Tuesday, January 26, 2021

New Review! Bloody Union (Made #1) by Brooke Summers 5 Cranky Stars

Bloody Union (Made, #1)Bloody Union by Brooke Summers

5 Cranky Stars

McKenna is the daughter of the Irish Mafia leader, and Dante is the son of the Italian Mafia leader. The war between the 2 families is on a weak peace treaty, set to be more solid after Makenna and Dante marry. The Italian leader wants to use Dante to take over the Irish, and even tries to kill not only Makenna, but his other sons as well. Makenna has secrets, secrets that no one knows, not even her family. She is actually the real leader of the Irish in America, with the exception of the state her Dad runs. When all the secrets come out, heads roll, loyalty is vowed and broken, love is found, and Makenna and Dante rule it all.

This book had many twists and turns, it kept me on the edge of my seat. Makenna is strong, loyal, and one hell of a shot.

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New Review! Crashing East (Save Me #4) by Aly Stiles 4.5 Cranky Stars


Crashing East (Save Me, #4)Crashing East by Aly Stiles
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 Cranky Stars

Julian Hayes once had it all. He was the guitarist to a promising but troubled rock band Crashing East. While what happened was no fault of his own, he was still part of them and suffered the same fate. He is now trying to salvage his career with the remaining band members and one incredibly famous former pop star and her ever persistent assistant Hadley. Just when he thinks that maybe he has a chance his eleven-year-old niece shows up on his doorstep. He doesn’t have the first clue about what to do with a preteen child and together they navigate the first month with lots of screaming and very loud music. Hadley didn’t know her annoying neighbor was Viv’s new guitarist. She tries so hard to hate him but the disaster that is his life appeals to her fix it nature. Slowly Julian and Naomi (his niece) learn how to co-exist and form a bond like no other and Julian and Hadley fall in love. Trust me you’ll love it.

I always mentally prepare myself for an Aly Stiles book. I know she writes from a place of knowing how these characters feel. I haven’t lost a parent, but I have lost a set of grandparents that meant the world to me. I just imagined that ache tenfold. My daughter is eleven and I try to picture her acting the way Naomi does but I think Omi is world weary and touched by grief and that’s why she seems older. Julian handled his life with a certain grace. He never gave up but wasn’t afraid to show his emotions. Hadley well I commend her for being human and normal compared to the train wreck that is the Crawford family. Lord have mercy those people make you want to push them off a cliff then possibly pick them up and toss them off again for good measure. I say we have another winner from Aly Stiles.

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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Excerpt Reveal! Prince Charming (Cinderella #2) by K. Webster


