Tuesday, June 30, 2015

~Review~The Grey Curse by Krista Kelly


Title: The Grey Curse
Author: Krista Kelly
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: May 12, 2015
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Fantasy
Page Count: 109

**I received a copy of this book, from the author, in exchange for a honest review.**


One inexperienced witch. One rogue vampire. Thrown together by fate, they must break her family's curse before time runs out for them both. 

For nearly two centuries, every female descendant of the witch Rebecca Grey has died mysteriously at the age of twenty-one. The last of her line, Selena Grey has done everything to live a normal life. That is until she learns of the curse placed on her family. Selena's 21st birthday is coming soon and she has to find a way to break the curse and live. 

Decan Colt wants more than anything to be normal again. For 160 years, he has walked the earth a blood-thirsty monster, a vampire. He was traded and trained at a young age to be his mother's revenge on Rebecca Grey and her family. But when he sees his latest target, he falters. Something about Selena Grey reminds him of the humanity he thought he had lost so long ago. 

When Decan refuses to kill Selena, his maker decides to take matters into his own hands. Together, they must break the curse or face the wrath of an older vampire bent on vengeance. Will they be the latest victims of the Grey Curse?  



The Grey Curse is the debut novella from Krista Kelly. It is a great start to future books. The book is slightly shorter that most but it really packs a punch. The book follows Selena Grey, the last female descendent to Rebecca Grey. Selena is blindsided when her mother informs her that she is a witch. Selena doesn't believe it. I wouldn't either if I was told, out of the blue, that I was a witch. What makes it even better is that everyone around states that she is but Selena refuses to accept it. Ultimately Selena accepts the truth and moves on from it. Decan Colt enters the picture. Mysterious guy with a mysterious past. He has his sights set on Selena. At first his interest was anything but good. As he gets to know her, his feelings change. We discover his true intentions with Selena and the skeletons that lay in his past. Decan is a character you want to hate but realize he's a victim of circumstances. 

The book goes at a fast pace but is easy to follow. It tells a story of how the past and present are connected. The sins of the past fall upon its descendents, who are left to pick up the pieces. The author does an excellent job at telling Selena and Decan's story. I wished that the book was longer. I wanted more of a  background story for Decan and Nikolai. Overall it was a great book and highly recommended. 



4 out of 5 Stars!!









~Release Blitz and Giveaway~ Breaking Clear by MJ Summers

Book: Breaking Clear
Author: MJ Summers
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Synopsis
Clever. Steamy. Inspiring.
You fell in love with Harper Young as Megan Sullivan's fiercely loyal, feisty best-friend in Breaking Love. As a talented art director at Style Magazine in Manhattan, she lives a life of glamour, managing to put a safe distance between herself and her painful past. One spring day, she answers a call that will change everything. Her father has had an accident and needs Harper to go home to Boulder, Colorado to care for him. Given an ultimatum by her boss, she chooses family, leaving her career behind. She drives across the country to find that the only man to make her heart ache with desire will be her new neighbour. Now, living in a city with a past that haunts her, she finds herself falling for Evan Donovan, a hot-as-hell contractor and her big brother's best friend.
When Evan Donovan isn't on a construction site, he is usually hanging from a cliff somewhere. He's been dealt a rough hand when it comes to love and now believes in keeping things simple. His wife left him just as the recession forced him to shut down his home building company. Now after three years of strict perseverance, he is finally back on top again and he intends to stay there. But when Harper Young drops into his life, things are going to suddenly get complicated. He finds himself wondering why he never noticed her when they were teenagers. He resolves to stay away from his best friend's little sister but the pull he feels to her is just too strong. Harper and Evan quickly find themselves in each other's arms, trying to fool themselves into believing that they won't fall in love.
Will Harper's glamorous life come calling before she can overcome the humiliation of being in a town where everyone knows about her past? Will Evan overcome his inability to trust? The clock is ticking as these two perfect-for-each other people decide if they can make that final leap.
Lose yourself in Harper and Evan's romantic journey as they fight for their forever.
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Each book can be read as a stand-alone (i.e. NO cliff-hangers) but each book also has at least one character linked to another book in the series.

