Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Untainted Magic by Karen Dubose

Untainted Magic by [DuBose, Karen]Untainted Magic by Karen Dubose
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Great Read!
I really enjoyed this one! This edge of your seat roadtrip/escape caper kept me engrossed the entire time.

The comradery between Skye, her mom, and her friends was well done. I loved how they looked out for one another and how vulnerable they are with each other.

The dark source was an interesting idea to explore and I'd love to learn more.

There was a bit of romance which slowly builds, but it leads to a bit of a rushed end, I would have liked to spend more time with them.

This is the first book in a series and I look forward to diving into the next one!

Available on Amazon for $2.99

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Of Wolves and Witches: A Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance by Elena Lawson - Review

Of Wolves and Witches: A Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance (Arcane Arts Academy Book 1) by [Lawson, Elena]Of Wolves and Witches: A Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance by Elena Lawson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a quick fantasy read with a well thought out world. I'd hesistate to call it urban fantasy because while it is set in the modern world, there is very little interaction with humans. It is also set up to be a RB, but it's just touched upon in this book (hello, slow burn!) it currently feels like a love triangle. The major potential interest is also a teacher (A turn off for me, but doesn't affect my rating, since that's personal preference and not a fault of the writing).

I found the world and rules of magic well developed and fascinating. That, and the mystery surrounding the MC's heritage are what really sucked me into the story & and made me preorder book 2!

I can't wait to see where the story line goes!

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Academy Series by Jaci Wheeler - Review

Operation Child Soldier (The Academy Book 1) by [Wheeler, Jaci]Operation Child Soldier by Jaci Wheeler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was amazing! And so different from the other Jaci Wheeler book I’ve read (Silent Song) which was a romance (this was not!).

It’s an edge of your seat, high stakes, engrossing story told from several perspectives (including the villain’s).

The characters were relatable and sympathetic. I felt like I was rooting them on as they discovered the big bad and planned how to deal with him. I so need to get my hands on book 2!

Available on Amazon for $3.99

Rogue (Academy Book 2) by [Wheeler, Jaci]Rogue by Jaci Wheeler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book has it all! Suspense, romance, family, satisfaction, twists, & superb characters.

I would call this part two, instead of book 2, since it’s definitely a continuation of the same story arc.

Aria surrounds herself with great people, which she unknowingly brings out the best of. The men, the woman, everyone benefits for having a badass Barbie in their lives! (Well, not the bad guys ๐Ÿ˜‰)

It was great to have Van on the page again, and to see the change in his relationship with Aria. And Cameron and Tali, I love them, and I want more of them. There’s another couple briefly that broke my heart, but man, did it push the story.

And the sweet innocence of pre-school aged Bastian to balance everyone out, to bring them all together, is perfect.

I still need to get my hands on ‘Edward,’ the novella from Aria’s father’s point of view, but I’m a bit nervous. I’m pretty comfortable hating him, what if Ms. Wheeler makes me like him? *sigh* Because I know she can, if she wants to!

Available on Amazon for $3.99

Edward: A novella (The Academy Series Book 3) by [Wheeler, Jaci]Edward: A Novella by Jaci Wheeler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dang it, Jaci Wheeler did it. I said in my review for book 2 that I was nervous to read Edwards story because if anyone could humanize such a despicable character, Ms. Wheeler could, and she did!

It was wonderful to hang out with Aria, Van, and Travis again and see them all turn into softies over babies :)

Available on Amazon for $1.99

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

A Turn of Pandemonium by Miranda Brock - Review

A Turn of Pandemonium (Cirque du Shadow Book 1) by [Brock, Miranda]A Turn of Pandemonium by Miranda Brock
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was incredible! I swear, Ms. Brock gets better and better with every book she writes!

She took some twisted and terrifying creatures and turned them in a type of family.

Peyton is an awesome female character. Does she kick ass? Hecks yeah! But not in the stereotypical man-in-a-woman’s body a lot of urban fantasy uses but real way. (If she were to go to Hogwarts, she’s be a hat-stall between Gryffindor and Ravenclaw. She is intensely brave, but she uses wit rather than brawn to solve her problems (that’s not to say she doesn’t make mistakes, because she certainly does, as all well rounded characters should!) ‘If there’s a will, there’s a way’ should be her motto.

Ari, her foil/love interest is as complex a character as you can get. He’s just a fella fighting to survive in a world that has never shown him an ounce of love or compassion. Not only that, but his own beastly nature(s) makes him keep everyone at a distance as well. But come on, if you don’t close the cover of this book wanting to hug a griffin, then perhaps you need to work on your own capacity for compassion!

The side characters were quite interesting to get to know, & I hope to dig deeper into their backgrounds in future books. Also, I’d love some more chapters from Ari’s perspective in the future! I loved him just as much as I loved Peyton and I want to see more of his inner workings.

Side note: The ebook version is still on preorder but I just couldn’t wait any longer and went ahead and one clicked the paperback. No regrets, and another pretty book for my shelves! Because, yeah, you can judge this book by its beautiful cover.

Available for preorder on Kindle for $0.99

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Monday, April 29, 2019

#MustReadMonday 4/15-4/29 ๐Ÿคท‍♀️

So... I'm just a wee bit late for the last two weeks, but on time for the 29th! Honestly, I have no excuse for not getting this done, I'm just super absent-minded. But gosh darn it, I'm gonna get them all today!

