December 30, 2017

FMR 2017 Year In Review

In 2017 FMR Book Grind has reviewed 379 BOOKS! So, we wanted to do something fun and pick some of our favorite books we read this year. Some are new, some backlist but we read them and loved them! We picked some categories along with our favorite books from 2017! Hope you enjoy and find a new book to read!

As bookworms, we all love a pretty cover and these were some of our favorites!

Love My Way by Kate Sterritt

A Real Man Series by Jenika Snow

Logan by Jay McLean

Xerox by Esther E Schmidt

Train Wreck by T. Gephart

We all love the nitty, gritty stories about the MC's and these make the list as FMR's favorites!

The Hades Hangmen Series by Tillie Cole
Especially Damnable Grace

Lucky's Choice by Jamie Begley

Hyde's Absolution by Nina Levine

Love is Love and these are our favorite books that prove it!

Harmless by Nicole Edwards

Hear Me Out by Lila Rose

Strong Enough by Melanie Harlow and David Romanov

You ever find a book and then yell at your friends for not tell you to read their books sooner??? Yeah, happens to us too! These are all authors that we discovered and fell in love with this year! 

Sara Ney

Lani Lynn Vale
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Meghan March

Jessica Prince

Esther E Schmidt

These are our "OMG" books! Those stories that leave your head spinning and picking your jaw up off the floor! 

Whispers and the Roars by K. Webster

Damnable Grace by Tillie Cole

Sinful Empire by Meghan March
*must read series in order*

Fallen Crest High by Tijan

Sick Fux by Tillie Cole

These are those books that you are warned against reading in public. Strange looks and all when you bust out laughing!

How To Date A Douchebag: The Learning Hours by Sara Ney

Twisted Twosome by Meghan Quinn

Stupid Love by Kirsty Dallas

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Let's Get Textual by Teagan Hunter

For all those sport lovers, these came in as our favorites! You get everything from rugby, wrestling, baseball and football!

The Cad and the Co-Ed by Penny Reid and LH Cosway

How To Date A Douchebag: The Learning Hours by Sara Ney

The Player by K. Bromberg

The Perfect Game by J. Sterling

The Rivalry by Nikki Sloane

These are our favorite nail biting, edge of your seat reads! They leaving you guessing on what will happen next!

The Outliers by TM Frazier

#Nerd by Cambria Hebert

The Watcher by Bella Jewel

Finding Peace by Maryann Jordan

Beneath the Truth by Meghan March

Be prepared to have a box of tissues handy when you read these Ugly Cry books! 

The Hard Truth About Sunshine by Sawyer Bennett

A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole

Behind The Bars by Brittainy C Cherry

The Flight of Hope by HJ Bellus

Damnable Grace by Tillie Cole
*series must be read in order*

AND the big one for last!!!! These are our favorite books from 2017. It's always hard to pick just one favorite but these are the books that just blew us away and we are constantly recommending to others! So, if you need a book to read, you wont be disappointed with one of these! 


Drumline by Stacy Kestwick

The Gravity of Us by Brittainy C Cherry

Damnable Grace by Tillie Cole
*series must be read in order*

Spider by Ilsa Madden Mills

With my Whole Heart Marialisa Demora

Nineteen Letters by Jodi Perry

The Day She Cried by K. Webster

We hope you enjoyed the list and found some new books to read! Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2018! 
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December 28, 2017

Carnival by Jane Harvey-Berrick • RELEASE DAY BLITZ & REVIEW

Empty inside, cold in his heart, Zef turned to whisky and drugs to fill the void.

Instead, he ended up with a prison sentence and a new determination to get clean and make something of his life.

Since his release, Zef has been on the road, finding his spiritual home with a traveling carnival and working as a motorcycle stunt rider.

Live fast, live hard, keep moving.

He doesn’t want to be tied down to anyone or anything. Fiercely loyal, the only people he cares about are his brother and his carnie family.

Until a crazy girl who’s run away to join the circus crashes into his world.
But now his old life is catching up with him, and Zef has to choose a new road.

A standalone story, and the last one in the TRAVELING SERIES.

Free via Kindle Unlimited

Review by: Gina

It's always bittersweet when a series comes to an end especially one that you have read from the very beginning. But one thing I know is that the author did a beautiful job on wrapping it up. There may have been a few sniffles and few tears shed but it did make my heart full. 

