Thursday, May 25, 2017

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The Mommy Detectives series, book 1
by Alathia Paris Morgan
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Sixth Street Band Series, Book 2
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His Dirty Girl
Jax Hart
Publication date: May 23rd 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
By day Ashley is a good little nurse, but at night she dreams of being his dirty girl.
The notes are blurring on the page.
I can’t think.
I can’t speak.
This man mesmerizes me and I’m in danger of losing everything if I give in to my desire for him.
But it’s not going away.
I’ve never had such dirty thoughts…never wanted a man to do such dirty things to me.
Ashley Hill is trying very hard to make a new life for herself. Falling for her boss was not on her to-do list. But she can’t control her hormones when he’s around. In her dreams, she is safe to explore her deepest desires, but what happens when the lines between fantasy and reality become blurred?
Will Ashley put her career in jeopardy just to be his?
I’ve wanted her since the first second I saw her wearing those tight ass scrubs. My mouth waters and my palms itch every time she walks by, and my dick…well you can guess what he’s doing.
Everything is getting so damn hard. I don’t care that she is off-limits. I need to make her mine, STAT.
WARNING this is a panty-melting, quick and dirty read! Standalone HEA.
Authors Note: This is book one of the Deep Desire series. Each can be read as a stand alone.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Valley of Embers by Steven Kelliher (The Landkist Saga, #1)

Valley of Embers
by Steven Kelliher

My rating: 4 stars

Series: The Landkist Saga - Book 1
Publisher: Steven Kelliher (August 12, 2016)
Publication Date: August 12, 2016
Genre: Fantasy
Print Length: 440 pages
Available from: Amazon
 
For hundreds of years, the flame-wielding Embers have been the last line of defense against the nightmare creatures from the World Apart, but the attacks are getting worse. Kole Reyna guards Last Lake from the terrors of the night, but he fears for his people’s future.

When Kole is wounded by a demon unlike any they have seen before, the Emberfolk believe it is a sign of an ancient enemy returned, a powerful Sage known as the Eastern Dark.

Kole has never trusted in prophecy, but with his people hanging on the precipice, he reluctantly agrees to lead the Valley’s greatest warriors in a last desperate bid for survival. Together, they will risk everything in search of a former ally long-thought dead, and whether Kole trusts him or not, he may be the only one capable of saving them.

  
 Valley of Embers by Steven Kelliher (The Landkist Saga, #1)

Valley of Embers (The Landkist Saga, #1)In a world where a gifted few are the last hope for survival, the Embers, gifted wielders of flame, guard against the onslaught of the dark evil. One such guard waivers in his belief in an ancient prophecy and his ability to protect his people from the creatures of the night. Kole has seen what no other has, he has experienced the pain inflicted by a fabled demon from the past, and now he is asked to lead the fight against this creature, the Eastern Dark.

His warriors need help from another force from the past, a being Kole holds no love for or belief in, but these are desperate times and if there is a chance of finding their greatest ally, he must…

Journey into epic fantasy with Steven Kelliher’s VALLEY OF EMBERS and enter a world of vast proportions, vivid details and an atmosphere that feels shrouded in a cloud of mystery, fear and ominous evil. Discover the history of this world told throughout this tale as it begins to breathe with a life of its own as characters come alive, become dimensional and carry both the greatness and flaws of reality. Witness an original tale of magic, survival and be part of the quest to defeat evil. From an action-packed start that dives into the meat of this tale, feel the pull of every page as you fall deeper and deeper away from reality!

Steven Kelliher spares nothing in creating his universe with rich detail throughout. Once you enter, you will be forever changed, hooked and wanting more from both this talented author and this continuing, amazing saga.

I received this copy from author Steven Kelliher in exchange for my honest review.

Keeping Kyler by Siobhan Davis (The Kennedy Boys #3)

Keeping Kyler
by Siobhan Davis

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Kennedy Boys - Book 3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Upper Young Adult/ New Adult
Release Date: 30 May, 2017
You can buy Keeping Kyler on Amazon

 
The captivating third book in the Kennedy Boys series concludes Faye and Kyler's love story.

Nothing or no one will keep them apart…

Kyler Kennedy is in the wind.

Shocked and upset, he has taken off on a solo mission—to track down his mom’s ex and demand answers.

Faye understands what it’s like to have your world turned upside down. Determined to support her boyfriend, she gives chase. Yet nothing could prepare her for the ugly truth. Ky has always been plagued with inner demons, and as he falls apart, Faye finally discovers what he’s been hiding from her—from everyone.

When serious accusations arise, Kyler’s future hangs in the balance. But Kennedys stick together in times of crisis, and they rally around him now.

