Jan 19, 2018

The Inheritance


The Inheritance Mika Lane
Publication date: February 6th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance
Life was good. I was tending bar, making enough to get by, paying my rent, and enjoying the occasional cocktail with my best friend gay boyfriend, Matty. And then I got the call. One of my customers had passed. The one who we nicknamed “Grandpa,” who’d watch us for hours from his seat at the bar, sucking on the same beer, never leaving a tip.
For some reason the old coot left me his estate. Huh? He looked like the last person in the world to have an “estate.” Well, did your mother ever tell you not to judge a book by its cover?
And thanks to good old Grandpa, it looks like I may never have to work again.
But of course there’s a catch. There’s always a catch. I only get Grandpa’s money if I’m 25 years old (check), and married (not checked; not by a landslide). And–I only have 30 days to pull this off.
I didn’t see how I could make it happen, until four eligible bachelors waltzed into my life. Then, I had a whole different set of problems…



Author Bio:
Writing has been a passion of Mika’s since a young age (her first book was "The Day I Ate the Milkyway"), but erotic romance is now what gives purpose to her days and nights. She lives in magical Northern California with her own handsome alpha dude, sometimes known as Mr. Mika Lane, and an evil cat named Bill. A devotee of the intelligent and beautiful, and lover of shiny things, she’s a yogi, hiker, traveler, thinker, observer, and book worm. She has been known to drink cheap champagne and has way too many shoes.
A National Reader's Choice Awards finalist, Mika always deliver a hot, sexy romp, often with imperfect characters, and a promised happily ever after (or at least happy for now).
She LOVES to hear from readers, and can be found at www.mikalane.com, and facebook.com/mikalaneauthor, when she's not dreaming up naughty tales to share.


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Jan 18, 2018

RECOVERED






From New York Times bestselling author Jay Crownover comes RECOVERED, a standalone contemporary romance that will keep you turning the pages long into the night! Check out the amazing cover below, and order your copy today!






Cover Design by Hang Le

About RECOVERED (Coming 3/27/18):

It was hate at first sight...

Affton

I hated Cable James McCaffrey.

He was entitled, spoiled, a user…and an addict.

He was out of control and didn’t bother trying to hide it.

He had everything anyone could want but still seemed miserable and lost.

Every move he made, every mistake he stumbled his way through, rubbed me the wrong way. However, I couldn’t stop myself from trying to save him from himself when no one else would. In the sweltering heat of the summer, Cable taught me that having it all means nothing if you can’t have the one thing you want more than anything else.

Cable

I was obsessed with Affton Reed.

She was rigid, uptight, and no fun. There was something about her innate goodness that called to me.

She acted like she was above all the normal faults and failures that clung to the rest of us like the scent of smoke after a fire.

I was infatuated with her, but that didn’t stop me from acting like she didn’t exist.

In the scorching heat of summer, Affton taught me that there is always a way back from the brink of despair. She showed me that the trick to having it all was realizing that it was already there, in my hands. All I had to do was hold onto it.

The road to recovery is full of twists and turns no matter who is in the driver’s seat.










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Jay Crownover is the international and multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men Series, The Saints of Denver Series, the Point Series, the Breaking Point Series, and the Getaway Series. Her books can be found translated in many different languages all around the world. She is a tattooed, crazy haired Colorado native who lives at the base of the Rockies with her awesome dogs. This is where she can frequently be found enjoying a cold beer and Taco Tuesdays. Jay is a self-declared music snob and outspoken book lover who is always looking for her next adventure, between the pages and on the road.

