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Lost with a Scot (The League of Rogues Book 17) by Lauren smith

Description

Brooding, intense, passionate…
These are the three things Anna knows about the mysterious man who rescues her when she washes up on the shores after Scotland after surviving a shipwreck. With no memory of who she is except her name, she must rely on this darkly handsome Scot, Aiden Kincade as she searches for answers about her past. The more time she spends with Aiden, the more his heated looks, and fiery kisses ignite desires she never knew she had. But she fears that finding out who she is will only tear her and Aiden apart.

The last thing Aiden Kincade expects is to find a beautiful woman half-drowned while he rides along the beach. But the moment he takes her into his arms, he realizes that this is the woman he has dreamed about for years, the woman who had been prophesied to bring about his death should he dare to love her. And yet denying his love for her is as impossible as drawing his next breath.

It’s clear from the moment they meet, that fate has brought them together. But as Anna’s past begins to surface, and a terrible danger looms over her, Aiden fears that he might lose everything and everyone he holds dear unless he can find a way to defy destiny.

Publication Date 19/11/2022

Lost with a Scot (The League of Rogues Book 17) by Lauren smith

My Review

I’ve read a few of these books by the author. No need to read in order as they can be read alone, although there are a few characters from previous books that make an appearance.

Great attention to detail, the Scottish words take a little getting use to, but once I managed to sort it out, it didn’t stop me flying through this book.

Aiden and Anna’s story had me smiling, crying and wishing it was longer.

Aiden finding Anna on the shore after a storm, being shocked at recognising her face from his dreams, and then finding out Anna doesn’t recognise him, nor does she know who she is!

Anna has a past that could kill her and anyone close to her, but she doesn’t know that (yet) but she is attracted to her rescuer, it won’t hurt to stay with him until her memory comes back, will it?

A friendship soon strikes up, and I get the feeling Aiden would like it to be more. And then it doesn’t take long for Anna to wish for the same.

I had to smile at Aiden’s love of animals, there is one particular scene with a hedgehog 🦔 that will have you chuckling. 😆

And when Anna’s memory returns will it mean the end of Anna and Aiden? People are looking for Anna, who? And what do they want with her?

Can they fight these feelings? Or will they be torn apart by duty?

And what about the warning Aiden received as a lad….. will Anna be the death of him?

Another great story by this author. Full of adventure, passion and a little mystery thrown in for good measure.

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Kindle Review

Ancient Desire (Forgotten Brotherhood Book 5) by N. J. Walters

Description

Nothing was supposed to wake half dragon, half human Lucius from his Deep Sleep. Nothing. And yet something, or rather someone has. The unexpectedly attractive human not only touched him. She kissed him. Now Lucius is awake, and more powerful than he has ever been in his 4,000 years of existence. And once he finds out who led her to his cave, he’ll deal with his 300 years of hunger…

College professor Raine Carson spent her life obsessed with myths and legends. And now she’s woken one up. Only, Lucius is nothing like anything she’s ever seen or read about in her history books. Because this man is part sexy badass and part terrifying…monster. Yet she wants him with a hunger like nothing she’s ever felt before.

Lucius used to be part of the Forgotten Brotherhood—a ruthless group of paranormal assassins. Now he’s unsure if his former Brothers are their allies…or enemies. All he knows is that someone is hunting him, and Raine is just as tangled up in this mess as he is. And he’ll protect her—even if it means unleashing his Dragon and all of its power.

Each book in the Forgotten Brotherhood series is STANDALONE:
* Fury Unleashed
* Arctic Bite
* Burning Ash
* Bjorn Cursed
* Ancient Desire

Publication Date 15/8/2022

Ancient Desire (Forgotten Brotherhood Book 5) by N. J. Walters

My Review

I’ve read most of these books in this series. This one is now my favourite (sorry Maccus)

I was triggered into remembering that the author had done another series mentioning Drakon (not dragon) so I popped onto Amazon and found another series she’d written (Blood of the Drakon Series) and I remember reading a few of those (added the rest to my TBR 😉)

If your looking for fated mates/overprotective mate/? then look no further, this book has it all.

No necessary to read the previous books in the series, they all stand on their own, but I can’t guarantee you won’t want to read the rest of them, after reading Lucius😉

Last of the Drakon’s (or so he thought) Lucius had been in a Deep Sleep for a long time. Drakon can sleep until they become stone ?

Drakon are a hybrid, a Dragon for a father and a human mother, it takes less effort to become human for the Drakon than it did for their father’s.

I really liked Raine character, her nervous chatter had me smiling, her inner monologue had me chuckling. Her fierce independent streak had me cheering (so many give up their spine when they find their mate)

Raine is the reason why Lucius is awake! Being buried alone in the same cave

We get to catch up with the brotherhood (a band of supernatural beings who are the last line of defence, they are the ones you call when

The only niggle I have (and it’s a tiny one) I really would have liked a scene where Lucius finally reconnects with the Brotherhood (Pizza and Beer as Raine explains in the book)

Is this the last book in the series? I hope not 🤞

But when a possible storyline appears before your very eyes, you have to hope 😉 (or maybe a spin off series)

ARC REVIEW

The Dragon’s Pledge (Jade Dragon Shifter Brothers Book 1) by Marie Johnston

Description

Ronan

The next time my brother says “Hey, I’ve got an idea,” I need to run, not walk away. I might be from a dragon shifter ruling family, but I’m not demanding a female mate with me. Yet taking my time and winning her over is going nowhere. So far, I’ve punched my card as the older neighbor who’s way too nosy about the young female next door. Then I hear about what she’s got planned. And I’m faced with giving her what she needs and letting her walk away, even at the cost of the useless beating organ in my chest.

Brighton

Mate Ronan Jade, they said. It’ll be a good match, they said. The older shifter is a walking poster of smoldering, hardworking male. He swings a hammer all day and at night… Well, that thought dominates my mind more than I’d like. The problem is that he’s a great match. Superb. And I’m an inexperienced female trying to rule my clan. It’d be too easy to let him in. To let him take over. To allow him to dominate. So I try to find another mate instead. Only Ronan finds me first.

Publication Date 22/8/2022

The Dragon’s Pledge (Jade Dragon Shifter Brothers Book 1) by Marie Johnston

My Review

This is a spin off from the Silver Dragon Shifter Brothers Series, a three book series.

Brighton we’ve meet in the previous series, it’s not necessary to read that series, but you’ll get a little more background. (But this book does supply a few moments from Brighton’s life?)

She’s the youngest ever ruler of her clan, she’s also the first female to rule. But not everyone agreed with the decision and she’s has to fight to keep her leadership. (That’s how we met her, the dragons in her clan were turning rogue and injured a Silver clan member)

Ronan is brother to both Lachlan and Venus (Lachlan is the clan leader, Venus mated Penn from the Silver clan)

We met him briefly in the previous series, we don’t know too much about him, but i got the impression he wasn’t too impressed with Brighton and her clan.

But after the Silver clan step in to help Brighton, and the Jade clan offer their support in rebuilding Brighton’s town.

It’s in a sorry state, neglected and falling apart, Ronan is there as both potential mate and contractor.

It’s not love at first sight, it’s not even a like! But when an alliance is needed to help Brighton keep her clan, Ronan is drafted in!

The fireworks between these two characters just light the pages up. They bicker and banter until a moment has them rethinking they could just make this arrangement work. But someone still wants Brighton’s leadership!

I love these stories, short with plenty of action, angst and storyline to make you wish they were longer.

Brighton although inexperienced and young, her determination to make her family proud is strong (she lost her parents and older sister in an accident, which we find out wasn’t an accident!)

So can Ronan and Brighton put their differences aside and build this clan back up? Can they find a truce and maybe go from there?

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*arc supplied the author

Kindle Read

Too much, Not enough by Lindsey Powell

Description

A chance encounter.

The best month of my life.

But they say all good things must come to an end, and in this case, it was no different.

He ruined me. Broke me to the point of no return, or so I thought.

They say time is a healer, and I guess that’s true.

And now, I’m a different person than I was back then. Stronger. My heart a little harder to break.

That is until he walks back into my life again, in the most unimaginable way possible.

Another chance encounter, and the shock of my life.

Because I never knew that one day I would come face to face with him again.

My ex.

My ruin.

My downfall.

My boyfriend’s father.

Publication Date 30/11/2022

Too much, Not enough by Lindsey Powell

My Review

Picked this book up this morning, I now have a book hangover! I need a Caleb 😆

Love this authors work.

It’s a stand alone book, so no cliffhanger, but with plenty of twists and turns, that will keep you glued to the pages….

Three years ago, a chance encounter has Caleb and Cameron meeting, and exploring one another for four fantastic weeks….. Then the age gap that didn’t worry Cameron, had Caleb claiming otherwise…. Cue tears and heartache (both of them as it happens)

But with time Cameron is in a better place, so when a young man asks her out for a date, Cameron accepts. It’s going great, there is a great connection, sparks, the whole thing. About to take it to the next level …… Dad appears wanting to speak to his son….. well you have to have guessed who the daddy is?! Yup!! Caleb 😉

But before Cameron can break it off with Danny, and it’s not to get back with daddy, it’s to save her heart all over again, Danny blurts put his undying love (and a hot encounter on the kitchen worktop) what’s a girl to do now???

There is angst, a dark twist and hot encounters. The author can pull out all types of emotions without even trying…..

I wanted to hate Caleb for breaking her heart.

I wanted to shout out “behind you” on several occasions.

And I sobbed like a baby on a fair few pages.

I don’t want to spoil your enjoyment, but if you’re looking for an age gap romance with angst and hot encounters….. grab this one ….

Enjoy 😉

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About the author

Lindsey lives in South West, England, with her partner and two children. She works within a family run business, and she began her writing career in 2013. She finds the time to write in-between working and raising a family.

Lindsey’s love of reading inspired her to create her own book series. Her favourite book genre is romance, but her interests span over several genre’s including mystery, suspense and crime.

You can find Lindsey on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads.

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Lindsey_perfect

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Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/lpow21

Website: http://www.lindseypowellauthor.wordpress.com

Arc Review

House of Wyn (The Harem Project) by Crea Reitan

Description

Monsters were real. And they were evil.

My husband had me convinced that we were ridding the world of those monsters. The horrors that prey on the innocent. The darkness that shouldn’t exist.

But then I saw that the true monster was my husband, and I ran.

I was brought to a safe house called The Harem Project. Here I found it in the five men of the House of Wyn. Five men who weren’t men at all. They threw a wrench in my contract but for some reason, I still agreed.

I’m finally learning to be happy. Learning the truth of what’s living in the open if I were only to properly look. Learning the truth about ORKA and the kind of man my ex-husband is. Learning that sometimes it takes five men to make you whole.

As it turned out, I didn’t run far enough. My ex found me and he wasn’t about to let me live. Now I’m in a cage with the promise of death looming over me.

My name is Jennings.

I’m human.

And I’m praying to whatever is out there that my new husbands can find me before my ex feeds me to something ORKA has been torturing for years. I hear it screaming down the hall and I swear, I can already feel it sucking on my soul.

This is a polyamorous story with content not suitable for those under 18 years of age due to graphic scenes and situations.

Publication Date 24/11/2022

House of Wyn (The Harem Project) by Crea Reitan

My Review

The house of Wyn is a continuation in the Harem series, I’ve not read the previous two but I don’t think I missed anything.

Jennings works with ORKA (an organisation which deals with monsters!)

She never thought she’d meet let alone work with monsters (although she deals with dead ones!) But her life revolves around her work now, she married the man who rescued her one night, and now it’s all she knows. But slowly Jennings discovers things around her that have her unsettled…..

Things come to a head when her husband tells her that they torture the monsters to learn more about their kind!

Unable to comprehend all that goes on at work, Jennings needs to get out! And needs to escape her work environment and her husband!

The house of Wyn is full of monsters, so Jennings does wonder if she’s left the frying pan and jumped onto the fire! Surely it’s not safe being around them? But the more Jennings interacts with the men of Wyn, the more she’s drawn to them…. All of them!

Lieke/Loyal/Meir/Ansel/Liev are the house of Wyn, they’ve been together for a while, but always searching for the last one to complete their family. And when Lieke first meets her, he’s struck by how he feels about, how protective he feels for the human female who’s come looking for sanctuary. But he’s going to have to go slow, he feels she’s scared and will need time to adjust.

Once they realise that Jennings is the one for them, nothing is going to keep them from claiming her.

But love isn’t always easy, so when her husband comes looking for her, she’s going to have be strong, and her new husbands will have a fight on their hands to keep her…..

I’m definitely interested in popping back to visit book one and two in the series.

A read I’d highly recommend. This author is becoming a favourite of mine, her works are just full of crazy/likeable/unstable characters. Her worlds are full of #whychoose themes. The men/monsters/demons aren’t always nice, but the ones that are, well they are just so protective and dominant 😉

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Kindle Read

Make Me Dream (Oil Barrons Book 4) by Marie Johnston

Description

Being ghosted by my best friend’s brother was easier to get over than the pink positive sign I got six weeks later.

With our ten-year age difference, I didn’t think I was more to Stetson Barron than his little sister’s quirky best friend, the one with store-bought hair color and thrifted clothing. Until one hot summer night at his cousin’s wedding when I climbed him like a water tower.

And then he didn’t talk to me for weeks afterward.

A pink plus sign and a panic attack later, the trailer house I share with my mom burns down. Stetson shows up at the ER like a country knight on a diesel-powered steed, arranges a place for my mom to stay, and takes me home with him.

The weeks of radio silence after our hookup have left me wary. Being with Stetson should be a fantasy come to life, but I’m waiting for my prince to ride away. I’m not the type of woman his parents want him to be with, and they’d rather pretend there’s no baby than welcome me to the family. My mom was in the same situation once, and I’ve learned her lesson—alone is better than abandoned.

When Stetson is forced to choose between his new family unit and old family expectations, will he prove to be the man of my dreams? Or am I in for a heart-breaking wake-up call?

Publication Date 6/12/2022

Make Me Dream (Oil Barrons Book 4) by Marie Johnston

My Review

This book can be read without reading the previous books (that’s what I’ve done) I don’t think it makes a lot of difference (but apparently this couple gets together in the last book)

Unexpected pregnancy/age gap romance/small town romance/forbidden romance (best friends brother)

I’d heard about Stetson in a previous series (?) and to be honest I wasn’t too enamoured with, he’d seemed like a self centred type of guy! And as I began to read this book, my opinion of him wasn’t too high! (His mother dictates all of his actions!) But give it a chance….. it turns out to be a really good read.

The Barron family are treated like royalty in their home town, and that gives Stetson the appearance of a spoiled rich kid! But underneath the facade is a man who wants to be seen and loved for who and not what he is! It’s easier to give into family notions and pressures than buck the trend……

Lyric isn’t from the right side of the tracks, she might (just) be good enough for Stetson’s little sister to be friends with, but dating/marriage, no, definitely not good enough!

But an unexpected problem has occurred from their hot night together….. an unexpected pregnancy!!

How will Stetson react when Lyric finally plucks up the courage to tell him?

I grew to like the couple as I read the book. They’ve both had a hard time pulling away from their families. Lyric has a carefree attitude to life which is the complete opposite of Stetson, he really was a jerk sometimes, and you just wanted to shake some sense into him..

So can this couple overcome their own insecurities, his families interference and the town’s expectations? Or will it all be just too much for them?

I’m going to go back and read this series and there is a few things that apparently roll through this series 🤔 I love the author’s paranormal series, but her contemporary books are becoming a one click.

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KINDLE READ

In Like Flynn (Pirates of King’s Landing Book 2) by Lauren Smith

Description

A Royal Navy Officer’s Guide to Seducing a Pirate Lass:

• Go undercover as a fellow pirate

• Steal kisses whenever possible

• Do not fall in love, no matter how tempting your pirate lass is

Brianna Holland has always been free. Her entire life she’s never known the bars of any cage until she’s captured in Port Royal trying to help a fellow pirate escape. Suddenly facing the hangman’s noose unless she betrays her father’s location to the Royal Navy, she clings to the hope that a new prisoner in her cell brings. The roguish and seductive Nicholas Flynn is charming and irresistible and soon the pair make a clever escape from the prison. Once on board her ship and safely at sea, Brianna soon learns that there are other dangers than storms and naval frigates prowling the waters. This time, her heart and her father’s life might be at risk.

Royal Navy Lieutenant Nicholas Flynn has a problem. He’s been assigned to gain the confidence of a pirate prisoner in Port Royal in order to learn the whereabouts of the notorious pirate king Thomas Buck. But when he meets the man he’s supposed to win the trust of and eventually betray, he is stunned to discover it’s no man, but a woman named Brianna, who he is to befriend and betray. Not only that, but he learns that she is Thomas Buck’s daughter. Knowing Brianna will face torture at the hands of a cruel military captain if she doesn’t talk, Flynn helps her escape. If Flynn finds a way to lead the Royal Navy to Brianna’s father, he’ll lose the only woman who’s ever stolen his heart.

Other Books in the Series:

Book 1: No Rest for the Wicked

Book 2: In Like Flynn

Book 3: Devil of the High Seas

Publication Date 19/7/2022

In Like Flynn (Pirates of King’s Landing Book 2) by Lauren Smith

My Review

Book two in this series, and although I’ve not read the previous book, it doesn’t make a difference. But saying that I may go back and read that one as i throughly enjoyed this book.

An historical romance set on the high seas. A story of betrayal and romance. And a story with plenty of action and adventure.

Brianna loves to feel the wind in her hair and the splashing of the waves on her face. A free spirit, a beloved daughter and member of her father’s crew. She’s had to earn that respect, she’s had to be the best, all the while never losing sight of who she is. Dressed as a man every time she leaves the ship is a chore, but one she’s always mindful of as people could recognise her and use her against her father.

Flynn is honour bound to see that the pirate Thomas Buck is brought to justice. He’s given the chance when told to befriend a member of the pirates crew, that is until he realises the crew member is a woman! He now faces a dilemma, save the girl and lose his career, or leave her to rot in prison!

So will they set sail for happiness, or will someone scupper their chances and sink their love boat?

This is a fun read, plenty of fast paced action. Throw in some spicy moments and banter from Brianna and the hours just flew by as I immersed myself in their tale. It’s beautifully written, nothing is left out, you can imagine the waves, smell the cell Brianna is kept in, and feel the love she has for both her father and Flynn, you feel the conflict that this situation put Flynn in. And it will you have you rooting for the pirates (not all pirates are bad guys) 🏴‍☠️

There is a few twists along the way. And a moment in the prologue that will pan out in a way neither Flynn nor Brianna expected 😉

The story did remind me a little of the film “Cutthroat Island” a female pirate and a rogue who sought to betray her 💜

I highly recommended read from an author I’m adding to my list.

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Kindle Review

Description 

Mafia Vows: Dark Mafia Romance by L. Steele

“I think you will find it worth your time to listen to my proposition.”
“What is it?” I scowl.
“Marry me. Of course, it’s only an arrangement …”

Sebastian ‘grumphole’ Sovrano is ruthless, arrogant, and fixated on me.
The first time we meet at a bar I dump my drink all over him.
He’s grumpy, high-handed, full of himself, and…
So very appealing.
No way can I act on the attraction that sizzles between us, right?
But I need to get custody of my daughter,
And he promises to help me.
Provided I pose as his wife.
Only problem?
I can’t resist his mean smirk, his wickedness that appeals to the darkness inside of me.
But when he discovers my secret, the tables are turned.
Now my fake husband is also my worst enemy…

A single mother who’ll do anything for her child’s happiness confronts the big bad mafia prince and teaches him the meaning of love in this stand alone, enemies to lovers to enemies, hate-filled romance, with an HEA.

Mafia Vows: Dark Mafia Romance by L. Steele

Publication Date 21/4/2022

My Review

As with most of this authors books, you can always rely on the MC to be an arrogant alphahole (yes that’s a word the author uses a lot)

And Sebastian is definitely one of those, but as with her other characters he’s had a side few ever see…..

The arranged marriage series has different couples, but should really be read in order to appreciate the ongoing story that run ms in the background.,

One of my favourite tropes “enemies to lovers” the hate these display for one another has you hiding behind your kindle, but when that turns into passion!!! 🥵 you’d better have a fire blanket to put out those flames 🔥

This book runs alongside her “billionaire series” and we’ve had plenty of hints at Seb, through those books and the previous “arranged marriage” series, but nothing with prepare yourself for Sebastian!

Elsa is just a great foil for our alphahole, she’s determined, resourceful and isn’t shy when telling him how she feels about.

A single mother with a daughter (who steals the show and my heart) she would do anything for. Elsa is trying to give her daughter a better life. A survivor of domestic abuse, Elsa wants more out of life, and boy does she get it with Sebastian!!

An arrangement is made to secure Elsa’s daughter from falling into her ex’s hands (he wants sole custody) Sebastian will marry Elsa. But with the arrange series, there is always a catch…..

I have to admit I liked this book, it’s been a while since I connected with the characters and the storyline, I like my smut (but even I need a story to follow) but when you start skipping pages, then that’s when I have issues.

I didn’t skip a single page, I did devour this book in one sitting.

So can Sebastian really become a father/husband material? Or will his possessive nature drive the woman he’s falling for away? And can Elsa be brave enough to ask for what she really wants?

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Kindle Read

Tyrant (The Villetti Chronicles Book 1) by Sarah Bailey

Description

What would you do if you killed someone?

Normal people wouldn’t go running to the prodigal son of a mafia kingpin for help.
I’m not exactly normal.

The daughter of a gang leader embroiled in a turf war. One that has me caught in the crossfire. When you have nowhere else to turn, who better to protect you than someone your own father will never suspect.

Zayn Villetti isn’t a man I should make a deal with. Especially not one involving becoming his little pet.
He demands I obey him in all things.
I’ve never been one to submit.

I have a feeling the man I’ve known most of my life will be my downfall. With his obligations to his family and my presence throwing his world into disarray. My question is… will I be his?

A dark age-gap romance set in Sarah Bailey’s Dark Universe. This is a standalone in an interconnected series.

This is a DARK romance and therefore comes with a content warning. Please see the author’s website for full details.

Publication Date 25/3/2022

Tyrant (The Villetti Chronicles Book 1) by Sarah Bailey

My Review

When Sarah writes a book, I’m first in line for a copy.

Her strong women characters never shy away from the tasks they need to do, and the men are just perfect book boyfriends 😉

Zayn is a mafia prince, and with that comes a heap of responsibility (owner of a sex club?)

Arianna the daughter of a mobster

Zayn and Arianna have known each other for a while, so when Arianna gets into a spot of bother, she turns to the one person who she knows will help without question. What she doesn’t bank on is the terms of his help!

With this book like most of the others that the author has written we get a build up of the woman in the book, they aren’t weak and simpering flowers, most are strong individuals, the men in the books are protectors (alphas) but they value and nurture the women in their life.

The chemistry just burnt my kindle to ash! But it’s more than that, I felt a connection with both the characters and with each other. The spicy scenes are hot and heavy, the kinks are out in full force (so I’d check the warnings first)

I love the authors previous series and really like her work, so I eagerly downloaded this one.

So it might not be the fairytale ending some people might have been hoping for, but it’s a HFN (happy for now)

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Arc Review

Knot Interested (Knotty & Sweet Omegaverse) by Crea Reitan

Description

I moved to Howling Cove to get out from under the oppressive thumbs of the alphas that run the city I grew up in. Although Howling Cove only has a population of 11,000, I thought I should be able to blend right in as any other basic beta might. I find an apartment with a quirky ghost that overlooks the cove the town was named for and a job at a souvenir shop that hypes up the haunting lore of the cove to tourists.

Just as I’m finally feeling the freedom and peace I so desperately sought, I somehow catch the eye of the alpha pack. And although I think I can get away without much trouble and return to my anonymity, it’s their omega that stops me in my tracks when he gives me those big brown eyes and insists that I join their pack.

As I’m struggling to deny him, something is wrong at the cove. Something that’s ending in visitors coming out looking like they’ve been petrified, like vegetables, like something has broken their minds. Nobody can figure out what’s happening – but I think the ghost I live with might have some answers.

*This is a polyamorous story with content not suitable for those under 18 years of age due to graphic content.

Publication Date 12/1/2023

My Review

Knot Interested (Knotty & Sweet Omegaverse) by Crea Reitan

The book is set in the Omegaverse, and my understanding of that universe is it’s a normal world, but it’s made up of Alpha’s, Beta’s and Omega’s.
The Alphas are the dominants, the Beta’s can be sort of dominant and the Omega is the weakest of the bunch, the Omega’s are prized above all others and need care and attention.

But Katiya doesn’t belong to a city that cherish their Omega’s, they are tools or pawns to use and abuse, even Beta’s don’t fair that well. So Katiya needs to escape from that world…..

Moving to Howling Cove seems like a dream, it’s a great place to live, and with a job she loves, Katiya begins to breath again, but she’s aware Alphas live in the community, it’s only a matter of time before she’s made to live in a pack (and that’s her worst fear!)

I liked that the omega wasn’t the FMC it made it different to most other omegaverse books.
It’s also great that the pack is already established and not looking for another member.

The pack consists of males, and they are happy with the dynamic. The Center of their world is their Omega Gideon. There isn’t much they won’t do to keep him happy, so when the alphas notice Katiya, it will take patience and Gideon to convince her that not all Alpha’s are nasty!

I like that there is a mystery within the Cove as well as the love aspect.
People are claiming to see a monster that prowls the caves that surround Howling. And when people turn up injured, the pack will need the whole community to pull together to solve the mystery.

Luckily the ghost that Katiya lives with has some answers! (Oh did I forget to mention there is a ghost that talks to Katiya) 😉

It’s a great story, and I’ve read a few Omegaverse stories by different authors, this has to be my favourite so far.
Written really well, it’s told from the character’s points of view (not always my favourite way of telling stories) and although it’s told from their points of view, you don’t get muddled up (I think it helps that each chapter is given to a specific character)

So if you like read about the Omegaverse, I’d highly recommend you grab this and give it a try.

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About the Author

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Love Anonymous (Love & Other Words Book 1) By Keighley Bradford

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Release Date: February 14

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Genre | Tropes: Contemporary Romance | New Adult Romance | College Romance | Friends-to-lovers | Childhood sweethearts 

 

Blurb:

To the outside world, Samantha “Sammy” Eastwood is just your ordinary girl. Grade A student, aspiring journalist, and an introvert who’d much prefer to stay home reading than have a night out partying. However, Sammy has a secret not a soul can ever know about – she’s the founder of Love, Anonymous, an anonymous love letter page for her peers on campus are obsessed with.

And it all started because of him. Byron Ashford, her former childhood best friend. Law student by day, PT by night. The player who unknowingly broke her heart.

When Sammy ghosted Byron a year ago, it had almost broken him. No text, no note – nothing to explain what had gone wrong. Crossing paths again in the most unlikely of places, Byron becomes determined to win back his best friend, no matter what it takes. He’ll pose as her project partner and write some sappy romance story. He’ll fake date her roommate just for a chance to see her face. Hell, he’ll even give up pursuing other women, if she agrees to his proposal.

Their new arrangement seems to satisfy them both…until it doesn’t.

Will their relationship survive when the secrets and revelations of Love, Anonymous come to light? Will Byron forgive Sammy for running away when he discovers the reason she left? Can a simple love letter bring these two soulmates back together?

 

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WELCOME TO JANUARY

Welcome 2023 🥂

I will admit, I’ve not been active on this blog for a while…..

My job has increased in hours, so by the time I get home, showered and eaten, I’m almost ready for bed!

But I hope to be a little more active on here. I have been reading, but not as usual amount. I have still been listing on Amazon/Goodreads and Bookbub.

So you can check out my reviews on the links below…..

Let’s see what I read this year 😉

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ARC REVIEW

Sold to the Demon Prince (Sins of the Blood War Book 1) by Lauren Crowne

Sold to the Demon Prince (Sins of the Blood War Book 1)by Lauren Crowne

Sold to the Demon Prince (Sins of the Blood War Book 1) by Lauren Crowne

Description

The demon prince is arrogant, dangerous, and hot as sin.
He is also my new owner.

As a fae slave, I knew that one day I’d be sold at auction, but I never expected to be purchased by royalty, much less by the demon prince himself.

Rumors say that Prince Leo is a cruel master who murders his fae when they no longer entertain him. They say he’s just like every other species that harvest the magic in our fae blood.

But I know the truth.

There’s more to the demon prince than what the world sees. He has plans, big plans, and if I agree to help him, it could mean freedom for me and every other enslaved fae.

When the day comes that I’m given the chance for freedom, will I take it, even it means leaving Prince Leo forever? Or can I admit that the demon prince who owned my body might own my heart as well?

All books in the Sins of the Blood War series contain spicy tension, deliciously steamy scenes, characters who talk (and curse) like adults, and occasional moments of violence. Leo’s a prince who can do whatever he wants, after all, and in this book, what he wants is her.

Publication Date 1/11/2022

My Review

Lauren Crowne is a new author to me, and after reading this book I’m hooked.

Sins of the Blood War is a new series, with demons/fae and supernaturals all living with humans.

Vera is a fae slave whose blood is a valuable commodity, it’s used for recreational drug use by demons/humans and all of the supernatural world.

Fae are nothing but cattle, to be brought and used, they have no freedom unless their owners give it.

But Vera is loose, out on the big wide world, she wants to taste freedom and fun before she is sold…….

Prince Leo doesn’t like being a royal, he’d rather invent and be on his own. He hates the auctions he is forced to attend but he needs the fae that are being sold…..

