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Monday, 30 September 2019

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Unintentional Obsession by Layla Stone

Unintentional Obsession
(Lotus Adaamas Series #2)
Author: Layla Stone
Publication Date: September 25th, 2019

Genre: Adult Romance / Science Fiction

Book Description:
Every year Shine visits his mother’s grave. No one has ever dared to interrupt his day of sorrow.

Except today. An old enemy stops by, not to pay his respects but to demand Shine take in a snobby female that works in his lab. To keep her from leaving the planet he’s bound both Shine and the female with a bracelet that will electrocute them if they stray too far apart.

If Shine doesn’t do what he’s told, he dies.

If the female doesn’t do what she’s told, they both die.

Shine’s patience, loyalty and love have never been tested like this before.


Note to reader: This is a slow burn Sci-Fi Romance that can be read as a standalone.


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Friday, 27 September 2019

Book Blitz & Giveaway - To Kill a Fae by Jamie A. Waters

To Kill a Fae
(The Dragon Portal Series, #1)
Author: Jamie A. Waters
Publication Date: September 26th, 2019
Genre: Adult Fantasy

Book Description:
The darkness holds more than just secrets…

Marked for death, Sabine escaped from her home and fled to a human city.

But the Wild Hunt will never give up.

For more than a decade, she’s kept her head down and avoided talking about her past.

Even the best-laid plans eventually fall apart…

When a charismatic stranger arrives, Sabine is unwittingly drawn to him and his power. Keeping her distance is nearly impossible, especially after a life debt is called due and she’s tasked with helping him steal a rare artifact.

In order to break the magical barriers protecting the item and save her companions, Sabine will be forced to drop her glamour and reveal her true identity.

The Fae aren’t the only ones hunting her.

And the most dangerous monsters aren’t always confined to the dark.

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Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Alec by Giulia Lagomarsino

Alec
(Reed Security, #15)
Author: Giulia Lagomarsino
Publication Date: September 25th, 2019
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Book Description:
Alec is book 17 in the Reed Security series and it is recommended that they are read in order.

Alec
I’ve been chasing this damn woman for three years. Our relationship is finally out in the open and I’m not letting this chance slip past me. I will make her mine, and there won’t be any room for arguments. There’s the slight problem of Craig, our other teammate. He knows what we do in the other rooms at night, or during the day, and that leaves us in a bit of a predicament. But we’ll work it out. I always get my woman, and Florrie is all mine.

Florrie
It took me by surprise when I fell for Alec. I hadn’t intended to ever sleep with my teammate, but then one day, he was there and so damn sexy. It was just supposed to be sex, nothing more. But he kept pushing and then one day, it was out in the open. Everyone knew and there was no way for me to stop what was happening. Except, there’s just one problem, I’ve got a secret that ensures we’ll never be together in the way he wants. Now I just have to find a way to tell him.


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Monday, 23 September 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Lilly Camara Gets in a Pickle by Linda Estela

Lilly Camara Gets in a Pickle
Lilly Camara, Book 2
Author: Linda Estela
Publication Date: February 23rd, 2018
Genre: MG Coming of Age

Book Description:
In Book 2 of the Lilly Camara series, the awkward boy-girl drama continues when Lilly's best friend Cole is strangely pursued by the most popular and snobby girl in their class. Certain this flirty heart-breaker is out to cause Cole and the Cubs to throw away their season, Lilly is determined to blow the whistle on her. In Lilly Camara Gets in a Pickle, our star catcher finds herself in the middle of more than one case of foul play. Lilly is worried that the high school coach will prevent her from playing baseball next year. Unfortunately, Lilly holds a secret, which if revealed, could strike out her baseball career for good. Once again, Lilly and friends find that together they can get through the challenges of growing up, and become champions in the game of life.

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MY REVIEW

And the game continues.

