Adult Fiction, Book Reviews, Bully Romance, College Romance, Dark Romance, NA Bully Romance, NA Romance, New Adult Fiction

Book Review: The Revenge You Seek by Tracy Lorraine

The Revenge You Seek by Tracy Lorraine
The Revenge You Seek by Tracy Lorraine
The Revenge You Seek by Tracy Lorraine
The Revenge You Seek by Tracy Lorraine

Title: The Revenge You Seek (Maddison Kings University #1)
Author: Tracy Lorraine
Genre: New Adult, Dark Romance
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a jerk!
I mean that. I don’t know if I mean Kane Legend or Scarlett Hunter, though. Both are kinda jerky. Jerkish? Jerksome. I don’t know what the term is. They are both jackholes, if you ask me. I like Letty a little more than Kane, but not by a whole lot. I think you are supposed to feel an abundance of sympathy for her, and I do. BUT she’s a McJerkyjerk.

So if you read the prequel, you know what happened the night eighteen months ago, and if you don’t, they refer to a sweaty something-something in a dirty puddle often enough to get the idea. Kane and Letty hate-effed the heckfire out of each other, and nothing good came of it.

Eighteen months later, the devil is back, and Letty has seen her nightmare come to life, in that Kane is the embodiment of some heartache unknown to us readers. Cliffhanger level stuff here.

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Book Reviews, Giveaways, Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance

Book Review: Unleashed by the Moon by L.P. Dover

Unleashed by the Moon by L.P. Dover
Unleashed by the Moon by L.P. Dover
Unleashed by the Moon by L.P. Dover
Unleashed by the Moon by L.P. Dover

Title: Unleashed by the Moon (Royal Shifters #4)
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Paranormal Romance
My rating:
3 of 5 stars

I’m a hard sell on this series. I’ve given a few of the books a try, and I’m not really blown away. I’d say, if anything, I’m okay with these stories. But nothing more than just okay with them–which is sad because I love shifter books. They are my kryptonite.

As the last full-blooded unmated Royal shifter female, Faith Storm has been sheltered all her life. Her protector, Micah, kept her safe from threats, but that means his life has been on hold while she’s waited for her mate.

When a threat shows in the form of Killian Vilkas, Faith is chased from her home, separated from her sense of comfort. All she has known is gone. Suddenly Faith is out amongst the packs, and the Royal Arctic Wolf finally has the chance to find her mate. But she falls in love with an Alpha before she recognizes who her mate is.

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Book Blitz, Book It, NA Romance, New Release

Release Blitz: Falling for the Opposition by Lola West

Falling for the Opposition by Lola West
Falling for the Opposition by Lola West
Falling for the Opposition by Lola West
Falling for the Opposition by Lola West

Title: Falling for the Opposition
Author: Lola West
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: 31 March 2021

Summary:

Talk about strange bedfellows…

Son of a conservative senator, Drew Scott doesn’t trust anyone and he’s certainly never known love, not even a shred. As long as the press perceives him as clean cut and on the up and up, his parents leave him to his own devices. His hollow existence is enough, until his eyes land on the swirling hips of a woman unlike any he’s ever known. 

Liberal, lovable, Lua Stienbeck grew up on a commune, and probably has an FBI file. She’s  smart, curvy, caring and on a mission to make the world a more just place. Despite all her lofty goals, Lua’s led a fairly sheltered life, protected by the community where she grew up. One act of kindness – helping a sexy stranger who is passed out and being tortured by hooligans – thrusts her into the limelight.

Lua and Drew should be on opposite sides but they just can’t seem to stop drifting across the aisle.  

Check out this Contemporary New Adult Enemies to Lovers – With a dark brooding hero and tons of laughs.  

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Contemporary Fiction, Giveaways, Interviews, Middle Grade, YA Fiction

Interview: Sarah Allen–Author of Breathing Underwater

Breathing Underwater by Sarah Allen
Breathing Underwater by Sarah Allen
Sarah Allen
Sarah Allen

Ali: Hello, Sarah! It’s so lovely to meet you. Congrats on the release, and thanks for the chance to talk about Breathing Underwater. Could you take a moment and introduce yourself?
Sarah: Hello hello! Thank you so much for having me, it’s a pleasure! I am originally from Utah, and the oldest of eight kids. I’ve also had some experience living in San Francisco, Seattle, Las Vegas, and DC. I got an MFA in fiction from Brigham Young University and now I’m getting a second MFA in poetry from the University of South Florida in Tampa. I’ve wanted to be a writer since I could first read, and since those days when Ramona and the Pevensies were some of my best childhood friends! My other obsessions are things like David Attenborough documentaries, Broadway music, anything with caramel, Pixar movies, and Colin Firth. I’m excited to share Olivia and Ruth’s journey with you all!

Breathing Underwater’s blurb begins with “Breathing Underwater is a sparkly, moving middle-grade novel from Sarah Allen, and a big-hearted exploration of sisterhood, dreams, and what it means to be there for someone you love.” Tell us more about that, if you would, please!
I started writing this book during a time in my life when so many of my loved ones, best friends and my family, were going through some very hard, tender things, including some serious struggles with mental illness. I was desperate to find a way to help, and the answer to what I could do seemed to be…not much. So I wrote. I wrote about a girl struggling to learn how to help her sister, and learning that loving her and accepting her for who she is really was enough. I learned so much about myself along the way.

