Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Fall in love with this paw-some collection of 12 shifter romances.




Fall in love with this paw-some collection of 12 shifter romances.

From spell-binding romances to heart pounding adventures, there's something for everyone in this collection of paranormal and urban fantasy romances. Whether you want to challenge the alpha, fall for the bear, or fly with the dragon, you can find it all within these pages.

Grab your copy today: https://bit.ly/sgwset

This set includes the following full-length books:

🐾 Claimed by her Cougar by Felicity Heaton
🐾 Oracle Defiant by Keira Blackwood & Liza Street
🐾 Deceived by Ann Gimpel
🐾 Protectors of Poison by Laura Greenwood
🐾 Rescued by Bears by Skye MacKinnon
🐾 Sea Dragon’s Hunger by Rebecca Rivard
🐾 Wolf’s Whisper by Arizona Tape
🐾 Beginnings by J.A. Belfield
🐾 Breath of Night by Ophelia Bell
🐾 A Sorcerer’s Night by Marie-Claude Bourque
🐾 Induction by T.K. Eldridge
🐾 The Alpha Heist by Kate Rudolph


Saturday, 11 July 2020

The Beast Within (Blindfold, Inc., #1) by Liz Cowan - Review


The Beast Within (Blindfold, Inc., #1)
by
Liz Cowan


A contemporary twist on Beauty and the Beast, with just a touch of magic to spice things up.
Crystal Belle St. James’ life is demanding to the point of overwhelming. Her days revolve around the thriving exotic plant and floral nursery. Her nights are devoted to caring for a parent suffering from Alzheimer's. She is lonely. But there are not enough hours in the day for a social life.
Reclusive Daniel Di Domenico may be handsome and wealthy but prefers solitude. No aimless thrashing about to find love for him. He doubts true love even exists.
Then Fate steps in. A brief glimpse of Crystal captures his interest. But before he can act on his desire to meet her, Daniel contracts Bell’s palsy and becomes temporarily disfigured. Just when he was ready to reach for something more than the status quo, his world becomes a cage of doctors and therapy.
Enter Blindfold, Inc. a unique dating service which allows couples to get to know each other without relying on a visual assessment of the other. On a Blindfold date, all the other senses come into play. They have the opportunity to discover the person behind the social mask. If they are lucky, they get to know their heart and soul.

My Review

This book is based around the beauty and the beast theme, a favourite of mine.

Daniel is a successful businessman, but his heart is guarded, not just for romantic love but relationships in general. When a medical condition changes his perspective, we get to see the real Daniel and his rather nice.

Crystal is the opposite of early Daniel in many ways, warm, caring and open. She also happens to run a successful business.

When I say caring, she really is, as she has been caring for her mother with early onset dementia. I'm well aware of this disease and what it takes from the person suffering and their family and I felt the author covered it well.

Daniel and Crystal together are sweet and sexy. They have a few issues to deal with in their story but generally it's easy reading.

The magical part.... I wasn't sure of, I went with it but it was quite vague, think along the lines of 'the good witch' with extra seasoning.

I really enjoyed the story and characters and I'm giving it 3.75/5 stars. The book could do with another quick edit, the odd name wrong and maybe taking a couple of Daniels love's out.

I would recommend this book, I wanted to get back to it when I had to put it down. 

Buy Links

Available on Kindle Unlimited



Saturday, 4 July 2020

The Agent by Ellen Lane - Audio Book Review


The Agent
by 

Alice Tate is a fashion designer and a tabloid sensation. As a member of the Tate family, she’s always been certain that she can have everything she wants in life: Luxury, a loving family, a successful career or even men at her beck and call. This easy access to everything makes her feel apathetic and uninterested in anyone.
Russell Darwell is a British billionaire superagent that represents Hollywood’s elite in America. He is a man of high caliber: super rich, classy, charming and successful. After a youth of decadence Russell has never believed that he would find true love and he's sworn only to live for himself and his own success.
However, after casually meeting at a fashion-show fundraiser, Alice discovers that the certainty she once felt towards men seems to have deserted her when she becomes blindsided by Russell’s intriguing personality.
And Russell's self-centered lifestyle, is whittled away by designer Alice Tate -the kind of woman he has never known – powerful enough to make him face the demons of his past and wonder: can he ever be certain about love again? 



MY REVIEW

Alice is a successful designer and is a well-known socialite who has brief flings with men. I did like her, especially as she tries to fight her attraction to Russell - even if she fails!

Russell, is a well-known agent, who keeps women at arm's length, but Russell is drawn to Alice. It's obvious he has a history that makes him try to keep away. He is a gentleman on the surface, but I liked him more when his seductive side came through.

This romance is drawn out, they play games but that makes it more fulfilling when they get it on! They wouldn't put it that way as they are 'well to do' lol

It's another world to normal people's lives, posh hotels, private jets etc, but under that they're still human with emotions and issues.

I have to say a latecomer in this book is Franklin and I found him an entertaining character!

I listened to the audiobook and I really enjoyed it. My only criticism would be the narrator did an extremely posh voice for a couple of the characters, which I found a little too much.

All in all, I'd recommend this story, get whisked across the oceans in this billionaire romance. ❤️

4 HEA stars


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Tuesday, 30 June 2020

A Tale as Old as Time by Mya O'Malley - Review


A Tale as Old as Time
by 
Mya O'Malley


Some tales as old as time have deep, dark secrets that are never meant to be uncovered. Jackson, a recently separated man, steers clear of women, even his sexy southern co-worker, Kristen. An unlikely friendship between the two begins as they partner up to solve a cold mystery, one dating back to 1871. The seaside pub in which they are both employed becomes a setting of intrigue and danger.

