Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Review: Awaken: Book two of the Alderash Series (Alderash Series #2) by Tanya L. Harris

Awaken: Book two of the Alderash Series

Synopsis

In the anticipated next chapter, Awaken returns us to Tanya L. Harris’ Alderash Series.

Katie’s visions are getting stronger showing her the atrocities caused in the past and what will happen in the future if she doesn’t accept her birthright. The visions also reveal her brothers are being tortured for information about her. She needs to find them before their captors decide they’re no longer needed.

The Evil of old, the Darkness, is growing and consuming the energies of the outer realms, building its strength and power. It knows that Katie can not be reunited with her brothers, because together, her powers will be unmatchable.

Unpredictable circumstances force a hand and neither side could anticipate the resulting clash between elven and monster.

Prepare yourself for a wild ride with plenty of plot twists and turns with a conclusion that will shock you.

Review

This is the second book in the Alderash Series. It starts from where the previous book had left off. The story continues and it is just as epic as book one. This series has created a world that is full of magic and intrigue. It is well-written and has some really amazing characters. I especially love Katie's character. Things get even more complicated in this installment of the series and danger becomes even more eminent. There are enough turns and twists to keep readers entertained. I enjoyed reading it and would recommend to anyone who loves high fantasy.
P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Review: Just Love by Prescott Lane

Just Love

Synopsis

There’s two sides to every love story. The how you fell in love, and the how you fell apart.

This is ours.

The cardinal rule of friendship is you don’t mess with your friend’s sister.
That goes double when she’s his little sister.

It was just supposed to be fun.

She wasn’t supposed to end up being the love of my life.
And I definitely wasn’t supposed to break her heart.

Ainsley is a wedding dress designer. That should’ve been a warning that she’s a hopeless romantic. That should’ve clued me in that she believes love conquers all.

But there are some things that love can’t fix. I’m one of them.

She thinks love is the answer.

But love is the reason I let her go.

Review

I loved it! It is a story about love, friendship, and second chances. It's both heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. I think that it is very well-written and all the characters are amazing. It's one of those romances that touch your heart and make you feel alive. I enjoyed reading it a lot and would recommend to anyone who loves contemporary romance. This book is a must-read for all such people.

Ainsley is his best friend's little sister. They brought her up together, in fact. So, he has no right to have romantic feelings towards her but no matter how much he tries, Rhett can't help it. She is the woman for him, he is sure about that. Now, only if his best friend would let him live after this then he would be the happiest man in the world... Or so he thought. But soon he will realize that life is never predictable and he might not have any future with the woman he loves...

I think this is a beautiful story and I loved every single thing about it. I especially enjoyed how it is written from both the main characters' point of view. That way you know exactly what is going on in their heads and how exactly they feel about each other. All in all, a great read.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Review: I Love to Hate You (Marry in Haste Series #1) by Elizabeth Keysian

I Love to Hate You (Marry in Haste Series #1)

Synopsis

The first rule of setting a trap is not to get caught in it yourself…

Miss Athene Hartville must marry quickly, or risk spending the rest of her days in a gloomy garret, embroidering baby’s gowns. When her flirtatious chaperone secures an invitation to spend the week with an eccentric duke and his guests, Athene’s hopes of finding a rich husband soar. Until, that is, her childhood nemesis Viscount Rushbourne, arrives. He threatens to trample her ambitions into the dust.

Struggling to manage his ailing father, a maverick younger brother, and an unwieldy earldom, Rushbourne’s reunion with the fiery Athene is a welcome distraction. Then he uncovers a conspiracy against him that could lead to his total ruin.
His only hope is to win Athene’s heart…but can he pay the price and accept her bitter revenge?

