Friday 30 September 2022

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Green House Haunting by Olivia York

Green House Haunting: An Andy Watts Ghost Column
Author: Olivia York
Publication Date: September 29th, 2022
Genre: NA Mystery / Supernatural / Suspense

Book Description:
A terrible tragedy dead and buried. Can a young woman dig up the haunted truth without falling into madness?

Andy Watts needs a break. So when the struggling journalist is asked to revisit a fifty-year-old mystery, she jumps at the chance to move into an abandoned house and honor her long-gone mom by becoming a respected reporter. But she’s shocked when she discovers not only did a polio-stricken boy disappear from within its rooms, but his mother took a fatal tumble down the stairs.

Stonewalled by the locals and unnerved by unexplained events in the eerie home, Andy fears the town would rather bury evidence than admit one of their own could commit murder. And with the ghostly image of a youngster in leg braces persisting, she’s terrified by hints that the awful answer is calling from beyond the grave.

Can Andy deliver justice for the voiceless before she becomes the next victim?

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Monday 26 September 2022

BOOK REVIEW - A Lovely Paradox by Mahiraj Jadeja

A Lovely Paradox
Author: Mahiraj Jadeja
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Erotica / Adventure / Novella
Publication Date: 19th January 2017

Book Description:
When Raj, a common Indian man whose background was traditional and religious falls in love with Bella living in USA through Facebook., being innocent and crazy in love, he went for an american job visa against his parents wishes selling his ancestral land to meet her love and propose her for marriage but there was to lot to prove that whether his love for her was real or was it just plain lust?

This is a quick read novella and would be suitable for readers who enjoy whirlwind romances that are unpredictable. Erotic, highly emotional and sensitive, A Lovely Paradox is a novella which will surprise you, and will make you deeply move with a twist that no one expected in the end!

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Raj sells his ancestral home in Mumbai, India, and heads to Los Angeles, USA, in the name of love. After meeting Bella online via Facebook, Raj fell in love, and, convinced that he and Bella are destined to be together, against the wishes of his parents, he packs up and heads off for an adventure of a lifetime. Bella, unaware of Raj's intention to confess his love, believes his trip is for the purpose of employment. Will the challenges of the different culture and lifestyle prove too much to overcome or will Raj's determination to prove he made the right choice by moving to LA to be with Bella beat the odds?


This was a good story of how love can overcome adversities. I liked the "Lesson Learnt" segments at the end of each chapter of the character reflecting on what he's learnt from his engagement and interaction with other characters. With no family support and being in a different environment, Raj finds himself in vulnerable situations, engaging in activities against his better judgement and all his repressed desires surface with distressing results. When his personal and professional life start to fall apart, Raj has to decide between conforming to his parents wishes or following his heart.

Raj is a likeable character with many flaws. He makes a lot of mistakes, but he also learns from his mistakes and is remorseful for his actions. Even though it was a short read, I felt there was a lot of character development, and we get to see a transition of Raj from a naive person who is very trustworthy of strangers and believes he knows what's best to a person who realises that maybe he doesn't know quite as much about love and relationships as he first thought.

While the story was enjoyable, it needs a lot of editing. The biggest problem was the errors, which was very distracting at times. With some good editing, this would be a better and more enjoyable read.


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Friday 23 September 2022

Book Blitz & Giveaway - The Sleeping Giant by Tammy Lowe

The Sleeping Giant
(The Acadian Secret, #2)
Author: Tammy Lowe
Published by: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: September 21st, 2022
Genre: YA Fantasy / Historical / Time-Travel

Book Description:
When a tormented man begs 17-year-old Elisabeth London to travel back in time to save his life, she reluctantly agrees. Assuming Scotland is the destination, she ends up in Ancient Rome instead.

The good news is she finds the man; now a bold 17-year-old named Aquarius. The bad news is he’s an indentured slave, sentenced to death in the arena, and doesn’t even know her yet.

