18 Nov 2019

Authors I've discovered in 2019 part 2

I wanted to spread some love and make a list of authors whose books I read and loved this year. These authors are authors that I’ve discovered in 2019 and I’ve rated their books 4–5 stars. The books listed below are the books I’ve read. There will be a part 3 soon!


Dominy, Amy Fellner 
Ellison, Danielle 
Foster, Delaney 
Fox, Ella 
Fox, Tori 
Gunderman, Kelly 
Hughes, Maya 
Jacobs, Emery 
Jenkins, Stefanie 
Kanno, Aya 
Kemmerer, Brigid 
Kennedy, Rae 
Layne, Harlow
Lee, Emma 
Mitchell, Kennedy L. 
Moran, Molli
Moss, Sadie 

15 Nov 2019

Breaking the Fall | Cover reveal

Title: Breaking the Fall
Series: The Breaking Series #5
Author: Ember Leigh
Release date: 30 November 2019

Synopsis

A weekend of passion. An accidental baby. A lifelong love she wasn’t looking for.

In the live music industry, Eddie Valenzuela’s seen enough bands to know what good really sounds like. During one wild night out, he collides headfirst with an up-and-coming singer who puts ‘good’ to shame. She’s got the voice, the look, and holy hell, the body too. But after a sizzling week together, the singer who seemed like Mrs. Right turns out to be Mrs. Not Quite Right when she disappears without so much as an Instagram handle.

Fiona Frank’s only goal in life was to make it big doing what she loved: playing music. And her hard work paid off, in the form a big-time record deal that has her doing TV shows, radio spots, and even her first international tour. Her career is built on spurning love and staying single, though she’s never been opposed to the occasional lover. As long as they don’t last. And she’ll do whatever it takes to make sure that the world falls in love with The Sin Girl.

But she wasn’t ready for the positive pregnancy test on her first international tour. There’s only one man that could be the father: Eddie. While Fiona grapples with the next steps, Eddie is determined to make a family out of the three of them. But if the label finds out that she’s not only pregnant but seeing someone, then its goodbye stardom.

Which means she has to figure out how to break her fall.




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.

13 Nov 2019

The Mighty Anchor | Cover reveal

Title: The Mighty Anchor
Series: Rogue Academy #3
Author: Carrie Aarons
Cover design: Sarah Hansen at Okay Creations
Release date: 24 November 2019

Synopsis

A stoic force to be reckoned with.
The steady rock on which England is destined to lean.
Everyone’s reliable mate, at the ready to defend when called upon.

To the world, Vance Morley is the next great keeper for the Rogue Football Club, biding his time at the academy. The definition of tall, dark and handsome, his quiet confidence and mysterious persona only draw the public in. He’s their mighty anchor, both on and off the pitch.

But when it comes to the one woman he claims to love, he conveniently vanishes at the exact moment I need him. The first time I saw Vance, he was a ten-year-old standing on his lawn across the street.

The first time he kissed me, we were sixteen and sitting on the very shores we grew up on. We crashed into each other like waves in a storm, fated to destroy everything in our paths. Including each other. The first time Vance saw our son, by serendipitous accident, my little boy had already lived the first year of his life. And instantly, the man who chose football over me wants to have it all. There is no way I can trust his declarations of love and fatherhood, especially when I’m set to marry another man.

We’re a new game, one to occupy him until the world stage beckons. But the more I try to tell myself he’s not the one, the more Vance’s efforts to win us back increase.

How can I guard my heart against seeing my son with his father?
Can Vance really sacrifice his dreams in the name of love and family?
Is there a way that everyone else’s safe harbor can finally become mine too?



About the author 
Author of romance novels such as Red Card and Privileged, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the stories she dreams up, and the yoga pant dress code, much better.

When she isn't writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She lives in the suburbs of New Jersey with her husband, daughter and dog.

