22 May 2019

The Second Coming | Cover reveal



Title: The Second Coming
Series: Rogue Academy #1
Author bio: Carrie Aarons
Release date: 2 June 2019 

Synopsis
They call him the second coming.
Of honor for British football.
Of God in an athlete’s body.
Of every English woman’s fantasy.

Jude Davies is my country’s prodigy on the pitch. More famous than the nobility in Buckingham Palace, he and his merry band of scoundrels rule the Rogue Football Academy and the London nightlife scene alike.

And now, he’s aiming his well-honed set of skills directly at me. His devilish charm is lethal, but with the tragic hand life has dealt me, distractions like him aren’t an option.

Plus, we’re only playing a game. One of convenience, where he needs me to save his reputation, and I need his money to save the one person I love.

Until he wraps me around that immoral finger.
Until I crave that reckless, wild high he provides.
Until I hope for a future that will never happen.

 That’s the thing about going toe-to-toe with the next football legend. He’s faster, stronger, and will destroy me every time.


Author bio

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.

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20 May 2019

Wicked Games | Cover reveal

Title: Wicked Games
Authors: Vivian Wood & Amelia Wilde
Genre: New Adult Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: Cassie Chapman, Opulent Designs
Release Date: June 4, 2019

Synopsis

A secret society. 
A forbidden crush. 
And an unsolved murder... 

Emily Danes expected the tough classes at Campbell College, one of the most exclusive and prestigious universities in the world. She expected the ivy-covered halls. She expected the money.

She didn’t see Wolf Astor coming.

Obscenely wealthy, socially connected, and heart-stoppingly gorgeous, he’s everything she ever dreamed of in a man.

He’s also a total prick.

But at a place like Campbell College, there’s no escape. Not from Wolf, and not from the secrets hidden behind the graceful facades of the campus.

With every day that passes, she’s drawn deeper into the underbelly of the wealthy and privileged at Campbell: a secret society known as the Skulls & Thorns.

And with a murderer loose on campus, she’s running out of time to escape.

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Excerpt
Pulling my two heavy textbooks for this class out of the stack too, I arrange everything nicely. Just as I am getting my brand new pencils ready, I am startled by a loud bang. My desk mate drops his books on the countertop and sits down, looking at me askance.
I startle to realize that it’s the blond Greek god I ran from only yesterday. Tall and broad-shouldered, he wears his black denim and dark blue tee shirt incredibly well. He knows it too, judging by his posture. He perches on his stool and crosses his arms, expectant. Perfectly unkempt sandy blond hair, dark brows spread wide over the darkest blue eyes I’ve ever seen, a patrician nose, two incredible cheekbones, and the most expressive lips…
This guy is fucking hot, excuse my French.
Which are currently smirking at me. I knew hot guys back home in Prineville. Mostly I avoided them, truth be told. But this guy is on another level. He is so dazzling that he could work in television… and bad tv just so happens to be my weakness.
 Being around this guy is enough to make me rethink the bright yellow tee shirt dress I am wearing. I want more than anything to tug the hem down and smooth my hands over my black tights, but I don’t.
Instead I blush, fumbling to introduce myself. Sticking my hand straight out and tossing my messy blonde hair back, I try for an authoritative voice. “I’m Emily Danes.”
At the front of the classroom, the professor clears his throat, ready to start talking. My eyes dart to him, but then he reaches for his bunch of tissues again. Glancing back to my partner, I see him eye me up and down in a totally unsubtle way.
At last, he leans forward and shakes my hand. His skin against mine is hot. I bite my lip, refusing to let a little thing like instant animal attraction do me in.
“I’m Wolf,” he says, his voice low and gravelly. He looks me over once more.
Then he arches a brow, his smirk deepening. “Did you find all of your panties last night?”
My cheeks instantly go the exact color of a ripe tomato. I lick my lips and frown. What am I supposed to say to that?

 
 
Author bios
Vivian Wood 
Vivian likes to write about troubled, deeply flawed alpha males and the fiery, kick-ass women who bring them to their knees. Vivian's lasting motto in romance is a quote from a favorite song: "Soulmates never die." Be sure to follow Vivian through her Vivian's Vixens mailing list or Facebook group to keep up with all the awesome giveaways, author videos, ARC opportunities, and more! 
 
