Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Review - Moon Sworn by J F Holland #pnr #shifters







Blurb


Moon Sworn is an introduction to 'The Bound Series', (Heated Shifter Romance). The story and the characters continue throughout the Paranormal Romance Serial. (Not a standalone).

At 4-years old Maya Rawlings witnessed her own father horrifically murder her mother. Brought up by an older aunt she knows nothing of her family history. 

She wants a family of her own to make up for all that she's lost, but it's difficult to achieve when she's not attracted to anyone. That is until the night of her 21st birthday when a strange mark appears on the palm of her hand. The mark was followed by re-currant nightmares of fleeing for her life, and the voice of a man offering her things she's always dreamed of. Is he real or is she finally losing her mind?

Jaden Matthews is a loner who never settles in one place. He doesn't do forever, not after the murder of his parents and younger brother. That is until fate decides to step in and a mark appears on his hand, it seems he now has a mate. 

After waiting for 21-years for her to mature, the clock is now ticking. First, he needs to find her and his search leads him back to a place he'd vowed never to return. He's not the only one there hunting her though. 

Can he use his skills to not only get rid of the threat to her life but also persuade her to agree to the binding? Or will he be destined to walk a limited lifespan alone, as the animal he becomes? 

Contains erotic scenes and profanity.



My Review


I love discovering a new shifter series, this is a series by an author I haven't read before so you never know what to expect! I dived in and liked how Jaden was communicating with Maya, telepathically. They had never met but they are mates and upon their first meeting it got hot and heavy quickly, it seemed a little one sided at one point and made me a little uncomfortable, but then it is Paranormal and animals act differently, and Jaden felt bad, so don't be put off by that scene as you will miss out on a good read.
He was leaving his mark, as well as his scent, all over her, before this was over. He would make sure no other male would dare come near her, which at least would appease the cat, and the man, if he were being honest. The cat was hissing and clawing at him, incensed by the abhorrent scent of another male on his female. However, the man, he was disgusted with his own behaviour, and not being able to control it. Jaden was riddled with shame that he could have treated her so roughly, ignoring her fear and anxiety.
Maya is not a tame woman, so Jaden has his hands full getting to know her a little more. They are mates so the call to mate is strong between them but there is danger around and a few surprises too.
"Daniel, you just called out Daniel?" he looked at her again and realised her eyes were laughing at him. "Well as you decided it was okay to get in my pants while I was asleep, I decided it was okay to pretend you were someone else."
I mentioned they communicate a lot in their heads and I loved it's like couples texting in modern contemporary romances. It does get difficult for them as shielding thoughts is a skill to learn.
'Maya, if you don't like my thoughts, stay the fuck out of my head.' He snarled, showing her a mental picture of a she-cat with horns, and she threw him back an image of him with a flaccid dick and his balls swollen and dark blue.
Jaden is quite an alpha male, apparently a rich one too but meeting his mate takes its toll on him and a softer side is discovered. Maya discovers a lot about herself through the book and we get to meet quite a few other characthers, some very interesting ones.
"You are mine. You were given to me," he used his other hand to trace the mate mark on her palm with his thumb. "This is my proof that you are mine, and this." He told her, holding up his own hand, showing her his own mark. "This is the proof that I am yours.
I like the shifter world the author has set up, the men may be alpha but the women have all the power - not going to explain exactly how as that would be a spoiler!

The book doesn't end exactly where I would have liked but its a series and looks like book 2 starts where this one finished. Looking forward to diving into book 2.

4 Stars - give it a go.






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Sunday, 18 February 2018

OFF COURSE, A ZOMBIE CUPCAKE ANTHOLOGY IS NOW AVAILABLE!

OFF COURSE, A ZOMBIE CUPCAKE ANTHOLOGY IS NOW AVAILABLE! 

A Zombie Cupcake Press Anthology

What happens when a tang-smelling, foul-talking earthling duo sets out for cheap dates in outer space?

Casius and Remus are the most pathetic excuses for humans in the universe, but everyone deserves love right?

The hopeless pair go out on the pull after finding dates on the infamous “SpaceConnections” website but get lost in space.

