Thursday, December 13, 2018

Review: Blinded by Betrayal by Lisette Kristensen

Blinded by Betrayal

Synopsis

Would a crime boss kill his own daughter? Would she have to pay the price for her husband breaking the code of silence?

Sloane Romano, lived a well manicured life as the daughter of a crime boss. It changed in a blink, when her husband, facing criminal charges, broke the code of silence. The family rule was simple, all must die. Sloane wasn't going to wait to find out how ruthless her father was.

She was cornered with no friends, no family but there was one person who might help her. Bettino, an old acquaintance from school. Could she trust him? Or would he give her up to her father? Sloane had little choice, and when her father's crew came for her, Bettino sent her to an unknown destination.

It was there at the Chateau, that Sloane was confronted with a different challenge. One that would test all her senses, awaken dormant desires within her and force her to confront a woman she never thought she was.

This is book one in the Silent Secrets Series.
Smashwords Link (free at the time of posting)

Review


I never knew that so much can happen within so few pages. Well, I do now because of this novella. It has everything, a good story, an exciting beginning, mystery, drama, romance, and a somewhat happy ending. I really enjoyed it.

Sloan is a strong woman who is forced into a loveless marriage. When her husband betrays the family she has no other option but to run. Her life is now in danger and there is only one person she can think of who might be able and willing to help her out. She doesn't trust Bettino completely but for now, he is her only hope. He agrees to help her and sends her to the Chateau. It's a strange and mysterious place and soon Sloan will learn that everything is not as it seems. She faces a new set of challenges but is she up to it or is her life doomed anyway?

The ending was very unexpected but welcomed. It's a highly entertaining read and I'd recommend it to all readers who don't mind unconventional reads.

P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book via Smashwords.

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Cover + Blurb Reveal: The Kiss Thief by L.J. Shen

 
THE KISS THIEF by L.J. Shen
Release Date: January 9th

Blurb
They say your first kiss should be earned. Mine was stolen by a devil in a masquerade mask under the black Chicago sky. They say the vows you take on your wedding day are sacred. Mine were broken before we left church. They say your heart only beats for one man. Mine split and bled for two rivals who fought for it until the bitter end. I was promised to Angelo Bandini, the heir to one of the most powerful families in the Chicago Outfit. Then taken by Senator Wolfe Keaton, who held my father’s sins over his head to force me into marriage. They say that all great love stories have a happy ending. I, Francesca Rossi, found myself erasing and rewriting mine until the very last chapter. One kiss. Two men. Three lives. Entwined together. And somewhere between these two men, I had to find my forever.
About the Author
L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.
Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets peoples’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.
She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.
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Review: Christmas in Marlow Center by Jordan Elizabeth

Christmas in Marlow Center

Synopsis

Nastassia loves visiting her grandmother’s farm, but when financial struggles strike, the family must face letting the land go. It looks as if this will be her last Christmas on the farm, memories made all the sweeter when she meets Jesse, a young man renting a house on the farm. He came to Marlow Center as a way to come to terms with his broken family. He didn’t expect to fall in love.

Their idyllic holiday crumbles when they find a body in the woods. Dark pasts are about to surface, and the secrets plan to drag them under.

Review


It's a sweet, romantic, and intriguing story with a little bit of tragedy involved. I loved that even with such a deep storyline it is written in a very light-hearted and relaxing way. I quite enjoyed reading it. It's a story about two young people who meet by chance not realizing that their families are forever connected by heartbreak. As the mystery unfolds many things become clearer to both Jesse and Nastassia. Most importantly they realize that the past should never hold them back. It's a story about family, love, traditions, and letting go of all the things that weigh you down. While at the same time keeping dear the things that matter most.

Nastassia is visiting her father's family farm. Unfortunately, it needs to be sold but her grandmother is not ready to let go of the home she has lived in for many years. However, it is no longer up to her because keeping the farm will simply not be an option anymore. Nastassia has mixed feelings about the place. She doesn't live there but feels a deep connection to the place where her father grew up. It has been in their family for a long time and she wonders if her grandmother is right and maybe they really need to keep it in the family.

Jesse is in town fighting his own demons. He is staying away from his family and trying his best to figure things out for himself. When he meets a sweet girl like Nastassia, he can't help but fall in love with her. But is it the right time for them to be together or are they bound to face heartbreak if they started a relationship? One thing is for sure they do need to figure everything out when the time is right.

I think it is a very well written story. It has the right amount of mystery and haunting pasts to keep readers interested from the very beginning until the end. I'd definitely recommend this short holiday novel to my fellow readers.
P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book.

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

New Release: Marlon Neon Marksman MC by Esther E. Schmidt


Title: Marlon Neon Marksman MC
Standalone MC romance
Cover Design: Esther E. Schmidt
Photographer/Model: Nathan Hainline
Release date: 12/04/2018
As the president of Neon Marksman MC, Marlon always takes the lead with fierce determination. From the moment he met Unique he knew she was meant for him, but a moment from the past has driven a wedge between them.
When Unique is confronted with something unsettling, she instinctively turns to the one person who has the resources to help. A second chance is all Marlon needs to fully claim his Old Lady as his. A chance he grabs with both hands.
They challenge each other at every turn, but when push comes to shove, will they move forward or stay stuck in the past? Will Unique submit to her feelings or will she be hunted down by a killer out for revenge?
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