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Interview – Part 2: Janie Marie Discusses Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?.

Janie Marie Interview Part 1
Janie Marie Interview Part 1
Janie Marie
Janie Marie

For people who aren’t familiar with your book, what genre is Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?
Lol it’s all over the place. I mainly consider it A Coming of Age Fairy Tale Adaptation. But it has just about everything besides SciFi.

WAoTBBW is a spin-off from your previous series, Gods & Monsters. Could you explain where the characters of Kylie Hood and Logan Grimm come from and who they are?
Ooh, you have to keep reading to find out. The big reveal comes in book 3 of the Big Bad Wolf Trilogy. It’s a huge twist when you read all of my books.

I have not read Gods & Monsters yet, but could you tell me what cross-over characters appear in WAoTBBW, and why should we know them? 
Gosh, there are too many to name. I’ll say every “soul” WAotBBW comes from G&M. Readers love finding out as they read. Some know right away who is who and others are stumped, but I do clarify in WAotBBW.

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Blog Tour, Book Reviews, Coming of Age, Dystopian, YA Fiction

Book Review: The Hive Queen by Robin Kirk

The Hive Queen by Robing Kirk
The Hive Queen by Robing Kirk

The Hive Queen by Robin Kirk
The Hive Queen by Robin Kirk

Title: The Hive Queen (The Bond Trilogy #2)
Author: Robin Kirk
Genre: Dystopian Young Adult
My rating:
5 of 5 stars

I am so pleased to have Fir’s story! What a story he has to tell!

Robin Kirk’s second book in The Bond Series, The Hive Queen, picks up with the Living Wood’s escape from Bounty. Fir and his nineteen brothers are heading east to the Master’s land. They’ve heard from the wildmen that he has a cure for the virus and that it’s a place for males–where men aren’t in the service of mothers.

Fir is against unbeatable odds from the start. He is full of self-doubt while trying to lead, and it tears him apart when anything goes sideways. And everything is going sideways. I liked that Robin Kirk builds Fir with such vivid internal struggle. It makes you understand his motivations and his actions better for it. It also helps that she highlights some of the Living Wood so you can see that his brothers pull him in all directions and muddle the pot often when he’s trying to do the right thing.

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Blog Tour, Book Reviews, Coming of Age, Dystopian, YA Fiction

Book Review: The Bond by Robin Kirk

The Bond by Robin Kirk
The Bond by Robin Kirk
The Bond by Robin Kirk
The Bond by Robin Kirk

Title: The Bond (The Bond Trilogy #1)
Author: Robin Kirk
Genre: Dystopian Young Adult
My rating:
5 of 5 stars

I love these Dystopian/Sci-fi stories where I’m in a world where women control EVERYTHING. This sounds like it would be all good or super bad.

The Bond by Robin Kirk isn’t questionable at all; it’s all good.

Dinitra 584 KxA is a student struggling to pass her courses at the Collegium. It’s graduation day, and she has a dismal compendium with one weak merit. Truth be told, she spends most of the time she should be working on her studies drawing or painting. As she has to make and mix her paints–that takes up a lot of time. That’s how she finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time, with two Legion’s Commanders questioning her for her artwork.

Oh, this book is sheer brilliance and so twisty-turny. I had no idea where we were going. Robin Kirk lead me around by the proverbial ear, and I read like an addict because the story is pure joy. Well, not joy like it makes you happy because much of it makes your heart a little sore but joy in that it’s a damn good book.

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Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Paranormal Fiction, Women's Fiction

Blog Tour: Runaway Fate by Elizabeth Hunter

Runaway Fate by Elizabeth Hunter
Runaway Fate by Elizabeth Hunter
Runaway Fate by Elizabeth Hunter
Runaway Fate by Elizabeth Hunter

Title: Runaway Fate (Moonstone Cove #1)
Author: Elizabeth Hunter
Genre: Women’s Fiction, Paranormal Fiction
Release Date: 27 October 2020

Summary:

Katherine wasn’t looking for anything extraordinary in her life. She had a job she loved, a husband she adored, and a home in the beautiful seaside town of Moonstone Cove.