  PRINCE CHARMING (Cinderella #2) by K. Webster Release Date: January 26th   Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55509539-prince-charming   Preorder Prince Charming TODAY! Amazon: https://amzn.to/3nim6fM Apple: http://apple.co/2X6YnVk B&N: http://bit.ly/3oeKm3z Kobo: http://bit.ly/3ogaL1d Google Play: http://bit.ly/2XbIeOs   Start the Series today with Stroke of Midnight ! Amazon: https://amzn.to/33QksLN Apple Books: https://apple.co/3gRI7yL B&N: https://bit.ly/3bk35oN Kobo: https://bit.ly/3gQXjMO Google Play: https://bit.ly/34UmJ9S     Blurb: Winston Constantine is no prince charming... I crave him so badly I think I might be losing my mind. He's right in front of me, but he’s just as remote as my dreams of getting away from my stepbrothers. I keep playing his twisted games, and I want to stay just as distant as he is. But I can’t. I never could. I’ve fallen for him. Hopelessly. Irrevocably. But Winston isn’t a lover, he’s a business venture. A way for me to pay for college. A ticket out. He’s never pretended to be anything other than that. I can’t blame him for making me fall in love. There can be no happily ever after between a maid and a prince, no matter what the stories say.     Excerpt: “Let’s see what the poor maid bought her boss,” he taunts, his fingers digging into my thighs as he roughly holds onto me. “I didn’t buy it,” I sass back. “I made it.” He rolls his eyes, making him seem much younger like Keaton. It makes me laugh. I reach over to the nightstand and grab the envelope off the top. “Here.” “A gift card to Starbucks. How original.” I smack at his bare chest. “It’s not a gift card, asshole.” He smirks as he opens the card. His brow lifts in question as he pulls out a handmade booklet. “Coupons.” I grin at him. “Cool, right?” Ignoring me, he flips open the booklet. “A coupon for one free massage from Ash.” His eyes dart to mine, amusement dancing in them. “I could go to the spa and get a massage from someone qualified.” “Would they do it naked?” I taunt. “Hmm,” is all he says as he flips to the next page. “Bedtime story by Ash. A bedtime story, huh? A story about the big, bad wolf with his dick up Goldilocks’s ass?” I cackle and smack him again. “You’re an idiot.” He flips the page and shakes his head. “A free cuddle. I can assure you, I’m never using this coupon.” I pout, earning a smile from him. “You never know. They don’t expire so you’re good there.” “You thought of everything, I see,” he remarks, his eyes back on the booklet. “A trip to the candy store. Hmm.” “There’s a really neat place where you can mix and match—” “I don’t eat candy,” he interrupts, flashing me his perfect white teeth. “Fine, we’ll buy some for Perry. We’re going and soon. I’m running low on cherry Starburst.” He flips the page. “Movie night in Winston’s bed.” “Sounds fun, right?” “All of this sounds like torture if we’re being honest.” “But you love torture,” I argue. “When I’m the one doing the torturing.” He tosses the coupon book away and grabs onto my neck, pulling me to him. “That was the most ridiculous gift I’ve ever received.” “You’re welcome,” I say with a grin. His lips press to mine, and he kisses me like he’s thankful for the most ridiculous gift. Since I was naked and waiting for him, it doesn’t take long for him to shove his boxers down, freeing his thick, eager cock. Greedily, I slide up and down his length, letting him feel how hot he gets me. His tongue spears into my mouth, and his grip on my ass is nearly painful. I arch my back, lining my opening up with the tip of his dick and then flex my hips so that he slides inside my body. With a hard thrust, he bucks into me. His fingers are going to leave bruises as he forcefully guides me to meet his rhythm. I pant heavily against his mouth, trying to keep up with his maddening pace. “Oh god,” I groan, grinding against him, loving how he hits me in all the right spots. “So good.” He pinches my nipple and twists it until I whimper. His lips pepper me with hungry, open-mouthed kisses along my jaw. When he gets to my throat, he sucks hard enough to make me gasp. With each powerful thrust up into me, I grow more and more dizzy by the need to come. Raking my nails over his chest, I revel in the sharp hiss that escapes him. He nips at my throat hard enough I cry out. Mine. I feel the word whispered over my flesh more than I hear it. It’s enough to send me over the edge. Stars glitter around me as my orgasm tears through me, obliterating my every nerve ending. He comes with a growl that sets my soul on fire. Heat floods into me, claiming me as his, just like he said. I collapse onto his sweaty chest, breathing heavily. “How much to keep you right here for the night just like this?” “Everything you earned tonight.” It’s then, I realize we can do this. Without the money if we have to. I’d have to get a real job and an apartment, but we could still have this. We could keep our games and our fantastic sex and our teasing conversations. He’s protective and caring and in tune with my needs. I’m not Meredith. I would take care of his heart, not break it. He just has to let me inside. “Deal.” I stroke my finger over his shoulder. “Happy birthday, Win.” “Indeed it is, Cinderelliott.” I make him happy. The billionaire who has everything finds enjoyment in the company of me. Some might say it’s a fairy tale ending, but even I know Winston’s no charming prince.     About K. Webster: K Webster is a USA Today Bestselling author. Her titles have claimed many bestseller tags in numerous categories, are translated in multiple languages, and have been adapted into audiobooks. She lives in “Tornado Alley” with her husband, two children, and her baby dog named Blue. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and researching aliens. Connect w/K. Webster: Website: https://www.authorkwebster.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorkwebster Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/KristiWebster Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorkwebster Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7741564.K_Webster Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/k-webster Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/K-Webster/e/B00JOJ86CW Newsletter Signup: http://eepurl.com/bllgoP  

