May 02, 2017

























I followed my best friend to London thinking it would be an adventure full of excitement and bright lights, only to find myself in a shitty little corner of the city. 

I'm now immersed in a world of bad boys and dirty fights. 

My saviour complex is stretching to Finn West. He's dark, mysterious, grouchy, and a fighter. I can't help but want to push his buttons and see if I can crack that surly frown into a smile. 

Maybe the connection I feel with him is real, or perhaps it's just the fanatical imaginings of a lonely girl, wanting a lonely boy. After all, who wants to be alone?


I just want to be left alone, stick to my routine, but no. Hope McGrath sure as hell can't let that happen. 

I like order, control, I need it. She's like a tornado of sheer chaos, trying to rock my very structured life on it's foundations. She annoys the shit out of me on a daily basis, but somehow, I've come to enjoy her dragging me to her weekly bingo outings. 

No matter how gnarly I am, she always comes back for more with her long legs and her loud mouth. 

I don't need her in my life, even if I find myself thinking about her, her lips, her body...I don't need her.


***BOOK 1 - War Poppy on SALE for 99c for a limited time only!***

Love and war. Two words that should have little association, but to me the two go hand in hand. Both are a tragedy. They rip you open and spit you out. The war killed my husband, Connor, shattered my will to live, and took my best friend. Brandon may not have physically died in that war, but his soul did. And now we're left to pick up the wreckage. Expected to move on when all that is left is the ruins of a life we once had.

War. It took everything from me, even myself. When you're only able to exist, death seems like a blessing. Pain...a welcome distraction. I ran from everything associated with my past, and then she found me, fighting, drowning myself in whisky, trying to forget. She reminds me of Connor, of what I've lost—what we've lost. In the midst of destruction, she's a salvation I don't deserve.
I shouldn't love him.
I shouldn't love her.
Love is a war we never should have fought.


Pre-war (War Series Book 0)
Amazon UK 

Review by: Erin 

This story was every bit as emotional as the first, War Poppy. I cried like a little baby during the majority of this story, it was that good. These characters are so well developed and written that they seem to jump off the pages and play out their story right in front of your eyes. They storyline is incredible, such an emotional journey these characters are on, each separately and then together. Reading War Poppy is not essential to knowing what is going on in this story, however it made a much better impact on me having known what went on before. I cannot say enough good things about this story without giving anything away. I will leave you with this warning: Have plenty of tissues ready!

5 Stars 

Review by: Tatia 

I didn't think they had it in them. Seriously. If you know how War Poppy ended then you can understand why I was questioning my sanity by signing up to read another story connected to it. Thankfully, this one had a different feel to it. Still just as much brooding, sexiness as before, just on a different level.
Hope is a fireball. With the red hair and attitude to back it up, anyone that has the patience for dealing with her is a saint.
Chaos isn't something that Finn deals with well. He likes things to be structured and to be in place, organized. So when Hope keeps inserting herself into his life, she brings chaos with her. He can't stand it. But like most things chaotic, when they stick around for a while they become the new norm. No matter how much he tries to push her away, she keeps coming back. At first it's annoying, until he realizes that he has come to expect and like Hope's form of loyalty.
I was guarding my heart with a steel plate while reading. Hoping for the best and expecting the worst. I've come to wonder what kind of crazy these two authors can bring. I didn't expect that in the form of a foul mouthed, bingo loving, Colby Keller obsessed, ginger. The story wouldn't have been the same without her though. She balanced out the storm that seemed to take residence inside of Finn's head, the one that kept him locked away from everyone.
It's obvious that I loved every word of this story. If they write it, I'll read it. Sweet, depraved, obscene; in some twisted sense, it's their own form of romance. It sure does make me fall in love with the characters.

5 Stars 


LP Lovell

Lauren Lovell is an indie author from England. 

She suffers from a total lack of brain to mouth filter and is the friend you have to explain before you introduce her to anyone, and apologise for afterwards.

Lauren is a self-confessed shameless pervert, who may be suffering from slight peen envy. 

LP loves to hear from readers so please get in touch.



Stevie J Cole

Stevie J. Cole lives deep in the woods of Alabama with her husband and two precious daughters. She studied Epidemiology concentrating on cancer research but has always had a passion for writing. Some of her stories will strip you bare, some will give you nightmares, but the one thing she can promise is that she will always give you stories that make you feel.
Raw. Gritty. Love.
Because sometimes characters need to be flawed.

P.S. Stevie's greatest fear is the impending zombie apocalypse. Think about it: swarming armies of decaying, oozing corpses stumbling around with clicking teeth, trying to eat your face. Nothing about that is good. NOTHING!

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