Who we are!

I’m Helen, a 45 year old mother to an 11 year old who’s going on 21!

I’ve been working for myself for the last five years, I help authors self publish their books and have written seven of my own books (six business books and one about running a marathon), and this year finally started writing the sort of fiction that appears on this blog under the pen name of Ava Manello!

I’m an avid reader, and a fast reader than Kelly, which is good considering how many books are on my review list.

I love Nina Levine, T Gephart, Tess Oliver, Jani Kay, A.M. Madden, A.D. Justice, T.K. Leigh, Tia Louise, Lesley Jones, Skye Turner, Angelisa Stone, Nashoda Rose, Lyra Parish, Lili Saint Germain, Lily White, Kitty French, Kendall Grey, Calllie Hart, Tiffany Reisz and so many more!

I like biker books, bad boy books, MMA books, smutty books and even the odd billionaire books, although my old English teacher did once say I’d read a tomato sauce bottle if there was nothing left to read, I have eclectic taste in books and music.

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Diane loves me some sports. Football, MMA, bull riding, hockey (anything violent).

She loves Kendall Grey, Lili Saint Germain, Tess Oliver, Nina Levine and many more authors and is responsible for introducing Helen to the dirtiest book Helen has ever read.

Obviously they get on like a house on fire even though they are on opposite sides of the world.

Diane has a one click obsession with books that Helen is happy to feed and encourage!

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I’m Emma, a 35 years old single mum to two who lives near where they make the best meat and potatoe pies in the land (Denby Dale). I work in education and have a serious addiction to revels!!
I don’t really follow any sports but do enjoy watching football, athletics and adore a good action, horror or detective series or film. I loved Luther, the darker the plot the better.
I have a lifelong interest in history and Egyptology, I always wanted to be Indiana Jones but I feel that ship has sailed for now.

I studied English Studies at Uni, so I can read quickly and have had a life long passion for books and reading. I absolutely go nowhere without my Kindle or my phone for music. Music is a must for me, what’s a life without music?? A quiet one I’d say.

My book taste is varied from Jodi Piccolt and Lauren Kate, Nashoda Rose and Lily White to Jani Kay and Callie Hart. Dark, twisted Romance, deep emotional reads to MC books and hot alpha males. Throw in some Rockstar reads and paranormal novels for good measure and I’m your girl.


gabrielHi I’m Gabriel, a 41 year old man that likes to read erotica.

I prefer the kinky/darker reads but will try other books upon recommendations from my friends.

I’m currently on a path of self discovery and I’m finding out so much through the books I read and the surrounding community that comes along with blogging. Although I don’t read as much as most or as fast, I enjoy getting wrapped up in the authors world.

Although some find a book dark I appreciate the writing, the gripping tales and the truth of the evil. I know that not everyone will like these books but I’m more then happy to go where others fear to read.