Justin's broken leg means he's out for the little league season, and it's up to the team to find a replacement to fill his spot. To make matters worse, Cole's mind isn't in the game, what with Becka Langley, the school's resident hot girl, suddenly showing an interest in him, which becomes a clear distraction. Cole's lack of focus leaves the team in a more vulnerable position, which isn't a good look for last season's champs. When Lily learns that Becca's intentions with Cole isn't genuine, she's left in a compromising position. Does she tell Cole and hurt his feelings and hope it won't further affect his game or spare his feelings and risk them losing out on the game? Either way, her decision isn't easy. On top of all this, Lilly is worried whether or not she'll be able to play high school baseball as Coach Cahill and his old-fashioned outlook may hinder her chances of playing baseball with the boys.

I enjoyed this book as much as I enjoyed Lilly's first adventure. You can see the characters are maturing and are having to face the challenges that comes with growing up. I appreciate the author's focus on the characters' friendship and not on trying to force a romantic relationship between them. If any romantic feelings were to develop over the course of the series, I imagine it would seem a lot more genuine than if it were to be introduced to us now. The baseball matches are my favourite scenes, but even more so, I really enjoy the friendship between these characters. It feels authentic, and they are very engaging characters.

It was a thoroughly good read, and if the series continues, I look forward to delving back into Lilly's world.

VERDICT


Award: Platinum
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Source: Own copy

Friday, 20 September 2019

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Dark Water by Lia Davis & L.A. Boruff

Dark Water: A Collective World Novel
(Academy’s Rise, #2)
Authors: Lia Davis & L.A. Boruff
Publication Date: September 13th, 2019
Genre: NA Paranormal Romance / Reverse Harem

Book Description:
As firstborn, my sister, Meda, will be High Alpha to all the lycans and vampires in the world—The Collective. She’s just found her mates and one of the three is heir to a huge witch Circle, which will one day unite the three major paranormal races.

I dodged a major bullet there. Thank Lucifer. I’m not a leader. I’m not someone to look up to. I like to do my own thing and go my own way.

Unfortunately, I’m pretty sure I’m fighting a mating bond myself. As if I needed three guys hanging on to my every freaking word.

And now, I’m having visions of what’s to come. It isn’t pretty.

My sisters and I must race against time to figure out what the vision means and how to stop the pending evil from destroying everyone we love.

Failure isn’t an option.

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Cover Reveal & Giveaway - The Call of Death by R.J. Garcia


The Call of Death
Author: R.J. Garcia
Published by: Parliament House
Publication Date: November 5th, 2019
Genre: YA Romance / Suspense

Book Description:
Fourteen-year-old Hannah Priestly crashes into a terrifying future but wakes up in her dorm room now knowing the name of an infamous serial killer, Norman Biggs. He will attack her in the future unless she and her three male friends can change fate.

Hannah is a suntanned, obsessive-compulsive, California girl dropped off at an English boarding school by her celebrity mother. Hannah has difficulty understanding algebra let alone her increasingly dark visions. Rory Veer is Hannah’s smart, easy-going and romantically challenged friend and school crush. When Norman Biggsunexpectedly appears in Rory’s reality, terror is set in motion. It is Rory who must acknowledge a past he has denied if the mystery is to be unraveled.





About the Author
R.J. Garcia is a wife and proud mom. She earned her MSW and worked with foster children and as a school social worker. Writing has been her other great love. She has published several non-fiction pieces. She has been writing short-stories for as long as she can remember. To her amazement, those short stories became novels!

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Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Merged by Jim Kroepfl & Stephanie Kroepfl

Merged
Author: Jim and Stephanie Kroepfl
Published by: Month9Books
Publication Date: September 17th, 2019
Genre: YA Romance / Science Fiction

Book Description:
Seven of our country’s most gifted teens will become Nobels, hosts for the implantation of brilliant Mentor minds, in an effort to accelerate human progress.

But as the line between what’s possible and what’s right, draws ever blurrier, the teens discover everything has a cost.

Scientists have created an evolved form of living known as Merged Consciousness, and sixteen-year-old Lake finds herself unable to merge with her Mentor.

Lake, the Nobel for Chemistry and Orfyn, the Nobel for Art, are two from among the inaugural class of Nobels, and with the best intent and motivation. But when Stryker, the Nobel for Peace, makes them question the motivation of the scientists behind the program, their world begins to unravel.

As the Nobels work to uncover the dark secrets of the program’s origins, everyone’s a suspect and no one can be trusted, not even the other Nobels.