Sign up for Carrie's Newsletter

12 Nov 2019

The Light We See | Release day blitz

Title: The Light We See
Author: J. Lynn Bailey
Release date: 12 November 2019

Synopsis

From Carpinteria, California, we left.
In Arizona, we barely spoke.
In New Mexico, I gave him a promise that I knew I couldn’t keep.
In Texas, we slept under the stars.
In Oklahoma, he told me a story I wouldn’t soon forget.
In Louisiana, he gave my soul a voice.
Between Arkansas and Mississippi, we took full advantage of an opportunity.
In Tennessee, I studied his face.
In Kentucky, he introduced me to his parents.
In Ohio, he found my heart.
In West Virginia, we drank whiskey and told ourselves that truths are better left untold. In Maryland, we felt the weight of the night.
In Pennsylvania, his wife called.
And in New York, I asked myself one question:

Would he be able to let me go when it was time?




Review

This book was provided by the author through InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review. Thank you J. Lynn Bailey and InkSlinger PR!

The Light We See is a Romance standalone that tells the story of Cat and Luke. 

The Light We See is the sixth book I’ve read by J. Lynn Bailey and I think it’s my favourite one so far. This story is so beautiful, moving and heartbreaking. When I first read the synopsis, I didn’t really know what to think of the story. Now that I’ve read it, I recommend it to everyone.

Cat is such a strong and beautiful woman who’s been through a lot. She didn’t grow up in the perfect family and didn’t really know what true love was. Luke had a warm and loving family and showed Cat what true love was.

I think that The Light We See is a book that everyone has to read. This story is full of hope and love as well as change and a lot of grief. I think that this story has a beautiful message and it gives me the same kind of feelings that Standing Sideways gave me. I cannot wait for the J. Lynn Bailey’s next (emotional) book!


About the author
J. Lynn is a bestselling author who hates to talk about herself. Loathes it. More importantly, she's the mother of two beautiful children and a wife to her high school sweetheart. She's also a mother of two extremely needy cats, Leo and Vinni, and an Australian Shepherd named Grizz. She lives with her family in a small town tucked away in the redwood forest, located on California's northern coast.
 

Beauty and the Badge | Release day blitz

Title: Beauty and the Badge
Series: Charlotte’s Cove #1
Author: Ella Fox
Publisher: Boom Factory Publishing, LLC
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 12 November 2019

Synopsis

After being held up at gunpoint, Ashley Colton realizes that life in the big city isn’t for her. She decides to take the biggest risk of her life and move to Charlotte's Cove, the small seaside sanctuary where she’s vacationed every summer since childhood.

Everything falls perfectly into place until her first day of work, where she meets her new boss Tyler Jameson, the chief of police. The chemistry between Ashley and Tyler is instant and powerful, but for reasons of their own, both are cautious about jumping in.

When a woman from Tyler’s past surfaces, Ashley retreats, making Tyler realize that if he’s going to show Ashley she’s the only one who has his attention, then he needs to stop being hesitant and put everything on the line.

Is the badge powerful enough to win the beauty who holds his heart?


Review

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

Beauty and the Badge is the first book in the Charlotte’s Cove series and tells the story of Ashley and Tyler.

Beauty and the Badge is the first book I’ve read by Ella Fox and won’t be the last one! I loved reading this book and it was so hard to put this one down. I loved the story and I couldn’t get enough of it. Ashley and Tyler are just so cute together!

Ashley is such a relatable character. It’s hard not to like her because she acts and thinks like so many other women! I love the fact that she chose to go back to her ‘childhood’ place. Tyler is such a sweet and handsome guy, it’s hard not to fall in love with him. Too bad not all guys are like him!

Beauty and the Badge was such an amazing Romance read and I cannot wait to read the next book in the Charlotte’s Cove series! I will probably love every book in the series!

Giveaway
About the author 
USA Today Bestselling Author Ella Fox has learned a bunch of stuff along the way but the most important of all those things is that anything is possible when you try. In 2012 she took a big leap of faith and published her first book, Broken Hart. Since then she’s written fifteen more full-length books and several novellas– and every one is a reminder that you can live your dream as long as you work for it.

Ella’s favorite things are music, movies, traveling, her dog Mona and, of course, reading. This isn’t a surprise considering the fact that her mom is USA Today Bestselling Author Suzanne Halliday.


