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Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Fireborne by McKenzie Hunter

Fireborne
(Raven Cursed #1)
Author: McKenzie Hunter
Publication Date: November 1st, 2019
Genre: NAUrban Fantasy

Book Description:
My magic isn’t just a curse – it’s an addiction. I crave it the way some people crave chocolate. But, chocolate doesn’t kill – my magic does.

I’m Raven Cursed. When I borrow magic from someone, they die. That’s always been the case—until I met my client, the devilishly handsome and enigmatic Mephisto. He has his own brand of unique magic and a mysterious past he’s determined to keep to himself.

He knows that I’m the one to call anytime a curse goes wrong, a magical object is lost, or a rogue supernatural needs apprehending. So he offers a trade. He’ll give me his magic, and in return, I accept a job from him.

It seems like a simple deal until all hell breaks loose. We have to team up to stop a god from unleashing destruction upon the city. It leaves me to wonder: can I battle a god with the devil at my back?

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Sunday, 28 June 2020

BOOK REVIEW: I'm Possible (I Can Book 2) by Anitha Rathod


I'm Possible
Author: Anitha Rathod
Series: I Can
Genre: Picture Book
Publication Date: 3 June 2020

Book Description:
Julia loves to play with the letters. The letters teach her new words that keep her hooked to the world of books. She enjoys playing scrabble and cross words. The letters make words and the words make sentences and these sentences make the wonderful books. Julia collects news words and hangs them up on her wall and learns their meanings. The joyful letters are happy to jump around on her wall. One day, Julia comes across a word that acts strangely on the wall. They refuse to stay together as a word and want to stay apart unless Julia promises to change their meaning. Learn how Julia discovers the new meaning for the word, 'IMPOSSIBLE.'

In the last book, "The silent T," Julia learns that the letter T is silent when one says, 'I can't' and now in this book she discovers the new meaning to the word, 'Impossible.' A captivating book that teaches young kids that nothing is impossible if one has the determination and the will to follow their dreams. A book that inspires never give up attitude.

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MY REVIEW

Julia loves to learn, especially when it comes to learning new words. She comes across a dilemmma one day as the new word she is learning decides it wants to change its meaning. Julie comes to learn that there could be more than one meaning to a word and you can turn something negative into something postive as long as you are determined to never give up and willing to try new things. There's a great lesson here for young minds that I think was very well delivered. Julia's will and determination came across well and not forced, which I think is very important when it comes to garnering a child's full attention for them to truly capture the essence and theme of the book.

I loved the illustrations and the playful imagination throughout the book (Julia riding a letter, for instance). This was a very engaging read indeed.

VERDICT


Award: Gold
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
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Friday, 26 June 2020

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Betting on Sin by Maria Ann Green


Betting on Sin
Author: Maria Ann Green
Publication Date: June 26th, 2020
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Book Description:
Greta has been here before. Like, literally. She was just in this Las Vegas penthouse a couple months ago. Back then she was meeting Finn, the handsome bachelor looking for love, on The Lock—the most popular reality dating TV show around. But when she was here last time she was dumped, and went home alone instead of engaged. Life sucks sometimes.

But, other times, that same life has a beautiful way of showing you why it sucked so hard before – so you can appreciate what comes next even more. Because now Greta is the next lucky bachelorette to have thirty or so men worshiping her while she breaks up with them one at a time. It’s weird to be recognized in public, and even weirder to have so many dudes fighting over her. Actually after just a couple days it’s kind of exhausting, especially when she’d rather send all but a couple of them home. Be careful what you wish for, right?

Throughout the whirlwind Greta spends more time with her personal cameraman, Oliver, than she does on Trysts with the guys she’s supposed to be falling in love with. And the more time she spends with Oliver the less she wants to spend with anyone else. Anyone. Even the guys here for her. It gets worse too. The fact that he’s behind the scenes instead of on the big screen…it’s not the only problem. He also has a girlfriend. And that’s a line Greta won’t cross. But she can’t stop wishing she’d met him before all of this craziness.

Will Greta get her head together long enough to focus on following the rules of the show, or will she screw up this second shot at love too?

*Content Warning: sex, alcohol use, and language*

If you like reality dating TV shows, romances with steam and heart, female leads with no time for conflict or bullshit, and redheads, then Betting On Sin might be your next favorite book. It has plenty of awkward moments, friends to lovers, and promises the most dramatic season finale yet. It’ll keep you up way too late, reading just one more chapter all night.

