Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cover Reveal: Dying Thoughts - Fifth Secret by Joey Paul

~Blurb~

Join Tara in the fifth Dying Thoughts book
 
Tara has an admirer, someone who thinks the world revolves around her. The problem is, they won’t reveal their identity and the notes they’re sending her are getting weirder and creepier.
 
Then there’s the fact that she thinks she’s being watched. And the notes seem to be coming from someone she knows. Now she’s getting scared.
 
Can she find out who they are before their behaviour escalates and Tara pays the price?
 
~Book Link~
 
 
 
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~Author Links~
 

Cover Reveal: Hard To Love by S Jones

S JONES COVER REVEAL!
 
Would you look at this beautiful cover for Hard to Love by debut author S Jones! I can't wait to get my hands on this, releasing 3rd May.


Synopsis
 
Leaving a safe, predictable relationship and falling straight into the center of a whirlwind was never part of Emily's Plan.

But from the moment the stranger's hand takes her by the wrist, she is thrust into a world and feelings that she cannot resist. 

Torn between her head and her heart, she quickly realizes that fighting her attraction to Chase Newman is an impossible task. He's a man who always gets what he wants and with his sights set on Emily, she doesn't stand a chance. A one night stand will never be enough though, when she wants so much more than that. 

When secrets and lies threaten to destroy the trust between them, Emily starts to question her own decisions. With doubt and suspicion plaguing her mind.

Is what they have worth fighting for? Or will the truth tear them apart?

Add it to your Goodreads - 
 
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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Review: Soar; The Immortal Chronicles Book #3 by Slaone Murphy



Book: Soar (Immortal Chronicles #3)
Author: Sloane Murphy
Genre: YA - Paranormal Romance
Release Day - 7th March
#SoarTheImmortalChronicles

 
~Synopsis~

 
There is only so much one person can endure before they break.

There was nothing I ever wanted less than to be Princess at the Royal Court.

After devastation rocked my whole world, the return of my mother doesn't seem like the dream it was supposed to be.

I know how to be a warrior. I have no idea how to be a princess...

With her whole world turned upside down, and her heart still broken, who will
Addie be at the end of it all?

Hearts can break, faith can plummet, but souls can Soar.



~Book Links~


Goodreads | Amazon US | Amazon UK



~Excerpt~

They murmur their agreement before leaving me with Addie. I know what thoughts are running through their mind, but I don’t care. Here in the dim light, I brush a strand of hair from her face and take a moment of self-indulgent gazing before gathering her in my arms and carrying her back to her room. As we travel, she sleepily wraps her arms around my neck, snuggling into me. I still so as not to wake her. Once arrived at her room, I settle her in bed, pulling the duvet over her. Dimitri was right, I don’t want to let her go but I must. "I will do whatever it takes to keep you safe and to be worthy of you. Even if that means letting you go," I whisper before gently kissing her forehead. I Make my way to the door as quietly as I can, trying not to wake her but she stirs. "Kaden, is that you?" she asks sleepily. "Yeah, you fell asleep earlier, I thought I’d bring you back." "You always do," she says, falling back into a heavy sleep.



~My Review~

 
So book #3 of The Immortal Chronicles... I read this straight after book #2 & I'm so glad I had this ready to read. I'm going to try & keep this spoiler free. What to say... Firstly you MUST read books 1&2 before reading Soar.

Soar throws us right back to where Crash left off. We rejoin Addie as she tries to deal with the events of book #2. We watch as she is given no choice but to join her family & take her rightful place in it.

These characters are amazing. They are so lovable & so realistic. Their emotions are so strong & consuming both for them & for us as readers. It's clear to see just how & why they feel the way they do, everything about the characters draws you in & allows them further into your heart.

The overall plot is an intricate, tangled web of action, drama & details that is carefully unravelled before our eyes. Soar grabs a hold of your attention from the very beginning & pulls you further into the story & doesn't let you go until the very end. Which then leaves you wanting more!

Sloane has written a powerful, beautiful, descriptive piece of awesomeness. Seriously this book is so good! As I was reading I was frying to guess what was coming up, but I never managed to guess correctly. Just when I thought I had an idea; BAM; I was met with an unexpected twist.

Even though this is book 3, I feel like those characters & this author have a lot more to give. I'm intrigued to see just where we will betaken in book #4. Soar does end on a cliffhanger, compared to the cliffhangers at the end of the first 2 books, this one is EPIC!!! :) No way in my wildest dreams did I see it coming!