About the publisher
Aurora Rose Reynolds and her husband, Sedaka Reynolds, created Boom Factory Publishing to use their experiences to expand and promote upcoming and existing indie authors.

With over five years in the industry, and millions of books sold worldwide, we know what it takes to become a successful author and we will use this knowledge to take our authors to the next level.

“As a successful hybrid author in this ever evolving industry, I know that you’re only as successful as the team that is promoting you!” – Aurora Rose Reynolds

Beauty and the Badge | Review

Title: Beauty and the Badge
Series: Charlotte’s Cove
Author: Ella Fox
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Boom Factory Publishing
Release date: 12 November 2019
Rating:

Synopsis

After being held up at gunpoint, Ashley Colton realizes that life in the big city isn’t for her. She decides to take the biggest risk of her life and move to Charlotte’s Cove, the small seaside sanctuary where she’s vacationed every summer since childhood.

Everything falls perfectly into place until her first day of work, where she meets her new boss Tyler Jameson, the chief of police. The chemistry between Ashley and Tyler is instant and powerful, but for reasons of their own, both are cautious about jumping in.

When a woman from Tyler’s past surfaces, Ashley retreats, making Tyler realize that if he’s going to show Ashley she’s the only one who has his attention, then he needs to stop being hesitant and put everything on the line.

Is the badge powerful enough to win the beauty who holds his heart?

GoodreadsAmazon

Review  

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

Beauty and the Badge is the first book in the Charlotte’s Cove series and tells the story of Ashley and Tyler.

Beauty and the Badge is the first book I’ve read by Ella Fox and won’t be the last one! I loved reading this book and it was so hard to put this one down. I loved the story and I couldn’t get enough of it. Ashley and Tyler are just so cute together!

Ashley is such a relatable character. It’s hard not to like her because she acts and thinks like so many other women! I love the fact that she chose to go back to her ‘childhood’ place. Tyler is such a sweet and handsome guy, it’s hard not to fall in love with him. Too bad not all guys are like him!

Beauty and the Badge was such an amazing Romance read and I cannot wait to read the next book in the Charlotte’s Cove series! I will probably love every book in the series!

The Last Virgin in Texas | Cover reveal

Title: The Last Virgin in Texas
Author: Jennifer Woodhull
Release date: 9 December 2019
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Synopsis
 
GRETCHEN
I did the right thing. I waited. I wanted it to be special.
He was my first love. Our first time was going to be everything I had dreamed it would be.
And it was…until we were interrupted.
When our magical night turned into an awkward nightmare, little did I know it would be the last time I saw him. He bailed. Walked away. Leaving me alone with the shattered pieces of my broken heart.
But that was then. This is now.
He’s back. A megasuperstar. A Hollywood heartthrob with a desperate fan base of sexy women that won’t leave him alone.
But he wants me. Still. After all these years.
I can’t possibly cave to my feelings, desires, and my hopeful heart.
He broke it once. He’ll do it again.

TUCKER
We waited. It felt like forever, but I didn’t care. I would’ve done anything for her.
But I screwed up. When it all went south, I fled, leaving her, alone.
Broken hearted.
And she wasn’t the only one.
But that was then. This is now.
I may be an actor, but none of this is for show. I want her, and only her.
I’ll do whatever it takes.
She may be the last virgin in Texas, but to me, she’s so much more.
I want her in my arms, and in my heart. Forever.
This time, I’m not giving up.



About the author
Jennifer Woodhull is based in the Southern United States, spending time in her second home of England, and traveling as often as she can. Her love of travel permeates her work, and her characters often find themselves exploring new and foreign surroundings.

A keen observer of human behavior, Jennifer often draws inspiration from something as simple as a fleeting connection, or the glimpse of a unique trait or characteristic. Her favorite place to write is on airplanes.

"The drone of the engine, the scores of people, all traveling to something or from something, and being disconnected from digital distractions are a combination that provide the perfect place to write," she says. "If you see a woman in seat 9F who is balancing her Macbook on her lap because it's time to close your tray table, please have patience. I'm just trying to finish one more sentence."