The couple first meet by accident, but Vera runs away before Leo can discover what she actually is.

Second meeting she is bound and gagged and Leo recognises her!! She lied!! She’s fae not human…..

It sets off at a good pace, but it does slow down and finds it hard to regain the pace, but once it does it’s a sprint to the finish line.

The chemistry and banter between Leo and Vera bounces all over the place, and he’s going to ignore his feelings for this intriguing little fairy…..

Vera is not impressed with Leo, he’s a brute and a bully, his reputation has her scared. She knows it’s only going to be a matter of time before her new master kills and harvests her blood!

Love where this story is going, I did have a little inkling as to where the story was heading, but it still surprised me along the way. I liked the fact the demons had tails (so many don’t have wings/tails) and wings that stayed out.

And Vera is hiding her own secret too, I did like how she wouldn’t stop giving up, she was going to escape if she could.

And Leo might be a rough/gruff demon, but he was a sweetie underneath 😉

Can Leo persuade Vera to help him in his experiments? Can he really be trusted with his promises?

Ends on a cliffhanger, so I’m hoping it’s not long before the next book.

Definitely a recommended read.

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ARC REVIEW

The Last Huntress: Mirror Realm Series (Book I) by Lenore Borja

The Last Huntress: Mirror Realm Series (Book I) by Lenore Borja

DESCRIPTION

Alice Daniels has a problem.

Her reflection keeps misbehaving when she looks in the mirror—and the longer she ignores it, the harder it tries to get her attention.

On her eighteenth birthday, she learns why: she is a huntress, someone gifted with the power to enter mirrors and the magical world that exists beyond. But with this power comes immense responsibility, for in the Mirror Realm lurks an evil that has infected the human race for centuries: demons. It is up to her and her three huntress sisters—with the help of one handsome and overbearing protector—to hunt and banish this evil one demon at a time, thereby keeping the chaos in check.

But when an ancient god pays Alice a visit that turns deadly, it is clear the Mirror Realm is more than it seems, and she soon finds herself in a race against time to save the life—and soul—of the one man the gods are determined to never let her have.

The Last Huntress is a story of redemption and sacrifice, the bonds of true sisterhood, and the impossible, sometimes frightening, things we’ll do for love.

Publication Date 1/11/2022

My Review

Reading the blurb I’m thinking it’s a retelling of Alice through the looking glass. But it’s not, there are a few similarities, but maybe that was just me.

Alice can control mirrors!

Fancy a change of scenery, walk through a mirror. But it’s not that simple as we find out in the book.

Alice has never trusted a mirror, her reflection can’t be trusted, it looks back at her distorted or even oddly sometimes!

But all that becomes apparent when she discovers her hidden power (or curse!) she can move into a different world/realm just by walking through a mirror, there is also the fact you can leap incredibly high, or even fly in this realm.

But it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. There is a dark force that wants the mirror realm for its self, and it will do anything to achieve this.

I really enjoyed the story. Loved the interaction with her sisters, I enjoyed the banter and almost instant attraction between her and her guardian/protector.

It’s a little confusing at times, and we are just meant to accept all the things thrown at Alice, the lack of information in some instances (the bond between sisters needed a little more information)

I don’t want to give too much away as it is a good story, a few little hiccups won’t really take away from this book.

There are a few twists I didn’t see coming. There are also moments in the book I wanted to shout at the characters (and the author) and there are times in the story I just wanted to scoop Alice up and give her a big cuddle.

Is there a HEA (happy ever after) in this book I hear you ask? Well….. nope!! Not telling you, but I will say that I wasn’t expecting it to go down the way it did 🤫

The mirror realm is fascinating. It’s full of wonderful and sometimes scary characters. The demons are the characters your going to be booing,

It’s touted as a YA (young adult) read, and it’s said it’s aimed at them.

It’s a book filled with adventure/mystery and a splash of magic. And don’t forget the romance 😉

I’m hoping this isn’t the last we see of the mirror realm.

I’m definitely adding this author to my list.

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ARC REVIEW

The Joker: A New Adult, Enemies to Lovers, Vigilante, Standalone Romance (The Soldiers of Anarchy Book 3) by Nikki J Summers

The Joker: A New Adult, Enemies to Lovers, Vigilante, Standalone Romance (The Soldiers of Anarchy Book 3) by Nikki J Summers

Description

Do you want to know a secret?

I’m a little crazy.

Want to know another?

All the best people are.

I’m the guy that smiles as I plan your downfall.

Laughs as you cry in pain.

Tells a joke as I read you your last rites.

And howls as I send you to the hell you deserve.

I’m the good guy, wrapped up in a warped, depraved package of sin. A saviour, destined for the depths of hell.

My life is perfect.

My friends are psychotic.

Everything is how I like it… uncomplicated chaos.

Until her.

She thought she could destroy me. Ruin me in the worst way. Thing is, I love a challenge, and the only one getting destroyed in this twisted little game is her… in the best way.

They call me The Joker, because I always have the last laugh. And I’m about to show the world the greatest trick of all. No one messes with a King and lives to tell the tale.

The Joker is an Enemies to Lovers, New Adult, Standalone Romance from Nikki J Summers.

This story takes place in the Soldiers of Anarchy world, and although reading The Psycho and The Reaper will help to understand some of the characters, it’s not essential to the enjoyment of this story.

There are scenes of a violent and sexual nature in this story, therefore it is intended for readers of 18+ years. Please take note of the trigger warnings listed in Colton’s letter at the start of this book.

Publication Date 27/10/2022

My Review

Wow!! Another amazing book from Nikki. Her soldiers of anarchy series is fast becoming a firm favourite of mine.

Colton is the joker of this pack, a clown with a vicious sense of humour. But loyal to the men he calls brothers. There is nothing he won’t or hasn’t done for them.

Like the rest of the soldiers he has had a troubled past, this has shaped him into the psycho/joker he is today. And we get to come along for the ride…. The book is in three parts, triggers warning and tissues are advised.

His counterpart is a wildcard herself. Not a typical person (but totally suited to Colton) a painter with a passionate side that comes out in her work. She also is on a mission, to destroy Colton and the things he did to her family!!

When they meet it’s an explosion for Colton. He never thought he would find the other part of his heart! He is slightly annoyed and baffled as to why this woman isn’t flinging herself at his feet.

Shelley feels revulsion and hate, so no, it’s not going to be easy getting past all the hate she has for him (but a conversation she has in the book is a turning point)

It’s a slow burn romance, but when they finally come together, Colton will do everything in his power to prove to Shelly that they are meant to be together.

We have a few issues that the pair need to address, we have drama that unfolds with each page.

We also have a few moments where I’d loved to have high-fived our FMC.

Be prepared for heart jerking moments and with enough spicy enough to set fire to the pages! (Room filled with mirrors was definitely an eye opener 😜 and the Halloween scene where he hopes his Shelly will dress as his opposite, and when she turns up in something totally unexpected, was the highlight of the book it’s hilarious😆)

We also have a betrayal within the rank of the soldiers!! Totally didn’t see that coming! And how it’s played out will have you guessing who it is for a little while, that is until you put the puzzle together.

And the ending!!!! That was a bumpy ride until climactic ending…..

Can’t wait to see who is next 🖤

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ARC REVIEW

Monstrous by Harper A. Brooks

Description 

The dark voices aren’t real, they say.
They tell me it’s all in my head.
But the monsters want to play, you see.
So they’ll come for me in my bed.
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I’m still haunted by the monsters of my past. 

And they remember me, too…

All I want is to feel normal. But the pills that numb the pain end up stripping me of who I am until I’m left feeling hollow.

When I stop taking them, I can see clearly again, and after so much darkness and tragedy, I’ve found myself.

Then come the voices…

Monsters.

Three of them.

Dark shadowy things that I thought only dwelled in my nightmares—they’re real. And they’ve been waiting for me to come home.

They want to open my mind to things I can hardly imagine, in my life and in the bedroom. But I’m scared. I’ve been running from my fears for years, and now these monsters want to claim me as theirs.

They promise me protection from a far more dangerous threat, an evil that tried to take my life before and wants to finish the job.

Am I losing my mind?

Can this really be happening?

I have a bad feeling that no matter what I do, I’m going to be devoured in the end.**Monstrous is an ultra steamy paranormal romance novella. This standalone is meant for those who like to embrace the things that go bump in the night instead of running from them.**

Monstrous by Harper A. Brooks

Publication Date 30/1/2022

My Review 

A short but really good story. 

Marianna “Mari” has hit a wall! Well that wall has her surrounded and she can’t find a way over it! 

Ten years ago she lost the love of her life! Ripped away from her, murdered! She’s never really recovered from losing him. But she needs to take back her life, and throwing away her medication seems like the way forward. But once the nights draw in, things seem to appear and make her wonder if coming off her medication was the right thing to do….

Her dream takes her away from her reality, the dreams about the three faceless men who command her body seem so lifelike, they whisper to her, they entice her, they beg her to call to them…..

So is this reality? Is it a product of her coming off her medication? It’s not all fun and orgasms though! They frighten her with their demands, and they may appear to look human, but looking closer Mari discover their true identities. They are monsters! 

Fear, Hopelessness and Darkness have been protecting Mari for a long time, and by some miracle they are able to finally be with her. They are going to give her protection and pleasure, but she belongs to them, and they will go to any lengths to secure her and her promise to be with them forever!! 

I liked the premise of this book. It takes you on a sensual journey. They are quite a few naughty scenes. Some of it felt a little too much, and if it was a little longer then the scenes wouldn’t have seemed so many. 

So if you like chill with your dark romance pick this one up. 

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ARC REVIEW

Not All Himbos Wear Capes: A Superhero/Villain MM Romance (Villainous Things Book 1) by C. Rochelle

Not All Himbos Wear Capes: A Superhero/Villain MM Romance (Villainous Things Book 1) by C. Rochelle

Description

Xander

Big City is supposedly the place where dreams come true. As someone just trying to live my life, I can tell you, it’s more like a recurring nightmare where dreams get c*ckblocked at every turn.

Especially if you’re a supervillain like me.

The irony is that I have zero powers, despite coming from purebred villain stock, but try telling that to Big City’s beloved hero, Captain Masculine.

This himbo is ruining my research, and if his firepower doesn’t kill me, the sight of him in Lycra surely will. Luckily—or unluckily, in my opinion—my bestie just signed me up for the Bangers dating app and found my perfect match.

If this isn’t the start of my villain arc, I don’t know what is.

Butch

It’s hard feeling like I have to wear a mask every day—that the only value I bring to the table is the sparkling image others have created for me.

Such is the life of being Captain Masculine, Big City’s greatest superhero. This is the existence I was destined for, and I will gladly defend this city against every threat to its people.

Except Doctor Antihero.

I’ve seen countless villains come and go, but something about Antihero intrigues me more than the usual hero-villain encounters should.

It’s because of him that I impulsively signed up for a dating app, hoping a meaningless fling with a local normie will help get my head back in the game. The truth is, what I really want is someone who sees me—the man behind the mask.

But that’s a luxury no superhero can afford.


Not All Himbos Wear Capes is an MM romance between a superhero and a villain. Our men find other men in tight supersuits incredibly attractive. Sometimes, they keep these supersuits on while engaging in explicit extracurricular activities with each other (and sometimes they even use bad words!). This is not your kid’s superhero book. This is Sin City and The Boys having a love child with extra spicy Spideypool and is meant for 18+ adults who can handle such things.

The Villainous Things series contains standalone books (each with HEAs) that feature interconnected characters and an overarching plot.

CONTENT & TROPES:

• MM romance

• Dual POV

• Superheroes/villains

• Grumpy/sunshine

• Star-crossed lovers + fated mates

• Lovers-to-enemies-to-lovers (yup)

• Hurt/comfort + found family

• MM romance (in case you missed that part)

• Plus suspenseful plot + save-the-world epicness for pizazz

POTENTIAL TRIGGERS:

• Sweary dialogue

• Naughty irreverent humor

• Extremely morally gray characters with moments of psychotic ideation

• Extra spicy extracurricular activities (see inside book and c-rochelle.com for specifics)

• Minor gore in villain lair and during hero/villain battle scenes

• Controlling + neglectful parents with some physical (superpowered) abuse

• Lack of autonomy + indentured servitude

• Restraints (not the fun kind)

• Detailed descriptions of humans’ negative effects on coastal wildlife (specifically with pollution and including a seagull autopsy with details of the contents of its stomach)

*FULL LIST OF Content & TWs can be found in the front of the book and at c-rochelle.com*

Publication Date 30/10/2022

My Review

I will admit, I was waiting for the female protagonist to make her entrance (This author is all for giving her FMC a strong kicka$$ personality) then I realised it’s a M/M (male on male) story. (Again the author has no problems making a romantic connection between two men)

Xander is a Master Criminal, well his pedigree says so, but how can you be when all your schemes are thwarted by that incredibly smexy Captain Masculine!!!

Butch the effervescent Superhero, criminals don’t stand a chance…. But what about the shy little sub that only wants a master to care and claim him (sniff)

Ok, is it just me, but I instantly saw Batman and Superman (Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill) those hot and heavy looks Batman kept giving Superman? No? Just me then …..

And then the hilarious/dramatic/suspenseful story takes off….

Buckle up people it’s a fast paced action and adventure ride.

It has angst, it has passion and naughty moments a plenty. It also has two lonely people looking for a connection, to find that special someone.

Can Xander and Butch really date one another without coming clean and exposing their alter ego’s? Can they really live a lie? And what happens when they find out who they are really dating?

I love this authors work, she mixes in the fun and the frustrating. The shy and the saucy. The dramas and the dominating 😜 triggers are in there, so please read the warning before exploring this new world.

Next book please ……

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*arc supplied by the author

ARC REVIEW 🤠

His Reluctant Cowboy: A Gay Cowboy Romance (Woods Ranch Book 2) by A.M. Arthur

His Reluctant Cowboy: A Gay Cowboy Romance (Woods Ranch Book 2) by A.M. Arthur

Description

From acclaimed author A.M. Arthur comes a tender, sexy new novel in the Woods Ranch series.

He thought his cowboy days were behind him. But life—and love—had other plans.

Michael Pearce left the small-town life of Weston and cattle ranching for the hustle of Austin, and never looked back—until his father suffers a stroke and requires in-home care.

Josiah Sheridan became a certified nursing assistant after seeing how wonderful his single mother’s in-home aides were before she died. He wants to help people, and he does his best with the work he can find in small-town Weston, Texas. He also lives a complicated life with his lover—to the rest of the world, they’re just roommates. Behind closed doors, their life is…strained.

Meeting Michael, a kind and openly gay—not to mention much older—man, gives Josiah a glimpse into a brighter, happier world. He loves Michael’s self-confidence and plethora of life stories. But it will take patience, planning, and more courage than Josiah thinks he has to finally break free from his old life and find real love with Michael.

Woods Ranch

Book 1: His Fresh Start Cowboy
Book 2: His Reluctant Cowboy

Publication Date 25/10/2022

My Review

A slow burn m/m story that i through enjoyed. Read it in one day as i couldn’t put it down.

Michael comes home after twenty years of being estranged with his father. The death of his mother was was the final straw in Michael’s decision to leave home. Being a gay man in a small town was nothing but trouble, fighting bullies in school to not being happy in himself had Michael constantly at war with himself.
But he’s home to look after his father and to also reevaluate his life. Being divorced and broke is bad enough, but Michael also misses his dog (which his husband got custody of!)
But he’s going to put his misery on hold for a while and look after his father (who has had a stroke)
Michael didn’t think he’d ever be back home again, but he doesn’t intend to be there forever….

Josiah Is a young man with a troubled past. His parents were killed in a hit and run, he’s lived on the streets for more years than he cares to remember, he’s lived and lost people he’s cared about. But Josiah is also living in a new and dangerous relationship, like vine with a man who could explode with a violent temper at any given moment has Josiah living in constant dread!

Josiah And Michael meet when Josiah applied to become Michael’s fathers caregiver (Josiah is a nurse who works for himself rather than in a hospital) both feel a little tug of interest, but Michael is nursing a broken heart and Josiah is too scared to leave his “lover”. This is going to be a employer/employee relationship only.

Both men are struggling with past baggage, Michael has a fear of commitment as the last man he loved threw him away (after taking his money and his invention) Josiah is just scared of letting anyone in, it’s easier to barter his body for board and lodgings.

Watching these two find themselves and each other was so sweet. Walls needed to come down, trust needed to be earned and they needed to forgive others and themselves.

But once they do find each other it’s not easy. The employee/employer status hangs between them. Past hurts need addressing and sorting.
There is also trust as past lives come knocking on Michael’s door. Can Josiah trust his heart to another man?
And will Michael want to live in this small town again?

This is book two in the series, I’ve not read book I’ve but it’s a book I’ve added to my TBR list.

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About the Author

A.M. Arthur was born and raised in the same kind of small town she likes to write about, a stone’s throw from both the ocean and generational farmland. She’s been writing stories in her head since she was a child and scribbling them down nearly as long. When not exorcising the voices in her head, A.M. can be found in the kitchen experimenting with food and trying not to poison herself or others.

*arc supplied by NetGalley

ARC REVIEW- NEW RELEASE

House of Curses (Royal Houses Book 3) by K. A. Linde

House of Curses (Royal Houses Book 3) by K. A. Linde

Description

USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde returns to the Royal Houses series with House of Curses: the story of Kerrigan Argon, a half-Fae, half-human as she seeks her place in an unforgiving world filled with magic, mayhem, and romance. Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Holly Black, and V.E. Schwab.

Against all odds, Kerrigan Argon passed her dragon training. She’s now an official member of the Society. Everything should be well. But somehow, nothing is.

Her dark prince, Fordham Ollivier, has disappeared in hopes to beak his curse.

An unwanted wedding looms in her future.

And the council election draws ever nearer. An election that she’s been unceremoniously nominated for.

If all of that wasn’t enough, the Red Masks, an anti-half Fae, anti-human terrorist organization, are gaining ground. All because they have a spy inside the mountain, inside the Society itself.

Someone is leading these monsters.

And Kerrigan is determined to stop them at all costs.

Publication Date 18/10/2022

My Review

This is the third book in the series, and the series definitely needs to be read in order. We do get a little background from the previous books, but it’s more to refresh the memory. And it doesn’t get too bogged down with the past books.

Kerrigan has made it!

Against all the odds stacked against her, she’s now a dragon rider. But not without loss and sacrifice made by Kerrigan, and just when she thought things couldn’t get any worse, now she has to marry the enemy!

Her friends although loyal are few and far between. Ford is missing (her one true love left saying it was safer for her!)

The red masks are still a problem for Kerrigan (it’s an organisation filled with beings who hate half breeds) they are hooking followers and power, they are becoming a force to be reckoned with!

Kerrigan has grown in power, she’s a force to be feared, but her fears for her friends and Ford have her not tapping into her potential power.

Her marriage should have been a happy time, but she’s not marrying Ford! The council have decreed she marry an enemy! Something has to be done. Who can she turn to?

I’m really enjoying this book as it’s low on steam (just one dream moment) but filled to the brim with action.

The story is largely told by Kerrigan, but we get little snippets from the villains in this story and a few other characters in the book. I’m not a huge fan as it slows the book down, but in some cases it does lend to the story.

We have turns/twists and more betrayal for poor Kerrigan to deal with!

How will she survive the next battle?

We will have to wait a whole year for the next book to find out….

A highly recommended book/series.

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*Arc supplied by The Reading Cafe

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty other novels. She grew up as a military brat and attended the University of Georgia where she obtained a Master’s in political science. She works full-time as an author and loves binge-watching Supernatural, Star Wars, traveling, and dance.

She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super-adorable puppies.

Visit her online at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @authorkalinde.

Join her newsletter at www.kalinde.com/subscribe for exclusive content, free books, and giveaways every month.

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Scarred by Vanessa Vale & Helen Hardt

The billion heirs. They inherit it all. Brothers who’ve never met and are content to keep it that way. A will dictates otherwise. A new family legacy will be formed. Or destroyed.

Scarred by Vanessa Vale & Helen Hardt is now live!

He’s inherited billions, but he must leave his home and family to claim it.
She’s no longer a captive, yet will she ever be free?

Austin Bridger is struggling to keep his seaplane business afloat and help his ailing mother. When his father, who never acknowledged his existence, dies, he leaves his billions to Austin and his two half brothers. The catch? To receive the inheritance, they must all live on his father’s Montana ranch for a year. To Austin, the money’s tainted, but because he desperately needs every dime, he has no choice but to leave Seattle.

Carly Vance was a student in veterinary school when her dream was shattered. Abducted from a diner in her small town, she was held captive on a South Pacific island for three years. Now she’s home, but her scars run deep. Trying to reclaim her life, she bravely takes a job in Bridger Ranch’s stables.
Despite Carly’s painful past and Austin’s responsibilities, sparks fly when they cross paths. But Bridger Ranch holds secrets—secrets that may threaten their happiness…and their lives.

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A USA Today bestseller, Vanessa Vale writes tempting romance with unapologetic bad boys who don’t just fall in love, they fall hard. Her 75+ books have sold over one million copies. She lives in the American West where she’s always finding inspiration for her next story. While she’s not as skilled at social media as her kids, she loves to interact with readers.

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#1 New York Times, #1 USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Helen Hardt’s passion for the written word began with the books her mother read to her at bedtime. She wrote her first story at age six and hasn’t stopped since. In addition to being an award winning author of contemporary and historical romance and erotica, she’s a mother, an attorney, a black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek, an appreciator of fine red wine, and a lover of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. She writes from her home in Colorado, where she lives with her family.

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Finding Promises

Book 4 in the Finding Happiness in Harmony Series

By Stacey Komosinski

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A Second Chance, Ex-marine, Slow Burn, Small Town, Contemporary Romance

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Blurb:

Seth Taylor is used to living life as a lone wolf, going where duty calls him. After leaving the marines, he goes to the small town where the year before he made no promises to the beautiful cafe owner after spending one hot night together. Now he’s determined to make those promises to her—if she’ll let him.

 

When Seth Taylor rolls into Harmony, Texas, a second chance with Camila Hartman isn’t even on the table. Her crystal-clear blue eyes bore ice daggers into him at first sight. One small gesture from Seth cracks her frigid exterior, resulting in cycles of vulnerability and fiery outbursts which confuse and incite a yearning within him.

Cami wasn’t ready for her world to be turned upside down once again by a man who does as he pleases. His Greek godlike physique, warm eyes, and sweet promises twist her brain, tease her body, and tantalize her heart. Unable to control her desire to know how real that unforgettable night was, Cami exposes her insecurities to the only man who ever haunted her dreams.

Will Seth maintain patience with the volatile Cami and prove he’s moving in the same direction as she is? Or will she let fear win over love, trust, and promises?

 

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PLEASING PLATINUM (The Draak Legacy #3) by Xavier Neal

Release Date: October 21st

Genre/Tropes:Genre/Tropes: Paranormal Romance/Paranormal Rom Com/Office/Workplace Romance

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Blurb:

From USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Xavier Neal comes the next book in the action-packed, laugh-out-loud, paranormal romance series you don’t want to miss…

You hate Mondays?

Try finding out that the mother you thought was dead is actually alive, being attacked by elves – who are definitely not Santa’s friendly little helpers –  and discovering that you’re not nearly as human as you believed you were. 

Yeah.

All before five o’clock.

Oh, and just in case all that wasn’t enough to have me reaching for a bottle of wine rather than a glass, it turns out I’m also mated to an ancient dragon.

An ancient dragon who just so happens to be my boss.

Argh.

Any chance this is just one giant cos-play convention I don’t remember registering for?

No?

Well, it’d be irresponsible for me to not at least ask if that were a possibility. 

About the Author:

Xavier Neal is a best-selling romance author who enjoys hopping from sub genre to sub genre like a game of Hopscotch she can’t resist.

In between writing, she loves to read (everything from romance to self improvement books), watch movies (old and new), eat too much Tex-Mex (her Chuy’s t-shirt collection is out of control), and watch AHL hockey games LIVE (preferably against the glass whenever possible). 

She currently resides happily in Texas with her bearded husband “Lumberjack” and their two fur babies.

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I never should have agreed to become his…

The Proposal, an all-new steamy enemies-to-lovers fake-marriage standalone romance from bestselling author L. Steele is coming November 8th, and we have the first look at the gorgeous cover!

Wedding Planner meets Fifty Shades of Grey

I never should have agreed to become his…

Liam Kincaid. Super grumpy. Super grouchy. Super tall, dark …hottie.
Who’s engagement I was responsible for breaking up.
It was all a big mistake… honest.
Only he doesn’t see it that way.
He now has twenty-four hours to get married and claim his inheritance.
And he insists I pay for my error,
…by posing as his fake wife for thirty days.
It’s not like I have a choice.
If I don’t agree he’ll destroy my wedding-planning business.
Besides it’s only until he convinces his mother that he’s settled down, he says.
We only have to pretend to like each other.
Reassure his family and friends that we are in love.
Only catch?
We can’t stand the sight of each other.
Every time we are in the same space we almost come to blows.
But what happens when the chemistry between us detonates?

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L. Steele loves to write romance novels featuring dangerous men and feisty women.  She enjoys trading trivia with her filmmaker husband, watching lots and lots of movies, and walking nature trails. She lives with her family in London.

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ARC REVIEW

The Liar’s crown by Abigail Owen.

The Liar’s crown by Abigail Owen.

Description


Some shadows protect you…others will kill you in this dazzling new fantasy series from award-winning author Abigail Owen.

Everything about my life is a lie. As a hidden twin princess, born second, I have only one purpose—to sacrifice my life for my sister if death comes for her. I’ve been living under the guise of a poor, obscure girl of no standing, slipping into the palace and into the role of the true princess when danger is present.

Now the queen is dead and the ageless King Eidolon has sent my sister a gift—an eerily familiar gift—and a proposal to wed. I don’t trust him, so I do what I was born to do and secretly take her place on the eve of the coronation. Which is why, when a figure made of shadow kidnaps the new queen, he gets me by mistake.

As I try to escape, all the lies start to unravel. And not just my lies. The Shadowraith who took me has secrets of his own. He struggles to contain the shadows he wields—other faces, identities that threaten my very life.

Winter is at the walls. Darkness is looming. And the only way to save my sister and our dominion is to kill Eidolon…and the Shadowraith who has stolen my heart.

Publication Date 30/8/2022

My Review

*There are a few triggers, so read the warnings before buying.*

As soon as I see this author has a new book, I’m there.

The cover is gorgeous (I’m thinking I might need a paperback for my shelves) 😉

This author knows how to write paranormal romance (please look at her Inferno Rising/Fire’s Edge series)

Balancing the plot and romance is always tricky. Writing for a YA (Young Adult) audience when a lot of your books aren’t YA takes skill.

So enough about the author, let’s get down to the book…..

Meren is a twin (the younger one) and as tradition states her life is to be in the shadows, she’s there to protect her sibling (if danger arises Meren is expected to sacrifice herself!) so her confidence in herself is nonexistent, she chafes at her role in life, but there isn’t anything she can do about it….

But Meren does escape the Ivory tower she’s locked away in (to Meren it’s more like a dungeon.) She wanders the streets at night whilst wearing different disguises.

Plot is skilfully layered with twists/turns and OMG moments…. As you read the book, things become clearer and a few things make sense.

The descriptions in this book place you right in the moment, you can smell the streets that Meren visits, you can see the grandeur of the palace, and you witness King Eidolon’s sickness/madness.

King Eidolon is after Meren’s sister Tabra, so she does the job she was born to do, she stands in her place, and becomes King Eidolon’s bride! (I wouldn’t trust this guy an inch) But before the wedding takes place, Meren is kidnapped!!

Reven is a complex character, essentially good, but his secret makes him reluctant to be actually good?! His character has plenty of conflicting emotions and motivations. And he certainly gets more than he bargained for when he kidnaps the wrong princess!!

And then we have Cain 🤔 and in the world’s I read why can’t she have both 😉?

The characters have a hard time trusting one another as they travel through this story. Kidnappers are usually nice people, so when does the kidnapper become protector? (You’ll need to read the book😉)

Can Meren save her sister from the clutches of Eidolon? Can she figure out what Eidolon really wants? Can she be the hero in this story? And can I get the next book please.

I wouldn’t say it’s a cliffhanger ending, but it does leave us and the characters wondering where this will take us next…..

Enemies to lovers ✔️

Kidnapping ✔️

Magic ✔️

Adventure ✔️

Secrets ✔️

🦋

*arc supplied by The Reading Cafe

💜💜 Countdown 💜💜


Simply Mine by Laura Pavlov is coming October 20th!

She’s looking for Mr. Right. I can offer her Mr. Right Now. That’s my specialty.

He’s my best friend’s older brother.
He was also my teenage crush and completely out of reach.
But we had our secrets—moments that nobody knew about.
I’d tucked them away in a safe place, and that’s where I’d planned to keep them.
He’d moved to the city, and I’d moved on.
But now he was back in Honey Mountain for a few weeks.
And he’d found endless reasons to spend time with me.
What started out as rekindling our friendship turned into a different kind of… stroking the fire.
No pun intended.
It was temporary.
Just another secret that we’d keep between us.
Ledger Dane came with an expiration date.
He’d always been one foot out the door.
Why would this time be any different?

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ARC REVIEW

Wolf Protector (Moon Kissed Book 3) by Harper A. Brooks

Wolf Protector (Moon Kissed Book 3) by Harper A. Brooks

DESCRIPTION

In this world of magic and secrets, nothing is as it seems.

