Thursday, May 30, 2019

Review: The Angel Test by Michelle Madow

Synopsis

It’s time for Raven Danvers to face the Angel Trials. After months of training, Raven’s finally ready to compete in the Angel Trials. If she succeeds, she’ll earn the right to drink angel blood from the Holy Grail, which will give her Nephilim blood.

No human has yet to drink angel blood from the Grail and survive. But Raven’s gift of stubbornness makes her special. She survived countless times during the cross country demon hunt with her shifter soul mate Noah, even though she should have died.

She doesn’t plan to stop surviving now.

Because the greater demon Azazel is holding Raven’s mom and best friend Sage hostage. To free them, she has to kill Azazel. She can only do that if she’s a Nephilim.

So that’s exactly what Raven plans on becoming.

Get ready for more magic, romance, and twists in The Angel Test, the EPIC conclusion to The Angel Trials urban fantasy series by USA Today bestselling author Michelle Madow!

Review

Wow, this series has been so good and I absolutely loved how it ended. This final book is simply amazing and I can't wait to read more of this world that has been created in these books. It's a must read for all fans of the paranormal/fantasy fiction. It has it all, action, adventure, romance, and a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat as you get more and more involved in these characters and their story arches. You won't be able to get enough of this. I loved it!

Raven has one more test to clear before she becomes part of Angel's army to fight against demons. No human has been able to do it but Raven's stubbornness might just be the thing that is needed. After that she must defeat the greater demon  in order to get her mother and her best friend back. It's not going to be easy, there will be danger along the way and sacrifices will be made. Is Ravel up to this or will she fail as well? There is too much at stake to even consider failure as an option. Things will definitely get worse before they can get better. So, be prepared for a roller coaster ride that this book is.

It's a very well-written story. I enjoyed every single minute of it and would recommend to all my fellow readers. Just remember it's part of a series and all books should be read in order. Happy reading!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Series Blitz + Cover Reveal + Giveaway: The Family Creed by Shauna Allen



Series: The Family Creed
Author: Shauna Allen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs



Series Blurb

Five brothers.
One family tragedy.
Untold heartache.

Emotional and haunting, THE EXECUTIONER is a powerful tale of love in the wake of grief.
-New York Times Bestselling author, Skye Warren

A stormy, sexy winner.
-USA Today Bestselling author, Selena Laurence

THE EXECUTIONER is the stunning debut of the Family Creed series...Ms. Allen pens a haunting tale of shattered lives, grief and the healing power of love.
-InD'tale Magazine


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Cover Photo: Rafa Catala
Model: Chema Malavia
Release Date: May 11, 2017



Blurb

~ Five brothers, one family tragedy, untold heartache. ~

A stray bullet ended my Army career, forcing me to follow in my father’s prison guard footsteps.
My sister’s disappearance ten years ago annihilated my family, forcing each of us to find a way to cope.
But I’ve survived. Adapted.
At least until Genevieve Stone showed up, digging into the truth in the name of journalism and finding her way deep under my skin. I’m determined to do whatever it takes to find my sister, but when the case is blown wide open by the sexy reporter, I’m left with the ultimate question . . . can I trust her?
I’m a soldier, heart and soul.
I don’t do love.
War and death and pain are my church.
My name is Asher Creed.
I am the Executioner.

***Reader note: This is the first of a 6-part emotional family saga series. Each story is 100% male first-person point-of-view, and while each full-length novel is guaranteed to have a complete HEA romance, their family mystery remains unsolved until the end of the series.

***Due to profanity, mild violence and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18. Also, please note the title. The hero is, in fact, an executioner on death row. While there is no intent to make any social or political statements, please do not read if this will be offensive to you.







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Cover Photo: Wander Aguiar
Model: Andew Biernatt
Release Date: May 25, 2017



Blurb

~ Five brothers, one family tragedy, untold heartache. ~

The world callously moved on when my sister disappeared without a trace ten years ago.
My life—my family’s lives—froze in grief that torturous summer day.
My soul crumbled completely, a few years later, when I buried my son.
I survive the agony by hiding it neatly beneath my businessman façade and all the accolades that money can buy.
But Harper Devlin is my Achilles heel. The one who got away . . . with my broken heart.
Now she’s back and as irresistible as ever.
I shouldn’t want her. I can’t have her. But I need her.
And she needs me. I may have to conceal all my wounds just to survive being around her again, but I’m willing to do it to help her build her dreams and her business. It’s what I do. It’s what I know. I’m damn good at it.
My name is Levi Creed.
I am the Rainmaker.

