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Review: Deadly Vows by Keri Arthur

Posted on Jul 31, 2020 with No comments

Evil comes in all forms… and sometimes it wears a human mask.

When the body of a newlywed is discovered on the reservation, Lizzie Grace throws herself into the investigation, needing a distraction from what she fears is coming not only for her but also Belle—her best friend and witch familiar.

But as the body count grows and a desperate race begins to track down a supernatural entity capable of powerful magic, it becomes evident another deadly game has begun—one they may not win.

Because the past—and the man—they ran from thirteen years ago has finally caught up with them.

And he’s out for revenge…


Lizzie Grace is wonderful!!! I've become so vested in these characters. You never know what Arthur has in store for her characters. This time around she sends us in search of a frightful creature with mysterious powers that has left Lizzie and her crew perplexed. Lizzie and the Belle will finally come face to face with their tortured past. Deadly Vows is packed with revelations and strong undercurrents of what's to come. The sexy Aidan has me at my wit's end. Will he ever tell Lizzie how he feels! The Lizzie Grace series is a sensational series filled with magic and mystery. Deadly Vows is a fantastic addition to the series and a must-read! Visit Keri Arthur for a slew of amazing books! I'm patiently waiting for the next book in The Witch King's Crown series! 

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Publisher: KA Publishing PTY LTD
Pub Date: June 23, 2020

Early Review: To Catch an Earl by Kate Bateman

Posted on Jun 26, 2020 with No comments

A case of secret identities finds reunited lovers on opposite sides of the law in this fun, flirty Regency romance.

There's only one case Bow Street agent Alex Harland, Earl of Melton, hasn't cracked: the identity of the mysterious woman who stole a kiss from him before he left for war. He's neither forgotten--nor forgiven--her for leaving him wanting. When he starts investigating the Nightjar, an elusive London jewel thief, he keeps running into the alluring Emmy Danvers, who stirs feelings he hasn't felt in years.

Even though Emmy's loved Alex for years, she can't risk revealing her heart, or her identity as the Nightjar. With Alex on her case, Emmy knows that her secrets are in danger of being discovered. Their cat and mouse game heats up with every interaction, but when Emmy's reputation--and life--is at risk, will Alex realize that some rules are made to be broken for love?



     To Catch an Earl is captivating! From the moment Emmy steals that kiss, I knew I was in for a ride! Emmy's daring nature and undaunting need to play with fire had me turning the pages. This is an exciting read! As Alex begins to unravel the lovely Emmy, things take a turn for the worse. Alex and Emmy are the perfect match. The entire story is filled with clever and witty dialogue. To Catch an Earl transported me in time and I loved every minute of it. Bateman delivers an array of bold characters in this great romance. Following along with the Nightjar and her associates, as they planned and executed their heists, was titillating. I can not wait to read the next book in the series!

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Early Review: The Graveyard Shift by Darynda Jones

Posted on May 30, 2020 with 2 comments

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Darynda Jones
comes a new story in her Charley Davidson series…

Guarding a precocious five-year-old who is half-human, half-god, and 100% destined to save the world is no easy feat.

Garrett Swopes was the ultimate skeptic until he met a certain hellion and her husband. They vanished after stopping a catastrophic event and left him, a mere mortal, in charge of protecting their gift to mankind. But when she disappears as well, he needs the help of another breed of hellion. One who can see past the veil of space and time. One who betrayed him.

She will get a truce in the deal, but she will never earn his forgiveness.

Marika Dubois’s son—a warrior in the coming war between heaven and hell—was foreseen long before his birth. But to create a child strong enough to endure the trials that lay ahead, she needed a descendant of powerful magics. She found that in Garrett Swopes and tricked him into fathering her son. A ploy he has never forgiven her for. But when he knocks on her door asking for her help, she sees the fierce attraction he tries to deny rise within him.

