Tuesday, March 31, 2020

New Review! A Feast of Phantoms (Lingua Magika #1) by Kat Ross 5 Cranky Stars

A Feast of Phantoms (Lingua Magika, #1)A Feast of Phantoms by Kat Ross
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky Stars

A mix of old west, manic, and modern times. This story takes place in a world with phantoms, ghost like creatures, that love the hum of machines. Ruth Cortez is a deputy sheriff in a prairie town far from anywhere. The only thing keeping the town alive is the railroad track. A marshal from the big city comes through with a prisoner, Lee Merriweather, states some of his marshal's are sick and he needs help to transport the prisoner to the city. Ruth is volunteered by her sheriff. Others was the prisoner for themselves, and attack the train, Ruth continues to track down Lee and is being chased, kidnapped, arrested, and more trying to track him down.

I love this book, Lee Merriweather is my kinda person. It was kinda hard at first to really understand the phantoms, but it is explained enough to get it. I couldn't put it down!!

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New Review! Stealing Cinderella by A. Zavarelli 3 Cranky Stars

Stealing CinderellaStealing Cinderella by A. Zavarelli
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3 Cranky Stars

Thorsen is the king apparent of Norway, and has a very dark past that refuses to allow him to be a good person on the outside. Ella, similar background to the original Cinderella story, but in modern times. Ella has a love of animals and spends her free time at a sanctuary for abused and abandoned animals. She sees an opportunity to get funding for the sanctuary when the local Kingdom decides to do a speed dating charity ball were you can purchase tickets to do a speed dating with available princes. She thought that she was getting in line to see her country's Prince, but got into line with Thorsen. He was so taken with her that he used his power and influence to hunt her down, then kidnaps her and makes an arrangement with her to give the failing sanctuary money in return for her staying with him for two months and being the subject of his pleasure whatever that may be. This doesn't sit well with her stepfamily and they try to seek retribution.

I love stories that take old fairy tales and make them new. The reason why I gave this book 3 stars was because of the blatant disregard for the rules of the S&M community. In the book the author takes what is kidnapping, torture, mental and emotional abuse, and blackmailing as something that is of a S&M quality. There is a underlining agreement and trust between a dominant and submissive partners. Without these qualities, and these rules, it is not S&M but illegal. I do not like when people mistake illegal activities for S&M, it gives that community a bad rap. While it is not my thing, I don't feel like someone should turn it into something it's not. You can not kidnap someone and force/blackmail them to agree to be your submissive, that illegal not S&M!

Other than that, the story is amazing, I love the spin on the old story. It's nice to get more on Thorsen. It seems in all the old stories, you don't get much on the Prince, he is just a person...most of the time without a real name. Seeing more on him is refreshing. I hope to see more of this collection.

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New Review! Fury Unleashed (Forgotten Brotherhood #1) by N.J. Walters 5 Cranky Stars

Fury Unleashed (Forgotten Brotherhood, #1)Fury Unleashed by N.J. Walters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky Stars

Maccus Fury was a warrior in heaven, betrayed by a friend and was cast to hell where he fought so hard to stay alive that even Lucifer was afraid and kicked him out. Over the years, many young upstart angels tried to assassinate him and they all failed. He had very little light left in his ever growing dark existence.

Enter Morrigan, a bounty hunter of demons under contract with Lucifer. She gets orders to kill Maccus, while he is offered a contract to kill Morrigan. They have a chance meeting and sparks fly between these two, she is looking for freedom while he is searching for redemption, but pressure from Gabriel and Lucifer give them reason to question their motives and why they are being drawn into the petty squabbles between heaven and hell. Lots of twists and turns, betrayal, lust and love, that keep it entertaining and keeps you guessing what will happen next. I couldn't put it down!

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Teaser Reveal! The Summer of Us (Mission Cove #1) by Melanie Moreland

