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Early Review: Hot Winter Nights ~ A Heartbreaker Bay Novel by Jill Shalvis

Posted on Sep 21, 2018 with No comments

 



Who needs mistletoe?

Most people wouldn’t think of a bad Santa case as the perfect Christmas gift. Then again, Molly Malone, office manager at Hunt Investigations, isn’t most people, and she could really use a distraction from the fantasies she’s been having since spending the night with her very secret crush, Lucas Knight. Nothing happened, not that Lucas knows that—but Molly just wants to enjoy being a little naughty for once . . .

Whiskey and pain meds for almost-healed bullet wounds don’t mix. Lucas needs to remember that next time he’s shot on the job, which may be sooner rather than later if Molly’s brother, Joe, finds out about them. Lucas can’t believe he’s drawing a blank on his (supposedly) passionate tryst with Molly, who’s the hottest, smartest, strongest woman he’s ever known. Strong enough to kick his butt if she discovers he’s been assigned to babysit her on her first case. And hot enough to melt his cold heart this Christmas.



4.5 STARS


Jill Shalvis has done it again with another hit in her Heartbreaker Bay series!

Molly has been working at Hunt Investigations as an office manager but has been begging her boss Archer for a chance to work a case. Unfortunately, her boss doesn’t think she’s ready and her brother Joe who also works for Hunt Investigations is over protective because of events that happened to her in the past. Molly won’t let that stop her though. There’s a case she’s going to take, even if it’s on her own time. When their boss secretly asks Lucas Knight to watch out for her knowing she’s going to investigate a “Bad Santa”, he’s all too willing even though he hates lying to her on why he’s helping her. As the two of them work as a team on the case, things start to really heat up between them. Lucas has loved and lost in the past and Molly has her own demons she’s dealing with, not to mention that her brother and boss would probably not be very happy if they found out about them. But you can’t fight that kind chemistry…

I loved Lucas and Molly together! Molly was a strong, independent character and so good at working the case and I loved how Lucas could see that about her and supported her.

Hot Winter Nights was such a great read. Sexy, fun, romantic and a little suspense thrown in! This series is still going strong!




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Publisher: Avon Books
Pub Date: September 25, 2018

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Early Review: Phoenix Unbound by Grave Draven

Posted on Sep 8, 2018 with No comments



A woman with power over fire and illusion and an enslaved son of a chieftain battle a corrupt empire in this powerful and deeply emotional romantic fantasy from the USA Todaybestselling author of Radiance.

Every year, each village is required to send a young woman to the Empire's capital--her fate to be burned alive for the entertainment of the masses. For the last five years, one small village's tithe has been the same woman. Gilene's sacrifice protects all the other young women of her village, and her secret to staying alive lies with the magic only she possesses.

But this year is different.

Azarion, the Empire's most famous gladiator, has somehow seen through her illusion--and is set on blackmailing Gilene into using her abilities to help him escape his life of slavery. And unknown to Gilene, he also wants to reclaim the birthright of his clan.

To protect her family and village, she will risk everything to return to the Empire--and burn once more.


4.5 STARS



Phoenix Unbound lovingly reveals a tale veiled in creative, magical flames. Grace Draven has the mental agility to fly closer to the sun than the rest of us, allowing for an incandescence quality to her work. The manifestation of a world rich with the whims of evil and the desire to survive sets the stage. Phoenix Unbound announces the arrival of unprecedented characters. Rich in flaws and torturous pasts, the characters flare to life. Gilene and Azarion shine in this envisioning world. From the very beginning, the two main characters' destinies are joined. Gilene and Azarion are a great pairing. Gilene's ability to wield magic throughout the story was exceptional. I wish there had been more of an edge to Azarion, especially after all he had experienced. I'm excited to see what path Draven beckons us upon next.