XBTBanner1

11 Nov 2019

The Darkest Star | Review

Title: The Darkest Star
Series: Origin #1
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Pages: 368 pages
Version: Paperback
Publisher: Tor Teen
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

When seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher is caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and the surviving Luxen can mingle freely, she meets Luc, an unnaturally beautiful guy she initially assumes is a Luxen … but he is in fact something much more powerful. Her growing attraction for Luc will lead her deeper and deeper into a world she’d only heard about, a world where everything she thought she knew will be turned on its head…


Review

The Darkest Star is the first book in the Origin series and tells the story of Evie and Luc. Origin is a spin-off series of the Lux series, but you don’t have to read the Lux series to be able to read the Origin series.

I’ve had The Darkest Star on my TBR for a few months, and I’m so angry at myself for not reading it sooner. I loved the Lux series so it’s no surprise that I loved The Darkest Star. Jennifer L. Armentrout is such an amazing author and I love that she created her own kind of aliens.

Evie is such a fun character. I loved reading in her perspective, she’s just so amazing! When I read the Lux series, I didn’t really know what to think of Luc. He was so weird but now I love him. He’s so funny and annoying. Now, he’s one of my favourite book boyfriends!

I’m so happy that Jennifer L. Armentrout decided to write a spin-off series because I loved the Lux series and it was amazing to read bits about the characters from the Lux series! The Darkest Star was such a well-written and addictive read. I cannot wait to read the sequel, The Burning Shadow!

10 Nov 2019

Magic Chase | Review

Title: Magic Chase
Series: Hidden World Academy #2
Author: Sadie Moss
Pages: 320 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release date: 7 November 2019
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

This thing isn’t over yet…

I spent an entire semester trying to get back to the Dull World, but now that I’m here, I realize it’s not that simple. I can’t just go back to the way things were.

For one thing, I left my heart with three gorgeous, incredible men, and I miss them so much it hurts.

For another thing, Roxie didn’t swap places with me on purpose this time.

Someone took her.

That means she’s in danger, and I might be too.

Maybe the smartest thing would be to just keep my head down, try to rebuild my life here, and forget I ever went to the Hidden World.

But, come on. We all know I’m not gonna do that, right?

Magic Chase is the second book in the Hidden World Academy series, a medium-burn reverse harem story intended for ages 18+, featuring a sassy human who’s a little out of her depth and the three men who win her heart.


Review

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Sadie Moss! 

Magic Chase is the second book in the Hidden World Academy series and tells the story of Gabbi and her three men.

Magic Chase was yet another amazing book by Sadie Moss. So far, there hasn’t been one Sadie Moss book that I didn’t love, she’s just that good. I love the characters, the story and the world she’s created. The concept of this story is just so amazing!

Magic Chase was such a good book because it wasn’t just about the love and the action, but also about defining Gabbi’s feelings. I loved reading about Gabbi’s feelings for the three men, it was really beautiful. Gabbi is such an amazing and strong character and I love Cross, Kasian and Theo. They’re so different yet all three of them are perfect for Gabbi!

Magic Chase was a well-written sequel that I couldn’t put down. I had to know what was going to happen to Gabbi, Cross, Kasian and Theo. I loved Magic Chase and I cannot wait for the third and final book in the series, Magic Gambit!

8 Nov 2019

Legion | Review

Title: Legion 
Series: Talon #4
Author: Julie Kagawa
Pages: 380 pages
Version: Paperback
Publisher: HQ Young Adult
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

The legions will be unleashed. No-one can stand against the coming horde.

After witnessing a powerful sacrifice, Ember Hill knows that nothing she was taught by dragon organisation Talon is true. About humans, about rogue dragons, about herself and what she’s capable of doing and feeling.

In the face of great loss, Ember vows to stand with rogue dragon Riley against The Order of St. George and against own twin brother Dante – the heir apparent Talon, who will soon unleash the greatest threat dragonkind has ever known.

