Thursday, 26 March 2020

Into The Light by Katherine Hastings - Review Post




Into The Light

by 



All he wanted was her blood... then her whole heart started coming with it.

Broke. That's what I was after my husband ran off with another woman. Not just my heart, either. My bank account took the hit, too. Thanks to the debt he left behind, I struggled to get by while I pieced my life back together. Until I'm made an offer I can't refuse.

Five million dollars, and all I have to give is five years of my life as a blood donor – to a vampire.

It was supposed to be a business transaction. Simple. Easy. He gets my blood; I get his money.

I should have known better.

I wasn't the only one broken. Except, the truth was, with him around... I didn't feel broken anymore. When the truth comes to life, when there are more than just two options, we both have a choice to make. He can either join me in the light, or I can embrace the darkness.




My Review

Escapism is what's needed at the moment and this book delivers just that!

Emelia is skint, left in debt by her ex, when she gets an offer she would struggle to turn down.

Could you be someone's dinner for a few years for 5 million? Well If I could live in the lap of luxury I would definitely consider it.

Aiden is guarded as a character to begin with but once Emelia is in his home he warms up a treat, and he knows how to celebrate a birthday.

The attraction between Emelia and Aiden happens quickly and develops into a love story that you will want to devour.

I can't forget Mark, Aidens right-hand man, his a full-on character himself and very entertaining

This is a great story, I wasn't sure how it was going to end, but can say I'm happy with the outcome!

4.5 stars

Read on Kindle Unlimted


Monday, 24 February 2020

When Death Falls by Cassandra Lawson - New Release - Review




Blurb

Have you ever lost someone whose memory haunts you years after they’re gone? Someone you just can’t replace? I’ve been with others since that ill-fated Christmas, but none can compare.


Seriously, what does the Angel of Death have to do to get a good tattoo?

I’ve asked myself that question countless times since my tattoo artist disappeared right after Christmas twenty-four-years ago. After all this time, I finally have a lead on him. I am finally going to get the tattoo I’ve longed for all these years.

That was my plan when I flew to the San Francisco tattoo shop. Instead, I met a very unusual young witch. The moment I laid eyes on Tabitha, I felt an unusual draw to her and the strangest sense of déjà vu. No, it’s more than déjà vu. I know her, as impossible as it seems.

I may not remember my past with Tabitha, but when angels arrive to kill her, I know I’ll go any lengths to keep her safe. I would even take the ultimate fall for her.




MY REVIEW



Azrael the angel of death can't explain his feelings towards the tattooist working in his old friend's shop, but if you've read the prequel you know like I did!!

Tabitha is a talented tattooist, she's also a witch. Once Azrael shows up at her work things start getting a little weird and dangerous, let alone the fact she feels a pull towards the angel of death.

This was a sizzling and action-packed story with a few familiar faces from previous storylines in the series.

Azrael definitely became less grumpy once he and Tabitha found each other. Tabitha was strong lead, determined and persistent but sexy and feminine with it.

A shout out has to go Reaper, he needs his own little story lol


Another entertaining read from this author. 

4 stars 



If We Were Young by Anna Bloom - New Release - Review 5*




Title: If We Were Young
Series: If We Were #1
Author: Anna Bloom
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 24, 2020



Blurb

Ronnie Childs has questions.
What if she’d said “yes” to Matthew Carling that day?
Why does he now hate her with a chilling iciness that numbs her bones and makes her heart ache?
Is it possible to still be the same as you once were when everything has changed so much?
How can they work together to save their companies when they can’t even hold a civil conversation?

So many questions and so little time to discover the answers.
Once Ronnie and Matthew were best friends, but time has moved on and those memories are now locked in the shadow of the past. Things would be so different if they were young, but sometimes the answers to life's challenges aren't always as straightforward as they seem.
Fifteen years have passed by in a blink.
Will fifteen days be enough to make things right?







Purchase Links

99c for a VERY limited time!