  THE SUMMER OF US (Mission Cove Book 1) by Melanie Moreland Release Date: April 30th Genre: Contemporary/Small Town/Second Chance Romance   Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/TheSummerofUs   Check out a BITE here!! Book +Main Bite: https://bookandmainbites.com/story/44335   Preorder for 99¢ today! Price goes up after release! Amazon US: https://amzn.to/39WqJ9z Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3b7kq3f Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2TYK30p Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2x1xZlQ     Blurb: She was the light in my dark life. The sunshine that warmed me and made me smile. We had one summer. One perfect summer, until the day it ended. Years later, she walked back into my life. Older. Sadder. More beautiful than ever. How can I prove to her that summer was real? How do I make her see that boy that loved her then, still loves her now? How do we get back to the summer when we were us?       About the Author: New York Times/Wall Street Journal/USA Today bestselling author Melanie Moreland, lives a happy and content life in a quiet area of Ontario with her beloved husband of twenty-seven-plus years and their rescue cat, Amber. Nothing means more to her than her friends and family, and she cherishes every moment spent with them. While seriously addicted to coffee, and highly challenged with all things computer-related and technical, she relishes baking, cooking, and trying new recipes for people to sample. She loves to throw dinner parties, and also enjoys traveling, here and abroad, but finds coming home is always the best part of any trip. Melanie loves stories, especially paired with a good wine, and enjoys skydiving (free falling over a fleck of dust) extreme snowboarding (falling down stairs) and piloting her own helicopter (tripping over her own feet.) She's learned happily ever afters, even bumpy ones, are all in how you tell the story. Melanie is represented by Flavia Viotti at Bookcase Literary Agency. For any questions regarding subsidiary or translation rights please contact her at  flavia@bookcaseagency.com   Connect w/Melanie: Facebook: http://bit.ly/MMAuthorFacebook Melanie’s Minions (FB reader group) http://bit.ly/MMReaderGroupFB Newsletter https://www.subscribepage.com/melaniemoreland Website: http://bit.ly/MMorelandWebsite Twitter: http://bit.ly/MMorelandTwitter Amazon: http://amzn.to/2ql5R95 Instagram: http://bit.ly/MMorelandIG Bookbub: http://bit.ly/MMorelandBB YouTube: http://bit.ly/MMorelandYouTube Pinterest: http://bit.ly/MMorelandPin Goodreads: http://bit.ly/MMorelandGR Tumblr: http://bit.ly/MMorelandTumblr Book + Main: http://bit.ly/MMorelandBM United By Romance Goodreads Group: http://bit.ly/UBRGoodreads        

Cover Reveal! The Danger You Know by Lily White

Title: The Danger You Know
Author: Lily White
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: April 22, 2020
You’ll judge me.
Hate me and tell me I’m wrong.
Refuse to see how my darkness is what she needs.
While I don’t particularly care about your feelings in the matter, and while I pursue her despite the wedding bells that rang for another, only I can see how she is drowning beneath mediocrity.
How many times must I remind her?
It can’t matter that I am the person who ruined her life.
The man who killed her father.
The constant shadow that watches her sleep.
The lover who prefers dirty alleyways to freshly laundered sheets
She’s mine. Always has been. 
I'm the worst thing for her, yet I’m the only salvation she knows.
He had his chance to make her happy.
He failed.
He didn't see how she was dying inside because he couldn't know her.
Not like I know her.
I am her stalker.
Her protector.
And the only man that can bring her back to life.

Lily White is a romance writer who likes to dabble on the taboo side of eroticism. She is most known for her Masters Series, Target This, Wishing Well, and Asylum. In addition to dark romance Lily writes contemporary romance, taboo romance, and psychological thrillers. Lily enjoys stretching her writing muscles by continuing to challenge herself with each book she publishes.

Book Blitz! Priestess of Storms and Stone (Rogue Ethereal #5) by Annie Anderson

Priestess of Storms & Stone
Annie Anderson
(Rogue Ethereal #5)
Publication date: March 31st 2020
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
If there is one lesson I’ve been taught in my life, it’s that fairies are the absolute worst.