 
Amelia Wilde 
Amelia Wilde knows what it’s like to be lovestruck, and she writes it into all of her books. Authoress of over sixteen spellbinding romances, she lives in the northern climes of Michigan. It’s very cold, but her sexy husband keeps her very warm. 
 

16 May 2019

Spark | Review

Title: Spark
Series: Academy of Unpredictable Magic #1
Author: Sadie Moss
Pages: 208 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release date: 16 May 2019
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

Magic exists. I know – it’s in my blood.

Unfortunately, not all people from magical bloodlines have powers, and at 22, I’m several years past the age they usually appear. So I’ve resigned myself to a boring, magic-less life.

Then something strange happens…

I get stuck in the middle of a bar fight, and instead of just punching the guy back, I blow a hole in the wall.

So… I guess I do have powers. But they’re unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. This shit is definitely not normal.

And it seems the magical authorities agree, because they give me a choice: either I go to school to learn to control my crazy new magic, or they’ll take it away. Permanently.

Now if I can just survive the bitchy mean girls determined to take me down a peg, the mysterious attacks on students, the three hot-as-hell guys who don’t seem turned off by my prickly exterior, and the professor who makes me long for detention, maybe I’ll get out of here in one piece.

Wouldn’t bet on it though. Welcome to the Academy of Unpredictable Magic.

Spark is the first book in the Academy of Unpredictable Magic series, a medium-burn reverse harem story intended for ages 18+, featuring a badass chick and the four sexy men who fall in love with her.



Review

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

Spark is the first book in the Reverse Harem series called Academy of Unpredictable Magic. Spark tells the story of Elliot and her four handsome men.

Spark is yet another amazing book by Sadie Moss. I loved her The Last Shifter series so when I got the opportunity to read the first book in her new series, I was so excited! This book series is another Reverse Harem series, and I just love it. I discovered this genre because of Sadie Moss, and it’s definitely one of my favourite Romance genres.

I love all 4 guys in Spark. They’re all so different, and I’m such a sucker for teacher/student relationships. And all the other guys are so lovable! The main character is such a strong character because she can take care of herself. She isn’t used to people taking care of her, so it’s fun to read about her and the guys.

I really love the concept of this new series, it’s a different kind of magic and I like that there are these schools for each type of magic. I really loved Spark and I cannot wait to read the rest of the series!!!

13 May 2019

Wrong Bed, Right Girl | Review

Title: Wrong Bed, Right Girl
Series: Accidental Love #2
Author: Rebecca Brooks
Pages: 256 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Release date: 13 May 2019
Rating: ★★★★★ 
4.5/5*

Synopsis

Falling head-first into the wrong woman’s bed was not how Reed Bishop’s night was supposed to go. Now a gorgeous, half-naked ballet dancer was threatening his manhood…with a book. He can’t blame her. It wasn’t how it seemed – he was just doing his job, tracking down his lead informant, who, unfortunately, took off, leaving him to figure out what to do with her friend. Staying in her apartment was no longer safe. And that’s how he got himself into this mess.

Now she’s sleeping in his bed while he tosses and turns on the couch. There are pink tights in his bathroom. Pointe shoes next to his boots. He swears he won’t touch her like that…but he can’t ignore his fantasies.

As a tattooed, muscled DEA Agent, Reed’s seen some things. Drug dealers, murderers…He can’t let Talia get close. Even though she’s made it clear they’re both fighting the same hunger. And he definitely can’t use his handcuffs on her…no matter how much she begs.  


Review

This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Entangled Brazen!

Wrong Bed, Right Girl is the second book in the Accidental Love series and tells the story of Talia and Reed. Although Wrong Bed, Right Girl is the second book in the series, it can be read as a standalone.

Wrong Bed, Right Girl is such a cute Contemporary Romance about two people who accidentally met and fell in love. Wrong Bed, Right Girl was really fast paced and I read this book in one day. This was the first book I’ve read by Rebecca Brooks and this won’t be the last one!

I really liked the characters because they were so different. Talia is a ballerina and says what she thinks and Reed is a DEA Agent who doesn’t use that many words. They’re opposites and that’s why they’re perfect for each other.

