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!

18 Sep 2019

Windborn | Cover reveal

Title: Windborn
Series: Fated Stars #1
Author: Mary Fan
Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing
Release date: 11 February 2020
Cover painting: Anne Drury
Titles: Story Wrappers.


Synopsis

The Age of Fire is coming. It’s written in the stars.

Trapped by dark magicians, the air nymph Kiri is running out of time. Like the rest of her kind, she’s bound to her homeland, and if she doesn’t return in seven days, she’ll die. Her only hope is in the magicians’ young apprentice, Darien, whose fierce gaze belies a kind heart. Despite her warnings, he helps her escape, and Kiri soon finds herself fleeing from relentless pursuers who will stop at nothing to recapture her and kill the boy who dared defy them.

With the magicians hot on their trail, Kiri and Darien embark on a treacherous journey through dangerous lands. But she soon learns that there’s more at stake than her own life. An ancient evil is stirring, one foretold to consume the world with fire. And Darien is at the center of it—though how, she doesn’t know.

Meanwhile, the clock is ticking on her life, and unless she can make it back to her land, she won’t live long enough to unravel the dark puzzles surrounding the intriguing, secretive young man—or stop the monstrous force bent on destroying everything.



About the author
Mary Fan is a YA and sci-fi/fantasy author based in New Jersey. Her books include Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon (YA steampunk fantasy, Page Street Publishing), the Starswept trilogy (YA sci-fi, Snowy Wings Publishing), the Flynn Nightsider series (YA dark fantasy, Crazy 8 Press), and the Jane Colt trilogy (a space adventure series from Red Adept Publishing comprising Artificial Absolutes, Synthetic Illusions, and Virtual Shadows). In addition, she is the co-editor of the Brave New Girls YA sci-fi anthologies about girls in STEM, which aim to encourage girls to explore STEM fields and raise money for the Society of Women Engineers scholarship fund.

When she’s not writing, she can usually be found at choir rehearsal, at the kickboxing gym, or falling off a flying trapeze.

16 Sep 2019

The Lost and the Scarred | Review

Title: The Lost and the Scarred
Series: Kingston City Limits #1
Author: T. Marie Alexander
Pages: 368 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release date: 16 September 2019
Rating: ★★★★

Synopsis

ROX
When I was six, Wran Belmont found me buried in snow and gave me a place to live.

He became my best friend.

When I was fifteen, I gave him all of me—only for him to abandon me.

Now, he’s back and expecting the lost, scarred girl he’s left behind. I’m not that girl anymore. And while I may still have secrets, it will not be as easy for him to retrieve them this time around.

WRAN
When I was eleven, my father lost his job and became a pathetic excuse for a father. A few months later I found Roxanna Raine buried in snow, barely hanging on to life.

Her father was the reason mine was an alcoholic, and I thought about letting her freeze to death.

One look in her eyes and she became my kryptonite. I swore I would get my revenge, though, even if it was on the fair-skinned beauty.

When I was nineteen, I left Rox without an explanation—broken-hearted and even more lost.

 Now, I’m back and I’ll do anything to make up for the stolen time.


Review

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you T. Marie Alexander!

The Lost and the Scarred is the first book in the Kingston City Limits series and tells the story of Rox and Wran!

The Lost and the Scarred is the first book I’ve read by T. Marie Alexander and I really liked it. I’m really glad that T. Marie Alexander messaged me about this book because it was so hard to put down! I wanted to know what was going to happen to our main characters and I’m glad that I read this book!

The Lost and the Scarred is about Rox and Wran, and I’m going to be blunt and say that they’re in a f*cked up relationship. This is not your average Romance story, it’s way darker and twisted. Rox and Wran have been through a lot, and it shows. Because of all the things Wran’s been through, he’s kind of a bully, even towards Rox. I have mixed feelings towards Wran, so I hope he’s going to change a bit!

The Lost and Scarred was such a good book and the characters were so different than I’m used to. This is definitely not a normal Romance story, and that’s not something negative! It makes the story so interesting and hard to put down. I really liked this book and I cannot wait to read the sequel!

15 Sep 2019

The Lion Heart | Release day blitz

Title: The Lion Heart
Series: Rogue Academy #2
Author: Carrie Aarons
Release date: 15 September 2019

Synopsis

He’s supposed to be the ruler of this kingdom.
The prince poised to take his rightful place on the pitch.
Instead, he plays the jester, shunning his legacy.
Only I am privy to his lion heart.