On their journey to the illusive sector 315a to meet their dates they get lost after taking several wrong turns.

Follow their journey and meet the various beings they come across along the way in this hilarious and debaucherously filthy anthology of five short stories.

Featuring:

Virgin Women in Outer Space by Jim Ody

A Hillbilly in Space by Rena Marin 

Cosmic Justice by Erin Lee

Hacked by Alana Greig

Little Green Men by Rita Delude


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Summary

Virgin Women in Outer Space

Trenton and Bailey go through a magic door that sends them through time and space. They are turned into women. They meet a couple of guys who are smuggling sex bots and get into a barfight with Casius and Remus. They end up in jail with one of the sex bots, who then helps them escape. Casius and Remus take them back to the planet with the portal and they go home.


A Hillbilly in Space

One of said sex bots (pleasure bots) is abandoned on a trash planet by her owner. She gets picked up by Casius and Remus, who take her in their ship for a romp. They stumble across her former owner and reprogram his new pleasure bot to make fun of him.


Cosmic Justice

A Volusian waitress has to deal with two smelly Earthlings, Casius and Remus, but is surprised by the chivalrous behavior of Remus. She leaves planet Volusia and ends up on Earth. She starts a new job for a nice family on Earth and meets the love of her life.


Hacked

Hermaphroditic twins have hacked into SpaceConnecttions to lure Casius and Remus to them for revenge on all male humans. When they arrive, the girls are surprised by how kind Casius and Remus are. They change their plans and take all of their employer's money to start a new life.


Little Green Men

Despite not finding an actual sector 315a, the men finally arrive on a planet to meet the elusive BigTitsWarbler and InsertItInMyWormhole. They experience the wild side of planet Kolinka before finally indulging in the promised hook-up. After their fun, they are offered jobs on the planet. When they refuse, they are turned into frogs.



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About the Authors


Jim Ody

Jim was first published in an English School Textbook in 1987. He won a competition to draw a dog-walking machine. Having won an art competition the year before, he felt that at the age of eleven he had peaked and consequently retired from the world of art.
For 10 years Jim wrote for a number of websites reviewing and interviewing bands in his own unique way, as well as contributing dark poems and comedic features.
He writes dark psychological/thrillers that have endings that you won’t see coming, and favours stories packed with wit. He has written three novels released through Zombie Cupcake Press and has also contributed to several anthologies. Coming soon is his psychological/mystery ‘Beneath The Whispers’ released by Crazy Ink. He also has short stories appearing in the following anthologies ‘War Paint’, ‘Crazy Fools’, ‘AWOL A.I.’ and ‘The End?’.
Jim has a very strange sense of humour and is often considered a little odd. When not writing he will be found playing the drums, watching football and eating chocolate. He lives with his long-suffering wife and three beautiful children in Swindon, Wiltshire.

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Rena Marin

Rena Marin made her writing debut in 2017 when she co-authored The Guardians, the Tempest Isle Series Book One and the short, My Sister's Keeper, which is featured in the Madame Scarlet's Carnival Anthology hosted by Zombie Cupcake Press. 2018 will bring the release of the YA Paranormal/Horror Series, Dead Oaks Terrors which will debut with Book One, Halloween Nightmare, on February 25th. Rena will also be featured in many upcoming anthologies such as Capture, Off Course, A Paranormal Easter, The End?, Freaky Fetish, Moonstruck, What is Your Superpower?, and many more. In her personal life, Rena own her own small business and is married, with two children. She still resides in the small town of Newport, TN, where she was born and raised. 