Excerpt Reveal! Hate Me by Ashley Jade


  HATE ME by Ashley Jade Release Date: January 28th   Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55000548-hate-me   PREORDER IS AVAILABLE! WILL BE AVAILABLE IN KINDLE UNLIMITED! Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3mTO3ui Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3hkmZTT Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/3mXaazL Amazon AU: http://amzn.to/3aMX71q     Blurb: I'm the whispers in the dark you can't ignore. The bully you can't run away from. I'm the tormentor who makes your life a living hell. The villain you love to hate. I'm the vicious stepbrother sleeping in the next room. The one who knows all your secrets. And I'll stop at nothing to make you pay. WARNING: This book is recommended for mature readers due to graphic language, sexual content, and dark elements. It is NOT a safe read.     Excerpt: Tightening his grip, he escorts me to what appears to be a coat room.

“What the hell?”

“Let’s get one thing straight,” he snarls, cornering me until my spine meets a row of coats. “Your whore mother marrying my father changes nothing between us.”

I almost want to laugh, because I don’t like this new arrangement any more than he does.

However, it’s comical just how much it’s ruffling his feathers.

“Awe, what’s the matter, Trenton?” I taunt. “Afraid I’ll—”

Words die in my throat when one hand slams across my mouth and the other one hovers over my throat, threatening to squeeze. “I’m not afraid of anything, Stray.”

He utters the last word with so much venom I nearly wince. Out of all the cruel nicknames Knox has given me over the years, this one hurts the most.

Because it’s the truth.

Ever since my dad died, I've felt lost and abandoned.

Like a kitten who lost its way and will never find home because they don’t belong anywhere.

He leans in close, his ruthless stare burning a hole right through me. “But you should be.”

A shiver runs down my spine, not only because of his threatening words and the hostility they’re laced with…but the lethal way he’s looking at me.

As if he’s contemplating the best method to kill me and dispose of my body afterward.

I’ve heard all the rumors going around school.

His mom was murdered when he was thirteen…

And his dad sent him to a mental institution for a year while he covered it up.

Because Knox was the one who did it.

People weren’t terrified of him just because he was a bully who got off on terrorizing others.

They were terrified because he was a legitimate psychopath who was capable of homicide.

Until now, I wasn’t sure I believed any of the gossip.

At six foot three he towers over my five-four frame, but I force myself to peer up and look him right in the eyes. “Go to hell.”

Deep down I’m petrified of the lunatic, but I refuse to let him see that.

My breath hitches when he presses his body against mine and the hand looming over my throat constricts. “I live there.”

Live? More like ruled because as far as I’m concerned, he’s the devil.

My retort falls by the wayside, though, when he leans in and his mouth brushes mine.

I’m about to ask what the fuck he’s doing, but a sharp sting shoots through my flesh when his teeth clamp down on my bottom lip and I taste a hint of copper.

I try to pull away, but that only makes the pain worse.

Thinking quick, I knee him in the balls.

With an aggravated grunt, he finally releases his hold.

I expect him to be pissed so I brace myself, preparing for another attack, but to my surprise there’s a trace of amusement in his expression.

His tongue darts out and I see the glint of metal from his piercing as he swipes the blood gathered on his lip. “Welcome to the family, sis.”   About the Author: Ashley Jade loves to tackle different genres and tropes within romance. Her first loves are New Adult Romance and Romantic Suspense, but she also writes everything in between including: contemporary romance, erotica, and dark romance. Her characters are flawed and complex, and chances are you will hate them before you fall head over heels in love with them. She’s a die-hard lover of oxford commas, em dashes, music, coffee, and anything thought provoking…except for math. Books make her heart beat faster and writing makes her soul come alive. She’s always read books growing up and scribbled stories in her journal, and after having a strange dream one night; she decided to just go for it and publish her first series. It was the best decision she ever made. If she’s not paying off student loan debt, working, or writing a novel—you can usually find her listening to music, hanging out with her readers online, and pondering the meaning of life. Check out her amazon page and Facebook page for future novels. She recently became hip and joined Twitter, so you can find her there, too. She loves connecting with her readers—they make her world go round’.   Connect w/Ashley: Website: https://ashleyjadeauthor.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ashley-Jade-Author-788137781302982/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajadeauthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashleyjadeauthor/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14175946 Bookbub:https://www.bookbub.com/authors/ashley-jade Amazon: https://amzn.to/2RGsIJ9  

