Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Review: When We Fall by Sloane Murphy

~Synopsis~

Do you remember that moment?
That one moment.
The one when you changed.
People might say it was this or that, but deep down you know.
You know exactly what that moment was. Even if you're not ready to admit it to yourself.
You know.
I remember mine, it didn't just change me.
It changed everything.


Everyone thought Mason Knight was the whirlwind that swept me away. But nothing compares to those two shots. Those two shots woke me up and made me see that when we fall, sometimes we need help to get back up.

~Book Links~

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~My Review~

When We Fall captured my attention from the very beginning. It took me back to a time that I had long since forgotten about. School!!!

This book deals with some very real & very emotional issues. Erin is at school & is suffering at the hands of bullies. The bullies are led by the girlfriend of the boy who lives next door to Erin; Evan. Erin thinks that Evan is her friend, but to me Evan's actions or lack of actions say otherwise.

Erin tries to carry on with her life & to stay out of the limelight. Then in walks Mason Knight. Mason sits by Erin in all the lessons they have together & he tries to be her friend. Mason shows Erin kindness & love, he shows her that she doesn't have to feel alone or deal with the bullying alone either.

As Erin & Mason grow closer they face events that are unimaginable. They face some serious obstacles that need to be overcome, the start to their relationship is far from smooth or easy. But still they keep fighting, determined to not give up.

The way Sloane has dealt with writing the events contained in this book is really good. The sensitive issues are handled in such a way that I found myself sitting & thinking; they become thought provoking events. The emotion contained within the pages is palpable, its clear to see & understand why some of the characters feel & behave the way they do.

The way Sloane has written When We Fall makes the characters all so real that I felt as though I was there with than, that they were my friends & classmates too. I also felt as though I was alongside Erin & Mason experiencing their emotions, feelings & events with them.

If your looking for a sweet, romantic read, with some heartbreaking, tear jerking moments I'd definitely give When We Fall a chance.

I give When We Fall a strong 4.5* rating.

~About Sloane~

By day, Sloane Murphy works full time as an account manager and by night writes escapism in the form of Paranormal Romance, all while looking after her fur baby & Mr M. She was born and raised in England along with 2 sisters, 2 brothers and a plethora of cousins, and comes from a REALLY big family!

Sloane is currently working on the Immortal Chronicles series, alongside some other Top Secret projects too. She likes to be busy - unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.


~Places To Stalk Sloane~

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Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Review: Bones by Yolanda Olson

~Synopsis~

I'm haunted.

Not by ghosts, but by a face I can't quite remember. Eyes that shine so brightly each time I see them, are now nothing more than a hazy memory.

I'm consumed.

The thoughts that whisper so quietly inside my mind when I'm sure I have this evil inside of me under control are becoming more persistent.

I'm lost.

I know where I need to be, but not quite sure if I'll get there. Will she ever show her face to me or will I always only see a blank slate of nothing?

There are only a few simple things I know to be true:

I'm not a messy man.
I'm not a serial killer.
I can stop anytime I want to.
I am NOT crazy.


~Book Links~

Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon US

~My 5*Review~

This is the first book by Yolanda that I've read. I knew to expect twisted & dark, but other than that I had no idea what Bones would be like. Wow was I not disappointed! Bones truly is dark, twisted & deeply disturbing! It's an amazingly good read if you like this genre.

The main character Guy is so disturbed! I mean incredibly disturbed. He does some horrific things throughout the story & each time is more of an insight into just how disturbed he really is.

To not give anything away I'm going to resist discussing the plot itself.

Yolanda Olson has written a seriously dark & twisted plot, that takes you further & further into the sadistic mind & life of her characters. You will question the sanity of everyone; by everyone I mean Guy, Yolanda & yourself. There are a few occasions of "what the fuck" "Did I really just read that?" It's at these times when I found I was debating just how disturbed Yolanda is for being able to think up such things & how disturbed I am for wanting to read & enjoying reading such things!!!

Yolanda's writing style is great, she draws you in & holds you captive until the end. Yolanda definitely appeals to the twisted sadistic side of me, & has left me wanting more; more of her work & more of Guy!! (Yes I know I must be crazy too!!!)

Bones is intense, graphic, bloody, disturbing, twisted, creepy & intoxicating. This is not in anyway for the faint hearted. It will get into your head, under your skin & will stay with you long after finishing the book.

Are you disturbed, brave or strong enough to step into Guy's world?