Talon is poised to take over the world, and the abominations they have created will soon take to the skies, darkening the world with the promise of blood and death to those who will not yield.


Review

Legion is the fourth book in the Talon series and continues the story of Ember and her friends.

It’s been awhile since I read the first three books in the Talon series, I’ve read Soldier in 2016, so I didn’t really remember everything. It was a bit hard to get into the story but that was my own fault because I waited so long. But once I was into the story, I loved every bit of it.

Ember is such a strong and brave character, I love reading about her. Riley and Garret are both handsome soldiers, one is a dragon and the other is a human. Ember finally chooses one of these two guys, and I’m happy with her choice. I do, however, think that we get this epilogue at the end of Inferno where something happens… I’m not going to tell you what, since I don’t want to write spoilers in my review.

Legion was such an amazing book! I’ve always loved the Talon books so it was no surprise that I loved and enjoyed reading Legion. It was nice to get into the world of the Talon series again because I really missed reading about Ember, Riley and Garret. I cannot wait to read the fifth and final book in the series, Inferno!

7 Nov 2019

Authors I've discovered in 2019 part 1

I wanted to spread some love and make a list of authors whose books I read and loved this year. These authors are authors that I’ve discovered in 2019 and I’ve rated their books 4–5 stars. The books listed below are the books I’ve read. There will be a part 2 and 3 soon!

Aarons, Carrie
Alexander, T. Marie
Ash, Nikki
Baird, Blythe
Beck, Heather
Brooks, Rebecca
Calin, Ana
Carr, Mari
Charity, Ferrell
Chenelle, Brittni
Cole, Harlow
Curtis, Emily
Cypress, Louise
Deen, Karen
Dixon, Colette

6 Nov 2019

To Be Your Wife | Review

Title: To Be Your Wife
Series: To Be Yours #2
Author: Rae Kennedy
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: RAKE Publishing
Rating: ★★★★

Synopsis

We are just friends. I swear.

When I meet my best friend’s older brother, Tuck, there is an instant connection, but the timing is all wrong. He’s on the rebound and I am about to graduate and move away.

So we will just be friends. Close friends. Friends who sometimes share a bed and maybe do more than sleep…

But I can’t get emotionally attached. Not when I’m moving back home soon. Home to my new job, my family, and where Wes is waiting for me. Besides, everyone knows Wes is who I’m going to marry. Right?



Review

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Rae Kennedy!

To Be Your Wife is the second book in the To Be Yours series and tells the story of Court and Tuck. Even though this is the second book in the series, it can be read as a standalone. 

I really liked the first book, To Be Your Girl, and when I read about Court and Tuck, I just had to know their story. I’m so happy that I read To Be Your Wife because it was such a good sequel! I enjoyed reading about Court and Tuck and they’re just so cute!

Court and Tuck are so cute together. I couldn’t stop reading about them because I just couldn’t stop smiling the entire time. I love the best friend’s older brother trope, and the romance is somewhat slow burn which is a plus as well. And the dirty talk?! Damn…

To Be Your Wife was such a fast-paced read and it was hard to put this book down! I also really liked that we got to see bits of Haley and Cade's story through someone else's eyes! I cannot wait for the next book in the To Be Yours series!

5 Nov 2019

A Beautiful Fire | Review

Title: A Beautiful Fire
Series: Love at Lincolnfield #4
Author: Colette Dixon
Publisher: Caleo Press
Release date: 5 November 2019
Rating: ★★★★

Synopsis

A steamy, opposites attract, second chance romance.

She does NOT need a man to rescue her. He disagrees.

Harper Peters wants three things. An accomplished man, funding for her treatment center, and to catch a glimpse of that hot firefighter on her morning runs. Even a doctor needs her guilty pleasures. When she falls and breaks her knee at the feet of the very fireman she’s been ogling, she has no choice but to accept his help. The only problem is, she doesn’t want help. Especially from a flirty man who doesn’t fit her dating criteria.