Edmund, the vicious ex-alpha and Reid’s father, is back from the dead. And now, he’s set on expanding his tyrannical reign beyond the pack’s territory of Buson, Maine.

Even more shocking is that Edmund has brought a new friend with him: Carmen, Tasha’s sister and the one person she’s dedicated her life to bringing home. But the young witch doesn’t want to be saved. In fact, Carmen and Edmund have been working together to take out the Redcliff Pack and put their bloody plans into motion.

To save their future, Tasha and Reid must fully embrace their mate-bond and Tasha’s witch powers, while battling their pasts head on.

With claws, teeth, and magic.

Love, betrayal, and magic fill the pages of the final book of the Moon Kissed Series! Read the epic conclusion to Tasha and Reid’s story today!

Wolf Protector is book three of the Moon Kissed Series.

Publication Date 29/9/2022

My Review

So book three starts where book two ended, so it’s important to read the two previous books before starting this one.

It’s all go from the first page!

Betrayal on both sides for our main characters, they aren’t sure who to trust…..

Lost siblings, resurrected fathers and the witches are still against the shifters!!

Reid doesn’t know wether he can trust his senses or his father

Tasha was going for a sibling reunion. Well she got one, but it wasn’t the reunion she was expecting! Tasha has spent years looking for her sister, blaming the Redcliff for her disappearance, plotting her revenge. And now, it seems it was all for nothing….. Her sister didn’t want to be found, she had an agenda, and it didn’t include her sister!

So it looks like the only one they can trust is one another. Working together to unite the pack under Reid (although daddy dearest is trying to cause upheaval) is proving a challenge…..

This has to be my favourite book of the series. The link between Reid and Tasha is growing stronger, and so is their trust in one another. (Better late than never)

Really well written and attention to detail was spot on.

Great characters, heroes you’ll be cheering on and villains you’ll be booing at and throwing popcorn!

It’s a fast paced action and adventure story with a big helping of steam 🥵

The twists you don’t see coming, the turns that will have your head in a spin!

Sad to see this adventure come to an end, to be honest the ending did take me by surprise!

🦋

*arc supplied by The Reading Cafe

ARC REVIEW

The Dragon’s Bond (Jade Dragon Shifter Brothers Book 2) by Marie Johnston

The Dragon’s Bond (Jade Dragon Shifter Brothers Book 2) by Marie Johnston

Description…..

Lachlan

I was supposed to be a brutal and ruthless ruler of my dragon shifter clan, but I’ve defied the odds to become a calm male who thinks before he acts. I rule my small town fairly, without the bloodshed. The only time I acted with the same selfishness of my parents was when I selected my mate. And for the last four years, I’ve worried I ruined her life. I want to do better, but I don’t know how, and if I don’t figure it out, she’ll be gone.

Indy

I know Lachlan didn’t grow up like me. He didn’t have a loving, supportive, and completely smothering family to dote on him. But when he announced he wanted me to be his, I was elated. I had high hopes. And then we just…existed together. A female dragon shifter is rarely short of pride, but if Lachlan doesn’t talk to me, I can’t picture a second chance for us. And when someone tries to kills me, I worry we won’t be able to try.

Publication Date 18/9/2022

My Review

I’m loving this series and meeting more family members. We started off with the Silver Clan, which lead us to the Jade Clan and then the Garnet Clan, and also the Peridot Clan. (So I’m hoping another series of books will spring out from them) 😉

Indy has had enough of being the leaders mate! She tired of being ignored and not being included in the running of the clan! It’s time to make changes …..

Lachlan is the leader of the Jade Clan, he’s been their leader since his parents died in a fire.

Lachlan is hiding a secret, and he’s terrified someone will eventually find out!!

We get to meet Levi which will take us to meet a new Clan (although we met them briefly in this book, and it’s not another dragon Clan!)

You don’t need to read the previous book, it stands well enough in its own. But reading the previous book does give a little insight into Lachlan and his thoughts…..

Lachlan and Indy have been mated for a few years!

Lachlan needed to mate for leadership reasons!

Indy did as she was asked! Although she was both relieved (her former boyfriend was beginning to give off creep vibes!) and surprised (Lachlan could have had his pick of mates)

But with a vast chasm between them how will they ever overcome it? Do they want too?

It has a little angst, passion and secrets. It also has a little danger for both the main characters.

Lachlan finds it hard to express his feelings for his mate, he truly loves her, but I get the impression he’s never really told her! And Indy is full of self doubt when it comes to her mate! He’s never at home and he’s always with other women (her family and town like to tell get often!)

Both characters needed their heads banged together. Both have feelings for one another, and both can’t express them…..

If you love a second chance romance with dragons and a bossy mate, I’d recommend this one in a heartbeat. It’s shortish, and with all of her books you want just a little more 😉 characters are great, settings are detailed enough for you to imagine yourself there.

🦋

*arc supplied by the author.

ARC REVIEW

Crosshairs by Felicity Ribero

Crosshairs by Felicity Ribero

Description

They were from two different worlds.

Like two trains never crossing paths, they would have gone on without any shred of their lives coinciding. Until a late-night encounter brings them crashing into each other’s lives.

Cole, a small-time New York gun trafficker who has been unlucky for the better part of his life knows better than to dream of a better life. Jaded, exhausted and down on his luck, he struggles to deal with the reality of his choices.

Amidst dodging the keen attention of the authorities, and evading the sly notice of his crafty companions, he certainly has no patience to indulge a spoilt busy-body reporter with peas for brain and a hankering for danger. He thinks she’s crazy and wants nothing to do with her even if her smile takes his breath away and her presence soothes his wounds.

Samantha, on the other hand, is not letting go. She is a shark who has smelt blood and is honing in for the kill or the caresses.

But one thing is certain; Cole is a puzzle she is determined to unravel.
As the web of dark schemes and mysterious ploys thicken around them, passion flares to life, and so do other threats. These two are utterly defenseless against the attacks or the kisses.

Will they survive the imminent explosion that draws ever nearer or will these two finally get a chance to go after their fairytale romance?

Publication date 15/8/2022

My Review

This is a Romantic/Murder/Suspense story.

The hero isn’t really a hero?! A gun trafficker whose moral compass swings from one end to the other. Life choices brought him to where he is now…..

Samantha needs to show her editor she’s more than just a fluff reporter, she can deal with hard hitting topics…..

So putting these two together shouldn’t have happened, but Sam smells a story and won’t let it go, but she needs to be careful as other people have Cole in their sights, and she could be collateral damage!!

The attraction that Cole and Sam have for one another is pretty obvious (even though she distracted him no end!) they’re banter and connection is really easy to follow. There are a couple of lighthearted moments that will have you smiling. There is also that feeling that Cole could be more, there are a few surprises along the way…..

Storyline is well thought out and executed really well. Maybe a little more action and suspense (but that’s just me) and a little predictable in places.

But once I picked the book up, I found it really hard to put down.

Attention to detail is a key for me, and this new author paid attention to details.

So will Cole be able to put his past behind him? Or is that easier said than done? Can Sam bring an exclusive story to her editor without endangering both Cole and herself? And can they really have a HEA?

I’d recommend this book for anyone who likes their romance with a spot of mystery thrown in for good measure.

🦋

*arc supplied by The Reading Cafe

ARC REVIEW

Corrupt Fire (The Angel Fire Book 5) by Marie Johnston

Corrupt Fire (The Angel Fire Book 5) by Marie Johnston

Description

One minute the angel Tosca is a respected enforcer having a drink with someone she considers an ally. The next minute she wakes up beside a dead body, red-handed and blackballed.

Now enforcers she used to call friends are calling her a murderer. When they dredge up the past she’s so carefully buried, she’ll only look guiltier. Her only hope for clearing her name is escaping to Earth—and seeking refuge in the one place she vowed never to set foot in again.

One minute the angel Bronx is a frustrated warrior railing at the corruption that keeps him from doing his job. The next minute he’s got free rein to hunt the bane of his existence.

The cute but infuriating enforcer has been questioning his every move and tattling to her crooked senator friends. But now that Tosca is on the run, there’s nowhere on Earth he won’t follow—even if it takes him smack into a nest of forgotten angels and unchecked demons who will do anything to stay that way.

Except once he finds Tosca, he doesn’t know what to do with her. His gut tells him she’s innocent, but he’ll have to gain her trust to learn who framed her and why. Yet Tosca has no intention of letting any male dictate her fate again, even one who stars nightly in her dreams. Together they could root out the corruption bedeviling their realm—but divided they will fall prey to a determined enemy adept at killing enforcers and warriors alike.

Publication Date 12/7/2022

My Review

Book five in this series, and it’s becoming a firm favourite.

I really like the authors work and style of writing (she writes both paranormal and contemporary romance)

We jump straight into a murder and Tosca is the only suspect! Covered in the dead man’s blood it’s looking like she did it, only she’s certain that she couldn’t have……

Tosca is an angel enforcer, upholding the laws of her kind.

There is a past to Tosca she doesn’t want anyone to find out about (if you want to know what it is, you’ll have to read the book😉) it definitely shaped her into the Angel she is today.

Bronx is confused. One minute the senate is telling him he’s doing his job wrong, and then the next they are telling him to use any means to track and apprehend the murderer, but when Bronx finds out who he’s suppose to be bringing in, he’s first surprised to shocked. But his feelings aren’t going to sway him in his duty.

But the longer he spends around Tosca, the harder Bronx thinks she is guilty. He had a job to do, he needs to bring her in and for Tosca to answer for her crimes.

It’s a fast paced story that doesn’t stop until the end (and it sets up the next story) As always it’s well thought out and brilliantly written. We don’t get too bogged down with useless information.

I really liked the characters of Tosca and Bronx, both have a past they’d rather forget, and both are doing their best to be better angels.

These books are loosely connected, but can easily be read without reading any of the other books in this series.

Corruption is rife in the angel realm and the price our characters that have had to pay for their happiness has been rather steep, and this one is no exception.

So how will Tosca clear her name? Can Bronx help her, or will he be another in a long line to let her down?

🦋

*arc supplied by The Reading Cafe

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𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝘿𝙀𝙏𝘼𝙄𝙇𝙎:

Title: Digger

Series: Fury Vipers MC, Book Three

Author: Brooke Summers

Genre: MC Romance

Release Day: October 27, 2022

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𝙎𝙝𝙚’𝙨 𝙨𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙣 𝙤𝙛𝙛 𝙧𝙚𝙡𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙥𝙨… 𝙃𝙚’𝙨 𝙙𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙢𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙝𝙞𝙨…

𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘖𝘤𝘵𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘢 𝘔𝘪𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘦𝘭𝘴, 𝘣𝘪𝘬𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘧𝘧-𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘪𝘵𝘴. 

𝘚𝘩𝘦’𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘺𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘴𝘰 𝘴𝘩𝘦’𝘴 𝘴𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘯 𝘰𝘧𝘧 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦. 

𝘖𝘯𝘦 𝘯𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘋𝘪𝘨𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘦. 

𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦.

𝙃𝙚’𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙞𝙣…. 𝙎𝙝𝙚’𝙨 𝙨𝙘𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙙.

𝘋𝘪𝘨𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘢 𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘍𝘶𝘳𝘺 𝘝𝘪𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘔𝘊 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘦’𝘴 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘮… 

𝘜𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘭 𝘩𝘦𝘳. 

𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘴 𝘣𝘶𝘪𝘭𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘤𝘬 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯. 

𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘖𝘤𝘵𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘢’𝘴 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵, 𝘋𝘪𝘨𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘨𝘰𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘴.

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One Night (Book 1 in The Johnson Sisters Trilogy) by Elaine Marie.

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Blurb:

One Night…Was all it took to make Danielle’s dream come crashing down around her.
Danielle Johnson not only is she fighting something that has left her scared and preparing for the worst, but now she is dealing with being forgotten.
All she wanted was One Night, but the morning after was what broke her heart.
Can Danielle’s One Night with Jacob be enough for her, or will she need to forgive and forget to move forward?

The Johnson Sister’s grew up in a small Jersey town. Even though each are their own, they forever have each other’s backs. Through thick and thin, family always comes first.

One Night (Book 1 in The Johnson Sisters Trilogy) by Elaine Marie.

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ARC REVIEW- SIX BOOK REVIEW

Caught in Darkness (Night Shadows Series Book 1) by Rose Wulf

Caught in Darkness (Night Shadows Series Book 1) by Rose Wulf

Description

Veronica Wyndham had no idea that vampires were real, let alone that her new favorite customer—Tall Dark and Handsome—just so happened to be one. And she never imagined she’d overhear a robbery plan with murderous potential while eating lunch in the park. Making those kinds of enemies just wasn’t a good way to spend a day.

Seth Hunter knew he should have been grateful for Veronica’s unintentional help in exposing the traitors, but all he could worry about was how much danger she’d just landed in. Instinct had him taking it upon himself to keep a protective eye on her, but even then he had to keep his distance. If she found out the truth about the world around her, she would surely get Caught in Darkness.

READING ORDER:

Book 1 – Caught in Darkness

Book 2 – Found in Flames

Book 3 – Stayed for Alpha

Book 4 – Lost in Magic

Book 5 – Bonded by Blood

Book 6 – Staked by Desire

Publication Date 15/4/2014

My Review

First book in a new series and new author for me (six books in the series so far) to get stuck into….

it did remind me of older books about vampires (their secret world and staying away from the humans) then when I saw the date of publication it made better sense.

Veronica works in a coffee shop. She’s just swapped her nights for day shifts, meeting a tall handsome stranger has made her decision to swap worth it, but he grabs his coffee and goes! But looking at him is worth the cold shoulder.

Veronica gives me the impression she knows where her life is heading, well that’s until you meet her mother, she gets railroaded into meeting men her mother thinks Veronica should settle down with! She could have done with a bit more of a backbone where her mother was concerned!

Seth is a vampire, he’s been asked to root out a traitor.

By accident he finds out one of their own is a traitor, what does he do? And how can he inform the vampire that he works for who the culprit is?

I liked Seth, very much a gentleman. Although a ruthless killer when required, he treats Veronica with the respect she doesn’t get anywhere else!

I enjoyed the book.

I found it introduces us nicely into Seth’s world. Good plot, great outline, and I connected with the characters.

Relatively fast paced book, a few moments that catch you out, but a safe plot in which you can predict where the story goes.

I’m definitely going to be reading the next one in the series.

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Found in Flames (Night Shadows Series Book 2) by Rose Wulf

Found in Flames (Night Shadows Series Book 2) by Rose Wulf

Description

All his life Luka Craige has been haunted by the one that killed his family. Finally, having chased him across the country to the edge of vampire territory, Luka has his chance at vengeance—but not before his Beta is killed and Luka finds himself protecting a woman he doesn’t know. A woman who arouses him like never before. Could he possibly exact his revenge and find his mate?

A burning body was the last thing Joella Harp expected to find when she rounded the corner. Let alone a body with a man standing over it. After that her droll life becomes a whirlwind of werewolves, wild sex, and deadly fire. Someone wants her dead, she can barely think past her mouthwatering rescuer, and in no time she realizes this adventure could be more than a fantastical memory…if she’s brave enough.

READING ORDER:

Book 1 – Caught in Darkness

Book 2 – Found in Flames

Book 3 – Stayed for Alpha

Book 4 – Lost in Magic

Book 5 – Bonded by Blood

Book 6 – Staked by Desire

Publication Date 30/11/2015

My Review

Book two of a six book series and this one is slightly different from the first book…..

This one takes on revenge as it’s topic.

Luka is a werewolf, his pack is small but loyal. But even they have their limits.

Finally being able to exact revenge on the killer of his family is almost within reach, he’s not going to stop at the border where the ruling first family of powerful vampires live, he’s going to kill the witch that took his family and had him exiled (long story)

He doesn’t bargain meeting a human who is about to turn his world upside down…..

Things that go bump in the night isn’t usually anything Joella has ever worried about. But seeing a figure’s hand shoot fire and incinerate someone isn’t something you see every day. Nor has she ever been a target for the same type of death, luckily a stranger saves her from been burnt to a crisp, only now she wondering if she’s swapped one nightmare for another, being kidnapped wasn’t something Joella had expected!

I liked both Luka and Joella, both are strong willed characters that know what they want. Luka wants revenge for the death of his old family and the death of his beta. Joella wants a job that pays well and isn’t harassed by her boss!

The chemistry is a slowish burn, Luka isn’t looking for love or a mate, and neither is Joella, but it catches them by surprise anyway.

Another reasonably paced book that has action/romance and suspense. Can Luka catch and finally exact revenge on the witch that killed his family? Can he protect the human that is fast becoming pretty important to him? And when this is all over can Luka convince Joella to stay and live with the pack?

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Stayed for Alpha (Night Shadows Series Book 3) by Rose Wulf

Stayed for Alpha (Night Shadows Series Book 3) by Rose Wulf

Description

Adam Jefferies is a young Alpha taking a big risk. He wants to set down roots in California—a state largely claimed by the oldest and most powerful vampires. He’s going to have to earn his place the hard way.

Whitney King is a Rogue wolf with a single purpose in life: get revenge for the pack that took her in so many years ago. The pack that was slaughtered by a dangerous vampire. She’s tracked that vampire to California and she’s prepared to risk her life to end him. But she’s not prepared to find something worth living for…

When Adam takes Whitney in she says it’s temporary. He knows it won’t be, but he’ll have to show her why if he wants her to stay.

Publication Date 1/6/2016

READING ORDER:

Book 1 – Caught in Darkness

Book 2 – Found in Flames

Book 3 – Stayed for Alpha

Book 4 – Lost in Magic

Book 5 – Bonded by Blood

Book 6 – Staked by Desire

My Review

Book three in this series sees Whitney and Adam being reunited after losing touch many years ago, they were both young when she left the pack, and now Adam knows who she is he wants her to join his pack.

I liked this one the best so far, friends to lovers feel about the book. Whitney being given a chance at joining a pack after being a lone wolf for so long. She not afraid of death, she wants to end the vampire that took her adopted pack from her. Meeting Adam just gives her a taste of the pack life she’s been longing for.

Adam comes across at first like a cocky young pup who is trying to claim a piece of land for himself and his pack, but settling down in a territory already owned by a powerful vampire coven isn’t probably the smartest thing to do, and with his attitude you have to wonder if he’s going to fail and get his pack killed.

They come to an understanding about Whitney joining the pack, she thinks she won’t be here too long, but Adam sees her living with his pack for a very long time.

We have the suspense in the form of a dangerous vampire who is the one Whitney wants to kill. The build up is ok, a little anticlimactic in places, but still entertaining enough for me to continue.

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Lost in Magic (Night Shadows Series Book 4) by Rose Wulf

Lost in Magic (Night Shadows Series Book 4) by Rose Wulf

Description

Nearly a year after losing her best friends to vampires, Allison Drake knows it’s time for a change. And a nice cruise to the Bahamas sounds like just the ticket. She meets a sexy man on day one and knows it’ll be the vacation of a lifetime. But she’s not prepared for passengers to start disappearing under mysterious circumstances, or the implications that follow.

Mick Darringer is on the cruise not for the destination, but for the distraction. He needs to lay low and he knows the Council would never think to look for an earth witch on a cruise. It wasn’t part of his plan to meet a beautiful woman, but he’s not about to walk away. Ali captivates him from the moment he lays eyes on her.

But it’s not long before they learn that this cruise has problems. Problems in the form of vampires.

READING ORDER:

Book 1 – Caught in Darkness

Book 2 – Found in Flames

Book 3 – Stayed for Alpha

Book 4 – Lost in Magic

Book 5 – Bonded by Blood

Book 6 – Staked by Desire

Publication Date 25/9/2016

My Review

Book four has a murder/mystery feel to this one. Working out who is killing the passengers on Allison’s cruise!

Losing a friend and gaining knowledge of a world she knew nothing about made her realise life is too short. So she decides it’s time for a break, a holiday is just the thing she needs….

Mick is a witch (now that did throw me as most witches are female and men are wizards or warlocks) and in this series most witches aren’t nice! Trying to stay away from

This one wasn’t my favourite, but I still enjoyed the story.

Mick had decided that he needed to get away from his normal life, he is questioning what he knows and how it’s affecting him!

Meeting Allison makes him want to be a better witch.

But there is someone aboard their boat that will threaten both the main characters.

I liked how Mick questioned his life and how he wanted to change.

And Allison although a bit of a wimp in the beginning did find her backbone in the end.

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Bonded by Blood (Night Shadows Series Book 5) by Rose Wulf

Bonded by Blood (Night Shadows Series Book 5) by Rose Wulf

Description

Brianna Wheeler was the last-born Original vampire. Countless centuries of life, and disappointment, turned her into something of a recluse. She never expected to meet a man like Joseph Pearce.

Joseph had been aware of the supernatural community since he was a child. He lived in the heart of vampire territory as an adult. He never expected to befriend the beautiful and reclusive Vampire Princess herself, let alone to become someone she confided in when their community fell prey to a vampire serial killer.

His new bond with Brianna became something he was unspeakably grateful for when the supernatural world’s most wanted vampire, Tobias Wilson, showed up on his doorstep … vowing to kill him.

With bodies started showing up around Sacramento with their throats ripped open, it’s a terrible time to fall in love. But after Joe reawakened Brianna’s desire for love, could she afford to turn her back on what might be her last chance?

READING ORDER:

Book 1 – Caught in Darkness

Book 2 – Found in Flames

Book 3 – Stayed for Alpha

Book 4 – Lost in Magic

Book 5 – Bonded by Blood

Book 6 – Staked by Desire

Publication Date 30/8/2020

My Review

Book five was definitely my favourite in the series. It moves at a decent pace and I really liked Brianna.

Brianna has been dead for centuries (literally!) Her and her mother are the only original vampires in existence, so they are the vampire royalty (they are called the first family)

Joseph (Joe) has the means to have a good life, plenty of money and a few good friends. He’s been aware of the supernatural world from a young age, and a close call with a rogue vampire almost ended his life!

Awakening feelings that have been dead since human men have played with her emotions through the centuries. Joe brings her heart and emotions back to life.

Have to admit I wasn’t a fan of Brianna’s mother, she saw humans as cattle (or blood slaves as she called them!)

I did like Brianna though, a little cold in the beginning but after hearing snippets of her past you understand why she’s aloof and withdrawn.

The book moves at a good pace, we don’t get bogged down with too much info.

Joe is being targeted by a vampire that wants to kill him….

So can Brianna save the man she’s falling for? Or will happiness be snatched away from her again?

It’s great that we get to catch up with characters from the previous books. You don’t need to read the others before reading this one, but as they are pretty good it only adds extra info as you read.

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Staked by Desire (Night Shadows Series Book 6) by Rose Wulf

Staked by Desire (Night Shadows Series Book 6) by Rose Wulf

Description

As the adoptive daughter of the Vampire Princess, Kendall Wheeler was raised in the sheltered world of dangerous, elite vampires. After the terrifying battle in Sacramento, Kendall realized she could no longer sit idly by while the rest of her family was in danger. So she ran off to reconvene with the shockingly capable Slayer who had been called in to eliminate a pair of serial-killer vampire brothers, eager to help him complete his task.

Adrian Colt preferred to work alone, but something about Kendall’s impassioned plea compelled him to let her join him on the hunt for the surviving Wilson brother. He realized quickly this decision was more dangerous than it should have been—Kendall Wheeler was everything he’d dreamed of in a partner. Except that a life partner is the last thing he’s ever wanted.

The hunt takes them from California to Colorado, where their target finally stops running. But Colorado has its own dangers, and without their usual allies, survival is not guaranteed.

READING ORDER:

Book 1 – Caught in Darkness

Book 2 – Found in Flames

Book 3 – Stayed for Alpha

Book 4 – Lost in Magic

Book 5 – Bonded by Blood

Book 6 – Staked by Desire

Publication Date 27/5/2022

My Review

Kendall appeared in the last book, so it might be an idea to read the previous book, but it’s not compulsory.

Kendall is a great character, doted and spoiled by the vampire first family (a little like royalty) but she can’t sit by and watch her family battle their enemies and not join in. (Without giving too much away, another original vampire wanted the status that the first family had, and went to war with them for it!)

Kendall might have acted childish previously, but she definitely grew up in this book.

Adrian is a great character, a hunter/slayer of rogue vampires. He helped in the last book, and so Kendall was hoping for more help this time.

They are both attracted to one another, but Adrian isn’t looking for anyone to spend eternity with. But the more time that they spend together the harder it is for Adrian to walk away.

As they team up to chase old enemies across the country, passion is soon on both their minds. But they are going to need to keep their wits about them as things take a turn that couple spell their own demise!

Heavier on the steam than some of the other books, it’s also a faster paced book, it could have done with maybe a few more chapters as it did seem a little rushed in parts.

I liked the bond Brianna (her adoptive mother) and Kendall had, I also liked how Kendall got around Trista (Brianna’s mother and Kendall’s adoptive grandmother) Trista isn’t your usual warm and cute grandma, she’s an original vampire and looks upon anyone who isn’t an original vampire beneath her!

There are light hearted moments, there are also a couple of fight scenes that are well thought out.

Throughly enjoyed this book and the series. I’m hoping for a few more books. It was great to see old allies (characters from previous books) and meet new enemies.

I’d happily recommend this book and in fact the whole series.

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*arcs supplied by The Reading Cafe

ARC REVIEW

Hellfire & Pride (From Hell Book 1) by Nadine Nightingale

Hellfire & Pride (From Hell Book 1) by Nadine Nightingale

Description

These days it’s hard enough to be a witch, but being born a hellfire witch? That’s something else entirely and no one knows that better than Melissani. Half witch, half demon she’s one of the most powerful creatures in existence. The fire in her soul could kill Lucifer himself. Shame that thanks to her mother said soul now belongs to Leviathan, Crown Prince of Hell.

Once upon a time the two had a thing. Yes, she fell for the demon prince who bought her soul, and despite her better judgment she trusted the bastard. But, of course, he had to mess it up. A broken heart, shattered dreams and, to cap it all off, a missing sister dragged to hell.

Well, what is it they say? Hell has no fury like a hellfire witch betrayed. So buckle up little prince. Hellfire is coming for you.

Publication Date 27/7/2022

My Review

With a blurb that grabbed my attention, I couldn’t wait to start…..

Melissani is not your usual witch, she’s a pretty powerful one (a combination of demon and witch) and when I first started reading about her, I wasn’t too keen, she gave off bad guy vibes. But the further you go into the book, the more Mel changes (and you’ll see why she changes.)

Leviathan is a snarky and sarcastic character, and his comments in this book had me chuckling. His internal dialogue had me rolling my eyes more than once. Charismatic and a way with him that’s different from other authors depictions. He comes across as

These two just brought the story to life. The banter/chemistry the characters had just made me read the book in almost one sitting. Both Mel and Lev had previously known (dated) one another, and it didn’t end well, so can they make a go of it this time round? I didn’t think so, as she wanted Lev dead! And again without giving too much away it’s to do with her meddling mother.

I really liked Leviathan’s siblings (especially Berith and Verin) I chuckled at the Prince of Hell conducting his business via zoom calls 😁

Another new author that I’d not read before and I’m adding her to my reading list. Really well written, the story comes to life with descriptions and witty one liners. Characters are added that complement not detract from the storyline. Plenty of action and drama, and don’t forget the cliffhanger.

Cliffhanger? Yes there is, and it’s one I sort of saw coming, but not who or why.

So if you like a witch who starts off with vengeance in her and ends up being a pretty nice person at the end. Then this book (and hopefully the next book) is one I’d recommend.

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*arc supplied by The Reading Cafe

Meet the Author……

Nadine aka Dini is a traveler at heart. She considers the world her home and practically lives out of her suitcases. When she’s not glaring at a blank page or abusing her poor keyboard, she spends her time reading, watching movies (preferably horror), pretends to work out, and hangs out with friends and family. Poor girl also suffers from a serious Marvel superhero addiction. So, if you run into her at night, wearing black, know she’s secretly dreaming of being the infamous Black Widow.

Her love for writing started in the sixth grade where she annoyed her classmates with a short story featuring Sailor Moon characters, a cemetery, and creepy ghosts. Yes, she’s always been addicted to the dark side. Nadine writes paranormal romance. Her debut novel “Karma” the first book in her paranormal romance series Drag.Me.To.Hell. is published by the Wild Rose Press.

ARC REVIEW

Hell View Manor by Crea Reitan

Hell View Manor by Crea Reitan

Description

What do you see when you look into the windows of Hell?

I’ve always been a bit of a thrill seeker – questioned the unknown and the impossible. I want answers to everything! So when a new organization pops up in an old abandoned elderly facility promising that they can allow you to see into the pits of Hell, I’m first on the list to sign up. When my time finally comes and I’m offered a week’s long stay at Hell View Manor, I jump at the chance.

I’m enthralled with what I see. Fascinated by the torture, the screaming souls, and the demons administering the eternal punishments. Although we’re told the windows are a one way glass, I start to doubt that they are when a man being tortured begins to stare straight at me through the window. And then he starts talking to me. He’s telling me he doesn’t belong there. He was framed. Innocent. And he begs me to help.

As I begin to poke around, it feels as if there are eyes on me wherever I go. I’m being watched – stalked. And then I’m pretty sure I accidentally break one of Hell’s windows and it’s no longer a one way view but a doorway in. Now I wonder if I’m going to get sucked into Hell. If I’ll be able to escape Hell View Manor. Or if I even want to leave.

That’s when I meet the president of the company and I swear, I’m looking at the Devil himself.

This is a polyamorous story with content not suitable for those under 18 years of age due to graphic content.