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Erin Lee

International bestselling author Erin Lee, who also writes as EL George, is a dark fiction/reality author and therapist chasing a crazy dream one crazy story at a time. She is the author of Crazy Like Me, a novel published in 2015 by Savant Books and Publications, LLC, Wave to Papa, 2015, by Limitless Publishing, LLC and Nine Lives, 2016. She’s also author of When I’m Dead, Greener, Something Blue, Freak, The Ranch, Once Upon A Reality, Take Me As I Am and 99 Bottles. She also penned Losing Faith, a novella with Black Rose Writing.
She is also author of the “Diary of a Serial Killer Series,” Momma, which this series is based on, and the “Lola, Party of Eight Series” with Zombie Cupcake Press.
Lee is a co-founder of the “Escape from Reality Series”—a multi-genre, twenty-author, three-year, shared-world series with authors Taylor Henderson and Sara Schoen. Together, the trio has created the fictional town of Escape, Colorado, where authors and readers of all genres come to escape. Lee holds a master’s degree in psychology and works with at-risk families and as a court appointed special advocate. When she isn’t busy dissecting the human experience, she enjoys escaping from reality through reading and a myriad of crazy adventures that will probably one day get her killed. She’s cool with that.

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To join her Facebook street team and fan club group, look for Crazy Ink Events and Promo, Crazy Inklings and/or The Outsiders Street Team.


Alana Greig

Alana Greig is a bestselling romance and fantasy writer and mother of two from England and believes there is good in everyone. She is the author of The Aurora Stone, book one of “The Orea Chronicles.” She has plans to expand this series in the future.
She is also author of bestselling Jollie Zombie Christmas. Greig is co author with Erin Lee of the Once Upon a Reality series including - Once Upon a Reality, Twice Upon a Reality and Third Time Charm.
Greig’s imagination has always been vivid. While working for a publisher as a marketing manager, she was encouraged to put her imaginings down on paper.
When she is not playing referee to her two boys, Greig likes to curl up with a book. If she is not creating a new world, she is more than happy to escape into someone else’s. Greig is currently pursuing a degree in English literature and creative writing.

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Rita Delude 

Rita Delude creates worlds with words, whether it’s an undiscovered planet, a circus tent, a vampire’s cove, or a romantic getaway, that take readers to eclectic places and experiences. She has published short stories in the following anthologies: Through Their Eyes, War Cry, Madame Scarlet’s Carnival, Deadly World: Vampires in Paris, Deadly World: Vampires in New York, Craving: One Night, Off Course, Insane Insomnia, Falling for Crazy, War Paint, and Crazy About Love. Her first novella, Kaleidoscope, released in February 2018. Her novella Baby Blues releases in August 2018. She was a newspaper journalist and magazine writer and holds a MFA in Writing. A retired college professor, she lives in New Hampshire, USA with her husband.

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Wednesday, 14 February 2018

A feature on The Nysein Series by Beth Mikell and 3 freebies!!





This series by Beth Mikell should be more well known, I read it a few years ago and loved it. Check out more about it below including my reviews and some freebies. 


Salvation Book 1
The Nysein: A few centuries ago, control became an issue abounding in a war like no other. The vampires and necromancers reigned sovereign in the shadows of eerie night. They prophesied a new era…a new breed of enhanced vampire no one on earth had ever seen…
A wasting disease marks the Nysein race after King Darién seeks vengeance upon his mother’s murderers. Every day he chokes on loneliness and past mistakes as another innocent victim dies without hope. His only salvation lies in a whispered curse, immersed in an ancient mating ritual. An idea so repulsive, he can’t imagine ever fulfilling…mating for life with a woman he’s never met, half human, half vampire. With one look upon the half-breed’s face, his rationality plummets.
For scholarly beauty Jenera Cole, life moves in slow motion, another strike against her…another disappointment. She is unaware of her immortal destiny until fate traps her inside an otherworldly hell, however, a stranger appears within her supernatural prison…a man with seductive eyes and an incredible power. Destiny isn’t only a word, it is the source of the Nysein magic, and Jenera must accept her fate. She must lay claim to the lost King as secrets bury them, lies unite them, and a prophecy comes true…
The Nysein: Salvation (Immortal Stain #1)



