) They have a way with words. Whether it’s sweet talking or dirty talking the very best book boyfriends are never at a loss. They may not always say what you want to hear, but when they do…they do it right! They can melt your panties off one minute then melt your heart the next. Some are quick with the I love you’s while others make you wait for it, but eventually they will say those three magical words…and mean it.

3) Let’s talk about oral sex and book boyfriends. These guys are generous to a fault when it comes to doling out that particular pleasure. They enjoy doing it, and they do it well. They take their time, and they change things up…they lick, nibble, nip, tongue, kiss, blow on, suck…well you get the picture…they feast as if it were the yummiest dessert ever. Not that they don’t appreciate being on the receiving end mind you, but book boyfriends generally make sure you get yours…and often.

4) Sex in general is pretty much guaranteed to be mind-blowing with these guys, and the biggest reason is because they’re all about making sure that they take care of satisfying YOU. They’re always available and ready. It doesn’t matter whether it’s day or night. Occasionally, they take their pleasure first, but they never fail to make sure you are well taken care of. Let’s not forget the endurance and stamina of these guys either. They can go hard and fast, or nice and slow, and when you’re really lucky sometimes you’ll get a combination. Once you’re finished…you may not be finished at all…book boyfriends are exceedingly generous and able to move onto round two, or three more often than not and pretty damn quickly too.

5) Besides loving you completely and giving you the best sex imaginable book boyfriends are quite protective. Some do it fiercely while others are a bit more subtle. Either way they have your back at all times. They won’t abide anyone mistreating you ever. Heaven help the poor fools who make the mistake of causing you pain in any way. Retribution will likely be swift, and may well be over the top, but hey…you’re worth it.

Hmmm…well that’s 5 but I’m not quite finished so just consider this a bonus ;)

Book boyfriends actually like to spend quality time with you whether it’s alone time at home, date nights, or hanging out with good friends. They are also pretty damn magnanimous when it comes to gift giving…sometimes it’s outrageously expensive and sometimes it’s very simple and heartfelt. Regardless, it’s just one more way to show you how much he cares.

So…did I miss anything important? Let me know in the comments if I did :)

Tamie Xo

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Tantalizing Tuesdays: My REMY inspired Boyfriends


Hey peeps! We need varieties in this *HOT* Tuesday aftee.lol I just realized how much I miss Remy. You know that guy they call “Riptide”?!? Don’t kid me that you don’t know him. He’s my number 1 fighter! Wooot! You can check him out in REAL by Katy Evans.

So now let’s have some yummylicious-fighter-like eye candy to stare at…











Love it?

Do you have any sexy fighter-book-boyfriend that you would like to share with us? *wink*

Ooopps missed this last pic…



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Illustrated Temptations: My Number 1 Fighter – RIPTIDE!



“And nowwww, ladies and gentlemen, the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Our reigning champion, the defender, the one and only, Remington RIPTIDE!!!”


Gosh, this is bad. I have it really, really bad. I miss this guy so much! I’m sure I’ve got a number of other teasers that I haven’t featured on this post yet. And before you proceed you might wanna go back and check my Tantalizing Tuesdays since it’s kinda related with REMY. *wink*

Anyways, I hope you enjoy checking out these awesome illustrations from (book 1) REAL, (book 2) MINE, and (book 3) REMY by KATY EVANS.














I can’t wait for Katy Evan‘s upcoming book ROGUE, I’ve heard the man–Greyson King is just as intense. Whew! Coming out on July 29th this year.

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Saturday Rewind with Tamie and Elena…(4/12)


Welcome to Saturday Rewind with Tamie and Elena. Check out what caught our attention this past week and what we’re looking forward to…

Elena: Easter is almost here and am I the only one that thinks that time is running too fast, Tamie? We’re almost half way through 2014…Just wow! This year is being great as far as books go, though…So many awesome books came out these past months and so many other GREAT novels will be released! It feels like Christmas, doesn’t it? ;) Mary Whitney, Author of Beside Your Heart and Disclosure of The Heart, has a new book that came out this week: Forever Your Heart. I love these series (you can find my reviews of the first two books here and here ) and I can’t wait to start this one, especially because it’s from Adam’s POV **swoony sigh** You can purchase it on Amazon.

Tamie: I have to agree that time seems to be flying by, Elena. The weekends go at warp speed tho ;) This IS a great year for books. I’ve gained some new favorite authors, and have read some fabulous books thanks to authors I already love. One of the new releases this week is from Kristen Ashley. I adore her books, and her newest, The Will, is no exception. I power read it the last couple of days when I wasn’t at work, and it’s fanfreakingtastic. This is not a surprise for any KA fan. Since it’s the beginning of a new series it would be a great time to try her if you haven’t already. I’m looking forward to reading Forever Your Heart very soon.

Elena: I’ve never read anything by Kristen Ashley but I want to start soon. From your reviews, the books sound amazing!

Also, JA Redmerski is hosting a wonderful giveaway on her site that you won’t want to miss! You can enter the chance to win a BOOK NECKLACE of The Edge of Never. The giveaway ends in three days, so hurry up! ;)

Another Author that we love here on Bookish Temptations is Kahlen Aymes. Her new book, Confessions After Dark , will come out April 14th! It’s the second book in the After Dark series, and I’ll be reviewing it April 22nd for the blog tour. In the meantime, Angel After Dark is up for only 0.99 $ on Amazon till Confessions After Dark is released. So if you haven’t checked it out yet, now’s the time to do it!

Tamie: Tomorrow begins our discussion of Clipped Wings by Helena Hunting. I’m really looking forward to everybody’s reaction to this awesome book, so look for the post in the afternoon and join in the fun!!! This is one of those kinds of books that I’ll be reading over and over again. It’s the kind of book where you say to yourself…I wanna marry this book, or the author that wrote it. Since I can’t do either of those things I’ll just have to content myself with talking about it :) Also, you can still enter the fabulous giveaway from Helena for a chance to win one of 3 signed copies. It ends at midnight tonight. Click here to enter.

Elena: Exactly, Tamie! I can’t wait to start discussing this book with you and our awesome readers :)

Tamie: This week was the one year anniversary of another favorite series and author. It’s hard to believe a year has passed since Real by Katy Evans was published. If you visit The Book Hookup blog here you can read a bonus birthday scene that is awesome, and there’s also a giveaway you can enter. There’s also an extended ending  to Real that you can read here.

Thanks for joining us today. Have a great Saturday!

Tamie and Elena

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