Review

This book is a page-turner. I was hooked right from the very beginning. I've read and loved previous works by this author so I had high hopes when I started this book and I must say it is even better than what I hoped for. It is true that I'm partial to historical fictions and I do love a good enemy-to-lover story, but this book is so much more. I loved the characters. I loved how well-written it is. I loved every single detail about the settings and the situations that these characters are facing. It's intriguing, romantic, and at times very funny. All is all, I think this story is a work of art, it's perfection and I'd definitely recommend it if you like historical fiction. In fact, pick it up even if you don't like historical fiction and this book might just change your mind about the genre. The best thing is that it's easy to read and ends quite well.
Miss Athene is about to learn that it is very much possible for one to fall into one's own trap. She set out to seek revenge on her childhood tormentor but ended up falling for him. Has Viscount Rushbourne really changed that much from the time when she knew him? Or is he still the same brute pretending to be a gentleman? She is going to find out the hard way and there is nothing she can do about it.
Viscount Rushbourne doesn't remember the things Athene accuse him of. He remembers having a crush on a girl and trying stupid things to get her attention. He had no idea that she thought of him as cruel or that she was still holding a grudge after all those years. In any case, he is willing to do anything to make her see that he has changed. And that he wants her in his life, not to torment her but to love her. But does he stand a chance against years of hatred?
P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Cover Reveal: Four Meaningful Words by A.M. Guilliams




Title: Four Meaningful Words
Author: A.M. Guilliams
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Kari March Designs
Release Date: July 31, 2019



Blurb

Four words posed in a question started the beginning of our future.
Will you marry me?
Ten years of love and laughter, triumphs and failures, losses and gains later, and four words threatened to end it all.
Everything has a beginning and an end. I just never saw mine coming. Especially when I finally thought we were getting it all.
Until my husband and lifeline uttered….
I want a divorce.
Only I had four words of my own. Words that should be said out of happiness and pure joy. Words I’d been dying to say, but never could. A sentence that he may never hear now that he didn’t want to be my forever anymore.







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A.M. Guilliams is a romantic suspense and women’s fiction author who currently resides in Virginia with her husband, three children, and fur babies. Books, flip flops, coffee, chocolate, The Walking Dead, and Chicago Fire are just a few of her obsessions. Her love of books began with novels by Stephen King, Mary Higgins Clark, and the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe. When she’s not writing, you can find her down by the river with her family, curled up on the couch with a good book, or watching her favorite movies and television shows.


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Tour Stop + Excerpt: Just Love by Prescott Lane

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Just Love by Prescott Lane

Release Date: July 9, 2019

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Just Love, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by Prescott Lane.
There’s two sides to every love story. The how you fell in love, and the how you fell apart.
This is ours.
The cardinal rule of friendship is you don’t mess with your friend’s sister.
That goes double when she’s his little sister.
It was just supposed to be fun.
She wasn’t supposed to end up being the love of my life.
And I definitely wasn’t supposed to break her heart.
Ainsley is a wedding dress designer. That should’ve been a warning that she’s a hopeless romantic. That should’ve clued me in that she believes love conquers all.
But there are some things that love can’t fix. I’m one of them.
She thinks love is the answer.
But love is the reason I let her go.
A stand-alone, contemporary romance.
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Excerpt

I knew the kind of guy Rhett was. I knew serious wasn’t his thing. I knew using the word love usually sent him running for the hills. I knew it, and I did it anyway. But he wasn’t that guy with me. He and I were different. I know he loved me. I’ve loved that man since I was fifteen years old. How could I not? Forget the abs, the tan skin, those pale, sexy blue eyes. Forget the fact that his voice sends shivers down my spine. The first time we kissed, I felt my whole world shatter and fall into place at the same time. I tried to pretend to be “that” girl. The kind that can kiss a guy just for fun, screw a man and not imagine a life with him. I tried. I failed. The hopeless romantic in me wasn’t having it. My heart should’ve known better — but my heart was no match for Rhett Bennett. When Rhett and I fell apart, I broke up with social media. I have to say, that breakup was a lot easier. No hashtags, no emojis, no memes to post. Some people use social media as their therapist. I’ve seen people post play-by-plays of their divorce, or explain every detail of their latest illness or drama. I probably could’ve attracted a lot more followers if I chronicled the demise of our relationship. It’s the stuff of soap operas. But instead, I broke it off with Facebook, banned Instagram, and boycotted Twitter. Today, Facebook and I are having one last romp. Relationship status update: Single. That’s it. That one little change. I have to start somewhere. Skye’s right about that. The one part of being single I have embraced is the diet. The single woman diet consists of basically any breakfast food for dinner, coffee, and alcohol. I’ve gotten so good at it, I no longer need a grocery cart when I shop. Quick tip, don’t get a cart at the grocery store, only buy what you can hold. It’s good for the budget and the waistline. Unfortunately, that rule doesn’t work so well at clothing stores.

