Monday, September 28, 2020

New Review! Breaking South (Turner Artist Rocker #3) by Alyson Santos

Breaking South (Turner Artist Rocker, #3)Breaking South by Alyson Santos
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky Stars

Why does an Alyson Santos book make you self-reflect? I guess it’s because she writes what a lot of struggle with an that’s mental health. I adore her books and her ability to make you stop and say ok I feel like I connect to this character because I go through this too. I believe her books will always stand the test of time. Yet it’s not all doom and gloom there is hope in these books. Hope that you can rise from the ashes and reinvent yourself and find love when you least expect it.

Genevieve Fox is the reigning pop princess with a momager to boot. She performs the song others write for the masses. It’s overprocess pop music and this really isn’t who Gen is anymore. She finds herself avoiding mirrors and having panic attacks. She is a just a pawn in her life and nothing more. Her mother and the label control everything. Seriously she is a 22-year-old woman who can’t make her own decisions regarding her career. It’s during a charity event that she meets Oliver a hockey goalie who is also on his way to recovery from a knee injury. He can’t believe this beautiful pop princess gives him the time of day. When he starts to really spend time with her, he notices the woman she truly is. Together they heal each other and navigate the rocky road a very public relationship has. They also help each other notice their true potential.

I really did like Oliver. He was a genuine good guy who just wanted to play hockey and provide for his family back home. Genevieve was naïve in a lot of ways but that was her mother’s fault. Momager didn’t want her perfect lifestyle interrupted and treated her daughter like a prize pony. I hated her. I liked that Gen grew in this book she was far from spoiled. I always know I’m going to read an Alyson Santos book it will come at a time when I need it. Yet another winner in my book.

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New Review! Bobby Ether and the Temple of Eternity (Bobby Ether #2) by R. Scott Boyer 5 Cranky Stars

Bobby Ether and the Temple of Eternity (Bobby Ether, #2)Bobby Ether and the Temple of Eternity by R. Scott Boyer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky Stars

The first book ended on a literal cliffhanger so I was very happy to find this second story. This is a young adult series but I enjoyed it very much as an adult. It is fast paced and full of adventure and mystery. The main characters are as realistic as magical characters can be. However, that may not be correct as these kids used the uncovered powers of their brain to interact with the elements and each other.

The children were all students at a monastery school called the Jade Academy and they disappeared. Bobby and his cousin Jinx managed to escape separately from the rest. Bobby is at home with the parents he thought were killed in an auto accident. Now, his grandfather and Cassandra are missing as well as his grandmother. When Chief brings Jinx to Bobby's house, they tell Bobby that all their friends are missing. Chief is a Navajo in charge of a place called the Birds Nest , an eco-dome. He takes Bobby and Jinx back to the eco-dome for training in meditation and to increase their abilities. When word comes that the children and the Agency known as Core has been spotted in South America, off goes Chief, Bobby and Jinx. It is quite an adventure they have in the jungle while looking for information. The kids must work together and mount a rescue. We meet lots of native and supernatural spirits on this adventure. It is truly an entertaining adventure.

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New Review! Upon Which Victor Viper Sat: A Cogling Short Story by Jordan Elizabeth 5 Cranky Stars

Upon Which Victor Viper Sat: A Cogling Short Story by Jordan ElizabethUpon Which Victor Viper Sat: A Cogling Short Story by Jordan Elizabeth by Jordan Elizabeth
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky Stars

A cute little short story by Jordan Elizabeth. It is a mixture of class bullying, steam punk and the supernatural. Lady Rachel Waxman is a wealthy teenager who appears to enjoy lording over her maid. The maid is Edna and she is fifteen. However, Lady Rachel is very immature compared to Edna. Rachel can't resist telling Edna what her shortcomings are because she lives in the slums. For instance, Lady Rachel's mother made paper cranes and hung them from the ceiling. Rachel can't resist telling Edna that she must not be familiar with paper like that because she lives in the slums. The birds are for a play her mother's troupe is performing in the Zink Garden. After gathering the cranes into a box that belongs to her mother, she is going to have Edna carry it to the garden. First though she must find suitable clothes for her maid to wear. When the day comes, Rachel makes Edna wear a dress suited more for a ten year old than a fifteen year old. At the garden, the players troupe is behind the stage and to Edna's dismay, they are all robots. Robots are very popular in this society. Of course, one of the robots (or is it) grabs the box and runs off. Edna finds a note with an address on the ground and Lady Rachel makes her chase the robot to retrieve the box. Once Edna finds someone to tell her where the assignation point is, she is off on a terrifying adventure. What she finds is not at all what she had expected.