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Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Why Can't Freshman Summer Be Like Pizza? by Andy V. Roamer

Why Can’t Freshman Summer Be Like Pizza?
(The Pizza Chronicles #2)
Author: Andy V. Roamer
Publication Date: June 1st, 2020
Genre: YA Contemporary

Book Description:
RV, having successfully completed his freshman year at the demanding Boston Latin School, is hoping for a great summer. He’s now fifteen years old and looking forward to sharing many languid summer days with his friend Bobby, who’s told him he has gay feelings too. But life and family and duties for a son of immigrant parents makes it difficult to steal time away with Bobby.

Bobby, too, has pressures. He spends part of the summer away at football camp, and his father pushes him to work a summer job at a friend’s accounting firm. Bobby takes the job grudgingly, wanting to spend any extra time practicing the necessary skills to make Latin’s varsity football team.

On top of everything, RV’s best friend Carole goes away for the summer, jumping at an opportunity to spend it with her father in Paris. Luckily, there is always Mr. Aniso, RV’s Latin teacher, to talk to whenever RV is lonely. He’s also there for RV when he inadvertently spills one of Bobby’s secrets, and Bobby is so angry RV is afraid he is ready to cut off the friendship.

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Cover Reveal - Parker by Giulia Lagomarsino


Parker
(Reed Security, #25)
Author: Giulia Lagomarsino
Publication Date: July 3rd, 2020
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Book Description:
Parker
I’ve been disgraced. I have nothing left to my name after being dishonorably discharged from the military. But I was falsely accused. It doesn’t matter though. It would take a Presidential pardon for me to get my life back, and I don’t see that happening anytime soon. But then Knight walked into my life and offered me a chance at redemption. I don’t want to believe that it could be true, but I’m ready to go along for the ride and see what happens. That’s how I met her. She threw me through a window, but that won’t stop me from seeing her again.

Blake
You know that phrase ‘I’ve gotten myself into a pickle’? Well, this is a huge pickle. I thought I knew what I was doing when I ran, but this is so much more involved than I ever imagined. I didn’t think someone else would show up at the senator’s house where I was digging up information. I also didn’t expect him to be so hot or to follow me. And I really didn’t expect him to attack me. But I know how to defend myself, so I’m not too worried about it. Now I just have to stay hidden until I can figure out what’s going on. But nothing in my life seems to be going as planned lately. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised when he shows up yet again.

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About the Author
I'm a stay at home mom that loves to read. Some of my favorite titles are Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Horatio Hornblower. I started writing when I was trying to come up with suggestions on ways I could help bring in some extra money. I came up with the idea that I could donate plasma because you could earn an extra $500/month. My husband responded with, "No. Find something else. Write a blog. Write a book." I didn't think I had anything to share on blog that a thousand other mothers hadn't already thought of. I decided to take his challenge seriously and sat down to write my first book, Jack. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed writing. From there, the stories continued to flow and I haven't been able to stop. I hope my readers enjoy my books as much as I enjoy writing them. Between reading, writing, and taking care of three small kids, my days are quite full.

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Monday, 22 June 2020

Cover Reveal - Relentless Stranger by Inger Iversen


Relentless Stranger
Author: Inger Iversen
Publication Date: TBA
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Book Description:
He ain’t no hero. But he’s not throwing a half-starved kid to the wolves…

Eddie Houston wears the Blackwater Renegades MC “Nomad” rocker, serving as the club’s eyes and ears out west. Otherwise, the ex-convict turned junkyard picker and bouncer keeps to himself. He owes nobody, and he likes it that way.

When a scruffy, half-starved kid with defiant blue eyes and an attitude to match is left on his doorstep, Eddie knows for sure “Lucky” ain’t his. And he ain’t no do-gooder. But the girl needs help, and his MC brothers will know what to do. Besides, while he’s visiting the club, he’s likely to find a hot woman to break his long, cold, dry spell.

A dangerous biker’s arms could be the safest place for her heart…

Vivi Sinclair, new hire at Blackwater, Kentucky’s battered women’s shelter, has come to the MC’s party looking for a little adventure on the edge. The rough-around-the-edges biker at the bar is just what she needs, and soon the night is headed for a red-hot climax.

