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Book Review: All Visible Things by Brian McPhee

All Visible Things by Brian McPhee
All Visible Things by Brian McPhee
All Visible Things by Brian McPhee
All Visible Things by Brian McPhee

Title: All Visible Things
Author: Brian McPhee
Genre: Cultural Heritage Fiction
Rating: 5 of 5 stars

All Visible Things is an excellent book to get lost in.

When doctorate candidate Lauren Patterson uncovers pages from the journal of Paolo del Rosso, she couldn’t guess that her find would reveal secrets of the great artist and inventor Leonardo Da Vinci. Nor would she have known it would kick up a thirst for the mystery of what lay within its sheets.

Brain McPhee artfully creates our hero, Paolo del Rosso, through pages and pages of diary entries. And although we are only experiencing him ‘second hand’ through-out our story, he always feels very much at the forefront of our attention. His crafting, so well done, he’s often the arbiter of our views and our most trusted narrator, despite him being long dead and merely a study subject.

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Release Blitz: Thanks for Last Night by Lauren Blakely

Thanks for Last Night by Lauren Blakely
Thanks for Last Night by Lauren Blakely

Title: Thanks for Last Night (The Guys Who Got Away #3)
Author: Lauren Blakely
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date:
16 September 2020

Summary:

A sexy new friends-to-lovers standalone!

Let me list the reasons why dating a sexy, charming, pro hockey star is a bad idea:

  1. He’s one of my closest friends
  2. All our friends are friends
  3. The wounds I’ve got from past relationships go deep. And so do his.

We’re both devoutly single — it’s just safer for the heart that way. But there’s no reason not to bid on the gorgeous, clever athlete at the charity auction this weekend. If I win, it’ll be a friendsdate. 

And I do win.

I win him big.

And hard.

And all night long.

The trouble is . . . what happens in the morning?

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Blog Tour, Book Blitz, Book It, Dystopian, Futuristic Romance, New Release, YA Fiction, YA Sci-fi

Book Review: Knight in Paper Armor by Nicholas Conley

Knight in Paper Armor by Nicholas Conley
Knight in Paper Armor by Nicholas Conley
Knight in Paper Armor by Nicholas Conley
Knight in Paper Armor by Nicholas

Title: Knight in Paper Armor
Author: Nicholas Conley
Genre: Dystopian, YA Fiction
My rating:
3.5 of 5 stars

Are you feeling your life is lacking a little social rhetoric? Knight in Paper Armor is what you are looking for to fill that need. I’m just not sure anyone needs this much preaching from an otherwise decent story. Keep in mind this is a dystopian novel set in the future, but it is playing with metaphors of today’s news reports.

Natalia Rodriguez Gonzales is poor and bullied, growing up in a family of undocumented immigrants. Heaven’s Hole has little to offer her, so she gets lost in sketching out her memories and drawing a future she hopes to come.

The author Nicholas Conley makes a lot of tongue in cheek cultural comparisons in Knight in Paper Armor, one of which is Natalia Gonzales being this freedom fighter for Heaven’s Hole. Natalia is a seventeen-year-old girl with an edgy look who, at one point, shaves her head. But it’s more than that she rallies her people with a ‘Never Again’ slogan, and dares to challenge the patriarchy and the great Thorne Century Corporation that has it’s named on everything and owns a little bit of everything.

She could be plucked right out of our current headlines.

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Book Blitz: Beginning’s End by M. Dalto

Beginning's End by M. Dalto
Beginning's End by M. Dalto
Beginning's End by M. Dalto
Beginning’s End by M. Dalto

Title: Beginning’s End (The Empire’s Saga #3)
Author: M. Dalto
Genre: Fantasy, New Adult
Release Date: 08 September 2020

Summary:

Ever since her unexpected return to the Empire, all Queen Empress Alexstrayna wanted was to protect her family. Despite of the life-altering events that occurred within the Borderlands, her family – those that remained- were all she had left, and as Empress is was her predestined duty to protect the while ensuring the safety of the Empire.

But when the ever-threatening forces from the Borderlands challenge all she has worked towards to maintain that peace, she must search within herself to discover a new magic stronger than anything the Annals have foretold before.