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

Free in Kindle Unlimited





My Review

I couldn't put my kindle down, I loved the characters and their story. I was pulled in within the first few pages.

Ronnie has been through a lot, she's strong in many ways. Her mother is a little overbearing considering she is 35! I found the fact she has social anxiety refreshing as it's so common in the real world.

Matthew, okay how do I put this.... His a little moody at times, but omg his a keeper, especially when you get to know him and how his life has gone.

It is not the first time I've read this author and she has a knack of submerging me within the characters life and story and not letting go until the last page.

My advice, find a few spare hours or most of your Sunday like me and devour this book.

Five stars from me.


Excerpt

“We’ve never kissed.”
Oh God. My stomach plummeted with the minor chords. “No.”
“And physically we don’t know if we are even compatible.” His gaze swept over me. “I mean, you’re a wee lass.”
“Wee lass! Don’t you…”
“But.” His gaze intensified. Heaven crashed to earth and obliterated us.
“But?” Shaky and wanton, I warmed on the inside like a chocolate fondue.
“Since I’ve known you, it’s been the most natural thing to hold your hand. From the earliest days even when I knew I shouldn’t, I still did it. It felt like nothing and everything all at once.”
I breathed in slow. Lest I might pass out.
“So I think if holding your hand feels like everything, then what happens if I do this?”
I forced myself to maintain eye contact as, with his free hand, he used a finger to trail up my throat and along the edge of my coat collar. I held in my breath as he then ran it along my cheekbone, around my ear, slipping into my hair.
“You almost kissed me once.” I stuttered the words, each syllable gushed with the pound of my heart.
“I know.” I could taste his breath, feel the warmth of his mouth hovering just above mine. Sweet Sake and Matthew combined. I wanted to inhale him.






Coming Soon


Standalone within the series

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU






Author Bio


A book hoarder and coffee addict by heart Anna Bloom loves to write extraordinary stories about real love. Based south of London with her husband, three children and a dog with a beard, Anna likes to connect with readers, fan girl over her favourite authors and binge watch Supernatural and Superhero movies while drinking lots of wine.


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Monday, 17 February 2020

THE DEMIGOD COMPLEX - NEW RELEASE - REVIEW





🎉📚 RELEASE DAY | THE DEMIGOD COMPLEX 📚🎉


Two nights. One room. One demigod-size problem.



ONLY $0.99!!



*available at all ebook retailers

When Lyleia Naiad was head-hunted by Brimstone, Inc., for her job as Executive Assistant to a high-powered billionaire demigod, she was given one directive—do NOT fall in love with Castor Dioskouri. Doesn’t matter if he’s the son of Zeus and can electrify a room with a single glance. As an ex-nymph, she possesses a unique ability—a gift from the goddesses to protect nymphs from the randy gods—to resist her boss's charms.

Or so she thought.

He insists she accompany him to an alpha wolf shifter mating ceremony, an event where the pheromones fly, and so do clothes...and inhibitions.

Goddesses save her, because Castor has stolen into Lyleia’s heart, and she’s not so sure she can hold out much longer...

***This novella was previously self published but has undergone a complete re-edit. Scenes were added, things were changed, but the kissing still remains!


Entangled Publishing, LLC

The BRIMSTONE INC series is now set in the same world as:
* The Inferno Rising series (The Rogue King, The Blood King…)
* The Fire's Edge series (The Mate, The Boss, The Rookie, The Enforcer…)


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My Review

4 Stars

Castor is Demigod, his not up himself and is quite considerate for a boss, but he does insist his PA attends a mating ceremony with him.


Lyleia, she is a water nymph without a spring. She enjoys her job working for Castor but she doesn't stay in one place for too long and her time at this job is coming to an end but first she has to go on a trip with her too-hot boss.



I've read this author before and enjoy her writing so this was an easy read for me, one I enjoyed too.



There is chemistry between these two and their story has plenty to keep you entertained, including a baddie.....



This book was published before but has a had an overhaul and fab new cover.



