Tuesday, July 31, 2018

New Review! The Protectors Kiss (The Brotherhood of Redemption) by Diana Marie Dubois 4.5 Cranky Stars

The Protector's Kiss (The Brotherhood of Redemption #1)The Protector's Kiss by Diana Marie DuBois
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 Cranky Stars

The Protectors Kiss must be the start of a very good series. I hope anyway. It’s here we learn the story of Calliope and Andros. Two beings blessed by the gods to carry out nothing but good in the world.

Calliope is young when she is taken from her home by Octavius. She is forced to shift and fight the gladiators. You see Calliope is a rare white tiger and highly valued. When she is tossed into the arena she vows to help the fellow shifters avenge their families. Calliope soon learns who she truly is and why the handsome gryphon named Andros is sent to protect her.

Andros is a gryphon. He has trained his whole life to use his abilities. When Apollo comes to him with a quest with one tiny caveat he jumps at the chance. Who doesn’t want to appease the gods? When he finds out who he is meant to protect he loses a piece of his heart as well.

The Protectors Kiss gives us a new spin on Greek mythology. It is also here where we are introduced to the Deities of Judgement. I liked that while Calliope could have wilted and gone along with this plan she stood up for not only for herself but others. Andros was told to not fall in love with her but the heart wants what the heart wants. This is a good start to a very interesting series.

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Release Boost! Young Love by Alyson Santos

Young Love by Alyson Santos IS NOW AVAILABLE!
"Such a perfect, messy, real romance. THIS IS HOW ROMANCE SHOULD BE WRITTEN!" - Lynn Vroman, Author of Into the Hollow
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Sometimes you need to let yourself fall… Recently divorced Sienna Porter has the life she’s supposed to. A house, career, even a hot young contractor working upstairs to distract her. At thirty-eight, she’s entitled to a little fun (according to her best friend, anyway). Pain, though— it’s so clever in the way it infects hope and poisons happiness. Jace Beckett should be flying high. Talented, driven, and disciplined, he’s far beyond his twenty-three years. He’s used to the game, the attention his looks and highly-trained body get from women. Doesn’t mean he likes to play. Doesn’t mean his own secrets aren’t intent on tearing him down. It’s just a fling. Sexy. Temporary. It’s not supposed to last. It’s not supposed to transform into love. It’s certainly not supposed to become the air you breathe and everything worth fighting for.   About the Author: I’m a writer, musician, and cat lover. I also have an alternative music obsession. Seriously, it’s a real problem. I write what needs to come out, whether it’s pain, tears, or laughter. I write people and relationships, about the beauty and horror of what we do to ourselves and each other. I write Love. Vengeance. Compassion. Cruelty. Trust. Betrayal. Forgiveness. Darkness, and the incredible way humans destroy and heal each other. I like to eradicate barriers, refusing to be confined by the laws of physics or limitations of reality. I will befriend a vast population of possibilities and introduce them in ways that might surprise you. Connect with Alyson! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authoralysonsantos/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorAlySantos Join her group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AlysBreakfastClub/ Bookbub: http://bit.ly/2E57FWM

New Review! Hayden (Four Sons #2) by J.D. Hollyfield 4.5 Cranky Stars

Hayden (Four Sons, #2)Hayden by J.D. Hollyfield
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 Cranky Stars

Let’s face it Hayden is a jerk. I want to use a stronger word but the powers that be at Amazon will dash my hopes of getting this review into the world. An epic jerk with a chip on his shoulder the size of Asia but underneath all that he has a serious heart. It’s just guarded under layers of cynicism and barbed wire.

Hayden has been tasked with running Four Fathers since the demise of his father. He must take care of his brothers as well mainly Camden since he is our baby Pearson. He had love once but it slipped through his hands. His erratic behavior seen to that and his need to prove Trevor was hiding a deep dark secret. When a threat literally knocks on his door he must protect the Pearson name at all cost while trying to make amends with Katie.