******My Review******
Five star read
This is my first book by this author and won't be the last!
The Nysein are a higher race of vamps and Darien is the King of his people. He has been told he should go find a half-breed that will help cure his people of a devastating wasting disease .... He doesn't truly believe in his fated mate and has no interest in finding her until he see's her.......
Jenera is a quiet and sensible characther, but when she's in an accident and close to death she's confused and keeps seeing a dark handsome stranger visiting her, but he keeps disappearing. When she awakes she's somewhere new and that man is there and is even more alluring. He is smitten and most probably she is too.
I loved the way the Jenera and Darien met in 'spirit' world before meeting in the flesh. I also found Darien very romantic as he really did not want to push her into mating with him. The difficult part for him was how to tell a human that he is a vampire, and that he wants her to stay with him forever and hopefully heal his people. This is when we see Jenera bloom and become a worthy queen.
The world building was well done and characther development enjoyable, the storyline kept me hooked until the end, I could have read more of this couple as they were so sexy and fun together, totally fated souls in my pov.
5 stars - can't fault it


Release Book 2
The Immortal Stain Series continues with Book 2...
Kendra, the Mistress of Water, finds herself sinking within an ocean of heartbreak as Destiny lands her once again on the Isle of Serey. Nothing is going right—from her awareness to the island’s most prominent Nysein womanizer to the desire he shimmies over body. She can’t fight the pull he has on her, but she suspects he’s tipping more than smooth banter with one of her sisters. Jealousy slashes the darkest recesses of her heart, yet she’s tired of waiting for him. Either he’ll give her what she wants, or she’ll finally walk away…
Maxim Korden, seneschal to King Darien, has always loved the female sex. The scent, texture, and visual stimulation of beautiful woman makes him crazy with need. However, he carries a deep secret—one impossible to believe. For nearly one hundred years, he can’t touch a woman without sickness, though one caress upon Kendra’s skin and the sweetest nirvana engulfs him. Fate has tilted a deadly trial against their brief happiness as a sinister force traps his newfound love.
The Nysein Release



******My Review******
So from blurb you know this is about Maxim and Kendra, two strong and possibly stubborn people who are fated to be together, they both have interesting personalities and good relationships with others. I found Maxim and King Darien's relationship very sweet and funny as they're quite candid with each other.
You can't have a romance without some angst and danger mixed in, there is an ongoing storyline from book 1 and new storylines introduced to make you yearn for next book.
I have to mention Darien and Jenera, I adored their relationship in this book, obviously it wasn't their book but the cameo appearances were just so sweet.
A great read, I really enjoyed this book, the story, characthers and the authors writing.
Recommended read.
4.5 vampy stars

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A Serenade with Beauty: A Kurdish Love Story 


Shahram “Ram” Zare carries a dark secret—shadows of unresolved pain. Five years earlier, he and his brother fled their home country after a tribal war, but now, the ghosts have settled, and their uncle travels to the US, hoping to encourage the brothers to marry. And Ram has been charged with finding a pseudo-fiancée for his older brother, Javad. His search leads him to a beautiful woman. He hesitates to ask her to be a pawn in such an archaic system of duty, especially as his heart grows deeper in love with her.
As Mia Phillips watches her mother slip away from cancer, she bows under the pressure of unpaid bills and heartache. No amount of soul searching fills her empty bank account… or her indecision over the most breathtaking man. Ram offers her a life change, yet not with him—a fake marriage of convenience to his brother. Javad is too hard and rigid, but Ram… he is the other half of her soul. Yet they must remain friends to make the lie seem real. Or will they?
Everything comes down to propriety, honor, and the right to choose the love of their hearts…


Beneath Her Skin


Brooke Stone runs a slumping hot air balloon business and pride keeps her from asking for help. Her last flight of the day introduces her to Damon Sinclair. He is mysterious, sexy, and he wants her to work for him. But there is deception at play. Someone is gunning for her, strategically placing Brooke at the center of danger, while Damon uses all his government resources to help her. She is two steps away from a break down, yet her new savior proves she needs a miracle, and she cannot help but hold onto his dust-devil storm, awestruck and seduced.
No matter their sensual cravings, trouble is coming… and so is the truth.


After*Burn: Poems: Shadows of Brokenness 


The inside of brokenness is dark and gritty. A place where pain resides. It’s not sunshine and roses. It’s not rainbows and flowers. No, this real. This is where heartache meets the soul on a journey of healing. This is therapy between ink and words. It’s called… survival.