Book Blitz for Wicked Misery by Tracey Martin

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Wicked Misery
Tracey Martin
(Miss Misery #1)
Published by: Samhain Publishing
Publication date: October 7th 2014
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy

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It s all quasi-legal fun until somebody gets framed for murder.

Jessica Moore thrives on misery. Literally. Thanks to a goblin’s curse, she gets a magical high from humanity’s suffering. A shameful talent like that could bury a girl in guilt, so to atone, she uses her dark power to hunt murderers, rapists and other scumbags until one of them frames her for his crimes.

In desperation, Jessica seeks refuge with the one person she trusts to not turn her in, a satyr named Lucen. Like every member of his race, Lucen uses his lusty magic to control Boston’s human population, and Jessica isn’t immune to his power. But the murder victims belonged to a rival race, and when they discover Lucen is harboring Jessica, dodging the cops becomes the least of her problems.

With only five days to find the real killer, Jessica faces a danger far more serious than the brewing magical war. The danger of succumbing to Lucen’s molten seduction.

Warning: Contains a heroine with a lust for misery, creepy murders, and creepier goblins, satyrs so hot you’d sell your soul for one, and scaly sewer rats masquerading as dragons. Who said magic was all sparkles and tiaras?

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Lucen hung up, and I jogged the rest of the way down the block to the bar. He was already outside by the time I got there, looking freshly showered in jeans but no shirt or shoes. His blond waves dripped water on broad shoulders. I winced. He’d better put on a shirt soon or I was going to have a hard time concentrating. Yeah, being framed for murder sounded like it should easily take precedence over a chiseled chest and a six-pack, but only to someone who never spent time around satyrs. I couldn’t take my eyes off him.

Lucen stood on the stoop next to the bar, holding the front door open. “Come on in.”

“I didn’t know you lived above The Lair.”

“There’s lots you don’t know about me because you’re always running away.”

I squeezed past him, getting a good whiff of his cinnamon-tinged skin and undoubtedly a good dose of his lusty magic. My hands twitched, eager to attach themselves to that broad swath of chest and trace every contour of muscle, to follow that thin line of blond hairs on his stomach to where it disappeared into his waistband and beyond. I dug my nails into my palms. The pain helped, but not as much as usual. “I hate to be rude since you’re doing me a huge favor, but could you put on a shirt?”

“If you insist, or you could take off yours and call it even.”

“I’m being framed for murder. I’ve got more important things to worry about than whether I’m wearing my pretty bra.”

Abruptly, some of my lust subsided, pulled back almost as though a blanket had been tugged off my skin. Lucen gaped at me, his eyes filled with shock.

Could he do that? Keep a handle on his power if he wanted to? Granted, not all my desire had disappeared, but the worst of it had. Damn it, if I didn’t need his goodwill right now—whatever little goodwill a satyr might have, that was—I’d want to kill him for never bothering to do this before.

“Have a seat. I’ll be right back.” He disappeared to the right, and feet pounded up some unseen stairs.

I wandered deeper into his apartment, not expecting to find it so light and airy. The kitchen was immediately to my left. Through a doorway I could see steps, and beyond that a small, tastefully decorated living room. Muted sunlight seeped into the joint kitchen and dining area through linen drapes. I pulled them aside and discovered sliding doors leading onto a small deck that overlooked a parking lot. All in all, not a bad spot. But then, rents in Shadowtown were cheaper than almost anywhere else in the Boston area. For all I knew, Lucen owned this entire building.

He was right in that regard. I’d never bothered to learn much about him. Prolonged conversations had always felt like an invitation for trouble.

With that thought in mind, I plunked myself down at the kitchen table, wondering whether this had been a bad idea of Biblical proportions. Until now, I’d never exactly sought out Lucen’s company. Since the beginning of our relationship, it had always been the other way around. After all, most of the major religions taught that preds were on this planet to tempt humanity to ruin, and I usually saw no point in throwing myself at temptation.

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Tracey Martin grew up outside of Philadelphia, the lucky recipient of a drama-free childhood, which is why she spent so much time reading about other people’s lives. It was while she was working on her doctorate in psychology that she had an epiphany–imaginary people are way more fun than real ones. And so she began writing. Never able to choose just one of anything, she currently writes both urban fantasy for adults and contemporary stories for teens.

She likes her coffee simple, her music epic, and her movies to contain explosions. A city girl at heart, she doesn’t understand how she and her husband ended up living in New Hampshire, but writing keeps her off the mean, small town streets. You can find her online at tracey-martin.com.

