Thursday, May 31, 2018

Review: Sweet Home Highlander by Amalie Howard & Angie Morgan

Sweet Home Highlander (Tartans and Titans, #1)
Synopsis

Lady Aisla Montgomery has a perfectly tolerable marriage...as long as her husband stays in Scotland and she in Paris. But now, years later, she wants only one thing—a divorce.

Niall Stuart Maclaren, the rugged Laird of Tarbendale rues the day he met his beautiful, conniving wife. Though the thought of her incites a bitter and biting fury, no other woman has ever stirred his blood as hotly. When Aisla returns to Scotland to sever ties, Niall agrees on one condition—one week with him for every year of desertion. Six weeks as his wife in his castle...in his bed...in exchange for her freedom.

Review
I love historical fiction and this book is simply amazing. It's well-written and has some very interesting characters. Especially, I loved both Ailsa and Niall. The story is emotional, full of angst, romantic, and quite humorous at times. I quite enjoyed reading it and would recommend it if you like historical fiction, especially those set in Scotland.

Lady Ailsa hasn't been to Scotland in six years. After her husband told her to leave she just never could return. So she lived in Paris and tried not to think about home or the man who broke her heart. Until her close friend and confidant reminded her of what she has left behind. So now she plans to return to Scotland one last time .... after that hopefully she will be able to move on with her life without the past haunting her every step.

Niall loved his wife and her betrayal hurt deep. No matter how hard he tries he cannot move on with his life. He thinks of her often and still desires her. But she hasn't been home in six years so he is beginning to wonder if she would ever return... and then she did, however, not for the reason he assumed.

After a long time Aisla and Niall are together, living under the same roof and it is obvious that they still have feelings for each other. There is too much unresolved tension between them and they need to deal with it. Maybe this time they will be able to end up happy... or perhaps it will be worse than before and neither will be able to recover from the heartache and betrayal ever again.

It's a beautiful story with lots of minor twists and turns which keep it interesting from the very beginning until the end.
P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Review: One Night Wife by Ainslie Patton

One Night Wife
Synopsis

Finley Cartwright is the queen of lost causes. That’s why she’s standing on a barstool trying to convince Friday night drinkers to donate money to her failing charity. Hitting on the guy on the next stool wasn’t part of her plan. Still, hot but grumpy venture capitalist Caleb Sherwood might just be her ticket to success.


Professional grifter and modern-day Robin Hood, Cal Sherwood is looking for a partner for a long con. Sexy Fin, doing her best Marilyn Monroe act for her cause, has the necessary qualifications. By the time he cuts her free, her charity would be thriving, and she’d have helped him charm billions out of arrogant, gullible marks to fund his social justice causes.

But just when he thinks he’s about to pull off the best con ever, his feisty new partner gets the upper hand. 

Review
This book started really well. I was quite interested in the story but it progressed it became boring to me. I couldn't connect with either character, I think there were a lot of emotional repetitions. Overall the book was focused way too much on the professional side than on the romantic side. However, the ending was interesting. So it has a good start and a good ending, with some boring parts in the middle.

Finley is desperately trying to find donors for her charity. That's how she meets Cal. He offers to help her in finding said donors. In return she has to help him in his business dealings. It all sounded pretty simple and straightforward to her. They pretend to be dating in front of bunch of rich people and talk them into giving them money. And well, it works too. Soon she has enough donations to start her charity work. Would could possibly go wrong?

Cal is a workaholic. His job is his life and Finley is a complication he doesn't need. It becomes more and more difficult for him to stay away from her. In the end he decides to go for it. After all they both love each other so they will make it work. Or so he thinks, but he is in for a surprise...

A good read, I'd recommend it to those who enjoy contemporary romance and don't mind workaholics. It has some really good moments and some cringe worthy scenes, all in all, it's an little above average read.
P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Cover Reveal + Excerpt: The Awakening by Ellie Mack

The Awakening: Book 1 of Valkyrie’s Curse Series
Author: Ellie Mack
Release date – June 20, 2018
Cover Designer: Shannon Nemechek with Nemo Designs
Model: Savanna Rundel
Available for Preorder NOW on Amazon for 99 cents!