But when Lucky is kidnapped, Vivi has seconds to make a choice. Stay safely behind, or jump in Wes’s truck and help him get the girl back. So begins a wild ride where Vivi has to decide where the greatest danger lies – the kidnappers, or the hardcore biker with blood in his eye.




About the Author
Inger Iversen is an American author residing in Virginia. She lives for bringing her fictional characters from darkness to light through self-discovery and passion. From her emotionally gripping, new adult Few Are Angels series that builds in intensity and intrigue to a finale you won't see coming, to her international bestselling interracial romance dubbed "one of the most emotionally gripping" books of the summer, Inger breathes life into her fiction through her enthusiasm and devotion to writing. Her influences range from life experiences and daydreams, Inger spends her time in the writing cave and fantasizing of the day she can figure out how to Weird Science her characters to life.

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Sunday, 21 June 2020

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Out of My League by Sarah Sutton

Out of My League
Author: Sarah Sutton
Publication Date: June 16th, 2020
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Book Description:
It’s all fun and games until someone catches feelings.

Sophia Wallace is convinced her life is over when her high school cuts the journalism program. Without the elective, she loses her chance to intern with the biggest newspaper company in the county, and why? All because the baseball team needs more funding.

To make matters worse, her boyfriend publicly dumps her at a party, which is mortifying. But the icing on the cake is when the captain of the baseball team and the most popular guy at Bayview High, Walsh Hunter, decides to be chivalrous. He jumps in, throws his arm around Sophia, and declares his undying love for her. In front of everyone.

Suddenly, Sophia is thrown into a world of fake relationships and undercover journalism, and she realizes she’s way, way out of her league.

Good thing she’s got the team captain to teach her how to play.

But faced with choosing between saving her journalism class or her newfound feelings for Walsh, will she strike out or hit a home run?

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Saturday, 20 June 2020

Book Blitz & Giveway - Deception and Desire by Aubrey Wynne

Deception and Desire
Author: Aubrey Wynne
Publication Date: June 16th, 2020
Genre: Adult Historical Romance

Book Desciption:
Two rebellious souls… An innocent deception… One scorching catastrophe…

Welcome to book 1 in the MacNaughton Castle Romance by Aubrey Wynne. Read for Free in Kindle Unlimited!

Fenella Franklin is too tall, too intelligent, and has no title. Her talents lie in numbers and a keen business mind, not in the art of flirtation. When she becomes the object of a cruel wager during her come-out in London, she vows to put off the penniless noblemen vying for her sizeable dowry. But her season is cut short after her mother discovers the subterfuge, and Fenella retreats to Scotland.

Lachlan MacNaughton has neither the temperament nor the patience to be the next MacNaughton chief, preferring to knock heads together rather than placate bickering clansmen. He readily accepts a reprieve to help with the family’s textile mill in Glasgow. A sizzling chance encounter in the rain introduces him to the new female bookkeeper. His grandfather may want him back in the Highlands, but his heart has been lost in the Lowlands.

The attraction between Fenella and Lachlan sparks a passion not even two rebellious souls can deny.

But an innocent deception tests their newfound love and threatens the freedom they both crave.

A MacNaughton Castle Romance
Book 1 – Deception and Desire
Book 2 – An Allusive Love
Book 3 – A Bonny Pretender

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Thursday, 18 June 2020

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Taste My Wrath by Debbie Cassidy

Taste My Wrath
(The Iron Fae #1)
Author: Debbie Cassidy
Publication Date: June 18th, 2020
Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy

Book Description:
A dead earth, a handful of survivors, and a game that could wipe out humanity.

I was one of the few humans to be saved by the shining ones. Powerful beings who came from the stars just in time to stop the annihilation of mankind.

But they’ve been here before.

Earth was once their home and humanity has another name for them. Fae.

Now we live in iron cities paying for haven as workers and conscripted warriors.

We owe them after all.

Until they ask too much.

The Regency Tournament is about to begin. A test of prowess for the shining ones to determine which House will rule their people for the next century.

And we humans? We’re the prey.

But I didn’t survive earths almost destruction to be hunted like a beast.

If I’m going to go down, then I’ll be taking these pointy eared wankers with me.

