Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Release Blitz! The Curse by H.L. Girton


Release Blitz: The Curse
by H.L. Girton

Genre: YA Paranormal
Series: The Accalia, Book 2
Cover Artist: KL Donn

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 To discover who she is, she must first believe

Genesis Berkley's place in this world is more confusing now than ever. After struggling for months to bring her aunt's murderer to justice, she feels lost in the turmoil that his death has solved nothing. To make matters worse, the love of her life has gone, leaving in shame. Disappointment sets in and Genesis must find her way back to herself. Only the acceptance of who she must become will set her free.

Liam Volkov is on the run. He has become the monster that Genesis fears they all are. The love and trust between

Media Blitz! Mjolnir by Brian James

by Brian James
Genre: Urban Fantasy

The Viking gods have been banished from Asgard by Odin. Today they make the best of life on Earth. Thor is a professional athlete, Freya a prostitute, and Loki sells cheap products on QVC. Lurking in the background of their lives is a prophecy; one that declares that their time is at an end. Ragnarok is about to throw the gods into a state of civil war and the one who controls the hammer of Thor may be able to change the arc of destiny.

Brian makes his home in Michigan safely out of bullet range of Detroit. His work has appeared in the Detroit Free Press, World Poker Tour magazine, Classic Rock magazine, and too many websites to list without petitioning the good people at Amazon to expand the biography word count limits. 

Brian often brings his love of mythology into his writing. He enjoys the act of taking characters created during the "Bring out your dead", plague ridden days of the dark ages and placing them in our modern world.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

New Review! The Curse (Accalia #2) by H.L. Girton

The Curse (The Accalia #2)The Curse by H.L. Girton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky Stars

Genesis is still coming to terms with her new-found powers. She’s a wolf and a nymph which is a mighty odd yet deadly combination. She is determined to prove herself to her pack. She has been traversing all over looking for something that is missing in her world and when she finally finds it she holds on with both hands. She thinks she has made allies but in a world of dog eat dog and everyone wants to be an Alpha she has to remain on guard. She sets off to Russia to learn more about her heritage and captures the attentions of another Alpha.

Liam wants to atone for his sins. He sets off to find the Alpha of the pack he wronged and what happens is beyond barbaric. His one bright light and reason for being is Genesis. He isn’t sure how to come back from what he has done but he hopes he has one more chance to make it right.

I have been waiting on The Curse since I read the final sentence in The Accalia. I’m invested in the lives of Liam and Genesis and the pack. I was glad to see some growth in Genesis from book one because let’s face it she’s a dramatic 18-year-old woman and well aren’t all women dramatic in some way? She established herself and finally came to terms with her importance in their world.I will always have a soft spot for Liam even if he acts harshly and smothers Genesis at times.

Madeline is a best friend I’d want to have. We are also introduced to some new key players and I’ll leave that at that. H.L. Girton wrote a villain so cunning and suave you briefly question yourself that maybe you read him all wrong. All in all, this is a wonderful second installment to this world. I’m patiently not so patiently waiting for the third book. There better be a third!

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Media Blitz! Under the Sicilian Sky by Alexia Adams

Under the Sicilian Sky
Daring To Love Again Book 1
by Alexia Adams
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Amnesia obliterates a married couple’s shared past in this poignant second-chance-at-love story.

Matteo Vanni washed up on a Tunisian beach six years ago with no clothes, identity documents, or memories, just a wedding ring to link him to his past. He’s reinvented himself as a wealthy entrepreneur, but now a knock on the head restores some of his memories, particularly that his wife Bella is waiting for him in Sicily. But returning to his native land and digging into his mysterious and sudden disappearance could cost this new millionaire everything.

Sheep farmer Bella Vanni has accepted that her presumed-dead husband is long gone, so it’s a huge shock when he knocks on her door and announces his desire to resume their marriage. She can’t trust his answers on where he’s been or why he left, and she certainly isn’t keen to walk away from the family farm she labored to save. But their mutual passion won’t be denied.

When Matteo’s freedom is threatened, Bella must decide which is most important to her: everything she’s painstakingly built or a new start on love.

Sensuality Level: Sensual

A former world wanderer, Alexia Adams writes contemporary romance stories that reflect her love of exotic destinations and diverse characters and cultures. She currently lives near Vancouver, Canada with her husband and four children and dreams of a world without housework. As a flight risk mom, romance is her escape and she can often be found with her nose in a book, pretending she’s somewhere else.

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Cover Reveal! Rurik: A Royal Dragon Romance by Lauren Smith

Release Date: February 22, 2018
Cover Design: Anna Crosswell
Photo Credit: Wander Aguiar Photography


A dragon’s prisoner…or his deepest desire?
The fiercest of a royal line of Russian dragon shifters, Rurik Barinov spends most days defending his family’s homeland from rival clans. By night, sins of the flesh—drinking, dancing, and sex—keep his volatile warrior dragon in check. Barely. With his choice of mortal women to bed, he has no interest in changing his bad-boy ways—until a creature of molten sex poured into a tiny red satin dress steps into his nightclub. A jagged edge of raw desire nicks the impenetrable armor around his heart. Charlotte MacQueen has been told since childhood to stay in school, live a normal life. Leave the family business—hunting down dragons—to her brothers. But tonight, she’s shed her chemist’s lab coat and infiltrated enemy lines to bag a dragon of her own. She never expected sexy, all-too-wicked Rurik Barinov to capture her, body and soul—the perfect weapon to use against her brothers. Or that she’d fall for the brave, battle-scarred dragon shifter who covets her heart like the most precious of jewels.