I will be reading more in this series.




Monday, 3 February 2020

If We Were Young by Anna Bloom - Cover Reveal




Title: If We Were Young
Author: Anna Bloom
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: LJDesigns
Release Date: February 24, 2020



Blurb

Ronnie Childs has questions.
What if she’d said “yes” to Matthew Carling that day?
Why does he now hate her with a chilling iciness that numbs her bones and makes her heart ache?
Is it possible to still be the same as you once were when everything has changed so much?
How can they work together to save their companies when they can’t even hold a civil conversation?

So many questions and so little time to discover the answers.
Once Ronnie and Matthew were best friends, but time has moved on and those memories are now locked in the shadow of the past. Things would be so different if they were young, but sometimes the answers to life's challenges aren't always as straightforward as they seem.
Fifteen years have passed by in a blink.
Will fifteen days be enough to make things right?







Pre-order Links

99c for a limited time!

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU






Author Bio


A book hoarder and coffee addict by heart Anna Bloom loves to write extraordinary stories about real love. Based south of London with her husband, three children and a dog with a beard, Anna likes to connect with readers, fan girl over her favourite authors and binge watch Supernatural and Superhero movies while drinking lots of wine.


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Wednesday, 29 January 2020

The Blackthorne Vampires by Kim Loraine - Review




The Blackthorne Vampires (3 Book Series)


Have you read this vampire series? I have just finished it and I recommend it. I wrote a small review late last night for book 3 - will be expanding it, but in some ways it says enough!

'Omg that was a fab read, the author put us through a lot. I have so many emotions. An eventful but perfect finish to Cashel and Olivia's story.' - five stars TVRBB

The Blackthorne Vampires (3 Book Series)

Available on KU

Blood Captive - Amazon - https://amzn.to/2u3qVEf
Blood Traitor - Amazon - https://amzn.to/2U5rDvh

***** ***** ***** ***** *****


Blood Captive

He wanted me for my blood...

Living on the run was all I'd ever known. My life was unstable, but at least I wasn't alone. That all changed when my mother was murdered.

I ran from the unknown creatures she'd always feared. Until the day I stopped being afraid.
That was my first mistake.

Cashel Blackthorne took me as his captive, but more than that, he opened my eyes to the terrible truth of the world.

Vampires exist, and I am the key to their salvation.

The Blackthorne vampires need my blood but their prince desires more--me.
There's something between us neither of us can deny.

He is my captor, but I'll be his ruin




My Review

Take a bite into this book, it's a good one!

Olivia's life changes when she's out for drinks one night, she's taken to a houseful of vampires.

Talking vampires there's a few there, the main ones being the king who is beyond horrible, along with his children. Cashel is the eldest child and his dad the king loves tormenting him.

I didn't like Cashel at all to begin with but he showed a few good qualities and a softer side as the story went on. I kept wondering which is the real him!

Olivia, she is sassy maybe too sassy considering she's in a house of vamps and her blood smells so good! She is strong-willed though, but Cashel is her weakness, she wants him or is she playing him and us?

Vampires are one of my fave genres, so add in some good characters and an interesting storyline and I got a book I really enjoyed.

Did I mention there's a cliffy... Book 2 here I come.

***** ***** ***** ***** *****


Blood Traitor

Cashel Blackthorne took me captive.

I hated him.
I wanted him.
I fell for him.

Then everything I knew changed.
I got away from the Blackthorne vampires, but they still want my blood. Living a nomadic life with a band of hunters, I learned how to fight and how to defend myself.

Now I’m torn between the deep feelings I’ve developed for my captor and the new attraction I have for Logan, the rugged hunter who came for me.

Cashel Blackthorne may have taken my heart, but he also taught me a lesson...

Never trust a vampire.



My Review

Book 2 carries on from where book 1 ended, yes that cliff hanger and it doesn't get less angsty for a while, does it at all? I'm not sure as the vamps are still desperate to keep Olivia! There's danger everywhere and surprises.