If you would like to stay up to date on this series, join my Facebook group to get teasers and information first! Crea’s Godlings – https://www.facebook.com/groups/creasgodlings; please visit my website for full list of content and warnings: http://www.creareitan.com

Publication Date 27/7/2022

My Review

What do you get when you add a house that isn’t a house, but a prison that punishes souls by demons, and a character that’s fascinated with the house?

You have a story that you can’t put down.

I loved this book, a fast paced action story that had characters you’ll love. Really well thought out and written. It’s an original idea and has the potential to be a series.

When Itani receives a ticket to go view the house, to say she’s excited is an understatement. It’s a day she’s been looking forward to for a while. She’s a ghost hunter, she has all the equipment and knows how to use it.

But will reality match her imagination?

The story happens over a week. So it’s a little fast in some places, in fact a few more chapters to grow the characters a little more wouldn’t have hurt the book in the slightest. I know there is a lot to pack into a week, but in places it did feel rushed, and some characters got more pages than others.

I liked how the visitors were summed up and we were given background on them all, and the reasons why they were sent the invitation.

It sets the scenes pretty well, you can almost imagine the house with it’s one way mirrors and rules to keep the visitors safe. The tension as Itani interacts with both the other visitors and later the occupants of the place….

It’s a RH (reverse harem) read so be aware it’s got lots of spice and in parts it’s an instant love thing.

I liked the idea of a little mystery thrown into the story, it’s not just a group of supernaturals getting the girl.

I liked the premise of humans being sent an invite because they could be on the cusp of falling/walking down the wrong path, and a visit to the manor may/may not put them back on the right path.

The idea of twins being there for each other until the right woman comes along to reunite them appealed to me (one is a demon, one is a ghost)

It’s a relatively quick read, but it might also be the fact it’s such a good book that I couldn’t put it down until I had read the whole thing!

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ARC REVIEW

The Left-Hand Man (Project Blue Book 2) by Carol T. Luna

The Left-Hand Man (Project Blue Book 2) by Carol T. Luna

Description

Escaping a monster. Killing a king. Ao thought he was free.

Two months after the Spades’ raid, Ao and the Legionnaires discover a plot that could destroy the Legion: an alliance between Talus and Harena, two of the most powerful nations in the world. The accord is all but official. Regicide is their only option.

But when a betrayal frames Ao as the killer and turns Harena against the Legion, Ao must ally with the Spades once more. Together, they must wrest the capitol from Talus’ control. Fail, and not only will his friends fall, but an entire nation will too. Worse, a familiar horror has finally caught up to him.

Ao escaped nothing at all.

Publication Date 18/7/2022

My Review

Do you need to read book 1 before book 2? I did and it made a lot of sense, so it’s personal preference, but I’d say it’s probably better if you read the first book before grabbing book 2……

I loved all the info the author supplied at the front of the book including a quick rundown of book 1. The characters names and a quick description helped jog my memory from the first book.

Ao is being framed again for a crime he hasn’t committed. Is this the act of the warring faction to spread disharmony? Is it keep everyone guessing as to their intentions? I don’t want to give anything away as I want you to experience the thrilling ride for yourself.

There is a lot of fighting, and plenty of action. In fact I’d say there are some of the best fight scenes I’ve read in a while. There is also moments when I had to close the book and think about what I had just read…..

Great characters that will draw you in and keep you there until you’ve read the final page. The development from book one to two is a slow process, but they definitely grow and mature before your very eyes…..

You do have to concentrate on this book, it’s more apocalyptic than romantic, more adventure than romance, and it’s almost a YA or NA in its approach, but saying that it’s still a great read.

The story itself keeps unfolding, keeps giving you snippets and moments of clarity, but can you solve who did it? Why did they do it? And will there be more deaths?

And the ending? Well that’s just going to make you wonder what’s going on and probably pick the book up again to read what you probably missed the first time around!! (I did 😉)

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*Arc supplied by The Reading Cafe

COUNTDOWN: Two Week

Make You Mine by Laura Pavlov is coming August 25th!

Make You Mine by Laura Pavlov is coming August 25th!

A sexy firefighter. A much younger Nanny. The heat between them could burn down a small country. He doesn’t believe in forever. And she won’t settle for anything less.

Jace King is a smoking hot firefighter, a single dad and my new boss.

He’s also the most beautiful man I’ve ever laid eyes on.

It’s totally fine to secretly crush on the guy you Nanny for, right? 

Did I mention that he’s also a decade older than me, works with my dad

and he’s a close family friend?

If you looked up OFF LIMITS in the dictionary, you’d find an eight by ten photo of my sexy boss.

But something happens every time we’re in a room together.

The attraction is almost overpowering.

Jace is insistent that we can’t act on it.

And I’ve always been a rule follower…

but maybe sometimes rules are meant to be broken. 

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ARC REVIEW

A Lick of Magic (Satan’s Touch Academy Book 1) by Crea Reitan

A Lick of Magic (Satan’s Touch Academy Book 1) by Crea Reitan

Description

Sacred Tongue Academy. Or as the students call it, Satan’s Touch Academy.

Five best friends, a small coven of witches, embark on their culminating project for their graduate degree—to start and successfully run their own business. Their shop’s name? A Lick of Magic. And what are they selling? Why, only magically enhanced sex toys, of course.

E, Dev, Sin, Indie, and Crea have been thick as thieves since they met, and as the year starts with the launch of their shop, they expect it to go as any other. But it quickly becomes apparent this is not the smooth sailing final two years they all planned as they’re sucked into the school’s hidden secret society. Especially when they meet a group of sexy as Hell men that they’re sure cannot be human. Not being human isn’t a big deal, of course – not in their world. But why are they pretending to be?

In a school known for its dark corners, growls in the dark, noises behind closed doors, and a death or two each year, the girls now have to add ‘staying off the radar of the society that’s proving to be anything than what it appears’ to their agendas.

Five book series. Each will be following one of the five witches as they create their magical sex toys and the hilarity that comes with it, struggle to run a successful business and still keep their grades up, and you know – survive the claws of the secret society. All while falling into steamy relationships that they had not planned on.

Publication Date 21/7/2022

My Review

A high school story (reverse harem) which seems to be in thing for writers to do at the moment.

It’s a five book series with the stories focusing around five friends and each book will be following one female as she finds love in the high school she attends.

E, Dev, Sin, Indie, and Crea have known each other for a long time, their plan to make money and finish their education is the only thing on their minds at the moment. Young witches learning their trade at the same time as their schooling might prove a bit of a challenge, but together they intend to succeed in both magic and academia. But it’s not as easy at that (well there wouldn’t be much of a story otherwise)

And then add a group of young supernaturals males passing themselves off as human!

I giggled and laughed through most of the book. Magically enhanced s€x toys!! But it’s an idea I haven’t read about before so I was intrigued as to where the author would take this book (and the series) and the author used the idea really well.

We focus on Crea in this book, but there are POV (points of view) from the other girls and the males that interact within the book. And in some parts of the book that does become a little hectic! We also have background and plot to fill in.

Strange things are happening at the school, and a lot of the time it’s not really mentioned, but it does upset the group of girls and they intend to find out what’s going on a d how they can put a stop to it…..

I’ve read this author a few times and your always guaranteed a thrilling ride.

Cliffhanger? A little one, but it’s more of follow on rather than a huge cliffhanger. And I felt it was a HFN (happy first now) rather that a HEA (happy ever after)

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*arc supplied by The Reading Cafe

This is a polyamorous story with content not suitable for those under 18 years of age due to graphic scenes.

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NEW RELEASE – ARC REVIEW

When Sparks Fly (Rendezvous Falls Book 5) by Jo McNally

When Sparks Fly (Rendezvous Falls Book 5) by Jo McNally

Description


Between her business, her recent divorce and her teenage daughter who needs her right now, Zoey Hartford has her hands full. Thank goodness she has her best friend, Mike McKinnon, to keep her laughing. Zoey and Mike have gone through everything together—from chemistry class to heartbreak. They would never risk their friendship…until one unexpected but sizzling night changes everything.

Mike is torn. Funny, down-to-earth Zoey in her flannel shirts and messy ponytail always seems so in control…until she melts into his arms. But he won’t come between Zoey and her daughter. They’ll just keep it casual. No drama. No feelings. No messiness. What could go wrong?

But the meddling, matchmaking book club won’t be denied. They may not have set them up, but they recognize a perfect match when they see one. And they’re determined to help Zoey see what’s been right in front of her for so long…

In Lost in Love, single mom Andrea will do anything to make the fall festival a success…even ask the town bad boy for his help.

Rendezvous Falls

Book 1: Slow Dancing at Sunrise
Book 2: Stealing Kisses in the Snow
Book 3: Barefoot on a Starlit Night
Book 4: Love Blooms

Book 5: When Sparks Fly

Publication Date 9/8/2022

My Review

A friends to lovers story set in the town of Rendezvous Falls.

Zoey is a busy woman. Running a business, surviving a divorce and taking care of her daughter, so Zoey doesn’t have time for anything else! Thank goodness her best friend is there to keep her sane! She honestly wouldn’t be able to cope without Mike.

Mike lost his wife (she died) so he immersed himself in his job, but always had time for Zoey and her daughter.

Best friends since children, they’ve helped one another through thick and thin. But what happens to a friendship when a one night stand threatens all they hold dear?

They decide to try a friends with benefits relationship. Can that really work? Can they keep emotions out of the equation? Will this strengthen or ruin their friendship? Both think they can handle the emotions that this new side of their friendship brings, but when doubts

There are quiet a few funny moments, I loved the book club they did make me smile. Zoey’s daughter was a great character, bringing to this book insights that only a teenager can bring.

I really liked both Mike and Zoey, they’ve been friends for such a long time, could they cross that line and become more? The texts they send to one another did have me smiling and chuckling. His twin sister Mary is a great character, she had a sense of humour that would make us friends in the real world.

There is also a side story (maybe should have been a novella?) it was cute, but it did distract me from the main story a little (just my opinion.)

So if you like your romance small town full of great moments, then this is definitely the book for you. No need to read the previous books as this story stands on its own. I’d read book 3 in this series and really enjoyed it.

There is a bonus story that was a nice surprise at the end of the book (Andrea and Zayne which is also a quick but fun read.)

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*arc supplied by The Reading Cafe

About the Author

Jo McNally lives in upstate New York with 100 pounds of dog and 200 pounds of husband – her slice of the bed is very small. When she’s not writing or reading romance novels (or clinging to the edge of the bed…), she can often be found on the back porch sipping wine with friends, listening to an eclectic playlist. If the weather is perfect, she might join her husband on the golf course, where she always feels far more competitive than her actual skill-level would suggest.

ARC REVIEW – NEW RELEASE

Ryan’s Temptation (Arresting Onyx Book 2.5) by Amber Daulton

Ryan’s Temptation (Arresting Onyx Book 2.5) by Amber Daulton

Description

Wrong place, wrong time. Now she’s running for her life.

Beautician Chanel Leroc can wield a pair of scissors like nobody’s business. After she witnesses a murder and lands on a serial killer’s hit list, she has to figure out how to protect herself—and fast. The killer tracks her down, but her sexy new neighbor, Dr. Ryan Naylor, drives the brute off.

The police dump the pair in a witness protection program, which doesn’t last long. Either the killer has a connection to the police, or he’s far more intelligent than they realize. All Chanel wants to do is get back to her safe life and get to know her neighbor better. Instead, she and Ryan hit the road and try to survive on their own.

How will they stay alive and keep their blooming romance intact with the killer hot on their trail?

— Book 2.5 in the sexy romantic suspense series, Arresting Onyx.

Publication Date 9/8/2022

My Review

Ryan’s Temptation is by another new author I’ve not read before, it’s a short story, but what it lacks in chapters it more than makes up for in drama and suspense. It’s part of the Arresting Onyx series. Which I’ve not read, but I’m adding to my TBR list. It’s not necessary to read the previous books to enjoy this one.

Chanel was only trying to help rescue a woman she thought was being attacked. Instead she’s on the run from a killer who now knows what she looks like…..

She’s a great character, a beautician with a sense of right and wrong.

Ryan is a Doctor, he comes to the rescue of Chanel his neighbour when she’s attacked in her home, he scares off the assailant

I liked Ryan, he’s a strong character that isn’t afraid to help someone, his attraction to Chanel did have me chuckling, that man was smitten almost immediately. 

Both making statements to the police, they think it’s only a matter of time before he’s caught. But when they are told to go into witness protection for their safety, both Ryan and Chanel agree on the conditions they go together.

Being in witness protection has Ryan and Chanel relying on one another, friendship turns into romance….

But the killer is onto them, is it someone on their case feeding information to the killer? Or is he really a mastermind that has worked out where they went?

Going on the run together is their only option, they need to stay one step ahead him…..

It’s a really good book.

It’s well written with a great plot and great characters. We start with an intense moment, and the story just races you along.

I was drawn into their world and couldn’t put it down. I finished it in a couple of hours.

I really liked the suspense and the drama, the killer is methodical and your drawn into trying to figure out if it’s an inside job or a clever killer.

The chemistry between Ryan and Chanel is wild. They bicker and banter, they are passionate about their jobs and one another, and the author captures it all brilliantly.

Can Ryan and Chanel make a go of it once the killer is caught. Or will the adrenaline/passion finally wear off once they are home and living their normal lives?

I’d recommend this book if you like drama/action/suspense and a big helping of romance.

🦋

*arc supplied by The Reading Cafe

Meet the author

Amber Daulton is the author of the romantic-suspense series Arresting Onyx and several standalone novellas. Her books are published through Daulton Publishing, The Wild Rose Press, and Books to Go Now, and are available in ebook, print on demand, audio, and foreign language formats.

She lives in North Carolina with her husband and demanding cats. Feel free to visit her at https://amberdaulton.com/.

🐺 ARC REVIEW

Wolf Tamer (Moon Kissed Book 2) by Harper A. Brooks

Wolf Tamer (Moon Kissed Book 2) by Harper A. Brooks

Description

Love is only a distraction, a weakness.

Tasha failed.

Her damn feelings got in the way of doing her job, and now, her coven has marked her for death. To stay alive, she has no choice but to turn to the very person she was meant to kill. Reid.

To make things worse, her witch magic is returning and it’s interfering with her invisibility, something she desperately needs to find out what happened to her sister.

Hiding Tasha among his pack has Reid questioning his hatred for her kind, while pretending to be her mate has him questioning his own sanity. What happens when fake feelings morph into something more? Something real and dangerous?

They’re so close to finding out the secrets behind the Redcliff Pack and the Buson witches—so close—but the truth will not only be painful…

It’ll end up changing everything.

Get swept up in all the action and romance with Wolf Tamer, the second book in the Moon Kissed Series by Harper A. Brooks!

Publication Date 28/7/2022

My Review

Book one definitely needs to be read before opening up book two.

And book two starts where book one ended…..

Tasha And Reid are still fighting their attraction for one another. They are still trying to work out who is trying to kill them, and where Tasha’s sister is…..

Returning to Reid was never the plan, but pretending to uphold the plan and kill Reid should buy Tasha some time.

Told in both the main characters points of view, we watch as Reid fights for both his life and the leadership of his pack…..

We hold our breath as it looks like Tasha will face death at the hands of her witch community.

The double dealings will make your head spin and the action scenes leave you breathless.

The book starts at a furious pace, and it doesn’t let up, brilliantly written it draws you in with the chemistry between Tasha and Reid, the mystery as you try to solve who is behind trying to take out Reid and kill Tasha.

Witches sent Tasha to kill Reid, but after learning more about Reid and the coven, Tasha is so confused about her feelings to Reid and her duty to the family that took her in.

Reid should hate Tasha, he use to hate witches, still does in fact, but his pact needs their magic to stay hidden from the human world. His family don’t trust her, and his pack hate her, so if he wants to make her his mate then that’s some big bridges to mend.

We also have a few secrets that are beginning to be revealed, are a few witches working with members of Reid’s pack? And if so, why?

And the ending…..

What a cliffhanger that was. I’m hoping we don’t have to wait to find out what happens next.

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*arc supplied by The Reading Cafe

ARC REVIEW – NEW RELEASE

Fallen Comrade (Project Morpheus Book 1) by Jillian David

Description

Ex-Green Beret Jake Zimmerman’s Georgia mountain seclusion is shattered when the one woman he should never have left, pregnant Kiera McNeill, shows up on his doorstep. Her life is in danger, thanks to a botched Morpheus Squad mission. If the nature of her baby is discovered, evil forces will stop at nothing to capture Kiera. When Kiera learns of Jake’s top-secret Morpheus Virus running through his veins, she realizes that her protector is the deadlier threat.

Kiera knows the secrets of Fallen Comrades, a billion-dollar “charity” which siphons donations away from wounded veterans and into the pockets of power-hungry CFO Beau Lequire. Now her sadistic ex-boss, Lequire, wants revenge. Her only chance of escape rests in the lethal hands of the man who once rejected her: Jake. All she needs to do is suppress her feelings for Jake long enough to destroy Fallen Comrades, stay alive, and save her baby.

Publication Date 26/7/2022

Fallen Comrade (Project Morpheus Book 1) by Jillian David

My Review

Jake is a runner, not in the literal sense, but whenever anything gets difficult he runs away from it. His marriage ended with a miscarriage, instead of trying to help his wife through a difficult time, he ran…..

Soldiers enhanced with a drug (they also need to take another shot regularly to keep the violent urges at bay!) to aid in their fight against the enemy. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but Jake has a terrible time keeping control, he’s volatile and dangerous to be around.

Kiera and Jake have been friends for years, Jake and her brother ? were friends in school, then they joined the forces together.

Kiera and Jake were an item in high school, and when she thought she was pregnant (but later found out she wasn’t) Jake panicked, he could’ve help but be relieved when Kiera told him she wasn’t. Again Jake uses the excuse he’s not good enough and leaves Kiera!

Meeting up ten years later at her brother’s funeral, Kiera and Jake seek comfort from one another.

But again Jake panicked and ran…..

Kiera’s pregnant and needs help. But the only person she can turn to might not want to help her, in fact he could be more dangerous than the person she’s running from! But she doesn’t really have much choice, does she?

And the first meeting between Kiera and Jake doesn’t really go to plan! He’s all for trying to offload her onto someone else! Then he notices the baby bump!

There are other characters in this book which are part of Jake’s team (and I’m hoping will get stories) 😉 which give both camaraderie and a few light moments.

I loved this book, it did remind me of another authors work (Christine Feehan her Ghostwalker series) where soldiers are enhanced to become super soldiers, but any similarities end there.

It’s a fast paced action and adventure book. A really good plot with scope for more books.

We have evil in the shape of Beau Lequire and the company he uses to hide his nefarious activities behind!

I have to admit I wasn’t a big fan of Jake at first, his self pity and ability to just walk away from problems did grate a little, but getting to know the character through the book did have me softening up to him.

Kiera is just great. Strong, resourceful and clever. Her only weakness…. Jake! How she forgave him so quickly did annoy me just a little, but you forgive the ones you love.

I’ve read this author a while back (Hell to Pay Series) and loved that series immensely, so when I found out she was publishing a new book, i made a note of the date. And I’m glad I did.

If your keen on romance with a big hit of action/suspense/adventure, then I can assure you this book is the one you’ll want to read.

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*arc supplied by The Reading Cafe

ARC REVIEW – NEW RELEASE

In Like Flynn (Pirates of King’s Landing Book 2) by Lauren Smith

Description

A Royal Navy Officer’s Guide to Seducing a Pirate Lass:

• Go undercover as a fellow pirate

• Steal kisses whenever possible

• Do not fall in love, no matter how tempting your pirate lass is

Brianna Holland has always been free. Her entire life she’s never known the bars of any cage until she’s captured in Port Royal trying to help a fellow pirate escape. Suddenly facing the hangman’s noose unless she betrays her father’s location to the Royal Navy, she clings to the hope that a new prisoner in her cell brings. The roguish and seductive Nicholas Flynn is charming and irresistible and soon the pair make a clever escape from the prison. Once on board her ship and safely at sea, Brianna soon learns that there are other dangers than storms and naval frigates prowling the waters. This time, her heart and her father’s life might be at risk.

Royal Navy Lieutenant Nicholas Flynn has a problem. He’s been assigned to gain the confidence of a pirate prisoner in Port Royal in order to learn the whereabouts of the notorious pirate king Thomas Buck. But when he meets the man he’s supposed to win the trust of and eventually betray, he is stunned to discover it’s no man, but a woman named Brianna, who he is to befriend and betray. Not only that, but he learns that she is Thomas Buck’s daughter. Knowing Brianna will face torture at the hands of a cruel military captain if she doesn’t talk, Flynn helps her escape. If Flynn finds a way to lead the Royal Navy to Brianna’s father, he’ll lose the only woman who’s ever stolen his heart.

Other Books in the Series:

Book 1: No Rest for the Wicked

Book 2: In Like Flynn

Book 3: Devil of the High Seas

Publication Date 19/7/2022

In Like Flynn (Pirates of King’s Landing Book 2) by Lauren Smith

My Review

Book two in this series, and although I’ve not read the previous book, it doesn’t make a difference. But saying that I may go back and read that one as i throughly enjoyed this book.

An historical romance set on the high seas. A story of betrayal and romance. And a story with plenty of action and adventure.

Brianna loves to feel the wind in her hair and the splashing of the waves on her face. A free spirit, a beloved daughter and member of her father’s crew. She’s had to earn that respect, she’s had to be the best, all the while never losing sight of who she is. Dressed as a man every time she leaves the ship is a chore, but one she’s always mindful of as people could recognise her and use her against her father.

Flynn is honour bound to see that the pirate Thomas Buck is brought to justice. He’s given the chance when told to befriend a member of the pirates crew, that is until he realises the crew member is a woman! He now faces a dilemma, save the girl and lose his career, or leave her to rot in prison!

So will they set sail for happiness, or will someone scupper their chances and sink their love boat?

This is a fun read, plenty of fast paced action. Throw in some spicy moments and banter from Brianna and the hours just flew by as I immersed myself in their tale. It’s beautifully written, nothing is left out, you can imagine the waves, smell the cell Brianna is kept in, and feel the love she has for both her father and Flynn, you feel the conflict that this situation put Flynn in. And it will you have you rooting for the pirates (not all pirates are bad guys) 🏴‍☠️

There is a few twists along the way. And a moment in the prologue that will pan out in a way neither Flynn nor Brianna expected 😉

The story did remind me a little of the film “Cutthroat Island” a female pirate and a rogue who sought to betray her 💜

I highly recommended read from an author I’m adding to my list.

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*arc supplied by The Reading Cafe.

★✩★ NEW RELEASE ★✩★

Sacrifice my Life (Sacrificial Duet Book 2) By Kamisa Cole

Sacrifice my Life (Sacrificial Duet Book 2) By Kamisa Cole

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Blurb:

I finally am who I always were meant to be.
Do I miss my family? Yes. Do I miss my priest? Unbearably so, but at least they are all safe.
Or so I thought.

When life gives you lemons, ask for tequila.
Only life gives me him. Again.
Jonah.

Now that I have him back I’ll do whatever it takes to make sure he’s happy. I know he’ll always put me first, but what he doesn’t realize is…
For him I’d sacrifice my life.

Warning: This is an M/M romance where a man of God has to decide what matters more: love or his beliefs. It contains mature situations, violence, and slurs. THIS IS NOT A BOOK ABOUT RELIGION, and there’s definitely some sinning going on. Be aware.

Sacrifice my Life (Sacrificial Duet Book 2) By Kamisa Cole

Author Bio:

 

Kamisa Cole is a German native who discovered her love for MM through her soulmate and has obsessed over the genre so much, she eventually decided to plan her own book. Besides writing, she loves fall and winter, cuddling up with hot chocolate or a pumpkin spice latte, and anything that smells like vanilla or cinnamon. For the most part she dreams of writing when doing her day job in an office.
She imagines she has control of her characters, but for the mostly they rule the kingdom of stolen glances and denied feelings while she’s just along for the ride.

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Fireworks in Friday Harbor A Summer Vacation Romance #6 By Annee Jones

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Fireworks in Friday Harbor A Summer Vacation Romance #6 By Annee Jones

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Blurb:

Will the 4th of July fireworks light the way to love for Summer and Ace when they find themselves thrown together in Friday Harbor this summer?

Seattle marketing specialist Summer Connelly welcomes the assignment to supervise the construction of a company float for the annual 4th of July parade in Friday Harbor, WA. Not only will it be a chance to prove her leadership skills to her boss, but an opportunity for a much-needed escape, especially since she hasn’t taken any time off since her divorce was finalized over a year ago.

Ace Lockhart is tired. He works himself to the bone at his Portland contracting company, but something in his life feels off. When doctors tell him his elderly father has taken a turn for the worse, he heads to Friday Harbor to be with the old man, simply because no one else in the family will even speak to him after what he did.

As fate would have it, Summer’s plans for the parade go up in smoke before any fireworks are even set off. Can Ace be the ticket to light at the end of the tunnel? Will their days together prior to the big show lead to fireworks in more ways than one?

Fireworks in Friday Harbor A Summer Vacation Romance #6 By Annee Jones

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A Touch of Fire: A Steamy Small Town Romance (The Sisters in Sirens Series Book 2 by Kathryn K. Murphy

Description

Megan White should’ve died twenty-five years ago.

Now she appears to have it all—a solid career, a trendy apartment—but she feels like a fraud. A firefighter, Megan has an edge she doesn’t deserve. She doesn’t burn. Torn between her duty and her dreams, Megan is about to escape to the life she always wanted when a handsome soldier marches into her life.

After his dad barely escapes a house fire, Troy Chapman is forced to return home from the army. He finds the life he left behind buried in ashes with a beautiful red-haired firefighter at the center of it all.

Troy has six weeks to set everything straight before he returns to base, but time at home isn’t easy. Haunted by painful childhood memories, he is now fighting to reclaim the little peace he had before Iraq. A dedicated soldier, Troy is committed to returning to the army, but something about Megan makes him want to put down roots in the very place he’s been trying to escape for years.

Megan and Troy burn for each other, but time is ticking until they must go back to their separate lives. With a new danger on the horizon, Megan and Troy must decide what they really want before they lose their chance at love—and possibly their lives.

A steamy contemporary romance, A Touch of Fire is the second book in the Sisters in Sirens series. If you like strong women with secret superpowers and the men who love them, you’ll love Kathryn K. Murphy’s newest page-turning romance. Get your copy today!

Publication Date 19/6/2022

A Touch of Fire: A Steamy Small Town Romance (The Sisters in Sirens Series Book 2 by Kathryn K. Murphy

My Review

Second book in this series. And it’s being added as a favourite series to read again. I loved it, couldn’t put it down until it was finished. Ordinary women with powers they have to hide.

Megan is fireproof, there is no better way to describe it. She’s never been able to get burnt, so being a firefighter seemed the obvious choice of career.

She’s also a lover of animals, she has cats and birds, and a turtle. In fact she gets on better with animals that with people. That’s probably why she offers a temporary home to the dog she rescued from the fire she attended. (Can’t keep pets in hospitals)

I liked Megan, a kind hearted soul who only wants to help.

Laura is the paramedic with healing hands (Laura/Carter are MC’s in book one A Touch of Healing) Laura and Megan became friends after Megan discovered Laura’s secret, they are now secret sisters (sworn to keep one another’s secret safe from the world) she gave a boost to the old man who suffered in the fire.

Troy is a bit of an enigma at first. We meet him at his work of place with is the army, he’s informed by phone that his father had suffered a heart attack after a fire.

He’s being asked to visit and arrange care for his father. Reading between the lines I get the feeling he’s seeing a therapist for the loss of family members.

Troy seems like a nice nice, but can he actually help his father and give him the care he needs?

When Megan and Troy meet for the first time, Troy is mesmerised by the mysterious woman. He wants to know more about her, but before he can talk to her, she’s off…..

They soon bond over the love of Troy’s father. They become close, but Troy is hiding something. And that will come back and test the bond Megan and Troy have for one another…..

They want to be together, with him about to return to barracks can they really form a lasting relationship?

It’s not necessary to read the previous book as it stands on its own quiet happily, but yet there is a mystery that needs solving!

And that’s where Ash Comes in 😉

A highly recommended read from me.

🦋

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One Dark and Froggy Night: A Paranormal Romantic Comedy (Manhattan Magic Series)
By Jade Greenberg

Paranormal Rom/Com | Humorous Fiction | Romantic Comedy 

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Blurb:

Danny made the mistake of crossing the wrong witch. Now he’s a warty amphibian. At least until he learns his lesson.

When my witch ex turned me into a frog, I was pissed. But it didn’t take long for me to realize how good I got it. Life as a magic frog is figata, baby. Close to perfecto. But it has its downfalls. One formerly very big downfall to be exact.
Now the King of Atlantis is granting wishes to anyone who can help him find a lost mermaid fairy princess.
A magic wish is just what I need to live the perfect magic froggy life. All I got to do is find her.
If I was a mermaid and wanted to go missing, I’d go somewhere no one would expect to find me. Like the sky. No one would think to look there for a fish. But I’m a frog. How would I get to the sky?
This one’s a corundum, but I’m going to figure it out.
I thought I had it good before, but now that I know the impossible is possible, I got a plan. A big one. If you know what I mean.

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One Dark and Froggy Night: A Paranormal Romantic Comedy
Manhattan Magic Series
By Jade Greenberg

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Alpha Hunted (Knotty & Sweet Omegaverse) Part of: Knotty & Sweet Omegaverse by Crea Reitan

Description

I lost everything in a freak accident. My entire family; everything I’d ever cared about – gone in an instant. Unable to bear the constant reminders and emptiness of my life, I moved across the country to dull the loss, hopefully falling into the anonymity of a large city where even an alpha could disappear.