***Reader note: This is the second of a 6-part emotional family saga series. Each story is 100% male first-person point-of-view, and while each full-length novel is guaranteed to have a complete HEA romance, their family mystery remains unsolved until the end of the series.

***Due to profanity and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.







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Cover Photo: Rafa Catala
Model: Chema Malavia
Release Date: June 22, 2017



Blurb

~ Five brothers, one family tragedy, untold heartache. ~

I’m big, I’m brash, I’m the enemy’s worst nightmare.
I have survived the Army, my job as a SWAT sniper, and undercover narcotics stings.
What I can’t seem to overcome is the pain inflicted upon me and my family when my baby sister disappeared off the face of the earth more than a decade ago.
A piece of my history is missing, and the only way to cope is by masking my agony behind smiles and laughter. But that’s the worst kind of lie because that demon still haunts me, and as we get closer and closer to an answer about our sister, I feel further and further away from my truth.
At least, until she stormed into my life, a whirlwind of bravado and sex-appeal.
Shiloh Grant is the truth I’ve been searching for all my life. She is the strong one. She is my hero.
But when evil comes knocking on her door, I will slay dragons and storm Hell’s gates to save her. Mark my words.
My name is Jamison Creed.
I am the Gunman.

***Reader note: This is the third of a 6-part emotional family saga series. Each story is 100% male first-person point-of-view, and while each full-length novel is guaranteed to have a complete HEA romance, their family mystery remains unsolved until the end of the series.

***Due to profanity, violence, and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.







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Cover Photo: Wander Aguiar
Model: Thiago L.
Release Date: July 20, 2017



Blurb

~ Five brothers, one family tragedy, untold heartache. ~

I’ve always been the quiet one. The brother no one noticed.
When my sister disappeared, it was easy to disappear right along with her, losing myself to my own personal hell and hidden pain, unable to face a life that didn’t make sense anymore—unable to face a family that no longer felt whole.
I hunted and searched until I found my way out. Driven by my need to understand who or what took my sister from us, I learned all I could about the human brain, becoming an FBI Criminal Behavior Analyst. This is what has led me directly into the path of the monster who might hold the key to our family’s greatest pain . . . and straight back to the woman who I thought I’d never see again.
I met Tenley Cooper on a whim. One weekend of freedom. One weekend where I lost the pain that chained me down. One weekend that I lived the sweetest of lies—a lie that has come back to haunt me in the best possible way.
What does it take to bring the prodigal son home?
The truth.
My name is Joshua Creed.
I am The Prodigal.

***Reader note: This is the fourth of a 6-part emotional family saga series. Each story is 100% male first-person point-of-view, and while each full-length novel is guaranteed to have a complete HEA romance, their family mystery remains unsolved until the end of the series.

***Due to profanity, graphic subject matter, and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.







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Cover Photo: Wander Aguiar
Model: David B.
Release Date: August 17, 2017




Blurb

~ Five brothers, one family tragedy, untold heartache. ~

Blind rage. Cold-hearted violence. These are my mistresses.

I’m not the man they believe me to be. I’ve contented myself with surviving. Thriving on the blood of my sport. A mere shell of a man since my twin sister was ripped from my life more than a decade ago with no sign, no trace, no clues, and no closure. Half of my soul was torn from my body in the blink of an eye, leaving me to flail in the wind as I grapple with the brutal aftermath.
The only beacon of hope, the only light that has ever shone in my dismal world, has been Eden Montes—my sister’s best friend. The one girl I could never have, but have always wanted. She’s just as fractured as I am, a broken little bird, and yet she wants to fix me.
Me.
A man one breath away from breaking beyond repair.
Can we find our way? Even as my sister’s case finally finds closure? Will it be enough for both of us to find our way out of the darkness? Because the darkness is all I know, it’s where I live.
My name is Silas Creed.
I am The Silencer.

***Reader note: This is the fifth of a 6-part emotional family saga series. Each story is 100% male first-person point-of-view, and while each full-length novel is guaranteed to have a complete HEA romance, their family mystery remains unsolved until the end of the series.

***Due to profanity, violence, and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.







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Release Date: August 28, 2017



Blurb

~ Five brothers, one family tragedy, untold heartache. ~

I am the missing piece.
The little girl lost.
The heartache that has haunted my family for over a decade—their greatest joy and their greatest pain.
Over the last ten years, I’ve lived in the memories of those I love the most, trapped in their tears, weaved into the fabric of their lives, whispering the truth to their souls.
But it’s time for me to tell my story.
It’s finally my time.
My name is Claire Creed.
I am The Dove.

