Title: Calla (Pixieland Diaries #2) Author: Christina Bauer Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult Release Date: 28 July 2020
Big news in Pixieland! The Blue Fairy is sending our fave pixie, Calla, and her crush, Dare, on a mini-quest. Unfortunately it’s an adventure that requires a lot of togetherness. We’re talking tons of touching, people.
Blue believes that since Calla and Dare are just friends, this situation shouldn’t be awkward. It’s totally awkward.
***A 30,000+ word diary written by Calla***
“I absolutely love Christina Bauer’s style, full of action, intense scenes, and characters that will test one’s imaginations to the max!” – Tome Tender
Grim’s blurb is a summary of the book, and I feel like I got what the blurb offered, so I have no room to complain.
Natalie and her daughters, Aggie, Davina, and Sorcha, have started new lives in Montana after her husband horribly attacked Natalie. It’s not been a smooth restart for the ladies, and there is dissension in the ranks because Davina doesn’t believe her daddy did the things that her sister and mother say he did. She wants her mom to get over her drama and forgive him to be a family again.
Enter Grim and the–you know what I don’t know the MC wow that isn’t a good sign–The Reapers MC, a series Elizabeth Knox is into 13 books deep. Grim meets Natalie and takes a fancy to her. He asks her out, and it’s a bit of an insta-love situation. The two quickly romance one another, and suddenly the book is over, and we are enjoying a HEA. It’s a fast read.
Title: I Dare You (Truth and Dare Duet #2) Author: Lylah James Genre: Romance Release Date:17 June 2020
Enemies to best friends and now lovers.
Maddox Coulter. Was my enemy. Now my best friend. One night of untamed passion has us dangling over the edge of something dangerous and it could forever break us.
Our hearts are on the line. Maddox is keeping secrets. I vowed to never give up on him but I’m not sure he’s the same man I fell in love with anymore. I’m scared he’d leave my heart bleeding at his feet. But worst, I’m scared we’d go back to… … hating each other.
The eagerly anticipated conclusion of Maddox’s and Lila’s story, I DARE YOU, book 2 of the Truth And Dare Duet.
Title: The Redpoint Crux Author: Morgan Shamy Genre: Gothic Fiction Release Date:09 June 2020
“Dark and achingly beautiful, The Redpoint Crux will break your heart then make you whole again. Shamy is a true storyteller with a gift for weaving wounded characters with twisting plots and a gorgeous, haunting world.” —Evelyn Skye, New York Times bestselling author of The Crown’s Game
“An addictive mystery woven into a tapestry of lush theatre and ballet lore.” —Wendy Higgins, New York Times Bestselling Author
Fans of The Phantom of the Opera and Black Swan will enjoy this thrilling debut.
When Megan Van Helsburg gets kicked off the U.S.A. Climbing Team, she has no choice but to return home and leave her climbing career behind. With no coach, no money, and no prospects, she joins the corps de ballet determined to improve her strength and agility. But the ballet theater is in dire straits. Not only do a series of murders break loose, but the ballerinas are becoming deathly thin and brain-dead. As Megan investigates, she meets Bellamy, a tortured young man who lives beneath the depths of the theater. Megan falls hard and fast for Bellamy, who becomes her mentor, but something is off about him.
It isn’t until the company announces they’re doing Giselle for the fall performance that Megan realizes the parallels between the ghost story and the lives around her. Megan must find a way to not only save her climbing career, but balance her feelings for Bellamy, and stop the murders and dying girls before she, too, is numbered among the dead.
One kiss and I forget that I’m supposed to hate her to my very core. This woman is beating up my heart and ruling my world.
Am I her bully… or is she mine?
(My Sweet Bully is a full length romance with all the delicious chemistry and tension that only a pair of 18 year olds in high school can bring. Drama, angst, and all the red-hot-love you trust me to write. xoxoxo)
Snow Frost is heir to the Winter Sector throne. Adopted daughter to the Queen of Mirrors, Vanessa, who is plotting against her and the kingdom, in a power move to end all power moves because bey-otches be bey-otches, yo!
This is my favorite X-Clan story so far. Ander Cain was a mean dope, IMO–he made me cry for an entire chapter. Elias is totally my WILF, and now Lexi C. Foss gave me another name to add to the WILF list in Sven Mickelson–who is getting his own book next in the series, Bariloche Sector. Swoon, I tell you. SWOON!
But Kazek Flor is my wolf, and he won’t be to everyone’s taste, but he’s tasty as all heckfire to me.
Winter’s Arrow is a retelling of Sleeping beauty omegaverse-style. Snow Frost is a Beta princess promised to the Alpha Enrique from the Bariloche Sector in an alliance mating devised by the Queen of Mirrors. Only Snow finds that there is something far sinister awaiting her on her wedding night. Feeling reckless, she gets a little mouthy with Alpha Kazek from the Norse Sector; instead of punishing her, he finds her tempting. And fate and Snow’s miscalculations land her at his feet when she attempts to escape. Only this is ain’t no fairytale.
Kazek is more smexy growl than bitter poisoned bite compared to Ander Cain, who was a bunch of emotional rocks (Sorry, Lexi C. Foss). Kaz’s brutal in many ways I can embrace, but Kaz lacks the prideful callousness that made me angry about a lot of what happened in Andorra Sector. I would say that Kaz is Ander done correctly (Sorry, Lexi C. Foss).
If I had to scour the book for a complaint, I would say that I wish the Snow’s/Winter’s Seven weren’t so similar. Overall they had little character development. They also had very little part in the story, and they were easy to confuse for one another other than Grum, who was part of the plot.
I loved Winter’s Arrow, and I can’t wait for Sven and Kari’s book!
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary advance copy of this book.
The Earl Not Taken is Pride and Prejudice on its head.
Rhys Draper, Earl of Marsden, has been harboring unrequited feelings for Poppy Arrington for years. The out-spoken wallflower is his sister’s dear friend, and despite his many attempts, she harbors nothing but contempt for him. The man believes that it’s her refusal that breeds his lust for her and that once she favors him, it will go away. But he’s suffering something far worse than pride, Rhys is head over heels for the unconventional miss, and there is no cure.
Title: The Fall of Sin Author: Bella J Genre: Dark Romance Release Date:13 May 2020
Secrets. Lies. Deception.
It’s all part of his vendetta, and so am I. He stole me, used me as one of his pawns by forcing me into a marriage I wanted no part of. I had to sign my name on the dotted line, and now he owns me…body, mind, and soul.
That’s why I ran. I had to escape the monster whose touch corrupted me. Break free from the man who seduced me, the beast who gave me a taste of the darkness.
But now I crave it. I need it. I need him.
I’m his to play with…until I break.
Distraction. Addictive. Toxic.
Mila wasn’t supposed to be anything more than a signature, a beautiful secret, a wife with no voice. Instead, she became an addiction, a complication that could cost me everything—a price I wasn’t willing to pay…until she ran from me.
Now, the game has changed, and the stakes are much higher. She thinks she’s seen the worst of me, convinced I couldn’t be more vicious and cruel. But I’m about to prove her wrong because I’ll risk everything to get what I want.