Mercy by Debra Anastasia…

Title: MercyAuthor: Debra Anastasia

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: August 21, 2017




He taught me to kill. Murder is in my blood now. It runs through my veins and though I hide the monster I see in the mirror with ink, it doesn’t keep him from coming out.


My street name is Mercy, but I never show any. Except for her. I watch Becca, though she doesn’t know. She saved me a long time ago; the day my father killed my mother. Her bravery turned her into a target.


My father holds a grudge and knife with the same proficiency, and Becca is the focus of his hatred. And I’m the only monster who can save her.






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Debra Anastasia likes to write from her heart, her soul or her butt. The genres she dabbles in are examples of that. There are two paranormal romances in the Seraphim Series and now four contemporary romances in the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood Series and a stand alone in the same genre, Mercy. Fire Down Below and Fire in the Hole, Booty Camp Dating Service and Beast complete her comedy repertoire. The Revenger, a dark paranormal romance, is finally in the light, and the last, a novella called Late Night with Andres, is special because 100% of the proceeds go to breast cancer research. 


Debra lives in Maryland with her two kids, husband of twenty years and two dogs. The king of the house is clearly the tuxedo cat that is the size of a small donkey. Find about her latest adventures on












Mercy by Debra Anastasia 

I received an ARC for an honest review.

I was one page into this book when I realized this book was going to take me on a journey. These books are the best kind of books! It starts with a little boy with his abusive father and a fire cracker little girl that tries to rescue him. Reading heroes that are born that way is amazing!
Ok, I’m only 7% in and Fenix and Becca are such complex characters. I love them!!
18% in and I’m so moved I feel like I might cry. I don’t want to give anything away, but when the nun quoted the Bible and how whatever you do unto the least you do unto God, just wow. I’m loving this book! 
I just read the hottest first kiss that I have ever read. It’s how every first kiss should be…now I’m going to have to look up every book by Debra Anastasia and read them all!!!
As amazing and sweet and all consuming as as the love between Nix and Becca is, the friendship between Animal and Bones is just as special. It’s so beautiful to see their devotion to one another. I have to now beg…BEG, please Debra, can I call you Debra, please write Animal’s story. I want to get to know him better. 
I just finished this book! This amazing book! With these beautiful characters! Then I see that Animal’s story is coming out next! 
This book will not disappoint you. It’s the kind of book that you want to read when you are at your freshest because you want to absorb it all. 
This is definitely going to be a re read!!!
Rating 1-5

  • Swoonworthy-5
  • Page turner-5
  • Funny-5
  • Likable characters-5
  • Angst-2
  • Would recommend -5!!!

Different this time by Tess McCallum

I received an ARC for an honest review.
This is a second chance kind of romance. It was a nice beach read. I always feel bad when couple lose so many years together because of being misinformed. It makes me sad. However, in the end we have our happily ever after and all is good.

Beyond the edge of reason by Ellie Danes and Katie Kyler

I received an ARC for an honest review.
I love writing reviews as I’m reading the book, because my impression, either positive or negative is fresh. 

I have to be honest, I’m 10% into this book, and I feel like I walked into the middle of a movie. I thought maybe this was part of a series, and it is but I received all 4 parts. So…I’m confused. 

Well…hopefully I can figure out what’s going on soon.
Ok, so I just realized that book 4 was the first book! Ugh! 

Anyway I liked the story. The characters were likable. I hate that I read the end before the rest. It kind of ruined it for me. But I’m sure it would have been a great book if I read it correctly. 

Our first dance by P. Nelson

I received an ARC for an honest review.

Calla and Flynn are an interesting pair. Calla is a psychiatrist interviewing for a job at Flynn’s D/s club, to evaluate members. They are both in the lifestyle and there is palpable attraction between them from the beginning. Ok… let the games begin! This book was a walk through the BDSM life style. It was a fun, highly erotic read that ended on a cliff hanger!!! Book 2 can’t come quick enough!

  • Swoonworthy-4
  • Steamy-5
  • Loyal -4
  • Likable-4
  • Would recommend-4

Balance Check by M. E. Carter

I received an ARC for an honest review. 

This is book 2. Book one ends on a cliff hanger where Greg is forced to separate from Elena because his crazy ex up and left an he has to go to be with his daughter.

Is this book good? Are these books worth you time? Will these new characters add a smile to your heart and become life long literary friends?

The answer is yes, yes, and yes. I read this book in hours…I couldn’t put it down. It was just that sweet. My 8 year old wanted to watch Wheel of fortune while cuddling. I loved it, but of course my kindle was out and my friends were right there with me. I know I sound crazy but I swear I’m not. It’s just, I haven’t read a lot of books about the big and small things that happen when you are at the stage of life when kids are everywhere. When your relationship with your significant other is intertwined with…life. I loved it! 

Rating 1-5

  • Swoonworthy-5
  • Funny-5
  • Sweet-5
  • Angst-2
  • Likable characters-5
  • Would recommend-5

Getting a Grip by M. E. Carter

I received an ARC for an honest review.
The opening scene is two best friends clothes shopping. I related to these women immediately. Both had body image problems. Both were commiserating the highs and lows of mother hood and for the one friend, the intricacies of being a wife for a long time. I felt for Elena, our heroin of the the story. She is shopping for a dress for her three year olds birthday party. Her cheating ex husband is bringing the tramp he left Elena for, and married. Then she meets Greg. This super adorable single dad is smitten with Elena right away. They take their relationship slowly. This story is so sweet. Then about three quarters of the way through, they are together. Like together together. And that is when we see a mans poor body image. I’ve very rarely read a book like this, but it’s great to watch them encourage each other.

Annnnd, warning, it ends on a cliff hanger. This was seriously such a heart warming read! Now on to book 2!

Rating 1-5

  • Swoonworthy-5
  • Loyal-5
  • Funny-5
  • Likable characters-5
  • Angst-2
  • Would recommend-5

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