What starts out as an intriguing way to pass the time becomes an obsession of sorts as Jackson bonds with the spirit Mille, an agonized soul who’s seeking closure and true love at a deadly price. This jealous spirit will stop at nothing to see that Kristen is no longer a threat in her manipulative plan.

Add to the plot a beautiful, mysterious stranger named Emily, who captures Jackson’s heart but leaves him wanting more. Jackson’s got his hands full of women with issues. Will Mille find that true love is more than meets the eye or is she destined to spend eternity trapped in a house filled with heartache?




MY REVIEW

I enjoyed this one. It's a mix of lots of genres into one page turning story. We have romance, mystery, history, a ghost and a whiff of danger.....

I really liked Jackson his an easy going guy that is slowly rebuilding his life after his soon to be ex-wife cheated on him! He certainly had some nerve that's for sure, I'd have run a mile from there and got another job!!

Kristen, is Jackson's workmate and joint ghost detective, they have a constantly changing relationship and I'm glad she didn't have as much nerve as Jackson as it wasn't exactly safe for her there, and made me feel uneasy. I scare easily lol.

Millie, what to say about her, she's bitter and cross and she had a tale and a half to tell.

I enjoyed both the past and present stories that are intertwined in this book and had no idea which way it would go!

An intriguing story. Now to try to sleep after finishing a ghost story.....

4.5 bump in the night stars


Buy Links

UK  https://amzn.to/2NHxQci
US  https://amzn.to/2YK33C5



Monday, 29 June 2020

Slake His Thirst (In Blood #0.5) by Setta Jay - New Release - Review



Happy Release Day Setta Jay​

Grab this hot and steamy PNR novella today for only 99p!

Slake His Thirst
by 

Sage has always been a little restless. From bounty hunter to bar owner, she still hasn’t found a purpose she truly enjoys. So, when she’s given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the ultra-exclusive Aletheia resort, Slake, she jumps at the chance to get away and think. As a Mageia whose power is centered in plants and the earth, Sage assumes she’ll be more tempted to see Slake’s magical one-of-a-kind gardens than play with the sexy vampire-like Immortals all over the resort. Only, one beautiful man catches her eye, right before she inadvertently unleashes a savage magic best left dormant.

Lucius is constructing new security plans when he finds himself drawn to a seductive mortal guest at his father’s resort. When he realizes the sexy blonde is a security threat his sister has allowed onto the island, he sets out to learn all her secrets.
When Sage raises ancient magic that could threaten her life, Lucius rushes to save his tempting mystery woman. Only when he nears her does he realize she is the woman he has been waiting thousands of years to find. She is his.

Will the power Sage unleashes destroy her, or does fate have other plans?


My Review 

A deliciously erotic read.

Lucius runs the resort that has featured before in the Guardians of the Realms series. There's s new visitor he isn't happy about but once he sees her his drawn to her.

Sage has magic, she is human+ you could say, she's excited to visit her sister. Unfortunately/fortunately this trip isn't going to run to plan, it's going to get hot!

Lucius and Sage have a connection, they're mates and this story rotates around their mating, so yes it's extremely sexy.

Thank goodness for that healing balm they have 😉

I love Setta's story and enjoyed this novella-length book, time for a cold shower.

4 Sexy Stars

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Friday, 26 June 2020

Poetic Complexities of Life by Matthew Collins - Review


Poetic Complexities of Life
by Matthew Collins


Book Info

This is a book of poetry that has many take home messages. There is poetry here that will get you thinking and feeling about the world around you. Some hard hitting truths, realities and complexities that will tease out your emotions. This book will take you on a journey through life's rich tapestry. It will open minds and hearts to this rollercoaster that we find ourselves riding every day.


🔥 Buy Links 🔥

Only 99c/77p



📚 My Review 📚

This book of poems is listed for 13-18 year olds, but personally as an adult I really enjoyed reading this poet's work.

The poems are thought-provoking and deal with many subjects that are prevalent in society. There are many that touched me including 'Spectrum' and 'My Life'. I also enjoyed 'Our Town ' as it bought back memories of being younger!

I'm going to give to my daughter to read too.

Poetry is hard to rate but the way the poems make you 'pause for thought', I'll give it five stars.



Thursday, 25 June 2020

When We Are Old by Anna Bloom - New Release - Review - Book 1 Free for a limited time




When We Are Old (If We Were... #2)
by 

The prize of forever has never seemed further away in the final book in this heartbreaking duet.

Ronnie Childs has questions.

What happens now she and Matthew Carling have crossed the line into love?

Can they survive the enormous pressure that turning a lifelong dream into reality entails?

And what happens when fate sends them a curveball neither of them expects?

Matthew Carling has questions of his own.

How can he protect his boys from the bitter battle with his ex?

What happens now he’s given everything up for memories and love?

Can he and Ronnie survive when life keeps throwing all it has at them?

When things get real and playing grown-ups loses its charm, will reality make them both ache for the past? Will their promise to love one another even when they are old become one of the most difficult promises they’ve ever tried to keep? The prize of forever has never seemed further away.



REVIEW

Ronnie and Matthew ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

A rekindled romance, well a love that should have been fought for years before, but that's history this story is about now, and how I Loved it.

This is obviously book 2 - in book 1 Ronnie and Matthew found each other again, this is about them working out their forever and there are moments I paused breathing and another I had to put my Kindle down and say oh my god!

Ronnie has a teenager, Matthew has two sons, one lives in London the other Scotland - if your expecting a smooth romance you'll be disappointed. This story has many factors, realism being one and that is something I like in a contemporary romance.

All the characters came to life as I turned the pages and I really cared and hurt for them as I read their story.

The double epilogue was perfect and something that made me smile from ear to ear .


Five blended stars

When We Are Old


Book 1 is FREE until Friday 26th June
If We Were Young: A Friends to Lovers Romance