Wrong Bed, Right Girl was an amazing Contemporary Romance and I cannot wait to read the first book in the Accidental Love series, Wrong Bed, Right Roommate.

11 May 2019

Eternal Love | Review

Title: Eternal Love
Series: Age of Vampires #7
Author: Caroline Peckham & Susanne Valenti
Pages: 435 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

The holy mountain awaits.

As Callie and Montana take their fated path toward finishing the curse, they must rely on the courage of their friends to help them reach it before their enemies catch up.

It’s time to pay the debt. But are they ready to face the price?


Review

This book was provided by the authors in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti!

Eternal Love is the seventh and final book in the Age of Vampires series and continues the story of Callie, Magnar, Montana and Erik.

So this will be the last review of the Age of Vampires series and I just have to mention that I love all the covers in this series. They’re so pretty and I’d love to have them on my bookshelf!

Let’s talk about the book itself. Eternal Love was such a fast paced read, I finished it in a few days because I had to know how this book was going to end. I mean, the Age of Vampire series was such a good series and I just had to know whether or not the curse could be broken and that they could be together as humans.

I really liked the character development of all the characters in Eternal Love because it had such a huge impact on the story. Some people changed and some people finally accepted their true feelings. I loved reading about them and I loved the ending that they got.

Eternal Love was such an amazing conclusion to Age of Vampires series and I hope that Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti will write another book series together!

10 May 2019

Unsteady in Love | Release day blitz

Title: Unsteady in Love
Series: Fairlane #3
Author: Harlow Layne
Genre: Contemporary/Military Romance
Cover Design: Harlow Layne
Release date: 10 May 2019

Synopsis

Everything I ever thought I knew about him, everything I thought he wanted was a lie.

Imagine one day calling your boyfriend, the love of your life, the man you planned to marry and have kids with only to find out his phone has been disconnected, and he’s joined the military.

How could someone love you if they ran away?

That was four years ago when he shattered my heart into a million pieces and today I find that same man on my doorstep … pleading for forgiveness and my hand in marriage.

Our relationship isn’t what I dreamt it would be. The only way to see it through is to keeping the past pain buried and protecting my heart. It shouldn’t be hard when he’s half a world away, but when tragedy strikes causing Holden to come back to me half the man he was when he left…

I must decide if he’s worth giving a second chance. With a past as checkered as ours, I’m not sure love will ever exist again.

Unsteady in Love is a stand-alone in the Fairlane series. The series has crossover characters from each novel. It is not required to read the books in order but it is recommended to enhance the reading experience.







Other books in the Fairlane series:
With Love, Alex (Fairlane #0.5)

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Hollywood Redemption (Fairlane #1)

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Hollywood Fairytale (Fairlane #2)


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

Unsteady in Love is the third book in the Fairlane series and tells the story of Holden and Prue. Unsteady in Love can be read as a standalone.

Unsteady in Love is the first book I’ve read by Harlow Layne and I’m happy that I requested a copy. I really liked the synopsis and the book was even better! Unsteady in Love was such a beautiful Romance book!

Holden and Prue both went through a lot, they struggled and were in pain, but in the end they became such strong characters. They weren’t sure whether they could save their relationship or not, but it was so beautiful to read about how they were trying to fix it.

I really liked Unsteady in Love because it was really beautiful and such a quick read. I cannot wait to read the other books in the Fairlane series!


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About the author 
Harlow Layne is a hopeless romantic who writes sweet and sexy alpha males who will make you swoon.

Harlow wrote fanfiction for years before she decided to try her hand at a story that had been swimming in her head for years.

When Harlow’s not writing you’ll find her online shopping on Amazon, Facebook, or Instagram, reading, or hanging out with her family and two dogs.

Unsteady in Love | Review

Title: Unsteady in Love
Series: Fairlane #3
Author: Harlow Layne
Pages: 188 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release date: 10 May 2019
Rating: ★★★★

Synopsis

Everything I ever thought I knew about him, everything I thought he wanted was a lie.

Imagine one day calling your boyfriend, the love of your life, the man you planned to marry and have kids with only to find out his phone has been disconnected, and he’s joined the military.