Delightful story that, as with all short stories, ended too soon.

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New Review! Storm Damage by C.P. Smith 5 Cranky Stars

Storm DamageStorm Damage by C.P. Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky Stars

When Logan Storm discharged from the Army he was lost. Searching for peach wherever he went with his dog Max. When his path crosses with Skylar and her brothers he finally found it. Skylar is struggling to keep it together. Between being the sole guardian of her two brothers and running her dad's bar she finds herself losing ground fast when Storm stumbles upon them.

This book is by far the best read I've had this year. CP Smith grabbed ahold of my soul and honestly I don't want it back. These characters have burrowed into my heart. I feel like I had an out of body experience and joined this town. Do yourself a favor and buy this book, hell, buy all of her books. You won't be sorry.

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New Review! Dead To Me (Grave Talkers #1) by Annie Anderson 5 Cranky Stars

Dead to Me (Grave Talker, #1)Dead to Me by Annie Anderson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky Stars

I know when I read a book by Ms. Anderson, I know there will be a kick butt female lead and a side characters that you’ll root for. Her books always get me out of a reading funk especially when I need a genre change. Dead to Me introduced me to Darby and while they had her chasing the bad guy it also did some world building for what I hope will be a fun new series.

Darby is a police officer with some extra razzle dazzle in her arsenal. You see Darby can speak and sense the dead it’s part of why she has the best closing rate on cases in her precinct. Only person who knows her secret is her partner J and her dad. She has a constant sidekick of an Irish man in a top hat named Hildebrandt. Her life was going simply fine until a high school bully winds up dead with Darby’s card on her. A man shows up claiming to be the FBI but there is something more to Bishop than meets the eye. Together Darby discovers who she really is and they set out to nab the bad guy or woman before more people end up hurt.

I breezed through this book I liked it that much. I can’t wait to see where Darby ends up in future books. I really liked Bishop. He meant well I’m sure and he seems to have a sweet spot for her. Hildy was a laugh but come on dude help the girl out. I liked that J really stuck by his friend no matter what. Dead to Me is a good start and I hope everyone picks this up and enjoys this story.

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Release Blitz! Descendants Of The Curse: Jessie's Choice by C.S. Kendall



Release Date: September 28, 2020

Cover Design: Melody Barber

Genre: Paranormal / Coming of Age


As she approaches her senior year of high school, Jessie Mason has really come into her own as an immortal serial killer. Though living with the demands of the Fountain of Youth--which gives her immortality in exchange for blood--she has learned to control the water’s murderous voice by cleansing the streets of the vile criminals who roam free. She’s not alone, either. With the help of her family, her boyfriend Tyler, and the larger immortal Community, she knows how to keep herself safe and under the radar. Follow the rules and everything works. Trust the Community.

So when she is handpicked by a major leader for a kill assignment, she doesn’t understand her reservations about her target. Add to that, she can’t shake the weird vibe about her youngest sister’s teacher. There’s something decidedly creepy about the guy. Could the Community have made a mistake?

It’s only when her youngest sister, Cora, goes missing that Jessie is faced with a choice: follow the rules set forth by the Community or listen to her instincts and go rogue. And she has to decide quickly. Because Cora’s life depends on the answer.






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CS Kendall first sparked an interest in writing in the third grade and has been toying with various story ideas since.

Finally, a few years ago she decided to put pen to paper and really give it a go. The Killing Cure Series is her debut work.

In her day job she feels honored to serve as a therapist in a private practice setting where she is daily inspired by the stories of struggle, courage. and overcoming her clients entrust to her. Walking through the difficulties of depression, anxiety and major life transitions is a privilege she feels humbled to be a part of. She incorporates themes she sees in her work, of humanity warring with aspiration to be better, of suffering and triumphing. She believes it truly is the story of humanity, those common experiences and struggles--sometimes endured in silent desperation--that connect us all. And she loves to find creative ways to convey that to her readership.