At least there is nothing to prevent Faye and Ky from being together. They go public with their relationship, but not everyone is thrilled for them. Enemies reappear, and battle lines are drawn, but Faye is ready to fight back.

No one is taking her new family from her.

Especially not a manipulative ex.

With time running out for Kyler, Faye takes matters into her own hands.

But when you play with fire, you risk getting burned.

  
  Keeping Kyler by Siobhan Davis (The Kennedy Boys #3)

Keeping Kyler (The Kennedy Boys #3)This is it, Faye and Kyler’s moment of truth and in true “young love” fashion, the passion will grow, the desperation to be with each other, to be all they need, to fade into their own safe cocoon will be tested beyond their wildest imaginations. Outsiders will enter their world, truths will be revealed and the twisted soap opera that is the life of being a Kennedy will cut deep, like a garrote on the unsuspecting neck of innocence and love. This is no fairy tale romance, this is raw angst, vile jealousies and nightmares that become things of day time horrors.

Just when all of the obstacles they thought stood in their way to going public, murder and mayhem will become just one more blot on the Kennedy family name and the family will once again have to circle the wagons, but not until making room for one more wagon to join the train, as Faye’s blood father makes himself known. So, where the heck was he all of her life? Does he have Faye’s best interests at heart or is he to become “Daddy Dearest” to this young woman who has had enough turmoil to write several seasons of high angst soap operas?

And again, Faye must stand up to save the family she now has, but is she doing the right thing or is she playing into the hands of death as another drama unfolds in wicked darkness. Is Faye about to make her last stand for the love she and Kyler share?

Siobhan Davis is the reigning queen of new adult angst and she has broken her own record of dramatic tension with KEEPING KYLER. With no apologies, Ms. Davis takes angst to a new level, PDA to new heights and lends a dollop of coming of age to the love between Kyler and Faye, proving that it isn’t always chronological age that matters in affairs of the heart. And that Kennedy family? They are a little off-center of normal, with a closet full of ghosts that keep falling out, but one thing for sure, they stand up for their own, no matter what!

Ms. Davis takes her writing to the limits and piles on event after excruciating event, all while keeping her readers hanging on by their fingernails page after page!

I received an ARC edition from Siobhan Davis in exchange for my honest review.

Witch's Stone by Jamaila Brinkley Blitz

Witch’s Stone
By Jamaila Brinkley


Blurb:

Duncan Lowell’s explosive magic is fueled by an equally explosive temper. He’s stayed away from the earldom he rules from afar to escape memories of his vicious father. But when he must return, other memories surface, too – of his childhood friend and conspirator, Fiona: the future Witch of Kilgoran.

Fiona Fanshawe has dedicated her life to the people of Kilgoran. After tragedy marred her family, she’s vowed to stay aloof, serve the village, and never marry. When Duncan arrives, demanding that she retrieve the Stone that caused her family so much pain, she’s forced to re-evaluate all of her choices.

Duncan’s demons make him fear hurting those he loves; Fiona’s make her terrified of getting hurt. Now, the witch and the earl will have to decide whether they will be more dangerous together – or apart.



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“If all’s well, Fergus, I’ll be leaving here tomorrow.”
“Aye. The borders’ll be here still, though. The people, too.”
Duncan sighed. “I know.”
Fergus set his feet firmly on the ground and leaned forward, meeting Duncan’s eyes. “I might not know your Miss Fiona—”
“She’s not mine.”
“Not mine either, to my regret, but I know her blood damned well, lad, and I can tell you that you’re not leaving here tomorrow.”
“We’ll see,” Duncan said. But he knew in his heart that Fergus was right.



Bio:
Jamaila Brinkley writes historical romance with a hint of magic. Her Wizards of London series features thieves, duchesses, witches, and more indulging in mayhem and romance in Regency England. Jamaila came to romance as an avid reader of science fiction and fantasy, and found that her favorite historical romances seemed ripe for an injection of magic. Her favorite historical period is currently the Victorian era, and she's never happier than when immersed in a multi-book family series.
Jamaila lives outside Baltimore, Maryland in a house that is perpetually under renovation with her husband and twin toddlers. You can find her blogging about romance, writing, parenting, cooking, and more on her website at www.jamailabrinkley.com, and posting pictures of her lunch on Twitter as @jamaila.
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Darkest Days by N.W. Harris (The Last Orphans, #4)

Darkest Days
by N.W. Harris
Series: The Last Orphans - Book 4
Publication Date: May 22, 2017
Publisher: Clean Teen
Genre: YA Post-Apocalyptic | Scifi
Print Length: 229 pages
 

  
 The ancient slave mongers who killed the adults and enslaved the children have angered a more advanced species of aliens. Composed of pure energy, this superior race has attacked the Anunnaki home world and is now setting a course for Earth.
The energy-based aliens believe in a system of trial by battle. They seek to push Shane and his friends into the arena with the ones who killed their parents. The results will determine if humans deserve to live, or if they should be made extinct as well. It's up to Shane to keep his friends—and an army of kids who look up to him—alive. They'll be fighting not just for their own lives, but for the fate of the entire human race. Can the enemy of Shane's enemy be his friend, or is this just another species determined to exploit and destroy them?