Elisabeth helps Aquarius escape and becomes an outlaw herself. Armed with her wits and his rock sling, the new friends are on the run from a relentless slave dealer, Rufus Leptis.

Elisabeth soon realizes she’s not here to save Aquarius from Rufus, but from the doomed city of Pompeii. Although trying to be brave, the thought of remaining in Aquarius’ swashbuckling world a minute longer than necessary is inconceivable.

At least, it used to be.

Before that darn, happy-go-lucky slave stole her heart.

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Monday 19 September 2022

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Bly by Kelsey Ketch

Author: Kelsey Ketch
Publication Date: September 22nd, 2021
Genre: NA Contemporary / Fantasy

Book Description:
I left the United States to find inner peace. Instead, I find myself confronting a malicious ghost.

Astyr Salt is a spiritual and emotional empath who moved to England with the intent to forget about a traumatic, supernatural event that occurred during her freshman year of college. However, when she takes a spiritual cleansing assignment in a haunted country home in Essex, she is isolated with all her own pent-up emotions.

These emotions energize the ghosts inhabiting the country home, helping them draw their own tragedies to the surface. Searching for the truth, Astyr is forced to relive the past. And the deeper she dives into the country home’s horrific history, the more the intertwined memories place her in the path of an evil and demented predator.

A blend of contemporary fantasy, horror, and mystery, Bly is inspired by Henry James’s classic novella, The Turn of the Screw.

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Friday 16 September 2022

BOOK REVIEW: Meara by Anya Wylde

Series: Legacy of Love
Author: Anya Wylde
Genre: YA Fantasy / Romance
Publication Date: 31st May 2022

Book Description:
A whisper of someone like her being born has been discussed for aeons by the gods. The question is, who is she, and where is she?

Meara lives an ordinary life with her eccentric grandmother and three siblings in a small Georgian house in Dublin. On her eighteenth birthday, her little sister is kidnapped by an incredibly powerful man, and her entire world turns upside down.

Long hidden family secrets tumble out, and supernatural beings suddenly surround her. However, she thinks she is a side character, the hero's friend, and the heroine's sister. After all, her nature is more girl-next-door than a tortured soul with ninja fighting skills.

Her only desire is to get her sister back and keep her safe but to do so; she must battle dangerous beings and reign in her treacherous heart which has begun to beat for her family's sworn enemy, a gorgeous demigod.

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Three years ago, Meara's parents said they were going away for three months and left her and her siblings with their grandmother. They haven't been back to see them since. When Meara's little sister, Bree, gets kidnapped by a powerful demigod, family secrets start to rise to the surface, revealing dangers of a supernatural reality Meara knew nothing about but is very well a part of. With two families fighting for supremacy, Meara finds herself at the enemy's mercy. Trusting him is out of the question. Falling in love with him, well ... that's out of her hands. Meara soon learns that her greatest obstacle may not be her enemy but rather her own heart.


All the mythology and insight into the supernatural reality was the most enthralling aspect of the book. I loved exploring the magical world that Meara was introduced to. It ignited a childlike excitement, which made me want to unveil every bit of its history.

I enjoyed the banter between Kamraan and Meara, which to me for the most part was an expression of sexual frustration. Their romantic relationship was definitely a gradual development, which I preferred as opposed to them expressing their attraction from the get-go. They are enemies, after all, and there are many conflicts and obstacles standing in their way. The hints of attraction and potential romance between Meara and Kamraan were so subtle that you might miss it if you blinked. It would appear as if there was nothing romantic between these two characters, but, in this instance, action spoke louder than words. Kamraan has saved Meara countless times. He basically broke rules just to protect Meara and keep her safe. His actions towards Meara, though seeming somewhat cold and distant, displayed moments of vulnerability, insecurities, denial and fear of admitting his true feelings for his enemy. It took some time for romance to actually kick off, but the chemistry and emotional connection was there from the start of their interaction.