It’s been years since Jakub Wojcik failed to save his wife’s life, but he’s still not ready for a relationship. When the pretty jogger falls at his feet, he can’t resist the urge to help her – it’s what he does. But keeping a cool distance from the feisty doctor isn’t easy. Her uptight manner radiates a need for tenderness that he – surprisingly – wants to give.

As the heat between them rages, Jakub realizes he’s risking his heart on a woman he can’t protect, and Harper is losing hers to a man who doesn’t fit her plan. But sometimes love finds us when we least expect it … and need it the most.


Review

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Colette Dixon!

A Beautiful Fire is the fourth book in the Love at Lincolnfield series and tells the story of Harper and Jakub. Although this is the fourth book in the series, it can be read as a standalone. 

 A second chance romance with an opposites attract trope? Sign me up! I really enjoyed reading A Beautiful Fire because I just love these types of books. They’re so addictive because you have to know what’s going to happen to the main characters.

I really liked how strong Harper is, she knows what she wants and she works for it. Jakub is a caring and protective guy, and I liked those qualities. Harper and Jakub are so different yet they match perfectly. I liked reading about their romance!

A Beautiful Fire is another good book in the Love at Lincolfield series and I cannot wait to read the other books in the series!

4 Nov 2019

Scorch | Blog tour

Title: Scorch
Series: The Order #4
Author: Nikki Rae
Release date: 29 Ocotber 2019

Synopsis

With failure after failure, Fawn finally thinks she has a way to escape the Order and make them pay for what they’ve done. Betrayal is a poison—and poison spreads. Elliot’s rising paranoia makes him almost unrecognizable, forcing Marius into the position of Owner. Her bond with both begins to grow and change beyond the roots Elliot planted in her. Between Marius’ kindness and Master Lyon’s cruelty, Fawn is torn in too many directions while the Vultures lie in wait, prepared to strike while evading a new Mainworld organization intent on taking them down.

Fawn has earned her place in House Chimera, and she will fight for her family no matter the cost.

Even if that means the Wolves devour her in the end.

Get the previous books: amzn.to/2ISnDbb


Review

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Nikki Rae!

Scorch is the fourth book in The Order series and continues the story of Fawn, Elliot and Marius.

Scorch was yet another amazing and dark book by Nikki Rae. I really liked reading about Fawn and her two men again because I just love this series. I don’t know how to write all my feelings and thoughts down. That’s the effect Nikki Rae’s writing has on me. She’s just that good! 

Like I mentioned in my review of Chrysalis, Fawn’s changed so much, even in Scorch she changed and became a stronger woman. I love the relationship between Fawn and Marius, it’s just so easy, in my opinion, whereas the relationship between Fawn and Elliot is a bit more complicated. But not complicated as in a bad way, I just don’t really know how to describe their relationship in one word. But it is clear that she loves both men.

Scorch was just everything that I needed. I love Nikki Rae’s writing and every time she writes a new book, I just have to read it! I cannot wait to read the next book in The Order series! 

About the author
Nikki Rae is an independent author who lives in New Jersey. She explores human nature through fiction, concentrating on making the imaginary as real as possible. Her genres of choice are mainly dark, scary, romantic tales, but she’ll try anything once. When she is not writing, reading, or thinking, you can find her spending time with animals, drawing in a quiet corner, or studying people. Closely.

The Mighty Anchor | Review

Title: The Mighty Anchor
Series: Rogue Academy #3
Author: Carrie Aarons
Pages: 250 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release date: 24 November 2019
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

A stoic force to be reckoned with.
The steady rock on which England is destined to lean.
Everyone’s reliable mate, at the ready to defend when called upon.

To the world, Vance Morley is the next great keeper for the Rogue Football Club, biding his time at the academy. The definition of tall, dark and handsome, his quiet confidence and mysterious persona only draw the public in. He’s their mighty anchor, both on and off the pitch.

But when it comes to the one woman he claims to love, he conveniently vanishes at the exact moment I need him. The first time I saw Vance, he was a ten-year-old standing on his lawn across the street.