A disturbingly good, dark, twisted read & a shocking 5* rating from me. I can not wait to get my teeth into another of Yolanda's books. The question is which one...

~About The Author~

Bestselling Indie Author. Alice in Wonderland Junkie. Horror Obsessed. Arsenic Laced. Welcome.

Yolanda Olson is an award winning and international bestselling author. Born and raised in Bridgeport, CT where she currently resides, she usually spends her time watching her favorite channel, Investigation Discovery. Occasionally, she takes a break to write books and test the limits of her mind. Also an avid horror movie fan, she likes to incorporate dark elements into the majority of her books.

You can keep in touch with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

~Places To Stalk Her~

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Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Review: 28 Boys by Ashleigh Giannoccaro

~Synopsis~

Underneath these gang tattoos beats a heart three times a year. I’m a slow puncture death, a murderer, a rapist, and a number. I killed my best friend. Death doesn’t stalk me, it walks ahead of me by twenty-eight paces.

I went home after I sold my soul to the devils. I thought life would begin, I was a free man, instead within days the bullets fly and my last hope dies with the slain. There is nothing left to live for in this world. I belong to the 28s, I’ll always belong to the 28s.

The woman across the road judges me, she hates me, and takes every opportunity to let me know it.

Yet, somehow, when grief etched our names down in the book of the dead, we dared be bold enough to find love.

I’m not a good man, and I’m not pretty. I come from the Cape Flats where my life was reduced to a prison cell number. In all this ugliness I found beauty, innocence, and forgiveness. I can’t forgive myself for the crimes I’ve committed, but I’ll die trying to earn hers.

In a world where nothing matters, she does.

~Book Links~

Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon US

~My Review~

Where the hell do I start? This is about the 6th time I've attempted to write this review, & I'm still not sure I can do 28 Boys the justice it deserves.

Reading 28 Boys was an experience in itself. 28 Boys is raw, gritty & emotional world based on the Cape Flats of South Africa, a world where it can literally feel like you against the rest of the world. It's a place where love doesn't belong but where these 2 people were hopeful it could exist.

28 Boys has opened my eyes to a part of the world that I knew existed but never realised until now just how much those who live there have to go through day to day just to survive. Ashleigh has found a way to tell everyone about a scary but very real way of life for some & she's done it exceptionally well.

The range of emotions felt whilst reading 28 Boys was like nothing I've felt whilst reading any other book. l normally read my kindle books on my breaks at work but with 28 Boys I knew I couldn't, this was a book for reading at home only. I swear I could feel Ashleigh's hands around my heart, sometimes squeezing it, sometimes digging her nails in & slowly shredding it with each & every page!

28 Boys is like nothing I have read before. I promise I have NEVER come across a book like it before & I don't know if I ever will again. 28 Boys is not your regular romance story. It's a story full of love & hope in a world where there is no place for love. It's emotional, raw, honest & heartbreaking. It is a story that needs to be told & a story that needs to be read!

Cover Reveal: Rapture; The Immortal Chronicles #4 by Sloane Murphy


Rapture (The Immortal Chronicles #4)  
by Sloane Murphy
Release Date: 31st July
Genre: YA - Paranormal Romance
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Synopsis:
The Final Instalment
I never wanted to lie to her, but I knew I couldn’t keep her safe if she knew. 
I hurt her, more than I ever wanted to and I have to live with that each day that I’m away from her. But one day she’ll know, that every day spent away from her was hell. 
Watching her move on. 
Watching her change. 
But it will all be worth it once she’s safe.
Even if she doesn’t know it, she is my Rapture.
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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 :)
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Thursday, June 01, 2017