Bloodlines: A Forget Me Not Origin Story by C.L. Cannon - Review

Bloodlines: A Forget Me Not Origin Story by [Cannon, C. L.]Bloodlines: A Forget Me Not Origin Story by C.L. Cannon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I can’t wait for the rest of this story! Forget Me Not Bloodlines is a peek into an exciting new world by C.L. Cannon. The rules of magic are just beginning to be introduced, as are the characters, but I’m already rooting for them!

The true identity of Samael was unexpected and fascinating. Ava is quickly becoming a favorite character as well. I can’t wait to see what she’s all about too!

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Monday, April 8, 2019

#MustReadMonday 4/8/19

Happy Monday, Book Dragons! It has been a lovely snow day here in Maine. (<- sarcasm), which has given me the time to put up #MustReadMonday out on time! (<- not sarcasm!) I've got some new releases, a freebie, romance, fantasy, and more!

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Some grandmothers bake cookies. 
Mine's a High Priestess who gambled my womb in a broom flying contest... and lost.
Winter's Curse, Season of the Witch 1, is FREE for a limited time only! Grab your Kindle copy today!

#YABooks #Fantasy #Witchcraft #Mystery#Romance

Arija and The Burning City is now on sale for the release week for 50% off!!!
This Week ONLY
All of the Hall of Doors books are stand-alone books!

In a city of angels and demons, we learn who the real monsters are.

If Arija has to chase Kip down one more time, she just might kill him. But when she finds herself in the most beautiful city she’s ever seen, is it a paradise or is it hell?

Adal can’t believe he let Arija go into the portal alone. When he goes in looking for her, he finds himself in a hellscape. With a demon around every corner, Adal must find his girlfriend before it’s too late.

But someone watches from the shadows.

When heaven and hell collide, Adal and Arija must figure out who is there to help and who is a demon wearing an angel’s face. Will they solve the puzzle before it’s too late?

You’ll love this twisted tale reminiscent of The Labyrinth because of the betrayal, the temptation and the edge of your seat action.
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Sunlight Girl by Author K. L. Cottrell. The young adult romance you didn't know you needed in your life! 

Amazon buy link Also available on Apple books!
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Deacon is here. Midnight Temptation is out NOW!!!!

Buy for $0.99 on Amazon

(¯’·.¸(๐Ÿบ )¸.·’´¯) THE MIDNIGHT PACK IS BACK (¯’·.¸(๐Ÿบ )¸.·’´¯)

Lead me not into temptation…

Easier said than done when your name is Deacon Jacobs and temptation is your drug of choice.

The woman with a broken soul shouldn’t even have registered on his radar, but a wolf wants what a wolf wants.

Sparks fly between the feisty female and the arrogant wolf, but Gemma got caught in the Midnight Pack’s crossfire once before, and now all she wants is to forget.

A familiar enemy re-surfaces but all is not as it seems and the pack closes ranks to face what could be their toughest challenge yet.

The risks are daunting but Deacon will gamble everything, including his life, to ensure Gemma’s safety.
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๐Ÿ”ฅComing April 19th๐Ÿ”ฅ

Renewed (The Unexpected Series: Book Two)
Copyright S.E. Roberts 
Cover designed by Lauren Dawes at Sly Fox Cover Designs

Sometimes things are not as perfect as they seem…

What do you do when your world falls apart?

A feisty red head and her overprotective husband find common ground, which makes them the picture-perfect couple. Despite what’s going on around them, their marriage stays strong and they couldn’t be more in love, but when life becomes messy, they aren’t sure how to handle it.

Avery has a life most women only dream of. She has a sexy husband, a child she never expected, and her dream career. With Evan by her side, she can handle anything, but what happens when someone tries to stand in their way?

Evan never imagined being so content. He wouldn’t change a thing about the life he has built with Avery. The love for his wife intensifies every day, but one misunderstanding brings their flawless marriage to a screeching halt. Can he make his wife understand that his feelings for her are stronger than she realizes? And is their love strong enough to weather the storm?

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๐Ÿ”ฅCan be read as a complete standalone but you can start the series now!!๐Ÿ”ฅ

Revived (The Unexpected Series:Book One) Available Now! 
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Werewolves, & vampires, & fae, oh my! Will Gretchen sniff out the Sweeney Todd Killer before becoming his next victim?

๐ŸŒ•๐ŸบBeauty is the Beast: Beast Among Us - Book 1 is FREE on Kindle Unlimited! ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŽป

Gretchen is a 24-year-old-hairstylist with secrets: She likes to chase squirrels and howl at the moon. She’s also not really 24.

When one of her coworkers turns up dead in the salon, she suspects that the murderer isn’t entirely human. When another stylist is murdered, and then another, she goes on the prowl. A circus with a secret side show catches her attention, as does her former pack, and a group of visiting vampires.

Her only outlet is her music, but that will only keep her wolf on a leash for so long with a killer on the loose.
Dead Petals by [I'Anson, Alan]

A family is torn apart when their twelve year old daughter is kidnapped by who could be The Goldilocks Killer. The story follows Gary as he searches for answers. When he is at his darkest hour, the haunting begin. 

This is a dramatic and chilling novel by an up and coming indie author that you won’t want to miss. 

The House of Silver Doors by [Totten, Ian]

The fog rises, igniting in the glow from The House of Silver Doors. Now on Audible, Amazon and Kindle: "Creepy, fun and with wit..." "Brilliant story, beautiful writing style..."