Okay yes, she worked too much and had fallen out of touch with all her friends, but that happened to everyone, right? And sure, she was feeling a little creaky in the mornings and couldn’t drink coffee after noon, but that was just life in middle age.

Four minutes was all it took for fate to run away with anything that resembled normal.

Now Katherine is trying to place mysterious psychic visions into her previously ordered life. She’s playing referee between a displaced Southern mama and a sarcastic mechanic with a chip on her shoulder. And her quiet life has been upended by a mysterious rash of violent acts by students at her school.

Thankfully, her new friends have powers of their own, and together they just might discover who or what has it in for the quiet citizens of Moonstone Cove.

Runaway Fate is the first book in the hot new Paranormal Women’s Fiction series, Moonstone Cove by USA Today bestselling author, Elizabeth Hunter. It’s fiction for lovers of magic, mayhem, and a solid afternoon nap (when they can squeeze one in.)

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Book Teasers, Enemies to Lovers Romance, NA Romance

Sneak Peek: Little Lies by H. Hunting

Little Lies by Helena Hunting
Little Lies by Helena Hunting
Little Lies by Helena Hunting
Little Lies by Helena Hunting

Title: Little Lies
Author: H. Hunting
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: 16 November 2020

I don’t want you.
You mean nothing to me. 

I never loved you. 

I turned my words into swords.

And I cut her down. 

Shoved the blade in and watched her fall. 

I said I’d never hurt her, and I did. 

Years later, I’m faced with all the little lies, the untruths, the false realities, the damage I inflicted, when all I wanted was to indulge my obsession. 

Lavender Waters is the princess in the tower. Even her name is the thing fairy tales are made of. 

I used to be the one who saved her.
Over and over again. 

But I don’t want to save her anymore. 

I just want to pretend the lies are still the truth.

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Adult Fiction, Book Blitz, Paranormal Fiction, Paranormal Romance

Release Blitz: Demon King by Elizabeth Briggs

Demon King by Elizabeth Briggs
Demon King by Elizabeth Briggs
Demon King by Elizabeth Briggs
Demon King by Elizabeth Briggs

Title: Demon King (Claimed by Lucifer #1)
Author: Elizabeth Riggs
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date:
28 October 2020

Summary:

I made a deal with the devil. Now he’s claimed me as his mate.

When my best friend goes missing in Las Vegas, there’s only one man I can turn to for help.

Lucas Ifer. Billionaire playboy. CEO of Abaddon Inc. King of Sin City. And…the devil himself?

Lucas—aka Lucifer—agrees to help me, but in exchange he wants one thing: me.

He’s dark, dangerous, and wickedly handsome. Oh, and evil incarnate. I should say no, but I can’t. I’m that desperate.

But when you make a deal with the devil, there’s no escaping it. Now he owns my body for seven nights of sin. Even worse, he owns my soul for all eternity.

I’m Persephone being claimed by Hades, and I have no choice but to enter his underworld and become his dark queen.

Is there any light left in that black heart? Or will his darkness consume me?

Demon King is a sinfully sexy Hades and Persephone story with a Lucifer twist, perfect for fans of Laura Thalassa, Amelia Hutchins, Jennifer L. Armentrout, and Sarah J. Maas.

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Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Book Bundle, Suspense

Blog Tour: Deliver Us by Pam Godwin

Deliver Us by Pam Godwin
Deliver Us by Pam Godwin
Deliver Us by Pam Godwin
Deliver Us by Pam Godwin

Title: Deliver Us
Author: Pam Godwin
Genre: Suspense
Release Date: 27 October 2020

Summary:

“Pam Godwin’s books always give me chills – her writing is dark and powerful, scraping the edges of my comfort zone. She’s brilliant

Joanna Wylde, New York Times bestselling author

Deliver Us, an all new dark, intense and gut-wrenching boxed set from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Pam Godwin is now available and perfect for a binge read!

Are you ready to fall in love with a villain?

Van Quiso’s chilling gunmetal eyes will shiver your blood and torment your heart. You’ll fear him and crave him, for behind the cruel mouth lurks a jealous, possessive devil who will sacrifice everything to protect the woman he loves.