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Book Blitz for Rising From Dust by Martine Carlsson

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Rising From Dust
by Martine Carlsson
Light from Aphelion #1
Publication Date: January 8, 2016
Genres: Historical, Fantasy

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Synopsis: FIGHT FOR JUSTICE. DIE FOR LOVE.

War is raging in the kingdom of Trevalden. Up north in the Frozen Mountains, the amnesic hermit Selen survives as the pariah in his community. Drawn by a mysterious call, he travels to Trevalden and meets Louis, an enigmatic archivist. Together, as Selen remembers his past, they face the desolation of war with a group of misfits. For the sake of the people, they fight back the king’s armies, prepared to meet death…or a new dawn. As Selen and Louis understand that their feelings for each other may be their undoing, they are torn between their emotions and the greater good. But in the end, what is the greater good?

While they try to find their place in an unknown world, they carry a secret that will shatter the society and make them realize that the hardest fights are not against dragons but within oneself.

Rising from Dust is an epic journey where gritty fantasy and history cross paths. A graphic story of loyalty, violence, magic, court plots, and unwavering love where no one is what they seem.

Please note: This book contains graphic scenes and is an M/M story intended for adult readers.

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“Whatever I am looking for, it’s hidden here,” Louis said and looked at the sign of the Wounded Owl Inn. It was time he arrived. His heart inflamed his lungs. His hands in his gloves were moist, and his vision had blurred a few times.

The place was built with white stone, and judging by the thickness of the ivy that grew on the north wall, it had probably stood there for a hundred years. The inn was big, with a long red tile roof and half-timbered walls. Louis looked at the stained-glass windows of different colors. Only rich taverns in cities could afford such luxury. To be so impressive, this place was probably the only resting spot on the main road for miles. He walked towards the porch. Like a moat around a castle, the inn was circled by a stream, which also could have been waste waters. A stone bridge connected the alley to the entrance gate.

A young lad in dusty outfits approached him. “Should I take care of your horse, my lord?”

“I’m no lord, but yes, you can,” Louis answered. As he dismounted, his head spun. He closed his eyes a few seconds. “How big is this place?”

“You have the stables at your right, over there. On the left is the inn. Though, I think the inn is full for the night. There is an inner garden that you can reach from the west side of the main room. This gate is the only entrance,” the lad explained.

So, that door would be the only exit should he meet someone nasty inside the inn. Louis was not reassured at all. “Thank you. That will be all.” Louis gave the lad a coin, handed him his horse’s bridle, and headed to the inn’s main door across the inner yard.

As Louis pushed the door, the smell of tobacco and cabbage fried in grease with onions welcomed him. He put a hand on his mouth. The tavern was crowded with all kinds of folk, each more suspicious and shabby looking than the other. The customers’ loud chatting covered the distant sound of a bard’s lute. His eyes narrowed when he stared at the faces. Under his cloak, Louis reached for the pommel of his sword. No eyes crossed his. No one reacted to his presence. Still, it was here, somewhere.

The heat in his chest was suffocating. He pushed his hood back. The terrible smell made his stomach contract again. In search for some fresh air, he noticed the open door on the other side, the one that led to the inner garden. He took a few unsteady steps towards the doorframe and leaned against it. The cold air of the evening felt wonderful on his face. The garden was full of colorful flowers. This enchanting place was a stark contrast to the main room of the tavern. Someone sat in the alley.

The pain in his heart stopped. The nausea left him. Could the something he was after be a someone? Louis approached with his hand on his sword. “Whoever you are, turn around and show yourself,” Louis commanded.

The person in front of him rose slowly and turned, pushing his hood back. The pain Louis had felt in his heart came back stronger than ever, but it was another kind of pain this time. The man had long hair the color of lilacs cascading down his back to his thighs. His face had the most delicate features Louis had ever seen. But above all, it was the man’s eyes that caught his attention. He had eyes of the purest green, expressing the most infinite kindness. Louis was drawn out of his amazement when the man opened his plump, curved mouth.

“My name is Selen. I’ve been waiting for you,” the man said with a smile and a hint of a blush.

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Martine Carlsson

Martine Carlsson lives in the middle of the Swedish forest. She is French, educated librarian, and studied history at the University of Liege. She takes her inspiration from the nature around her, from her roots in Brittany, and from fascinating parts from the European history. Therefore, it is not uncommon to read in her stories about forest creatures meeting peculiar characters in a detailed, historical-based background. She enjoys writing fantasy, especially a mix between harsh realism and magical wonders. Rising from Dust is her first novel and the first volume of the series Light from Aphelion.