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MJ Summers currently resides in Canada, not far from the Rocky Mountains, with her husband, three young children and their goofy dog. When she's not writing erotic novels she loves running, reading, going for long dinners with her girlfriends, swimming, and camping with her family.

                         



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  OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES
Break In Two (#1)

The international bestseller that's as satisfying as the perfect man - long and thick with all the right moves at just the right pace. Meet Cole Mitchell, the sexiest man to ever ride a horse. He's about to fall hard for his new chef, Claire Hatley, but just when they start to count on a happily ever after, the past comes back to tear them apart. Laugh, cry and fall in love with Break in Two.
Breaking Love (#2)


Meet Luc Chevalier, the swoon-worthy French millionaire. Luc has moves so hot, he’ll melt your tablet. His accent alone causes panties to drop of their own accord. Luc is about to come face to face with Megan Sullivan, a beautiful photographer and single mom, who long ago forgot what it\'s like to feel like a woman. They agree to one night together in Paris and no more. But Luc's longing for her is not to be denied. Can two people from such different worlds find their happy ending? Find out in Breaking Love.
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~Review~ Inevitable by C.A. Harms


INEVITABLE
Author: CA Harms
Series: The Key West Series #2 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
~ SYNOPSIS ~
Harper Jameson, had built the necessary walls to keep her heart safe.

Never again would she allow herself to become weak and vulnerable.

Confident and full of attitude.

A mask she wore than many fell for...

Except Easton Black.

He was equally confident, cocky and knew what he wanted.

Determined.

Things he wanted rarely escaped his grasp.

He was immune to the facade Harper had created.

She was intriguing.

It was Inevitable and Harper could sense that there was no way out.

Easton Black would no doubt be the man that could change everything.

People aren't always as strong as they appear to be on the outside...



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~Review~

I doubt that there is anything that C.A. Harms can write that I won't read. She's a great writer who knows what she is doing. She creates characters and storylines that are dynamic and entertaining. In Inevitable, we follow Harper and Easton. When Harper was first introduced in Loving Colt, I wondered who she would end up with. She's a force to be reckoned with and beat a man down with her sharp tongue. Easton is the perfect fit for her. He's a little calmer compared to his friends. He creates a yin and yang balance for her. 

I thought that Harper's personality was always like the way it is. I had no idea rhat her past was as traumatic as it was. You are able to understand her personality more. You understand why she puts up a wall. Easton is the one person who can crack through her shell. He seems more laid back rhan the others. He and Harper make the perfect pair. 

I enjoyed Harms writing. She graps the reader's attention from the beginning. I appreciate how she tackled the subject of assault. She didn't brush under the rug but she did over write it. It was enough for the reader to understand and not feel uncomfortable. 

It's a pleasure reading this author's books. I know no matter what,  I'll be entertained. I highly recommend this series looking for a great read.

~Rating~

5 out of 5 Stars!!

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~ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~
CA Harms
C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.

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~New Release~ So Shall I Reap by Kathy-Lynn Cross

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There is a brand new release through Clean Teen Publishing today! SO SHALL I REAP by Kathy-Lynn Cross, is a scythetacular young adult paranormal romance. Yes, that word is totally made up. Anyhow, don't wait, get a great deal on this hot new release today before the price goes up. We can't wait to hear what everyone thinks of this first book in The Unseen Series by debut author— Kathy-Lynn Cross.

SO SHALL I REAP by Kathy-Lynn Cross

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Las Vegas, Nevada can't contain Alexcia Crystalline Stasis, who is living the ideal teenager's dream as the school's elite socialite. That is, until a fatal car accident changes everything. Now Alexcia's emotions are on the verge of combusting. As if mourning the loss of her boyfriend isn't enough, she is also dealing with extreme night terrors that leave her wondering if she just might need to be fitted for a straightjacket.
Tevin isn't your normal daemon. He's the leader of his clan, and he also happens to be a very active Grim Reaper. He never wanted to be charged with babysitting the one girl who can sway Creation's Balance. Tevin has known and kept Alexcia safe most of her life. Now that he has to become even more personally involved in her protection, Tevin finds himself having a hard time separating his sworn duty and pure curiosity. What does make Alexcia tick?
Will Tevin be able to keep Alexcia safe from the Unseen? And will Alexcia's emotions eventually help Tevin attempt to understand what being human is all about? Or will the entities and assassins' of the Unseen get what they want … her dead.
So Shall I Reap is the first installment in an exciting new young adult paranormal series.