Finding a fledgling succubus in Faerie is like locating a needle inside a realm-sized haystack. With a guide I can’t trust and a goal more ephemeral than smoke, my odds of success are tenuous at best. Not to mention, as the last Elemental in existence, I have a giant target painted on my back.
Because one half of Faerie wants me dead, and the other half wants to use me as a sacrifice to open the gates to Earth. But I swore I would find my quarry, and I will. Even if I have to rip the entire realm apart to do it.
There is a storm coming to Faerie, and that storm is me.
It was never a good sign to be drinking bourbon at ten in the morning, but after the week I’d had, I figured I was due. Self-medicating with alcohol wouldn’t take the sting out of my grief, in fact, it was likely to make it worse. But I’d needed a teensy little breather from my housemates after the last truth bomb had been dropped, and wrapping my head around my new knowledge required booze.
I could feel Della’s eyes on me, her acute vampire gaze boring a hole in the side of my face. She wanted an answer to her question, and she likely wasn’t going to leave me alone until I gave her one.
When are we leaving?
That question echoed against the walls of my brain with enough force to give me a headache. Melody was alive. She was alive, and my sister was dead.
But that didn’t make a lick of sense. Melody died right in front of me. I watched Aurelia send her soul on in a way only a phoenix could do. I watched her body burn in the flames of a funeral pyre. I needed answers before I could answer Della’s question.
Because I wouldn’t be leaving to hunt her down unless I was sure this wasn’t some kind of trick. I’d been tricked too many times in the last week, and I wasn’t falling for another one.
“Melody is dead, Della,” I whispered before taking another sip of bourbon, refusing to face my bodyguard. If I looked at her, I’d see either pity or censure, and I couldn’t deal with either.
“Then why is her son gone?” Della pointed out a big hole in the “Melody’s dead” argument.
Shit, fuck, and damn. I made a promise to Melody to keep her son safe. If it wasn’t Melody who had her son—and I highly doubted it was—then I’d have to go get him.
In Faerie.
But hadn’t I earned a break? Hadn’t I earned the right to let someone else take up the slack?
You made a promise. You swore. You can’t turn away just because you’re hurt.
Those words cut through my thoughts sharp enough to bring tears to my eyes. I did. I made a promise to make sure her son was safe. And I’d keep it. Maybe it would make my soul burn just a little less. Maybe if I did this one thing, losing Maria wouldn’t hurt so bad.
Yeah, I doubted it.
I sniffed back the sting of tears, tossed back the rest of the bourbon, and managed to set the glass down without smashing it. I’d been on a smashing kick for the last little bit, and my living room had borne the brunt of it. At the time, I’d wanted to destroy everything Maria had ever touched. If I could just break it, burn it, wreck it, then it would have been like she wasn’t stamped all over every molecule of my house.
Wasn’t that stupid?
Like I wouldn’t see her every time I closed my eyes.
“Okay, I’ll give you that,” I muttered, finally answering Della’s question. “But I can’t just bust down the door to Faerie and find her. If it is her. We need way more to go on than a note and a can-do attitude.”
I peered down at myself. I had on black shorts and a black tank top. It was good enough for summer in Denver. All I needed was some flip-flops. Had I brushed my teeth today? Shrug. Was I wearing a bra? My tank had a shelf bra in it. It would just have to do. Plus, Barrett wouldn’t give two shits about what I was wearing. I located my flip-flops in their spot by the door, shuffled my feet into them, and raised my hand to snap my fingers.
But Della pounced on my hand before I could complete the task.
“What?” My whole body was on red alert, my eyes searching my demolished living room and relatively untouched kitchen.
“You can’t go out like that,” Della whispered furiously, her face a picture of panic.
Frowning, I looked back down at myself. Yep, all my parts were covered.
“It’s summer. Shorts and a tank aren’t going to turn any heads no matter how much ink is on display.”
A dawning realization lit up Della’s face before she winced. “You haven’t checked a mirror since you got back, have you?”

Author Bio:
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.



Monday, March 30, 2020

Release Blitz! Easy Reunion by Tracey Jerald


EASY REUNION by Tracey Jerald

Release Date: March 30, 2020
Cover Design: Amy Queau - QDesign
Genre: Contemporary Romance



It’s always harder to forgive yourself...

Against her better judgment, Kelsey Kennedy flies in for her high school reunion. Since her classmates are as cruel to her as when she last saw them on graduation day, she has no difficulty bailing on the event for the hotel bar. Only it’s there she comes face-to-face with the most painful part of her past.

And he doesn’t recognize her.

Taking full advantage of her anonymity, Kelsey gives herself one night with Rierson Perrault, the boy from her childhood dreams. Being no one's fool, she makes sure she’s gone the next morning before he can ask any questions.

Ry didn’t realize the woman he spent the night with was Kelsey. But when he puts it together, he’s sick at heart. He’s lost his chance to reconcile with her; the only reason he went to the reunion to begin with. Kicking himself for not figuring it out sooner, he returns home embittered.

When Kelsey and Ry meet again in the heart of New Orleans, will another fifteen years need to pass before they find the right words to say? Or will they finally listen to each other's hearts so their easy reunion can begin?



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Tracey Jerald knew she was meant to be a writer when she would re-write the ending of books in her head on her bike when she was a young girl growing up in southern Connecticut. It wasn’t long before she was typing alternate endings and extended epilogues “just for fun”.

After college in Florida, where she obtained a degree in Criminal Justice swearing she saw things she’ll never quite believe and never quite forget, Tracey traded the world of law and order for IT.

Her work for a world-wide internet startup transferred her to Northern Virginia where she met her husband in what many call their own happily ever after. They have one son.

When she’s not busy with her family or writing, Tracey can be found in her home in north Florida drinking coffee, reading, training for a runDisney event, or feeding her addiction to HGTV.