Cover Reveal: Ultimate Game Changer By Kira Adams

Ultimate Game Changer
By Kira Adams
Blurb:
He's my brother's best friend.
When my parents died, a part of me died along with them. Nothing mattered anymore; everything lost its meaning. I lived my life in moments, good and bad, but somewhere along the way, I stopped living.
We only had each other, and Cade, he did a hell of a job looking after me. They doubted we could make it; they doubted our resolve.
Braxton has lived next door to us ever since we moved in with my aunt after the horrific accident. Cade took to him so quickly; they've been inseparable ever since. Their favorite pastime? Torturing me. But something has shifted between us recently, and I'm seeing him in a whole new light now. I know my brother will never accept it, but he's drawing me in like a moth to a flame.
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Excerpt #1:
God, that woman drives me absolutely nuts. Is she fucking crazy? We are in a city she has never been to before at nine at night and she is going exploring alone. Has she never seen any Unsolved Mysteries before?
She’s got my blood boiling, but I know Cade is taking it a lot harder. I pat him on the back as we ready to be the first band to play. “Hey, you okay, man?”
He glares back at me, understandably upset. “We’ve never been apart, Brax, not since that day. What if…what if something happens to her?”
“Nothing is going to happen to her,” I reply, attempting to calm his nerves. “She’s smarter than we give her credit for, and let’s face it, you guys aren’t twelve years old anymore. She can take care of herself. Plus, if anything bad happens, you’ve got that twinning thing going for you, right? Like instant intuition.” I don’t know if my words make any difference to him, but he huffs and then goes back to tuning his guitar.
Excerpt #2:
He pushes off the doorframe, closing some distance between us. He is now close enough that I can feel his breath on my face when he speaks. There are droplets of water left on his chiseled chest, and he looks like he just stepped out of a magazine ad.
The hairs all over my body are standing up, and I’m worried that I am visibly shaking. God, he is going to give me hell for this.
He leans over so that his lips are dangerously close to my ear. “What’s the matter, Em? Are you feeling okay?”
His breath tickles my ear and sends shivers down my spine.
“What are you doing?” I ask, my voice shaky.
“Nothing,” he replies, pulling away enough so I can see his face and then batting his eyelashes innocently. “I just love watching you squirm.”
I push him away, annoyed. Within seconds Braxton has my back up against a wall and he is pressing into me as he trails his mouth and breath dangerously close to my ear. It takes a few moments for me to register what else I feel because I can barely catch my breath. Braxton is Cade’s best friend. I know he gets off messing with me…but he’s never taken it this far before and I feel completely out of control.
Excerpt #3:
There are a slew of emotions running through my entire body. Elation. Excitement. Fear. Anxiety. You name it, I’m feeling it. I can’t wrap my head around how Braxton acted, and even worse, I think I wanted it.
He’s been the boy next door for over ten years and this is one of the first times I have ever felt this way about him. I want to put a finger on my thoughts and feelings, but I feel like a jumbled mess. Why now? Why after not making a move for ten years, would he go there now?
He’s been off-limits for as long as I’ve known him, and now the idea of seeing him any other way makes me feel a little sick. It puts a lot of pressure on me. I know he played it off like he was just messing with me, but I felt it; the undeniable chemistry; I know he had to as well.
A million thoughts are running through my head; it’s making me dizzy.
What if Braxton and I were to date? The idea of it sends shivers down my arms and spine. God, there are so many ways that could end up in disaster…Cade being almost every way. But there is something about the fear and unknown that pulls me in. I find myself wanting to know more about Braxton’s feelings.
Author Bio:
Krista Pakseresht has always been a dreamer, from the first time she opened her eyes. Creating worlds through words is one thing she is truly talented at. She specializes in Young adult/New adult romance, horror, action, fantasy, and non-fiction under the pen name Kira Adams.
She is the author of the Infinite Love series, the Foundation series, the Darkness Falls series, and A Date with the Devil.
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Release Day: When We Fall by Sloane Murphy


Cover Design: Hart & Bailey
Release Date: June 1, 2017
Synopsis
Do you remember that moment? That one moment. The one when you changed. People might say it was this or that, but deep down you know. You know exactly what that moment was. Even if you're not ready to admit it to yourself. You know. I remember mine, it didn't just change me. It changed everything.
Everyone thought Mason Knight was the whirlwind that swept me away. But nothing compares to those two shots. Those two shots woke me up and made me see that when we fall, sometimes we need help to get back up.

Cover Reveal: The Serpents Kiss; The Hunter Chronicles Book 4 by Claire Marta

** The Serpent's Kiss - The Hunter Chronicles Book 4 **

Book release date 10th August.

Designed by Ampersand Book Covers





~Book Blurb~

Jasmine Hunter’s addiction for the vampire bite is swallowing her whole. Left with no other choice; she seeks out the Master Vampire of London to ease her pain.

But Asier Serpico has his own agenda. Dark, lethal, and intoxicating; he offers sweet seduction and even more—pleasure. He wants to take her pain—and her body—from the one she loves.

Can Jasmine resist Asier while fighting to prevent the impending disaster of a new drug wreaking havoc on the city streets....

…or will London fall?


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