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Jan 16, 2018

Out for Blood

Out for Blood
by Alyxandra Harvey 

Book: The Drake Chronicles #3
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens
Pub Date: November 1, 2010
Genre: Young Adult
Format: Print
Source: Borrowed
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Hunter Wild is the youngest in a long line of elite vampire hunters, a legacy that is both a blessing and a curse at the secret Helios-Ra Academy, where she excels at just about everything. Thanks to her friendship with Kieran Black, Hunter receives a special invitation to attend the coronation of Helena Drake, and for the first time, she sees the difference between vampires that must be hunted and vampires that can become friends-or even more. When students at the academy fall victim to a mysterious illness, Hunter suspects they are under attack from within. She will need someone she can trust to help her save the future of Helios-Ra . . . help that shockingly comes in the form of Quinn Drake, a drop-dead gorgeous vampire. Who said senior year would be easy?

My Review: There was just something about this book that I couldn't really get into. The first two books I loved, but this one took a dip for me. 

The Drakes are trying to get everything ready for the coronation, however, it's not going so well right now.  They are getting over an attack, Helena about to be come the new Queen, and now another attack happens right in their home. But never doubt Helena, she can handle herself and says just that when her husband and kids try to protect her. 

While they clean up that mess, Quinn is arriving at their home. From there one of the Drake boys takes and interest in her. However, around this point in the book, I just couldn't move on. The story was slow and not grabbing my attention. 

Hoping the next book drags me back into this world!


My Rating:
✪✪

Jan 15, 2018

Weekly Spotlight - An Elemental Short

  “Being an author isn't just about making money or hitting the Amazon Bestsellers list, it's about the positive impact you and your stories make in peoples lives. Even if it's just one person.” 



Goddess of Fire: Burn 
Even water burns if the fire is hot enough . . . 

Kenina, the fire goddess of Osarious, seems to have it all—a pampered life, the power to burn down a city, and a father who reigns over the other gods, but deep inside the flame, Kenina feels trapped. As her arranged marriage to Neveresis, a water god, draws nearer, she has no choice but to flee the immortal world to escape the commitment, even if it means disappearing into a world she despises.

Together with Sarah, her faithful servant, Kenina crashes into the mortal world, ending up in Nevada, where she and Sarah are taken in by Jack, a mortal who shows Kenina there is much more to life than she thinks, including love.

There’s only one problem, Neveresis refuses to let Kenina go, and he will do anything to reclaim his prized possession, even if it means destroying her and the ones she loves.



Goddess of Fire: Smolder
When the fire doesn’t burn, it smolders . . .

Just as Kenina, the fire goddess of Osarious, is trying to adjust to the mortal world, she is hit with something she never expected—mortal emotions. As her best friend, Sarah, returns to her family, Kenina is lovingly guided through these emotions by Jack, who attempts to not only help her understand them, but also, teaches her to control them. But when, Emily, Jack’s ex-girlfriend shows up, the fire inside Kenina begins to smolder, putting Jack and Kenina’s relationship to the ultimate test.

As if dealing with Emily wasn’t bad enough, Kenina’s father shows up in the mortal world with Neveresis, and Emily becomes the least of her worries. If her father finds out about Jack, he will kill him. Now, her only priority is to save Jack’s life.



Goddess of Fire: Ignite
Fire doesn’t just burn, it ignites . . .

It’s been three weeks since Kenina, the fire goddess of Osarious, was forced out of the mortal world and torn away from Jack, the man she truly loves. Locked in her room in the temple, Kenina has no choice but to wed, Neveresis, the water god she despises. But as the ceremony nears, Sarah, her best friend, comes to her rescue. Sarah uses the hidden tunnels underneath the temple to free Kenina, reuniting her with her beloved Jack. Even though Kenina has managed to flee the temple, it doesn’t mean she has escaped Neveresis.

Kenina, along with Jack and Sarah, are now on the run, desperate to locate a lost portal in the depths of the dark forest. As Neveresis closes in on them, they end up trapped in the forest between his army and mythical creatures they never knew existed. Reaching the portal is their only way out, but it may cost them their lives


Jan 9, 2018

Before She Ignites

Before She Ignites
by Jodi Meadows

Book: Fallen Isles Trilogy 
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Pub Date: September 17, 2017
Genre: Young Adult
Format: Print
Source: Borrowed




Before

Mira Minkoba is the Hopebearer. Since the day she was born, she’s been told she’s special. Important. Perfect. She’s known across the Fallen Isles not just for her beauty, but for the Mira Treaty named after her, a peace agreement which united the seven islands against their enemies on the mainland.