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ARC Review for Almost Midnight by C.C. Hunter

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Almost Midnight
Author: C.C. Hunter
Series: Shadow Falls: After Dark, #3.5
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy
Pub Date: February 2, 2016
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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A vampire and a werewolf who never fit in. A witch whose spells don’t always work as planned. And a mysterious new guy who’s hiding something. Together they will discover who they’re meant to be…

Hidden from the human world, Shadow Falls is a secret camp for teens with supernatural powers. But for four very different teens, it’s much more than just a camp-it’s where their destinies will unfold.

Independent and strong-willed Della Tsang didn’t believe in vampires…until she became one. Chase Tallman is the newest member of Shadow Falls, but what made him into the sexy, mysterious vampire he is today? And what led him to Della Tsang? For Miranda Kane, magic has always been something she’s struggled with-until she finally has a chance to prove herself a witch to be reckoned with. And for Fredericka Lakota, the one guy who challenges her the most will lead her to the life she’s always wanted.

C. C. Hunter’s New York Times bestselling Shadow Falls series captured hearts all over the world. Now available in print for the first time, these enchanting novellas will reveal a side of the camp that you’ve never seen before…and live in your heart forever.

Fans won’t want to miss these four remarkable stories of love, magic and friendship in Almost Midnight.

 

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Lately I haven’t been reading a lot of young adult books but I actually love reading books from this author. Now this book is a collection of all the Novellas in this series. I always love reading more from the Shadow Falls gang so I was so excited to read this book. Finally we have this book in print because I actually love have an original book with the entire collection of novellas.

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Now the book starts off with the first novella of Della’s story. It is called Turned At Dark in that book we see or learn how Della actually become a vampire. We got to see a first glimpse of Della’s home life and what makes her tick. Saved At Sunrise will be the first mission Della went on for the FRU. The FRU is what we call the FBI in the supernatural world.  It has always been Della’s dream of joining the FRU and finally she gets a chance to do so but sadly she could not go alone. Burnett paired her off with Steve anyway I enjoyed seeing their partnership grow and over the moon that it started to grow into something more.

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In the novella of Unbreakable we get to see the first glimpse of the very sexy and mysterious vampire, Chase. Here we learn how he became a vampire and how he knows so much of the reborn vampires. I for one always wondered how he knew so much about that. Della’s life was long before intertwined with Chases even before they met and trust me this story made me love Chase so much more. Spellbinder was now the first ever book or novella of Miranda and I really wish she would get her own full series or something. Anyway she goes to Paris for a top spot in a spell casting competition and Perry is also in Paris. She wants to see Perry again, she still loves him no matter what he said for her to move on. I just want them to get back together! What Miranda did not expect would happen to her when she went to Paris was being thrown into a supernatural mystery that the FRU tries to figure out. Miranda learns so much about herself and her family which I tell you was quite shocking. The last novella in this book is Fierce written about Fredericka. I always hated her in the Shadow Falls series but trust me this book changed the view I see her. I felt so bad for Fredericka and I was rooting for her to find some happiness. That ending I loved so much and I want to know where her story might take her.

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I would easily reread this book and I really want so much more of this author. Maybe something like a series for Miranda. I want to see her having a happy ever after and then I also want more from Fredericka. This was a nice quick read and I enjoyed it immensely. I highly recommend this collection of novellas.

 

 

 

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C.C. Hunter grew up in Alabama, where she caught lightning bugs, ran barefoot, and regularly rescued potential princes, in the form of Alabama bullfrogs, from her brothers. Today, she’s still fascinated with lightning bugs, mostly wears shoes, but has turned her focus to rescuing mammals. She now lives in Texas with her four rescued cats, one dog, and a prince of a husband, who for the record, is so not a frog. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, spending time with her family, or is shooting things-with a camera, not a gun.

C.C. Hunter is a pseudonym. Her real name is Christie Craig and she also writes humorous romantic suspense romance novels for Grand Central. www.christie-craig.com

C.C. would love to hear from you. Because of deadlines, it may take her a day or so to get back with you, but she will reply. cc@cchunterbooks.com

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Book Blitz for Waging War by April White

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Waging War
by April White
Publication Date: January 26, 2015
Genres: Historical, Romance, Fantasy, Time Travel

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War is being waged against the Descendants and Saira Elian is desperate to stop the Mongers’ savage bid for power…

Saira’s search for kidnapped mixed-bloods draws her into the Mongers’ stronghold, revealing the horrible truth behind the irresistible Monger ring and the vile plan to cleanse Family bloodlines … permanently.