***READER NOTE***

***This is the sixth and final book of this 6-part emotional family saga series. You have followed the Creed family and gotten each brother’s love story. You also finally know what happened to Claire—it’s time to hear it in her own words.

***Due to violence, graphic content, and potential triggers, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18. Please read with care.

***Also, please take note that The Dove is NOT a standalone novella. It is NOT a romance and it does NOT have a traditional happy ever after ending.

I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH.

It also contains HUGE spoilers for anyone who has not already read the series. So, if you haven’t read the first five books . . .
STOP!
Do not pass Go, do not collect $200. Go do that first. I’ll wait for you here.
I promise it’s worth it.
Here they are in order:
The Executioner (Asher Creed)
The Rainmaker (Levi Creed)
The Gunman (Jamison Creed)
The Prodigal (Joshua Creed)
The Silencer (Silas Creed)
If you have read all of these, well, then you’re ready for Claire’s story.
Buckle your seatbelts, kids. It’s about to get emotional.







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Author Bio


Shauna grew up an only child with two open and loving parents in Central Texas. She’s married to her high school sweetheart and is the mother to three awesome kids, including one in the United States Air Force. She loves her heroes hot and angsty and her romance on the emotional side. Shauna also writes contemporary YA novels as SC Montgomery and works as a freelance editor. She loves all things sexy, sassy, and Gerard Butler.


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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Live Now: To Live, To Love by Esther E. Schmidt

The Final Swamp Heads Duet Box Set
Title: To Live, To Love
Author: Esther E. Schmidt
Cover Design: Esther E. Schmidt
Models: Darrin James and Chelle Lynn
Photographer: JW Photography and Covers
Release Day: May 28, 2019
To Live is to grab hold of your dreams and take the next step that will get you there.
Earle has been housesitting for his brother, Roscoe, for years. He never expected to take out the trash one day and find a gem bright enough to light his heart.
Savvy is fleeing from danger to another country. With her life in turmoil, a series of events finds her tumbling from royalty to penniless and in hiding.
Can these two from worlds apart find a unity driven by reality and shared goals? Or will Savvy’s roots force a wedge too big for love to cross?
To Love is to take a chance with your heart, and with eyes wide open, find the essential element to make your life complete.
Roscoe dedicated his life to his job in law enforcement. Undercover work has carved him into the man he is today; hard, damaged, and with a deep realization, he lost himself and his family along the way.
Febe’s been committed to solving cases and doing the right thing all her life. When her best friend, Savvy, asks Febe to find her brother-in-law, Roscoe, she doesn’t think twice and accepts the challenge.
Though going undercover wasn’t at all what Febe expected, will it be worth risking her heart or even her own life? Will Roscoe turn his back on his family and the whole world as well? Or will Febe and Roscoe have a fighting chance to support each other while recovering from unhealed wounds life has inflicted?
To Live, To Love can be read as a standalone. The Swamp Head Series; a seven book novella series based on a family born and raised in the swamp. Each sibling will get their own INSTAlove story told (each a different genre) and even though it is a series, each book is a standalone.
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Monday, May 27, 2019

Review: The Wicked Viscount by Heather McCollum

The Wicked Viscount (The Campbells Book 3)

Synopsis

1685, Scottish Highlands
Cat Campbell knows all about Nathaniel Worthington, fifth Viscount of Lincolnshire. The determined Englishman is never far from Finlarig Castle, where his sisters train women to do more than read and write. And thanks to the fiery kiss they shared nearly a year ago he is never far from her thoughts. No one ever trained her how to forget an irresistible man.
Nathaniel knows he should keep his distance from the fierce Scottish lass, but when an urgent letter from Queen Catherine calls Cat to London, he can’t resist volunteering to escort her. The tension between the two has simmered for months, but the long journey in close quarters creates a raging wildfire that could burn them both.
Secrets of their past and the treachery lurking at court put both their future together and their very lives at risk.
Each book in The Campbells series is STANDALONE:
* The Scottish Rogue
* The Savage Highlander
* The Wicked Viscount