About Prescott

Prescott Lane is the Amazon best-selling author of Stripped Raw. She's got seven other books under her belt including: First Position, Perfectly Broken, Quiet Angel, Wrapped in Lace, Layers of Her, The Reason for Me, and The Sex Bucket List. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and holds a degree in sociology and a MSW from Tulane University. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren't enough happily ever afters in real life.

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Review: Bearly Tamed by C.D. Gorri

Bearly Tamed: A Bear Claw Tale 3 (Bear Claw Tales)

Synopsis

"He’s a Clan Enforcer who’s sworn off women. She’s human female looking for protection. Will fate bring the two of them together?"

Lacey Esmerelda Alain couldn’t help that she was born beautiful. Her face was both a blessing and curse. When a jealous suitor turns into a monster before her eyes and leaves a permanent reminder of her rejection across her cheek, she is forced to seek protection.

Daniel Devlin is the head Enforcer for the Barvale Clan. He doesn’t believe in fated mates. Not since his ex-fiancĂ©e left him standing at the altar.

He hasn’t even thought about the opposite sex! Well, except, for her, the stunning beauty his brother introduced him to a few months ago. Daniel did everything he could to forget Lacey. She didn’t belong in his world.

Finally alone, he can concentrate on his duties, but unforeseeable circumstances send her rushing into his arms. Afraid and injured, Lacey comes to Bear Claw Bakery looking for help after her psycho ex-boyfriend revealed himself to be a dangerous Shifter. Crazed with jealousy the man threatens to kill Lacey, but Daniel’s protective instincts kick in.

Can he keep things professional, or will his Bear demand he claim the beauty for his own?

Review

I loved this book! It is a great paranormal romance novel and I think that anyone who likes shifters will enjoy this story. It starts with intrigue and ends in a HEA. So, I'd say that both the beginning and the ending are perfect. The story flows smoothly and characters are well-developed. I love all the characters in this series so far. All in all, it's a great read.
Lacey is both emotionally and physically hurt. She is scared and has no idea what to do. That's when a complete stranger shows kindness and she ends up being protected by the enforcer of Barvale Clan. She knew Daniel from long ago and for some reason she trusts him instinctively. She knows in her heart that he will never hurt her. To be honest, she also finds him very attractive.
Daniel wants to rip the wold who harmed Lacey to pieces. But right now his first priority is to make her feel safe and give her time to heal. Soon he realizes how important she is to him and his bear. There is no way he will ever let her go. Together they will work through everything.
I think that this story is beautifully told. I really enjoyed reading it and can't wait to read more about Barvale Clan.

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

Monday, July 08, 2019

Review: Greed (The Deadly Seven #2) by Lana Pecherczyk

Greed (The Deadly Seven, #2)

Synopsis

Crime rages in Cardinal City. The fanatical Syndicate’s answer is to be judge, jury and executioner, even if that means destroying half the world to eradicate sin. The only thing standing in their way is a family of fearless vigilantes known as the Deadly Seven.
Griffin Lazarus’s restraint is notorious within his superhero family, the Deadly Seven. His mastery over the sin of Greed is second to none. What they don’t know, is a shameful secret drives his discipline and one slip could mean fatal consequences for anyone close to him. When he’s forced to work with a beautiful, feisty reporter poking around his personal life, his control swiftly unravels. Everything about her throws his beliefs into chaos. She’s arousing, loud and infuriating, and craving her could be his undoing—or his redemption.