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~Release Blitz~ A Midsummer Night's Kiss by Various Authors

A Midsummer Night's Kiss: Four wonderful, scandalous, and emotionally-charged Regency Romances!

ON SALE FOR ONLY 99 CENTS

 Title: A Midsummer Night’s Kiss
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: June 29th 2015
Cover Designer: AuthorsDesigns



BLURBS


THE MARQUESS AND I
Stacy Reid

Lady Willow Arlington, hauntingly lovely, is also blind and known by the ton as the dowry-less daughter. Alasdair Morley, the Marquess of Westcliffe, is in need of an heiress, but Lady Willow should be the last person he craves after she was persuaded to reject his offer of marriage when he was a mere third son. Passion reignites between them, and he makes an enticing offer she cannot resist, drawing them into a dance of lust and love despite the misgivings in his heart.


MIDNIGHT WISH
Lily Maxton

Heiress Jane Cartwright wants a suitor who likes her instead of her dowry. Her parents want a titled son-in-law. When a stranger falls out of a tree and lands at her feet at the Midsummer Ball, she's intrigued with this charmingly awkward, science-minded man. She thinks her deepest wish has been answered when she finds out he's titled. But Jane learns that wishes can be fickle, and her whirlwind romance might just be too good to be true...


ONCE UPON A PROMISE
Nicola Davidson

Long abandoned by her aristocratic soldier husband, Emma Montclair craves a formal separation. To forget the man who pulled her into his glittering, stifling world, introduced
her to sizzling passion, then broke her heart. 

Home at last, Major Caleb Montclair offers the wife he never stopped loving a counter-bargain: Grant him the six weeks until Midsummer Night to win her back. But even as old
tenderness rekindles, lost time and shocking secrets threaten their second chance...


AND THEN THE MOON
Ally Broadfield

After unexpectedly inheriting a viscountcy, Duncan Newfield must join society. He seems to be the only one not enjoying the Midsummer Night's Ball - until he discovers Lady Madalene Parish hiding in the garden. Her father, Lord Gilmanton, has ordered her to accept a marriage proposal, any marriage proposal, by the end of the season. A bargain is struck and they enter into a fake engagement, but once they realize they might be perfect for one another, unexpected complications arise that may prevent them from having a future together.

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~Release Day Blitz~ Others Of Seattle Box Set by Brandy L. Rivers




Others of Seattle – Box Set 1
Author: Brandy L Rivers
Genre: Paranormal Romance
– Blurb –
✦ Nights Embrace ✦
It all started with a song.

Roxy was instantly captivated by his voice.

Trevor couldn't stay away, despite fearing his reality would scare her away.

Everything is about to change. Roxy will learn there's a whole world she's only dreamed of.

Can they survive an age old vendetta? Will love prevail? Or will the truth be too much for Roxy?

✦ Storm Mistress ✦
Nothing is as it seems.

Everything Isadora wants is right in front of her. But as her best friend, Toryn is off-limits.

Toryn has a long past full of secrets. Until the truth comes out, she can't know how he really feels.

When she's attacked by her own kind the old rules no longer apply.

After a decade of misdirection and omissions, can Isa still trust Toryn’s only goal is to protect her?

✦ Accepting Fate ✦
Accept fate, or it destroys you...

Michael Nights hides his true nature. His first love, Amanda, convinced him he was a monster when she left.

Gwen Fate takes one look at Mike and is captivated. She wants to know all his secrets.

Amanda deLuna has changed, but was it for the better? She can offer Mike what he always wanted.

Mike will have to choose, the life he wished for? Or his fate?

✦ Red Queen ✦
Joey Mullins is the man who got away. Desire will stop at nothing to get the werewolf back in her bed.

When Joey learns Red Queen is playing at the same music festival he goes on high alert. He has no doubt an old flame is out for Sorcha’s blood.

Sorcha has seen Desire use dark magic to manipulate Joey against his will. That doesn’t scare her. She’s willing to fight dirty to keep her man.



~ ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Brandy L Rivers ~
I've always loved books, especially about monsters and magic, so I started writing. I'm working on a prequel and the next few books in the Others of Edenton series, and I have a head full of stories to share.

I'm a stay at home mother with a wonderful husband who lets me write and write to my hearts content.

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

~Excerpt and Giveaway~ Suspicion At Sea by Amie Nichols


 Ellie and Justin will soon learn everything can change in the blink of an eye.

Title:  Suspicion at Sea
Author:  Amie Nichols
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Cover Designer:  Sara Eirew
Release Date:  June 2, 2015

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When FBI Agent Ellie Marks goes on vacation to Bailey Island in Maine, she plans on having a relaxing few weeks to reset her mind. After an extreme undercover mission and being shot, she needs some time to forget everything horrible that has happened in her life.

She doesn't plan, however, on meeting Justin Bennett, an ex Navy Seal. An instant attraction forms like neither have ever experienced, bonding them.

A mysterious disappearance of three of the island's residents begins a chain reaction of secrets that changes everything they thought they knew.

The only thing Justin knows for sure is that he doesn't plan on letting anything get in the way of his and Ellie's happiness. 



Grabbing her by the waist, I lift her up off the rock and hold her there, staring into her eyes.
“Why won't you tell me where you work?” I ask. She pushes on my shoulders, and starts laughing. “I kind of like you, and I would like to know more about you,” I tell her as she stops struggling and gets serious.
“You kind of like me?” she repeats.
“Yeah, I kind of like you, a lot.” I slide her down so her face is even with mine. Her breath hitches, our lips inches from touching.
“I'm an FBI agent,” she whispers, her eyes watching me.
“Really?” I put her down. “You're not here investigating the disappearance are you?” I am suddenly suspicious as all her questions come to mind.
“No, God no,” she instantly says. “I swear, I'm here on vacation. I didn't know anything about it until I got here.” She senses my change and reaches out to touch my arm.
“You've just been kind of elusive.” I look down at her hand on my forearm.
“That has nothing to do with anything other than a woman being careful.” She drops her hand and crosses her arms over her chest.  “Do most women you meet spill their life history to you in the first hour?” Now the tide changes as she starts to get feisty about it. “Do you want my bank account number, or how about my social?” She is getting fierier right before my eyes and I laugh, it's innocent and sexy at the same time.
“Okay, I'm sorry.” I can't stop laughing as she fumes. I bend at the knees and wrap my arms around her waist again, this time throwing her over my shoulder. “Do I need to throw you in the ocean to cool you off?”
“Justin, put me down.” I can hear amusement in her voice so I don't put her down, but start walking toward the water, and she wraps her arms around my chest.
“Just so you know, if I'm going in so are you.” She has a death grip on me and I have no doubt that she will not be letting go. It doesn't stop me as I continue to walk into the water.
“Justin,” she squeals as the cold Atlantic Ocean hits her legs. She'll have to let go when her head hits the water. At least that's what I think, but she doesn't and I'm totally submerged before I let go of her tiny waist. This woman is stubborn and I love it. She comes up from the cold water for air, inhaling deep.  I pull on her arm to bring her back to me when she struggles in the waves. I'm anchored, being used to the waves, and her body smashes into mine. Once again we are face to face.






I've have met some amazing woman on my journey so far, and have learned so much. (Sometimes the hard way.) I've been like a sponge soaking up all the information I can on how the publishing world works. It's been a rollercoaster ride with its ups and its downs. 

No matter what, I will never regret anything I've done. You can't succeed if you don't try, and if you don't try you won't succeed. One of my favorite quotes "If the dream is big enough the facts don't matter".
Some other info about me, I love my family, friends, wine and anything caffeinated. I also love writing HEA. For the same reason I won't watch a movie that I know will make me cry, (with the exception of Steel Magnolias) I will never write a book without a HEA. There might be a few twists and turns, a cliffhanger or two. But ultimately my stories will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside. For me, reading is entertainment, a way to escape this crazy insane world. If a book leaves me feeling sad, mad or gut wrenched, it is not for me. There is enough gut-wrenching sadness in this world, I don't need to read about it too. 

I started writing four years ago, and have no plans on stopping. So keep your eye on me because with the help of some amazing people and my wonderful fans, this girl is going to be on the New York Times bestselling list someday.