The first time he kissed me, we were sixteen and sitting on the very shores we grew up on. We crashed into each other like waves in a storm, fated to destroy everything in our paths. Including each other. The first time Vance saw our son, by serendipitous accident, my little boy had already lived the first year of his life. And instantly, the man who chose football over me wants to have it all. There is no way I can trust his declarations of love and fatherhood, especially when I’m set to marry another man.

We’re a new game, one to occupy him until the world stage beckons. But the more I try to tell myself he’s not the one, the more Vance’s efforts to win us back increase.

How can I guard my heart against seeing my son with his father?
Can Vance really sacrifice his dreams in the name of love and family?
Is there a way that everyone else’s safe harbor can finally become mine too?


Review

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Carrie Aarons!

The Mighty Anchor is the third and final book in the Rogue Academy series and tells the story of Lara and Vance. Although this is the third book in the series, it can be read as a standalone.

The Mighty Anchor is yet another amazing book in the series. It was such a good read because I couldn’t put it down. I wanted to know what was going to happen to Lara and Vance. One of the reasons that I like this book so much is because Carrie Aarons mentions social anxiety and being introverted, and I couldn’t relate to it more!

Lara is such a strong character, but she did make some mistakes. However, she’s still an amazing character and I loved reading about her. Vance is introverted and has social anxiety and I could relate to him. I also loved how much effort he wanted to put into the relationship between him and Lara as well as the effort he wanted to put into the relationship with his son.

The Mighty Anchor was such a fast paced and well written read. I loved reading about Lara and Vance and I’m kinda sad that this series is over. Carrie Aarons did an amazing job with this series and I cannot wait to read her other books!

1 Nov 2019

October wrap up

In October I read a total of 17 books, I watched 33 episodes (TV Shows) and 4 movies. Read further to know what I read and watched this month!

I didn’t read anything from my TBR but I did read quite a few ARCs. I read Zodiac Academy: The Reckoning (Supernatural Beasts and Bullies #3) by Caroline Peckham & Susanne Valenti, Unintended by Kyra Lennon, Magic Swap (Hidden World Academy #1) by Sadie Moss, Pitching to Win (Over the Fence #1) by Carrie Aarons, Hitting to Win (Over the Fence #2) by Carrie Aarons, Catching to Win (Over the Fence #3) by Carrie Aarons, Over the Fence Box Set (Over the Fence #1-3.5) by Carrie Aarons, The Second We Met (Fulton U #2) by Maya Hughes, Demon of Mine (The Devil Heart Boys #1) by Caroline Peckham, The Bookworm Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts, The Hive Engineers (STAR Academy #3) by Emilia Zeeland, Scorch (The Order #4) by Nikki Rae, Dark Fae (Ruthless Boys of the Zodiac #1) by Caroline Peckham & Susanne Valenti, The Light We See by J. Lynn Bailey, To Be Your Wife (To Be Yours #2) by Rae Kennedy, A Beautiful Fire (Love at Lincolnfield #4) by Colette Dixon and Beauty and the Badge (Charlotte's Cove #1) by Ella Fox.


Some of my favourite books this month were ZA: The Reckoning, Magic Swap, Demon of Mine, Scorch, Dark Fae and The Light We See!

For TV shows, I watched the new episodes of Riverdale, and the first one was so emotional! I really like the other episodes so far, I think this season will be a good season! I also started watching Elite, but I haven’t watched that many episodes yet. The last show I watched, was Scorpion, and I watched the entire 3rd season.

As for movies I watched To All the Boys I’ve Loved BeforeHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, The Addams Family and Joker. I watched TATBILB for like the fourth time this year because it’s still such a good movie. I watched The Addams Family because it’s the perfect movie for Halloween and to be honest I’ve never watched it before. And then we have Joker… I don’t know where to start. It was such a good movie and not something we’ve seen before. I don’t know how to explain it but you just have to watch this movie!