But Mira has never felt as perfect as everyone says. She counts compulsively. She struggles with crippling anxiety. And she’s far too interested in dragons for a girl of her station.

After

Then Mira discovers an explosive secret that challenges everything she and the Treaty stand for. Betrayed by the very people she spent her life serving, Mira is sentenced to the Pit–the deadliest prison in the Fallen Isles. There, a cruel guard would do anything to discover the secret she would die to protect.

No longer beholden to those who betrayed her, Mira must learn to survive on her own and unearth the dark truths about the Fallen Isles–and herself–before her very world begins to collapse. 

My Review: DNF.

I have always loved a book by Jodi, but with this book, I couldn't even finish it.  

Mira is supposed to be this amazing person. She has always been told she is special and needs to hold up this perfect image. When in reality, this isn't the life she really wanted. She has anxiety and just wants to be around her dragons. To be normal and enjoy her life. But then a secret ruins everything she knows.

The story starts with Mira counting the steps and she descend down them to the pit. Which is the worst prison anyone could be sent to. While she makes her way down the steps, she is wondering what people are going to say about her absence. Probably make something up to keep the truth under wraps.  Her once perfect and easy life is no more. Her dress will be ruined, she won't be able to bathe in luxury, have any meal she wants. Nothing is going to be the same now that she is behind the prison bars. 

At this point, I wasn't sure how I felt about the book. I didn't know what this secret was. How it was so bad to send her down to the pit. How it could ruin the treaty. What the people are hiding. There was just way too many unanswered questions. By the time I got closer to the end I still wasn't sure how I felt about the book. It wasn't grabbing me like Jodi's other books. So I just didn't finish the book. I'm hoping the next one turns out better than this one. 




My Rating:
✪✪

Jan 8, 2018

Weekly Spotlight - Ann Redisch Stampler Stand Alones

  
 “I hear Dylan rummaging around in the cupboards. "You want a jelly doughnut?It's the only breakfast food I've got."
"No time!I'll just snort the powdered sugar off the top."
"Bad joke, considering who I used to go out with.” 




Where it Began
Gabby Gardiner wakes up in a hospital bed looking like a cautionary ad for drunk driving—and without a single memory of the accident that landed her there. But what she can recall, in frank and sardonic detail, is the year leading up to the crash.

As Gabby describes her transformation from Invisible Girl to Trendy Girl Who Dates Billy Nash (aka Most Desirable Boy Ever), she is left wondering: Why is Billy suddenly distancing himself from her? What do her classmates know that Gabby does not? Who exactly was in the car that night? And why has Gabby been left to take the fall?

As she peels back the layers of her life, Gabby begins to realize that her climb up the status ladder has been as intoxicating as it has been morally complex... and that nothing about her life is what she has imagined it to be. 




Afterparty

Emma is tired of being good. Always the dutiful daughter to an overprotective father, she is the antithesis of her mother -- whose name her dad won't even say out loud. That's why meeting Siobhan is the best thing that ever happened to her...and the most dangerous. Because Siobhan is fun and alluring and experienced and lives on the edge. In other words, she's everything Emma is not.

And it may be more than Emma can handle. 

Because as intoxicating as her secret life may be, when Emma begins to make her own decisions, Siobhan starts to unravel. It's more than just Dylan, the boy who comes between them. Their high-stakes pacts are spinning out of control. Elaborate lies become second nature. Loyalties and boundaries are blurred. And it all comes to a head at the infamous Afterparty, where debauchery rages and an intense, inescapable confrontation ends in a plummet from the rooftop... 