How could someone love you if they ran away?

That was four years ago when he shattered my heart into a million pieces and today I find that same man on my doorstep … pleading for forgiveness and my hand in marriage.

Our relationship isn’t what I dreamt it would be. The only way to see it through is to keeping the past pain buried and protecting my heart. It shouldn’t be hard when he’s half a world away, but when tragedy strikes causing Holden to come back to me half the man he was when he left…

I must decide if he’s worth giving a second chance. With a past as checkered as ours, I’m not sure love will ever exist again.

Unsteady in Love is a stand-alone in the Fairlane series. The series has crossover characters from each novel. It is not required to read the books in order but it is recommended to enhance the reading experience.



Review

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

Unsteady in Love is the third book in the Fairlane series and tells the story of Holden and Prue. Unsteady in Love can be read as a standalone.

Unsteady in Love is the first book I’ve read by Harlow Layne and I’m happy that I requested a copy. I really liked the synopsis and the book was even better! Unsteady in Love was such a beautiful Romance book!

Holden and Prue both went through a lot, they struggled and were in pain, but in the end they became such strong characters. They weren’t sure whether they could save their relationship or not, but it was so beautiful to read about how they were trying to fix it.

I really liked Unsteady in Love because it was really beautiful and such a quick read. I cannot wait to read the other books in the Fairlane series!

6 May 2019

Ask Me Anything | Release week blitz

Title: Ask Me Anything
Author: Molly E. Lee
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: 7 May 2019
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Synopsis
   
“Edgy and smart with a sweet and sexy core.” —Rachel Harris, New York Times bestselling author of Eyes on Me

I should’ve kept my mouth shut.

But Wilmont Academy’s been living in the Dark Ages when it comes to sex ed, and someone had to take matters into her own hands. Well, I’m a kick-ass coder, so I created a totally anonymous, totally untraceable blog where teens can come to get real, honest, nothing-is-off-limits sex advice.

And holy hell, the site went viral—and we’re talking way beyond Wilmont—overnight. Who knew this town was so hard up?

Except now the school administration is trying to shut me down, and they’ve forced Dean—my coding crush, aka the hottest guy in school—to try to uncover who I am. If he discovers my secret, I’ll lose him forever. And thousands of teens who need real advice won’t have anyone to turn to.

Ask me anything…except how to make things right.

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About the author 
Molly E. Lee is an author best known for her romance novels, the Grad Night series and the Love on the Edge series. She is a 1001 Dark Nights Discovery Author for 2017. Molly writes Adult and Young Adult contemporary featuring strong female heroines who are unafraid to challenge their male counterparts, yet still vulnerable enough to have love sneak up on them. In addition to being a military spouse and mother of two + one stubborn English Bulldog, Molly loves watching storms from her back porch at her Midwest home, and digging for treasures in antique stores.

3 May 2019

Eternal Storm | Review

Title: Eternal Storm
Series: Age of Vampires #6
Author: Caroline Peckham & Susanne Valenti
Pages: 405 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

A dark storm draws closer as Erik and Magnar are lost to the hands of the new queen.

Callie and Montana race south in a desperate bid to reach the holy mountain to break the curse, but with Valentina hot on their heels, it’s only a matter of time before she catches up.

Can the twins find a way to overcome the trials that are thrown their way? Or will the gods prevail once and for all…

The series will conclude in Book 7, Eternal Love.

WARNING: this is upper YA with sex scenes, battles and mild peril.


Review

This book was provided by the authors in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti!

Eternal Storm is the sixth book in the Age of Vampire series and continues the story of Callie, Magnar, Montana and Erik.

I’m again speechless. I don’t know how to express my feelings for Eternal Storm. This book is again such an amazing, well written and quick read. I loved the characters and I just cannot get enough of this series. I’m so sad that the next book will be the last one.

I really loved Eternal Storm because of the bonding between the characters. Not just between Callie and Magnar, and Montana and Erik. Just the slayers and vampires in general. I also loved seeing the more vulnerable side of Fabian, I really loved the moments between Magnar and Erik, and then we have Julius and Clarice… 

Eternal Storm was yet again an amazing sequel, and Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti are amazing authors. And the ending of this book… I need the next book in the series, Eternal Love!