To prevent a brutal massacre, Saira and Ringo travel back to Bletchley Park during World War II where they team up with Archer from the past to crack a Nazi code and expose a Monger traitor intent on changing the course of history. They team with a female commando from the French resistance to hunt down an elite unit of Monger soldiers – Hitler’s Werewolves – before the terror squad can strike a fatal blow at the heart of the Allied war effort.

Their desperate manhunt drags Saira, Archer, and Ringo into the London underground on the eve of a Nazi bombing raid where they come face-to-face with the Monger assassin on a suicide mission to split Time. With the lives of all mixed-bloods in peril, Saira must make a sacrifice that even Time and love may never forgive.

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APRIL WHITE has been a film producer, private investigator, bouncer, teacher and screenwriter. She has climbed in the Himalayas, lived on a gold mine in the Yukon, and survived a shipwreck. She and her husband live in Southern California with their two sons, dog, various chickens, and a lifetime collection of books. April wrote her first novel, Marking Time because it’s what she wanted to read, and now needs to finish the five book series so she can find out what happens next.

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Cover Reveal for Blood Spelled by Gayle Parness

Blood Spelled
by Galey Parness
Publication Date: March 30, 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal

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With Charlie back safely from his adventure in Faerie and the Unseelie Realm, Jackie believes she’ll have a chance to relax. However, she quickly finds herself engaged in a quarrel with her overprotective family over what role she should play in the battle that’s brewing between Faerie and the Demon Realm. She wants to be on the front lines, but Garrett and Charlie disagree, suggesting that because she’s a natural healer, her talents would serve the army best if she worked the medical unit.

But Jackie has other ideas. Taking matters into her own hands, she gets busy with a new project, enlisting the help of some key friends to train a group of female fae who’ve never once wielded a weapon. With the threat of war breathing down their necks, why shouldn’t all females have a chance to learn to defend their homes, their families and themselves?

Happily distracted by her future plans, Jackie lets her guard down, placing herself in danger. Suddenly nothing is as it seems and Jackie is forced to cooperate with the one creature who holds her life and the lives of her family in the palms of her icy hands. Jackie is changed forever, and fears it may put an insurmountable rift between her and her loved ones.

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PictureA theatre major in college, Gayle’s spent many joyful hours working as a stage manager, production manager and costume designer for several different New York and California community theatre companies. Working with the Staten Island Children’s Theatre has been her favorite occupation, as she’s enjoyed watching the kids grow from little squirts in the chorus, to talented performers taking on leading roles.

Rebirth was her first book, and now that she’s written eleven she can say with all honesty she is having WAY too much fun telling her paranormal stories and has no intention of stopping anytime soon.

Gayle is the proud mom of two daughters who will always be her greatest gifts. Because they are also huge fans of the genre, they’re keeping her on her toes, editing her work and often telling her that ‘nobody says that anymore.’

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Review for Gena Showalter’s Atlantis Series Bundle Book

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Gena Showalter’s Atlantis Series Bundle
Author: Gena Showalter
Series: Atlantis Series
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Pub Date: September 1, 2009
Publisher: HQN Bookss
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Discover New York Times bestselling Gena Showalter’s mythical world of immortals, magic and dark seduction in the Atlantis series! Now, you can download all five stories in this sexy, supernatural series in one convenient download. Bundle includes Heart of the Dragon, Jewel of Atlantis, The Nymph King, The Vampire’s Bride and The Amazon’s Curse.

“Showalter has created a ripe mythological world populated with fascinating creatures and dark lore….For extraordinary escapism, read this book.” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews on Jewel of Atlantis

 

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First off all I have been looking a good paranormal series to read an this is one great series! This series has five novels and I read them in like two days. As this was a real quick read for me. This book had sexy, swoon worthy alpha males and trust me i loved all the men. Each book in this bundle could be read as a standalone. I also liked all those strong women in this series especially the Amazon worrier.

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Anyway i love stories with dragons and vampires. I also like that this bundle had supernatural creates that I have never  read about. This is also the first book that I read from this author and trust me I will easily go and read more novels from her. I loved the men in this series but I especially loved Darius and Valerian. The guy I did not like was Grayson James because what he mostly thought about was sex and in my eyes sex is not all that is important! Also Jewel of Atlantis was a little obvious especially with that blurb. I liked The Vampire’s Bride but it could have been better for me, i mean it was like a hunger games style with contestants trying to survive on a island.

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my favorite book in this bundle was The Nymph King. I mean I loved Shaye is much because she is a strong independent women who did not fall all over herself when she first saw the nymphs. Especially when every women fall all over them selves when they are near a nymph. The nymphs and Dragons are my favorite characters in this series. What I love about this series is that even though it can be read as standalone the characters still intertwine with each other. These books are all told in dual pov and sometimes we got a narration from other characters in this book. Obviously they are the minor characters but I still liked reading how they got their happy ever after.

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Heart of Dragon~ 4 Hearts (I loved dragons so much! I would easily reread this book)

Jewel of Atlantis ~ 3 Hearts

The Nymph King ~ 4 Hearts (I loved this book so much!)

The Vampire’s Bride ~4 Hearts (Finally happy that Layel found happiness again!)

The Amazon’s Curse ~ 3 Hearts

Basically this is one good book that is a enjoyable read. If you need something paranormal then this bundle is a good enough book to read because you get something of everything. Anyway it is a quick read but this book you might either hate it or love it. I fall under loving it. And I cant wait to read more books from this author.

 

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Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, two young adult series–Everlife and the White Rabbit Chronicles–and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series.  In addition to being a National Reader’s Choice and two time RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan (Red Hot Read) and Seventeen magazine, she’s appeared onNightline and been mentioned in Orange is the New Black–if you ask her about it, she’ll talk for hours…hours!  Her books have been translated in multiple languages.

She’s hard at work on her next novel, a tale featuring an alpha male with a dark side and the strong woman who brings him to his knees. You can learn more about Gena, her menagerie of rescue dogs, and all her upcoming books atgenashowalter.com or Facebook.com/genashowalterfan

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Review for Forever Fae (Forever Fae #1) by L.P. Dover

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by L.P. Dover
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date:  September 7, 2013
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal,Romance, Fantasy
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**First installment in the Forever Fae series by NYT and  USA TODAY Bestselling author, L.P. DOVER.**

He leans down, lips parted, and then our lips connect … We didn’t know that this one kiss has FOREVER changed the Land of the Fae.

According to the Prophecy proclaimed many years ago, Princess Calista of the Summer Court is destined to change the Land of the Fae from the evil determined to destroy it. Her powers are phenomenal, and she secretly trains for battle with her handsome warrior friend, Merrick, who unbeknownst to her protects her heart as well, in hopes of keeping it for himself. At least, until the seductive Prince Ryder attends the Guardian Ceremony and instantly sends a fire burning through her veins and a connection so deep they both discover a love above anything imaginable.

No one knows how Calista is destined to change the kingdoms, but there is one that does. He not only craves Calista’s power, but her body as well, and his goal is to steal her power, make her his Dark Queen, and take over the Land of the Fae.
Will the evil succeed in claiming Calista’s soul? Or will the two men that fight for her heart save her from despair, and help her fulfill her destiny to become what she was meant to be.

**Does contain some graphic language and sexual content. May not be suitable for young adults.**

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I have mixed feelings when it comes to this novel. It was such an easy a quick read like most of L.P. Dover’s books are to me. Lately I have been in this book slump where I only want to read paranormal novels so this came out handy. Anyway I’m very picky when it comes to reading about fae so yeah once again I have mixed feelings with this.

Anyway this book is about the oldest princess of the summer fae Calista who just become old enough to get her own guardian. It is tradition for when every royal princess turns 21 they get their own guardian.  Someone who would die protecting them. Now to choose the correct guardian the guards have to fight each other until last one stands. Off course they don’t kill each other. They always make a big deal about choosing the guardians so every fae comes from all over the land of the fae to see who Callista’s guardian will be. That is where she sees Ryder Prince of the winter fae for the first time. It is told that these two are the beginning of a prophecy where they can save the Land of the Fae from great evil. This dark sorcerer has his sight set on Callista and he want her to become his dark queen right after he took nearly all her power. Now Ryder and Callista did not think them the beginning of the prophecy. They figured that out after the first kiss.  I mean who would think something like that would happen the moment they kissed, it was shocking to say the least.

Anyway there are a few things that I did not like about this book. I mean this book was enjoyable and I did read it one day but as I said somethings just annoyed me.

First was I really did not like that instant love going on. I mean I have read a lot of book with insta love but this instant love was just damn weird in my eyes. Who in their right mind would ask for the person’s hand in marriage less than two days after they met. Seriously there is something called dating!

Second thing is you want to marry your girl but yet you don’t trust her! That is one reason why you should get to know the girl first before you think of marrying. And I mean with time you learn to trust. This guy had some trust issues… he trust the wrong guy even when he suspected there was something wrong with his friend and knowing that, he still did not trust Callista even after she told him she has no feelings for Merrick, her best friend and guardian.

Third thing is that the two men in her life did not even listen to Callista and because of that very reason, she did the only thing she could think of at the time so they would stop fighting each other and that was tying them up with her earth magic. Now that is the reason she was put in such danger.

Those are the main reasons why I could not go higher with the rating. So basically this is a good book but it would be one of the books that you either love or hate. I found it enjoyable so I wonder how the other books will be in the series. I will get to the other books soon…. I hope. So yes you need to reserve judgement on this book and read it yourselves because I don’t know what you like but for me I would reread it again because I did like it I just wish some of the issues I had could have changed.

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can’t forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over twenty novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed & Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

L.P. Dover is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency and Italia Gandolfo of Gandolfo Helin & Fountain Literary Management for dramatic rights

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Review for Oblivion by Jennifer L. Armentrout


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Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: December 1, 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal,Romance, Fantasy
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Oblivion is the hotly-anticipated follow-up to New York Timesbestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s megaselling Lux series, written from the point of view of Daemon Black.

I knew the moment Katy Swartz moved in next door, there was going to be trouble. Lots of it.
And trouble’s the last thing I need, since I’m not exactly from around here. My people arrived on Earth from Lux, a planet thirteen billion light years away. Plus, if there’s one thing I know, it’s that humans can’t be trusted. We scare them. We can do things they only dream about, and honestly, we make them look weak as hell. ‘Cuz they are.

But Kat is getting to me in ways no one else has, and I can’t stop myself from wanting her – or wanting to use my powers to protect her. She makes me weak, and I’m the strongest of our kind, tasked with protecting us all. So this one simple girl…she can mean the end for us. Because the Luxen have an even bigger enemy – the Arum, and I need to stay on my game.

Falling for Katy – a human – won’t just place her in danger. It could get us all killed, and that’s one thing I’ll never let happen…

Re-live the thrilling, pulse-pounding action and epic romance of Daemon and Katy’s story all over again.

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5+ Rating

“I’ve always found that the most beautiful people, truly beautiful inside and out, are the ones who are quietly unaware of their effect. The ones who throw their beauty around, waste what they have? Their beauty is only passing. It’s just a shell hiding nothing but shadows and emptiness.” 

Let me tell you one thing. This novel was a gift to all Daemon Black fans! I absolutely adore the Lux Series and Daemon is just my top favourite book boyfriend! Now if you don’t know by now Jennifer is one of my absolute favorite authors so when I heard about Oblivion… I sort of freaked and I wanted the book the moment I heard about it which meant the wait was torture! Now Oblivion was written in Daemon’s POV and let me just say WOW! I FELL DEEPER IN LOVE WITH DAEMON! ❤  I was in heaven the moment I started this novel! This novel is such a treasure and I still wish for my own Daemon Black! Here we not only got Daemon’s POV from Obsidian but we also got Onyx and Opal! WOW. Just wow…. I’m struggling to put my feelings into words right now! I thought waiting awhile before I review should make it easier for me but no I was hugely mistaken!

“Huh. Perhaps I was a bit too much of a dick the first two times I talked to her. Good thing she didn’t know I briefly considered burning her house down.” 

I never thought I would like the Daemon’s POV of Obsidian, Onyx and Opal more than Katy’s but I did. Maybe that was because Blake was more in Katy’s book than Daemon’s and I did loathe Blake! I still do and Kat was a total idiot when it came to trusting Blake!!!!!! Anyway as you remember in the beginning of Obsidian Daemon was one of the biggest douche’s I have ever heard of but that was obviously a reason to it. He was unapologetic about being a jerk because he was doing it for everyone’s best interest. Daemon is cocky, powerful, intelligent and downright sexy. He is fearless and sarcastic and his been given a horrible hand when it comes to his loss and family is the most important thing to him. I mean nothing else matters more than his family. He would do absolutely everything for his sister Dee even be extremely mean to his new neighbour Katy, telling her to stay away from Dee. What made him this great guy in my eyes? Well that is his protectiveness and his sense of responsibility. We all know now that Dee hiding his car keys to talk to Katy was a total lie and only an excuse to talk and be with her.

Daemon’s POV gives us the insight at how hard he fought against getting to know Katy and despite his resistance, he was the one who made mistakes and put Katy in danger, not Dee like worried about. I loved seeing the interaction he had with Dee and Adam and how much he missed Dawson. I also found out that Dee told Adam before all the others knew about Katy.  While Daemon isn’t one of those guys who would talk about his feelings, he is most definitely the guy you want on your side when it comes to defending and protecting. You figure out soon enough that Daemon has no patience what so ever and if he does not tolerate anyone’s crap. Trust me a mad Daemon is on scary Daemon- which means his enemies should run the other way the moment they see an angry Daemon!!!