As the Mentors begin to take over the bodies and minds of the Nobels, Lake and Orfyn must find a way to regain control before they lose all semblance or memory of their former selves.

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Saturday, 14 September 2019

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Shadow Caster by Debbie Cassidy

Shadow Caster
(The Nightwatch Academy #1)
Author: Debbie Cassidy
Publication Date: September 10th, 2019
Genre: NA Romance / Urban Fantasy

Book Description:
Murdering humans is a huge no-no and comes with an off-with-your-head sentence. Doesn’t matter if you don’t remember doing the crime.

I killed a human, and no, it wasn’t on purpose, but that shit doesn’t matter to the council. I’m facing death. So, when I’m offered a deal to avoid execution, I’d be a fool not to take it, even if it means leaving the human world and urban life behind to enroll in the Nightwatch Academy – a gothic monstrosity hidden from human eyes, located way too close to the largest tear in the fabric of our reality.

It would be fun if I had any inclination of becoming a member of the Watch or supporting the shadow knights at keeping the Formorian threat at bay. But heck, the monsters beyond the mist aren’t my problem. I have personal demons to deal with.

Once I’m out, the Watch can shove it.

But one sip from the ceremonial goblet and my plans to coast are out of the window as my powers spark to life.

I’m an anomaly, one the Watch won’t be letting walk any time soon.

My only comfort is a man who prides himself on his ability to harness pain. Battle scarred and formidable, he’s my tutor, my mentor, and the object of some super saucy dreams. He’s completely off limits and my only hope of surviving my first test.

I’ll need to harness my powers fast.

There can be no distractions.

But when my fellow cadets start going missing then returning with no memory of who they used to be and my best friend is taken, turning a blind eye is no longer an option.

Allies are limited when you’re a freak. Luckily, I don’t need a cheer squad to get shit done.  Whoever is responsible better watch out. I’m coming for them, and I’ll be bringing the pain.

The Vampire Academy meets Game of Thrones in this kick-ass, supernatural academy, Urban Fantasy Romance.

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Thursday, 12 September 2019

Book Blitz & Giveaway - The Last Huntsman by Page Morgan

The Last Huntsman
Author: Page Morgan
Publication Date: September 9th, 2019
Genre: YA Fantasy

Book Description:
No women. No children. No torture. The Huntsman has his rules.

For years, Tobin has done his emperor’s bidding, eliminating threats to the Empire of Morvansk. But when he is ordered to kill the lovely Princess Mara, Tobin’s absolute loyalty ends. The emperor’s punishment is swift and lethal, and Tobin is left with only one desire: vengeance.

Stay quiet. Stay hidden. Stay free. These are the rules Ever lives by.

Raised as a boy by her overprotective father, Ever has something the Morvansk emperor covets: mirror magic. With it, she can see anyone, anywhere, through the mirror’s glass. The emperor stole her mother years ago for this same magic, and now, he wants Ever, too.

When Ever’s mirror shows the wounded rebel huntsman approaching her village, she’s compelled to help him. But as Tobin and Ever grow closer, and their secrets intertwine, they’ll have to follow the rules they’ve always lived by—or break free from them, once and for all.

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Monday, 9 September 2019

Book Blitz & Giveaway - No More Bad Dates by Kate O'Keeffe


No More Bad Dates
((High Team #1) (Cozy Cottage Café, #5))
Author: Kate O’Keeffe
Publication Date: September 5th, 2019
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Book Description:
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “The perfect fun-filled escape from reality. Kate O’Keeffe at her delightful best!”- Whitney Dineen, bestselling author of Relatively Normal

Three friends form the No More Bad Dates Pact: stop dating the wrong guys and start dating the right ones – weirdos and jerks need not apply.

Twenty-five-year-old Sophie McCarthy’s career is virtually nonexistent, her family expects her to “do something important” with her life, and she’s totally sick of dating the wrong guys: the self-absorbed, the arrogant, the borderline criminally insane.

After she’s unceremoniously dumped during the vows at her boss’s wedding, she and her two equally disappointed-in-love best friends agree to help each other find decent guys to date. Together, they form the No More Bad Dates Pact: stop dating the wrong guys and start dating the right ones–weirdos and jerks need not apply.