1 May 2019

April wrap up

In March I read a total of 19 books, I watched 90 episodes (TV Shows) and I watched 6 movies. Read further to know what I read and watched this month!  

Let’s start with the ARC copies I read this month, I read Forgiven (The Nash Brothers #2) by Carrie Aarons, Eternal Vow (Age of Vampires #4) by Caroline Peckham & Susanne Valenti, For Emery (For You #4) by J. Nathan, Unsteady in Love (Fairlane #3) by Harlow Layne, Her Defiant Heart (Damaged Hearts #1) by Monica Murphy, Wolf Freed (The Last Shifter #4) by Sadie Moss, Eternal Night (Age of Vampires #5) by Caroline Peckham & Susanne Valenti, Standing Sideways by J. Lynn Bailey, Lucid (Lucid #1) by Kristy Fairlamb, They/Them/Their by Eris Young, Lift Off! by Vivian Zems, In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive by Clementine von Radics, Chrysalis (The Order #3) by Nikki Rae, and I’m currently reading Eternal Storm (Age of Vampires #6) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti.



Besides ARC copies, I also read some books that were on my TBR or just ebooks that I bought this month. I read After (After #1) by Anna Todd, His Wasted Hearts (Damaged Hearts #2) by Monica Murphy, Damaged Hearts (Damaged Hearts #3) by Monica Murphy, Harley Quinn (2016-) #41 by Frank Tieri, The Charm of You by Jennifer Probst and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling and Newt Scamander.

This month I’m not going to post a favourites blog post because I don’t really have that many favourites this month, so I’m just going to sum up the books I really loved: Eternal Vow (Age of Vampires #4) and Eternal Night (Age of Vampires #5) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti, Wolf Freed (The Last Shifter #4) by Sadie Moss and Chrysalis (The Order #3) by Nikki Rae.


As for TV shows, I watched some episodes of Shadowhunters, Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Riverdale, The Resident, The Good Doctor, Dynasty. I also watched a new anime called Your Lie in April, two Netflix Original TV shows called Black Summer and The Order, and I (finally) watched the latest episodes of Game of Thrones

For movies, I watched Black Panther, Spiderman: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, Isn’t It Romantic, Avengers: Infinity War and The Perfect Date. As you can see, I did a little Marvel marathon!

30 Apr 2019

Chrysalis | Blog tour

Title: Chrysalis
Series: The Order #3
Author: Nikki Rae
Release date: 30 April 2019

Synopsis
After Wolf Manor, Fawn vowed to never be weak, broken, or scared again. She has wrenched her power from the Vultures, visiting them under the cover of darkness to deliver the same drug they’d given her. This version has a different side effect: death.

It doesn’t stop the nightmares, it can’t erase what happened, but revenge is the only distraction from Lyon Estate. Tucked in the wilderness, she draws back into herself until Master Lyon demands they make good on their deal. In order to continue her vengeance, he is to be her Owner—really this time.

While it is a small sacrifice to make, Fawn isn’t prepared to be pulled back into Elliot’s world, where the rules of the Order exist, but in a new way. Running from him sends her into the arms of others in House Chimera. People who should be off limits, but they also stir something within her wholly different than the emotions Master Lyon can conjure. Marius is patient, and she finds herself clinging to him more now than ever before. People like them don’t believe in love, but can they choose it?

Fawn is no longer the prey, but beyond the trees, a lone Wolf is hunting…


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

Chrysalis is the third book in The Order series and continues the story of Fawn/Doe and Elliot/Master Lyon.

In the beginning it was a bit hard to get into the story because it’s been such a long time since I read the second book in the series, Wilt, but when I finished the first two chapters I was immediately into the story. Chrysalis is just so fast paced and well written, like Bloom and Wilt, and I couldn’t get enough of the story!

The Order had given my Master the seeds; he was the one who had made them sprout into wild vines, covering every inch of truth I could have seen and making me question each second we shared.