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Publisher: Berkley Publishing
Pub Date:  September 25, 2018

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Release Day Blitz: Her Mysterious Highlander by Jennae Vale

Posted on Sep 7, 2018 with No comments

HER MYSTERIOUS HIGHLANDER, 
the highly anticipated 3rd book in The Mackalls of Dunnet Head Series is now available!!




Her Mysterious Highlander 
(The Mackalls of Dunnet Head Series, Bk 3)
by Jennae Vale 

Blurb:

An outsider in two worlds, Taegen Boideach has learned to navigate through life by hiding his true identity. Although his mother is the queen of the elves, he is also half human and as such has been banished from their world to live a solitary life among people who would reject him if they knew his true identity. 

Merry has lived a privileged life as a Mackall, where she's been protected and sheltered from the outside world. She's beginning to feel the need to spread her wings. Her attraction to the mysterious Taegen is the first step in Merry's determining her own path, but he's resistant and she doesn't understand why. New to love and its complications, Merry refuses to give up on him even as they approach imminent danger. 

On a quest to save Scotland, Merry and Taegen are in the eye of the storm as they work together to destroy the Twin Sword and its maker, an evil sorcerer. Will they be successful in their quest? With the help of their elf and human companions, it's possible only if they can all learn to trust and accept each other, but old prejudices and preconceived notions may stand in the way of their success.


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Her Trusted Highlander 


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Her Noble Highlander


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About The Author

Jennae Vale is an author of romance with a touch of magic. Her Scottish Medieval time travel series The Thistle & Hive, Books One through Four, is available in print and ebook versions from Amazon. The first book in her new series, The Mackalls of Dunnet Head has been released, with more to come throughout 2016.

Jennae started life in Massachusetts as part of a large extended Irish and Italian family of imaginative story tellers, but now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, her dog, two cats and four chickens. Storytelling is her passion, but Jennae also loves to quilt, cook, read and indulge in her crafting obsession when she’s not writing.


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Early Review: Cross Breed by Lora Leigh

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Fans of #1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh's scorching Breed series first met Cassie as a little girl in Elizabeth's Wolf. Now Cassie has finally come into her own as a young woman, and she's about to discover the one she is destined for--but it is unclear whether her fate is to be mated for life, or marked for death...

The Breeds are humans altered before conception with the DNA of the predators of the earth. But although they all carry the genetic material of beasts within them, Cassandra Sinclair stands apart. A unique mix of wolf, coyote and human, she is revered by many--but preyed upon by others. She is fiercely protected by her community...but no one manages to stop her when she slips away one day to offer her body in exchange for her sister's safety.

The man she succumbs to surprises her by unleashing her inner animal in ways she never dreamed possible--and provokes her deep, furious rage. To Cassie's shock, he is the mate she has long awaited. She may never be able to forgive his deception. Still, as dangerous enemies track her, and as the threat of all-out war between Breeds and the humans who despise them hovers in the air, they must join forces and hold fast to each other.

But the passionate union between them holds a potential that could change the world--and some will do anything to stop it...

5 STARS



Cross Breed is the evolutionary climax to Leigh’s unique Breeds. Leigh transports readers with genius creativity. Readers become active participants in her stories, with a cocooning intimacy. This has been the story I’ve been waiting years for. Since reading Elizabeth’s Wolf, readers were enthralled by Cassie. Her story has taunted us. We have been able to catch glimpses of her throughout the entire Breed saga. The tipping point was when we learned her mate had more than likely found her in previous books. The need to know more was excruciating. Her chosen mate is the perfect pairing. Dark and elusive Cross Breed is full of surprises and answers. Cross Breeds was a bucket list read. Leigh’s singular writing style reels me in every time. I can not wait until the next story from Leigh.






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Pub Date: Sept. 28, 2018

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Release Day Blitz: Withered by Heather Killough-Walden

Posted on Sep 3, 2018 with No comments

Now Available!