Review

I loved this historical romance. It's full of mystery and adventure. A story that starts in Scotland and takes us to the Whitehall in London and then back to Scotland. The characters are all very well-developed and it is quite a well-written story. I think it's a must read for historical fiction fans.
When the Queen asks for a Rose, Cat Campbell is selected to go to London and uncover exactly what is going on at the court. She is a Scottish woman who had suffered at the hands of English so obviously, she isn't really a fan of them. But the Queen was good to them and Cat knows that she is the best one to go to her aid. Nathaniel is going to escort her to London and then back. He will keep her safe at all costs. The two of them has a chemistry that cannot be denied. As much as they try to ignore it they cannot. Especially, now that they are spending so much time alone. Things might get out of hands before they even reach London.
In London everything seems upside down. England is nothing like Scotland and Cat misses her home. She can feel that there is danger all around her and there is much need for caution. However, her impulsive nature might not let her do that. What mystery will they uncover and will they be able to get back safe and sound or become victim of some conspiracy?
It's a very thrilling and romantic read. I enjoyed it a lot and I think any historical fiction reader will love it.

Review: A Rake's Revenge by Cynthia Breeding

A Rake's Revenge

Synopsis

After being abandoned by her almost-betrothed, Caroline Nash vows to never again get involved with a man. Especially not the middle-aged earl her father has chosen for her. The man is a pompous ass and one of Prinny’s set who only wants her for her dowry. To complicate matters, a kiss from the Midnight Marauder unleashes an unbelievable passion that Caroline can’t seem to forget.

Stephan, the Marquis of Kendrick, poses as the robbing marauder to avenge his low-born mother. But he starts questioning his plans when one of his “missions” crosses paths with Caroline and leads to the kiss of a lifetime. Stephan senses that this proper miss is more fiery than he expected and he wants more.

To be properly introduced to the woman of his dreams, he attends the Prince Regent’s house party. He finds her, begging a friend to pretend to court her – to fend off the man her father has chosen. Stephan couldn’t wish for a better opportunity – he’ll happily court her, but he doesn’t want to pretend. Their connection is sizzling, but can this charade become something real once Stephan’s secrets are revealed?

Each book in the Rake Trilogy series is STANDALONE:
* A Rake's Redemption
* A Rake's Revenge

Review

This is a great historical romance and I really enjoyed this story. Caroline Nash has no plans of ever getting married. Let's just say that after having her heart broken and subsequent scandal, she is over men. They are not to be trusted. She is finally getting accustomed to her new situation as an independent spinster when her father announces that she is engaged, to be married to someone she despises. Now she must find a way out of this impending disaster because there is no way in hell she'd let her father dictate her life like that. That's how Stephan enters the picture. He was to help her thwart the attention of Lord Tisdale.

Stephan is intrigued by Caroline. She is a strong and stubborn woman with opinions of her own. He also finds her very attractive but his life has other purposes and he can't afford to be distracted by a woman. Unfortunately, things have a tendency of going in the opposite direction to what you where you want them to go. Soon he realizes that he is genuinely interested in Miss Nash and there is no way he'd ever let her marry another man.

It is a lighthearted and exciting story, I really liked the way it's written. I think it's a must read for all historical romance fans.
P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Free Book: Bedazzled by Madison Michael