A lot happens in this book. Meara's life was not without its danger and excitement. There was always something happening. Even if a scene presented didn't propel the plot forward, it was still enjoyable just to see the characters interacting with one another. I also liked the fact that the characters had unique voices and personalities, which made them memorable.


I think the book went on for too long. There are moments where things felt repetitive and not necessarily significant for plot development. I know it was probably for the purpose of Meara and Kamraan bonding or getting to know each other, but it made me want to skip forward at times to get to the relevant parts that would see the story pushing forward and getting to the point. I think it's this issue that made it take me some time to really get into the story. It was quite some chapters before I actually started to really like the book as it was taking long to get to the point, with everyone keeping secrets from Meara and coming up with ways of avoiding the topic. It went around in circles sometimes.

I liked Meara and Kamraan. I just didn't love them. They were likeable characters who were portrayed well. I just didn't care for them as individuals the way I wanted to.

The elements for an exciting read are all here, but somehow, it didn't always blend together to incite a level of excitement that made me eager for more.


An enjoyable read full of mythology and fantasy. I would have liked to have loved the characters, but they were likeable enough to encourage me to finish the book.


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Monday 12 September 2022

Book Blitz & Giveaway - CHRIS by Nancy Brown

(Cross Security, #3)
Author: Nancy Brown
Publication Date: September 9th, 2022
Genre: Adult Romance / Suspense

Book Description:
Every child has a dream. More often than not, they end up being fairy tales instead of reality, because not everyone can have a happily ever after. But maybe, just maybe if we try hard enough, some of us can have our happy ending.

He was going to be James Bond and she was going to be a supermodel. Those were their childhood dreams.

After a brutal abduction that took place when she was twelve years old, Poppy Jones’ parents whisked her across the world in the hopes of hiding Poppy from her mysterious captor, the man she refers to as Surfer Man. The haunting words he left her with before he let her go were… “You were meant to be mine, but now isn’t the right time.”

Ten years later, Poppy’s dreams become reality on a beach in Spain when she is discovered by one of the top modeling agencies in the world. Unfortunately, when Poppy comes out of hiding, so does her captor. Surfer Man has resurfaced, and he is coming to collect what he believes is his… the girl he let go ten years ago. Poppy’s dream turns into a nightmare as she prepares to run again. That is, until she meets Chris Winters, a man who will do anything to protect her, even from himself.

Chris Winters had only one objective in life… join MI6, become the next James Bond. A goal he achieved at an early age. He had it all: killer good looks, beautiful women, danger, and intrigue. It was working for him until it wasn’t, and the killing machine he had become started to overtake him. Knowing he needed a change; he joins Cross Security and meets Poppy Jones. She’s breathtakingly beautiful, but unfortunately, she’s totally off-limits because she is also the client he has been hired to protect. Poppy is not what Chris expected. Beyond the shroud of darkness that has befallen her, he finds a glimmer of light, a light that is so addictive it threatens his carefully guarded control. Chris has to decide. Does he push Poppy away and keep her alive, or can he have her and risk dire consequences if her distraction proves to be too much?

It’s a deadly game to play. Who will live and who will die?

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Friday 9 September 2022

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Force of Nature by Skye Warren & Amelia Wilde

Force of Nature
Author: Skye Warren & Amelia Wilde
Publication Date: September 6th, 2022
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Book Description:
Carter Morelli survived a violent childhood and dangerous missions. After he emergency lands the small aircraft, he faces something even worse: having someone depend on him. Geologis June Porter wants to study rocks. She didn’t plan to be stranded on a deserted island.

They aren’t alone on the island. A man hides among the broad leaves. He’s almost feral, this man. But he provides them shelter and food.

There are secrets in his hidden cabin. Desire, too.

Carter doesn’t want to care about the bookish, beautiful June.

But he doesn’t like this strange man’s interest in her, either.

Simmering chemistry wars with the need for survival.

Will they be found before they give into temptation?

