Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Interview: Boss's Orders: Flirting with Friends by Kelliea Ashley

Hello, I'm Lizzie Schwep from Boss's Orders. My author, Kelliea Ashley has tagged me to answer these interview questions. She thinks I'm more interesting. Really? She created me. =)
Angels or Demons –I would have to say Angels might be a bit tedious. I imagine they would always have to be right with no room for the gray areas. Kind of the way I thought my former boss liked things. Boy, was I wrong. I'd have to go with Demons because they seem more my style.

Vampires or Shifters – Shifters. I would hate to feel like someone's food supply. If anyone's doing the biting, I'd prefer it to be me.

Left or Right –Both. I'm not the kind of woman who likes being put in a box. Give me wondrous variety, and lots of it.

Up or Down –Again, breaking the mold, but both. Life has to be like a rollercoaster with ups and downs, otherwise we wouldn't feel anything, we'd just be flat. No one likes flat. *winks*

Pizza or Pasta –Pasta. I make a mean spaghetti sauce.

Coffee or Tea – Coffee. This girl needs the morning cup to function.

Coke or Pepsi – Neither, I'm an orange soda fan.

YA or Adult – Adult. No contest. When I read a story I want it to be exciting and titillating.

Knives or Guns – Knives have many uses, whereas a gun can only be used to kill or maim. Knives can dice and slice meat or veggies, and even cut through silk bonds when one ties them too tightly.

Reading or Writing – Reading.

Facebook or Twitter- Facebook. I love the funny sayings and pics on my friend's Facebook accounts.

Thanks for having me here, but I really must get back to my ex-boss/demanding love.

Kelliea Ashley knew at a young age that she wanted to be a writer. She has finally found a home at Breathless Press writing the genres she loves to read. A nominee for 2013's RONE Award for Paranormal Romance and winner of Breathless Press's Best of 2013 Contemporary Romance, she is happily following her dream. If you would like to contact her, you can do so by using the following links. Kelliea loves to hear from readers and reviewers alike.

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Boss's Orders: Flirting with Friends
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What's a girl to do when her hot boss makes her his emergency contact? Why follow orders and kiss his pain away, of course. 

Lizzie Schwep has fought her attraction to Brian Monroe for three long years, but when an accident leaves him in need of some tender loving care she finds herself ready to toss in the towel. 

Brian Monroe is comfortable being the boss. He's avoided a messy situation by keeping hands off his sexy assistant, but when he's suddenly dependent on Lizzie, he finds himself tempted to break all the rules and follow her every order.


"My panties are not in a twist." He insisted roughly. "I know we've had this argument before, but those guys were memorizing your ass in those too-tight jeans while you were bent over."

Oh, so that was what got him so pissy. Interesting.
"So?" She wanted to laugh, but kept her face straight as she envisioned steam escaping his ears.

"You really don't mind being ogled by a bunch of sweaty movers?" He eyed her tight gray T-shirt once more.

"I'm flattered."

"Flattered! Are you so hard-up for male attention that you look for trouble like that?"

"Trouble? Seriously? They were harmless men." She scowled at him and got up to grab the bag of bedding she had purchased for the twin bed. "As for needing attention, every woman likes male attention." Irritation grew as he continued to glare at her while she made the bed.

"And how dare you insult me about liking it, when every woman you've dated since I met you earns their living by sashaying their asses in front of men and cameras?" She snapped the top sheet with excess energy and began tucking it under at the foot. "Talk about a hypocrite, Brian baby."

"Eaves-dropping were you?" He actually grinned at her and she blew her hair out of her eyes. It had escaped her loose bun while she was beating the sheets into place.

"Why do you date women who are more concerned with their diets than with you? Oh, that's right! Because they have size two bodies and point two IQ's."

"You pay a lot of attention to my sex life, Schwep. Should I be worried about you becoming a stalker?" He laughed outright as she sputtered.

"You should be so lucky, Monroe."

Review: The Winter Long by Seanan McGuire

The Winter Long
Release Date: September 2, 2014
Publisher: DAW
October Daye Book #8
ISBN:   0756408083
ISBN13: 9780756408084
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Publisher
Toby thought she understood her own past; she thought she knew the score.

She was wrong.

It's time to learn the truth.

Short blurb. Let's just say she's back and she's crazy good as usual! With each book, October is able to find out more and more about herself and her family. THE WINTER LONG dives even further into not only Toby's past but also another firstborn is revealed and it throws just about everyone into a tailspin. There is a ton of action in book 8, a few twists and some near death experiences. Toby's fae powers continue to grow and her posse of loved ones are always on her side to help her through any situation she seems to find herself in.

It's been interesting watching the relationships October has with certain people grow and cease to exist with others.When the going gets tough you find out who your real friend are and Toby's life gets tough very often. I love how the relationship between Toby and Tybalt has grown and I absolutely LOVED the ending of THE WINTER LONG. I can't wait to see how their decisions play out.

I absolutely love that we don't get cliff hangers from this series(Too much love?). The author does a great job of wrapping up the storyline for each book while still getting us to want more. Just when you think you know the score she changes it up just a tad bit to get you all excited about what's to come. The October Daye series has a permanent spot on my bookshelf so as long as Seanan keeps writing, I will keep reading.

I gave it 4/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.