31 Oct 2019

The Light We See | Review

Title: The Light We See
Author: J. Lynn Bailey
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release: 12 November 2019
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

From Carpinteria, California, we left.
In Arizona, we barely spoke.
In New Mexico, I gave him a promise that I knew I couldn’t keep.
In Texas, we slept under the stars.
In Oklahoma, he told me a story I wouldn’t soon forget.
In Louisiana, he gave my soul a voice.
Between Arkansas and Mississippi, we took full advantage of an opportunity.
In Tennessee, I studied his face.
In Kentucky, he introduced me to his parents.
In Ohio, he found my heart.
In West Virginia, we drank whiskey and told ourselves that truths are better left untold. In Maryland, we felt the weight of the night.
In Pennsylvania, his wife called.
And in New York, I asked myself one question:

Would he be able to let me go when it was time?



Review

This book was provided by the author through InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review. Thank you J. Lynn Bailey and InkSlinger PR!

The Light We See is a Romance standalone that tells the story of Cat and Luke. 

The Light We See is the sixth book I’ve read by J. Lynn Bailey and I think it’s my favourite one so far. This story is so beautiful, moving and heartbreaking. When I first read the synopsis, I didn’t really know what to think of the story. Now that I’ve read it, I recommend it to everyone.

Cat is such a strong and beautiful woman who’s been through a lot. She didn’t grow up in the perfect family and didn’t really know what true love was. Luke had a warm and loving family and showed Cat what true love was.

I think that The Light We See is a book that everyone has to read. This story is full of hope and love as well as change and a lot of grief. I think that this story has a beautiful message and it gives me the same kind of feelings that Standing Sideways gave me. I cannot wait for the J. Lynn Bailey’s next (emotional) book!

30 Oct 2019

Gilded Ruins | Cover reveal

Title: Gilded Ruins
Series: Blinding Night #2
Author: Chantal Gadoury
Publisher: Parliament House Press

Synopsis

Summer and Darce are summoned by the order of Zeus himself to travel to the home of the Gods: Mount Olympus, where they're to face even more ancient Gods and Goddesses.

Summer braces to confront her mother again, illuminating secrets about the truth of her tragic pasts, while also persuading Zeus to allow her to stay with the God of the Underworld, her true love - Darce.

Aboard Poseidon's luxury yacht, Summer meets her mythological family, while also uncovering what exactly happened to her past lives - and the true roles her mother and Darce played.

When Darce and Summer suddenly find themselves separated, Summer must find her inner power and unite them together, before her mortal time runs out.


Read the first book in the series: Blinding Night


About the author 
Chantal Gadoury is an Amazon Best Selling Author who is originally from the countryside of Muncy, PA. Chantal likes anything Disney, plays a mean game of Disney trivia, enjoys painting and has a interest in British History. Chantal first started writing stories at the age of seven and continues that love of writing today. As a recent college graduate from Susquehanna University, with a degree in Creative Writing, writing novels is a dream come true

29 Oct 2019

Scorch | Release day blitz

Title: Scorch
Series: The Order #4
Author: Nikki Rae
Release date: 29 Ocotber 2019

Synopsis

With failure after failure, Fawn finally thinks she has a way to escape the Order and make them pay for what they’ve done. Betrayal is a poison—and poison spreads. Elliot’s rising paranoia makes him almost unrecognizable, forcing Marius into the position of Owner. Her bond with both begins to grow and change beyond the roots Elliot planted in her. Between Marius’ kindness and Master Lyon’s cruelty, Fawn is torn in too many directions while the Vultures lie in wait, prepared to strike while evading a new Mainworld organization intent on taking them down.

Fawn has earned her place in House Chimera, and she will fight for her family no matter the cost.

Even if that means the Wolves devour her in the end.

Get the previous books: amzn.to/2ISnDbb


There's more...
Nikki Rae comes out with a short story set in the Sunshine series, it's now available on Patreon and will be available on Halloween on Nikki Rae's website.



About the author
Nikki Rae is an independent author who lives in New Jersey. She explores human nature through fiction, concentrating on making the imaginary as real as possible. Her genres of choice are mainly dark, scary, romantic tales, but she’ll try anything once. When she is not writing, reading, or thinking, you can find her spending time with animals, drawing in a quiet corner, or studying people. Closely.