Each standalone is a different couple with its own dark love story, all interconnected in a dangerous underworld of murderers, kidnappers, and cartels. Forget your comfort zones. This world isn’t pretty. But it’s oh-so-delicious and twisty.

With over 1000 pages of passion and suspense, this is your next binge read.

More than 200,000 copies sold and thousands of 5-star reviews. No cliffhangers. Available in digital, print, and audiobook.

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Coming of Age, Fairy Tales, Giveaways, Interviews, YA Fiction

Interview – Part 1: Janie Marie, Author of Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Janie Marie Interview Part 1
Janie Marie Interview Part 1
Janie Marie
Janie Marie

If you could, please take a minute to introduce yourself to readers.
I’m Janie Marie. I live near Austin, Texas, with my husband and our three children—plus four adopted fur babies. I’m the only girl of six children. My parents each had two sons before marrying and having me then my little brother was a surprise. I remind him all the time I was supposed to be the last. Lol. I’m totally winging this author thing, but I’m happy to constantly grow as I share my life and art.

And it will in no way affect the way I think about you as a person, but what are your thoughts on coffee? Keep in mind coffee drinkers are the best people in the world. 
Haha, I don’t like it. I love the smell and have had friends give me various types, and I just don’t like it. My morning drink is always Dr Pepper.

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Book Reviews, Coming of Age, Fairy Tales, YA Fiction

Book Review: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? by Janie Marie

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf by Janie Marie
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf by Janie Marie
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? by Janie Marie
Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? by Janie Marie

Title: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? (The Big Bad Wolf Trilogy)
Author: Janie Marie
Genre: Coming of Age, Fairy Tales, Young Adult
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Prefacing this review by saying I didn’t read Gods & Monsters. And having read this book, It’s unfortunate that I have not done so!

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? is a crazy good read! 

Oh emm gee! 

I thoroughly enjoyed this baby, and Janie Marie wasn’t on my radar before, but I’m one-clicking her previous trilogy as I write this review. I can totally multitask like a boss! 

Kylie Hood is a sad story. She’s Little Red Riding Hood meets Cinderella but for the fact that in her real life, her wicked steps are out to wickedly maim, or possibly kill her, if they could get away with it. Worse yet, her Prince is just a crap jock who wants her to do his homework. But her world turns around when Logan Grimm drags her into his fairy-tale, where he might be the Big Bad Wolf looking to save her from the wilds outside. 

I adored Logan from the word ‘go.’ Cheers to Janie Marie because her wounded bad boy was a quiet redeemer from the start–probably a carryover from that other series I DID NOT READ! I’m going to get on that right away.

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Book Blitz, Bully Romance, High School Romance, NA Bully Romance, NA Romance

Book Blitz: The Golden Boys by Rachel Jonas & Nikki Thorne

The Golden Boys by Rachel Jonas & Nikki Thorne
The Golden Boys by Rachel Jonas & Nikki Thorne
The Golden Boys by Rachel Jonas & Nikki Thorne
The Golden Boys by Rachel Jonas & Nikki Thorne

Title: The Golden Boys (Kings of Cypress Prep #1)
Author: Rachel Jonas & Nikki Thorne
Genre:
New Adult Bully Romance
Release Date: 16 October 2020

Summary:

West Golden—easy to hate, yet so hard to resist.

Don’t let that pretty face of his fool you. He isn’t the boy next door, or the kind you trust with your heart. He’s the devil in designer jeans, with all the charm of a bona fide psycho.

Trust me.

He swears I did something to cross him before I even stepped foot inside Cypress Prep, but it’s a lie. No one knows better than me that I’m all out of chances. One more misstep and I can kiss my future goodbye, which means I can’t possibly be guilty of whatever he thinks I’ve done.

West marks me with a target anyway, and as this town’s football star, no one dares to go against him. His money, status, and the loyalty of his equally entitled brothers makes him seem untouchable. Only, I know better than that.

This false god isn’t infallible like he wants the world to believe. Whenever I stare into those devilish green eyes, I see it plain as day. The chink in his armor. His one and only weakness.

Me.

The King of Cypress Prep has finally met his match and taking him down just became an inside job.

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