I remember not knowing what to think of Elliot/Master Lyon because of how Wilt ended, but now I love him all over again. We get to see a different side of him not that everything’s changed and I love it. Marius and Odette are both interesting characters and I don’t really want to spoil anything but damn… And then my favourite character: Fawn/Doe. She’s changed so much from how we know her in Bloom and I loved her character development. She’s become stronger and more beautiful (as a person).

Marius had meant to offer me comfort, but the slice of moon outside mocked me. I was trapped. We all were. No amount of stars could make the Wolves stop chasing us into different cages.

Chrysalis was everything that I needed and it was well worth the wait. I highly recommend this series because I love how dark this series is and Nikki Rae is just one of my favourite authors, so I have to recommend her books! I’m looking forward to reading the sequel!



Read the other books in The Order series
Bloom (The Order #1)
When she was sold at the age of nine to a Suitor, Fawn believed he would protect her from the “Mainworld”, where those who know nothing about the Order dwell. Living with the cruel man who bought her freedom, she finds just what the Order is about: money, control, and status for the Owner and humiliation and abuse for those they own.

Unwilling to accept the expectations of being Owned, Fawn goes from golden girl to maid, content to live in the shadows of the Order as long as she isn’t Owned again.

It’s been ten years since she disgraced her former Owner’s name, and now the brooding Frenchman Elliot Lyon wants her. Master Lyon is kind, smart, and unlike any man she’s met. She doesn’t want to admit it to herself, but Fawn is drawn to him despite constantly planning her next escape.

Even the prettiest flowers have thorns, and Master Lyon is hiding secrets that will uproot everything she thinks she knows about him.


Wilt (The Order #2)
When she was sold to Master Elliot Lyon of House Chimera, Fawn could have never imagined he was the same person as Elliot, the man beneath a well placed mask. A victim. Just like her. She would have never thought he was grooming her for the Wolf she’d already escaped once. That he planned to deliver her to the beast’s jaws in exchange for his wife. Master J├Ąger will stop at nothing to have her—even if that means using others as collateral. With more than just their lives on the line, Fawn must become someone else, and Master Lyon distances himself further from Elliot as her transfer looms.

The roots of the Order run deep within them, but Fawn is beginning to realize another bond has formed between her and her Owner, a man she vowed to destroy along with the rest of their tangled branches.

In a world where trust is just a tool and love isn’t meant for people like them, Fawn is determined to beat the powerful at their own elaborate games of make-believe. Even the man who Owns her.


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Teaser from this bonus material (This is a chapter from Chrysalis in Marius' POV) 
      He slid the glass to his side of the coffee table as he sat down on the other end of the sofa.
      “We talked about this, mon coeur.”
      My heart. He’d started to call me that when we were boys. I remembered the blood on my chest and how he’d sewn me back together.
      “He’d said he’d rip out my heart if I didn’t obey.” 
      “You are my heart,” Marius whispered. “You must take care of it. What happens to you happens to me.” 
      Lifting the drink to his nose, Marius sniffed and grimaced. Yes, the very scent we often associated with the Vulture visiting our beds. “You don’t need to punish yourself, Elliot.”
      Marius went as far as standing, setting the half empty glass on the bar cart.
      But I did need to punish myself. I deserved so much more than the sting of memories. A need for something more substantial itched my spine, but satisfying any urge right now was out of the question.
      “I can’t sleep.”
      He wasn’t far, but I wanted to touch. I was selfish enough to crave this, yet I would not ask for it aloud.
      "Because Fawn isn’t near you.” He phrased it as though he were finishing my sentence, not a question.
      Folding my hands in my lap, I stared at the flames. “I wouldn’t ask that of her,” I said evenly. “I’m not a monster.”
      My voice broke and it sent a wave of rage through me. Of course I was. I was no better than the disgusting man who had Owned us.
Marius moved an inch or two closer. “I know that. She knows that.”


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.

 

Chrysalis | Review

Title: Chrysalis
Series: The Order #3
Author: Nikki Rae
Pages: 253 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release date: 30 April 2019
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis
After Wolf Manor, Fawn vowed to never be weak, broken, or scared again. She has wrenched her power from the Vultures, visiting them under the cover of darkness to deliver the same drug they’d given her. This version has a different side effect: death.