And I have an advantage. A shadow companion—protective but tough. My mentor has trained me in the art of survival. With his smooth dulcet tones in my head, and his shadowy form at my back, I’ll no longer be prey.

And when I hunt the shining ones, they won’t even see me coming.

An Urban Fantasy Romance adventure. Experience the magic of the Fae set against a Post-Apocalyptic back drop in a dystopian world.

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Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Book Blitz & Giveaway - The Prince’s Bride by J.J. McAvoy

The Prince’s Bride
(The Prince’s Bride #1)
Author: J.J. McAvoy
Publication Date: October 29th, 2020
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance

Book Description:
He is a spoiled playboy prince whose family is in desperate need of money.

She’s an American heiress who can only get her inheritance through marriage.

According to their families they are a perfect match.

According to each other, arranged marriages have no place in modern times and this could not possibly work.

But Prince Galahad “Gale” of Ersovia is bound by duty to obey the crown anyway.

Odette Wyntor doesn’t give a damn, she doesn’t want to get married.

Can he change her mind?

Can she even handle what it means to be royal, if he did?

The Prince’s Bride is Part 1 of a 2 part series.

Part 2 arrives a month later.

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Monday, 15 June 2020

Cover Reveal - Sleeping With Shadows by Rachel Hailey


Sleeping With Shadows
Author: Rachel Hailey
Published by: FyreSyde Publishing
Publication Date: September 22nd, 2020
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance

Book Description:
Once The King of Nightmares, Ashe lost everything when he was betrayed. Released from prison, he’s got one goal: Stay Free. To make that happen he’ll have to rescue the girl who stole his crown while saving the court he’d rather see burn. But he can’t do it alone. He needs Callie.

Abused, neglected, and finally shunned by The Court of Light, Callie is done with court politics. It’s just too damned bad Ashe doesn’t care. He’s arrogant, manipulative, and dangerous. Everything she’s been taught to fear. It would be so easy to hate him, but the sadness in his gaze calls to her heart, and his touch awakens her own darkness. She has never wanted anyone more.

Callie is Ashe’s darkest desire, but to earn his freedom and prevent the destruction of humanity, she must embrace the destiny that will keep them apart. But is the safety of the world worth losing the kind of love he’s only dreamed of?



About the Author
Rachel Hailey was born and raised in the South. She's all about that nerd life and in between writing she's dedicated herself to raising the next generation of nerds.If she's not online or staring at a book she can usually be found at the local game store rolling dice, shuffling cards, or planning her next cosplay.

Her childhood was most prominently shaped by the works of R.L. Stine, Stephen King, Anne Rice and the Brothers Grimm.

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Sunday, 14 June 2020

BOOK REVIEW: Beyond the Fence by Sheldon Peart

Beyond the Fence
Author: Sheldon Peart
Genre: Crime / Thriller / Suspense
Publication Date: 16th October 2016

Book Description:
Frustrated by constant praedial thieves, Victor Buddom erects an electrified fence on his property in rural Jamaica. After a man is electrocuted and another brutally murdered, the fence becomes the centre of a shocking mystery.

The handsome and experienced Inspector Donovan Black is assigned to the case, but things take a turn for the worse when his colleague is found murdered on the Buddom property. Determined to uncover the truth, Inspector Black launches his investigation but an ingenious plan to conceal murder sets him off on conflicting leads. With puzzling and chilling evidence pointing to several persons, including a respected businessman and the undercover leader of a criminal gang, questions emerge about whether the police will manage to unearth the real story.

A searing and suspenseful tale filled with plots and counter plots, blackmail and seduction, the exciting thriller leaves the reader constantly guessing and on the brink of unimaginable reveals.

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MY REVIEW

This is the third book I have read by Peart, all three of which were captivating and intriguing, but I must say Beyond the Fence is my favourite read so far by Peart as it went that little step further in connecting with me on a deeper level than the other two books I read, which I connected with more on a superficial level. I found the unraveling of the intricate plot rather exciting and engaging. Peart always has a way of drawing me into the story and making me feel like I'm right there with tbe characters as they try to solve the many riddles, and this book was no different.