Starting over was never in my plans. All I wanted was to blend in and let life pass me by. Live in my modest studio apartment with my mindless job as an absentee owner of a popular juice bar downtown.

I spent my days with headphones in as I worked through each machine at the gym, grabbing a juice from my cafe on the way home, and drowning myself in the solitude of my house.

And then I met the only thing I’d never managed to obtain with my pack – an omega who made everything in me spark. And in the next breath, a shy beta who made my most basic instincts rear up and want to wrap her in my arms and give her the world.

Try as I may, I can’t seem to run far enough away from either of them. Once we meet, something keeps pulling us back together at every corner. Just as I start to give in and wrap myself in their pack that consists of two other alphas, I find out that the freak accident that took my first pack from me wasn’t an accident at all.

And now I’m being hunted by the murderers who intend to finish the job.

Publication Date 23/6/2022


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Alpha Hunted (Knotty & Sweet Omegaverse) Part of: Knotty & Sweet Omegaverse by Crea Reitan

My Review

Another author that’s going on my author to read list.

A really good read, and I’m hoping this will be the start of a new series.

Written in multiple points of view (which sometimes can get a little confusing) But this one had clear characters so I didn’t get confused at all.

It’s a story set in the Omegaverse (a universe where Alpha/Beta/Omega are an everyday occurrence, it can be human or shifter)

Main characters are: Terence (who is an alpha) Kaiser (the omega) Marley (beta) Phynn and Adrian (who are both alpha’s)

It’s full of emotion, full of action and I couldn’t put it down, have tissues handy and chocolate at the ready! Twists and a few sudden turns will have you trying to read the pages faster. 😆

Terence starts the story. A few weeks ago he’d lost his pack in an accident, totally bereft, totally at a loss at which direction his life would go…

We then follow him as he goes through the motions of shutting down his emotions, we watch as he cuts contact with everyone, he interacts with no one!

Being an absent/silent owner in the juice shop his pack owned is his only source of contact, the gym is where he goes to tire himself out! And that’s his life!

Meeting Kaiser should have been a happy moment (he and his pack were always searching for an omega to add to their home) but it’s only bringing back sad memories, so when he meets Marley in the same moment as Kaiser, walking away is the only course of action. He can’t, he won’t put himself through it again!

But Kaiser and Marley aren’t willing to let him get away, Kaiser might be the omega, but he has the pack wrapped around his finger, Phynn and Adrian now want to meet the alpha who made their beta and Omega decide they need an additional alpha added to the pack.

There is M/M content, so if it’s not your thing I’d suggest you not pick it up. There is also MFM, it’s a reverse harem in full swing. It is a slow burn, but once it gets going …… 😉

You can’t but hope Terence accepts his feelings for a potentially new pack. You hope Marley and Kaiser can persuade Terence to join their pack.

And when Terence finds out his old pack was actually murdered and not a car accident his first thought is he should have been with them.

Can he find out who and why his old pack was murdered before he loses his new pack?

I loved this book and I can’t wait to return to it at some point.

🦋

Available on Kindle Unlimited

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Somewhere between Hello and Goodbye by Aisling Magie

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Hansel

I never knew I needed her until she came into my life—my beautiful stranger. Bowie was everything I wasn’t. Free. Impulsive. Carefree. With a common destination, we embarked on a road trip. Little did I know, my life was about to change forever.

Bowie

I never thought he’d become more than a stranger—my dopamine hugger. Hansel was everything I wanted. Caring. Understanding. Giving. I told him we could remain strangers during the road trip but part with good memories. But the best and worst things lie in the unexpected.

We were never supposed to meet again, but when we did, I wished we had never said hello in the first place.

Somewhere between Hello and Goodbye by Aisling Magie

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THE INFIDELITY CURSE (Perilous Secrets Book 3) by Barbara Monajem

Description

The death of her cruel husband means freedom at last for Lucretia Tifton—until she learns that the guardian he chose for her longed-for baby is the latest in a line of earls known for separating their children from unfaithful wives. The elusive new earl is certain to hear the gossip about Lucretia. Will he believe it and prove to be as heartless as his ancestors?

Giles, the Earl of Netherbroke, wants nothing more than to work in his London shop, building furniture with beautiful marquetry finishes. If unexpectedly inheriting the earldom isn’t bad enough, now he’s saddled with an unwanted guardianship. What’s worse, the baby’s mother is the loveliest woman he’s ever seen.

Giles is almost certain Lucretia is an adulteress—and the more he learns about her, the more he understands why she might have betrayed her husband. Nevertheless, he is determined not to succumb, like his ancestors, to the Infidelity Curse.

But then Lucretia is suddenly in danger, and the only way to protect her is to make her his.

Publication Date 1/6/2022

THE INFIDELITY CURSE (Perilous Secrets Book 3) by Barbara Monajem

My Review

Historical romance at its best. Lots of drama, action and twists. I’ve not read this author before, and this is the third book in this series. I’ve not read the previous books, but I’m sure to rectify that at some point.

Lucretia wants only to raise her child with loving and caring parents, but she’s running for her life and the life of her child! Her husband believes her to be unfaithful and the child isn’t his! She needs to escape, and find a safe place to raise her child…..

Giles wants to build furniture and live a quiet life. But with the death of a family member, Giles has suddenly been saddled with not only a title, but also responsibilities of guardianship! He doesn’t want a baby in his life, and he certainly doesn’t want the mother around either! Even if she is captivating.

I throughly enjoyed the adventure that Lucretia had with Giles. How she fought for her independence and her unborn child. She’s a resourceful person and wouldn’t give in too easily.

Giles took me a while to warm too, he seemed really cold and aloof, and reading the blurb he was suppose to judge the faithless wife, and if found guilty, take away her child!

But I did like the way he eventually falls under her spell 😉

But someone isn’t happy that Lucretia is finding happiness. They plan to ruin her life by spreading rumours and making sure Giles gets rid of her once and for all!

Will they succeed? And can you guess who is behind it? (I sort of had a clue, but hints will lead you to the culprit soon enough)

I do love a good historical romance, and this one hits all my buttons.

I’d happily recommend this one.

🦋

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I’m supposed to feel elated, on top of the world; ten years of hell and now I’m free.

I want to make amends, right the wrongs and let go of the past.

Yet, the fire still rages within.

The time I lost, the family that moved on, the friends that let go.

The one thing I didn’t expect, was her.

She’s my new boss, the one I answer to, she’s off limits. And I’ve gotta toe the line or I’ll end up back in jail.

I fight every instinct that tells me to take her, screw the consequences.

I thought there couldn’t be anything worse than a prison cell, but I was wrong.

My own personal brand of purgatory is taunting me, testing me and this is one fight I cannot fail.

For everyone’s sakes.

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I don’t know what I expected from my new employee, but this isn’t it.

He’s everything that spells ex-con.

Rough round the edges, covered in tattoos and eyes that burn like wildfire.

I’m meant to live and work beside him, be his boss, show him the ropes.

But all of that goes out the window the minute we’re alone together.

I didn’t expect my insides to ignite every time I see him.

The skeletons in his closet hang over him like a dark cloud, one that draws me in no matter how I try to fight it.

And fight I will.

I can’t fall for the resident bad boy.

I know he’s not good for me, no matter how much my wildest desires crave him.

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It Started with a Kiss by S.L. Scott

Description

It started with a kiss.

Admittedly, it was a moment of weakness on my part. But even the strong-willed have been known to fall for a hard body underneath a tailored suit and a five o’clock shadow coating a sharp jawline. 

It didn’t matter that Jackson St. James was nothing but trouble. Trouble was just my type. 

Been there. 

Done him. 

Not making that mistake again.

We were friends, a low-key affair we designed ourselves—over before we began. After all, together we made no sense.

Jackson is into sports. I prefer the arts. 

He gulps beer. I sip champagne. 

While I might not be described as humble, his arrogance is through the roof. 

But when he asks if we can talk, my traitorous Louboutins come to a full stop. Although I’ve seen enough movies to know how these conversations go, maybe, just maybe, he’ll surprise me.

He has before . . . 

We may have started with a kiss, but how will we end?

Publication Date 24/5/2022

It Started with a Kiss by S.L. Scott

My Review

It started with a kiss….

A cute little RomCom that will have you sighing one moment, then rolling your eyes at both the main characters antics!

Comedy moments are plenty, banter and great scenes will face to rapidly turning pages to find out what happens next.

I fell in love with both Marlow and Jackson. He’s successful, he’s a bit of a player, but he’s a stead fast friend to Marlow.

Marlow is struggling to make ends meet, and when she’s evicted from her home on New Year’s Eve there is only one person she can turn too…

Friends to lovers story that is low on angst.

Really nicely done. I couldn’t put the book down until it was done.

Reading how Jackson wants more than just friends with benefits, but with Marlow having financial and family issues it makes her wary of giving more to Jackson. But he’s patient, he’s not going anywhere, he’ll prove to Marlow that he’s here for her forever.

The side characters were great, they will have you hoping to read more of their lives at some point.

So if your looking for a story that’s low on angst, but with plenty of banter and hot times, then grab It started with a kiss, you’ll be glad you did.

I was, and I’ll be rereading it again and again.

🦋

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ARC REVIEW

Alpha Hunted (Knotty & Sweet Omegaverse) Part of: Knotty & Sweet Omegaverse by Crea Reitan

Description

I lost everything in a freak accident. My entire family; everything I’d ever cared about – gone in an instant. Unable to bear the constant reminders and emptiness of my life, I moved across the country to dull the loss, hopefully falling into the anonymity of a large city where even an alpha could disappear.

Starting over was never in my plans. All I wanted was to blend in and let life pass me by. Live in my modest studio apartment with my mindless job as an absentee owner of a popular juice bar downtown.

I spent my days with headphones in as I worked through each machine at the gym, grabbing a juice from my cafe on the way home, and drowning myself in the solitude of my house.

And then I met the only thing I’d never managed to obtain with my pack – an omega who made everything in me spark. And in the next breath, a shy beta who made my most basic instincts rear up and want to wrap her in my arms and give her the world.

Try as I may, I can’t seem to run far enough away from either of them. Once we meet, something keeps pulling us back together at every corner. Just as I start to give in and wrap myself in their pack that consists of two other alphas, I find out that the freak accident that took my first pack from me wasn’t an accident at all.

And now I’m being hunted by the murderers who intend to finish the job.

Publication Date 23/6/2022

Alpha Hunted (Knotty & Sweet Omegaverse) Part of: Knotty & Sweet Omegaverse by Crea Reitan

My Review

*This is a polyamorous story with content not suitable for those under 18 years of age due to graphic content.

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KINDLE REVIEW

Bewitched by a Vampire: A Fated Mates Vampire / Witch Paranormal Romance (Eternal Mates Paranormal Romance Series Book 21) by Felicity Heaton

Bewitched by a Vampire: A Fated Mates Vampire / Witch Paranormal Romance (Eternal Mates Paranormal Romance Series Book 21) by Felicity Heaton

Description

An important undercover mission for her coven could get Lilian killed. Targeting one powerful vampire is dangerous enough, but when she’s left with his lethally seductive brother, Night, the stakes have never felt higher.

Night Van der Garde is in no mood to visit his uptight eldest brother, so when he finds Bastian flying out of his mansion door, the evening is looking up… until Bastian orders him to spend the week looking after a human—a bewitching female who rouses a fierce hunger that has him treading the fine line between duty and desire.

When a new threat to his bloodline emerges and secrets about Lilian are revealed, will Night choose to follow his heart or listen to the ghosts of his dark past?

Bewitched by a Vampire is the twenty-first novel in the Eternal Mates Romance series. This fated mates paranormal romance can be read out of order and features an assassin vampire hero and a witch heroine on a mission of revenge, a forbidden love that might get them both killed, a cast of witches, vampires and immortals, and lots of action and adventure–and steamy scenes! All Eternal Mates world books have no cliffhangers, a guaranteed happily ever after, some strong language and sexy times. Enjoy!

If you like Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark, Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark-Hunters and Larissa Ione’s Demonica world, you won’t be able to put down the addictive Eternal Mates series of fated mate romances packed with dark elves, vampires, shifters, demons, angels, witches and fae in a huge detailed world that will leave you breathless!

Step into a passionate, lush, and powerful paranormal romance series from a New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling Paranormal Romance Author of over 70 books…

Paranormal Romance Books in the Eternal Mates Series:


Book 1: Kissed by a Dark Prince
Book 2: Claimed by a Demon King
Book 3: Tempted by a Rogue Prince
Book 4: Hunted by a Jaguar
Book 5: Craved by an Alpha
Book 6: Bitten by a Hellcat
Book 7: Taken by a Dragon
Book 8: Marked by an Assassin
Book 9: Possessed by a Dark Warrior
Book 10: Awakened by a Demoness
Book 11: Haunted by the King of Death
Book 12: Turned by a Tiger
Book 13: Tamed by a Tiger
Book 14: Treasured by a Tiger
Book 15: Unchained by a Forbidden Love
Book 16: Avenged by an Angel
Book 17: Seduced by a Demon King
Book 18: Scorched by Darkness
Book 19: Inflamed by an Incubus
Book 20: Craved by a Wolf
Book 21: Bewitched by a Vampire

… next book in the Eternal Mates paranormal romance series coming soon!

Publication Date 14/6/2022

My Review

Night is a pure blood vampire, he’s served in the Preux Chevaliers. (vampire mercenary corps of Hell.)

He’s now an assassin that works for his brother (Grave) He’s proud that he’s done all these things.

Liliana is a witch that wants to do right by her coven. Being sent by the coven to assess Sebastian’s innocence or guilt in an attack on a coven (Night’s older brother)

The attraction between Night and Liliana is almost instant, but Night is under the impression that she belongs to Sebastian so he won’t take that step (if a vampire touches someone that doesn’t belong to him, then it causes a physical pain!)

How will Night react when he finds out this piece of information (and he’s not a fan of witches, due to the fact she tried to take his head, and he wears a permanent reminder around his neck!)

Another great book from one of my favourite authors. As per usual it’s a slow burn paranormal romance, but the glances and the almost moments are worth the wait that we have to endure, until they give into their urges 😉

it’s not necessary to read in order as each book stands on its own. But if you get the chance to read the brother’s story (King of Death) then it gives you a few moments with Night and his brother, and another side to their relationship

Liliana is a great character, resourceful and feisty. A good witch that only wants to help her coven, but doing this will tie to Sebastian, when really what she wants it to belong to Night.

There is a demon that is seeking revenge on Grave’s family, and he’s going to do his upmost to end his line and his cousins too (Snow has a book in a different series)

Lots of fighting, a little angst and betrayal, plenty of emotions running around.

If your a fan of this author, then you won’t be disappointed. And if your new to the Eternal mates world, you couldn’t have picked a better book to start your journey.

🦋

ARC REVIEW

The Dragon’s Vow (Silver Dragon Shifter Brothers Book 3) by Marie Johnston

Description

Steel

When my brother was busy trying to win the mate of his dreams, I may have indulged a time or twenty in the voluptuous curves of a human woman. I fell hard and when I asked her for more, she turned me down flat. She would never move to the small shifter town I lived in and I could never leave. Message received. So I walked away before I told her what I was. Then I find out she’s pregnant with my young.

Avril

I moved to a big city after high school and I’ve been savoring the anonymity ever since. Then Steel shows up and destroys the tidy but exhausting life I’ve built for myself. I’m not allowed to raise a dragon shifter kid away from the clan, and since I know Steel’s shifter secret, I have to mate him. So, basically, I’m losing everything I worked for. But I refuse to lose my heart, no matter what.

Publication Date 14/6/2022

Steel Silver is the middle brother in this series, and my favourite.

He’s the protector/enforcer for the Silver dragon Clan. It’s a job he takes very seriously. To the humans that live in the town the Clan reside they think he’s a sheriff?

Avril is Ava’s best friend (mated to Steel’s brother) She’s in a job she loves, but the hours are beginning to wear her out, she needs to slow down!

Both were scratching an itch (but to Silver I think it was more.)

She’s pregnant! And she knows who the daddy is…. And when he finds out he’s in his car and off to confront her! She can’t have the baby outside of the Clan, the only alternative is to mate! But Avril wants to be wanted for her and not because she pregnant with Steel’s baby!

But when he tells her the reasons why, at first she’s very sceptical, she thinks Steel is delusional, put when she sees him in all his dragon glory, it hits home! She’s having a baby dragon!

So can Steel convince Avril he wants her and the baby, it’s not duty? And can Avril put her distrust of men aside and make a family with Steel?

Another great story from this author, pick it up, you won’t be sorry.

This book was a really great read.

🦋

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Mortal Souls (Immortal Stream: Children of the Gods Book 1) by Crea Reitan

Description

“My name is Lena. I’m not a God. I’m not even a hero. But this is my adventure: Through the Valley of the Kings to retrieve Pandora’s Box – stolen by the Seven Deadly Sins. Into the Evenfall Mansion to wage battle against a Fire Elemental. To the Akropolis to burn the awoken Nightmares. Through the Underworld to retrieve my soul from the rings of Chaos. Into Mount Olympus to face the big 12.

“At least I have the help of my friends who are gods.”

This isn’t your typical story about Greek gods. If you’re expecting to read about how a girl was fated for a god who will now love only her for the rest of eternity, or perhaps a goddess who had been waiting hundreds of years just to fall in love with that single boy and now her life is complete… well, this is not that story.

These gods are beautiful and they know it. They’re promiscuous and find no reason to hide it. They stay angry for hundreds of years, plotting their petty revenge for even the most insignificant of slights. If you’re a means to an end, they have no qualms about manipulating you to obtain the outcome they desire. That includes your death. Humans, as fun as they are for the gods, are disposable since their life only registers with a god for less than a heartbeat in their eternity.

Join Lena as she navigates her way through the world of the gods with all their beautiful temptation and frightening adversaries. She adventures through the deadly and enchanted. By her side, and sometimes in her bed, are her friends, an array of terrifying, gorgeous beings. And, increasingly, as she journeys through each book, her eyes are opened a little more to the truth of what the gods are: savage, unforgiving, fickle, and ridiculously promiscuous.

Except that, in the end, gods don’t actually have friends. They don’t trust each other or any other soul. So who Lena can trust in a world that has turned her life upside down is never really clear.

This is a full-length, 110,000 word, mature high school/new adult paranormal romance/urban fantasy (and a budding reverse harem) with the introduction of a variety of many different sexual orientations and situations that will be further expanded upon and explored in later books. This book contains plenty of WTF moments, friendship, sins, battles with swords and fire, traversing through hell, magic, gods, and a smidgen of MM. There is alluded to not fully consensual sex that the reader might not pick up on until book 2. This is book 1 in a (currently) 6 book series. The first three books are partially an origin story for the FMC. You may not see the harem for several books, but do not fret! It’s definitely coming. There will not always be a happy ending for many characters. Can be read as a stand alone and does not end with a cliffhanger but does leave unresolved plot points that will be picked up in future books.

Publication Date 15/6/2020

Mortal Souls (Immortal Stream: Children of the Gods Book 1) by Crea Reitan

My Review

I’ve read a few books by this author before, and noticing these on KU (kindle unlimited) I decided to give them a go (there is nine books in this series so far)

I really liked the pictures Gods family tree and their domains, it’s something I kept going back too, and the back pages have it in more detail.

Book one sets the scene, Olena (Lena) comes from Rhode Island, she’s come to wherever this is to study (I’m thinking this could be the start of a bully romance?) not really knowing anyone is a little daunting , so when the resident hot guy volunteers to show her around she’s a little apprehensive!

The setting of the scenes are detailed and well thought out. The characters are either going to be the ones you root for, or your going to hate. And for a while I wasn’t too keen on any of them! Petty, spiteful and filled with self importance!

It did make for an interesting read, the gods don’t see monogamy or love important, they are only out for themselves.

There is a lot of information to process, but once Lena settles down and makes a few friends the characters are easier to follow.

Harry Potter/The Maze/Hunger Games all spring to mind (and I personally think the series would make a great tv series.)

I love Greek mythology, and love reading different spins on the stories we already know and love.

Am I looking forward to reading book two? I think I am.

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Gods of Idols (Immortal Stream: Children of the Gods Book 7) by Crea Reitan

Description

LITTLE NIGHTMARES. LITTLE MONSTERS. TERRORS.

The Idols are coming.

They’ve known for two years that the Idols are coming. Despite all the research and preparation, Lena still doesn’t truly understand what that will entail. All she knows is that they drove the local vampire colony mad with bloodlust that compelled them into a violent murder spree before the previous uhnupte sent the idols to their graves until they learned civility several millennia ago.

Lena and her friends know that the idols are not civil. So what has freed them, you ask? The necromancer from a few years ago had disturbed their tomb while he called on the long dead in a misguided effort to get his girlfriend back, allowing the idols to work themselves free. Now camp is filled with their tell-tale warning: the scent of pine, peaches, and rot.

They’ve gathered a whole plethora of immortals from many pantheons to assist in taking down the idols. Yes, Lena is there, the unimpressed vessel to the monster god. But she feels its destructive core and is too afraid to embrace its power.

However, she may not have a choice when she finds her friends falling to what appears to be their permanent deaths…

Publication Date 21/1/2022

Gods of Idols (Immortal Stream: Children of the Gods Book 7) by Crea Reitan

My Review

Book seven in this series, and it’s definitely not a series you can dip in and out of, they do need to be read in order…..

I like the beginnings of the book, you get a refresher of who is who, what they’ve been doing and their strengths and weaknesses. The names and designations of mortals/vampires/demons/gods do take a little getting use to. In fact some names I can’t pronounce so its usually abbreviated. But the index definitely helps, it also stops the author from repeating themselves too many times.

The gods still like to dabble/sleep with one another, but as the series progresses I do get a sense of cohesion, they might still fool around with one another but nearly as much as they use to.

Lena is the main character in this series, but we do to visit with other people, and I think this keeps the story from getting boring. She has lovers/powers/happiness. But with the imminent arrival of the idols, Lena isn’t sure where this is going……

Idols are false gods, but they’ve grown in power and now threaten the gods and their existence. It’s Lena’s job to stop them, but her powers aren’t ready, she’s still getting use to them.

I like these books because they don’t end on a cliffhanger, not all the problems are solved within the book but a few are (and those are dealt with as the story progresses)

The ending to this book did have me wondering where this would lead Lena to next.

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Gods of Fire (Immortal Stream: Children of the Gods Book 8) by Crea Reitan

Description

By the time Lena was able to wake the monster god and destroy the idols, too many immortal lives had already been lost, and the camp was decimated in the process. Unable to stand the trauma, the gods move on and become a little more domestic.

While Lena still faces some personal challenges that require her to come to terms with many aspects of her life, she and the men she’s gathered start to truly settle into a home all their own. But there are obstacles in her life that continue to make Lena feel helpless: her best friend’s empty marriage, the looming dread of creating an eighth Onama, and Syna is stuck mid-transition into a vampire.

And then they learn that they didn’t just build their new neighborhood outside a mortal town, but also outside a nest of fire-breathers. And one of these hotheads is beginning to challenge Delete as his beast lays claim to Lena as his mate.

This is a polyamorous story with content not suitable for those under 18 years of age due to graphic content; please visit my website for full list of content and warnings: http://www.creareitan.com

Publication Date 19/5/2022

Gods of Fire (Immortal Stream: Children of the Gods Book 8) by Crea Reitan

My Review

Definitely not a series to be read out of order, if you do then expect to be a little confused!

After battling the false gods, Lena and her community need to move, it’s no longer safe! But moving to a new home comes with lots of other challenges (and a few surprises)

We have a few new faces joining in this book, and I can’t wait to see where they take the story.

One of the other characters I’ve been reading avidly about gets her HFN (happy for now) ending, she’s been through a lot, so when it’s her turn I hope she gets a better deal than of late.

What this book lacks in action is made up with solid storylines. You don’t need to go at 100 miles an hour all through the book, the s€x scenes don’t need to last for chapters 😝 continuity and clarity are the key words when dealing with lots of characters. And you definitely get that in this book. I don’t get confused as I did with book one, lots of the characters are becoming firm favourites.,

I’m hoping there will be a few loose ends tied up in the next book (they won’t majorly become an issue, but they were serious enough to be mentioned) 🤔

Is this a RH (reverse harem) I’d say yes, but there are also dynamics within Lena and her lovers (a little m/m action) that doesn’t make it completely focused on her.

So where does this book take us? It’s possibly starting a new plot. We battled the idols, so that’s done (maybe) we now need to settle down into the new neighbourhood and see where it takes us…..

I could happily watch this as a tv series (a movie wouldn’t be long enough and I’d hate for them to cut too much out) solid characters and a really well thought out storyline.

But if your going to read it, then definitely start at the beginning.

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★✩★ RELEASE BLITZ ★✩★

Secrets and Sunrises (Destination Romance) By DL Gallie

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60860293/

Tropes: Contemporary Romance | Second Chance | Holiday hookup | surprise pregnancy | Boss

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Secrets and Sunrises (Destination Romance) By DL Gallie

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Blurb:

What’s a girl to do when she sees two pink lines on a pregnancy test and the only thing she knows about the father is that his name starts with H?

A steamy holiday hookup six years ago gave Sully the greatest joy of her life, her son, Harley. She’s worked hard to make sure that Harley doesn’t feel the same sting of father abandonment she did. However, when she lands her dream job, her world comes crashing to a halt when H walks through the meeting room doors. He’s her new boss.

The spark is still there and H wants to start up where they left off, but can Sully let him get close again when it’s not just her heart on the line? To add more drama, his psycho ex and scheming brother arrive and both are looking to cause trouble.

When her secret is exposed, all hell breaks loose and the consequences of her decision threaten any chance of another sunrise with H by her side.

Sully is about to find out, happy endings might only happen in the dirty books she reads.

 

Other books from Destination Romance:

·         Kristine Allen – Fighting Love

·         Josie Naclerio – Stealing the Mounties Love

·         Brooke May – German Wanderlust

·         Xana Jordan – A Viking Wedding

·         Tracie Douglas – Dragonfly Inn

·         Jaime Russell – Finding Home

·         Chelle C Craze – X Marked

·         Letha Gene – Kane’s Redemption

 

 

About DL Gallie:

DL Gallie is from Queensland, Australia, but she’s lived in many different places all over the world. She currently resides in Gladstone with her husband and two kids. She and her husband have been together since she was sixteen, and although they drive each other crazy at times, she couldn’t imagine her life without him.

Shortly after her son was born, DL began reading again. With encouragement from her husband, she picked up the pen and started writing, and now the voices in her head won’t shut up.

DL enjoys listening to music, drinking white wine in the summer, red wine in the winter, and beer all year round. She’s also never been known to turn down a cocktail, especially a margarita.

 

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🐰KINDLE REVIEW🐰

Let Us Prey: An Apex Society Caper: A Paranormal/Dark/Steamy/Shifter Romance by Cassandra Featherstone and C. Rochelle

Description 

***The authors strongly suggest you read the prequel, Come Out & Prey, before you read this book***


In this world, you’re either predator or prey.

I come from a long line of pure-blood predators, but when my shift finally happened, I turned out to be prey.

A bunny to be exact. A freakin’ bunny.

The guy I’d been promised to since birth rejected me. My own father has turned his back on me – shipping me off to Apex Academy even though it’s practically a death sentence with what I am.

Oh, and of course, my ex-fiance and his friends are here at the academy and more than happy to make my life a living hell.

But then I met my teachers. Five incredibly gorgeous apex predators, each one more mysterious than the last. And all of them, very much off-limits.

There is something dark at Apex Academy – something that’s killing off students and teachers alike. As prey, I’m afraid I’m the easiest target, but who can I trust to keep me safe?

Let Us Prey is book 1 in the steamy and mysterious Apex Society Capers standalone paranormal romance series. Please read the “preyquel” – Come Out & Prey – for backstory on our bunny, Delores, her hottie professors, and the secrets surrounding Apex.

Please see inside the book for a full list of triggers and warnings.

Publication Date 30/4/2022

Let Us Prey: An Apex Society Caper: A Paranormal/Dark/Steamy/Shifter Romance by Cassandra Featherstone and C. Rochelle

My Review 

Reading the prequel to this series is advised but not essential (but things will make better sense if you do) 

Bunny shifters are at the bottom of the food chain. So when Delores (or Dolly) shifts into a bunny shifter all hell can be expected. Reason being….. her family are predators through and through. So having a bunny shifter for a daughter is just not the done thing! 

But Dolly has grown a backbone since reading the prequel, she’s dumped pink and fluffy, and now has a whole new look and attitude to take her into Apex Academy. But insecurities are hard to shake especially when you have the ex-boyfriend and all your old so called “friends” coming to Apex as well! 

But help is on her side, and it’s in the form of teachers/professors. But not just any one, oh no, they are destined to protect/advise and care for her. That’s right, our bunny has a harem 😉

These guys are just amazing. Each one brings something special to the table. 

Spicy? Yes 🥵 

Funny? Absolutely freaking hilarious 😂 

We get to see rare shifters, we get funny one liners that you’ll be yearning to use. And we get to watch our Dolly grow into a kick a$$ character. 

We also have a mystery to solve, pupils are dying, even the teachers aren’t safe! It’s going to be interesting to see if my theories are correct 😉

I can’t wait to read where we go next. 