BLURB
Helena Eskildson is obsessed with Vikings and Norse Mythology. Neither Helena nor her sister knows they are Freya's daughters - Valkyries, the shield maidens to Odin.

When her obsession leads her to a remote site at Roskilde and it's two monolithic rune stones, her destiny is awakened. 

While the team wages a battle between a cursed site and a sociopathic killer, time is ticking closer to Ragnarok.

Will her friends be able to save her before the gjallerhorn sounds?


EXCERPT
He felt he had the favor of the Norns, the three goddesses associated with destiny, that were akin to the Greek gods of fate.
Having the favor of the gods meant success in his goals. He was destined to be Lif, the last man standing, the lone man that would repopulate the earth after Ragnarok. In essence, he would become the new Adam.
The rituals were necessary, an integral part of the process before using the key. Unfolding the linen handkerchief carefully, the ancient bronze key looked nothing like what most would think of as a key. A circular piece, about six inches in diameter spanned from his thumb to the tip of his middle finger. Runic writings along the outside edge written within the form of the great serpent Jormungand, the great dragon conquering the gripping animal grouping in a circular band about two inches wide, the design in the eternal triskell pattern. Inside of that, written in runes was the location of the gjallerhorn. At the center were nine swords pointing to an amber stone, nine strands over an open area, the stone center raised with a square notch in the back. It had to be positioned precisely at the solstice.
Author Bio
Since leaving the corporate world for the title of MOM, Ellie Mack has pursued her writing dreams. This former columnist is using her sassy opinions to shape her writing in novels. She lives near St. Louis, MO with her husband and two daughters. Ellie is a breast cancer survivor and wants to encourage others who are going through this battle.

When she’s not writing she can be found bullet journaling, crocheting, or cooking. You can find her musings on her blog: https://quotidiandose.wordpress.com


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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

☆*¨*☆New Release! Now Live!☆*¨*☆


A sexy silver fox might be the perfect solution to a midlife crisis.

Midlife Crisis
Another romance for the over 40
L.B. Dunbar
Romantic Comedy


Cover Design: Shanoff Designs
Cover Model: Tom Ernsting

Midge Everette.
I'm forty-one today.
It's my birthday,
And I'm crying over burnt toast.
That's not some euphemism.
Literally, I'm sobbing over stupid bread,
so I call a crisis center.
I just need someone to talk to about life.
Only I recognize the smoky voice of the man on the line.
In the name of all things, don't let it be...
Hank Paige.
As a former rock star,
I once had it all.
Fame. Fortune. Females.
Except for the one thing I wanted most.
Now, I fix cars and restore other people's dreams.
I just want to be somebody's someone.
And there's a certain woman with captivating eyes,
I want to fulfill my dreams.
For the love of all things, please let it be her...
In the midst of questioning everything,
could love be the resolution to a midlife crisis?
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If you loved Tommy Carrigan in After Care meet his best friend and former drummer, Hank, as he discovers romance in his forties.
Book 2 of the silver fox, former rock stars can be read as a standalone.


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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Now Live: The Onyx Hourglass by Kristy Nicolle


The Ashen Touch Trilogy Book Two
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Blurb


It’s been six months since Xion and Haedes began their search for The Book of The Dead, and with the arrival of a warning from above, they know they can’t be far from their goal. 

Meanwhile in Mortaria, Luce and Thane are left scrambling to keep things running, putting their relationship under more strain than ever before and making Luce question her ability to wield the dark magic she finds so alluring. Then there’s Pandora, who has been quiet ever since that night at the dark Colosseum, but why? Demon numbers are seemingly decreasing, and yet animalistic murders in downtown Chicago, which are leaving local authorities stumped, seem to indicate a shift in the way the Demon Lords are operating from the traditions they have observed for thousands of years.

Can Sephy be brought back? 
And if she can, will she return as the sassy, sarcastic Sephy Sinclair we all know and love, or will something else entirely return from beyond the grave?