Bedazzled
The Beguiling Bachelors, Book 1 By Madison Michael
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About Bedazzled: She's fiercely independent. He's thwarted by tradition - Can a brush of her hand be their brush with fate? A woman with everything to gain. Keeli Larsen craves success on her own terms. She has no support and less money, but she has talent and big dreams. Determined not to return to the family farm, this is Keeli's last chance to make it. It's also her final opportunity to connect with the out-of-her-league, gorgeous man in the penthouse office - her very own Prince Charming. Although they have never spoken, a crowded elevator, a chance encounter, and a misplaced hand are about to change everything. A man with everything to lose. Billionaire and sexy hunk, Wyatt Lyons Howe IV is on track to inherit a family empire he doesn't want. With dreams of his own, Wyatt is suffocating under generations of family expectations and traditions until a brief moment and a brush of a hand set Wyatt on a crash course with love. Can Wyatt turn his back on his heritage to pursue his goals following the lead of this fiery redhead. Can he forfeit his wealth for freedom? Fearing Keeli is a down-on-her-luck artist looking for a bankroll, Wyatt doubts her motives. He's been burned in the past but can't resist the temptation. He is bedazzled. A challenge accepted. Wyatt is seduced by Keeli’s spirit and the sizzling chemistry between them. Used to getting what he wants, Wyatt determines to make Keeli his own. But first he must outsmart a scheming fiancé, oppose his family and friends, overcome his doubts, and walk away from his wealth and power. And, of course, he must win her heart. If you love sassy women and strong sexy men overcoming all odds on their road to romance, buy this steamy page turner, and meet the first of the Beguiling Bachelors.
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An Excerpt from Bedazzled: The chatter in the elevator lightened her mood immediately, reminding Keeli of all the people who had started with only a few dollars and a dream. In many cases, they had made it without knowing the language or customs of their adopted country. By comparison, she had many advantages and instantly felt better about her choice, more confident about moving forward on her own. Mr. Weinberg let her take many of her pieces with her when she left his employ. There had been no severance check, of course, but the ready inventory was a gift. Keeli let the renewed confidence surge through her body, standing straight and looking ahead. Watching her step, careful not to bump anyone with her parcel, Keeli stepped into the divide and moved toward the back. That was the moment she saw HIM. He was the best thing – by far – about working in this building. She was standing face to face with the virile, gorgeous, sexy man she saw in the elevator regularly. Well, almost face-to-face since he was at least 4 or 5 inches taller than her statuesque 5’10”. He was what she would miss most about this job – these random opportunities to ride the elevator and watch him, getting to stand close, allowing her imagination to run wild with fantasies – all starring him, of course. Most of the time, he hid mysteriously behind a pair of Wayfarers, but the rain today afforded Keeli a chance to admire the intelligence and concentration in his azure eyes. He stood with his shoulders back, head towering over everyone’s Looking up, Keeli locked eyes with his, his mouth lifting in a half smile. Keeli shyly dropped her head as a blush rose to her cheeks and her heart sped up. She knew the smile was just politeness. She wanted so much more. She wanted him to notice her the way she noticed him, feel about her as she did about him. If only he had the same visceral reaction that Keeli had to him, perhaps he would have spoken to her by now. She could not overcome her shyness to initiate a conversation, but if he longed for her as she did him…obviously, he was not interested. Now she would never see him again. Her disappointment was way out of proportion; he was a stranger. But he had this pull on her. Instead of thinking of him as a stranger, she thought of him as hers. Hers. What a laugh. Wake up Keeli! Everyone noticed him - man and woman alike. She saw it on elevator rides and when he traversed the lobby. Yes, he was particularly tall, a few inches over six feet. However, it was more than his height that drew the eye. He was compelling, confident, and assured. He was beyond handsome with his chiseled features, thick wavy hair and well-muscled body clad in custom suits. Keeli was drawn to him like a bee to honey. She had seen other women catch his eye, seen them smile and flirt easily. She was overwhelmingly shy when near him, preventing her from ever making him ‘hers’. They crossed paths at the coffee kiosk or in the elevator at least once a week. She knew she was projecting her own desires, but sometimes it seemed to her that he was seeking her out. Even so, Keeli never exchanged more than a polite “hello” and he was always polite, but aloof. Although she longed for some reason to speak more than pleasantries, she was unable to move past that invisible barrier she felt between them. Why, oh why is facing forward considered appropriate elevator etiquette? I just want to stare at him one last time. Today needs to be the day to think of something to say, some witty conversation opener. You are running out of time. Her brain searched now for a reason to speak, knowing it was her last chance. Instead, she reluctantly turned to face the doors. He was standing so close, lazily leaning his shoulders against the back wall. She felt the warmth of his breath on the back of her neck, goosebumps traveling up her arms in response to the moist heat. She was rocked by her immediate, erotic reaction. Reigning in her body’s response, Keeli reminded herself that the warm breath was a result of proximity, not desire. She was a non-entity to him and had been for the16 months she had worked there. His polished appearance, custom suits and elegant leather briefcase contrasted with her wild red hair, shabby jacket, scuffed boots and faded Old Navy dress. He epitomized class and privilege; she embodied shabby chic. Maybe not even chic - just shabby. She could never bridge the gulf.
About the Author:
Madison Michael is an indie publisher, blogger and the author of the Beguiling Bachelor Series as well as the novella Desire & Dessert, from her sizzling B&B Billionaire Bachelor series. A Chicago native and hopeless romantic, Maddy was raised on Chicago culture, fairy tales, great literature and swashbuckling movies. Maddy employs that history, writing steamy contemporary romance novels set against the sumptuous backdrop of Chicago’s elite society. After receiving a BA in Journalism from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago, Madison abandoned her writing to find her way in the corporate business world. Daughter of a librarian, it was inevitable that she would return to the world of books. Maddy writes from high above Chicago where she can stare at its gorgeous skyline or the shores of Lake Michigan surrounded by feline assistants. When she is not writing,, Maddy can be found lost in a book, fighting for the rights of the mentally iil or dining on Chicago’s famous cuisine. Hot dogs and pizza, anyone? Social Links: