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Book Review: Midnight Fae Academy by Lexi C. Foss

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Title: Midnight Fae Academy (Midnight Fae Academy #1)
Author: Lexi C. Foss
Genre: Reverse Harem, Dark Fantasy Romance
My rating:
5 of 5 stars

Welcome to Lexi C. Foss’ Midnight Fae Academy, where all the sexy Midnight Fae come out to play.

Trayton Nacht? Book boyfriend material. Check
Kolstov Nacht? Book boyfriend material. Check
Headmaster Zephyrus? I’m not kicking him out of my bunk for cracker crumbs. Check, check.
Shade? 92% into Midnight Fae Academy, I fall completely and totally in love with Shadow. Team Shade 2020.

I’m unchecking boxes; I’m kicking Zeph out of my bunk for crumbs. I’m carving ‘Ali loves Shade 4eva’ in the drywall of my reading room (Don’t tell my husband. He just built me the reading room for Valentine’s Day).

Shadow doesn’t get a POV throughout, so it’s one of only a few peeks into his head. I honestly love the rogue. And he is a rogue. God, I do love rogues.

But wait, What is the Midnight Fae Academy, and who cares?

Midnight Fae Academy is where the Blood Fae go to learn to use their powers. At the same age that humans go to college, Midnight Fae start attending the academy. The Blood Lines, all Midnight Fae, King Nacht, and the Elite Blood, and the Council all live within the kingdom.

Aflora is the last heir to the Earth Fae Monarchy. She maintains the source of Earth magic; she’s royalty, and essential to the realm. She’s not a Blood Fae in any way.

Not only is it forbidden for Shadow to mate Aflora without the sanction of the Council, but it’s also a violation to bite someone against their will, and its a death sentence to mate with another fae species. 

After Shade breaks all these rules, the only thing keeping her alive is her royal blood. And she is stuck in the Midnight Fae realm mainly because his bite is changing her magic, and she isn’t weilding only elemental magic anymore. 

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Book Review: Creeping Beautiful by J.A. Huss

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Title: Creeping Beautiful (Creeping Beautiful #1)
Author: J.A. Huss
Genre: Psychological Fiction, Reverse Harem
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The first J.A. Huss book I read was Come from the Dirty, Dark, and Deadly series. 

That was it. It hooked me, here I was a shiny new J.A. Huss fan.

Harper is one of my all-time favorite FC, and James elite level dirty talker. Come, Come Back, Coming For You are books I’ve read multiple times. I followed them up with Rook and Ronin. The world she writes in is all tangled up. Many of her stories have cameos of past characters or reference past events. 

Indie Anna Accorsi’s heart is pulling her in four directions. She’s broken into a million pieces, so it’s easy for her heart to spread around willy-nilly. Each of her men serves a unique need: McKay is the nurturer/soul heal, Adam the ‘daddy’/soul guide, Donovan is the confidant/soulmate, and Nate is the BFF/soul share. 

The men she yearns for are very aware of who she is. They know what built her that way. In this world, looking out for number one is essential. Indie’s protectors would do anything to free her of one more moment of the hell that bore her.

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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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Book Review: Queen Sector by Lucy Auburn

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Title: Queen Sector (Zombie Year 2099 Collection)
Author: Lucy Auburn
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Reverse Harem
My rating:
2 of 5 stars

Let’s get the bad out of the way. 

Queen Sector is my least favorite Zombie Year 2099 story. 

Zombie Manhattan is the domain of a necromancer king who is a real prize (that is sarcasm). King Ulric has been building a zombie army by infecting the humans in this future view of NYC. And the only real threat to the King is the Fireflies: a group of rebel witches looking to free the island of His Necrohole reign. 

A little bit of Reverse Harem saves this from being something I would put down and not bother picking up until I was out of anything else to read. 

Mia and the Fireflies are planning a coup. The witches are going in to assassinate the King. The King has three necromancer sons though who rumor is, have the potential to be just as bad as their dead-raising-dad. To Mia’s misfortune, a new supernatural power reveals itself at the worst time, and now, she is unprepared to become the Queen of Zombie World 2099 despite the royal treatment she is getting while imprisoned.

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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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