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Book Blitz & Giveaway - Pack of Secrets by Amara Mae

Pack of Secrets
Author: Amara Mae
Publication Date: September 6th, 2022
Genre: NA Urban Fantasy

Book Description:
As the daughter of the Seattle alpha, Grace is expected to carve out her place in a shifter pack still reeling from the horrors of war. Only Grace has two major problems with fulfilling her father’s expectations: she’s an omega—meant to support, not lead—and she was born with her inner wolf caged, unable to shift. Determined to become the asset her pack needs, she’s spent her life training to steal a magical artifact rumored to have the power necessary to release her wolf.

Unfortunately, things never go as planned.

The theft triggers an enraged guardian, one that her inner wolf can’t seem to resist, and Grace realizes she’s in way over her head. She’ll need the help of a small but capable team to journey to a foreign land and track down a mythical tree.

Easy peasy for an outcast burglar with a fractured psyche, right?

To complicate matters further, her father is acting weird, her best friend just made out with her, and she’s pretty sure a dragon is on their tail.

Across the world from the only home she’s ever known, Grace must face the questions she never dared to ask. Deadly secrets begin to unfold, and Grace will have to decide: Is unleashing her wolf worth risking everything?

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Tuesday 6 September 2022

Book Blitz & Giveaway - The Messy Truth About Love by C. L. Walters

The Messy Truth About Love
Author: C.L. Walters
Publication Date: September 6th, 2022
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance

Book Description:

A fresh start is exactly what Hannah Fleming needs after getting dumped by her cheating ex-boyfriend. While getting rejected was awful, nine weeks removed she’s recognizing the benefits, seeing that relationship for what it was: unhealthy. Then, Hannah bumps into her high school crush, Seth Peters, and is offered a second chance to see if what was in the past can once again be magical in the present. But when her past threatens her second chance, she must determine how hard she’s willing to fight for her future.


A fresh start is exactly what Seth Peters needs. New place. New people. New opportunities. Except, he runs straight into one of the greatest unresolved moments of his past, Hannah Fleming. Suddenly life is offering a second chance with her, but can he hold onto all he’s learned over the last few years to make a future with Hannah work? Or will he backslide into old ways of being to hide the truth of his darker past?

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Monday 5 September 2022

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Shy Girls Can’t Date Billionaires by Milly Rose

Shy Girls Can’t Date Billionaires
Author: Milly Rose
Publication Date: September 5th, 2022
Genre: YA Comedy / Romance

Book Description:
I never existed until the wrong guy took notice…

I was born shy. And near him, I fall apart. No wonder he can’t stand the sight of me.

After a fire destroys our home, my family is taken in by a billionaire tycoon. His mansion has countless bedrooms, yet my room is next door to his son, Thomas Ashworth III. Yes, he’s as pompous as the name suggests. And, for some reason, he hates my guts.

Even though his arrogance drives me crazy, his chiseled features turn me into a stammering, awkward mess. I hate being stuck with someone I can’t stand. And when he does something unexpectedly kind, it confuses my heart.

When I bump into him in the middle of the night, I’d never guess it lead to us sharing secrets.

He’s impossible to get out of my head. But he wouldn’t consider dating someone like me. Would he?

You will love Christie and Ash. They are stuck together in forced proximity, becoming practically roommates. He is a billionaire, alpha male type who is learning to love. She is the new girl in school, dealing with past trauma. Together they will go from enemies to lovers in an adorable young adult romance.

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Friday 2 September 2022

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Wrapped Around My Heart by Heather Alexander

Wrapped Around My Heart
(The Kincaid Brothers, #1)
Author: Heather Alexander
Published by: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: August 29th, 2022
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Book Description:
Savvy New York designer, Emma Cole, inexplicably falls through time and into the arms of the most intriguing man she’s ever met—Wyatt Kincaid, a hunky cowboy living in 19th century Montana. Their attraction is instantaneous, but the secrets they each carry may keep the two apart.

When a mysterious string of fires set off a chain of events, the couple must come together to uncover the perpetrator.

Fate brought them together through time, but will their love be strong enough to keep them united through the centuries?

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