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Misadventures of a Curvy Girl


by Sierra Simone


Release Date: 19th February 2019


For the first time in her life, Ireland Mills is happy with her body. No more fad diets, no more hiding from every camera in the room, no more low self-esteem. She’d rather be alone than with someone who’ll only love her if she’s skinny.


Caleb Carpenter and Ben Weber are everything Ireland and the Kansas Chamber of Commerce dreamed of when conceptualizing the “Real Kansas” promotional campaign. They’re handsome, young, educated, and totally dedicated to their small prairie town.


When Ireland’s Prius gets stuck on a Kansas dirt road and a massive storm rips through town, she’s left stranded with nowhere to turn but to Caleb and Ben. These two hunky country boys are impossible to ignore, but could they ever be interested in her as well?


Caleb and Ben are more than interested…and they’re willing to share. After their first night together, they know this has to be more than a one-time thing. They need to make her theirs forever. But can they convince Ireland they love her, curves and all?


Misadventures is a romantic series of spicy standalone novels




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Meet the Author


Sierra is a voracious reader of all things including the smuttiest smut, young adult, piles of non-fiction for research, and everything Bill Bryson (especially on audio).

She loves writing the dirtiest things that she can think of, King Arthur, sparkling water, Tarot, coffee, leggings, and learning new words daily.


Her previous jobs have included firing ceramics, teaching living history lessons in a one-room schoolhouse in full, 1908-approved school marm attire, and working as a librarian for several years—not in that order


She lives in the Kansas City area with her hot cop husband, two children, and two giant dogs. (And two cats, but they're so naughty we don't talk about them.)


The social media she cares about the most are Spotify and (her very very NSFW) Tumblr. Following her in those places is a true love language, indeed.





Release Day

Misadventures of a Curvy Girl by Sierra Simone

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Too much steam, not enough story. A couple of times this story had potential, which is the reason for the third star, but it did not last. There are some sweet characters, I kept hoping for more depth (and I am not speaking of the steam), but the story did not provide any. Ok read.

Last Night by Karen Ellis


Second book in this excellent series, does not disappoint. This book touches on the inequality of lives and how a simple decision can change the course of the future.  Everyone has their own burden and how we balance that burden effects our interactions with those around us. I hope there will be more books, just as I hope the troubled souls each find their own way, and ultimately, peace.  Excellent read. 

Dragons and Mayhem by Poppy Wolfe (Blair Babylon)


Second in this fun series. So far this is my favorite. The story is a star-crossed lover type, but with a bite of dragon. As the main characters try to find their way though magic, tradition and fate, the reader falls for their mishaps and cheers for the resolution of their problem. Fun, steam and feel good HEA abound. Don’t miss this one. 

A Map of The Dark by Karen Ellis

Loved this book!  So emotional and dark, yet the main character, an FBI agent, who is troubled and stumbling through the nightmare of locating a serial killer, at the same time trying to accept and deal with her own personal issues and tragedies, makes this an addicting read. Don’t miss this one!

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren


Awesome book!  Laugh out loud humor, romance, light steam and just the right amount of tribulations, make this one of my top reads.   Identical twin sisters, who could not be more different, two brothers who again are totally different, come together in this fun romance. The interactions of the crazy, loving family, the ex-paramour and “Calamity Olive” are the sweet base of this outrageous, fun romp. Don’t miss this one!

The Biker’s Baby by Normandie Alleman; J Chase


This typical bad boy biker story, had a couple of twists, that were the saving grace of this story. Plenty of steam, I have to admit to being tired of the “dirty girl” reference by the end of the book. The nemesis was the reason this story had any bite and the reason for the fourth star. 

Snark abounds.

Eleventh Grave in Moonlight - Darynda Jones

Snark abounds, the humor is awesome. That is the only good thing I can say, regarding this book. These stories have become so far “out there”. I have finished this one, because I can’t imagine how these are going to end and make any sense. I love Charley and her group of characters, but the story line keeps growing and now, it is just out of control.   Have to finish, cannot imagine the ending. On to the next. 