 
Darkest Days by N.W. Harris
 
Darkest DaysTheir youth was stolen, their families gone, but the determination to survive drives children everywhere to fight back against the aliens who have murdered, plundered and enslaved them. Have these monsters gone unnoticed in the cosmos, left to wreak havoc and destroy Earth? Could one of their own worst nightmares followed them only to use both the Anunnaki and the humans as puppets in a twisted game of war where death may be the only victor? What cosmic god has given these mysterious aliens the power or the right to play judge, jury and executioner on the battlefield of our planet? Will they determine that humans have a right to live and thrive because these children have been forced to kill or is there more to their interference than meets the eye?

Shane has been the reluctant hero, the leader and for a young man in his teens, he is a testament to the best Earth has to offer. His compassion, ability to work as a team and to take the weight of the world on his shoulders are the things legends are made of. Follow him and his core group, as he galvanizes both rebel aliens and the world’s youth to fight the superior races to save the planet and its inhabitants from annihilation. Young heroes will die, be maimed or enslaved, but look to him alone for salvation.

Is it too much to expect? Is anyone capable of this responsibility? Can mere children conquer the invaders and beat them at their own game? On a planet where ‘adults’ were hell bent to destroy each other, it is the youth of the planet that are called on to save it. Do the aliens know something we don’t? I actually cried at one point, call it the grandma in me.

I have followed, read and re-read this series from book one and N.W. Harris has launched the bar for each addition to this incredible series into the stratosphere. DARKEST DAYS is the crowning glory and bittersweet ending to a journey I have loved every step of the way. Written to be Young Adult safe, N.W. Harris has created lifelike characters anyone who has taken breath could relate to. He does not tell us a story, he gives us a world to live in, fear to make our hearts race and action that we are part of. He gives us insurmountable odds and dares us to be part of each step. THIS is what reading is about, these are characters to remember and this is an author who should be on every readers must read list. Give your kids a world where they can rise to the occasion and feel empowered to take on the universe. Give them a gift of reading that will rock their worlds and feed their imaginations!

Okay, yes, this could be my all-time favorite YA post-apocalyptic series, it never gets old and now that it is over, I actually feel like I just wasn’t ready, proving N.W. Harris is a brilliant author who knows how to keep his readers enthralled.

I received this copy from N.W. Harris in exchange for my honest review. Honestly, I had to read it twice, it is THAT good!

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WORKING WITH IT
The Persimmon Series, Book 3
by Cass Alexander
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Darkest Days by N W Harris Blitz and #Giveaway


Darkest Days
N W Harris
(The Last Orphans, #4)
Publication date: May 22nd 2017
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Young Adult
The ancient slave mongers who killed the adults and enslaved the children have angered a more advanced species of aliens. Composed of pure energy, this superior race has attacked the Anunnaki home world and is now setting a course for Earth.
The energy-based aliens believe in a system of trial by battle. They seek to push Shane and his friends into the arena with the ones who killed their parents. The results will determine if humans deserve to live, or if they should be made extinct as well. It’s up to Shane to keep his friends—and an army of kids who look up to him—alive. They’ll be fighting not just for their own lives, but for the fate of the entire human race. Can the enemy of Shane’s enemy be his friend, or is this just another species determined to exploit and destroy them?
GUEST POST BY N.W. HARRIS:
What would I tell a new author?
What to tell a new author, hmmm… There is so much to tell, though every writer’s journey is different. First off, I’d tell them to write for themselves. If one writes just to get published and make money, I think they’ll go mad and/or quit before they ever get close. Why? It takes years to polish one’s craft enough to be published by a creditable publisher. I think writing has to be looked at as a hobby that could become a career. A writer has to want to write because there is something that is inside them that needs to get out. Write for a creative outlet. Write like it doesn’t matter if anyone besides you ever reads it. Write almost everyday, but it is important to take days off too.
Much of the education for the profession comes from practical experience. Sure, a writer draws from their experiences and traditional education. My educational background is mostly based in science, biology and anthropology, and it provides a volume of information to draw upon. But, I had to learn the craft of writing by trial and error. Every writer has to find his or her voice. That can take years, and it can only be discovered by hard work.
I’d tell them to persist. It’s my favorite word. You have to write a novel. Destroy it. Rewrite it. Invest countless hours and sometimes even years. Then you have to be willing to let all that work go because it was just the classroom where you polished your craft. You have to swallow rejection after rejection and keep fighting. When you get criticism, you have to listen to it. I’m not saying a budding writer should try to oblige every critic, but growth is critical and growth comes from taking in criticism. Deal with any pain it might cause quickly, and then get into the game again by applying what you’ve learned.