CS lives happily with her one and only husband, two cats, one dog and two children in southwest Michigan.




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Blog Tour! Stories of September Anthology by Multiple Authors

  STORIES OF SEPTEMBER ANTHOLOGY Release Date: September 22nd   Add to Goodreads:   Grab this ALL-NEW collection of sweet and sexy romance novellas from 10 best selling authors obsessed with falling in love today, for ONLY $2.99 DURING RELEASE WEEK!!! All new. All standalones. Guaranteed to make you swoon. This collection will feature brand new stories from: Fiona Cole Willow Winters Meghan Quinn Skye Warren Ella Fields Jade West K. Webster Amelia Wilde Trilina Pucci Meagan Brandy     GRAB FOR $2.99 ONLY! PRICE WILL GO UP TO $9.99 AFTER RELEASE WEEK! AVAILABLE NOW!! Amazon: Apple: Nook: Kobo: Google Play:       Blurb: Before the school bell rang on September 1st, we were already falling in love. Stories of September is a collection of sweet and sexy romance novellas from 10 best selling authors obsessed with falling in love. Authors included are: Fiona Cole Willow Winters Meghan Quinn Skye Warren Ella Fields Jade West K. Webster Amelia Wilde Trilina Pucci Meagan Brandy      

Release Blitz! Lock by Kimberly Knight

Title: Lock
Author: Kimberly Knight
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Fairytale
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR

Before Zell was born, her fate was sealed.

Held captive in a high-rise overlooking New York City since the age of twelve, she had no friends her own age, no life outside of the penthouse, and absolutely no choices of her own. But what she didn’t realize was the tower where she lost her freedom would one day become her salvation. Her prince would arrive, they would fall in love, and they would come up with a plan for her to escape so they could live happily ever after.

If only it were that easy.

Every girl dreams of her life becoming a fairy tale, even Zell, who’s knowledge of romance was simply from the books she stole from other girls at the brothel.
In a world where sex, drugs, and manipulation is solely the life she knows, the only fairy tale poor Zell would endure would be a sinister one ...

Because freedom always comes at a price.

Kimberly Knight is a USA Today Bestselling author who lives in the mountains near a lake in California with her loving husband, who is a great research assistant. Kimberly writes in a variety of genres including romantic suspense, contemporary romance, erotic romance, and paranormal romance. Her books will make you laugh, cry, swoon, and fall in love before she throws you curve balls you never see coming.

When Kimberly isn’t writing, you can find her watching her favorite reality TV shows, binge-watching true crime documentaries, and going to San Francisco Giants games. She’s also a two-time desmoid tumor/cancer fighter, which has made her stronger and an inspiration to her fans.

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Friday, September 25, 2020

Blog Tour! The Jealousy of Jalice (A Disaster of Dokojin #1) by Jesse Nolan Bailey

The Jealousy of Jalice
Jesse Nolan Bailey
(A Disaster of Dokojin #1)
Publication date: May 19th 2020
Genres: Adult, Dark Fantasy, Fantasy
The Realms have split apart, the Stones of Elation have been hidden, and warnings of dokojin drift among the tribes.
The land and its people are corrupted. The Sachem, chief of the Unified Tribes, is to blame.
It is this conviction that drives Annilasia and Delilee to risk their lives. Afraid of the aether magic he wields, they enact a subtler scheme: kidnap his wife. In her place, Delilee will pretend to be the chieftess and spy on the Sachem.
Unaware of this plot against her husband, Jalice is whisked away by Annilasia. Pleading with her captor proves futile, and she rejects Annilasia’s delusional accusations against the chief. After all, the Sachem has brought peace to the land.
Yet a dangerous truth hides in Jalice’s past. As she and Annilasia flee through a forest of insidious threats, they must confront the evil plaguing the tribes and the events that unleashed it.

