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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