Sassy and steamy, in one book.

Misadventures of a City Girl (Misadventures Book 1) - Chelle Bliss, Meredith Wild

A fun read, a little less steam, a little more story, although the story line is a good one.  A city girl falls for a rough recluse, the attraction was apparent from the beginning. Both have obstacles to over come, they learn to walk a center line, each giving up something to make their relationship work. A good read. 

The Sweetest Match by Abby Tyler


Quick, light, fun, entertaining read.   No steam here, but the story has romance and the requisite HEA most of us expect. The small town of Applebottom, MO (who thinks these names up?  Why, Ms. Tyler does.) Is a den of busybodies, who set out to insure this story has the spark to keep it interesting. Put your feet up, grab a glass of your favorite adult beverage and enjoy. 

Fluffy by Julia Kent

An all-new STANDALONE from New York Times bestselling author Julia Kent


It all started with the wrong Help Wanted ad. Of course it did.

I’m a professional fluffer. It’s NOT what you think. I stage homes for a living. Real estate agents love me, and my work stands on its own merits.

Sigh. Get your mind out of the gutter. Go ahead. Laugh. I’ll wait.

See? That’s the problem. My career has used the term “fluffer” for decades. I didn’t even know there was a more… lascivious definition of the term.

Until it was too late.

The ad for a “professional fluffer” on Craigslist seemed like divine intervention. My last unemployment check was in the bank. I was desperate. Rent was due. The ad said cash paid at the end of the day.

The perfect job!

Staging homes means showing your best angle. The same principle applies in making a certain kind of movie. Turns out a “fluffer” doesn’t arrange decorative pillows on a couch.

They arrange other soft, round-ish objects.

The job isn’t hard. Er, I mean, it is — it’s about being hard. Or, well… helping other people to be hard.

Oh, man…

And that’s the other problem. A man. No, not one of the stars on the movie set. Will Lotham – my high school crush. The owner of the house where we’re filming. Illegally. In a vacation rental.

By the time the cops show up, what I thought was just a great house staging gig turned into a nightmare involving pictures of me with a naked star, Will rescuing me from an arrest, and a humiliating lesson in my own naivete.

My job turned out to be so much harder than I expected. But you know what’s easier than I ever imagined?

Having all my dreams come true.











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Dreaming Of You by Barbara Freethy

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A sweet easy read. Romance, love and a very minute amount of tribulation, wrap this story into one relaxing read. Grab your favorite libation, put your feet up and enjoy this one. Good read. 

Misadventures of a Curvy Girl by Sierra Simone

Too much steam, not enough story. A couple of times this story had potential, which is the reason for the third star, but it did not last. There are some sweet characters, I kept hoping for more depth (and I am not speaking of the steam), but the story did not provide any. Ok read.

The Night Window by Dean Koontz

The Night Window - Dean Koontz

Wow!  An amazing, twisted read. Loved this last Jane Hawk novel. The web of deceit spins out across the country, including congress, alphabet agency’s and down. The conclusion is not an easy one and leaves us with a few of the “bad” guys still in circulation. This is a fast paced story, keeping the reader on edge until the very end. An excellent read, do not miss this one. 


Eighth Grave After Dark  - Darynda Jones

Kind of enjoyable. The snark, as always is there, but this story is a little convoluted.  I feel sorry for Charley, this chick just can’t get a break, bad and worse are always happening to her. This so far is my least favorite of the series.  Charley has to live in a old convent (sacred ground), has Beep, takes a trip down below, loses Beep, mentally breaks and ends up in Sleepy Hollow, NY, where a really bad and previously dead guy resides. And then we have the “God’s”, turns out Charley is a God, there are ghost gods, seven gods, etc. my head is spinning. 

Just Can’t Get Enough by Jami Alden

Enjoyed this book, but found the constant circling of the two main characters a little tedious. There is steam, romance and tribulations. All in all a good read, with the expected HEA.