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Adult Fiction, Book Blitz, Book It, Sci-fi Romance

Book Blitz: Alien King Crashes the Wedding by Becca Brayden

Alien King Crashes the Wedding by Becca Brayden
Alien King Crashes the Wedding by Becca Brayden
Alien King Crashes the Wedding by Becca Brayden
Alien King Crashes the Wedding by Becca Brayden

Title: Alien King Crashes The Wedding (Lumerian Knights #1)
Author: Becca Brayden
Genre: Adult, Romance, Science Fiction
Release Date: 07 August 2019

Summary:

Art dealer Sasha Montgomery is both nervous and thrilled to be invited to the Caldorian Earth Base for her best friend’s wedding to an alien warrior. One, she’s never seen an alien up close, and two, she made a promise to be there, no matter how much the idea of being surrounded by hundreds of huge alien warriors frightens her.

She thinks she’s got it all under control, until Dagan, the groom’s best friend, crashes the wedding. He’s smoking hot—way too hot to be an alien—and determined to seduce her.

Sasha gives in to passion with unexpected consequences. Ancient power rises in response to their new-found bond, and the once innocent Sasha discovers that Dagan has been keeping secrets. He’s not just another warrior, he’s a king, and the power rising between them hasn’t been seen in a millennium.

Sasha must learn to control the force clawing its way through her body…or destroy them all.

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Book Reviews, Coming of Age, High School Romance, YA Romance

Book Review: Wallflower by Cookie O’Gorman

Wallflower by Cookie O'Gorman
Wallflower by Cookie O'Gorman
Wallflower by Cookie O'Gorman
Wallflower by Cookie O’Gorman

Title: Wallflower
Author: Cookie O’Gorman
Genre: YA Romance
My rating:
5 of 5 stars

Dare Frost is just the sort of book boyfriend I needed this week. 

When Viola Kent says she likes being under the radar, she means it. She doesn’t want to be part of the crowd, and in the spotlight, she means it. And when she says she doesn’t need any more friends, she means it. So color her furious when she finds her father is trying to manipulate the school playboy and sports star to be her new best friend. Just because her dad is his coach doesn’t mean that Dare owes him the favor of feeling bad for Viola with him. 

Fear Viola once she discovers her dad’s duplicity. Because now the manipulated becomes the manipulator, and her ideas include using Dare to show her dad his idea was terrible, by pretending Dare is her new boyfriend. 

Oh, but Dare is an incredible boyfriend, and Viola is so lucky. She just hit the lottery. He is one in a million. I personally would trade all the other men I read about this week for Dare in a second and he was one of seven. #LetsKeepDare

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Academy Romance, Book Blitz, Book It, High School Romance, Reverse Harem

Series Blitz: Gifted Academy Series by Michelle Hercules

Gifted Academy by Michelle Hercules
Gifted Academy by Michelle Hercules

Wicked Gods by Michelle Hercules
Wicked Gods by Michelle Hercules

Title: Wicked Gods (Gifted Academy #1)
Author: Michelle Hercules
Genre: Reverse Harem
Release Date: 08 August 2019

Summary:

Nowhere is safe when the gods are wicked.

Since the beginning of times, there have always been two sides: Norms and Idols.

But never have the scales been so unbalanced as they are today.

I’m a Norm, which means, I grew up in fear of the Idols and their godly powers.

And now, I’m going to be surrounded by them, day and night. I’ve been offered a place at the prestigious Gifted Academy, an opportunity very few Norms get.

To survive, I must become invisible. But my hope to get through the academy unscathed goes down the drain when the most powerful boys in school set their eyes on me.

They hate me simply because I’m a Norm. If they knew who I truly am, they’d tear me apart limb by limb. But I’m done cowering away from Idols. It’s time for the Norms to fight back, and it all starts with me.

*Disclaimer: Due to mature content, this book is recommended to readers 18+. It contains situations that may be triggering to some readers.

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Book Reviews, Contemporary Fantasy, Mystery

Book Review: The Muse by Lauren Blakely

The Muse by Lauren Blakely
The Muse by Lauren Blakely
The Muse by Lauren Blakely
The Muse by Lauren Blakely

Title: The Muse (Beautiful Magic #1)
Author: Lauren Blakely
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Julien Granier is a connoisseur of fine art. Art speaks to him. Now he unimaginably begins to live it. At night at the Musée d’Orsay it comes to life to breathe, entertain and interact with him. A beautiful experience only he sees. 

“Museums are like churches for art. Sacred spaces or holy ground or something.”

When a new Renoir is scheduled to show, Julien immediately feels connected to the woman in the painting. He can’t wait until she comes to him and can interact with him. When she finally comes to life, he is sunk in love with Clio, a woman unlike any he’s met or imagined.

“Yes, that’s it. We come like pilgrims to an abbey to see them.”

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Book Blitz, Book It, Contemporary Romance, New Release, Second Chance Romance

Release Blitz: Sins or Secrets by Khardine Gray

Sins or Secrets by Khardine Gray
Sins or Secrets by Khardine Gray
Sins or Secrets by Khardine Gray
Sins or Secrets by Khardine Gray

Title: Sins or Secrets
Author: Khardine Gray
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date:
11 March 2021

Summary:

There’s a lot to know about me.
I could start with my sins or my secrets.
But they are one and the same: I’m a liar.
 
Ten years ago, I left Logan.
My lies destroyed us.
But… what he didn’t know was I lied because I had to.
It was the only way to protect him from my father’s cruel hand.
 
That last goodbye was supposed to be forever.
I left town and never expected to see him again.
Then Aunt Lily died, and I returned home.
Not knowing her will would open Pandora’s box.
 
Her will threw me right back in Logan’s path, and back in his bed.
But he’s not the boy I left behind.
He’s the irresistible, tempting ex-marine women put on their wish list.
And our attraction is incinerating.
All consuming.
Undeniable.
And, unlike the past, there’s no one standing in our way.
There’s nothing to stop us.
Except me.
 
The residue of my sins and secrets arise demanding repayment.
 
And they might destroy us all over again.

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