My initial thoughts at the end of Soar were WTF? Sloane how the hell could you do that? Did you really end it there? Wherein the name of all that is holy is book #4? I NEED Book #4!

Sloane, you're evil, EVIL I tell you!

Honestly peeps if you haven't read this series, please do. But be prepared for a ton of emotions & heartache.

Awesome Book Sloane! Can't wait for book #4.

 



~Meet The Author~


Hi everyone! I'm Sloane *waves*. I'm 27, a total book nerd with a penchant for travel and I probably use the words Dude & Awesomesauce far too often in real life.! I write mainly Paranormal Romance NA & YA, but I'll be branching out into other Romance genres too.

I was born and raised in Peterborough, England along with 2 sisters, 2 brothers and a plethora of cousins, I come from a REALLY big family! I'm one of the clumsiest people you'll ever meet, but I try to stay on my feet *haha*. I still live here with Mr M & our fur baby Arya.

Please don't be afraid to come and say hi! I don't bite I swear :)

~Places To Find Sloane~

 
Facebook | Website | Twitter | Sloane's Newsletter

Limited Edition Cover

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Only Available Direct from the Author

~Other books in the series~

 
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Descent; The Immortal Chronicles Book #1
 
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Crash; The Immortal Chronicles Book #2
 
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Cover Reveal: Harloy by Tracie Podger

☆.•°☆.•°*°•.☆ COVER REVEAL ☆.•°*°•.☆°•.☆ 
 
Harlot by Tracie Podger is now open for pre-order.  How intriguing is this cover?  I can't wait to read this. Join me on release day, 31st March, for an exclusive excerpt. 

~Synopsis~
 
 
Charlotte Kenny is nineteen years old and a prostitute.
Not by choice, though.

When a client is murdered, Charlotte is thrown into a world she believes should be between the pages of a novel.

Beau Mercier is an ass with a dark past.
When Charlotte ends up on his doorstep, he knows trouble will follow.

Two people, who neither trust nor like each other, are forced together in a town where all is not as it seems.
Can Charlotte escape her trouble? Can Beau open up enough to help her?
Both want to, but secret pasts, murder, and intrigue, get in the way.

Harlot accompanies the thrillers, Gabriel and A Deadly Sin, and can be read as a standalone.




***************** For readers over the age of 18. *****************

 
~Book Links~
 
Amazon UK – http://amzn.to/2kr5dnB
Amazon CA - http://amzn.to/2kTMAaB
Will be available in Kindle Unlimited upon release



~Excerpt~
 
I couldn’t breathe. I knew my mouth was open, I felt my heart beating but for some reason I couldn’t get my lungs to function and take in the breath of air I needed. Maybe it was a good thing. Had I taken in that lungful of air, I’m sure it would have been exhaled as a scream.
 
I looked around the bedroom. Blood splattered up the wall in an arc, in another world it could have been mistaken for a piece of abstract art. I didn’t want to look at him sitting naked. A hole, a bloody, dark red hole, had appeared in the center of his forehead.
 
I pulled the towel tight around my body. Only a half hour ago he’d been alive, sleeping. The shower water that dripped down my body chilled me to the core. I grabbed my clothes, which had been strewn around the room, and pulled them on as quickly as possible. I stumbled as one foot tangled in the leg of my jeans. I screeched as I reached out to stabilize myself and touched his leg.
 
“Oh, fuck,” I whispered, over and over.
 
Panic started to well up inside me. My hands shook as I buttoned up my shirt and looked around the room for my shoes. I spotted one but not the other. I grabbed my purse, the one shoe, and headed for the door. And then froze.
 
I rushed back into the room and grabbed the plastic bag from the bin; it contained evidence of our recent encounter. I picked up the towel I’d left lying on the floor and used it to cover my hand before I opened the bedroom door.
 
Moonlight streamed in through a small window in the hallway illuminating the stairs and giving me enough light to navigate down them. I crept down, pausing on treads that creaked under my weight and listened. I could hear my blood rushing past my ears to feed a brain that was firing off electrical impulses at a rate I wasn’t sure my body could keep up with. Muscles jerked as if preparing themselves for the flight option my body was desperate to take.
 
I should have called the police, I should have checked for signs of life. I should have done a lot of things other than the one I did—I opened the front door and ran.
 