“And because I was competing for world’s biggest dumbass, I stayed out there, in the trees, stomach grumbling like a damn engine, and helped her carry in box after box without her even knowing.” 

The moment I started with this novel… my love for Daemon Black was rekindled tenfold. Like I said before he is cocky, powerful, intelligent and downright sexy but he is also arrogant, lovable, loyal, courageous, snarky and I felt a part of this story! I loved that inner dialogue he had with himself. I loved readings about the scenes that Katy was not involved in from Obsidian and I enjoyed getting to know more about the Thompsons. I especially loved the beginning when Daemon first saw Katy and what he first thought and did about her. He became like a total stalker in the beginning. I’m glad that JLA touched all of the most important scenes from the Lux series but I loved all the extra scenes so much more!!! This novel was all Daemon! We got to see him on a deeper lever and learn so much more about his motivations, fears, and desires. I loved seeing how he thrive on getting Katy all riled up and bringing out her claws. 😛 It was one turn on for him and he became a master at pushing her buttons. I loved seeing how hard he fought to stay away from her yet all that fighting was useless she had a strong pull on him. Katy just crept under that enclosed bubble he had around him. We saw how much he regretted hurting Katy in the beginning and he felt the pain of it too. Now trust me as a reader it was such a privilege seeing Daemon fall in love with Katy before he even realized it. Matthew is the one who saw it first. They are the ultimate perfect couple.

“Katy. Her name was Katy. Reminded me of Kitty. Kitty cat. Kitten. Look at me, putting all these words together.” 

What can I say a guy like Daemon thrives on a challenges and he has met his match when it came to Katy because she would not back down. Also seeing Daemon transform into the guy that loves Katy more than anything and there isn’t anything he would not do for her! What else can I say? I loved being in Daemon’s head! I loved all his attitude moments, sweeter moments and even the moments when he berated himself for his attitude and sweet moments! Still one of my favorites scenes is the spaghetti scene! I mean how did I forget about that scene?!

Everything about Oblivion was truly perfect and amazing! All I need now is to find myself a Daemon Black! Oblivion was romantic, swoon-worthy, addictive and so exhilarating! This was the perfect novel for Lux Fans and you don’t want to miss out on this novel! Trust me you will fall harder and deeper for Daemon, as he shows us all those sides of himself! This novel  deserves me than a 5 rating!

“I knew right then I would burn down the whole universe for her if I had to. I would do anything to keep her safe. Kill. Heal. Die. Anything. Because she was my everything.” 

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IMG_0860# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.

She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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Review for A Demon’s Dark Embrace by Amelia Hutchins

 

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Publisher: Amelia Hutchins
Publication Date: November 9, 2015
Genres:  Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Fantasy
Format: eBook
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From betrayal and pain, can two very different worlds be saved? A naïve beauty… Olivia has never questioned the teachings of the Witches Guild, never questioned the Elders; it’s the only life she’s ever known. An uncontrollable hunger… Ristan has spent centuries trying to contain his true nature, restraining his Demon and its voracious hunger for souls. A situation neither of them were prepared for. They say the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, and Olivia can’t escape from her actions. What she’s done, she knows must be paid for in blood. Her own. A monstrous need for revenge against the girl who wronged him; Ristan wants to keep her, humiliate and torment her, but his inability to truly harm her may just be his undoing. A dangerous need to explore the man who holds her captive and captivated; Olivia knows she should run, or resist him, but the magnetic pull he has on her is undeniable.

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5 Rating

This is the first book in this series and let me tell you this was a perfect start to the series. This book was KINKY, SEXY, FUNNY and SASSY! The beginning of Demons Dark Embrace runs parallel to the end of Seducing Destiny, which you all should know is Ryder’s and Synthia’s story. While you don’t have to read the Fae Chronicles series to understand the novel, it does add extra enjoyment with a lot of other hot alpha males which you don’t want to miss out on! This is still its own novel written for the Elite Guard of the Horde King. This novel does explain things so you won’t get confused and lost in the characters.

Anyway the first book in the series was all about Ristan, Ryder’s brother who is a demon and half fae. He went undercover in the Guild to protect Alden for Synthia and also trying to find out how to save his world and his family.  While he was undercover, he got betrayed and now his on the hunt, seeking revenge on those who betrayed him, especially a little Librarian. Olivia believes she isn’t anything more than a boring Guild Librarian. She feels there is nothing special about her but let me tell there is something special about her. She was all alone, until her actions catch the attention of said hunky, very delicious and now very pissed of demon.