When Sophie’s roommate Jason Christie–a.k.a. doctor-in-training and serial nurse-dater–joins the pact, he vows to weed out the bad ones for her. But with his rejection of every guy Sophie meets, she begins to wonder if he’s got an ulterior motive. And anyway, why does she always have so much more fun with Jason than with the guys she’s actually trying to date?

While desperately seeking her “happy for now,” could Sophie stumble into her “happily ever after?”

High Tea is a spin-off of Kate O’Keeffe’s bestselling Cozy Cottage Café series. Escape to New Zealand in this fun, feel-good chick lit series!

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “I love this book! If you want a novel you won’t be able to put down and will leave you with a smile on your face after you finish it, this is a great choice! So sweet and romantic!” – Annabelle Costa, bestselling author of My Perfect Ex-Boyfriend

Books in the High Tea series:
Book 1: No More Bad Dates
Book 2: No More Terrible Dates – releasing very soon!
Book 3: No More Horrible Dates – releasing soon!

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Saturday, 7 September 2019

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Sacrifices by Roxanna Rose

Sacrifices
(Legacy Series, #3)
Author: Roxanna Rose
Publication Date: September 1st, 2019
Genre: YA Paranormal / Romance

Book Description:
Morrigan, Goddess of Uncontrollable Lust and Killing Rage, is trapped in the mind of the immortal she created. For more than 2000 years they search for the means to destroy the Goddess Brighid, freeing Morrigan’s trapped spirit and allowing her to release the full malevolence of her power on the mortal realm.

Jenna thought her grandmother’s eccentric behavior was a product of the tragedy that left them as their family’s only survivors. Learning the truth of her family’s connection to the Goddess Brigid, Jenna is plunged into a legacy she never asked for as she becomes hunted by the murderous Goddess Morrigan. Can she survive a world she never knew existed?

Greagoir spent more than two millennia reveling in the carnage and lust that came with being the chosen immortal of Morrigan. But when he looks at Jenna, he sees the face of his beloved Genovefa, the woman he lost long ago. Is he willing to cross Morrigan and sacrifice his freedom?

The Otherworld demands sacrifices. Someone will pay the ultimate one.

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Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Book Blitz & Giveaway - In Over Her Head: Lights, Camera, Anxiety by Krysten Lindsay Hager

In Over Her Head: Lights, Camera, Anxiety
(The Cecily Taylor Series, #2)
Author: Krysten Lindsay Hager
Publication Date: September 3rd, 2019
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Book Description:
Cecily feels like she has it all: great best friends, the beginnings of a career as a model/actress, and she’s dating her favorite singer, Andrew Holiday. Then Cecily’s best friend Lila begins to ditch her every time Lila’s boyfriend calls. Cecily feels lost, but she and Andrew begin connecting more and she’s never been in a relationship where she felt so understood. Andrew even begins to confide in her about his anxiety. Soon Cecily experiences her own anxiety on a magazine photo shoot, but she manages to impress the magazine staff. Just when it seems like all her dreams are coming true, everything comes crashing down when a photo of Andrew with another girl appears online. He swears nothing happened, but Cecily is crushed. She feels like she’s lost two of the people closest to her. Was her perfect relationship real or was she in over her head?

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Sunday, 1 September 2019

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Kingdom Cold by Brittni Chenelle

Kingdom Cold
Author: Brittni Chenelle
Publication Date: September 1st, 2019
Genre: YA Fantasy

Book Description:
Beware: a binge awaits.

Deliciously dark, romantic and gripping, the Kingdom Cold trilogy now can be yours in a dazzling collection.

Kingdom Cold follows the impulsive, teenage princess, Charlotte, as she attempts to murder her betrothed. But an arranged marriage is only the beginning of her problems, for the world as she knows it is falling apart. Her kingdom faces total destruction at the hands of Merlin and Lancelot, leaders of power-crazed Camelot.

Will wicked King Arthur prove, once and for all, that ruthless deeds create the legend? Can Princess Charlotte sacrifice love to save her home?

Only one can reign.

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