It doesn’t stop the1 nightmares, it can’t erase what happened, but revenge is the only distraction from Lyon Estate. Tucked in the wilderness, she draws back into herself until Master Lyon demands they make good on their deal. In order to continue her vengeance, he is to be her Owner – really this time.

While it is a small sacrifice to make, Fawn isn’t prepared to be pulled back into Elliot’s world, where the rules of the Order exist, but in a new way. Running from him sends her into the arms of others in House Chimera. People who should be off limits, but they also stir something within her wholly different than the emotions Master Lyon can conjure. Marius is patient, and she finds herself clinging to him more now than ever before. People like them don’t believe in love, but can they choose it?

Fawn is no longer the prey, but beyond the trees, a lone Wolf is hunting…


Review

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

Chrysalis is the third book in The Order series and continues the story of Fawn/Doe and Elliot/Master Lyon.

In the beginning it was a bit hard to get into the story because it’s been such a long time since I read the second book in the series, Wilt, but when I finished the first two chapters I was immediately into the story. Chrysalis is just so fast paced and well written, like Bloom and Wilt, and I couldn’t get enough of the story!

The Order had given my Master the seeds; he was the one who had made them sprout into wild vines, covering every inch of truth I could have seen and making me question each second we shared.

I remember not knowing what to think of Elliot/Master Lyon because of how Wilt ended, but now I love him all over again. We get to see a different side of him not that everything’s changed and I love it. Marius and Odette are both interesting characters and I don’t really want to spoil anything but damn… And then my favourite character: Fawn/Doe. She’s changed so much from how we know her in Bloom and I loved her character development. She’s become stronger and more beautiful (as a person).

Marius had meant to offer me comfort, but the slice of moon outside mocked me. I was trapped. We all were. No amount of stars could make the Wolves stop chasing us into different cages.

Chrysalis was everything that I needed and it was well worth the wait. I highly recommend this series because I love how dark this series is and Nikki Rae is just one of my favourite authors, so I have to recommend her books! I’m looking forward to reading the sequel!

Lucid | Blog tour

Title: Lucid
Series: Lucid #1
Author: Kristy Fairlamb
Publisher: Lakewater Press
Release date: 23 April 2019
Tour schedule: http://www.chapter-by-chapter.com/tour-schedule-lucid-by-kristy-fairlamb/

Synopsis
A terrifying power. A horrifying curse. 

Lucy Piper lives a lonely existence on the precipice between life and death. She possesses the horrifying ability to resurrect real-life tragic events in her nightmares, reliving over and over, as if she were there, the last few moments before the victim takes their final breath. Car accidents, drownings, plane crashes – Lucy has seen it all. No one understands what it’s like living death by night and fearing sleep by day.

When Tyler Sims and his family move to town to escape past traumas, Lucy is drawn to him. The two of them are linked through their dreams, and with Tyler’s trust and friendship, hope for a brighter future returns to Lucy’s world. But Tyler's presence awakens something else in Lucy, and with this new knowledge, she will be forced to make impossible decisions. Decisions that will change history, and the future.

Chilling, haunting and compelling, this novel is the first in a two-part series for fans of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and The Hidden Memory of Objects that will leave you breathless for days.


Review
This book was provided by the author through Chapter by Chapter in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Kristy Fairlamb and Chapter by Chapter! 

Lucid is the first book in the Lucid series and tells the story of Lucy and Tyler.

I really like the concept of Lucid, because it’s really interesting. I mean, dreaming about people’s death and then trying to save them is really original. I really liked Lucy and Tyler’s relationship and I liked reading about their friends and family.

I think that the ending was a bit predictable and I had a ‘solution’ in my head for Lucy and Tyler’s problem, but then again I get why Lucid didn’t end with my ‘solution’. I often thought that the dreams were a bit too long and that the story was a bit slow.

Besides that, I really liked the story and I thought that the writing was good. I’m interested in the sequel and I really want to know what will happen to Lucy and Tyler!

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Author bio 
Kristy Fairlamb is an Australian author of the Young Adult Lucid series coming out in 2019.

She spends her days drinking coffee and torturing her characters with loads of tension – both love related and the nail biting kind.

