Saturday, October 19, 2013


Title:  Desired Affliction 1

Author:  C.A. Harms (writing as Crystal Harms)

Genre:  New Adult Romance

Release Date:  April 25th, 2013

Book Host:  LipSmackin GoodBooks

Trusting the wrong person was Lexi's biggest mistake.
How can one night change the life of one girl forever?
Lexi made a wrong choice and now she can never go back.She becomes withdrawn and falls into the darkness.  Her world is spiraling out of control. The only person she has to rely on is her best friend Megan.
Lexi feels she has no self worth and becomes someone she herself no longer recognizes.
Terrified of trusting again she continues to end up in the arms of the wrong men repeatedly.
Just when things couldnt get any worse Kole reappears in her life. After six years of not seeing him she still feels the connection. Kole is one of the good guys the giy from her past that once made her feel safe. There is something about him that makes her feel like running.
Will he be the man that helps her out of her darkness or will he be the one that erases what little she has left of herself.

The book contains adult content and sexual scenes.
Meant for mature readers.

Genre:  New Adult Romance

Release Date:  October 14, 2013

Desired Affliction 2
Lexi and Kole's story continues...

Lexi Suffered a tramatic experience at the end of her senior year of high school. After she spiral's out of control and becomes someone she never thought she would, she makes a choice. She was starting over she would no longer be the girl she had become. Sometimes saying that is easier than actually following through.

Kole the guy she loved even when she was twelve once again appears in her life and he refuses to walk away.
They struggle and fall. They love and they hate...but their story continues.
They grow and learn to handle life together. The roller coaster continues as they must face past demons and long lost loves. 
The pieces of the puzzle they call their lives start to come together.
Find the truth behind a lot of the turmoil they have both suffered.

This book contains sexual content and is meant for mature audiences.


I am a mother of Two, happily married and live in Illinois. I enjoy writing and have always enjoyed creating little stories in my head. Since I was very young I like creating scenes and deciding the outcomes. I have just recently decided to transfer them onto Amazon and share with others. I enjoy created stories then expressing those onto paper. I hope you enjoy my stories and I appreciate everyones interest. I enjoy writing romance with a little twist here and there to make it interesting. I love angst and tension within my stories. I try to keep it realistic to everyday life and our daily struggles that we all may face. Everyone loves a happy ending and in life that is not always the outcome. So why not live in a fantasy world where happy endings do happen. It is easy to wrap yourself up in a story and imagine that life. Take a ride through my imagination with my stories. I hope you enjoy. Thank you so much.

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I was given an ARC for a honest review and honest it will be.

I loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!  There are sooooo many powerful emotions and a very tough and touchy subject that is handled with finesse from the author.

Your heart goes out to Lexi and all that she is trying to overcome and feeling alienated and suffocating.  Some of us might be able to relate, others will try to empathize.............end result:  Lexi's struggle will touch your heart.

Lexi has a best friend that stands by her side throughout Thick and Thin!!!  (Some might wish that they had a loyal friend like her!) 

Lexi's struggles make this book very touching and watching her try to keep Kole at a distance makes it a very interesting book.  There is never a dull moment throughout the book.

MY REVIEW.................... (DESIRED AFFLICTION 2)

I was given an ARC of the 2nd installment in this story.................and it does not fail!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The story picks up 3 years from where it ended in Desired Affliction 1.

The main characters are all in this story (Lexi, Kole, Megan and Radley) and a few other key players are thrown in for good measure.

Lexi and Kole are moving on and when you think that the struggles and pain are over and done twists and turns are popping up.  Some you see coming, others just blow you away.

Again, I might sound repetitive but it was a GREAT continuation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   I loved Lexi's courage and
gentle side.............she reminds me of someone I know.   :)

C.A. Harms has outdone herself once more.   She never fails to surprise or please me with her books.

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