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Release Boost: Real Fake Love by Pippa Grant

Real Fake Love by Pippa Grant
Real Fake Love by Pippa Grant
Real Fake Love by Pippa Grant
Real Fake Love by Pippa Grant

Title: Real Fake Love (Copper Valley Fireballs #2)
Author: Pippa Grant
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date:
03 September 2020

Summary:

If people have polar opposites, Luca Rossi is mine.
His butt is in the baseball hall of fame. Mine’s comfortably seated in the hall of lame.
When he’s not snagging fly balls out in center field, he’s modeling in shampoo commercials. I once jammed my own finger while stirring cookie dough, and sometimes I forget shampoo is a thing.
He’s a total cynic when it comes to love.
I make a living writing love stories.
But after my latest broken engagement (no, I don’t want to talk about how many times that’s happened), it’s clear he’s exactly the man I need.
If anyone can teach me to be the opposite of me, it’s him.
The first thing I want him to teach me?
How to not fall in love.
And as luck would have it, he’s in desperate need of a fake girlfriend to get a meddling grandmother off his back.
We couldn’t be more perfect together, because the last thing Luca Rossi will ever be is the next man to leave me at the altar.
Or will he?
 
Real Fake Love is a line drive straight to the heart featuring a grumpy athlete, a jilted bride, a fake relationship, and the world’s laziest cat. It stands alone and comes complete with sibling rivalry, the world’s most awkward shower scene, and a sweetly satisfying happily ever after.

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Release Blitz: A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout

A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout
A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout
A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout
A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: Fantasy
Release Date:
01 September 2020

Summary:

A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire, the second book in the thrilling and captivating A Blood and Ash Series by New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout, is available now.

Is Love Stronger Than Vengeance?

A Betrayal…


Everything Poppy has ever believed in is a lie, including the man she was falling in love with. Thrust among those who see her as a symbol of a monstrous kingdom, she barely knows who she is without the veil of the Maiden. But what she does know is that nothing is as dangerous to her as him. The Dark One. The Prince of Atlantia. He wants her to fight him, and that’s one order she’s more than happy to obey. He may have taken her, but he will never have her.

A Choice….

Casteel Da’Neer is known by many names and many faces. His lies are as seductive as his touch. His truths as sensual as his bite. Poppy knows better than to trust him. He needs her alive, healthy, and whole to achieve his goals. But he’s the only way for her to get what she wants—to find her brother Ian and see for herself if he has become a soulless Ascended. Working with Casteel instead of against him presents its own risks. He still tempts her with every breath, offering up all she’s ever wanted. Casteel has plans for her. Ones that could expose her to unimaginable pleasure and unfathomable pain. Plans that will force her to look beyond everything she thought she knew about herself—about him. Plans that could bind their lives together in unexpected ways that neither kingdom is prepared for. And she’s far too reckless, too hungry, to resist the temptation.

A Secret…

But unrest has grown in Atlantia as they await the return of their Prince. Whispers of war have become stronger, and Poppy is at the very heart of it all. The King wants to use her to send a message. The Descenters want her dead. The wolven are growing more unpredictable. And as her abilities to feel pain and emotion begin to grow and strengthen, the Atlantians start to fear her. Dark secrets are at play, ones steeped in the blood-drenched sins of two kingdoms that would do anything to keep the truth hidden. But when the earth begins to shake, and the skies start to bleed, it may already be too late.

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Book Blitz: Escape by Deana Birch

Escape by Deana Birch
Escape by Deana Birch
Escape by Deana Birch
Escape by Deana Birch

Title: Escape (The Covington Heights Crew #1)
Author: Deana Birch
Genre: Adult, Romance, Suspense
Release Date: 01 September 2020

Summary:

FROM POPULAR ROMANCE AUTHOR DEANA BIRCH

Book one in The Covington Heights Crew series

The only thing she has to give is exactly what they want.

The Covington Heights Crew has a funny way of protecting their own. With rapes from rival gangs and human trafficking riddling their poverty-stricken streets, they’ll keep the girls from their neighborhood safe—for a price. No money? No worries. They have quite creative payment plans.

Messed up? Yeah, they know. They’re criminals.

Twenty-one-year-old Fiona Thompson was happy to stay off the radar of the twisted drug dealers who encourage her mother’s habit. She’s sure that she can work her way out of Covington and find a better life for herself and her baby sister. But then she beeped. Loud.

Second-in-command Leo Ricci is a poser. The web of lies he’s spun for a life unravels every time he’s around Fiona—every day he’s trying to keep her safe and every second he’s avoiding his destiny.

When his missteps challenge the authority to which he’s pledged his allegiance and Fiona’s life is at stake, there’s only one solution—become the man he never wanted to be and leave the place that was saving him from a worse, but unavoidable fate.