Long before her days of writing began she spent half her childhood in a make believe world; daydreaming about growing up, falling in love, and travelling the world.

She’s worked as a nanny in country England, a junior matron in a boy’s boarding school south of London, a governess in East Timor, and made coffees and cleared tables in the New South Wales snow fields.

She lives with her husband, teenage daughter, and two sons in the beautiful Adelaide Hills where they’re lucky enough to get occasional visits from the local koalas.

She’s terrible at gardening, likes her bookshelves sorted by colour, and recently checked off a lifelong dream of jumping from a plane.

When she’s not writing or daydreaming about her stories you’ll find her reading, cooking for her family, or doing anything to avoid the housework.

Lucid | Review

Title: Lucid
Series: Lucid #1
Author: Kristy Fairlamb
Pages: 235 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Lakewater Press
Rating: ★★★★
3.5/5*

Synopsis

A terrifying power. A horrifying curse. 

Lucy Piper lives a lonely existence on the precipice between life and death. She possesses the horrifying ability to resurrect real-life tragic events in her nightmares, reliving over and over, as if she were there, the last few moments before the victim takes their final breath. Car accidents, drownings, plane crashes – Lucy has seen it all. No one understands what it’s like living death by night and fearing sleep by day.

When Tyler Sims and his family move to town to escape past traumas, Lucy is drawn to him. The two of them are linked through their dreams, and with Tyler’s trust and friendship, hope for a brighter future returns to Lucy’s world. But Tyler’s presence awakens something else in Lucy, and with this new knowledge, she will be forced to make impossible decisions. Decisions that will change history, and the future.

Chilling, haunting and compelling, this novel is the first in a two-part series for fans of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and The Hidden Memory of Objects that will leave you breathless for days.


Review
 
This book was provided by the author through Chapter by Chapter in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Kristy Fairlamb and Chapter by Chapter! 

Lucid is the first book in the Lucid series and tells the story of Lucy and Tyler.

I really like the concept of Lucid, because it’s really interesting. I mean, dreaming about people’s death and then trying to save them is really original. I really liked Lucy and Tyler’s relationship and I liked reading about their friends and family.

I think that the ending was a bit predictable and I had a ‘solution’ in my head for Lucy and Tyler’s problem, but then again I get why Lucid didn’t end with my ‘solution’. I often thought that the dreams were a bit too long and that the story was a bit slow.

Besides that, I really liked the story and I thought that the writing was good. I’m interested in the sequel and I really want to know what will happen to Lucy and Tyler!

26 Apr 2019

Unsteady in Love | Cover reveal

Title: Unsteady in Love
Series: Fairlane #3
Author: Harlow Layne
Genre: Contemporary/Military Romance
Cover Design: Harlow Layne
Release date: 10 May 2019

Synopsis
Everything I ever thought I knew about him, everything I thought he wanted was a lie.

Imagine one day calling your boyfriend, the love of your life, the man you planned to marry and have kids with only to find out his phone has been disconnected, and he’s joined the military.

How could someone love you if they ran away?

That was four years ago when he shattered my heart into a million pieces and today I find that same man on my doorstep … pleading for forgiveness and my hand in marriage.

Our relationship isn’t what I dreamt it would be. The only way to see it through is to keeping the past pain buried and protecting my heart. It shouldn’t be hard when he’s half a world away, but when tragedy strikes causing Holden to come back to me half the man he was when he left…

I must decide if he’s worth giving a second chance. With a past as checkered as ours, I’m not sure love will ever exist again.

Unsteady in Love is a stand-alone in the Fairlane series. The series has crossover characters from each novel. It is not required to read the books in order but it is recommended to enhance the reading experience.

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Other books in the Fairlane series:
With Love, Alex (Fairlane #0.5)

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Hollywood Redemption (Fairlane #1)

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Hollywood Fairytale (Fairlane #2)


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 About the author 
Harlow Layne is a hopeless romantic who writes sweet and sexy alpha males who will make you swoon.

Harlow wrote fanfiction for years before she decided to try her hand at a story that had been swimming in her head for years.

When Harlow’s not writing you’ll find her online shopping on Amazon, Facebook, or Instagram, reading, or hanging out with her family and two dogs.