Withered
(A bridge novella of the HKW Universe)
by Heather Killough-Walden

Blurb
During an ultimate war with evil and the battle that brought it to an end once and for all, The Kings and Queens of the Thirteen Realms joined forces against Hatred, Lust, and Death… and in the ensuing catastrophic chaos, the fabric of time and space was fundamentally fractured. Two dimensions collided, bringing changes both large and small, sudden yet eternal. 
It has forced the Sovereigns of the Thirteen to exist in a brand new world that only they are aware has changed.

In this brand new world are new humans, and alongside them in the shadows and hidden doorways, new non-humans. Some are strange and splendid. Others are wonderful but wrong.

Melody Margaret Tannym is eighteen years old, and she goes by the name Mimi amongst her friends. Mimi is a dragon. However, one of her friends is quite special too – or about to be – and neither one of them has any clue. This new world carries with it new forces, and those forces play upon the young man, altering him as much as the altered world and plunging Mimi and her companion into the dangerous underworld depths of the new supernatural kingdoms.

Worse yet, the colliding dimensions weakened a very old barrier, one that has kept a primordial and powerful atrocity at bay for countless millennia. Only one creature, one darkly brilliant soul, stands between this evil force and the new world. But Bantariax the Great Black Dragon can only remain vigilant against his deadly foe for so long. For even he in his ancient draconic splendor has his weaknesses… beautiful and precious beyond measure. And new worlds have brought new chances for his enemy to prey upon them.

“Withered” is a bridge novella by Heather Killough-Walden linking The Big Bad Wolf series, The Lost Angels series and The Kings series to the upcoming Monsters series. 

Monsters are coming soon.


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COMING SOON!


“Monsters: The Good, The Bad, The Cursed” 
will release October 31, 2018. 

Monsters is a brand new paranormal romance series set in the same universe as The Big Bad Wolf series, The Lost Angels series, and The Kings Series.




About The Author


Heather Killough-Walden is a California native currently living in Texas with her husband, child, and King Charles Cavalier. She is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Big Bad Wolf series, The Kings series, the Lost Angels series, the October Trilogy, the Neverland series, and The Chosen Soul series. Heather’s educational background includes religious studies, archeology, and law. She has traveled all over the world but hopes to one day live in a town with a world-class hockey team. (Let’s Go Pens!)

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Early Review: Demon Forsaken by Jenn Stark

Posted on Sep 1, 2018 with No comments


A Sin so great it cannot stand...


It's not easy being the wittiest, sexiest, most devilishly handsome member of his elite team of Demon Enforcers, but Finn of the Syx has worked it his entire existence. The existence he can remember, anyway. While his fellow demons can recall their lives as Fallen angels--and the sins that got them condemned--Finn's memory is a blank slate.

Which means his Sin was so horrible, not even the mind of a demon can handle it. Outstanding.

Now Finn is given his last chance for redemption: twenty-four hours to find an encrypted list of mortals marked for death. Unfortunately, the only person who can help him is Dana Griffin--the gritty, passionate, fiercely independent security expert who's far more than she thinks she is, and definitely more than Finn deserves. Not to mention she's being hunted by the worst of his kind.

Finn knows Dana is the key to his future and his past, but she'll also be a dead woman if he can't remember how to save them both before the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve. No pressure, though.

The life you've lost is all that can save you when you're a Demon Forsaken.




4.5 STARS


Demon Forsaken takes this series to an interesting place. Our knowledge of the world and it's players become much clearer in this second installment. Stark continues to deliver forces seen and unseen, revealing the depth of characters and their suffered pasts. I can see fragments of this story leading down untold story paths. Stark takes all the elements we love in paranormal and makes them her own. Finn and Dana's romance is a gradual yet passionate affair. Faced with a forgotten past, Finn's love for Dana guides him.   I wanted to hang out a bit longer with Finn and Dana. I feel as if this wont be the last of their story.  Fingers crossed. I look forward to reading more in the Demon Enforcer world.  I can't wait for Sara's continued adventures as well.  





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November 28th 2018


Publisher: Elewyn Publishing
Pub Date: August 29, 2018


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