Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday-Vampire Hearts (Book One of the Bathory Academy)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine which spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.
This is a new to me author but the book looks so darn good!
This week I’m waiting on:
The Bathory Academy series by internationally bestselling and award winning Young Adult author, Katie M. John, promises you a darkling romantic adventure that lovers of Twilight, Vampire Academy, Vampire Girl, and A Shade of Vampire will fall in love with. 
Alexander Augustine's secret has been revealed. He nearly killed a human girl. Now there's no choice but to run, and there's only one place to go… 
Bathory Academy, home to the next generation some of the world's most notorious vampire families, is a college like no other. It offers Alexander both sanctuary and a very different kind of education; a place where he can truly be. 
As Alexander begins to slowly accept his supernatural life, and all the needs that go with it, he is drawn towards the beautiful, but potentially deadly, Scarlett Bathory, soon discovering their history is as tightly knotted as their present. 
With revolution, bloodlust, and desire for vampire world domination taking hold, Alexander starts to fear he’s nothing but a pawn in a very dangerous game. 
Enter the world of Bathory Academy and find yourself enchanted under the spell of the vampire.

This new adult PNR looks to die for! Releases 9.18.2018!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday- The Devil to Pay

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine which spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.

This author is quickly becoming one of my favorite Reverse Harem authors! She may be new to you, but you might recognize her by Kelly Oram, a fabulous YA author! This is a new companion series to her super popular Nora Jacobs series.

This week I’m waiting on:
When it comes to talented new recruits at the Federal Underworld Agency, Nora Jacobs is only half the story… 
The Devil to Pay is the first book in Jackie May’s companion series to Nora Jacobs, set in the same urban fantasy Detroit, sharing several supporting characters (hello, Nick Gorgeous), but with a new main character, Shayne Davies. This series can be enjoyed on its own, but readers of the Nora Jacobs books will be more familiar with the world and its characters. 
As a fox shifter, Shayne Davies gets no respect in an underworld run by the fearsome and powerful—werewolves and vampires, sorcerers, demons, and mythical faerie creatures. Even at home, Shayne is still treated like the brat of the pack. Her mom constantly nags; her intended (but unwanted) mate ensures plenty of awkward silences, and Shayne is even expected to act submissive to the pack’s future alpha…a six year old. 
Yeah. Time for Plan B. 
All Shayne wants is to prove that she’s got what it takes to run with the big dogs, which is why she is constantly hounding Nick Gorgeous to make her an agent at the “Double D”, the Detroit Division of the FUA. That’s an easy “No” for Gorgeous, who keeps a strict “No Shayne Davies” policy. Well, never say never. When mysterious underworld criminals steal a load of bomb materials, the FUA picks up a messy case nobody wants to touch. It’s bad enough that a demon horde is involved, but now the annoying FBI has sent out an agent to babysit the investigation. To make matters worse, the notoriously uncooperative master vampire Henry Stadther has control over what may be the only key to breaking the case: a handsome human detective. 
The whole thing’s a hopeless disaster. 
So guess what, Shayne? You’re hired!

Releases September 18th exclusively on Kindle Unlimited!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Series Review: The Silver Moon Series

BOOK 1: Temptation of the Wolf
There was always something a little off about Luna’s brother and something even weirder about his older friend, Chase. Sent away to boarding school whilst she was still young, Luna returns home when her parents are killed in an unfortunate car accident. 
It wasn’t until she bumps into the devilishly handsome Chase those certain weird things which happened in her childhood start making sense. However, Chase proves to be both dangerous and formidable in all areas and has now taken an interest in her despite his oath never to get involved with a human woman. 
Within a short time of arriving back in her hometown it is clear that her parents’ deaths were no accident. With the police not interested, Luna turns to her brother and Chase for help. 
Despite his fangs and claws and Chase’s reluctance to fall in love with a human, Luna finds herself falling for the werewolf as they are being hunted by an ancient foe, searching for an ancient artefact Luna’s family have guarded for centuries. 
Will Luna find it within herself to fall to the temptation of the wolf or will she settle for the safety of normality?
Looooved this! It was surprisingly engrossing and I couldn't put it down. I love shifters and there was a lot of promise for the first installment of this series. It had a good plot, sexy romance, lots of supernatural characters, and I find myself ready for the sequel asap! It's a bit of a wait but it's description sounds good! Five glittery stars!
BOOK 2: Temptation of the Dhampir
Temptation has never looked so good, but it comes in many forms … 
It’s been a few months since Luna arrived back in America. Since then she’s discovered her parents were murdered, her brother is now the alpha of the local werewolf pack, she’s been dumped by her boyfriend, defeated an evil Fae who wanted to take over the world using the werewolves and slept with Chase, her brother’s best friend and second-in-command. 
The desire Chase kindles within her can’t be denied but Luna is desperately trying to, especially now since a new threat lurks over everyone’s heads. An evil that threatens to tear their lives apart, with Luna right at the very centre of all the chaos. 
Oh, and then Luna’s ex-boyfriend turns up on her doorstep determined to win her back.
I am really enjoying this trilogy. It's an easy read and hard to put down. I can't wait to see how the love triangle sorts itself out. Chase or Pierre? I'm rooting for Chase! Full of all those supernatural creatures that go bump in the night, the story is sure to intrigue many lovers or paranormal romance. Five glittery stars!
BOOK 3: Temptation of the Moon
Where temptation leads, trouble awaits ... 
Out in the darkness someone is waiting for the perfect time to attack Luna and her werewolf brother. Mercenaries have failed to kidnap her previously, but she knows it’s only a matter of time before they make their move again. If they want to destroy the world, then they need her. 
In the meantime, Luna is learning how to defend herself. She may be human but she’s not going down without a fight. Between her brother Michael, dark and sexy Chase, and the angelic-looking Pierre, she should be able to hold her own. After all, she’s already helped to fight off Fae, ghosts, and werewolves. What’s one more? That’s if she can stop drooling over Chase and Pierre and concentrate on honing her fighting skills. 
But Luna is about to discover that there’s something far deadlier than all these supernatural beings combined.
I am loving this series! Luna has just enough spunk to keep you empathetic toward her. She has an annoyingly overprotective Alpha brother and I enjoyed their bickering and unconditional love. Then, there are Pierre and Chase. I liked them both but had my favorite. They were well fleshed out and I wished I was there to drool over them lol. I’m very happy with the ending and can’t wait for book four. Five glittery stars!
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Review: Blind Tiger