🦋

★✩★ NEW RELEASE ★✩★

One Dark and Froggy Night: A Paranormal Romantic Comedy (Manhattan Magic Series) By Jade Greenberg

One Dark and Froggy Night: A Paranormal Romantic Comedy (Manhattan Magic Series) By Jade Greenberg

Genre: Paranormal Romance | Humorous Fiction | Romantic Comedy |Urban Fantasy

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One Dark and Froggy Night: A Paranormal Romantic Comedy (Manhattan Magic Series) By Jade Greenberg


Blurb:

Danny made the mistake of crossing the wrong witch. Now he’s a warty amphibian. At least until he learns his lesson.

When my witch ex turned me into a frog, I was pissed. But it didn’t take long for me to realize how good I got it. Life as a magic frog is figata, baby. Close to perfecto. But it has its downfalls. One formerly very big downfall to be exact.
Now the King of Atlantis is granting wishes to anyone who can help him find a lost mermaid fairy princess.
A magic wish is just what I need to live the perfect magic froggy life. All I got to do is find her.
If I was a mermaid and wanted to go missing, I’d go somewhere no one would expect to find me. Like the sky. No one would think to look there for a fish. But I’m a frog. How would I get to the sky?
This one’s a corundum, but I’m going to figure it out.
I thought I had it good before, but now that I know the impossible is possible, I got a plan. A big one. If you know what I mean.

Join Danny on his magical quest in this laugh-out-loud Frog Prince retelling Paranormal Women’s Fiction fans don’t want to miss.

 

About the author:

Jade Greenberg is a USA Today bestselling author of Paranormal Women’s Fiction with a Rom-Com twist. She lives in New York City with her family and loves finding magic in unexpected places.

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★✩★ NEW RELEASE ★✩★

Saving You, Saving me by Billie Dale (Book 3 Love in Seven Mile Forge Series)

Saving You, Saving me by Billie Dale (Book 3 Love in Seven Mile Forge Series)

Saving You, Saving Me

A Second Chance Romance

Book 3 in the Love in Seven Mile Forge

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61118635/

By Billie Dale

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Available on Kindle Unlimited

Also Available:

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✩ Say You’ll Be There, Book 2

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Blurb:

𝘼𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙙 𝙬𝙞𝙣𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙪𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙧 𝘽𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙚 𝘿𝙖𝙡𝙚 𝙬𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙨 𝙪𝙥 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙇𝙤𝙫𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙎𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙈𝙞𝙡𝙚𝙁𝙤𝙧𝙜𝙚 𝙨𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙃𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙧𝙞𝙭 𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙢𝙞𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙚𝙡 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙚𝙢𝙤𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙬𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙟𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙣𝙚𝙮 𝙩𝙤 𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙚 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙖𝙨𝙝𝙚𝙨. 

 

*While this is the third book in the series, it can be read as a standalone. * 

 

I’ve been told I’m insufferable, hard to live with and I’m wasting my second chance. 

 I survived. My sister was saved. But my colors, my lights, my soul died the day I tried to play hero. 

Now, I’m stuck in a silent monochrome world.

I’m content to wallow in my darkness.

Asia DeMarco was the bane of our existence all through our teen years. She took joy in others misery and bullied everyone in her path.

We grew up. We forgave. We never considered the reasons she was worse than Regina George on a bad hair, PMS day.

 Her sins are nothing compared to her secrets.

At my rock bottom, she arrives full of determination and fire. She might be the only one to save me from burning in my own dumpster-fire life.

 When her truth comes to light, she’s in a battle with something more sinister than her younger self. Am I man enough to save her or will I fail again? 

 

**Trigger Warning – contains acts of sexual violence and abuse**

 

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Arc Review

Witchhunter: Dark Paranormal Romance, Enemies to Lovers by Quinn Blackbird

Witchhunter: Dark Paranormal Romance, Enemies to Lovers by Quinn Blackbird

Description

Dark Paranormal Romance

I want to hurt people, those awful, unspectacular humans. But the Hunters …? Oh, what I wouldn’t give to tear them limb from limb.

The land is divided into two, split by the dangerous mountains that cut us into two: Home of the Hunters and the home of the Witches, forever at war.
Once, I belonged to the lands where people and Hunters live — until the Change came and my family whisked me away to the mountains, seeking safety for my rising witchery. They didn’t make it beyond the mountains and the Hunters that lurk there, ready to slaughter my kind and anyone who helps us.
I made it, though.
And I promised on the very day that I was orphaned, I will dedicate my life to the utter destruction of all Hunters across the land, even if it costs me the last breath in my body.

…and that final breath seems to be inching closer when a mission to save Witches before the Change goes so terribly wrong, and I wind up a prisoner of a Hunter so beautiful that his face is just asking to be torn apart.


*.*.*.*
WITCHHUNTER is a four-novella series released in KU ‘RAPID’ style. For purchase-to-read and paperbacks, please check out the box set which will be better suited to those not enrolled in KU.
This series is a dark paranormal fantasy romance, so reader discretion is advised!
Nothing is sweet in the Blackbird worlds …

Publication Date 26/4/2022

My Review

Witches live on one side, Hunters live on the other with a huge mountain range dividing them. They use to be allies, but something happened to make them enemies……

Dark paranormal romance, trigger warnings, so please be advised before grabbing this book.

It’s a four part series, and each part ends on a cliffhanger, you can buy them separately, but I’m glad I got the Boxset.

I read it in one sitting as I couldn’t put it down. It’s not overly long, but it’s packed with plenty of things going on…..

It’s definitely an enemies to lovers read. And the main characters have plenty of hate for one another.

Pretty fast paced and lots of action.

There are a few silly mistakes on the book, but it doesn’t take away from the main story.

Witches and Hunters are bitter enemies, both have lost loved ones, so when they get the chance to fight one another they will.

So when a battle sees our two main characters come face to face you won’t know the outcome, both are eventually matched, so it could go either way…..

But when she is taken hostage by the Hunters, she thinks it’s all over! But she won’t go without a fight.

There is torture, there is a few dark moments. But there is also a few light moments.

It’s good to see that both the main characters don’t give in to an immediate attraction. In fact if you’ve read this authors work before, then you’ll know her hero’s are hero’s at all!

So can she trick the Hunter into letting her go? Or will this be the last sunrise she’ll ever see?

I don’t want to give anything away, so if you like your stories dark, then give it a go, but I’d recommend the Boxset rather than the individual stories 😉

🦋

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Crown of Crimson (Underworld Gods #2) by Karina Halle

The next thrilling instalment in the Underworld Gods series. Perfect for readers who want high steam Hades/Persephone and Beauty and the Beast vibes with a dark Nordic folklore twist

All Hanna Heikkinen wants is to be reunited with her father again. After all, that’s why she ventured into the dark and dangerous fantasy world of Tuonela, the Land of the Dead, in order to save his life. But this time her devotion to her father comes at a cost—her growing relationship with Tuoni, the God of Death himself, who held Hanna captive in exchange for her father’s life. The last thing she expects is to feel remorse at leaving Death at his castle of Shadow’s End without even saying goodbye, and yet he’s all she can think about.

Death has always prided himself on never trusting the living, but Hanna’s apparent betrayal has left a scar fathom’s deep. Vowing revenge on his future bride, and making sure she upholds her end of the bargain, Death sets out across his realm to steal Hanna back, which only fans the flames between them. But Death and Hanna aren’t just fighting each other—malevolent Old Gods are rising to power within the realm, magic is being poisoned, and buried secrets are brought to light, secrets that may cause Hanna to lose everyone she loves dear once again.

Publication Date 23/5/2022

Crown of Crimson (Underworld Gods #2) by Karina Halle

My Review

Second book in the Underworld Gods series, and we ended book one in a little bit of a cliffhanger…..

Hanna has mixed emotions on leaving Death. But she has the opportunity to be with her father, so it clouds her judgement. It’s hard for her to choose, but it’s only right to be with father.

Death/Grim Reaper (Tuoni) is absolutely livid at being left by Hanna! She was suppose to stay with him forever. He’s going to get her back, and he’s going to make her sorry she left him….

This time we get to witness Death’s side of the story as well as Hanna’s, and I really enjoyed reading his side. He tries to keep emotions out of his reasonings for getting Hanna back, but we all know it’s because it’s his heart involved.

We start where the last book finished. Hanna is looking for her father, being given the chance to meet him is given to her, but to do that she needs to leave Death!

When Death/Tuoni catches up with her, you think it’s going to be ok, he’ll forgive her and they’ll live happily ever after. Uh no! He crowns her his Queen, then throws her into a hole (oubliette) He has no intentions of forgiving her!

There is also other bits that will keep you entertained, underhanded dealings that will have Death fighting for his land! His ex-wife and son are nothing but trouble (but a coup was ready to happen, they waited whilst Death was dealing with Hanna to strike!)

He also has to deal with an uprising, enemies coming back to seek revenge, and a family that really doesn’t like him!

And Hanna is more than just a mortal looking for her father 😉 (that’s why you need to read book one first)

Oh and there is a prophecy claiming Hanna will bring Death to its knees and usher in a new era and new master!

I really enjoyed reading this book. It doesn’t end on a cliffhanger, but it does leave us wanting to find out more about Tuoni and Hanna. There are twists and turns that will keep you turning the pages, especially the last 1/3 of the book.

And personally I can’t wait for the next book.

Oh, does Hanna ever come out of oubliette? Will Tuoni ever forgive her? And can he trust any of his children? And what of the prophecy?

And will Hanna ever reunite with her father? (See, told you there were lots of questions that needed answering)

So you’ll definitely need to read the first book (River of Shadows) before reading this one.

So if your a fan of fairytales for adults (this one did have vibes of Beauty and the Beast) then I’d recommend this one.

🦋

ARC REVIEW

FIRE AND AMULET by Helen B Henderson

FIRE AND AMULET by Helen B Henderson

Description

Trelleir is a true dragon whose magic allows him to take on human form. The last of his kind, he longs for companionship. However, his only friend is not only a human female, but a slayer. Sworn to kill all dragons, including him.

Summoned by the village council, Deneas is sent on a quest to kill any and all dragons, and cannot return without proof of her success. Finding the mythical creature and avoiding its deadly talons and fire are not her only problems. Another slayer follows with orders to kill her. As she retraces her slain mother’s footsteps, she learns the world is not what it seems.

Publication Date 29/3/2022

My Review

Deneas is a skilled dragon hunter, so when the council order her to hunt and kill the last dragon, she has no choice.

Trelleir is a dragon (shifter) well actually he’s a dragon that’s shifts into a man (totally different) he’s also the last of his kind. He knew Deneas’s parents, and promised her mother to always look out for her.

This story gives a whole new twist on shifter stories. So I’d say it’s more magic and myth rather than shifter.

It’s also divided into three stories, we have a dragon slayer who’s been sent out to kill Deneas! And Deneas needs to find out what really happened to her parents, and more about the dragons her mother was sworn to kill (and didn’t, her mother was also a slayer before being tried as a witch and killed!)

Written with a very sense of old fashion wordage and tone. It’s slow and sluggish at times, and it does wander around looking a little lost!

I did like the part where Deneas reads her mother’s journal. I’m also interested in finding out if there are any other dragons alive, or is Trelleir really the last of his kind. (Have to admit I cried when he found the nursery empty of hatchlings)

It’s not a romance book by an sense of the imagination. No fade to black, no sweet romance, nothing. So if Trelleir wants a mate this book doesn’t give that impression. And the ending…. Well that gave me the feelings of guardianship rather than a grand love!

Left on not really a cliffhanger, but an opening to a series. Which I’m really hoping will happen because I enjoyed the book once I realised there wasn’t going to be any steam.

🦋

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One Dark and Froggy Night: A Paranormal Romantic Comedy

Manhattan Magic Series

By Jade Greenberg

Genre: Paranormal Romance | Humorous Fiction | Romantic Comedy |Urban Fantasy

Release Date: June 16

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Blurb:

Danny made the mistake of crossing the wrong witch. Now he’s a warty amphibian. At least until he learns his lesson.

When my witch ex turned me into a frog, I was pissed. But it didn’t take long for me to realize how good I got it. Life as a magic frog is figata, baby. Close to perfecto. But it has its downfalls. One formerly very big downfall to be exact.
Now the King of Atlantis is granting wishes to anyone who can help him find a lost mermaid fairy princess.
A magic wish is just what I need to live the perfect magic froggy life. All I got to do is find her.
If I was a mermaid and wanted to go missing, I’d go somewhere no one would expect to find me. Like the sky. No one would think to look there for a fish. But I’m a frog. How would I get to the sky?
This one’s a corundum, but I’m going to figure it out.
I thought I had it good before, but now that I know the impossible is possible, I got a plan. A big one. If you know what I mean.

Join Danny on his magical quest in this laugh-out-loud Frog Prince retelling Paranormal Women’s Fiction fans don’t want to miss.

 

About the author:

Jade Greenberg is a USA Today bestselling author of Paranormal Women’s Fiction with a Rom-Com twist. She lives in New York City with her family and loves finding magic in unexpected places.

Follow her on TikTok (@authorandmom)

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★✩★ NEW RELEASE ★✩★

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Last Love Book 2 in The Love Duet By Xavier Neal

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Last Love Book 2 in The Love Duet By Xavier Neal

𝘼 𝙟𝙖𝙬-𝙙𝙧𝙤𝙥𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙨𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙙-𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙧𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙐𝙎𝘼 𝙏𝙊𝘿𝘼𝙔 𝘽𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝘼𝙪𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙧 𝙓𝙖𝙫𝙞𝙚𝙧 𝙉𝙚𝙖𝙡.

 

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Available on Kindle Unlimited

 

Also available in the Series:

 First Love, Book 1: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09VK9SQPY/

The Love Duet Complete Series: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09VLCN9YK/

 

Blurb:
Ryder Collins wasn’t always this determined.
This optimistic.
This devoted.

Once upon a time he was fractured.
Resentful.
Disgusted by his entire existence.
So, what happened?
He’s finally given the opportunity to make things right with his soulmate.
Hopefully.

(This is the conclusion to The Love Duet)

 

About Xavier Neal

Xavier Neal is a best-selling romance author who enjoys hopping from sub genre to sub-genre like a game of Hopscotch she can’t resist.

In between writing, she loves to read (everything from romance to self improvement books), watch movies (old and new), eat too much Tex-Mex (her Chuy’s t-shirt collection is out of control), and watch AHL hockey games LIVE (preferably against the glass whenever possible).

She currently resides happily in Texas with her bearded husband “Lumberjack”.

Website: https://www.xavierneal.com

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BEYOND GRAY SKIES By DANIELLE SIBARIUM

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Release Date: June 27

GENRE | TROPES: Contemporary Romance | Older Woman | Single mother | Volleyball coach | Second chance

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BEYOND GRAY SKIES By DANIELLE SIBARIUM

 

𝑩𝒆𝒚𝒐𝒏𝒅 𝑮𝒓𝒂𝒚 𝑺𝒌𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒊𝒔 𝒂 𝒔𝒆𝒙𝒚 𝒐𝒍𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝒘𝒐𝒎𝒂𝒏/ 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒓 𝒎𝒂𝒏 𝒔𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒅𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒓𝒐𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒇𝒖𝒍𝒍 𝒐𝒇 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆, 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒉𝒐𝒑𝒆.

 

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BLURB:

Single mom Amber Collins plasters on a phony smile and goes through the motions. Heartbroken and destroyed after the tragic death of her husband, her time is spent catering to her thirteen-year-old son Logan, while doing her best to fake it through each and every day.
Flirtatious smiles and heated looks coming from Logan’s twenty-something year old volleyball coach melt the ice coating Amber’s frozen heart. Before she knows what’s happening, Mason Archer is her friend, confidant and lover. She doesn’t want to fall for Mason, but her heart didn’t get the memo.

Finding happiness she never thought possible, Amber insists on keeping their relationship secret. She’s afraid of the whispers and disapproving looks that are sure to come her way once the world sees her with a younger man. Most of all, she’s afraid of how her son will react to her new relationship.

How many shots at love does one person get? Having lost so much already, will Amber be able to live without the man who brought her back to life, or will she embrace this new taboo relationship?

Beyond Gray Skies is a sexy older woman/ younger man second chance romance full of love, heartache and hope.

 

 About Danielle Sibarium

Author of YA & NA romance. Danielle grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Throughout her childhood, she transported herself into a fantasy world full of magic and wonder. Books were the gateway between her play world and reality. On any given summer afternoon she became Snow White sweeping and cooking for the dwarfs, or Cinderella waiting for the prince.

In 2004 Danielle won Honorable Mention in the Southern Heat contest. In 2007 she collaborated with Charlotte Doreen Small to write songs for her CD More. Danielle wrote the lyrics for Take My Hand, and Goodbye, while Charlotte contributed the melody.

Danielle graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with honors, and currently resides in New Jersey with her husband and three children.

In October 2011 Danielle’s debut novel For Always was released. She has since released The Heart Waves Trilogy, Heart Waves, Breaking Waves, and Waves of Love, as well as To My Hero: A Blog of Our Journey Together, Into You, and Regret Me Not.

Danielle on writing- “I write because if I didn’t my soul would shrivel up and die! And I love to fall in love!”

 

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ARC REVIEW

If You stay by Barbara Meyers

If You stay by Barbara Meyers

Description

A runaway daughter. An unforgiving father. A reluctant artist.

At 18, Joy Laurence took off with the local bad boy who left her widowed, broke and pregnant. Back then her formidable minister father hung up on her when she called home. Now that she’s back, he slams the door in her face. But for her adult daughter’s sake, she is determined to make peace with her family.

Although romance isn’t even on her radar, Joy can’t resist troubled and talented Granger Sullivan’s rough edges and skilled hands. And in his rebellious teenage daughter she sees her own reflection.

Joy’s excitement dies when reconnecting with her past results not only in broken hearts, but broken lives. Including hers.
She could admit defeat and walk away a second time.

But if she stays, can she find a way to reconcile with her loved ones and build the life she wants?

Publication Date 1/5/2022

My Review

Not an author I’d read before, but it’s good to swap things up once in a while (and I’d been read a lot of dark romance,) so with that in mind I grab the book…..

Joy took off with her boyfriend against the wishes of her father. Never thinking or looking back…..

But happiness isn’t always promised, and when Joy is left a young mum and widow, she reaches out to her father. 

After telling her what he thinks of her, he hangs up, poor Joy is on her own…..

Future Joy and her daughter have grown up and Joy has returned back to her by home town. 

She hopes that enough time has passed and that her father will finally forgive her and make room in his heart for his daughter and granddaughter. 

But it’s not going to be that easy, her father still wants nothing to do with her!! 

But with her mother on her side, Joy hopes to melt her fathers hard heart, but that comes with it’s own set of issues. Maybe Joy shouldn’t have come back! It’s only causing friction between her parents.

Granger is a struggling single father with a stroppy teenager. He has his own issues, one of abandonment (his wife left without looking back) and of inadequacy! (He blames himself for his wife leaving) so trust is a big issue with him.

Granger knows of Joy from his youth, he had a crush on her as a kid. But can he let his guard down and let another woman in? Or will his insecurities and lack of trust ruin what could be a second chance at happiness for Granger and Joy?

I had tears as I read this book, both with happiness and sadness.

There is families at war, sullen teenager angst, trust issues, condemnation and misunderstandings.

We also get tender moments, funny moments and moments where bridges are trying to be mended.

We get points of views from a lot of people, at first it was a little too much information being thrown at you.

But the further into the book we get, then more sense all the voices make. They all need to have a say.

it’s not just about a second chance romance, it’s about forgiveness, about families mending themselves and each other.

But when doors are shut in your face time after time, doesn’t that tell you something? Isn’t it time to admit defeat and move on….. Joy could, but I get that she’s a fighter. She’s had to be.

Granger is a little antisocial, but I get why.

There are so many characters that you’ll identify and sympathise with.

I read it in one sitting, and I’d highly recommended the book.

🦋

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ARC REVIEW

Oath-Breaker: Angel of Death & Demons: Book One by River Starr

Oath-Breaker: Angel of Death & Demons: Book One by River Starr

My Review

Having lost her mate in battle, Ayla isn’t going to let her friend suffer at the hands of demons, so she’s off to rescue her…..

The Grim Reaper/the Angel of Death, whatever name you give him he’s still going to take your soul and judge it at the end of the day. But in this story he’s a Demon King.

The war between good/evil, Demons/angels has been written time and again, the spin on this one is Demon/celestials (angels by another name)

The pull between these two characters is almost instant. But she’s was mated before, so she shouldn’t feel the pull as strongly, should she?

And that’s the beginning of their story with Lucius telling her many times that they are fated to be together.

There is reluctancy on both sides as they are suppose to be bitter enemies.

Wow!! What a great read.

I’d not read anything by this author before. But it’s something I’m going to remedy in the near future.

Bringing this book to life (any book in fact) is not an easy task. You have to have flow and continuity, and easy rapport with the main characters, do the additional characters add or detract from the story? Well this author managed all of that with ease. In-depth descriptions had me immersed in this world within minutes.

Holding my breath as the battle between the forces of good and evil became blurred! Smiling as Ayla had her King on his knees, but not before having her on her knees literally before him.

There is both action and romance in this book, and the action is kept at a pretty quick pace. It doesn’t drag on unnecessarily, or try to fill pages.

And the ending, well I wasn’t expecting that!! I can’t wait to see where book two leads us.

🦋

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

River Starr writes books that help you escape, especially fantasy romance full of magic and supernaturals. Favorite things: coffee, wine, chocolate, and a heavy dose of books to chase away the dark… or invite delicious darkness in.

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The Etherya’s Earth Series by Rebecca Hefner

– COMPLETE SERIES –

The Etherya’s Earth Series by Rebecca Hefner

This enemies to lovers paranormal romance saga is available now

Start the series now with The End of Hatred

https://geni.us/TheEndOfHatred

Available on All Platforms

These are dangerous times on Etherya’s Earth…

Slayer Princess Miranda has hated the Vampyres for a thousand years. Since the Awakening, she’s fought to protect her people, choosing to be a warrior more than a royal. When a female Vampyre washes up on the shore of her compound’s riverbank, she seizes the opportunity to take the offensive.

Vampyre King Sathan, distraught at his sister’s captivity, agrees to travel with Miranda to extract the Blade of Pestilence, also hoping to change his people’s state of endless war. Although the woman hates him due to the constant raids on her compound for the Slayers’ life-giving blood, he can’t help but admire the stubborn and strong princess.

Determined to fight their growing attraction, they forge a tentative truce while Miranda battles the constant yearning to feel the hulking Vampyre’s fangs scrape against her neck…

Their faith in each other must remain strong or all will be lost…

**The Etherya’s Earth series is best read in order although each book does have its own featured hero/heroine and HEA. Content information can be found on the author’s website.

About the Author: 

USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Hefner grew up in Western NC and now calls the Hudson River of NYC home. In her youth, she would sneak into her mother’s bedroom and read the romance novels stashed on the bookshelf, cementing her love of HEAs. A huge Buffy and Star Wars fan, she loves an epic fantasy and a surprise twist (Luke, he IS your father).Before becoming an author, Rebecca had a successful twelve-year medical device sales career. After launching her own indie publishing company, she is now a full-time author who loves writing strong, complex characters who find their HEAs. Rebecca can usually be found making dorky and/or embarrassing posts on TikTok and Instagram. Please join her so you can laugh along with her!Follow Rebecca:TikTok: @rebeccahefnerauthor
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★✩★ NEW RELEASE ★✩★

★✩★ NEW RELEASE ★✩★

First Love

Book 1 in The Love Duet

By Xavier Neal

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60618922/

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𝘼 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙩-𝙬𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙨𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙙-𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙧𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙐𝙎𝘼𝙏𝙊𝘿𝘼𝙔 𝘽𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝘼𝙪𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙧 𝙓𝙖𝙫𝙞𝙚𝙧 𝙉𝙚𝙖𝙡.

 

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Available on Kindle Unlimited

 

Also available for Pre Order

 Last Love, Book 2: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09VK3YM4Q/

 

Blurb:
Ryder Collins wasn’t always this broken.
This bitter.
This miserable.
Once upon a time he was whole.
Happy.
Excited for what his future held.
So, what happened?
His soulmate walked out of his life.
Forever.

(First Love is the first half of The Love Duet. It does end up on a cliffhanger that is concluded in part 2, Last Love)

 

About Xavier Neal

Xavier Neal is a best-selling romance author who enjoys hopping from sub genre to sub-genre like a game of Hopscotch she can’t resist.

In between writing, she loves to read (everything from romance to self improvement books), watch movies (old and new), eat too much Tex-Mex (her Chuy’s t-shirt collection is out of control), and watch AHL hockey games LIVE (preferably against the glass whenever possible).

She currently resides happily in Texas with her bearded husband “Lumberjack”.

Website: https://www.xavierneal.com

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🚀ARC REVIEW 🚀

Taken (Cyborg Liberation Book 1) by Maddie Taylor and Morganna Williams

Taken (Cyborg Liberation Book 1) by Maddie Taylor and Morganna Williams

Description

After suffering the cruelty of humans for five long years, he should despise her.
But the smoldering intensity of their connection won’t be denied.

The moment I saw the fiery-haired beauty, I knew she was destined to be mine.
Taking her, however, is impossible.

Despite the temptation after three seemingly endless years in space, as leader, I must protect all twelve females in the colony. Their DNA is imperative to saving our cyborg race. I laid down the law to my men: look but under no circumstances touch.

Except once I inhaled her intoxicating scent and felt her lush curves against me, my resolve vanished. I had to have her.
 
Not for a day. Not for an hour. But forever.
And damn the consequences.

Publisher’s Note: Taken is the first book in the Cyborg Liberation series. It contains fast-paced action, drama, and sexual scenes that may not appeal to everyone. If you don’t like firm-handed, dominant cyborgs who never hesitate to lay down the law before making it all better, you may want to pass on this book.

Publication Date 29/4/2022

My Review

With the destruction of the female cyborgs, Freeman has the task of trying to maintain the peace and the continuation of his race.

(Whilst fleeing the females ship was targeted and destroyed)

Answering a distress call wasn’t on Freeman’s list of things to do. But answering the call might just save his comrades…..

They need female DNA to start the process of creating female cyborgs. And what happens to be on this planet……. females.

One in particular calls to Freeman, he’s putting it down to not seeing a woman for over three years, but we all know it’s more than that.

Shay is the unofficial leader on the small planet she’s called home for over three years. Her grandfather and father worked on the planet, so when a deadly virus wiped out most of the population, the remain survivors turned to Shay.

They’ve been abandoned by Earth, they have to face facts, there won’t be a supply ship or a rescue ship coming for them.

They need a miracle (Kristyn the security officer would say they needed coffee more!)

Being abducted wasn’t on Shay’s schedule. Even when she gets a look at her captor! Being asked to give DNA to start a new race isn’t sitting well with Shay, so you can bet she’s going to give her captor hell!!

So can Freeman get Shay to cooperate with his plans? And if she does, will he be able to let her go?

And what about the survivors on the planet? And will he be able to keep his men in line once they find out he wants to keep Shay for himself? (There’s been talk of taking the females as slaves/captives)

Loved meeting new characters, especially Ransom.

Ransom is his second in command (and has no filter) some of his comments had me chuckling, whilst other comments had me wanting to throw something at him!

Can’t wait to see the female who gets to take him on 😉

Am I ready for the next book? You bet I am 😊

PRE-ORDER

🏛️ 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝟏𝟐 𝐇𝐮𝐧𝐤𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐞𝐢𝐚 🏛️

🌶️ ℕ𝕖𝕖𝕕 𝕊𝕠𝕞𝕖 𝕊𝕡𝕚𝕔𝕖 𝕚𝕟 𝕐𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕃𝕚𝕗𝕖? 🌶️

𝓗𝓸𝔀 ‘𝓫𝓸𝓾𝓽 𝓼𝓸𝓶𝓮 𝓼𝓹𝓲𝓽-𝓻𝓸𝓪𝓼𝓽𝓮𝓭 𝓶𝓮𝓪𝓽 𝓼𝓽𝓾𝓯𝓯𝓮𝓭 𝓲𝓷 𝓪 𝓹𝓲𝓽𝓪 𝓹𝓸𝓬𝓴𝓮𝓽? 🥙

𝓓𝓸𝓷’𝓽 𝓫𝓮 𝓪 𝔃𝓮𝓻𝓸, 𝓫𝓮 𝓪…𝓰𝔂𝓻𝓸! 

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(Please visit Amazon for the full lists of warnings & triggers. Note: This is book 1 in a duet – it IS 12 men/monsters, after all!)

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A Monstrously Mythic Romance

I thought I was living the dream—until the fateful day I found my boyfriend in bed with my boss. As a professional copywriter, it was the tired cliche that hurt me the most. 

What’s a big city girl to do but pack my bags and go solo on that Grecian cruise I’d booked with my ex. Who needs a man when you have tropical breezes, stunning vistas, and free cocktails with frilly umbrellas?

But thanks to a freak storm, I find myself washed ashore on a mysterious Greek Isle inhabited by 12 hotties determined to help me in any way they can.

What in the rom-com setup is this?

Somehow, I’ve ended up inside a famous Greek myth, tasked with conquering the very men I find myself unable to resist—despite their fur, fangs, tentacles, extra appendages, and extremely large…secrets of their own.  

Danger lurks around every crumbling ancient ruin, but the longer I stay, the more I wonder if I want to return to my old life at all. 

Here, I get to be the heroine of my own story, and it might just be time to rewrite history. 