Lilo Likeke, an altruistic reporter for the Cardinal Copy, is hunting the story of a lifetime. Who are the Deadly Seven, where did they come from, and why are they here? If she can nail her unicorn story, she’ll finally prove her apple falls far from her corrupt family tree. When her mobster father is kidnapped, and she’s drawn into his web of chaos, she soon learns you can’t outrun your past, but you can choose your family. Trusting the man behind the mask might kill her story, but it also might save her heart.

With the fanatical Syndicate breathing down their necks, none of it could matter if they don’t live to see another day, and Griffin has no intention of losing the woman he covets, even if that means embracing bedlam…

If you like your superhero movies and TV shows, and your paranormal romance band of brothers and fated mate books, then you'll fall head over heels with the tortured heroes and sassy heroines of The Deadly Seven.

Warning: You won't be able to stop once you start reading this book. Download and read today.

Review

I loved this book so much that it has given me a serious book hangover. Now, where am I going to find something as epic as this? Since I have read and loved the previous two books in the series, I already love the characters. They are all amazing and I enjoy how Lazarus siblings interact with each other. Lilo Likeke is one of the new characters introduced in this book. She is a perfect mate for Griffin Lazarus. These two really compliment each other and the chemistry between them is off the charts hot. So, the romance side of the side is as good as the action side of it.

Griffin Lazarus embodies the sin of greed. He is the only one of his siblings who has learned to control himself in order to keep a balance between greed and generosity. He cannot depend on something as uncertain as finding a mate because things get ugly when people like him lose control. The abilities they have are a curse and Griffin needs to be in control.

Lilo Likeke hates controlling men. It seems that Griffin is just like every other man who thinks he can control women. But she refuses to be controlled. He will have to learn to accept that or she is done. She is a reporter to whom nothing matters more than the truth. Learning about the Deadly Seven is something she has always looked forward to. She wants to be the one who reveals their true identities and the real motives behind their actions. Unfortunately, she is soon going to realize that reality is far worse than a comic book and danger surrounding them is very much real.

Lilo and Griffin and both fighting battles both external and internal. But can they trust each other completely or is it too much of a risk?
I can't wait to see what this series has in store for us next. I'm sure it will be something just as amazing as this.
P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book.

Review: How to Forgive a Highlander (The MacGregor Lairds #4) by Michelle McLean

How to Forgive a Highlander

Synopsis

William MacGregor will lie, spy, and happily die to protect his clan from their greatest enemy. But when he kidnaps the wrong woman, he triggers the very events he’d been working so hard to prevent. And puts everyone in danger.

Rose Thatcher will do anything to protect her lady and return them both safely to English soil. But the damn Highlander who snatched her off the docks has done nothing but get in her way. She’d love to ditch the bastard, but if they want to save their respective loved ones, they are going to have to stay together.

Somewhere along the grueling journey to Scotland, their constant bickering turns into something more. Something worth fighting for. But how can an English lady’s maid, who longs for the safe, comfortable life she had in London, find love with a Highlander who can’t wait to wipe England’s dust off his feet? If they can’t defeat the enemy they accidentally led home, they might not live long enough to find out.

Review

I really enjoyed reading this book. The story is quite thrilling and packed with action. Although, the romance part it a little lacking but I think the situation demanded it to be so. Rose is kidnapped by a highlander and now to stay safe she must put her trust in the hands of the very person who kidnapped her. Will knows that kidnapping Rose was a bad idea but he is worried about his kinsmen and he would do anything to protect them. Rose might have posed some kind of threat and he needed to make sure that didn't happen. Now, he is stuck with and he also needs to protect her from the men he is currently working with. He only hopes that after all of this is over she forgives him. But for now, they must first survive the ordeal they're all facing because of one villainous man.

