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Giveaway: Be A JLA Deity and Win 2 Deity Passes for ApollyCon 2020

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This giveaway will run from February 12 – 29, 2020.

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New Release: How the Mind Breaks by Dani René

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Title: How the Mind Breaks
Author: Dani René
Genre: Dark Erotic Psychological Romance
Release Date: February 18, 2020

Summary:

A dark past. 
A devastating secret. 
Two broken people.

Tia is focused on revenge, but she knows everything isn’t what it seems. With a painful past that continues to haunt her, she needs vengeance. As her sanity becomes more fragile, there’s only one person who can heal her. But it’s the one person she doesn’t want to allow inside her shattered psyche. 

Braxton has been trained to kill, fighting on the front line. On returning home, he finds another war ravaging his world. Tia stumbles into his life, unraveling parts of him he’s kept hidden for so long. 

As they venture through a dark, sordid path filled with vengeance and blood, they know there’s no way out, but to complete their mission. 

Journey with Tia and Braxton as their story unfolds and the truth is revealed. It’s definitely not one you’ll be expecting!

*This is a dark erotic romance with a psychological twist*

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Book Review: Prick by Londyn Quinn

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Title: Prick (Ridgeview Prep Prequel)
Author: Londyn Quinn
Genre: Dark Romance
My rating: 3 of 3 stars

Prick is a prequel in preparation for the upcoming first full-length book, Puppet by author Londyn Quinn. This novelette is the back story of the characters Xander and Charlotte.

It’s challenging to review a snapshot story which this is — I estimate that the prequel might cover all of three or so hours of story events and it is easy to find issues when the characters have no time to develop. I was WTFing Xander and then talked myself off the ledge because I was judging him after reading no more than maybe twenty pages of his pre-story.

Safe to say that this is something that fans of Amo Jones’ Elite Kings, Tijan’s Carter Reed, or Shantel Tessier’s Dare series might want to check out. Prick is short, don’t expect more than a nibble–the meal will be the next book, Puppet.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary advance copy of this book.

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Teaser Reveal: Summer Princess by Sloane Murphy

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Title: Summer Princess (Dark Fae #1)
Author: Sloane Murphy
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Release Date: February 20, 2020

Summary:

She’s marked for a life she doesn’t want. He’s the one compelled to make her comply.

Emilia Daarke has fallen in love with the one person she should never have. After being caught by her father, she is thrust into a deadly game she must win, not just to save herself, but the ones she loves the most.

When Cade Vasara sees the girl he once loved, the one that got away, he’s torn between love and duty.

With betrayal and secrets running riot, and a ticking clock against them both, can they set aside their past, or will their present tear apart their world?

Find out what lurks in the Fae Courts by reading Summer Princess, the latest Dark Fantasy hit readers are comparing to G Bailey and Sarah J Maas.

Buy Summer Princess to start the hauntingly dark adventure today!

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Interview: Patty from IheartYA311 Bookstagram

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Meet Patty from I Heart YA Bookstagram!

These are just fun questions, don’t think too hard on them; there are no wrong answers!

Ali: You can only read one book for the rest of your life, what is it?
Patty: Letters to the Lost.

Ali: Would you rather have a house made out of books, or have a book in which you could crawl inside and live?
Patty: House of books. Endless adventures.

Ali: Would you rather buy books from a brick and mortar bookstores, or online stores?
Patty: Brick and mortar. I like to feel, and smell, and have the experience.

Ali: What book is something you think you probably should have read already but haven’t?
Patty: The Diviners.

Ali: Name a book have you read that was not worthy of the hype?
Patty: Caravel. What rubbish!

Ali: Is there any book you feel was far worse as a book than it was as a movie or tv show.
Patty: Hmm…far worse? Miss Peregrine’s. The movie was great but the book was slow and boring.

Ali: Favorite book quote?
Patty: Don’t have one really..

Ali: You can give a shout out to any person, real or fictional, who is it, and what do you want them to know.
Patty: To the person who decided not to film the conclusion of the Divergent movies…talk about heartbreak! How could you devastate me like that? At least finish what you started.

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Book Review: Beautifully Broken by Bailey B.

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Title: Beautifully Broken
Author: Bailey B.
Genre: NA Contemporary
My rating:
3 of 5 stars

Piper Lovelace is a hot mess. Life is bad enough, the rumors are vicious, and the bullies are far worse. When you can’t beat them, the only thing you can do is join them.

Of course, I wouldn’t do that, and I don’t think it’s advisable to slap a scarlet letter on one’s chest and claim harlot-dom, but I’m not Piper.

Bailey B.’s first book deals with a lot of trigger topics, the least of which is rape–and that is saying something. Piper’s dealing with a lot of psychological trauma, and what complicates it further is she resists help. It’s common for traumatized people to twist what happens to them and who they are into one mess in their heads. Beautifully Broken frames this psychology honestly.

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New Release: Destroyed by Eva Dresden

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Title: Destroyed (Omega’s Destruction #3)
Author: Eva Dresden
Genre: Dark Romance, Omegaverse
Release Date: February 13, 2020

Summary:

Broken and damaged, Quinn refuses to be destroyed.

She rages against the bond Tobias Kahler forced her to complete between them, denying the pull of her claim set into his soul that fateful day. Struggling against the power of his will, she won’t become the smiling, placid thing he attempts to mold her to be.

An unseen foe seeks to take matters into their own hands, threatening Quinn and everything she holds dear. Forced to cling to Tobias for support and strength with the constant threat, he’s thrown into a whole new light. One where Quinn faces seeing him for more than the monster she’s feared and hated.

Amidst their violent past and ever turbulent future, they must learn to accept one another as they are or in this final battle, much more than bodies will lay broken.

Destroyed is the third and final book in the Omega’s Destruction Trilogy, a raw and thrilling Omegaverse tale. It is not a traditional romance, containing dark themes and complete power exchange. Scenes are not glossed over, which may be distressing for some readers.

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