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😎 A Bad B from NYC (deal with it)
💞 An overly possessive, slightly unhinged, slow-build harem
🦑 Monster “shifters” with fancy p33ns in (mostly) human form
🥰 Body positivity & respectful MM
🌶️ Pr1mul pl@y, pr@ise/degr@dation, and a br33ding k!nk w/out pregnancy
🔎 Suspense + mystery
🏛️ Greek myths with many ridiculous liberties taken
😭 Probably some emotional ruin
😏 Naughty dark humor as usual

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*Before my fellow history nerds get their togas in a bunch, I am aware that Hercules is the Roman spelling. It gets addressed in the book, trust.

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This enemies to lovers paranormal romance saga is available now even before their beautiful covers are revealed on May 12th!

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These are dangerous times on Etherya’s Earth…

Slayer Princess Miranda has hated the Vampyres for a thousand years. Since the Awakening, she’s fought to protect her people, choosing to be a warrior more than a royal. When a female Vampyre washes up on the shore of her compound’s riverbank, she seizes the opportunity to take the offensive.

Vampyre King Sathan, distraught at his sister’s captivity, agrees to travel with Miranda to extract the Blade of Pestilence, also hoping to change his people’s state of endless war. Although the woman hates him due to the constant raids on her compound for the Slayers’ life-giving blood, he can’t help but admire the stubborn and strong princess.

Determined to fight their growing attraction, they forge a tentative truce while Miranda battles the constant yearning to feel the hulking Vampyre’s fangs scrape against her neck…

Their faith in each other must remain strong or all will be lost…

**The Etherya’s Earth series is best read in order although each book does have its own featured hero/heroine and HEA. Content information can be found on the author’s website.

ARC REVIEW

Irish Rogue: An Arranged Marriage Mafia Romance (The Donnellys) (Brooklyn Kings) by LK Shaw

Irish Rogue: An Arranged Marriage Mafia Romance (The Donnellys) (Brooklyn Kings) by LK Shaw

Description

Anya

Five years ago I was sold. Used. Abused. Now, I’m broken. My loving family thinks a husband will fix me. I have no desire to get married, but I’ll give them what they want. Except it will be on my terms. And I know just the person to ask.

Paddy

Getting married is at the top of the list of things I swore I’d never do. So there’s no way I’ll agree to Anya’s ridiculous proposition. Yet, somehow, I find myself saying yes. She says we both can live our lives without interference from the other. It seems like the perfect plan.

Until it isn’t.

Publication Date 26/4/2022

My Review

Seventh book in the Brooklyn Kings Series. I’ve not read any of the previous books, and I don’t think that’s a problem, but I was intrigued whilst reading this one, so at some point I’ll go visit the rest of the Kings series (Sadly not on KU🤔)

Five years on and Anya still suffers from her ordeal at the hands of a monster. Quiet and withdrawn, a shadow of her former self. But pushing her into marriage doesn’t seem to me to be a great idea, and Anya is of the same mind, so she needs a husband in name only!

Paddy is an Irish man through and through. Fighting and s€x is the only thing he thinks about. Not marriage, and certainly not tied down to one woman. So when Anya approaches him with a proposal, he’s the first to shoot it down…..

Together they come up with a plan, well Anya does. Marrying Paddy would solve all her problems, pointing that out to him though proves problematic! But they will live separate lives, so surely that’s got to be a win-win. Right?

Her family aren’t happy with her choice, and nor is Paddy’s. But it’s something they’ve agreed on, and for better or worse they intend to go ahead.

Paddy intends not to let marriage slow his appetite for the fairer sex, he’s still going to chase who he wants.

You have to feel sorry for Anya, after being tortured and abused, she only wants a quiet life

And Paddy, well I want to smack him around once or twice. The arrogance of the man was pretty hard to read at first. And don’t think this marriage will change him, he’s still an arms trader/dealer/buyer. His job is a morally grey patch.

So can they make this marriage of convenience work?

This is an enemies to lovers read. A dark tale that you have to read the TW (trigger warnings) before going in.

Luckily we don’t get too much of Anya’s abuse told to us.

And it’s fun to watch how Paddy swears the marriage won’t change anything…..

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“I think you will find it worth your time to listen to my proposition.”

“What is it?” I scowl.

“Marry me. Of course, it’s only an arrangement …”

Sebastian ‘grumphole’ Sovrano is ruthless, arrogant, and fixated on me.

The first time we meet at a bar I dump my drink all over him.

He retaliates by following me into the ladies’ …

We seem to rub each other up the wrong way every time we are in the same room.

He’s arrogant, high-handed, full of himself, and…

So very appealing.

No way can I act on the attraction that sizzles between us, right?

But I need to get custody of my daughter,

And he promises to help me.

Provided I pose as his wife.

Only problem? I can’t resist his mean smirk, his wickedness that appeals to the darkness inside of me.

But when he discovers my secret, the tables are turned.

Now my fake husband is also my worst enemy…

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BOOK REVIEW

Inflamed by an Incubus (Eternal Mates Paranormal Romance Series Book 19) by Felicity Heaton

Inflamed by an Incubus (Eternal Mates Paranormal Romance Series Book 19) by Felicity Heaton

Description 

Fated to be together. Cursed to be apart.

Condemned by a blood mage as an act of revenge, Fenix will do anything to shatter the eternal cycle of losing his beautiful phoenix shifter mate whenever she falls for him again. As he hunts for a way to break the curse, he battles the fierce compulsion to find her latest incarnation, but a moment of weakness brings him to the last place she lived—and what he finds there changes everything.

When a wickedly handsome incubus attacks her partner, Evelyn does what any Archangel hunter would—she takes him down and takes him in. But there’s something about the alluring fae, something that teases at her lost memories, and the powerful pull she feels towards him has her falling dangerously under his spell and brings her to a life-shattering realisation.

Swept up in a tempest of danger and with a dark threat on the rise, can Fenix find the one who cursed them before fate steals his mate from him this time? Or will the soul-searing passion that blazes between them burn everything to ashes again to restart the cycle?

Find out in Inflamed by an Incubus, a fated mates paranormal romance that will set your heart on fire!

If you like Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark, Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark-Hunters and Larissa Ione’s Demonica world, you won’t be able to put down the addictive Eternal Mates series of fated mate romances packed with dark elves, vampires, shifters, demons, angels, witches and fae in a huge detailed world that will leave you breathless!

Grab your copy today and step into a passionate, lush, and powerful paranormal romance series packed with dark elves, vampires, demons, fae, shifters and angels from New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling Paranormal Romance Author Felicity Heaton.

Paranormal Romance Books in the Eternal Mates Series
Book 1: Kissed by a Dark Prince
Book 2: Claimed by a Demon King
Book 3: Tempted by a Rogue Prince
Book 4: Hunted by a Jaguar
Book 5: Craved by an Alpha
Book 6: Bitten by a Hellcat
Book 7: Taken by a Dragon
Book 8: Marked by an Assassin
Book 9: Possessed by a Dark Warrior
Book 10: Awakened by a Demoness
Book 11: Haunted by the King of Death
Book 12: Turned by a Tiger
Book 13: Tamed by a Tiger
Book 14: Treasured by a Tiger
Book 15: Unchained by a Forbidden Love
Book 16: Avenged by an Angel
Book 17: Seduced by a Demon King
Book 18: Scorched by Darkness
Book 19: Inflamed by an Incubus
Book 20: Craved by a Wolf
Book 21: Bewitched by a Vampire

15/2/2022

My Review 

Evelyn works for Archangel (A human company/faction that capture and “study” paranormals) 

Lately she’s been feeling a little “off” her dreams are really confusing! She sees fire and strange men that she’s never seen before, but somehow knows! 

On light duties (she was injured in a battle with demons) she’s bored and frustrated. She needs to get back in the field before she goes mad with frustration. 

Fenix is an incubus, he’s the leader of a small group of ragtag incubi. (Taking those who don’t have a home) 

He’s not been home for a while, he’s on a mission. 

One of utmost importance to both himself and his eternal (fated) mate! 

This series just keeps getting better. We’ve met Fenix in previous books, and you wonder would he get a story, and boy did he 😊 

I absolutely love this series, and it’s usually an automatic click for me (I don’t even read the blurb anymore) 

The author weaves such a fantastic story. She draws you in with a rich description of life for these characters. 

Both these characters were amazing, watching as Evelyn struggles with her conscience (she starts to disagree with the way Archangel “study” the paranormals) and her dreams. 

We keep hoping the Fenix will find a way to break the curse that both he and his mate are under. 

We start with their past, killed a mage’s wife/partner, and now they are cursed to find one another through eternity, but then they are doomed, as Fenix is forced to watch his mate die! This happens time and again, and no matter how much he tries to stay away from her, he’s drawn back to watch the curse play out….

But this time he’s going to play it safe. Since the last time she died (he wasn’t with her! but felt through their connection) he’s been following leads, he needs to find the original mage who cursed them, and then maybe they can finally be together forever. 

It’s great to catch up with previous characters. The storyline is very well thought out (this story runs alongside other books on this series) 

It can be read without reading the other books in this series, but I guarantee you that once you’ve read this book you’ll want to read the others. And if your an avid reader of this series, then you’ll know what I mean. 

So besides the story of Fenix and Evelyn, we have another story that could (with time) appear. And I do hope so, because that’s a story I’d love to read. 

Can’t wait to see where we go next. 

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My routine was simple – classes, work, repeat – then an unearthed family secret changed everything. Four mysterious men shattered my life and stomped on the pieces until I had nothing left. They were strangers to me, but I was no stranger to them. They had been watching me… waiting until the time was right to strike. The peculiar, dangerous magic that surrounded them has always been there in the shadows, just out of sight to normal people. I needed to get away from these depraved, alluring monsters. Go somewhere they could never find me. 

 They said they would chase me, hunt me down because I belong to them. I may not have been the woman I spent years preparing to be, but I wasn’t their pawn or their property. I didn’t ask for danger to follow me like a shadow over my head, pushing me deeper into a world I am not prepared for. They promised they’d catch me, but they never expected that I was better at disappearing than they thought possible.

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Breaking Stone

Book 5 in The Stone Series

By Dakota Willink

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60301495/

Release Date: August 30

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Blurb:

Will losing everything be enough to save them, or will it break them forever?

 

Alexander

Krystina offered me her heart, and I’d given her mine freely and without reservation.

She was the angel who guided me to salvation, lighting up all the places inside me that had been dark for most of my life.

There was no denying the connection we shared.

But now, she was the one who had fallen into darkness. 

I could control a great many things, but I couldn’t free her from the black abyss.

As hard as I tried, I had no way to save her—especially after she changed all the rules.

 

Krystina

My husband was as beautiful as he was possessive. I needed him like I needed the air I breathed.

So why did I feel like I was suffocating?

I supposed every honeymoon period had an expiration date, and it seemed as if Alexander and I had reached the end of our bliss.

Now I was shrouded in loneliness and a cold chill of uncertainty.

So when destiny shifted in the most unexpected way, I found myself daring to hope again. 

My only problem was Alexander.

He didn’t see things like I did.

It didn’t matter how much I craved him. I had to break free of the ties that bind.

Either Alexander would be with me, or he would be against me.

 

Breaking Stone is the stunning conclusion to the International Bestselling series, where Alexander & Krystina’s devotion to each other will be tested like never before. Will they finally get what their hearts desire, or will the Fates give them a challenge that will break them?

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ARC REVIEW

Always Mine: A Small Town Friends-To-Lovers Romance (Honey Mountain Series Book 1)

Always Mine: A Small Town Friends-To-Lovers Romance (Honey Mountain Series Book 1)

Description

AN AMAZON TOP 50 BESTSELLER…

He fights fires for a living, but the flames building between us may be too big to extinguish.

Niko West is the most beautiful man I’ve ever laid eyes on.
Six feet, four inches of broody, chiseled Greek god in a firefighter suit.
He’s also been my best friend since kindergarten.
He always says the only solid thing in his life is our friendship.
He’s Honey Mountain’s favorite player and I’m what you’d call a relationship girl.
But when I find myself single for the first time since turning sixteen, I make Niko an offer he can’t refuse.
Who better to show me what I’ve been missing?
But now that we’ve crossed that line, I don’t know if friendship is enough for me.

Publication Date 21/4/2022

My Review

If your looking for a slow burn, small town, friends to lovers author, then look no further than Laura Pavlov.

Niko is a ladies man, he respects women, he just doesn’t do commitment. His childhood wasn’t the nicest, beaten by his drunk father, ignored by his mother (she always took his fathers side) no wonder he’s afraid of commitment…..

Vivian has the job, the love of her family. The one things she wants is just out of reach. Her ex cheated on her, then had the nerve to send a wedding invite to her whole family!

Usually friends to lovers isn’t high on my reading list, but with this author there hasn’t been much of hers I haven’t read.

The drama, the angst, the tears (and that’s just mine 😆)

You watch as Niko realises that maybe a relationship with his best friend might not be so bad. You just hope nothing screws this up, as Niko may just run for the hills!

If I remember correctly there are five sisters, so we should get five books in this series.

Can’t wait…….

ARC REVIEW – NEW RELEASE

The Dachshund Wears Prada: A Novel (Paws in the City Book 1) by Stefanie London

The Dachshund Wears Prada: A Novel (Paws in the City Book 1) by Stefanie London

Description

How do you start over when the biggest mistake of your life has more than one million views?

Forget diamonds—the internet is forever. Social media consultant Isla Thompson learned that lesson the hard way when she went viral for all the wrong reasons. A month later, Isla is still having nightmares about the moment she ruined a young starlet’s career and made herself the most unemployable influencer in Manhattan. But she doesn’t have the luxury of hiding until she’s no longer Instagram poison. Not when her fourteen-year-old sister, Dani, needs Isla to keep a roof over their heads. So, she takes the first job she can get: caring for Camilla, a glossy-maned, foul-tempered hellhound.

After a week of ferrying Camilla from playdates to pet psychics, Isla starts to suspect that the dachshund’s bark is worse than her bite—just like her owner, Theo Garrison. Isla has spent her career working to make people likable and here’s Theo—happy to hide behind his reputation as a brutish recluse. But Theo isn’t a brute—he’s sweet and funny, and Isla should not see him as anything but the man who signs her paychecks. Because loving Theo would mean retreating to his world of secluded luxury, and Isla needs to show Dani that no matter the risk, dreams are always worth chasing.

Paws in the City

Publication Date 3/5/2022

My Review

I absolutely love this cover. It’s so different from the usual bare chested dudes holding dogs (😆) and I love Stefanie Londons writing style, it has me smiling from almost the first sentence.

Theo is a recluse, and he likes it that way, grumpy, sullen and a total grump. But today he’s goodbye to his beloved grandmother, the only person he cared about after his parents died (so you could see why he’s the way he is) he doesn’t do public speaking very often, and he hates being in the limelight, but his grandmothers reputation and standing has him swallowing his fear and sadness, he’ll do her proud…..

Isla has gone from influencer to pariah overnight! A simple mistake has her scrabbling around for a job, but nobody wants to hire her! Desperate she takes the only job offered to her. Dog walking a pampered pooch!

Reading as these two stumble through hilarious moments had me laughing at loud. Then sniffling through tears as heartfelt moments are spoken about.

So many emotions in this book.

Spicy moments that catch you unawares, and if your reading it on the train (then be prepared to blush 😆) There are a also few sad moments that will have you reaching for the tissues.

I loved Camilla, she just stole the book, a grumpy, snappy dog who hated everyone. But with her going to psychics, and slowly becoming an internet star you fall in love with her, and now I want a Dachshund.

So can the team of grumpy/sunshine ever work?

And what will Theo think of Isla turning his grandmother’s dog into a tool that will push Isla back into the heady heights of social influencer?

End note to this review, the ending was just perfect.

Grab a copy of this book, you won’t be disappointed.

Feel good read that I highly recommend.

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About the Author

Stefanie London is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance.

Her books have been called “genuinely entertaining and memorable” by Booklist, and her writing praised as “elegant, descriptive and delectable” by RT Magazine.

Originally from Australia, she now lives in Toronto with her very own hero and is doing her best to travel the world. She frequently indulges her passions for lipstick, good coffee, books and anything zombie related.

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At eighteen, I chose to join the Marines, just like my great grandpop. The easiest part was telling my parents…but the hardest was telling the woman I loved and leaving her behind.

Now, I’m a civilian trying to find my place stateside, and I end up back home in River Falls. For ten years I never stopped loving Cassie Newton, and when I see her again, it only solidifies my resolve for a second chance.

As my demons threaten to consume me, she proves again and again why she’s always been my saving grace. We may have missed our chance all those years ago, but Marines never quit, and I’ll be damned if I ever let her go again.

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✨ 𝐁𝐋𝐔𝐑𝐁 ✨

𝙋𝙪𝙩𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖 𝙘𝙡𝙖𝙞𝙢 𝙤𝙣 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙞𝙨 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙮𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚. 𝘽𝙪𝙩 𝙄 𝙬𝙤𝙣’𝙩 𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙥 𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙡 𝙨𝙝𝙚’𝙨 𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙚.

𝗜𝗱𝗿𝗶𝘀

The instant the small, dark-eyed human tumbles into my arms, I know. This female is mine. All mine.

Beautiful, tough and too smart for her own good, Deputy Delaney Michaels is everything my wolf craves.

For the first time, its hunger roars in my blood: Claim her, it demands.

Too bad I’m a criminal, an outlaw—even among my own species.

She doesn’t belong in my world.

I might ruin her.

But when my Alpha puts his own claim on Delaney, all bets are off.

I’ll take her. Keep her safe in my lair.

Even if it means breaking every rule.

𝗗𝗲𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗲𝘆

Werewolf. Possible criminal. Idris Elton is all wrong, wrong, wrong for me.

So, why does he light me on fire like no other?

That ice-blue gaze of his seems to stare right into my soul, to know what I really need.

But I must resist him.

And it’s working—

Until he snatches me. To keep me safe, he says.

Safe? I’ve never felt so imperiled in my life.

Yet my own body betrays me—I crave the wicked touch of my captor. He’s rough, brutal.

And I can’t get enough.

He promises to protect me. But who will protect me from him—my fierce, obsessed werewolf?

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Torn Apart by J.M. Riddles

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Blood Bound – Book 2

Wolfmother – Book 3


Blurb:

As a priestess in the service of the dragon goddess, Halea must roam the land hunting demons and sealing tears caused by the Chaos Dimension that seeks to converge with their world. She has sworn an oath to devote herself only to her goddess, and if necessary, will even die for her mission.

 

One day she discovers that her beloved childhood friend, Varg, has survived the devastation of the last convergence and has since risen to become the alpha of his people, the lycans. 

Together they battle the forces of Chaos, but when Varg wants Halea to be his mate, she is torn between her oath and her desire to be with the Wolf King who loves her.

 Only a blood sacrifice can stop the coming of the next convergence, and with Halea’s life on the line, Varg will do anything to save her.

 

 

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ARC REVIEW – NEW RELEASE

Wicked Schemes: an enemies-to-lovers college romance (Ridge Rogues Book 4) by Renee Harless

Wicked Schemes: an enemies-to-lovers college romance (Ridge Rogues Book 4) by Renee Harless

Description

I was broken.

Twisted.

Damaged.

No one knew about the childhood that had been stolen from me. I lived my life without trusting anyone and silently questioning every move.

The purple eyes of Haley Sinclair haunted my dreams. One bad decision changed her life, but she single-handedly destroyed mine.

A baby wasn’t part of the plan, but I knew that it was my chance to prove everyone wrong. I feared ruining a relationship with Haley and moving forward with her would pave a path filled with regrets.

There was one thing I knew for sure – love couldn’t be built on lies.

Publication Date 26/4/2022

My Review

This is book four in the series, I’ve not read the previous books, but after reading this one, I’m definitely going back to read the others.

It’s a series about family, about how not your blood family aren’t necessarily the best people.

Haley lives with heartbreak. Her mother took her own life after a scandal involving her father. He was proven innocent, but the family image had been tarnished! Trying to move on is hard for both her father and Haley, but together they take it one step at a time.

Her music is her solace, it takes her away from her heartache and sorrow for just a little while. But recently she’s not been able to write…..

Rylan is part of the Ridge Rogue crew, they are all brothers, but not by blood. Adopted by the same family. Coming from a home that didn’t care if he lived or died! Rylan has found it hard to trust, to open up…..

They have one night together whilst on a college trip. Haley thinks it’s more, but the next morning he completely blanks her! And at school it’s just the same. Was she just an other notch on Rylan’s bedpost?

But as they share the same group of friends it’s going to prove awkward (a couple of Rylan’s brothers are dating Haley’s friends) a truce is needed……

But sparks are still flying, obviously it’s still unfinished between them…..

So when Rylan suggests it’s just s€x and nothing else, Haley agrees (which sort of throws Rylan) and so the affair begins. It’s fun at first, but Rylan begins to want more!

It’s told in dual points of view, so we get to read both reactions to the story.

It’s all going pretty well when a bombshell is dropped! Will Haley ever forgive Rylan?

There are dark moments in this book, so I would advise you to read the warnings before jumping in.

And now we wait for the next book.

Oh, and if you sign up to the authors newsletter, you get a free book within this series. (Don’t think you can get it anywhere else)

🦋

ARC REVIEW – NEW RELEASE

Highland Justice (Sons of Sinclair Book 3) by Heather McCollum

Description

As the new chief of Clan Mackay, Gideon Sinclair knows the importance of maintaining order at any cost. To keep the conquered clan in line, Gideon must mete out ruthless justice or risk losing their precious new peace. But from the moment he meets Cait Mackay—aye, from the moment the sweetness of her lips captures his—all of Gideon’s careful objectivity is well and thoroughly compromised.

Cait knows that kissing the brawny Highlander is a dangerous game. It was bad enough she picked his pocket to feed the children in her care, but sometimes a desperate woman must disguise her crimes any way she can. Only her act of deception has made things worse… Because one kiss with the Highland’s most brutal chief leaves her breathless and out of her depth.

Now Gideon must choose between his duty and his heart when his lovely thief is accused of treason against the king himself.

Each book in the Sons of Sinclair series is STANDALONE:
* Highland Conquest
* Highland Warrior
* Highland Justice

Publication Date 26/4/2022

Highland Justice (Sons of Sinclair Book 3) by Heather McCollum

My Review

Third book in this series, but easily enough read without reading the previous books.

Gideon is the third Sinclair brother. Known as Justice (his father named them the horsemen for fear/respect purposes) so Gideon has been trained to judge and dispense justice. And it’s been that way for as long as Gideon can remember, to him there is either wrong or right, nothing in between. That is until he has to judge the one person he kissed!!! The thief has to be judged and the sentence carried out….. What’s the new Chief to do, if he hesitates then his clan won’t respect him!

Cait is sick and tired of the rich feeding off of the poor. So she might take a few things now and again. (But only to help her cause)

A strong and independent person, Cait will give Gideon a run for his money. Surviving a previous marriage has made Cait wary of becoming involved with another man, so her time and effort is put to good use looking after children who have no one.

And as they become closer, Gideon will have to make the hardest decision he’s ever had to make! Cait is accused of stealing from the king! Did she? Or is it someone out to discredit her?

Romance with mystery thrown in 🔍 is fast becoming a favourite of mine.

I love this series, and the ones before them too 😉 the descriptions will have you wishing to visit Scotland as soon as possible. The emotions this author writes about will have you cheering and crying along with the characters. I can’t usually put this authors work down, it’s a long night reading 😉

A few steamy scenes, a few scenes where secondary characters steal the limelight. And a love story that will change the lives of not only Gideon and Cait, but the whole village too.

If historical romances are your thing (and they are mine) don’t delay, grab your copy.

A recommended read 😊

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About the Author

Heather McCollum is an award winning, historical paranormal romance writer. She earned her B.A. in Biology and was a 2009 Golden Heart Finalist. When she is not creating vibrant characters & magical adventures on the page, she is roaring her own battle cry in the war against ovarian cancer. Ms. McCollum recently slayed the cancer beast and resides with her very own hero & three kids in the wilds of suburbia on the mid-Atlantic coast. http://www.HeatherMcCollum.com.

*Copy supplied by The Reading Cafe

COUNTDOWN TO RELEASE DAY

🔪 𝕆ℕ𝔼 𝔻𝔸𝕐 🔪

𝓝𝓸 𝓕𝓸𝔁 𝓛𝓮𝓯𝓽 𝓽𝓸 𝓖𝓲𝓿𝓮! 🦊

Let Us Prey, book 1 in the Apex Society Capers by C. Rochelle and Cassandra Featherstone is coming in only one day!

“If you like twins, awesome comeback stories with a kick a$$ female, sexy as sin professors, mean girls and guys, and a revenge story that will have you wanting more…read it now! Enjoy and thank me later.” -Review of Come Out & Prey: An Apex Society Prey-quel

ℍ𝕠𝕡 𝕠𝕟 𝕓𝕠𝕒𝕣𝕕 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝕥𝕙𝕖 ℝ𝔼𝔸𝕃 𝕓𝕠𝕠𝕜 𝕓𝕦𝕟𝕟𝕪:

👉 Preorder Let Us Prey (Coming April 30): https://books2read.com/apexsociety1

👉 Sink your claws into Come Out & Prey: An Apex Society “Prey-quel” (Available NOW!): https://books2read.com/comeoutandprey

👉 Preorder Let Us Prey in PAPERBACK now on B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/let-us-prey-cassandra-featherstone/1141230156

(A list of warnings and triggers can be found inside Come Out & Prey or just message the authors to ask!)

🔪Let Us Prey🔪

An Apex Society Caper

𝕴𝖋 𝖄𝖔𝖚 𝕷𝖔𝖛𝖊

🦡 Unusual Shifters

🔍 Mystery

🕶️ Secret Societies

🌍 World Travel

👬🏻 Twins

👨‍❤️‍💋‍👨 MM

⛓️ Kink

🌶️ Spicy, Smexy Times

👯‍♂️ Sassy BFFs

🦹‍♂️ Evil Councils

👨‍🏫 Teacher/Student

🏫 College Age

🤵 Age Gap

💞Fated Mates

💔 Rejected Mates

👊 Bullies outside the harem

…you are going to DEVOUR this standalone series!

🐰 𝕭𝖑𝖚𝖗𝖇 🐰

In this world, you’re either predator or prey.

I come from a long line of pure-blood predators, but when my shift finally happened, I turned out to be prey. 

A bunny to be exact. A freakin’ bunny.

The guy I’d been promised to since birth rejected me. My own father has turned his back on me – shipping me off to Apex Academy even though it’s practically a death sentence with what I am.

Oh, and of course, my ex-fiance and his friends are here at the academy and more than happy to make my life a living hell.

But then I met my teachers. Five incredibly gorgeous apex predators, each one more mysterious than the last. And all of them, very much off-limits.

There is something dark at Apex Academy – something that’s killing off students and teachers alike. As prey, I’m afraid I’m the easiest target, but who can I trust to keep me safe?

👉 Stalk both authors EVERYWHERE so you don’t miss a thing:

C. Rochelle: https://linktr.ee/c.rochelle_author

Cassandra Featherstone: http://cfeatherstone.ctcin.bio

Cover by Aubrey at A.T. Cover Designs

ARC REVIEW – NEW RELEASE

The Reaper: A New Adult, Vigilante, Standalone, Slow Burn Romance (The Soldiers of Anarchy Book 2 by Nikki J Summers

The Reaper: A New Adult, Vigilante, Standalone, Slow Burn Romance (The Soldiers of Anarchy Book 2 by Nikki J Summers

Description

From the International best selling author of The Psycho, comes an all new vigilante, slow burn, standalone romance. This story contains darker subject matter, so reader caution is advised. Please heed those trigger warnings.

Some people are born in darkness.

Some have darkness thrust upon them.

Me?

I was the darkness.

Forged in the flames of my stepfather’s hatred, I learnt from an early age that life was cruel, harsh, and unforgiving. This life would destroy you unless you stood up for yourself, took control, and fought back.

I was always a fighter, but my soul remained charred from the fires that consumed me. My heart an empty cavern filled with echoes of a life I’d never live. Branded with a vengeance that drove me to do for others what no one had ever done for me.

I ran in a pack with my soldiers, but I was a lone wolf. A solitary soul set to wander this earth.

People avoided me.

They feared me.

But not her.

From the shadows, she watched.

In the darkness, she waited.

In her dreams, she saw something no one else did.

She saw the real me.

But dreams aren’t meant for monsters like me. And when a devil from my past comes back to haunt me, I have to make a decision for this life and the next. I need to keep her safe at all costs. My little raven.

Death waits for no man.

But neither does The Reaper.

The Reaper is a standalone, new adult romance. There are scenes of a violent and sexual nature in this story, therefore it is intended for readers of 18+ years. Please take note of the trigger warnings listed at the beginning of this book.

Publication Date 28/4/2022

My Review

Second book in The Soldiers of Anarchy Series, and I loved it. A dark romance that’s starts off slow , but once we get going, then there is no stopping the reaper possessing his Raven..

Devon (known as the Reaper) lives up to his name. Abused as a child by his stepfather, promises himself he will exact retribution for all the abuse he suffered at the hands of his father and his friends…….

Daughter to the local vicar, Leah May (Raven) is a lost soul, she doesn’t seem to fit in anywhere. Invisible to most and that’s the way she likes it. But the only person she wants to see her doesn’t even know she exists. But she’s about to change that….

This book is dark, but I didn’t think it was as dark as book one (The Psycho with Olivia and Adam)

The Soldiers live and protect their home turf to the best of their abilities. Yes they are violent vigilantes, but only to those who deserve it.

They run a club on outskirts of Sandland and Brinton Manor (The Sanctuary) it provides them with an income and a place to be themselves.