Blind Tiger Blind Tiger by Rachel Vincent
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Okay, another awesome shifter book that builds on all the characters that made the original series my favorite of all time. Rachel has yet again pieced together a flawless paranormal romance with a killer plot. Robyn was a great character to read about. She reminds me so much of Faythe in the earlier books. Titus, gah, Titus is smexy as h*\\. He is one shifter aside from Jace I would love as my book boyfriend.
Love the book. You must read the book. Five glittery stars. You won't regret it!

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Mini-Review: Phoenix Awakens

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
     Julia Long’s senior year is starting with an extra dose of crazy. First, there are the creepy dreams about bloody cult rituals. Then, her new classmate and crush, Southern charmer Graham, shows up in her nightmares as the sacrificial victim. And these dreams seem to be telling her she’s supposed to save him, when in real life she can barely talk to the guy.
     One thing’s for sure, Graham is mysterious. He and his sister are tight-lipped about their time in the south, and Julia suspects they’re on the run from something or someone. As her dreams intensify, Julia begins to manifest strange abilities, and when Graham is near, they kick into overdrive.
     There's no more denying it. Not only is Julia falling for Graham, but she has a magical connection to him. A connection that will put them both in mortal danger when Graham's dark past finally catches up with him. 
     With love, magic, and adventure; fans of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight and Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments will love this suspenseful tale.
Extremely fresh and original voice. The plot was creative and the mythology used was not the basic normal, mainstream content. I was a little confused with the mystery school we never learn about and the best friend was a huge pain in the ass that I really disliked. Despite those flaws, I really enjoyed how creative everything was unfolded. The end left me wanting more and I can't wait to read the sequel! Four glittery stars.

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Mini Review: Mia's Men: A Reverse Harem Romance Novel

Mia's Men: A Reverse Harem Romance Novel Mia's Men: A Reverse Harem Romance Novel by Lucy Felthouse
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Mia's world has fallen apart. Then, just when she thinks it can't possibly get any worse, it does.

Mia Harrington’s father just lost his brave battle with cancer. Naturally, she’s devastated. With her mother long-since dead, and no siblings, Mia has a great deal of responsibility to shoulder. She’s also the sole beneficiary of her father’s estate. Or so she thinks.

Unbeknownst to Mia, her father made a change to his will. She can still inherit, but only if she marries a suitable man within twelve months. If she doesn’t, her vile cousin will get everything. Determined not to lose her beloved childhood home, she resolves to find someone that fits the bill. What she isn’t expecting, however, is for that someone to be into sharing women with his best friend. In the meantime, Mia’s friendship with the estate gardener has blossomed into so much more.

She can’t possibly plan to marry one man, while also being involved with two others …or can she?

This was a great contemporary reverse harem romance. The main character is sexually comfortable in her skin instead of the normal virgin trope. I liked that there was no shaming of any kind. This was a refreshing addition to the genre and had some steam! Five glittery stars!