I thought the story was fantastic. How the heroine was introduced to the story was fantastic. It was something I wasn't expecting at all! Then her backstory was so intriguing. I just loved it! There were a few elements to the story that didn't appeal to me, but minor details. Overall, it was a fabulous story, well written, had a nice flow. The character development was there! This can be read as a standalone but you really don't want to miss out on reading the first three books. This book and the whole series is really great!  

4.5 Stars 

It wouldn’t have been so bad if I’d landed on my good leg, but I didn’t, and the pain was so intense, my vision went black and all I knew was deafening silence.

I woke up a few seconds later wondering if I’d died and gone to Heaven, because the view was pretty damn good and surely an Angel was watching over me. But as my vision cleared, I realized that Sara was on her knees in the dirt next to me. I think she was screaming, but my ears were ringing so badly, I couldn’t tell.

“…call an ambulance?”

I struggled to sit up, but she held me down by my shoulders.


Kes was next to me, lifting my visor carefully.

“Wait for the paramedics, man.”

Flames of pain were running up from my ankle to my thigh.

“I think I fucked up my knee again,” I groaned.

“Does anything else hurt?”

“Only my pride,” I lied.

Kes grinned and I heard Tucker’s relieved laugh behind me. I squinted up at him.

“Everyone else okay?”

“Yeah, Zef,” he grinned. “We’re all good. You certainly gave the crowd their money’s worth. Can you do that again?”

Then Sara screamed at him.

“Shut up! Shut up! He could have died! He’s hurt! He’s really hurt, and you’re just making a big joke of it!”

And then she burst into tears.

Tucker’s mouth dropped open, stunned into silence. I saw Kes gesturing to Aimee to take Sara away.

“No! I’m not leaving him!”

And she flung herself across my body, gasping and crying. I thought she was going to have a complete meltdown when the paramedics tried to pull her off me.

“Sara, honey,” I gritted out while my whole body felt like it had been run over by a charging rhino, “they’ll do a much better job of getting me onto a stretcher if you climb off of me now.”


She stumbled back, wiping her eyes and nose as I helped the paramedics get me onto the stretcher.

The crowd was on their feet, expressions of interest or horror, depending on how macabre they liked their shows, so I gave them a quick wave and heard applause and cries of relief.

“We’ll see you at the hospital,” Kes called after me.

I gave him a thumbs up, then relaxed back on the stretcher, my knee throbbing like a mofo. Sara was walking next to me, still crying, so I lifted up my gloved hand and she clung onto it as if it would save her from drowning.

But waking up and seeing her sweet face, thinking it felt like Heaven, I wondered if I was the one who was drowning.

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Panty Snatcher by Chelsea Camaron • RELEASE & REVIEW BLITZ

Title: Panty Snatcher
Author: Chelsea Camaron
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 30, 2017

I don't do call backs.
I don't do commitments.
I am Zane Collier, player, manwhore, and bachelor for life.
My friends made a bet. One, I refuse to lose.
Regardless of the history Sawyer and I share, I'll remain the one hit wonder for life.
I am the panty snatcher.
So why can't I get hers?
***This is a small town, second chance, stand alone romance that is a fast paced short story. If insta-attraction, insta-lust, insta-love, and insta-ever after aren't your thing then this isn't the book for you. If it is then, prepare yourself to meet Zane, and wish this Panty Snatcher would snatch yours!!***

Review by: Flavia 

Despite the fact that this book was like seriously I think like 50pages long. I enjoyed it.

Zane and Sawyer was high school sweethearts, but when they graduated and started college Sawyer broke up with Zane as she wanted to experience life. 
Now she is back at home looking after her mother as she was in an accident. Zane even though he was a kind of a man-whore (hence the name panty snatcher) he couldn't move on from Sawyer and now that she is back he won’t let her get away again.

A very short hot steamy read, with a seriously hot guy that will have you drooling at the mouth.

As well as some sneak previews of a future release! 😊

4 Stars 

Chelsea Camaron is a small town Carolina girl with a big imagination. She is a wife and mom chasing her dreams. She writes contemporary romance, erotic suspense, and psychological thrillers. She loves to write blue-collar men who have real problems with a fictional twist. From mechanics to bikers to oil riggers to smokejumpers, bar owners, and beyond, she loves a strong hero who works hard and plays harder.


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