Saturday, June 27, 2015

~Cover Reveal~ All The Way To Heaven by Becky Doughty

THE FALLOUT SERIES

We have some more cover goodness for your viewing pleasure. Check out the new cover for ALL THE WAY TO HEAVEN by Becky Doughty. This new adult contemporary romance, published by Clean Teen Publishing, will hit shelves in January 2016. Take a look at the cover, give the blurb a read, and comment to let us know what you think! We love hearing from our readers.

ALL THE WAY TO HEAVEN by Becky Doughty


Anica Tomlin, business major, has just learned that the man she's been planning her future around, her Global Finance professor, already has a beautiful wife and family. Ani cashes in her graduation gift to herself a little early—a trip to Tuscany—but from the moment she boards the wrong train in Pisa, her plans for solitude and self-indulgence begin to unravel around her.
When a bicycle accident thrusts Ani into the skilled hands of the dashing Dr. Cosimo Lazzaro, she reluctantly accepts his invitation to recover in his family's country villa, perched on a hilltop surrounded by the Lazzaro olive groves. But it's been a black year for olive growers all over Italy, and generations of tradition are being put to the test like never before.
Ani is swept up in the drama of life in Tuscany, the convergence of old and new, and the passions that drive people to pursue the desires of their hearts. Just as Ani begins to get her feet under her again, an unexpected turn of events leaves her doubting the very existence of happily-ever-after, unless she can learn to trust the desires of her own heart.
Although All the Way to Heaven is a stand-alone novel, it is the first book in The Fallout Series, a collection of sweet contemporary romances that follow characters featured in the first book.

Friday, June 26, 2015

~Review~ House of Royals by Keary Taylor


Title: House of Royals
Author: Keary Taylor
Publisher: Self Published
Publish Date:June 21, 2015
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 201




Every town has its history and skeletons, but Silent Bend, Mississippi’s are darker than most. Ruled from the shadows by the House—the immortal Born and their aging, enslaved Bitten—everyone knows not to go out after dark and that the police will never look into crimes involving blood. 

Alivia Ryan didn’t know the man who claims to be her father through a will even existed until she inherits the Conrath plantation. Instead of the sleepy house she expects, she finds a mansion and a staff who look at her with fear in their eyes. 

Ian Ward tried to kill Alivia the first time they met, and then insisted he train her to defend herself against the House, who he claims will try to manipulate and take her in for their own political reasons. And the growing attraction between them will threaten their lives—Ian is a sworn enemy of the House. 

In Silent Bend, people disappear, the threat of a demented King and the legend of his resurrecting Queen hang over everyone’s heads, and proving loyalty means far more than blood. You’d better watch who you trust in this town…


What?! OMG! That book was so good. I need more. When does the next one come out?? 
 Okay, let me get to the review. The House Of Royals is a little bit of Beautiful Creatures with a little bit of The Morganville Vampire series mixed with a uniqueness of its own. I was drawn to the book by its description. A town that knows Vampires exist but no one outside of the town does. At night you have to stay in your house. It makes you wonder why they stay. Ian sums it up best, “When your roots run deep, it’s hard to walk away.” That's true. It's why most continue to live in small towns. The story is so entertaining. It had my attention from the beginning and has left me with a book hangover. 
Alivia is the heroine. She has inherited not only a house but a huge secret. She takes it in stride. She's one of those characters that you love. She is emotional yet strong. Funny yet serious. In real life she would be your BFF. She makes the perfect heroine. She ends up with Ian. He's serious and brooding. The complete opposite of Alivia. They work well together and have interesting scenes. I enjoyed reading about them both. I was rooting for them from the beginning. 
Every character in this book is great, even the villain. You love to hate them. Taylor does an excellent job at creating a story that entertains and engages the reader. She creates a world that is both dark and light, human and vampire world, Born and Bitten vampires. I like how she was able bring the action and violence without being overly graphic. It's a story that would capture the attention of adults but is clean enough for older teens. 
I was slightly upset that there was a cliffhanger and she leaves you teetering on the edge at the end. I'm over it because I know it's needed. I just want the next book now. Lol I absolutely loved this book, in case you can't tell, and highly recommend it. 



5 out of 5 Stars!!!



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