This explosive, sexy, and harrowing follow-up to Ann Redisch Stampler's spectacular teen debut, Where It Began, reveals how those who know us best can hurt us most.

Jan 4, 2018

Hostage

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Hostage by Skye Warren & Annika Martin
Publication Date: January 30th, 2018
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Hostage-hires

I never knew when he’d come to me. Only that he would.
I’d never even kissed a boy the night I met Stone. The night I saw him kill. The night he spared my life. That was only the beginning.
He turns up in my car again and again, dangerous and full of raw power. “Drive,” he tells me, and I have no choice. He’s a criminal with burning green eyes, invading my life and my dreams.
The police say he’s dangerously obsessed with me, but I’m the one who can’t stop thinking about him. Maybe it’s wrong to let him touch me. Maybe it’s wrong to touch him back. Maybe these twisted dates need to stop. Except he feels like the only real thing in my world of designer labels and mansions.
So I drive us under threat, until it’s hard to remember I don’t want to be there.
Until it’s too late to turn back.
HOSTAGE is a dangerous standalone romance by New York Times bestselling authors Skye Warren and Annika Martin. It’s set in the same world as PRISONER, but can read separately!

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Meet the Authors:

Skye Warren
Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance such as the Endgame trilogy. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, sweet dogs, and evil cat.

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Annika Martin
Annika Martin loves fun, dirty stories, hot heroes, and wild, dramatic everything. She enjoys hanging out in Minneapolis coffee shops with her writer husband, and also likes birdwatching at her bird feeder alongside her two stunningly photogenic cats, especially when she should be writing. She’s heavy into running, music, saving the planet, taking long baths, and consuming chocolate suckers. She’s worked a surprisingly large number of waitressing jobs, and has also worked in a plastics factory and the advertising trenches; her garden is total bee-friendly madness and her most unfavorite word is nosh or possibly fob. A NYT bestselling author, she has also written as RITA award-winning author Carolyn Crane.

Dec 28, 2017

Blackwater Savior: Mia and Spooky


Blackwater Savior: Mia and Spooky Inger Iversen
Publication date: December 28th 2017
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
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Two years ago, Mia Sheridan’s face lay plastered on missing person flyers, CNN, and other various news outlets. She was one among six other missing women from the Clearwater area, neither a trace nor a hair left behind. Abducted and beaten, Mia has finally come to terms with the fact that she will die … her only concern is when that time will come.
Road Captain and eight-year vet with the Blackwater Renegades, Spooky is tasked with convincing a monster to sign divorce papers. He expected blood and mayhem, but what he got instead was Mia Sheridan, who was like an innocent angel. He never believed in love at first sight―lust at first taste was more like it―but the honey-eyed woman with a glint of defiance in her eyes is a fighter, and that he can respect. When Spooky takes a solemn vow to protect her, he finds himself in over his head, but right where he belongs.
Blackwater Savior is a short story, a prelude to Mia and Spooky.
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Author Bio:
Inger Iversen is the bestselling author of several novels including her New Adult Series, In the Dark: Running in the Dark, Sinners in the Dark, Confessions in the Dark, and coming soon, Absolution in the Dark. She is also the author of the bestselling Few Are Angels series, a paranormal romance told from the heroine’s perspective that builds in intensity and intrigue to a finale you won’t see coming. Heart pounding action mixed with heartwarming friendships and heartbreaking romance will leave you breathless and begging for more.


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Dec 27, 2017

Right Side


Right Side
Leigh Taylor
(Worth The Wait, #2)
Publication date: January 2nd 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance
Beatrice Remington has one great love in life. Fashion.
When Bea followed her twin brother, Henry, and his ranching dream to Oaks, Texas after graduating from fashion school; running the local boot shop seemed like a dream come true. Bea has everything she wants in life with her thriving business and a budding collection of couture formal wear designs until she watches her brother fall in love. Bea realizes the missing piece to her happiness is the love of her best friend and secret crush, Al Bosco. After years of dancing around one another, Bea sets up a date with the town vet to make Al jealous enough to claim her. However, Bea’s plan backfires and leaves her alone in Oaks with nothing but one fake boyfriend, one broken heart and one wedding dress to design.
Al Bosco has one great love in life.