Release Blitz! Bloody Union (Made #1) by Brooke Summers


Title: Bloody Union
Series: Made #1
Author: Brooke Summers
Genre: Mafia Romance
Release Date: January 21, 2021


Marriages are meant to be sacred but when an arranged marriage turns bloody a war is started.

Makenna Gallagher’s life is anything but ordinary. After experiencing something traumatic her life changes and not for the better. When she meets the man that she is expected to marry she knows that keeping her secrets is only going to get harder. 

When Dante Bianchi sees his wife-to-be, he’s surprised. She doesn’t look anything like the sweet and innocent fourteen year old who he had agreed to marry five years ago. He looks forward to making her his. 

When their wedding ends in a gunfight, he’s surprised to see his wife handling a gun with ease and when he watches her kill a man he doesn’t know whether to be angry or turned on. 

Every family has secrets, but Makenna is drowning in hers. Will she sink or swim when hers turn deadly?




"Makenna..." my father says and I turn my gaze to him. His tone is harsher than it usually is with me and I know that it's due to the men that are sitting in his office. My father is head of the Ceannaire ar chách, the Irish Mafia here in New York. He has been since my grandfather took a bullet to the heart from the Bratva. He was lucky and survived; I don’t know how. Granda says that no way on this earth were the Russian’s going to be his downfall. He’s living life to the fullest in Dublin, Ireland where he’s the head of the Mafia. "Matteo Bianchi..." 
My body tenses, I hate the Capo, have since I was twelve years old. 
Nobody knows about my hatred of Matteo and no one ever will. I know the consequences of what will happen if anyone finds out the truth about that night. 
My father carries on talking, "And I have agreed that our families being bonded is the only way to guarantee peace." I hide the scoff, this is absolute bullshit, there's no way that anything can be guaranteed. It'll be put on hold for a while, but something is bound to piss one of them off at some stage and then all hell will break loose. "You and Dante will marry." 
I grit my teeth, I knew one day I'd have to marry, it's the way our world works. A woman in the Mafia doesn't have the life like a normal woman, we're to be seen and not heard. We're to be at the beck and call of our father and then our husband. I've been lucky, my father isn't a monster to his family, unlike some of his men. From what I've heard most of the made men beat their women and children to submit to their wishes. Break the woman so they won't disobey them. 
I take a deep breath. "Yes, father." My gaze moves to my brothers who are standing in the corner of the office, they are looking at me with a weird expression. Did they think I'd object? I've not got a death wish. I'm not stupid. I'd never disrespect my father, not in front of his men and definitely not in front of men that are our enemies. 
My father nods his head, "You are fourteen, Makenna, and the wedding will take place when you are of age." His tone is darker once again, this isn't for my benefit, this is for the Famiglia. 
"Of course," Dante says harshly. 
Matteo shakes his head, "As soon as you're of age, we'll have the wedding." He turns his gaze to me, "You can go." 
My brothers tense, their hands on their guns, all of them eager to be the one to shoot him. There’s no love lost there and the tension in the room becomes thick. 
"Makenna, go to your mother." My father demands and I hold back the protest. I give my brothers a smile as I leave the office. 
My mother is waiting for me in the living room. Her hands by her side and a smile on her face. She rushes over to me. "You're finally getting married," she says and to anyone else it would be as though she's congratulating me. To me, I know better, she's been waiting for this day for a long time. Waiting for me to leave the house where she knows that the secret I carry will no longer risk being spilled.