Kingston Phillips is the heir to England’s football dynasty. The offspring of two of the world’s greatest players, the expectations set on his shoulders could crush the universe. But the golden-haired Adonis chooses to live his life as a game; a series of nightclubs, brawls, pranks and different kit chasers parading through his sheets.

I’m the last woman he should chase, and I’ve told him so. My cheeky mouth and icy demeanor guard the secret no one can learn. But when the Casanova I’ve been avoiding becomes the bloke next door, he quickly begins to thaw the frost around my heart. Kingston shows me the ferocious, loyal, protective side of himself that no one else gets to witness.

I begin to realize that he’s just as damaged as I am.
That as much as I try to deny it, we’re the same.
And … that might just be our undoing.




Review

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

The Lion Heart is the second book in the Rogue Academy series and tells the story of Kingston and Poppy. Although this is the second book in the series, it can be read as a standalone. 

The Lion Heart was yet another amazing book by Carrie Aarons! I’m such a fan of Sports Romance and I loved the first book, The Second Coming! The Lion Heart was such a good sequel, and I couldn’t put this book down. I finished it in one sitting because it was just that good.

I really liked the characters, Kingston and Poppy, because they both have been through some stuff and they try to hide it. Their lives seem perfect, but they aren’t perfect at all… I love that Kingston is such a stubborn guy because he doesn’t give up when it comes to Poppy. Poppy seems like a bitch, but she’s such a good person. When they finally get to know each other, it’s hard not to fall in love…

The Lion Heart was such a good book and I love that Carrie Aarons writes Romance with some serious and hard topics. I really loved this book and I cannot wait to read the next one in the series!
 

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.

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12 Sep 2019

Sterling | Release day blitz

Title: Sterling
Series: Sweet Southern Heat #1
Author: Delaney Foster
Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance Release date: 12 September 2019

Synopsis

She ran from a past that defined her. He ran from a secret that could destroy her. Thirteen years later, they run into each other. Can their love stand the test of time? 

When Claire Cunningham was five years old, she was taken.

She’s spent the rest of her life running from her past, from her pain … from that day. Fate brings Claire back to the small town of Clover Creek, Texas to help care for her gram.

The minute she bumps into Jayce Sterling, her high school sweetheart, Claire realizes some old flames never burn out-they burn hotter. The man in front of her now is so very different from the boy who walked away from her thirteen years ago. Being with Jayce would be so easy, so right.

There’s just one thing holding her back. Something she’s not ready to deal with yet. A secret she’d rather keep hidden from the judgmental eyes of a small town. But soon, she’ll find out she’s not the only one with secrets. Jayce has one of his own, and this one could cost him everything


Review

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

Sterling is the first book in the Sweet Southern Heat series and tells the story of Claire and Jayce.

Sterling is the first book I’ve read by Delaney Foster and I really liked it! I love reading ‘small town’ and ‘second chance’ Romances so this was such a good read for me! It was really hard to put this book down because I enjoyed it so much.

I really liked Sterling because of the story and the characters. Claire and Jayce are amazing characters, they both have things they ran away from but fate brought them back together. I also really liked the double perspective, it makes you get to know the characters even better!

Sterling was such an enjoyable read and I cannot wait to read the other books in the Sweet Southern Heat series!

About the author
Delaney Foster is a native of the deep bayous of sweet Louisiana, not far from New Orleans. Where eating, drinking, and dancing are pretty much a requirement for citizenship. She loves all things romance, a good glass of wine, and Saturdays at the baseball park. She does believe leggings are pants and is a bit of a book whore. In her heart, Mr. Darcy will always be the ultimate book boyfriend. And in her books, you will find sexy alpha males and the strong women who love them.

Sterling | Review

Title: Sterling
Series: Sweet Southern Heat #1
Author: Delaney Foster
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release date: 12 September 2019
Rating: ★★★★

Synopsis

She ran from a past that defined her. He ran from a secret that could destroy her. Thirteen years later, they run into each other. Can their love stand the test of time? 

When Claire Cunningham was five years old, she was taken.

She’s spent the rest of her life running from her past, from her pain … from that day. Fate brings Claire back to the small town of Clover Creek, Texas to help care for her gram.

The minute she bumps into Jayce Sterling, her high school sweetheart, Claire realizes some old flames never burn out-they burn hotter. The man in front of her now is so very different from the boy who walked away from her thirteen years ago. Being with Jayce would be so easy, so right.