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

New Release + Sale: Lost Valkyries MC (Box Set) by Esther E. Schmidt

OUT NOW: Lost Valkyries MC
The Complete Series: Books 1-6
Genre: MC Romance
Author: Esther E. Schmidt
Cover Design: Esther E. Schmidt
Model: Greg Woerdeman
Photographer: Golden Czermak - FuriousFotog
Release Day: July 2, 2019
Buy links: books2read.com/LostValkyriesMC
**WARNING; The Complete Lost Valkyries MC series is filled with six short, standalone romance stories. Includes: Love at first sight. Off the charts chemistry. And each story will leave you wanting more!**
Crane - The job was to prevent her from testifying. No matter the consequences or obstacles, I will get it done. Something that the woman strapped to my back will find out firsthand.
Ronin - I answer to no one. As the Prez of Lost Valkyries MC, people answer to me, not the other way around. No exceptions. Yet she made me take a turn.
Bark - Those I consider deserve to die, will be killed by me, without any remorse. Yet when my fingers slide over her skin it's as if I can feel the life slip right into me to enlighten my heart.
Paris - There's only one who carries the promise to expel your darkest fear. One they hire to deal with an enemy they can't face alone. That one? That's me. Paris might relate to the city of love, but for Lyra it's also the name of the biker that claimed her, as well as her heart.
Titan - I want to settle down with her, and only her. She's the perfect Old Lady, and I ain't a fool passing up a good thing when it's thrown into my path.
Gust - Have you ever disassembled a ticking bomb? I have. Steady as fuck hand, the longest last breath, and the will to live. There’s nothing I can’t do and I have to admit, with all my brothers claiming an Old Lady, I’ve been craving to claim one.
**Books in the Lost Valkyries MC series will each be a standalone, short story romance. Every book is passion to love at warp speed. Grip your heart because it's going to be a fast ride...so be warned!**










Review: Waterlocked: A Zodiac Shifters Paranormal Romance: Cancer (Wardens of Terra 2) by C.D. Gorri

Waterlocked: A Zodiac Shifters Paranormal Romance: Cancer (Wardens of Terra 2) (The Wardens of Terra)

Synopsis

Nathan Silvertongue is a Dragon Shifter, bound to the sign Cancer, and a Warden of Terra. Called into duty upon the disbanding of the Hounds of God, Nathan ignores the first few attempts of the Heralds to get in touch with him. Living on a tiny unmarked island, the SeaDragon left mainstream life decades ago, preferring his isolation and solitude, but that all changes when she shows up.

Phoebe Bright has been promoted to the rank of Junior Station Master by the Heralds of Terra. Her job is to wrangle and confirm assignments for her charge. If only she could find him!

Tracking down the elusive SeaDragon hasn’t been easy, but this Witch isn’t about to give up. Not even when he slams the door in her face. Literally.
If he won’t talk to her, he won’t talk to anyone! Phoebe conjures a spell that leaves the two of them on his island without any means to communicate with the outside world until they come to an agreement.

Sparks fly as tempers and lusts grow wilder with each passing day, will they survive being waterlocked with only each other?

Review

This story is amazing and I loved it. I always love stories about dragon shifters and witches. This one has both of them, so, I'd say that right there is a perfect mix of characters.

Nathan Silvertongue is a seadragon. He has lived alone on his secluded island for more than a thousand years. Even though he has stayed up to date with modern technology, he hasn't interacted with other humans or shifters in a long, long time. He is stubborn, cranky, and set in his own ways. Most important he hasn't forgiven the Wardens for using him and then discarding him as if he meant nothing.

Phoebe is a witch and also works for the Wardens of Terra. Her mission is to convince Nathan that it's time to return to the living and resume his duties. Unfortunately, he isn't receptive of her demands and then they both ended up spending time together. Soon, Nathan realizes that Phoebe is so much more than just a witch and he will do anything for her.

The world is in real peril and it's time for the Zodiac Shifters to protect it from this evil that is looming just around the corner.
It's a very well-written book. I loved the story and the characters. It's a fun and quick read. I think for all the paranormal fiction fans, this book is a must-read. I found it highly entertaining.
P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book.