I'm Brooke, I'm a Londoner born and raised. I live with my fiancee and our daughter. 
I'm a foul mouthed, dirty minded weirdo. 
I'm an introvert who would rather spend the night in front of the fire reading than go out. 
I write Dark Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Taboo. Basically everything I love thrown together. 
I'm hoping you'll join me on this wild ride I'm about to embark on.


Friday, January 22, 2021

Release Blitz! Crashing East by Aly Stiles



𝐂𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐄𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐛𝐲 𝐀𝐥𝐲 𝐒𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄! 𝐃𝐨𝐧'𝐭 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐞𝐬-𝐭𝐨-𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐥𝐞-𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭/𝐠𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐫𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫 𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞! 𝟏-𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲!

BLURB He’s the bane of her existence. She’s the latest thorn in his side. Until angry sparks hint at a passionate blaze. Personal Assistant Hadley Crawford was already against her boss’s decision to front a new band with a disgraced ex-rocker. Imagine her surprise when Viv’s new bandmate is also the arrogant jerk from upstairs. So what if he’s talented, hot, and captivating? People resist unhealthy attractions all the time. What’s the step below rock bottom? That’s where Julian Campbell lives after the collapse of his former band and the death of his sister. A year later, things only get worse when his deadbeat brother-in-law drops off his niece and never comes back. The last thing he needs right now is his nightmare neighbor showing up to thwart his one chance at getting back on his feet. But things get complicated when painful secrets turn a bitter rivalry into a risky attraction. What if the same fire driving them apart is the only thing strong enough to save them? CRASHING EAST is an enemies-to-lovers and single-parent/guardian rockstar romance that can be read as a standalone. Add to your Goodreads TBR http://bit.ly/CE_GR PURCHASE LINKS US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08RY6Z3YD UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08RY6Z3YD AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B08RY6Z3YD CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08RY6Z3YD Universal: http://mybook.to/CrashingEast Catch up with the series: Book 1 - Rising West ➤ http://mybook.to/RisingWest Book 2 - Falling North ➤ http://mybook.to/FallingNorth Book 3 - Breaking South ➤ http://mybook.to/BreakingSouth TEASER ABOUT THE AUTHOR From angsty and dark to snort-laugh funny, Aly writes romance from her soul to yours. AUTHOR LINKS Amazon https://www.amazon.com/author/alystiles Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20866879.Aly_Stiles Facebook https://www.facebook.com/authoralystiles/ Facebook Reader Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/AlysBreakfastClub/ Newsletter http://www.subscribepage.com/r4a5s1 Promo Master List (bloggers) https://www.subscribepage.com/r4a5s1_masterlist Instagram https://www.instagram.com/authoralystiles/ Twitter https://twitter.com/aly_stiles Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/authoralystiles/ Spotify https://spoti.fi/2BThWpZ Website http://www.alystiles.com/ YouTube – Author Aly Stiles https://bit.ly/35ibyY8

Monday, January 18, 2021

Release Blitz! Off the Cuff by K.I. Lynn



Release Date: January 11, 2021

Cover Design: TE Black Designs
Photo Credit: The Cover Lab


Genre: Contemporary Romance



I spilled a cup of coffee on the President of Acquisitions.
He deserved it. 

Not the brightest idea, but I’d had a bad day, and now he’s getting back at me.

For nine weeks I’m to be his assistant, and there’s nothing I can do about it.
It’s punishment.

Every moment we’re near each other it’s a constant battle of wills, but I refuse to go down.

If only he wasn’t so good looking.

If only my fantasies didn’t invade our arguments. 

Everything is off the cuff, including him pinning me to the wall. 

Now he wants something else from me.
A date.

There’s just one problem--he doesn’t know I have a child.


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K.I. Lynn is the USA Today Bestselling Author from The Bend Anthology and the Amazon Bestselling Series, Breach. She spent her life in the arts, everything from music to painting and ceramics, then to writing. Characters have always run around in her head, acting out their stories, but it wasn’t until later in life she would put them to pen. It would turn out to be the one thing she was really passionate about.