And Marika has to decide if she dares risk her heart a second time to help the only man she’s ever loved.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**



Marvelous! The sexy Garrett Swopes is back in The Graveyard Shift! Garrett was that one character from the Charley Davidson series who needed his story told. Beep is a bit older and she's all kinds of amazing, showing signs of what she will become. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, Beep is most certainly her mother and father's daughter. Garrett continues to stand guard over Beep as he promised at the end of the Charley series. When things go wrong, he turns to the only person who can help him. Marika, aka baby mama, is not to be trifled with. She will do whatever is necessary to protect the father of her child, and that means facing an unknown enemy. Together Garrett and Marika search for Beep, and their relationship evolves. Garrett will realize his feelings for Marika unlock his true powers. He will finally be able to see what was obscured. This super novella is riddled with surprise guest appearances from our favorite Charley Davidson gang. This novella is a must-read!

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Publisher:  1001 Dark Nights Press
Pub Date:  June 9th

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What to Watch: Military Wives, Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Posted on May 22, 2020 with No comments


Cover LOVE: The Fiery Crown (Forgotten Empires Book 2) by Jeffe Kennedy

Posted on May 11, 2020 with No comments

The colors on this cover speak to me.  The reds and gold are vibrant and beckoning.  The covers for most of Kennedy's books call to a reader.  They tell their own story.

A queen and her rebel prince turn from enemies to lovers while evil forces plot to destroy them in this lush romantic fantasy.

Following The Orchid Throne, Conri and Lia’s marriage of convenience has turned into an uneasy alliance. If only the two leaders could agree on something. Driven by revenge, Conri wants to attack Emperor Anure before the tyrant gets to them first. But Lia needs to keep Calanthe safe, and refuses to sacrifice her kingdom. Their ongoing battle for control has built up tension they’re both more than happy to release in bed, the only place where they find common ground. But Conri and Lia are developing deeper feelings for each other that are complicating matters. In the second book in the Forgotten Empires trilogy, Conri and Lia find their loyalties torn, and with Emperor Anure’s threat growing, will they be able to risk everything with each other before it’s too late?

Available May 26th!

My all time favorite cover from Jeffe Kennedy has to be The Arrows of the Heart cover!  Just adore the colors and it has dragons!!


As the Twelve Kingdoms and their allies are drawn toward war, a princess cast aside must discover a purpose she never dreamed of…

Karyn af Hardie behaved like a proper Dasnarian wife. She acquiesced, she accepted, she submitted. Until her husband gave her a choice: their loveless, unconsummated royal marriage—or her freedom. Karyn chose freedom. But with nowhere to run except into the arms of Dasnaria’s enemies, she wonders if she’s made a mistake. She wants love, security, a family. She can’t imagine finding any of it among the mercurial Tala.

Worst of all is Zyr. The uninhibited shapeshifter is everywhere she looks. He’s magnetic, relentless, teasing and tempting as if she’s free to take her pleasure where she wishes. As if there isn’t a war rising before them, against a vile and demanding force far stronger than they. But with Karyn’s loyalty far from certain, Zyr offers her only chance to aid the defense—a dangerous gambit to seek out a land not seen in centuries, using clues no one can decipher. Together, they’ll have every opportunity to fail—and one chance to steal something truly precious…


Review: Ninth House (Alex Stern Book 1) by Leigh Bardugo

Posted on May 10, 2020 with No comments

Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. By age twenty, in fact, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicides. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most elite universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her?

Still searching for answers to this herself, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. These eight windowless “tombs” are well-known to be haunts of the future rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street and Hollywood’s biggest players. But their occult activities are revealed to be more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive.



Ninth House was an interesting read. Galaxy Stern was a provocative character. She felt muted at times and then would jump up at you throughout the story. I love how Bardugo brought to life the powerful alumni and various conspiracy theories at Yale. This discreet and hidden world of societies can wield magic and hold power in the city of New Haven. Alex's search for answers from the present and the past reveal her true nature. I found myself wanting to see more of Alex and Darlington together as a team. I yearned for more romance between the two.  I imagine we will learn more in the next book in the series. There is plenty of magic and unknowns in this story to keep a reader engaged. Leigh Bardugo writes beautifully, but at times I found myself a bit mystified by the direction of the story. I look forward to more in the Alex Stern series. Is is my first foray into a Leigh Bardugo world, I plan on reading more of her work. 

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Publisher: Flatiron Books
Pub Date: October 8, 2019



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