Author Bio:
Enthralled by the magic that written stories contain, Jesse Nolan Bailey has always wanted to be an author. With his debut novel finally released to the masses, he can now claim such title with relief. He lives in Durham, North Carolina, where he has embraced the equally-gratifying lifework of hosting a trio of spoiled cats.


Book Tour! Bloodshed Academy Book 1 by Jen L. Grey

Year One
Bloodshed Academy Book 1
by Jen L. Grey
Genre: Paranormal Academy Romance 

Only the strongest survive ... most of the time

Raven may be a shifter, but she's always felt separate from her wolf. She never knew it should be different. Then, a stranger showed up in her hometown, turning her world upside down and recruiting her for the elite Bloodshed Academy.

Everything she's ever known gets challenged, and Raven found herself in impossible situations. Making matters worse was the fact that one of the strongest alphas at school caught her eye. And he made her feel things she didn't understand.

The school may only recruit the best of the best, the strongest in their world, but there was something more about Raven. When push comes to shove, she had to decide if she's willing to fight for what she's come to love ... or run from a life she couldn't quite accept.

Vampire Diaries meets Daughter of the Moon in YEAR ONE, a steamy academy romance story for readers that love snark and strong alphas.

Year Two
Bloodshed Academy Book 2 

Some secrets kill ... others bring a fate worse than death

Barely dealing with her shifter abilities, Raven had to navigate college. Her journey so far has uncovered a world beyond her wildest expectations.

Not only did she constantly have to prove her worth to the students and faculty at Bloodshed, but she also had to balance her love life, a secret society with a hidden agenda, and three of the most elite guys at school.

When all the secrets around her are exposed, and everything Raven's facing comes to a head ... she has to pick what's worth fighting for. Her life and her choices, or her place in the world around her.

Vampire Diaries meets Daughter of the Moon in YEAR TWO, a steamy academy romance story for readers that love snark and strong alphas.

Please note that the story is not reverse harem and there are instances of bullying.

Year Three
Bloodshed Academy Book 3 

A society that you can't escape... or you can die trying

Embracing her wolf, Raven became stronger than she ever imagined, but the next challenges she must face could break her.

The culling was coming. Only the strongest survive, and with it, the potential to change everything and everyone around her.

Now Raven and her friends must make decisions unlike anything they ever could have imagined. Their choices would set the course of a war. Their enemies were many, and even unknown. Once again, Raven was left with no other options. If she doesn't take a stand, she would lose everything she held close.

Vampire Diaries meets Daughter of the Moon in YEAR ONE, a steamy academy romance story for readers that love snark and strong alphas.

Please note that the story is not reverse harem and there are instances of bullying.

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Reading has always been one of my favorite hobbies, even as a little girl. When I was a toddler, my parents would read stories to me over and over. I would hear them so often that I had the books memorized and could recite the story word by word.

My favorite genres are fantasy, paranormal, and contemporary romance. So of course that's what I'm inclined to write.

I have a husband, two young daughters, and a mini Australian Shepherd. I've lived in Tennessee the majority of my life and love the state.

I'm extremely addicted to caffeine and enjoy drinking coffee and lattes.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Release Blitz! Breaking South (The Turner Artist Rocker Series) by Alyson Santos


𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐛𝐲 𝐀𝐥𝐲𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐨𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐊𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝!


Turner Artist Management Urgent Action Item:

✔ Rescue pop princess Genevieve Fox from herself.

When your biggest client loses all faith in her identity, you jump on the problem. When it threatens her iconic career, you drop the details and dig to the heart of the crisis.

So I did—investigate. But what I found was a controversial connection with an injured hockey player that could blow up two industries, not to mention her life. With the entire world watching, is this captivating athlete the cause of her sudden self-doubt? Or is he the only one who can save her from herself?

See, I’m just the manager. The story that follows actually belongs to my client Genevieve Fox and the fearless goalie who refuses to back away from a fight.

Because now that skeptics on both sides have bared their teeth, everyone’s desperate to know:



Sᴛᴀʀᴛ ʀᴇᴀᴅɪɴɢ ᴛᴏᴅᴀʏ!

Breaking South ➤

Catch up with the series:

Book 1 - Rising West ➤

Book 2 - Falling North ➤


I’m a writer, musician, and cat lover. Not always in that order.

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.




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