 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Review: Descent; The Immortal Chronicles Book 1 by Sloane Murphy

~Synopsis~

Six hundred years after The Outbreak, the human population stand side by side with the Fae & the Vampyrs to stop the Demon King from starting a second Dark War.

Seventeen year old Adelaide Tate is in her last year of the Academy, with her eyes set on becoming part of the Red Guard.

Who cares that no female has ever joined?

When a dark force develops an unhealthy liking for her, Adelaide needs to fight for her life and figure out what makes her so different from the others.

Betrayal. Fear. Anger.

She must overcome it all in order to turn her world the right way around again.
Adelaide has one choice. Accept the help offered to her by Xander Bane, or face the Demon Hoard alone.

One thing is for sure. The descent will be bloody.

 
~Book Links~

Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon US

~My Review~

Where do I start? I've had Descent on my TBR list for a while now, but I just never seemed to get round to reading it. Then I saw that Sloane was looking for some people to review for her. So I thought "now's my chance". So I did. And boy am I glad I did.

I finished reading this at 1.20am on February 15th on my break at work and I was genuinely disappointed that I didn't have book 2 to continue with straight away. Anyways I digress... back to my review...

Descent is written in dual POV. It goes between Addie and Xander. Each chapter is clearly labelled so there is no confusion at any point. I really enjoyed the dual POV, I thought it added more depth to the overall story.

I found the characters to be well developed and realistic too; well, as real as a Vampyr can be. They are not portrayed to be perfect, they have their flaws which helps with the realism of them. The bad guys play their roles well and I found that I both loved and hated them for it.

Addie is a very determined young woman, she has her dream of being in the Red Gaurd and is hell bent on proving herself more than capable; even though no females have ever been in the Red Guard before.
Xander is a Vampyr who is trying to keep his real feelings hidden and also trying to protect Addie. Xander knows more than he is letting on about Addie, I can't help but wonder if this will eventually come back and bite him on the arse though!!

The plot is enjoyable, easy to become immersed in and holds you captive until the end, where your left wanting more. I felt completely surrounded by Addie, Xander and their thoughts, feelings and emotions throughout.  Just when I thought I was starting to figure out where we were heading, BAM, I would encounter another twist/turn that I hadn't expected.

Descent has action, romance, humour and plot twists throughout, and Yes there is a cliffhanger ending!!

For me this was a great starting point, and I for one am hooked! I cannot wait to start book 2!!

*stares at Sloane*



~About The Author~

Hi everyone! I'm Sloane *waves*. I'm 27, a total book nerd with a penchant for travel and I probably use the words Dude & Awesomesauce far too often in real life.! I write mainly Paranormal Romance NA & YA, but I'll be branching out into other Romance genres too.

I was born and raised in Peterborough, England along with 2 sisters, 2 brothers and a plethora of cousins, I come from a REALLY big family! I'm one of the clumsiest people you'll ever meet, but I try to stay on my feet *haha*. I still live here with Mr M & our fur baby Arya.

Please don't be afraid to come and say hi! I don't bite I swear


~Places To Stalk Sloane~

Website | Facebook Author Page | Amazon Author Page

Friday, February 10, 2017

Cover Reveal: Defiant Temptation; Harden #3 by Lynn Stookes


Title: Defiant Temptation
Series: Harden #3
Author: Lynn Stookes
Genre: Adult, Suspense Romance
Coming: March 24, 2017
Harper Andrews hasn't had it easy; abandoned by her mother, dated a scheming boyfriend, and fought for her father’s life against cancer. But she's always prevailed, until now when her world seems to be falling apart.

Tristan Page never loses control; not at the death and reemergence of his sister’s cheating husband, the attack on her life, or even when his company seems to be failing. He's always in command of his actions until one woman threatens to make his world spiral.

Tristan plays on Harper’s last nerve.

Harper tries Tristan’s patience and self-control.

Forced together, in a search for her mother, they battle their attraction for one another. Harper wants him. Tristan wants what he can't have.

Can they defy temptation or will their explosive chemistry set them on a path for self-destruction?

*FREE* 2/10 - 2/14

*ONLY .99 ¢* 2/10 - 2/14

Lynn Stookes was born and raised in the amazing state of Texas, where she currently resides with her husband of five years. They have one rambunctious four year old son and three furry children, who create the chaos she couldn’t live without.