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Review: The Angel Hunt (Dark World: The Angel Trials #2) by Michelle Madow

Synopsis
The hunt for demons is about to heat up.

Somehow Raven has convinced Noah and Sage—the two wolf shifters who saved her from a demon attack—to let her tag along on their quest to kill ten demons. The payoff for completing the mission? Entrance to the mystical island of Avalon, where Raven will go through trials to gain the strength she needs to save her mom’s life.

Raven wants to help the shifters on their quest. But Noah refuses to put her in any danger—which makes no sense, since he hates her. At least she thinks he hates her… until he catches her off guard and kisses her. Suddenly they’re connected in ways she doesn’t understand, and she feels closer to him than ever.

If she didn’t know any better, she’d think they imprinted on each other. But that’s impossible. Because shifters can’t imprint on humans.

And if they did imprint on each other, then the supernatural world is changing—and Raven’s right in the center of it.

Emotions will flare between Raven and Noah in the second book in The Angel Trials series, an urban fantasy adventure with romance, magic, and twists that will keep you reading long into the night!
Review

It's an absolutely delightful read, I had loved book one and book two is just as amazing. The series continues with Noah, Sage, and Raven's mission of hunting demons. They all have their own reasons to be on demon hunt. Noah wants to join Earth Angel and protect the world from the evil of darkness. Raven wants to find her mother and find out why demons want her. While, Sage is helping Noah on his mission. Soon the three of them form a bond of friendship, they help each other and protect one anther in times of need. However, their quest is not an easy one. Demons are dangerous enough but now it seems that other supernatural creatures are also trying to get in their way. They remain determined though. Sooner or later they will complete their mission and find the answers that they seek...

Demons are planning something. All supernaturals are trying to prepare themselves for the coming war. In these dark times, Flint wants an alliance with the demons. He feels that he must choose the side which has highest probability or winning... whether it's right or wrong is not his concern. Now only if he could get his sister home, safe and sound so that he may go forward with this alliance and protect his pack against the demons.

It's a great story, very well-written, and I loved all the characters. Of course, Noah and Raven are my favourite. Although, it's an adventurous story, but romance side of it is good too. The chemistry between Noah and Raven is off the charts, not too mention whole can't-happen factor which makes it all the more thrilling. The unlikeliest couples are often the best. ;) Oh, also loved the little twist at the end. Now, I can't wait to read more about what is going to happen to our three favourite demon hunters. :)

P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book, for which I'd like to thank the author. I really enjoyed reading it.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Now Available: Three Day Fiancee by Marissa Clarke

THREE DAY FIANCÉE  by Marissa Clarke is out today! Get your copy and fall in love today!
About the Book:

Helicopter pilot Taylor Blankenship’s time schedule is maxed out. Between his job, his one-hundred and fifty pound slobbering mess of a dog, and his matchmaking grandmother, he has no time for anyone or anything—especially a woman. If only there were a way to get Grams to back down.
 
The job of New York City dog walker suits Caitlin Ramos perfectly while she preps for her CPA exam—steady, scheduled, and requiring very little human interaction; a huge seller since she’s still on the mend from a toxic relationship. Men suck. Especially her bossy, hot client with the Saint Bernard that thinks it’s a lap dog. No way will she go for his plan to pretend they’re engaged to get his grandmother off his case. Down, boy.
 
Offered a bargain she can’t refuse, Caitlin finds herself playing the part of fiancée to Taylor. Fortunately, it’s only for three days. All she has to do is fake a relationship with Mr. Bossy Pants in front of his entire family, survive a fierce game of truth or dare with an unscrupulous pair of octogenarians, endure a one-on-one round of Twister with Taylor, and not lose her heart to a guy who turns out to be a lot more than she’d bargained for.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Review: How to Tempt An Earl by Tina Gabrielle

Synopsis
London society is cruel for a young woman whose father is an avid gambler. Miss Grace Ashton is not one to stand idly by while her family becomes destitute. Donning a mask, she slips into the night and attends the infamous Raven Club to confront the proprietor. But nothing prepares her for the sinfully attractive and wealthy Ian Swift.