I loved reading their relationship and how it changes.  I enjoyed the growth of the heroine while I hated her at first because of Seducing Destiny, which are all explained in this book, but she has grown on me. You also got a good feel of some of the other characters that are up and coming, along with visits from characters in the Fae Chronicles series that I loved. I’ve been a huge fan of Amelia since her first book. I fall in love with her characters more and more with every book.  She always kept me guessing and you could never guess what will happen next. The demon is smoking hot. Their scenes together are super sexy, intense and just wow. I love the interactions between the brothers and they are really funny and they are all swoon worthy. This is a very well written novel and I can’t wait to read more of the books. I could not put this book down read it in one day!

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Amelia lives in the great Pacific Northwest with her family. When not writing, she can be found on her author page, hanging out with fans, or dreaming up new twisting plots. She’s an avid reader of everything paranormal romance.

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Review for Unspoken (Shadow Fall: After Dark #3) by C.C. Hunter

unspokenUnspoken (Shadow Fall: After Dark #3) by C.C. Hunter
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Publication Date: October 27, 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
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Unspoken truths will be revealed-and they will change everything–in this dazzling final chapter of the Shadow Falls: After Dark trilogy!

Della Tsang is facing the toughest fight of her life-and the most personal. In her new role as an elite paranormal investigator, she’s assigned a twenty year old murder case…and the accused killer is none other than her own father.

Making matters worse, since she was reborn, she’s been bound to the mysterious and infuriatingly gorgeous Chase Tallman-a vampire with his own hidden agenda. Della still feels betrayed by all the secrets he’s kept from her, but she’ll need his help to find out the truth about her father. But what about Steve, the hunky shape-shifter who she can’t seem to forget?

The quest for answers will lead them into the darkest, ugliest supernatural gangs in town… and into the scariest reaches of their hearts.

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This book was a very good book and I highly enjoyed it! C.C. Hunter brings us an exciting and thrilling conclusion to the series.  This brings us the end of Della’s story and I couldn’t be happier about it! In my eyes I think Della chose the right guy!

Now Della’s main focus continues to be trying to clear her father’s name for the death of his sister so many years ago. The case has been reopened and he is the prime suspect. But Della knows in her heart that he did not kill her aunt, even if his cold and distant to her over the past few months after Della became a vampire. Then off course there is Chase, infuriating yet still very irresistible. No matter how hard Della tries to ignore her feelings she has growing for him, she can’t seem to win. Though her struggles are completely real and valid and I mean a person needs to TRUST and so far Chase has been lying to her most of the time in the other books. Also Chase says he loves her, but Della thinks it’s more about their bond, the one that makes them Reborns. She thinks her feelings for him might even be based off the bond. I mean how can you believe what’s in your heart if there’s something else that might be a ruling factor in the game?

To make thinks harder on Chase…. Steve came back from Paris. Della and Steve definitely have issues to work out. I always liked Steve but I also liked Chase. You started to see who she was leaning to long before Della knew herself. I’m not going to tell you who otherwise I’ll spoil it for you! There is a lot of build-up in this book trying to find out who the real killer was. And we know who the killer was from the get-go, they just needed to find him, I mean one who was very talented at staying hidden for such a long time! And don’t forget to mix in the new set of murders, one that makes Della’s investigating so much harder. Let me just say this book was fast paced. There was a lot to read but the pacing was just amazing with every step of this mystery will keep you eating up all these pages!

I loved to revisit the Shadow Falls. I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to Kylie and when we got a story of Della I was beyond happy! She is such a sassy character with great attitude. I’ve always loved that she says exactly what’s on her mind! I really want Miranda’s story. I mean Perry left in the start of Della’s story and now we just don’t know what might happen between Perry and Miranda. Anyway this was a perfect end to a great series. One more thing I loved the dual POV’S!

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About the author

C.C. Hunter grew up in Alabama, where she caught lightning bugs, ran barefoot, and regularly rescued potential princes, in the form of Alabama bullfrogs, from her brothers. Today, she’s still fascinated with lightning bugs, mostly wears shoes, but has turned her focus to rescuing mammals. She now lives in Texas with her four rescued cats, one dog, and a prince of a husband, who for the record, is so not a frog. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, spending time with her family, or is shooting things-with a camera, not a gun.

C.C. Hunter is a pseudonym. Her real name is Christie Craig and she also writes humorous romantic suspense romance novels for Grand Central. www.christie-craig.com

C.C. would love to hear from you. Because of deadlines, it may take her a day or so to get back with you, but she will reply. cc@cchunterbooks.com