Cashel, really catches you in this book, just in case he didn't in book 1. I found I liked his siblings a lot more in this book. Some of the other characters are horrid though.

Logan the vampire hunter was nice but no Cashel.

I loved Olivia and Cashel's growing connection and how protective they are of each other.

The book ends on another cliffy though, so book 3 can't be kept waiting too long.

***** ***** ***** ***** *****


Blood Heir

*The final chapter in Cashel and Olivia's story*

Every love story has an ending. This is mine.

Cashel Blackthorne has been my kidnapper, my tormentor, my protecter, and my lover.
Now he’s shattered us beyond repair.

He sacrificed his freedom to give me mine, only to have our bond completely broken. I lost him just when I truly found him. I need to bring him back to me, to save him from the fate he set for himself, and most of all, to find a cure.

Since all this began, I’ve been their prey, but the tables have turned and this time, I’m the hunter. The Blackthorne vampires won’t take anything from me again




My Review

Omg that was a fab read, the author put us through a lot. I have so many emotions. An eventful but perfect finish to Cashel and Olivia's story.

Some books you know which way they will go, I thought I knew with this one but every time I thought ok, something else happened and took us on another twist.

Lucas what can I say, his a darling, a vampire darling but omg he is special.

Cashel is desperate to get back to Olivia but what he comes back to is not what he expected and seriously complicates what his plans were.

Olivia is strong and inquisitive, sometimes too much and puts herself in danger. She has to muster every strength she has to survive this book.

My heartfelt like it would break a few times through this book. The storyline flowed and couldn't wait to get back to the book every chance I got.

5 stars

Read on KU


Monday, 16 December 2019

*-*-*-* BLOG TOUR *-*-*-* The Christmas Guardian by Georgia S Dickson




*-*-*-* BLOG TOUR *-*-*-*

The Christmas Guardian
by 
Georgia S Dickson

Mary Beth doesn’t want a stupid trinket from a tourist shop. And a guardian angel charm for her pocket is certainly not something she needs.
However, to placate her well-meaning mother, Mary Beth throws the trinket into her handbag and sets off to Northamptonshire for a singles Christmas Holiday Extravaganza.
When sexy, single Noel saves her from drowning, it’s no coincidence that he happens to share his name with the angel in her handbag. As the Festive season gets into full swing, will events scare Mary Beth away, or will she learn to trust Noel and let him become the guardian of her heart as well as her body?
The magic of Christmas is about to begin.



My Review

A Christmas romance. Enjoyable read and steamier than expected!

Mary Beth, yes our female lead is named after a character from Cagney and Lacey! She isn't fond of Christmas since losing her dad, so she decides to escape family Christmas time and heads to a singles event in Northamptonshire.

Noel, is all man well Angel, Guardian Angel to be precise. He is there to protect Mary Beth and his disguise is ingenious and a little amusing if I'm honest.

This story is full of Christmas fun and romance. The relationship develops quickly and heats up swiftly too.

I really liked the characters, Mary Beth and her mum had such normal conversations. This was very easy to read.

3.5 tinsel stars


About the author

Georgia S Dickson is a romance author hailing from Scotland. She writes Guardian angel and Archangel romances. Look out for her Star Angel series coming soon and her Christmas Guardian novella due out in December. She loves learning the ukulele and enjoys walks in the country.

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Soundtrack for The Christmas Guardian

I’m unapologetically a fan of modern country and Christmas songs so this is the Soundtrack for the Christmas Guardian. There were lots more songs I could have included but these were in the top 10.

Jersey on the Wall – Tenille Townes

It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas – Michael Buble
Hero - Enrique Iglesias
All my favorite people – Maren Morris
Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin’ Stevens
Let it Snow, Let it snow, Let it snow – Dean Martin
Under the weather – Chris Young
There must be an angel – Eurythmics
When you believe – Pentatonix with Maren Morris
From this moment on – Shania Twain