Ian is intrigued when Grace walks into his gambling club but refuses her offer of a few jewels to pay her father’s large debts. Unbeknownst to anyone, Ian has inherited the Earldom of Castleton, and he must reluctantly take his place in Society. But Ian’s manners as a gentleman have suffered. He needs a tutor, and he knows the exquisite lady standing before him is the answer.

But soon tutoring turns to flirting, which unfortunately lands both of them in...marriage?
Review


It's a lovely read which I enjoyed thoroughly. I loved both the main characters and found their encounters quite interesting. The story is fast paced and flows perfectly so it is a quick read.


All Miss Ashton wants is to save her father. He has developed a habit of gambling and the way he is going soon they won't have anything left to their names. She can't let that happen so it is up to her to do something before it's too late. With that thought in mind she visits the 'gaming hell' her father frequents. However, things don't go the way she had anticipated because the owner is a cad of worst sort and doesn't see anything wrong with gambling away ones inheritance.


Ian knows that Miss Ashton is misplacing the blame. If he refused her father admittance to his club he will only go some where else. The problem is not the gaming clubs but her father's own issues. And he needs to deal with them himself. No one else can stop him from ruining himself. But one thing is becoming clearer, Ian will definitely try to intervene simply because he is having a hard time saying know to Grace. She is a lady and he is an owner of gambling club, one thing she hates most, yet he is hoping to garner favour with her. Dare he hope or is there no happy ending for them both?

It's a great historical romance novel. I liked the story, it's well-written and keeps readers interested from the very beginning until the end. Definitely a must read for historical fiction's fans.
P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Sale: Frederick by Esther E. Schmidt


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Taking the world by force is all Frederick has ever known. Domination is in his blood; which is evident in the boardroom and the bedroom. While stranded on the doorstep of his virtual assistant, Frederick finds himself in new territory. As a person who demands and takes, Frederick now finds himself ready to give.
Taryn has built her walls high with layers and layers of guilt after the deaths of her sister and nephew. Her solitary life, void of most pleasures, is her self-imposed punishment. Working is her only connection to the outside world; that is until her work barges through her front door.
Thrown together in a snowstorm, secrets are uncovered. Will Frederick break through her walls built by guilt? Can Taryn open up and let go? Or will their curiosity bring them to their knees?


Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Cover Reveal + Giveaway: Exclusive by SE Hall


 TITLE: Exclusive
AUTHOR: S.E. Hall
Full Circle Series Book Three
(Book Two of the Princess Presley Duet)
GENRE: New Adult Romance
COVER DESIGNER: Dana Leah



I tried everything to shatter the wall around her...
including screwing up.
No sooner than I started earning a few scattered glimpses of her softer side, I abused, and lost, her trust.
Now, not only do I have to get it back...
I have to get her back.
And I'll stop at nothing to do so, nothing short of forever.
This is bigger than both of us; meant, destined, and I refuse to let her get in the way of that.
Just as I refuse to stand back and watch her shoulder the weight of misplaced guilt and ghosts any longer.

Exclusive is Book Two, the conclusion, of the Princess Presley Duet and should be read after Elusive.


S.E. Hall is the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of the Evolve Series, standalone contemporary romances Pretty Instinct, Pretty Remedy and Unstable, and her standalone spinoff from the Evolve Series—Embody. 
S.E., which stands for Stephanie Elaine, resides in Arkansas with her husband of 21 years and three amazing daughters of the home. She is also blessed with an older, married daughter, and son-in-law, who graced her with three beautiful grandchildren. And last, but far from least, is Roscoe—her precious lil’ lamb of a dog and best friend in the entire world… who can always be found right by her side. 
When not watching her baby girl rule the mound of fast pitch softball or one of her songbird’s choir concerts, S.E. Hall can be found… in her garage. Oh, and she also enjoys reading, writing, gabbing on the phone and online shopping… in her garage. 
Her other works include Stirred Up, Handled, Packaged, Matched, Filthy Foreign Exchange, Filthy Foreign Exchange 2 and One Naughty Night (co-written with Angela Graham), Conspire (co-written with Erin Noelle), Quarterback Sack (co-written with Hilary Storm) and Accidentally on Purpose (co-written with Ashley Suzanne).