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Review: The Lunam Deception: Book 2, The Lunam Series

Kalysia has always lived her life according to others - a fate she will not pass on to her child. When a conspiracy to bring down the pack threatens to uncover her darkest secrets; Kalysia must fight to protect the truth about the man she wants, while trying to save her relationship with the man she chose.
Jase has fought his entire life. For his honor, his freedom, and his family. Nothing in his past could've prepare him for her. Kalyisa is everything he never knew he always wanted. Is he willing to risk his life, her honor, and Dillan's pride to win her heart?
The Lunam Deception: Book 2, The Lunam Series by Nicole Loufas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
So good it's almost a different story
I was on the fence about the first book. It was very dramatic with a side of soap. I wasn't super happy with the ending but wanted to know what would happen next.
The author didn't disappoint. I really really enjoyed everything about this installment. Such a romantic ending too! Five glittery stars for this enticing shifter romance!
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

New Release/Review/Giveaway of The Big Bad Wolf by Jus Accardo

About The Big Bad Wolf:
Kensey Deaton comes from an elite werewolf lineage, but just because her family is royalty, doesn't mean she'll fall in line like some perfect little princess. She has plans and they don't include an arranged marriage!
Slade McAlister has his own family drama. His Alpha father happens to be the most reviled wolf on the eastern seaboard, and it's a stigma he can't escape. So when his neighbor Kensey--the girl of his dreams and his nightmares--proposes a solution to solve *both* of their problems, he sees an opportunity he can’t ignore.
Kensey and Slade aren't only from opposite sides of the tracks, they're from opposite sides of the war. But if they can sell their 'relationship', they might just make it out of this with their freedom.
You know, as long as all that fake PDA doesn't turn into more...

I read my first Jus Accardo book back in 2012 and sort of drifted even though it was really good. Then, when Rules of Survival came out, I snagged a copy. It was a 5 star read! Loved it! So I went on to read the first two books in the Infinity series and they rocked. It should come as no surprise that The Big Bad Wolf was another fantastic read by Jus Accardo!
Kensey was scrappy and stubborn. I loved that about her character! Being resilient and trying to buck traditional female rules kept her an exciting heroine with a positive message. Then there's Slade. He's the dark, damaged, and brooding character that screams trouble. And for the most part, he is.
The character love intrest duo complimented each other in a way that made you root for them even when you wanted to scream at them for doing something stupid. In my opinion, that just means the book was good enough for me to care.
Without spilling anything too important, I'll stop my review. BUT, go; go now and grab a copy of The Big Bad Wolf by Jus Accardo. You won't regret it. This modern day beauty and the beast story is a solid five glittery star read!
Excerpt from The Big Bad Wolf:
He took a sip of water and nodded. He eyed the new plate as the girl set it down in front of him. “Raw fish? You’re buying me a burger as soon as we’re done here.”
            “It’s Japanese,” I whispered. “Odori don. When you pour—”
The maid leaned across him and poured soy sauce over his plate. The squid in the center twitched once, then started to squirm with spastic enthusiasm.
“What the—” Slade flinched and jumped back, falling out of his chair and taking the maid—and the soy sauce—with him. She let out a squeak as the gravy bowl flew from her hands and hit the wall behind us. The ceramic shattered, splintering into a thousand tiny pieces as salty brown liquid splattered in all directions.
I managed to extract myself from my chair as Slade was helping the maid to her feet. Once she was up, she scurried into the kitchen, mumbling something about towels, and he turned back to the table. “My apologies,” he said with a bow toward our out of town guests. “I wasn’t expecting my dinner to dance.”
My father stood, the look on his face anything but forgiving, but I didn’t stick around. I grabbed Slade by the wrist and led him up the stairs to my bathroom to clean up.
“Haven’t been in here in years,” he said as we passed through my room. “Your d├ęcor hasn’t gotten any better.”
I rolled my eyes and shoved him through the bathroom door. Once inside, I clasped his shoulder and pushed him on to the edge of the tub. “Neither have your manners.”
“How was I supposed to know the damn thing was still alive?”
“It wasn’t.” I ran a towel under the water, then rang it out. “It was dead.”
“Beg to differ. It moved. It fucking started moshing on my plate.”
I knelt in front of him then paused. This wasn’t going to work while he was still wearing the shirt. “It was the salt in the soy sauce. The muscles in the squid were reacting to it. Take your shirt off.”
            He waggled his brows. “Finally.”
            I sighed and grabbed the back of his collar then gave a hard yank. The material caught on his chin for a second before coming over his head. “Says the guy who insisted I was a horrible kisser.”
            He snorted. “That was years ago.Like I said, you’ve gotten a little bit better.”
He leaned back and I didn’t miss the way he flexed, the hard planes of his chest moving in an almost mesmerizing way. I also didn’t—couldn’t—miss the scattered assortment of marks and scars.
“They’re not pretty, are they?” His voice was low calm, but the look in his eyes was anything but.
“Gavin?” The scars were a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, and left very little skin unmarred.
“For the most part.” He shifted, almost like he was uncomfortable with my scrutiny.
I cleared my throat and turned away. “Ya know, scars are a sign of honor in the wolf community.”
“Yeah?” There was a twinge of amusement in his voice and I was glad. 

“Then pick one. I’ll let you honor it with a kiss.”
About Jus Accardo:
JUS ACCARDO spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps as a chef, she applied and was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America. At the last minute, she realized her true path lay with fiction, not food. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and twelve angry chickens.
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