One day, Lynn took her passion (maybe obsession is more apt) for romance books and mystery shows and wrote her first romantic suspense novel, Fatal Obsession, Book 1 in the Harden Series.

When Lynn isn’t writing or working her day job, you can find her reading on her Kindle, spending time with her family and friends, or playing on Facebook. She loves running, coffee, and country music in no particular order.

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Review: Sergei's Angel; The Night Movers #4 by Helen Bright

Title: Sergei's Angel
Series: The Night Movers #4
Author: Helen Bright

~Synopsis~

Holly Fraser has known nothing but loss in her short life and now finds herself the lone carer of her younger brother. With financial difficulties piling high she accepts a job from the mysterious, yet devastatingly attractive, Sergei Petrov.

Sergei is a born immortal vampire who is often misunderstood, mostly due to his happy-go-lucky nature and ability to create chaos from good intentions.
Recent events have left him disheartened, yet a chance meeting at a funeral (of all places) fills Sergei with hope that a happy future may await him after all.

But withholding the truth rarely ends well and a shock revelation could destroy everything.

Does Holly have the resilience she needs to be Sergei’s Angel? Or are neither destined to find their Heaven?

~Book Links~
 
Goodreads | getBook.at/Sergei

~My Review~

Disclaimer: I received a free ecopy direct from the author in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. All thoughts & opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

Book 4 in this series is all about Sergei. Sergei has been a part of this series from the very beginning he's always been in the background, but now we finally meet the real Sergei. We join him in his chance of love & happiness, we can now get to understand just what makes him tick.  

Sergei is at a funeral of an ex-Night Movers employee, when the granddaughter of the deceased catches his eye; her name Holly. Holly lives with her younger brother Matty. Their gran was the one looking after them, but now she's gone it falls to Holly. Holly knows that this won't be easy especially as she has no job, her gran's insurance has covered the funeral but other than that they are running out of money & the heating is broken & until Holly finds a job she cannot afford to get it fixed.  

After the funeral there is a funeral tea at the local community hall, this is where Sergei witnesses how bad things must be for Holly. Sergei is stood with Maggie; a Night Movers employee; when Holly comes over & asks Maggie if Night Movers have any daytime job vacancies, when Maggie says no Sergei has an idea. He offers Holly a position as his PA, she gladly accepts. After a brief discussion they arrange to meet again & Holly hugs Sergei, now Sergei shows for sure that he wants Holly.


Will Sergei and Holly be more than colleagues? What will Holly think when she learns that Sergei is a born immortal?

Sergei is an amazing character, he has been since we first met him. He is loyal, loving, reliable & funny. Once he meets Holly he shows that he also has a softer side which is why he fears telling Holly that he is a born immortal. After seeing Sergei in the first 3 books this nervousness & uncertainty seemed a little uncharacteristic for him but it was a needed development in his personality, it also made him more real too.

Holly is a strong young woman, she's not afraid to do what is needed in order to try & provide for both Matty & herself, although Matty seems to come first to her. At first she seems unsure about Sergei's actions & affections but as time goes by they grow closer, she knows that Matty enjoys being around Sergei & that Sergei adores Matty.

The plot moves at a great pace, never becoming boring. The descriptions given are written well & really help to draw you further into this world of humans & immortals, making you feel every bit a part the scenes & events. The characters interact well together & they display many levels of realism, their personalities have gotten stronger & become clearer throughout. Each of them has a place in my heart & they will be missed.

I have loved reading every page of Sergei's Angel, it has been a joy to have been a part of Sergei's world, to have felt & witnessed all of his nervousness, happiness & humour in his story. For me this book deserves a rating of



That's it I've finally come to the end of this fantastic series. *stares at Helen* I am looking forward to see what Helen does next & I'll be (im)patiently waiting & stalking her! ;)

If you enjoy reading romance books I'd definitely recommend giving The Night Movers Series a read.

~About Helen~

Helen Bright is forty-something, married, mum of two grown-up daughters, and has two grandchildren that are the light of her life.

She lives in a South Yorkshire village and enjoys walking her two dogs, writing, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.

Helen bases her paranormal romance series in and around Yorkshire. The Night Movers Vampires live and work with the humans they employ in modern day Yorkshire, and Helen creates scenes that show the "normal" in paranormal.

~Places To Stalk Helen~
 
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