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Release Blitz: A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout

A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout
A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout
A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout
A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: Fantasy
Release Date:
01 September 2020

Summary:

A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire, the second book in the thrilling and captivating A Blood and Ash Series by New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout, is available now.

Is Love Stronger Than Vengeance?

A Betrayal…


Everything Poppy has ever believed in is a lie, including the man she was falling in love with. Thrust among those who see her as a symbol of a monstrous kingdom, she barely knows who she is without the veil of the Maiden. But what she does know is that nothing is as dangerous to her as him. The Dark One. The Prince of Atlantia. He wants her to fight him, and that’s one order she’s more than happy to obey. He may have taken her, but he will never have her.

A Choice….

Casteel Da’Neer is known by many names and many faces. His lies are as seductive as his touch. His truths as sensual as his bite. Poppy knows better than to trust him. He needs her alive, healthy, and whole to achieve his goals. But he’s the only way for her to get what she wants—to find her brother Ian and see for herself if he has become a soulless Ascended. Working with Casteel instead of against him presents its own risks. He still tempts her with every breath, offering up all she’s ever wanted. Casteel has plans for her. Ones that could expose her to unimaginable pleasure and unfathomable pain. Plans that will force her to look beyond everything she thought she knew about herself—about him. Plans that could bind their lives together in unexpected ways that neither kingdom is prepared for. And she’s far too reckless, too hungry, to resist the temptation.

A Secret…

But unrest has grown in Atlantia as they await the return of their Prince. Whispers of war have become stronger, and Poppy is at the very heart of it all. The King wants to use her to send a message. The Descenters want her dead. The wolven are growing more unpredictable. And as her abilities to feel pain and emotion begin to grow and strengthen, the Atlantians start to fear her. Dark secrets are at play, ones steeped in the blood-drenched sins of two kingdoms that would do anything to keep the truth hidden. But when the earth begins to shake, and the skies start to bleed, it may already be too late.

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New Release: The Anti-Boyfriend by Penelope Ward

The Anti-Boyfriend by Penelope Ward
The Anti-Boyfriend by Penelope Ward
The Anti-Boyfriend by Penelope Ward
The Anti-Boyfriend by Penelope Ward

Title: The Anti-Boyfriend
Author: Penelope Ward
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date:
31 August 2020

Summary:

From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.

At first, my neighbor Deacon frustrated me.

Sure, he was great-looking and friendly.

But our walls were thin, and on occasion, he’d bring women to his place and keep me awake while he “entertained” them.

As a single mother to an infant, I didn’t appreciate it.

So, finally it was my turn. 

When my daughter wouldn’t stop wailing one night, Mr. Manwhore came knocking on my door.

Miraculously, at the sound of his voice, Sunny stopped crying. And when he held her…she eventually fell asleep in his arms.

Deacon was rough on the exterior, but apparently on the inside? Mr. Single-and-Ready-to-Mingle was a baby whisperer.

After that night, we became friends.

He’d go for coffee runs. Come over to chat. Normal friend stuff.

But over time, our conversations ran deeper. We got closer.

Until one night we crossed the line.

Our friendship turned into a complicated mess.

I’d gone and fallen for a guy who’d sworn off commitment and kids.

I knew Deacon was starting to care for me too, even though Sunny and I didn’t fit into any plan he’d ever imagined for himself.

He was wrong for me—so wrong that I’d dubbed him the “anti-boyfriend.”

Then why did I wish more than anything that I could be the one woman to change him?

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New Release: Always Crew by Tijan

Always Crew by Tijan
Always Crew by Tijan
Always Crew by Tijan
Always Crew by Tijan

Title: Always Crew (Crew #3)
Author: Tijan
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date:
25 August 2020

Summary:

Always Crew, the all-new emotional and angsty finale of the Crew series by New York Times bestselling author Tijan is available now! 

For the longest time, I was Bren Monroe. 
I lived in Roussou, California. 
I had no parents, no brother, but I had a crew. 

Then things started to change. 
I never planned for any of it. 
I didn’t think I’d fall in love. 
I didn’t think I’d have a relationship with my brother again. 
I didn’t think that he’d come back. 

Now I’m in Cain. 
My crew is in college. 
They’re growing, going through their own things. 
And here I am, figuring out my life. 


There’s always hurdles and obstacles to overcome. 
That was never my hardship. 
That was my regular. 
But living? Being content? Being happy? 
Those were my challenges now. 

Everything was going well…

Until it wasn’t. Again

A/N: Always Crew is the conclusion of the Crew Series, and a 106k novel. 

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