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USA TODAY Bestselling author LAUREN SMITH is an Oklahoma attorney by day, who pens adventurous and edgy romance stories by the light of her smart phone flashlight app. She knew she was destined to be a romance writer when she attempted to re-write the entire Titanic movie just to save Jack from drowning. Connecting with readers by writing emotionally moving, realistic and sexy romances no matter what time period is her passion. She’s won multiple awards in several romance subgenres including: New England Reader’s Choice Awards, Greater Detroit BookSeller’s Best Awards, Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-Finalist and a Semi-Finalist for the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award.

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Blog Tour! Rise by Sierra Cross

Sierra Cross
(Coven of Fire, #1)
Publication date: June 15th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy
I closed the door on magic long ago…the day it made me an orphan.
Ten years ago, the Coven of Fire sacrificed their lives—my mother among them—to hold off an overwhelming demonic force. Now it’s back.
As a poorly-paid bartender, how can any of this be my problem? But Callie, another orphan of that battle, swears I’m the key to reviving the coven. And there’s an incredibly sexy guardian stranded on my couch who’s promising to help me stop the demons and keep the veil between the realms standing.
One problem: I’ve never been able to use magic. Our local bad boy warlock assures me I have the talent, but even if I did, we don’t have enough witches to complete a coven. The only way to survive is to pull together this pack of magicborn misfits, who have more secrets than spells, into a makeshift coven.
Can we—three untrained witches, a sarcastic warlock, and an overly intense guardian—take back the city…before the demongate falls and the forces that killed my mother destroy us too?

Author Bio:
Spells and skyscrapers. Warriors and warlocks. Coven secrets and forbidden romances. Sierra Cross lives for urban fantasy, for modern magic and the bold supernatural beings who stalk our contemporary world. Her Spelldrift universe stars kickass witches and their heroic guardians, as well as vampires, shifters, mages, Fidei, and the dark demonic forces that threaten them all.


Thursday, January 25, 2018

New Review! Shades of Death by J.M. Muller 5 Cranky Stars

Shades of Death (Colors of Immortality Series Book 2)Shades of Death by J.M. Muller

5 Cranky Stars

Finally!! We have the second book in our hands and it’s magical. It took me to places I never knew I’d travel and gave me more insight to the characters lives and their abilities.

Daniel is adjusting to his new life. He is stowed away from the citizens of Narivous. Only allowed to roam the grounds at night and in certain places he yearns to see his love Fantasia. His friends and family scheme and get him few precious moments alone with her. He becomes a pawn in Thorns game and it’s not without consequences. You see Daniel is a weapon that can wipe out everyone and Thorn will use that and his love of family and Fantasia against him.

J.M. Muller has grown by leaps and bounds with this second book. I was so immersed in the story I hated to put it down and sleep. It’s hard to write a review without giving too much away. This is a story you must read Colors of Immortality before and from there just jump on into this world. I hated that Daniel is a pawn in so many mind games but more than anything I hate that Fantasia is forced to do the unthinkable all out of spite. You have to admire the way Thorn plays the game so well.

J.M. Muller threw me for a loop and cracked my heart with a surprise twist I had no idea was coming. She surely didn’t leave out the legend in this book and it’s just as gruesome as the other. I absolutely love this series and I can’t wait to read more.

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New Review! Fall for Me (Cowboys of Crested Butte #1) by Heather Slade 3 Cranky Stars

Fall for Me (Cowboys of Crested Butte #1)Fall for Me by Heather Slade
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3 stars

Luv has been alone almost her entire adult life with her daughter Renie. Being widowed at such a young age has her shutting her emotions down, until Ben.

Ben is an up and coming country star. Armed with his guitar and voice, he's taking the scene by storm. While playing at Red Rocks he sets his eyes on Liv and he's a Conner, only she keeps running away. Several chance meetings and a few broken hearts have them breaking apart rather than coming together.

I had a difficult time getting into this book even though the storyline is really good. It gives you all the feels while trying to build the relationships of the characters. What really put me off was how choppy it was. The story tended to jump at the wrong point almost reading like a soap opera.

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New Review! Incense and Peppermints by Catherina Constantine 5 Cranky Stars

Incense and PeppermintsIncense and Peppermints by Cathrina Constantine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky Stars

Marilyn ‘Mary’ Monroe is growing up in the age of where there is sex, drugs, and rock and roll. She is the middle child, caught in between being a good girl and wanting to do what’s best for her. Her brother Steve tries to guide her, but Mary is determined to march along to her own beat. Mary has a few moments where she is put in horrible situations, and Michael Covington, a boy with a bad reputation saves her. Mary doesn’t know who her attacker is, and she is torn between wanting to trust Michael, and accusing him of hurting her.

This story was beautifully written. The soundtrack was amazing. It was an amazing story, and the characters were easy to relate to. I have so many questions that I need the answer to.

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New Review! An Uphill Battle by LK Farlow 4 Cranky Stars

An Uphill Battle (Southern Roots #2)An Uphill Battle by L.K. Farlow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Cranky Stars

Azalea, or as her friends call her AzzyJo, is a spitfire of a girl with a big heart. Her mouth gets her into a lot of trouble as does jumping to conclusions. She has loved Drake since they were kids but countless set backs have stopped her from making her move. Now they are locked in a battle with one thinking one thing and one the other.

Drake loves his little bit. She stopped him in his tracks when they were younger and AzzyJo has been it for him. He can’t seem to figure out why she has a huge wall around her when it comes to him. He sets out to show her how much he loves her but it’s not without a struggle.

I didn’t connect to Azalea and Drakes story but I still read it with rapt attention. I just didn’t understand the way Azalea would always jump to conclusions without any thought. She seemed childish at times even though she ran a business and had her own place. All in all it was a good story.

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