Beatrice Remington.
Al has spent his entire life as the third wheel to the Remington twins. Somewhere along the line, as Henry became his brother, Beatrice became the love of his life. Only he’s never had the courage to admit it out loud. When Al shunned the family business to become a ranch hand at The Waitin’ Ranch, he set off a chain reaction that ensured he couldn’t risk bringing Bea’s heart into the chaos. As he finally breaks down and returns to his hometown to make things right so he can give Bea everything she deserves; she walks in holding hands with the town vet and looking happier than ever. Al may have a bruised ego but he’s on a mission to win Beatrice’s love once and for all. When he finally returns to Oaks, will his girl still have a heart to give to him or will Al be left with nothing but regret?
Can Beatrice and Al get on the right side before their love story becomes another scrap on the cutting room floor?
Book 1 in the series:




Author Bio:
Leigh Taylor is a native Texan who now calls the Windy City home. Leigh loves all things romance related including novels and classic movies. Her love of reading and Texas inspired her to begin writing and share her characters with readers everywhere. When she isn’t working or writing about cowboys, Leigh enjoys spending time exploring her city, playing with her pets and relaxing with friends over a cup of tea or whiskey.


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Dec 26, 2017

Jewel of the Gods



Jewel of the Gods
Mary Bernsen
(Beyond the Gods #2)
Published by: CTP Pulse
Publication date: December 19th 2017
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Mythology, Romance
Sold at the age of seventeen to the king of the realm, Ursula has spent the last four years serving as his submissive concubine. She has grown to love him with a fierce loyalty, but when he orders her to kill a spirited young girl, she simply cannot obey.Her master does not take defiance lightly, so Ursula must find the girl she spared and return her to the king—or lose her own head. Her search leads to the girl’s former employer, a handsome man who introduces Ursula to a world of experiences and freedoms she has never known. Though thrilling and intoxicating, she knows this new lifestyle is only temporary.She must finish her quest and return to her master…before this new, softer kind of love has her questioning everything.
Jewel of the Gods is the second novel in the fiery and passionate Beyond the Gods series by Mary Bernsen.
Sequel to:

EXCERPT:
Hercules clenched his jaw and balled up his fists. “Do you even hear yourself?” He raised his voice into a mocking tone. “’Poseidon doesn’t allow this. Poseidon prefers that.’ Dear Zeus, Ursula. Have you ever taken a moment to think about what you need? How much longer do you think you will be able to survive under such stifling conditions?”
Suddenly, I was overcome with a sense of shame at myself. I had never taken a step back and thought about what it must seem like to others. There was no way to defend it, either. It was as it seemed. I was my master’s pet. He cared for me, ensured I had my necessities. All he required in return was obedience.
Still, I couldn’t deny Chiron’s earlier claim, either. I had become a stranger to myself in the time I had served Poseidon. There was a time not so long ago when I had harbored fight in my heart. I had to release that independence to save my life, and one way or another Poseidon’s shelter had consumed me until I loved him for it. I hated Hercules for making me question what I had grown so comfortable with. I didn’t want any further complications at the moment.
“It does not matter.” I lifted a chin. “I’m a servant. I have no say in it.”
“You do as long as you are here.” He nodded toward the food in the center of the table. “Eat, or I will starve as well.”


Author Bio:
Mary Bernsen is a southwest Florida native currently living in North Port with her two beautiful children and a third, much larger child that she affectionately calls husband. She is the Amazon Best Selling Author of Healing The Bayou, The Ganga Shift, and Beyond the Gods series.
She also writes young adult romances under her pseudonym, M.E. Rhines.



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