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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Teaser Reveal! Bury Me With Lies (Twin Lies Duet #2) by S.M. Soto

    Bury Me With Lies (Twin Lies Duet #2) by S.M. Soto Release Date: April 6th   Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44816974-bury-me-with-lies       PREORDER TODAY Apple: https://apple.co/2OFjU43 Nook: http://bit.ly/35Uy5rs Kobo: http://bit.ly/2Y5t78N   Blurb: Some secrets are better left buried… Stuck between life and death, Mackenzie is hell-bent on proving her innocence, and getting revenge on the men who murdered her sister. With one series of unfortunate events after another, Mackenzie must outrun her own fate—death. When secrets unravel and lies become twisted betrayals, Mackenzie finds herself in more danger than she could’ve realized. Her only saving grace is Baz, the elusive playboy she’s given her heart to. But will placing her trust in a man like Baz be her downfall?       About the Author: S.M. Soto was born and raised in Northern, California where she currently resides with her son. Her love for reading began when she was a young girl and has only continued to grow into adulthood. S.M. lives for reading books in the romance genre and writing novels with relatable characters. She refers to herself as a bit of a romance junkie. S.M. loves to connect with readers and eat copious of donuts that will surely lead to her demise.   Connect w/S.M. Soto Website: https://www.authorsmsoto.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/romanceauthorsmsoto/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/AuthorSMSoto Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorsmsoto/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17164499.S_M_Soto Amazon: https://amzn.to/2UV0E3l    

Cover Reveal! Cursed by N. Isabelle Blanco

  CURSED by N. Isabelle Blanco Release Date: April 28th   Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/cursedgr     Blurb: “They sent you here to kill me, but that’s not what you’re here to do. You’re here to own me . . .” I let my blood hit that contract—thought it was a joke. Later, I convinced myself it was a hallucination. Truth is, I sold my soul. "I awoke surrounded by death. It wasn’t long until I realized it’d all been by my hand . . . and my teeth.” They call themselves The Bestowers. They’ll give you the world, but it’ll come at a price. And before they send their assassins after you, they’ll bring out the monstrous darkness within. You’ll kill and destroy every bit of the gift they gave you, leaving nothing behind in your wake. My time is up and they’ve chosen their most dangerous murderer to end my miserable life. "I dreamt of her before I met her. I saw her. Tasted her. She’s a stain on my insides I can never erase.” Her destiny isn’t to kill me, but she will own my soul. I would’ve been better off dying by her hellish flames.       About the Author: N. Isabelle Blanco is the Amazon Bestselling Author of the Allure Series, the Need Series with K.I.Lynn, and many others. At the age of three, due to an odd fascination with studying her mother's handwriting, she began to read and write. By the time she'd reached kindergarten, she had an extensive vocabulary and her obsession with words began to bleed into every aspect of her life. That is, until coffee came a long and took over everything else. Nowadays, N. spends most of her days surviving the crazy New York rush and arguing with her characters every ten minutes or so, all in the hopes of one day getting them under control. Sign up for the newsletter at http://bit.ly/NIBnewsletter to be the first to know how all these arguments turn out :)    Connect with the Author: Facebook: http://facebook.com/nisabelleblanco Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/242037249187468 Twitter: https://twitter.com/Nyddi Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nisabelleblanco Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6444266.N_Isabelle_Blanco Amazon: https://amzn.to/3ak19LE Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/n-isabelle-blanco NL Signup: http://bit.ly/NIBnewsletter  

Cover Reveal! Falling North (Turner Artist Rocker #2) by Alyson Santos


Check out the HOT cover for Falling North by Alyson Santos! This is book 2 in the Turner Artist Rocker series. Falling North is coming on April 23rd... Who says you can’t fly through the fall?

Photographer: Wander Aguiar Photography: https://www.facebook.com/WANDER.AGUIAR.PHOTOGRAPHY/
Model: Kaz

Turner Artist Management Urgent Action Item:
✔ Save Falling Back North from implosion.
When your agency’s newest artist shows signs of collapse, you jump on the problem. When it involves a potential rift between the brothers who form the band’s soul, you throw your Hail Mary.
So I did—by hiring a respected marketing goddess to save them. But when demons run deep and the stakes are extreme, it might prove too much for the band’s drummer and leader who’s been carrying them all since childhood. Enormous pressure compounded by impending heartbreak, what’s an agency to do?
See, I’m just the manager. The story that follows actually belongs to my client Xander Silva and the innocent marketing siren about to blow him to shreds.
Because now that both brothers have their hearts set on the same woman, everyone’s desperate to know:
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