21 Sep 2019

The Shrike & the Shadows | Review

Title: The Shrike & the Shadows
Author: Chantal Gadoury & A.M. Wright
Pages: 365 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release date: 3 March 2020
Rating: ★★★
2.5/5*

Synopsis

Men have gone missing before.

The village of Krume is plagued by a haunted wood and a hungry witch. It’s been that way for as long as Hans and Greta can remember, though they have never seen the witch themselves; no one has.

When men start to disappear once again in the cover of night – their bloody hearts turning up on doorsteps – the village falls into frenzied madness.

Hans and Greta, two outcast orphans, find themselves facing accusations of witchcraft and are met with an ultimatum: burn at the stake, or leave the village forever.

With nowhere else to go, they abandon their only home.

As they venture into the strange forest, their path is fraught with horrific creatures, wild and vivid hallucinations, and a mysterious man tied to the witch’s past.

The Shrike is watching, just beyond the deep darkness of the woods.



Review 

This book was provided by the authors in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Chantal Gadoury and A.M. Wright! 

First of all, I’d like to say something about the cover. It’s such a beautiful cover, I love all the details and the heart in the middle, it’s perfect for the story!

The Shrike & the Shadows is the second book I’ve read by Chantal Gadoury and the first one I’ve read by A.M. Wright. I really liked the concept of this story, I love retellings and I really liked what they did with Hansel and Gretel.

I wasn’t the biggest fan of the book in general. It was really slow and I couldn’t really get into the story. The characters were interesting, especially Barin, but they weren’t that special to me. I just couldn’t connect with them for some reason.

The Shrike & the Shadows was an interesting read and I’d like to read the next one to see what happens to Hans and Greta!

19 Sep 2019

Make Me Fall | Release day blitz

Title: Make Me Fall
Series: Bayshore #2
Author: Ember Leigh
Release day: 19 September 2019

Synopsis

There’s one rule in my family.

Stay away from the Daly brothers.

We were raised to know them as users. Manipulators. But I only ever saw Connor as the enigmatic senior hottie who dropped into fifth period to teach us about the perils of drunk driving.

When my first big girl job out of college ends up with us working at the same company, it’s heart throb city all over again. Except he’s way ahead of the game. Successful, talented, put together. I’m just a frumpy twenty-something in a quarter life crisis who doesn’t know a glue stick from a makeup highlighter.

He would never want me, even though he’s all I ever wanted in secret. So when we cross paths one night at the bar and one drink leads to another, he slaps me with an offer I can’t refuse.

Accompany him back to Bayshore, flight included.

Only stipulation?

Pose as his girlfriend.

Our families will flip, but I’m not strong enough to say no to those baby blues, especially if it means I’ll have a chance to go on vacation with my adolescent heart throb.

We’ve got two weeks to prove we’re head over heels for each other.

Which is just enough time to make me fall.




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About the author
Ember Leigh has been writing erotic romance novels since she was far too young. A native of northern Ohio, she currently resides near Lake Erie with her Argentinean husband, where they run an Argentinian-American food truck. In addition to romance novels, Ember also writes travel memoirs and occasionally updates a couple of blogs. In her free time, she practices Ashtanga yoga, hops around the world, and eats lots of vegetables.

Just Roommates | Release day blitz

Title: Just Roommates
Series: Blue Beech #5
Author: Charity Ferrell
Genre: New Adult/Roommate Romance
Release date: 19 September 2019

Synopsis

The first time we meet, I’m eighteen, and he kicks me out of his bar.
Two years later, he does it again.

Maliki Bridges is the town’s hottest bartender.
He thinks I’m a spoiled rich girl.
I think he has a stick up his ass.
Once I’m old enough to drink, we become friends.
Nothing more…

Until we become roommates.
It’s a bad idea, moving in with him, but any opportunity I get to be around him I’ll take.
Consequences be damned.




Also available in the Blue Beech series

Just Her Bodyguard 

Just One Night

Just Exes 

Just Neighbors


Review 

This book was provided by the author through Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Charity Ferrell and Give Me Books Promotions!

Just Roommates is the fifth book in the Blue Beech series and tells the story of Sierra and Maliki. Although this is the fifth book in the series, it can be read as a standalone.

Just Roommates is the first book I’ve read by Charity Ferrell and won’t be the last one! This book was so addictive, I couldn’t put it down. I’ve finished this book in one day because it was just so good. I really liked the story and the twists.

I really liked Sierra and Maliki. Sierra is really persistent and doesn’t give up. I loved that she kept trying and trying. Maliki is just such a sexy guy and I loved that he waited for Sierra. Although Maliki didn’t always make the right decisions, I really love him!


Just Roommates was such an enjoyable and fast paced read and I cannot wait to read the other books in the Blue Beech series!


About the author
Charity resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. She grew up riding her bicycle to the town's public library, and reading anything she could get her hands on. When she's not writing, you can find her reading, spending time with her family, or caving into her online shopping addiction.

Jurt Roommates | Review

Title: Just Roommates
Series: Blue Beech #5
Author: Charity Ferrell
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release date: 19 September 2019
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

The first time we meet, I’m eighteen, and he kicks me out of his bar.
Two years later, he does it again.

Maliki Bridges is the town’s hottest bartender.
He thinks I’m a spoiled rich girl.
I think he has a stick up his ass.
Once I’m old enough to drink, we become friends.
Nothing more…

Until we become roommates.
It’s a bad idea, moving in with him, but any opportunity I get to be around him I’ll take.
Consequences be damned.



Review 

This book was provided by the author through Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Charity Ferrell and Give Me Books Promotions!

Just Roommates is the fifth book in the Blue Beech series and tells the story of Sierra and Maliki. Although this is the fifth book in the series, it can be read as a standalone.

Just Roommates is the first book I’ve read by Charity Ferrell and won’t be the last one! This book was so addictive, I couldn’t put it down. I’ve finished this book in one day because it was just so good. I really liked the story and the twists.

I really liked Sierra and Maliki. Sierra is really persistent and doesn’t give up. I loved that she kept trying and trying. Maliki is just such a sexy guy and I loved that he waited for Sierra. Although Maliki didn’t always make the right decisions, I really love him!

Just Roommates was such an enjoyable and fast paced read and I cannot wait to read the other books in the Blue Beech series!