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Who’s ready for more silver foxes in another romance for the over 40?

Midlife Crisis Another romance for the over 40 L.B. Dunbar Happening May 23.
Special thank you to: Cover Design: Shanoff Designs
Cover Model: Tom Ernsting @tomernsting on IG

Blurb:

Midge Everette.
I'm forty-one today. It's my birthday, And I'm crying over burnt toast. That's not some euphemism. Literally, I'm sobbing over stupid bread, so I call a crisis center. I just need someone to talk to about life. Only I recognize the smoky voice of the man on the line. In the name of all things, don't let it be...
Hank Paige.
As a former rock star, I once had it all. Fame. Fortune. Females. Except for the one thing I wanted most. I lost everything. Cancer took the girl. Now, I fix cars and restore other people's dreams. I just want to be somebody's someone. And there's a certain woman with captivating eyes, I want to fulfill my dreams. For the love of all things, please let it be her...
In the midst of questioning everything, could love be the resolution to a midlife crisis?

~~~~~~~~ If you loved Tommy Carrigan in After Care meet his best friend and former drummer, Hank, as he discovers romance in his forties.

Book 2 of the silver fox, former rock stars can be read as a standalone. But if you’d like to meet Tommy Carrigan while you wait, we highly recommend:

After Care

 
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Monday, May 07, 2018

Cover Reveal: Stuck By Logan Chance


Stuck
By Logan Chance
A Movie Star Romance
Release Date: June 5th
Cover design: Crimson Phoenix Designs



BLURB

It's not everyday you have the number one box office star in your car. Actually, not any day for someone like me, Nova Sparks, a plain Jane hair stylist.

And the real kick in the rear end? Not only will he be in my car, in a few weeks, he’ll be in my life— as my stepbrother.

Fate has brought Ethan Hale into my small Montana world and kept him unattainable. How’s that for cruel?

Now I’m stuck being near him. Stuck with the tabloids and paparazzi. Stuck with these feelings I shouldn’t be having.

The only way to get unstuck is accept I can’t have him and send him back to Hollywood.

The only problem? He may have other plans.

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Cover Reveal: Laird by Cassia Brightmore



Laird by Cassia Brightmore
Genre: Historical Dark Romance
Release Date: June 23, 2018
Cover Design: Simply Defined Art
Model: Lance Jones
Photographer: LJ Photography


Sold.
Traded into the hands of a vicious man as a pawn in war.
Blair Cowan might have been brave, but nothing terrified her more than the dark soulless eyes of the Laird that owned her.
Fearing for her life or not, if he thought she would ever bend to his will; he was about to embark on the greatest battle of his life.

Grown men feared his wrath.
The fiercest warriors ran from his sword.
Battlefields stained in blood spoke of his victories; while vast lands sang of his savage need to possess everything in his path.
And yet, one slip of a girl dared to defy him.
Laird Duncan MuCullogh was not a man to be underestimated. Blair’s fate was his alone to decide. Breaking her would be his greatest accomplishment.

Ensnared in a deadly battle between clans, betrayal ran deep and death knocked often. Amidst the struggle to rise, two powerful Lairds would stop at nothing to be the last man standing. No matter the devious acts they needed to commit to get there.

Conquer. Annihilate. Defeat.
The Highlands of Scotland will never be the same.

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Cassia Brightmore is a Canadian dark romance author. She loves writing dark stories with twisted characters that she hopes will thrill the reader as well as make them fall in love.

She loves hockey, video games and online shopping. If she's not writing or editing, you can usually find her doing one of these things. Writing is her passion and publishing her first book as an indie author is truly a dream come true.

Her titles include:

The Darkness Series
Book One: Malevolent
Book Two: Evanesce
Book Three: Denouement
Book Four: Repentance

The Trauma Series
Book One: Lincoln Hospital
Book Two: Flatline
Book Three: Resuscitation

Standalones
Unworthy
The Book Splash Horror Story

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