Author Bio:
Born at the end of the Vietnam war and raised on a horse farm near small town north Georgia, his imagination evolved under the swaying pines surrounding his family’s log home. On summer days that were too hot, winter days that were too cold, and every night into the wee morning hours, he read books. He lives in sunny southern California with his beautiful wife and two perfect children.

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Alpha Squad: Infiltrator #Giveaway

Alpha Squad: Infiltrator

by Lorelei Moone Alpha Squad #3 Publication Date: May 19, 2017 Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Shifters

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For love or for honor? Sometimes being fated to each other just isn’t enough.
For the past six months, wolf shifter Thomas Blackwood has been serving two masters. He believes in Alpha Squad’s mission to help the newly outed shifter population integrate into human society, and has done his best to contribute to its success. At the same time, he’s been reporting on the squad’s activities to his alpha back home. But everything changes when the squad is sent in to investigate a string of crimes with a pack of renegade wolves right at the center of the case. Suddenly Thomas must choose: follow his alpha’s orders and kill the investigation before it even starts, or remain true to Alpha Squad’s calling and uncover the truth; whether it implicates members of his own species or not.
And that’s not even the worst part: the woman he’s been admiring from afar since joining the squad already doesn’t give him the time of day. What would Private Callahan think of him if she knew he was a traitor?
Private Jill Callahan has been doing her utmost to ignore the one Alpha Squad member who could turn her world upside-down: Thomas Blackwood. From the moment the handsome wolf shifter arrived on base, her emotions have been trying to get the better of her. So in the interest of maintaining her professionalism, she has been avoiding him completely.
When Blackwood starts acting suspiciously, and nobody seems to notice it but her, Jill no longer has that luxury. She feels compelled to investigate what’s really going on and if it ends in heartbreak, then so be it.
Jill and Thomas’s loyalties are tested when they realize why they haven’t been able to shake their attraction to each other. They’re meant for each other, but sometimes things just aren’t so simple. The mission – and the squad – must come first.
Join Alpha Squad in this steamy paranormal romance you won’t want to put down. If you like Alpha City by Bryce Evans or Bear Patrol by Scarlett Grove, then you will love the Alpha Squad Series by Lorelei Moone!
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ABOUT LORELEI MOONE

Lorelei Moone is an up-and-coming author of paranormal romance based in London. A lover of all things sweet, and caffeinated, when she’s not writing about sexy bear shifters and their strong-willed curvaceous love interests, Lorelei can be found baking cookies or cakes for her family. WebsiteFacebookTwitter NewsletterGoodreadsBookbubAmazon Author Profile

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Taming a Jackaroo by Sidney Valentine

Taming a Jackaroo
by Sidney Valentine

My rating: 4 stars

Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing (June 10, 2017)
Publication Date: June 10, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Print Length: 193 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

 
He wants to throw away his future. She'll do whatever it takes to save hers... Even tame a wild Aussie cowboy.

City girl and serial non-dater, Affrica Clarke travels to Boulia, Australia, to investigate the environmental impacts of the local mining company. Unless she proves herself and wins that promotion, she'll lose so much more than a pay rise. Yet everything goes wrong the moment she lands in the outback. With no research equipment, only skimpy clothes packed by her best friend to help her score a date, and a tight deadline to submit her report, she's screwed. So when a sexy cowboy offers to play chauffeur, she's all over it. But she's there to shut down the mining activities, not fawn over the guy who's supporting them, no matter how sizzling the attraction between them.

Billionaire jackaroo, Sam Preston tempts fate as an adrenaline junkie, living each day as if it were his last. Angry and wounded, he's in town to sell his cattle ranch to the local mining company and be done with his past--until he meets hapless city-chick Affrica, who has no clue about surviving in the desert. Sam doesn't know how to stop being a daredevil even though Affrica reminds him of the happiness he once had.

Can Sam let go of the past before he loses the one person who's finally breathed new life into him, or is it not possible to truly tame a jackaroo?
  