When Devon finally notices Leah then he’s totally fixated on her, he regrets not “seeing” her earlier. But I don’t think he was ready to have his Raven in his life.

When you find out that Leah is the vicar’s daughter, you’ll assume she’s either a good girl and will be ruined by the reaper, or a wannabe bad girl looking to stick her fingers up to the world. She’s neither, she’s an amazing character and totally the right person for Devon. She has her own dark side and demons to battle, so she gets Devon.

So how can a boy from the wrong side of the tracks ever be good enough for a vicar’s daughter?

Your going to have to read it and find out 😉

This book deals with a few things that could be triggers for people (so please look at the warnings before grabbing this book)

We get to catch up with Adam and Olivia, and also get to see the rest of the soldiers. Here’s hoping they all get their stories.

A highly recommended read, and I can’t wait for “Joker’s” book.

🦋

COUNTDOWN TO RELEASE DAY

🔪 𝕋𝕎𝕆 𝔻𝔸𝕐𝕊 🔪

𝓗𝓸𝔀𝓵𝓲𝓷’ 𝓯𝓸𝓻 𝓨𝓸𝓾! 🐺

Let Us Prey, book 1 in the Apex Society Capers by C. Rochelle and Cassandra Featherstone is coming in only two days!

“These 2 authors have thrown us a FRESH AF Plot, a girl just about to find out what she’s made of, and deliciously sexy men that share in all the right ways !!! YAASSSS GIVE ME THE NEXT BOOK PLEEAASEEE!” -Review of Come Out & Prey: An Apex Society Prey-quel

ℍ𝕠𝕡 𝕠𝕟 𝕓𝕠𝕒𝕣𝕕 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝕥𝕙𝕖 ℝ𝔼𝔸𝕃 𝕓𝕠𝕠𝕜 𝕓𝕦𝕟𝕟𝕪:

👉 Preorder Let Us Prey (Coming April 30): https://books2read.com/apexsociety1

👉 Sink your claws into Come Out & Prey: An Apex Society “Prey-quel” (Available NOW!): https://books2read.com/comeoutandprey

👉 Preorder Let Us Prey in PAPERBACK now on B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/let-us-prey-cassandra-featherstone/1141230156

(A list of warnings and triggers can be found inside Come Out & Prey or just message the authors to ask!)

🔪Let Us Prey🔪

An Apex Society Caper

𝕴𝖋 𝖄𝖔𝖚 𝕷𝖔𝖛𝖊

🦡 Unusual Shifters

🔍 Mystery

🕶️ Secret Societies

🌍 World Travel

👬🏻 Twins

👨‍❤️‍💋‍👨 MM

⛓️ Kink

🌶️ Spicy, Smexy Times

👯‍♂️ Sassy BFFs

🦹‍♂️ Evil Councils

👨‍🏫 Teacher/Student

🏫 College Age

🤵 Age Gap

💞Fated Mates

💔 Rejected Mates

👊 Bullies outside the harem

…you are going to DEVOUR this standalone series!

🐰 𝕭𝖑𝖚𝖗𝖇 🐰

In this world, you’re either predator or prey.

I come from a long line of pure-blood predators, but when my shift finally happened, I turned out to be prey. 

A bunny to be exact. A freakin’ bunny.

The guy I’d been promised to since birth rejected me. My own father has turned his back on me – shipping me off to Apex Academy even though it’s practically a death sentence with what I am.

Oh, and of course, my ex-fiance and his friends are here at the academy and more than happy to make my life a living hell.

But then I met my teachers. Five incredibly gorgeous apex predators, each one more mysterious than the last. And all of them, very much off-limits.

There is something dark at Apex Academy – something that’s killing off students and teachers alike. As prey, I’m afraid I’m the easiest target, but who can I trust to keep me safe?

👉 Stalk both authors EVERYWHERE so you don’t miss a thing:

C. Rochelle: https://linktr.ee/c.rochelle_author

Cassandra Featherstone: http://cfeatherstone.ctcin.bio

Cover by Aubrey at A.T. Cover Designs

ARC REVIEW – NEW RELEASE

Wolf Hunter (Moon Kissed Book 1) by Harper A. Brooks

Description

Falling for her target wasn’t part of the plan.

Tasha Ward exists as a phantom. Drifting from place to place, she can blend in to the point of invisibility—a trait highly useful for a deadly assassin like her. But after years of perfecting her skills, she wants to be seen.

No… It’s more than that. She wants the alpha of the murderous Redcliff wolf pack to look her in the eye as she plunges her knife straight through his heart. Traveling deep into the pack’s territory alone, Tasha’s prepared for war… until she finally faces the pack’s ruggedly sexy leader and does the one thing she’s never done before. Hesitate.

As the new alpha, Reid Holden doesn’t agree with many of the traditions his father believed in. Especially taking a woman to sacrifice once a year. Unfortunately, being on top means he’s always a target, and venomous snakes are everywhere. Even in his own family.

Tasha’s meant to be another enemy, but Reid is finding it impossible to hate her. It doesn’t help that his wolf has already claimed her. She may want him dead, but she might be the one person he’ll end up risking everything for.

Sizzling romance meets pulse-pounding suspense in Wolf Hunter, the latest gripping novel from USA Today Bestselling Author Harper A. Brooks!

Wolf Hunter is book one of the Moon Kissed Series.

Publication Date 28/4/2022

Wolf Hunter (Moon Kissed Book 1) by Harper A. Brooks

My Review

A new series by a relatively new author to me. But as I enjoyed her last book I decided on another by her.

This one is totally different from the last book I read of hers.

And I loved it.

Tasha is an assassin, a hunter renowned for her hunting skills. But her true objective is to find and kill the alpha that took her sister. She’s getting closer, honing her skills until the day she can dispense her own brand of justice!

Reid being the new leader of his fathers wolf pack brings its own issues. A strong and fearless leader he might be, but changing pack politics and traditions will take time, and not all the pack members want the changes!

It’s hate all the way for Tasha, she can’t nor won’t trust Reid.

Reid on the other hand has mixed feelings about this witch, she stirs things in him that will only cause trouble!

It’s a great story, and one I can’t wait to continue. Both Reid and Tasha are great characters, both strong, both independent, but both wanting more out of life. Neither of them expecting to feel the way they do about the enemy.

Julius (Reid’s older brother) is an interesting character, what side will he fall on? Good or just out for himself?

Liam ((Reid’s younger brother) is a poet, a sensitive soul, but he’s hiding something too! And with double crossings and betrayal around every corner, who can Reid really trust?

Magic and mystery is the thread in this book. Reid needs magic to keep the shields up that protect his pack lands, but with Tasha telling him there is something wrong within the pack, Reid is going to need more than magic to keep his pack together.

So when Tasha and Reid form a tentative alliance (she wants to find her sister, he needs a spy) you know it’s going to spell trouble.

The book gets you involved, you look at each character and wonder are they hiding something.

You also have the main characters deal with their own issues and attraction to one another.

And when an opportunity to escape arises, will Tasha actually want to go?

And the way this book ends! It had me yelling at my kindle!

I couldn’t put it down. I highly recommended read. And one I’ll be continuing…..

Leading us into book two…..

🦋

* Arc supplied by The Reading Cafe

COUNTDOWN TO RELEASE DAY

🔪 𝕋ℍℝ𝔼𝔼 𝔻𝔸𝕐𝕊 🔪

𝓐𝓵𝓹𝓱𝓪𝓱𝓸𝓵𝓮 𝓸𝓻 𝓒𝓲𝓷𝓷𝓪𝓶𝓸𝓷 𝓡𝓸𝓵𝓵? 🐺

Let Us Prey, book 1 in the Apex Society Capers by C. Rochelle and Cassandra Featherstone is coming in only three days!

“I have been in a huge book slump and this book fulfilled all my desires! Student/teacher k!nk like no other! I can’t explain how much this book gave me the feels and I can not, CAN NOT wait until the official first book comes out!” -Review of Come Out & Prey: An Apex Society Prey-quel

ℍ𝕠𝕡 𝕠𝕟 𝕓𝕠𝕒𝕣𝕕 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝕥𝕙𝕖 ℝ𝔼𝔸𝕃 𝕓𝕠𝕠𝕜 𝕓𝕦𝕟𝕟𝕪:

👉 Preorder Let Us Prey (Coming April 30): https://books2read.com/apexsociety1

👉 Sink your claws into Come Out & Prey: An Apex Society “Prey-quel” (Available NOW!): https://books2read.com/comeoutandprey

👉 Preorder Let Us Prey in PAPERBACK now on B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/let-us-prey-cassandra-featherstone/1141230156

(A list of warnings and triggers can be found inside Come Out & Prey or just message the authors to ask!)

🔪Let Us Prey🔪

An Apex Society Caper

𝕴𝖋 𝖄𝖔𝖚 𝕷𝖔𝖛𝖊

🦡 Unusual Shifters

🔍 Mystery

🕶️ Secret Societies

🌍 World Travel

👬🏻 Twins

👨‍❤️‍💋‍👨 MM

⛓️ Kink

🌶️ Spicy, Smexy Times

👯‍♂️ Sassy BFFs

🦹‍♂️ Evil Councils

👨‍🏫 Teacher/Student

🏫 College Age

🤵 Age Gap

💞Fated Mates

💔 Rejected Mates

👊 Bullies outside the harem

…you are going to DEVOUR this standalone series!

🐰 𝕭𝖑𝖚𝖗𝖇 🐰

In this world, you’re either predator or prey.

I come from a long line of pure-blood predators, but when my shift finally happened, I turned out to be prey. 

A bunny to be exact. A freakin’ bunny.

The guy I’d been promised to since birth rejected me. My own father has turned his back on me – shipping me off to Apex Academy even though it’s practically a death sentence with what I am.

Oh, and of course, my ex-fiance and his friends are here at the academy and more than happy to make my life a living hell.

But then I met my teachers. Five incredibly gorgeous apex predators, each one more mysterious than the last. And all of them, very much off-limits.

There is something dark at Apex Academy – something that’s killing off students and teachers alike. As prey, I’m afraid I’m the easiest target, but who can I trust to keep me safe?

👉 Stalk both authors EVERYWHERE so you don’t miss a thing:

C. Rochelle: https://linktr.ee/c.rochelle_author

Cassandra Featherstone: http://cfeatherstone.ctcin.bio

Cover by Aubrey at A.T. Cover Designs

COUNTDOWN TO RELEASE DAY

🔪 𝔽𝕆𝕌ℝ 𝔻𝔸𝕐𝕊 🔪

𝓗𝓸𝓵𝔂 𝓖𝓪𝓻𝓰𝓸𝔂𝓵𝓮, 𝓑𝓪𝓽𝓶𝓪𝓷! 🦇

Let Us Prey, book 1 in the Apex Society Capers by C. Rochelle and Cassandra Featherstone is coming in only four days!

“Hot damn the men! The peeks into their personalities, backgrounds and established relationships, was a lot of fun. They’re an entertaining mix of characters and I’ve already started picking my favorites… (#TeamRen&Nico)” -Review of Come Out & Prey: An Apex Society Prey-quel

ℍ𝕠𝕡 𝕠𝕟 𝕓𝕠𝕒𝕣𝕕 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝕥𝕙𝕖 ℝ𝔼𝔸𝕃 𝕓𝕠𝕠𝕜 𝕓𝕦𝕟𝕟𝕪:

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(A list of warnings and triggers can be found inside Come Out & Prey or just message the authors to ask!)

🔪Let Us Prey🔪

An Apex Society Caper

𝕴𝖋 𝖄𝖔𝖚 𝕷𝖔𝖛𝖊

🦡 Unusual Shifters

🔍 Mystery

🕶️ Secret Societies

🌍 World Travel

👬🏻 Twins

👨‍❤️‍💋‍👨 MM

⛓️ Kink

🌶️ Spicy, Smexy Times

👯‍♂️ Sassy BFFs

🦹‍♂️ Evil Councils

👨‍🏫 Teacher/Student

🏫 College Age

🤵 Age Gap

💞Fated Mates

💔 Rejected Mates

👊 Bullies outside the harem

…you are going to DEVOUR this standalone series!

🐰 𝕭𝖑𝖚𝖗𝖇 🐰

In this world, you’re either predator or prey.

I come from a long line of pure-blood predators, but when my shift finally happened, I turned out to be prey. 

A bunny to be exact. A freakin’ bunny.

The guy I’d been promised to since birth rejected me. My own father has turned his back on me – shipping me off to Apex Academy even though it’s practically a death sentence with what I am.

Oh, and of course, my ex-fiance and his friends are here at the academy and more than happy to make my life a living hell.

But then I met my teachers. Five incredibly gorgeous apex predators, each one more mysterious than the last. And all of them, very much off-limits.

There is something dark at Apex Academy – something that’s killing off students and teachers alike. As prey, I’m afraid I’m the easiest target, but who can I trust to keep me safe?

👉 Stalk both authors EVERYWHERE so you don’t miss a thing:

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Cover by Aubrey at A.T. Cover Designs

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Enamored
A Monarch Series Romance Book 2 by Leigh Adams

Enamored
A Monarch Series Romance Book 2 by Leigh Adams

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Trope: Enemies to lovers | Small Town | Winery | Property Developer

Release date: May 9

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BLURB:
Siena Moretti and Michael Blaire may have agreed to entwine their lives but finding a way to balance work and love . . . relationship and career . . . is much harder than they imagined.

Overseeing Moretti Vineyards after her grandfather’s heart attack forces Siena to put her dream of opening a restaurant on hold. She is sure she has made the right choice, but Michael’s determination to override her decision only adds to the pressure she’s under.

While Michael throws himself into the development of his new hotel, Monarchessa, he struggles with how to handle his mother’s lies and deceit and his best friend’s life being in jeopardy. With everything seeming to crumble around him, he finds it difficult to make Siena a priority.

Determined to fight through adversity, Siena and Michael come to realize that cultivating a love to endure the test of time is not as easy as creating the perfect wine. And just when the enamored couple begins to find a sense of peace and security, someone from Siena’s past threatens to destroy their happiness again. As their relationship is put to the test once more, they have to find a way to work together and overcome the obstacles they face, or risk losing everything.


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💥COUNTDOWN TO RELEASE DAY💥

🔪 𝕆ℕ𝔼 𝕎𝔼𝔼𝕂 🔪

𝓘𝓽’𝓼 𝓑𝓾𝓷𝓷𝔂, 𝓫𝓲𝓼𝓱𝓮𝓼! 🐰

Let Us Prey, the long-awaited Apex Society Caper by C. Rochelle and Cassandra Featherstone is coming in only one week!

“C&C have created an entirely new world…[with] a different take on pred vs prey. I love Delores the FMC and the ending had me cheering her on – you get em girl!!!” -Review of Come Out & Prey: An Apex Society Prey-quel

ℍ𝕠𝕡 𝕠𝕟 𝕓𝕠𝕒𝕣𝕕 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝕥𝕙𝕖 ℝ𝔼𝔸𝕃 𝕓𝕠𝕠𝕜 𝕓𝕦𝕟𝕟𝕪:

👉 Preorder Let Us Prey (Coming April 30): https://books2read.com/apexsociety1

👉 Sink your claws into Come Out & Prey: An Apex Society “Prey-quel” (Available NOW!): https://books2read.com/comeoutandprey

👉 Preorder Let Us Prey in PAPERBACK now on B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/let-us-prey-cassandra-featherstone/1141230156

(A list of warnings and triggers can be found inside Come Out & Prey or just message the authors to ask!)

🔪Let Us Prey🔪

An Apex Society Caper

𝕴𝖋 𝖄𝖔𝖚 𝕷𝖔𝖛𝖊

🦡 Unusual Shifters

🔍 Mystery

🕶️ Secret Societies

🌍 World Travel

👬🏻 Twins

👨‍❤️‍💋‍👨 MM

⛓️ Kink

🌶️ Spicy, Smexy Times

👯‍♂️ Sassy BFFs

🦹‍♂️ Evil Councils

👨‍🏫 Teacher/Student

🏫 College Age

🤵 Age Gap

💞Fated Mates

💔 Rejected Mates

👊 Bullies outside the harem

…you are going to DEVOUR this standalone series!

🐰 𝕭𝖑𝖚𝖗𝖇 🐰

In this world, you’re either predator or prey.

I come from a long line of pure-blood predators, but when my shift finally happened, I turned out to be prey. 

A bunny to be exact. A freakin’ bunny.

The guy I’d been promised to since birth rejected me. My own father has turned his back on me – shipping me off to Apex Academy even though it’s practically a death sentence with what I am.

Oh, and of course, my ex-fiance and his friends are here at the academy and more than happy to make my life a living hell.

But then I met my teachers. Five incredibly gorgeous apex predators, each one more mysterious than the last. And all of them, very much off-limits.

There is something dark at Apex Academy – something that’s killing off students and teachers alike. As prey, I’m afraid I’m the easiest target, but who can I trust to keep me safe?

👉 Stalk both authors EVERYWHERE so you don’t miss a thing:

C. Rochelle: https://linktr.ee/c.rochelle_author

Cassandra Featherstone: http://cfeatherstone.ctcin.bio

Cover by Aubrey at A.T. Cover Designs

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The Thief by Jessika Klide

The Thief, a Contemporary Romance | Military | Security | Fake Fiancé | Evil Stepmother | Risqué Fairy Tale #romance by Jessika Klide is on SALE for 99c for a limited time! Grab your copy while it’s on sale! 

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BLURB:
The Thief, a new modern risqué Rapunzel romance. Prepare to have your heart stolen in this twisted tangled retelling of the romantic rescue of this long-haired beauty.

Trapped. Afraid. Traumatized.
Claustrophobic panic overwhelms me.
Tall. Strong. Masculine.
Comes to my rescue.
His scent. His deep voice.
Too dangerous in the dark.
One magical kiss and I’m under his spell.
Then the lights come on. The trance is broken.
Reality returns.
My hero is NOT Prince Charming. Not by a long shot.
Brash. Bad boy billionaire. Too callous to care.
But he vows, “I’m the thief that’s stolen your heart.”

Too handsome to deny. Too right to refuse.
He becomes my fake fiancée.
So focused. Such a liar.
He makes even me believe it too.
But it’s all a facade.
I’m not a princess. Fairy Tales are myths.
Happily ever after’s do not happen in real life.

Do they?


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💙𝘈𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘮 𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘴 𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳, ℐ 𝒹𝒾𝓅 𝓂𝓎 𝒽ℯ𝒶𝒹 𝒹ℴ𝓌𝓃 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝓁𝒾𝒸𝓀 𝒾𝓉 𝓊𝓅, 𝘮𝘺 𝘵𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘶𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘣𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘶𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘴𝘬𝘪𝘯.

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✨Blurb ✨

High school is hard, but being a single, teenage mom makes it almost unbearable.

I can’t wait to graduate and leave this cove full of heartache, and judgment far behind me.

I want to explore the ocean and all that it has to offer.

Well, that’s my plan, anyway. Until my heart gets involved. 

After losing my soulmate to the sea, I never expected to fall in love again.

Let alone with two guys. One from my past, the other a broody mysterious bad boy.

Where did he come from and why is he so intent on claiming me? 

They say to keep the sharks below your board, maybe I should have listened.

A war is brewing beneath the waves, fighting to destroy everything I know and love. Determined to take my soul once more.

Some worlds are never meant to be discovered.

But I won’t let the sea win this time. They can’t have him.

𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘮 𝘉𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘞𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘦𝘦 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘭 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘢 𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘦. 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘋𝘢𝘳𝘬, 𝘞𝘩𝘺 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘯 𝘰𝘯 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘔𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘥, 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘶𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘴 𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘭𝘥𝘦𝘳.

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ARC REVIEW

Fractured Dynasty: A Dark Mafia Romance (Five Families Book 4) by Penelope Black

Description

It was supposed to be my happily ever after.
For the first time in a long time, there was a promise of peace. So my Italian heirs and I made plans—big, life-changing plans, and tried to move on with our lives.

But I was naive to think that there weren’t snakes lying in the grass, just waiting for the opportune time to strike.
It was a blow no one saw coming.

We didn’t start this war, but with the help of our unexpected allies, we’re sure as h*ll going to end it.
I vowed that I would never sit idle while my family is in danger.
And I never break a promise.

Publication Date 13/4/2022

Fractured Dynasty: A Dark Mafia Romance (Five Families Book 4) by Penelope Black

My Review

This is part of a series, and although you don’t need to read the previous books, I’m definitely going back. We meet up with lots of other characters that I assume are in the other books. And as I really liked this short story, I’d like to know more 😉

So basically this is the end to the series, but as I’m going to read the series backwards, I’ll have to go in blind….

Maddison (Maddie/Cherry or Raven depending on who is talking to her) which does make it a little confusing. Is the center of their world, but I get the feeling something happened in a previous book to make her jumpy, so she needs to see one of her men at all times to feel safe! What the hell happened?

Matteo Rossi is the oldest brother and head of the “Rossi family.” A lot of responsibility on those shoulders, but with the help of his brothers and best friend he protects Maddie the best way he can. And tries to bring the five families back in line.

Rafael (Rafe/Aries) brother to Matteo is Maddie’s protector, hard as nails to everyone but his girl. Head of security

Leo is the baby of the bunch, the joker the one who puts a smile on his girl’s face. He’s had to face his father a few times (and has scars to prove it) but with that all in their past (we hope) he can just live for the moment.

Dante might be Matteo’s best friend and his “Underboss” but Maddie rules him, he’s died for her (and apparently something like that might have happened!)

So this story essentially is just an epilogue to their main story (which I so need to read) Madison(Cherry/Raven) and her quartet of hot men.

There is a surprise that no one expects, but everyone is willing to lay their lives down for.

But with enemies still out to end this new family, Matteo is going to have to pull all the stops out, and end this war once and for all!

As I said, I haven’t read the previous books, but this has whetted my appetite for more of the Rossi family, and indeed the back catalogue of the authors books!

A wedding in Vegas that has lots of steamy moments. A few funny moments and an ending that thinks there is a new series in the pipeline.

I’m off to find book one…..

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ARC REVIEW – NEW RELEASE

End Game: A Valentine Wedding (Games we Play) by Lindsey Powell

Description

The underworld never sleeps, not even when there’s a wedding…

Joey and Paige.

King and Queen.

Meant to be.

And now they are about to make their union official.

A sprinkle of murder, a whole lot of steam, and A Valentine Wedding.

A Games We Play short story.

*It is advised to read Checkmate before End Game as it may enhance your reading experience if you do.*

Publication Date 22/4/2022

End Game: A Valentine Wedding (Games we Play) by Lindsey Powell

My Review

This is a short story that’s meant to be read after reading “Checkmate”, well I didn’t and now I’ve fallen in love with both Paige and Joey I need their story, so I’ve read it backwards again!!

Paige is a great character, she’s no shy and retiring maiden, oh hell no! She’s a kicka$$ woman who knows what she wants and knows how to get it. Being Queen of the Underworld takes a certain type of person, and Paige definitely gives off that vibe.

Joey is my new book boyfriend 😉 tall, dark and dangerous. King of his own empire, nothing or nobody stands in his way. The o my person ever to stand up to him has been Paige (and they are carrying lots of baggage from their previous book)

It’s really well written, and although just a short story, it packs a lot in.

I liked how the main characters bounce off of one another. Funny moments counterbalanced the dark moments.

A few scenes will stick with me for a while (the stripper scene for one 😉)

So now I’m off to KU (kindle unlimited) to find their story…..

Highly recommended read (but only after reading Checkmate)

🦋

ARC REVIEW – NEW RELEASE

Betrayal: A Standalone Monster Romance (Her Monstrous Desires) by Jewels Arthur

Description

I killed my husband.

I killed that little brat who was next in line for the crown.

And now? Now, it’s time for the Evil Queen to reign. Unfortunately, it’s not going quite as smoothly as I planned…

Killing the princess awoke the creatures that lurk deep beneath the castle grounds. Creatures that legends have warned about for centuries. It would seem I have angered them.

Only a Maxwell is supposed to sit on the throne of The Azure Valley, and these creatures aren’t pleased that I have usurped their precious dynasty and claimed the throne for myself. Unlucky for them, I am not one to go down without a fight, and they are in for a lot more than they bargained for.

And I might be too. These creatures aren’t just looking to remove me from my throne, they seem hellbent on conquering me in every way a woman can be conquered. This wasn’t part of my plan at all, and I fear if I’m not too careful, I may just let them.

Publication Date 21/4/2022

Betrayal: A Standalone Monster Romance (Her Monstrous Desires) by Jewels Arthur

My Review

It seems monster romance is a big thing at the moment, and one I’d not joined in, but I love to read about Gargoyles, so when read this blurb I was in two minds.

But I’m glad I did.

Gargoyles are charged with protecting the Maxwell family, so when the next in line is killed, they are awake and looking for the culprit!

Morissa is an absolutely horrible person, killing both the king (her husband) and his daughter, she assumes taking the throne for herself is going to be easy…..

Now, I didn’t want to like her (she reminded me of the character in The Huntsman movie) but the more I read, the more she grew on me.

Being told she has to find a chalice in the recesses of the castle has Morissa livid, but if she wants the throne, then off to the darkest parts of the castle she must go…..

Lachlan, Alistar, Lennox, Finlay and Niven are our sexy gargoyles. And at first they don’t take to kindly to the new Queen….

It’s cheesy, it’s a little cringey in places, but I loved it, the characters are really well thought out, the plot (a bit holey in places) had me racing through this book. And we have plenty of steam to keep you warm 😉 descriptions really helped, I had no problem imaging the terror and horror as Morissa first sets eyes on the monsters.

It’s written in the characters point of view, so whereas Morissa comes across polished, Lachlan, Alistar, Lennox, Finlay and Niven are rough and old fashioned, I liked the difference between them.

It’s a RH (reverse harem) so expect lots of sharing and for Morissa not to choose.

But if the guardians are suppose to kill Morissa, how will this work? As the plot unravels and we spend more time in the Azure Valley (well under the castle) you’ll find you, won’t you 😉

So if you like your romance a little twisted and with a monster or two (or more) then pick this one up, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed..

🦋

★✩★ COVER REVEAL ★✩★

Gods of Stone
Book 1 in Legion of Vidar
By R.E. Cantrell

Genre: PNR MC Romance | Lost love | Secret child | Alpha Male.

Cover Designer: Natasha @Dazeddesigns

Photog: Wander

Release Date: May 13

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BLURB:

He’s waited for years for Basette to return, Radian just never imagined it would be like this. Can on male forgive years of betrayal? He’d risk a lot of his club, but for the one female he loved he would risk his very immortality Especially when she has his child.

She never thought she’d step through the club’s doors again, now Basette feels she should have never left. With everything on the line she’s about to face a male that may or may not be willing to forgive her for letting their child be ripped from her arms.

Sometimes you have to lay everything on the line when your very heart is at risk of being killed.

 

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Mafia Vows: Dark Mafia Romance Standalone by L. Steele

DESCRIPTION

“I think you will find it worth your time to listen to my proposition.”

“What is it?” I scowl.

“Marry me. Of course, it’s only an arrangement …”

Sebastian ‘grumphole’ Sovrano is ruthless, arrogant, and fixated on me.

The first time we meet at a bar I dump my drink all over him.

He retaliated by following me into the ladies’ …

We seem to rub each other up the wrong way every time we are in the same room.

He’s arrogant, high-handed, full of himself, and…

So very appealing.

No way can I act on the attraction that sizzles between us, right?

But I need to get custody of my daughter,

And he promises to help me.

Provided I pose as his wife.

Only problem? I can’t resist his mean smirk, his wickedness that appeals to the darkness inside of me.

But when he discovers my secret, the tables are turned.

Now my fake husband is also my worst enemy…

A single mother who’ll do anything for her child’s happiness confronts the big bad mafia prince and teaches him the meaning of love in this standalone, enemies to lovers to enemies, hate-filled romance, with an HEA.

Publication Date 21/4/2022

Mafia Vows: Dark Mafia Romance Standalone by L. Steele

My Review

As with most of this authors books, you can always rely on the MC to be an arrogant alphahole (yes that’s a word the author uses a lot)

And Sebastian is definitely one of those, but as with her other characters he’s had a side few ever see…..

The arranged marriage series has different couples, but should really be read in order to appreciate the ongoing story that run ms in the background.,

One of my favourite tropes “enemies to lovers” the hate these display for one another has you hiding behind your kindle, but when that turns into passion!!! 🥵 you’d better have a fire blanket to put out those flames 🔥

This book runs alongside her “billionaire series” and we’ve had plenty of hints at Seb, through those books and the previous “arranged marriage” series, but nothing with prepare yourself for Sebastian!

Elsa is just a great foil for our alphahole, she’s determined, resourceful and isn’t shy when telling him how she feels about.

A single mother with a daughter (who steals the show and my heart) she would do anything for. Elsa is trying to give her daughter a better life. A survivor of domestic abuse, Elsa wants more out of life, and boy does she get it with Sebastian!!

An arrangement is made to secure Elsa’s daughter from falling into her ex’s hands (he wants sole custody) Sebastian will marry Elsa. But with the arrange series, there is always a catch…..

I have to admit I liked this book, it’s been a while since I connected with the characters and the storyline, I like my smut (but even I need a story to follow) but when you start skipping pages, then that’s when I have issues.

I didn’t skip a single page, I did devour this book in one sitting.

So can Sebastian really become a father/husband material? Or will his possessive nature drive the woman he’s falling for away? And can Elsa be brave enough to ask for what she really wants?

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L. Steele aka Laxmi writes romance stories with powerful men who meet their match in sassy, curvy, spitfire women 🙂 She lives in London with her family. PS. Call her Lax!

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