Since she began posting stories online, she’s garnered acclaim for her diverse stories and hard hitting writing style. Two stories and characters are never the same, her brain moving through different ideas faster than she can write them down as it also plots its quest for world domination…or cheese. Whichever is easier to obtain… Usually it’s cheese.


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Blog Tour! Callous Heir (The Heirs #5) by Michelle Heard


    CALLOUS HEIR (The Heirs #5) by Michelle Heard Release Date: January 18th     Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51887188-callous-heir     AVAILABLE NOW!! FREE in Kindle Unlimited! Amazon US: Amazon UK: Amazon CA: Amazon AU:   START THE SERIES TODAY!! Coldhearted Heir #1 Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2CUzzJA Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3jag3YX Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2YqebUb Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/3gpLnRK         Blurb: I made the mistake of falling for one of my brother’s friends. As if that wasn’t stupid enough, I then declared my love to him. Yeah, I know. Big mistake. Huge mistake. But here I am with my rejected feelings, and Noah won’t even look at me. Whenever he has to talk to me, his words are blunt. Yet they cut deeper than any knife. What’s a girl to do when the man she loves won’t give her the time of day? Make herself irreplaceable in his life, of course. Noah West More handsome than all the rest. I loved him from deep in my bones, But then he found out And became all curt And trampled my heart in the dirt.       About the Author: Michelle Heard is a Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling Author who loves creating stories her readers can get lost in. She resides in South Africa with her son where she's always planning her next book to write, and trip to take. Connect w/Michelle: Website: https://michelleheardauthor.wordpress.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MHeardAuthor FB Readers Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/118971435201074 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authormichelleheard Twitter: https://twitter.com/MichelleAHorst Amazon: https://amazon.com/author/michellehorst Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18108320.Michelle_Heard BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/michelle-heard Newsletter Signup: http://eepurl.com/cUXM_P                  

New Review! Fetching (Unleashed Romance #1) by Kylie Gilmore 4 Cranky Stars


Fetching (Unleashed Romance, #1)Fetching by Kylie Gilmore
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Cranky Stars

If you are looking for an easy sexy winter read, then Fetching is the one you want to curl up with by a fire. The sparks between these two could light that fire for you honestly. It’s an age-old relationship troupe where he’s a sexy billionaire and she’s a stubborn as heck woman running a family business. I mean there is even a cute little dog named Snowball. Who doesn’t love puppies?

Sydney has moved back home to her small town to run her families Inn. Well, it’s more a bar and restaurant but It’s been in the family for years and not much has changed. She is floundering and doesn’t know how to pull herself out. She has a marketing degree not a business degree, but she gets points for trying. Wyatt finds himself needing to get away from NYC and when Harper suggests he checks out the town he is enamored by its charm. He even finds himself taken by the sassy Sydney. He offers to help her out, but she isn’t having it. He sets out to woo her to see his side and hopefully fall in love with him and she sets out to prove she doesn’t need help, but love makes you do strange things.

I really wanted to like Sydney but at some point, she just annoyed me. Her incessant complaining about her family business got to me. I get being stubborn and wanting to keep things in your family as it always has been, but times change things change and she was out of her wheelhouse. I know she meant well but I was kind of annoyed. Wyatt just wanted to help people but remain in control of how that money was spent. I guess the fluffy little dog added to his appeal. I don’t want to deter readers from this book. It is a cute sexy read like I said. Add in some fun best friends, a gaggle of charming protective brothers and one sister hiding from her life and you have the recipe for a good winter read.

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New Review! The Unseen Ones (The Hollis Timewire Series #2) by Danielle Harrington 4 Cranky Stars


The Unseen Ones (The Hollis Timewire Series #2)The Unseen Ones by Danielle Harrington
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Cranky Stars

Hollis Timewire was a normal 16 year old girl living in a society that shuns emotions of any kind "The path to a perfect society is perfect obedience." When she is tested for a biomarker and found to be "diseased", her whole world implodes. Rescued from execution by a group of others with special abilities, all Hollis wants is to go home again.