Katie fell for Hayden the minute they touched. She tossed a year of her life away to be by his side to only have it blow up in her face. When she finally comes around to visit Lucy and Trevor she knows that Hayden will be lurking around. She didn’t expect him to be so cold and calculating with his hateful words. She will always love him but is afraid to get close. Tragedy strikes, and she knows she just can’t walk away from this beautiful complicated boy.

I didn’t think I’d like Hayden as much as I did. In Nixon he was such a callous jerk just tossing feelings out the window to screw nameless chicks. He was forced to grow up and live a life he never wanted for himself. I learned why in Hayden. It explores so much more. I liked Katie she took no prisoners when her feelings were on the line. This book had a mystery and love and woo did Hayden and Katie steam up my kindle. I can’t wait for the next installment of this series. These boys are starting to grow on me.

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Release Boost! Seeking Sanctuary by Annie Anderson

Shelter Me - Book 1
Release Date: JULY 17, 2018
Genre: Romantic Suspense


One broken girl. Two brothers. One small town with a big secret.

Planning to escape her controlling boyfriend, Isla’s getaway hits a snag when a pair of pink lines show up on a pregnancy test. 

Levi just needs an accountant. Someone smart, dependable, and someone who won't blow town and leave him in the lurch. When a pretty but battered woman falls into his arms, he can't help but offer her the job. If only he can convince her to take it.

As an unexpected death rocks this small Colorado town, Isla can't help but wonder if her past somehow followed her to the one place she's felt at home.

Some sanctuaries aren't as safe as they appear...


About the Author:

Annie Anderson is a military wife and United States Air Force veteran. Originally from Dallas, Texas, she is a southern girl at heart, but has lived all over the US and abroad. As soon as the military stops moving her family around, she’ll settle on a state, but for now she enjoys being a nomad with her husband, two daughters, an old man of a dog, and a young pup that makes life… interesting.
In her past lives, Annie has been a lifeguard, retail manager, dental lab technician, accountant, and now she writes fast-paced romantic thrillers with some serious heat.

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New Review! Coalescence by J.C. Hannigan 5 Cranky Stars

CoalescenceCoalescence by J.C. Hannigan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky Stars

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and its characters. JC Hannagan is going to be an author to stalk.
Gwen is living a half life closing herself up in her tiny apartment with her cat. Her hearts broken and she just cant seem to move on. Her sister Kelsey forced her out one night and everything changes. She locks eyes on Thor in real life.

Alaric knows heartache and he doesnt have time for any more. His life revolves around his daughter and his work. On a whim he goes to a bar to watch his friends band play and his eyes meet Gwen's.
These two are made for each other even if they both refuse to believe it at first.

This story was a breath of fresh air. Real situations handled in very real ways. While the characters and story are fiction it was nice to read characters that are beautifully flawed.
I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading more from this author.

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Release Blitz! Coalescence by J.C. Hannigan

Title: Coalescence
Series: A Welder Romance
Author: J.C. Hannigan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 26, 2018 Cover Design: Shari Ryan from Madhat

After the betrayal of her ex-boyfriend, Gwen has sworn off men. Her sister's upcoming wedding and her new single lifestyle serve as constant reminders that she's not where she hoped she'd be in life.
At the urging of her sister, she steps out of her comfort zone with a girl's night out. Counting on disappointment, the one thing she never saw coming was the handsome stranger with capable hands, who lit a fire in her after a steamy ‪one-night‬ stand. 
Love-wary single dad, Alaric, is starting over. 
In an effort to be closer to his daughter, Alaric has sold everything, including the business he inherited from his father. 
After all the upheaval he’s experienced lately, the last thing he's looking for is another complication, but that’s exactly what he gets when he discovers the daughter of his new boss is none other than his latest one night stand. 
Their co-working relationship is only one of the obstacles keeping them apart, but when their insane attraction causes sparks to fly, will Gwen and Alaric deny their chemistry, or will they coalesce into something even greater than their individual parts?

J.C. Hannigan lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband, their two sons, and their dog. She writes contemporary new adult romance and suspense. Her novels focus on relationships, mental health, social issues, and other life challenges.