There’s just one thing holding her back. Something she’s not ready to deal with yet. A secret she’d rather keep hidden from the judgmental eyes of a small town. But soon, she’ll find out she’s not the only one with secrets. Jayce has one of his own, and this one could cost him everything


Review

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

Sterling is the first book in the Sweet Southern Heat series and tells the story of Claire and Jayce.

Sterling is the first book I’ve read by Delaney Foster and I really liked it! I love reading ‘small town’ and ‘second chance’ Romances so this was such a good read for me! It was really hard to put this book down because I enjoyed it so much.

I really liked Sterling because of the story and the characters. Claire and Jayce are amazing characters, they both have things they ran away from but fate brought them back together. I also really liked the double perspective, it makes you get to know the characters even better!

Sterling was such an enjoyable read and I cannot wait to read the other books in the Sweet Southern Heat series!

5 Sep 2019

To Be Your Girl | Blog tour

Title: To Be Your Girl
Series: To Be Yours #1
Author: Rae Kennedy
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Publisher: RAKE Publishing
Release date: 22 August 2019

Synopsis

Staying away from Cade Renner is easier said than done—because he’s my brother’s best friend and my new roommate.

I know he’s trouble when I meet him—half naked, covered in tattoos, and kicking an anonymous girl out of his bed.

I’m not supposed to become his friend, and I definitely shouldn’t be thinking about him at night.

Especially after I meet Adam—he is the perfect gentleman and he wants to be my boyfriend. To him, I am a sweet, innocent girl not to be defiled. But I’m done being innocent.



Review 

This book was provided by the author through Enticing Journey Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Rae Kennedy and Enticing Journey Book Promotions!

To Be Your Girl is the first book in the To Be Yours series and tells the story of Haley and Cade.


To Be Your Girl is the first book I’ve read by Rae Kennedy and definitely not the last one! I really liked the story and the characters and it was really hard to put this book down. The story is fast paced and well written, you just want to know how the story is going to end!

I love the ‘brother’s best friend’ trope and this book was just amazing. Haley and Cade are different yet perfect for each other. I really liked that Cade was a chef, I think I’ve never read a Romance where the love interest is a chef. 

To Be Your Girl is Rae Kennedy’s debut novel and I think she did a great job! I cannot wait to read the next book in the series, To Be Your Wife!

About the author
Rae enjoys writing romances that are sweet AND smutty with smart heroines, swoony heroes, and a good dose of humor. She has degrees in Architecture and Interior Design but also loves to draw, paint, bake, and, of course, write. A hopeless romantic, she's been married to her high school sweetheart for ten years, together they have three children and live in the Pacific Northwest.  

To Be Your Girl | Review

Title: To Be Your Girl
Series: To Be Yours #1
Author: Rae Kennedy
Pages: 246 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: RAKE Publishing
Rating: ★★★★

Synopsis

Staying away from Cade Renner is easier said than done—because he’s my brother’s best friend and my new roommate.

I know he’s trouble when I meet him—half naked, covered in tattoos, and kicking an anonymous girl out of his bed.

I’m not supposed to become his friend, and I definitely shouldn’t be thinking about him at night.

Especially after I meet Adam—he is the perfect gentleman and he wants to be my boyfriend. To him, I am a sweet, innocent girl not to be defiled. But I’m done being innocent.


Review 

This book was provided by the author through Enticing Journey Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Rae Kennedy and Enticing Journey Book Promotions!

To Be Your Girl is the first book in the To Be Yours series and tells the story of Haley and Cade.


To Be Your Girl is the first book I’ve read by Rae Kennedy and definitely not the last one! I really liked the story and the characters and it was really hard to put this book down. The story is fast paced and well written, you just want to know how the story is going to end!

I love the ‘brother’s best friend’ trope and this book was just amazing. Haley and Cade are different yet perfect for each other. I really liked that Cade was a chef, I think I’ve never read a Romance where the love interest is a chef. 

To Be Your Girl is Rae Kennedy’s debut novel and I think she did a great job! I cannot wait to read the next book in the series, To Be Your Wife

4 Sep 2019

Beauty and the Badge | Cover reveal

Title: Beauty and the Badge
Series: Charlotte’s Cove #1
Author: Ella Fox
Publisher: Boom Factory Publishing, LLC
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Sara Eirew Photography
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?



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