However, her plan to get rid of her monstrous ability backfires. She brings about the deaths of hundreds and the loss of the safety of the compound where she and her new friends are living. "The tantalizing promise of my old life was nothing but a lie meant to find and destroy the only people who ever cared about me."

The Council calls for her execution, but her mentor, Jonah, comes to her rescue. "She bought the lie of history. It's as simple as that." Hollis is given a 30 day probationary period to prove herself to be worthy of remaining a part of the group and begins the task of providing firewood for the compound. Hollis is tormented by what she has done and is merely existing in her prison. "The rotting corpses of the departed meet me in my dreams, ready to torture me."

She slowly comes to realize that maybe she has a purpose after all. A young boy is being held by the government as a secret weapon and is being used to remove the powers of the Diseased Ones. Hollis' powers were removed by that boy and she is determined that he should be rescued from his captivity. "It's what you choose to do now that will define who you become."

As Hollis, Jonah and a select team come up with a plan to rescue the boy, Hollis is being used by the government as the face of a terror organization that is supposedly trying to overthrow Society. "I'm the leader of the second Terror War."

Hollis comes to realize that her ability was not a monster after all and that these people are her true family. "Find joy in the ability that makes you who you are, because what's in here, with these people, that's what true life is about."

This book is well-written with great characters, plenty of action, and some thought-provoking ideas that will keep the reader entertained. I would advise that you read the first book in the series before trying to read this one since it begins at the exact moment that the first book ended. If you enjoy YA books set in a dystopian society, this series is worth checking out. I look forward to seeing what happens next to Hollis Timewire and her friends.

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New Review! The Witches of Vegas by Mark Rosendorf 5 Cranky Stars


The Witches of VegasThe Witches of Vegas by Mark Rosendorf
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky Stars

This book gets a 5 out of 5 Cranky Stars from me. My interest was held from beginning to end. From being alone and scared and different to being part of a family and being loved. Finding new friends and learning to accept new ones. Learning to OVERCOME and learning to control your powers and emotions to save one another. Learning new tricks from the “old ways”. Put it all together and this book gives it all.

Isis is a witch that will eventually become powerful but she will need the help and guidance of her family and new friend Zach. They battle a witch that is also a vampire (Valeria) which makes it hard to defeat her at first but working together always helps. While defeating her they sort of reveal themselves but spin it as a sneak peak of their Vegas Magic show and encourage the onlookers to get tickets to see them. Start to finish this book is awesome.

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Title/Blurb Reveal! Sweet Little Nothing by LK Farlow


    SWEET LITTLE NOTHING by LK Farlow Release Date: March 18th   Add to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/slnlkf         Blurb: EMMY My fall from grace was one for the books. All it took was his word against mine for everything to topple. Liar. Slut. Snitch. Now, I wear my shame like a scarlet letter pinned to my chest. People say I ruined his life. Except, he’s the one who irrevocably broke me—my heart, my body, my soul…my will to live. STERLING Like a little coward, she thinks the span of five states is enough to keep her safe. But I know where she is and I’m going to make her pay. She ruined my best friend’s life. Now…I’m going to ruin her. One by one, I’ll spill her secrets, until she has nowhere left to turn—except to me, her very own big, bad wolf.         About LK Farlow: LK Farlow (A.K.A Kate) is a small town girl with a love for words. She's been writing stories for as long she can remember. A Southern girl through and through, Kate resides in beautiful, sunny LA--that's Lower Alabama, y'all--with her amazing husband and four rambunctious children. When she's not writing, you can find her snuggled up on the couch watching car shows while she crochets or with her nose in a book. Connect with LK Farlow: Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/authorlkfarlow LK’s Darlings (Facebook Group): https://www.facebook.com/groups/lksdarlings Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorlkfarlow Twitter: https://twitter.com/authorlkfarlow Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Ld9xEx Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/lk-farlow Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16630996.L_K_Farlow Subscribe to LK Farlow’s Newsletter: http://bit.ly/lkfinsider