Right off the bat, we're thrown into a shady world of deception, having no idea who to trust. A bid to protect his property by erecting an electrifying fence turns more deadly than Victor Buddom had intended. With multiple dead bodies turning up on the Buddom property, including his colleague, Inspector Donovan Black is determined to find the culprit, a task that could very well lead to him to his own grave. This was a very thrilling read with many twists and turns, secrets and revelations that will keep readers on their toes. Although I was more drawn to the plot than to the characters, I found the depiction of the untrustworthy and illicit nature of these characters to be well portayed despite me not being too fond of the characters. What I also appreciated was the author's ability to seamlessly interweave mutliple sub-plots without detering from the main plot or creating any form of confusion.

This was certainly worth the read. It's full of suspense and drama that will keep readers glued to the very end.

VERDICT


Award: Gold
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
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Friday, 12 June 2020

Book Blitz & Giveaway - The Longing of Lone Wolves by Lana Pecherczyk

The Longing of Lone Wolves
(Fae Guardians, #1)
Author: Lana Pecherczyk
Publication Date: June 8th, 2020
Genre: Adult Fantasy / Romance

Book Description:
He bargained with her to break his curse. She stole his heart instead.

Rush is a Fae Guardian, a wolf-shifter whose enhanced abilities have made him a ruthless protector of Elphyne. His job is to protect the realm from the human enemy, and to ensure the sins of the past never come to pass again lest magic die forever. But one night of weakness resulted in a curse worse than death – exile. He now spends his lonely time longing to be part of the living, once again protecting them from monsters… until one washes up on the shores of his lake.

Clarke is human. She’s beautiful, feisty, and fierce. She’s also the only person who can see him, speak to him, and touch him. 

If he hands her over to the Order, she’s his ticket to having his curse removed. The more he learns about this human enemy, the more he realizes she’s not the monster he’s been trained to believe. In fact, she’s capable of inciting passion he’d never dreamed possible again, but Clarke has a message from the past… sins are already repeating. This time, if they don’t stop the coming evil, it won’t just be magic that dies. It will be everything.

The Witcher meets Beauty and the Beast in this gripping, epic fantasy featuring steamy romance, a dash of time travel, a band of brothers, shifters, fae protectors and their strong willed women from our time. If you love your books full of page turning action, intrigue, and romantic tension then this book is for you. For fans of Kristen Ashley’s Fantastical series or Sarah J Maas’s adult fantasy romance.

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Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Book Blitz & Giveaway - False Start Fairy Tale by Kelly St-Laurent

False Start Fairy Tale
Author: Kelly St-Laurent
Publication Date: June 9th, 2020
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Book Description:
Adèle Villeneuve is attempting the impossible. At twenty-four she’s opened an events company in her small French village, which at last count has a population of 1501. Even her parents tried to stop her. But Adèle has a plan. Or, at least she did.

Then the Reniers returned to town.

Aside from the dilapidated chateau that’s sat in ruin for the past forty years, Saint-Germain is known for one other thing: a bitter feud between the Reniers and the Villeneuves that has gone on for so long no one remembers how it started. It’s practically folklore, a hatred so deep it ended with the Reniers leaving France back in the eighties, never to be seen or heard from again.

Until now.

With the feud reignited, Adèle’s quiet life is upended. Even more so when she finds out that the Reniers are not only refurbishing the chateau but also opening a competing events company. When Finn Renier, the alluring son of her father’s enemy, offers her a truce that could save her business, she makes a decision that goes against her family, a choice that changes everything.

As she finds herself falling for the one person she’s not supposed to, secrets and lies become entangled, a dangerous truth threatening to be revealed.

Because Finn isn’t all that he seems.

And the Reniers didn’t just return to Saint-Germain for a fresh start.

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Monday, 8 June 2020

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Withstanding the Enemy by T.L. Mahrt

Withstanding the Enemy
Author: T.L. Mahrt
Publication Date: January 31st, 2020
Genre: Adult Romance / Suspense

Book Description:
Emma Andrews was orphaned at a young age with no family to turn to. Tired of the broken foster-care system, and believing it was her only option, she runs to a multi-millionaire with a reputation of hiring young women. It is only then that she learns what real monsters look like…

Emma uses her overactive imagination to help her get through the toughest of days. By daydreaming a life full of love and freewill, she manages her colorless prison, but even in her wildest dreams, she would have never imagined it could become a reality. That is, until she meets Chance, a man willing to lay his life down to save hers.

But what Emma doesn’t expect is to fight her own personal demons—her heart.

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