 
 Taming a Jackaroo by Sidney Valentine

Taming a JackarooThe environment, one of what should be the world’s biggest concerns, right? Affrica Clarke takes it all seriously, especially when she needs to prove herself on the job, so when she heads to Boulia, Australia to investigate the impact a local mining company has on the environment, she never expected to fall for or want to sleep with the enemy.

Sam is an adrenaline junkie, filthy rich and ready to cut ties with his past. The family cattle ranch is all that ties him to Boulia and the local mining company has offered to take it off his hands. Little did he know that the city dwelling Affrica would show up, clueless about the outback, yet passionate about uncovering crimes against Mother Nature. How could he not be attracted to this beauty who is so out of her element, but who sees the world that holds only bad memories for him as a place of beauty that needs protecting from the very people he is in negotiations with? Does make him the bad guy or does it make him a man blinded by what is right in front of him until one feisty woman makes his heart come to life?

Sidney Valentine’s TAMING A JACKAROO is a tale about finding love in the most unexpected places when it was the last thing one was even considering. Affrica is so out of her element, and a bit flighty when it comes to being prepared, but her passion for what she wants to prove is clear. Sam, well, can you say a chip on his shoulder as big as the outback and tunnel vision that only sees what was behind him? As flaming hot as the outback can be, the tension between these two nearly reaches a boiling point, whether it is when they are fighting their attraction, giving in, arguing their side of the story or doing mental fisticuffs with themselves! Affrica must decide if her job and that big promotion are worth more than finding what her heart desires while Sam needs to look out the other end of that tunnel to his future.

A fun read that makes protecting the environment even sexier than what it is! Want some push – me – pull- me romance? Love the battle of the sexes, knowing it could end in a tie? Pack some rugged clothes, leave the LBD behind and discover love, the Sidney Valentine way!

I received an ARC edition from Sidney Valentine in exchange for my honest review.

Romeo & Juliet by Lily Cahill (Shakesbear: Shifters of Verona #1)

Romeo & Juliet
by Lily Cahill

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Shakesbear: Shifters of Verona - Book 1
Publication Date: May 9, 2017
Publisher: Lily Cahill
ISBN-10: 1545272840
ISBN-13: 978-1545272848
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Paperback: 164 pages
Available from: Amazon
 
For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo …

Will Romero, scion of his bear shifter clan, has returned to Verona to take over the Romero business … and to continue the centuries-long feud raging between the Romeros and Carpathians. But when Will sneaks into a forbidden Carpathian masked ball, he collides with Jules Carpathian, and his life is changed in an instant. The only daughter of the Carpathian clan chief, Jules is Will’s sworn enemy. But she’s also the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen, and he can’t resist how he’s drawn to her.

Jules Carpathian, a witch, has always been the perfect daughter, the perfect Carpathian. So perfect, in fact, that she’s engaged to a man she doesn’t love. But when she learns it’s all a lie—even her fiancĂ©’s intentions—Jules is left questioning everything … even the idea that the Romeros are her enemy. For the first time in her life, Jules is ready to make her own decisions. And she chooses Will Romero. But is their love enough to bridge the gap between their family histories?

Can the stars be rewritten for true love, or is there no escaping their tragic fate?

 
Romeo & Juliet by Lily Cahill
(Shakesbear: Shifters of Verona #1)


Romeo & Juliet (Shakesbear: Shifters of Verona Book 1)Even in the world of the paranormal there are feuds between families, clans, etc. Feuds that last longer than the memories of how they started. The Romeros and the Carpathians’ feud has lasted centuries with no sign of letting up any time soon.

Will Romero, a bear shifter, sneaks into the Carpathian masquerade ball and finds himself bewitched by a beautiful mystery lady behind a dazzling mask. When he discovers she is the daughter of the Carpathian chief, Will refuses to believe they are over before they can even begin. Jules becomes publicly engaged to a devious suitor who has plans for the Carpathian dynasty. A witch, Jules is caught between her heart and her duty as a daughter, until she finds what a snake her fiancé truly is.

Will these two lovestruck lovers find a happy ending or will they become like a paranormal re-enactment of the original lovers?

Lily Cahill’s ROMEO AND JULIET has all of the passion, the intrigue and the pain of Shakespeare’s duo, but the addition of the paranormal world is a fresh take on this well-told tale. A quick read with some insta-love, heated passion and two lovers determined to spend eternity together. Light and completely entertaining, take an evening to see what happens when love knows no bounds and two lovers are determined to spend eternity together, no matter what.

I received an ARC edition from Lily Cahill in exchange for my honest review.