Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Gone Hunting (0.3 Weird Girls) Cecy Robson - Blog Tour


by Cecy Robson

Weird Girls, #0.3
Publication Date: October 24, 2018
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy, Romance, Standalone, Prequel



Discover Cecy Robsons sensational Weird Girls series for the first time or go back to the beginning

The rest of the werewolf pack might consider Aric Connor to be omniscient and destined to save the world when evil returns to claim it. But for the most part, fifteen-year-old Aric ignores the confirmations of his powers, taking everything in stride until he meets her.

Celia Wird wasn't supposed to awaken naked in the mountains of Colorado, not when she was just stalking her prey in a filthy alley several states away. She especially wasnt supposed to meet Aric, the handsome werewolf who comes to her aid.

As a supernatural tasked with protecting the earth, Aric sympathizes with Celia's dangerous situation. Hes also struck by her beauty and kindness. Yet, as much as Aric welcomes Celia, her arrival isn't a peaceful one.

Dark forces stir in Celia's presence, resolute on killing her. Aric and his inner beast are adamant about keeping Celia safe and with them. But there's a time and a place for love, and Aric and Celia might not survive long enough to find it.

*NOTE* Gone Hunting is a prequel to the Weird Girls urban fantasy series. It can be read as a standalone.


The night I was born, a bat swept down in front of my father as he ran along a cobblestone road. My father ignored the bat in his haste to reach the Central American hospital where my mother labored with me. The bat disappeared in the shadows. In its place emerged a man, his dark skin bare, his voice ominous, his imposing form blocking my fathers path. Be wary of this one, he warned in Spanish. She's not like the others.

Okay, I'll confess. This didn't happen. But it sounds way cooler than simply admitting my father used to kiss me goodnight wearing vampire fangs, and that he was the first person to trigger my overactive imagination.

I've always loved telling stories and getting a laugh. I've also enjoyed hearing stories, especially of the paranormal variety. Being of Latin descent, I heard many tales of spirits who haunt the night, of death lurking in the darkness waiting to claim her victims, and of circumstances which could only be explained by magic and creatures not of this earth.

The stories frightened me. I often slept clutching a crucifix while my plastic glow-in-the-dark Virgin Mary stood guard on my nightstand. And still I begged for more.

Sometimes the beasties of the night bumped too hard, and I swear I could see ghosts floating above me. I trekked on despite my fear, surviving each night while my plastic protector looked on.

On May 1, 2009, I decided to write a story about four unique women who must trek through their own darkness where supernasties bump hard, and bite harder. The Weird Girls series is the journey of Celia, Taran, Shayna, and Emme Wird, sisters who obtained their powers as a result of a backfired curse placed upon their Latina mother for marrying outside her race. Their story begins when the supernatural community of Lake Tahoe becomes aware of who they are, and what they can do.

Weird isn't welcomed among humans, nor is it embraced by those who hunt with fangs and claws, who cast magic in lethal blows, and who feast on others to survive. I wanted to show weird could be strong, brave, funny, and beautiful.

My weird girls will often face great terror, just like my seven-year-old frightened self, except without a glow-in-the-dark icon to keep them safe. Despite their fears, they fight like their lives depend on it, with only each other to rely on.

Sometimes, the darkness will devour the sisters. And sometimes, good won't succeed in kicking evil's ass. But just like glow-light Mary, there is hope. And there is humor―often twisted, a little inappropriate, and always hilarious―very much like a father saying goodnight to his children wearing a rubber ghoul mask and owning a collection of fake fangs no adult male should possess.

So, read on and check out my Weird Girls series. Maybe you'll find I'm really not like the others.





I haven't read any of the other books in this series and this gives an insight into this particular supernatural world. It's about Weres, Light and Dark Witches. Good versus evil.

Aric is a pure breed fifteen year old Were, son to the alpha of his pack. He is seen as being special and destined for great things.

Celia is an orphan from another region. She is looked after by her foster mother, and she has three sisters.

Aric goes hunting with his best friends, when a strong turbulence of evil foils their plan. Celia appears to be lost and Aric and his wolf want to help and protect her. It turns out that she is no ordinary girl. There is another side to her nature which intrigues Aric, whereas his friends are not so welcoming until danger threatens them all. She shows her kindness and resolve by helping them fight off the dark and fatal magic. By now, they know a little more about her origin, but there are secrets that she won't divulge. Aric is drawn to her and his wolf is just as smitten. Can he keep her safe despite their differences? 

I like Aric's friends who have different personalities with one common goal. Protect good from evil. They are all lovable, but Liam happens to be my favourite. Mimi, the hag is something else. This story is full of dark and dangerous magic. It's nicely paced with danger, romance and humour. The cruel twist at the end is very well portrayed and gives an indication of what might happen at a different time! This book would appeal to fans of the supernatural. 

I was kindly issued with an eARC and the views expressed are my personal opinion.


Cecy Robson is an author of contemporary and new adult romance, young adult adventure, and award-winning urban fantasy. A double-nominated RITA® Finalist, Winner of the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, and published author of more than twenty titles, you can typically find Cecy on her laptop or stumbling blindly in search of caffeine.

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Sing for Me (A Sinful Serenade Prequel) Crystal Kaswell

Crystal Kaswell 

Publication Date 
23 January 2017

Contemporary Romance 

We’ve never met and he doesn’t know that I exist. 

But he's the only person who can comfort me. 

He’s the only person who understands how this hurts. 

His lyrics keep me from falling apart. And they pull me closer. 

I’m falling for the man who’s plucking every one of my heartstrings. 

I’m falling for Miles Webb. And I’m content to keep lusting after a stranger. 

Until we meet. 

And he wants me. 

Rock star Miles Webb is offering to take my virginity. 

Holy sh*t. 

Sing for Me is a Sinful Serenade Prequel. This book begins before Sing Your Heart Out and contains some scenes from the first few chapters of Sing Your Heart Out from Miles's POV. It can be read before or after reading Sing Your Heart Out.


Sing for Me is a short prelude to the first book in The Sinful Serenade Series. It's a good appetiser which piqued my interest enough for me to want to know how the story develops.

Miles is the soulful lead singer of the Sinful Serenade band. He has the bad boy persona, but his songs speak of pain and loss. 

Meg is a student who has just lost someone very close to her. She is striken with grief and is struggling to keep going. 

Meg has lost interest with more or less everything she once enjoyed doing. Her loss is so great and painful that she just about manages to go through the motions. Music is one of her escapes and one song in particular speaks to her. She feels that the singer understands her grief and is singing to her. She doesn't know him, but somehow, she feels his pain through his lyrics. 

Meg's best friend talks her into attending a party and it's her first step to reconnect to the real world. She isn't really enjoying the party and she accidently open the wrong door where she gets a full view of Miles ready for action!

Miles is intrigued by the shy Meg and when he spots her in the crowd, he can't resist talking to her. He realises that it's not an act and instead of pawing him like every other girl, she just stares and keeps her distance. He is more curious than ever and circumstances lead him to giving her a lift home. It's an awkward situation. Will he get the opportunity to see her again and discover the "real" Meg? 

This prequel is very well portrayed and easy to read. The emotions are palpable and the end has left me wanting to read Meg's and Miles' story. 

I was kindly issued with an eARC and the views expressed are my personal opinion.

Crystal Kaswell writes fun, sexy new adult romances with damaged heroes and the strong women who unlock their hearts.

She is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller. Her best known series are Sinful Serenade and Dangerous noise–both follow the men in a rock band the the women they love. She adores writing bad boys, alpha males, and tortured heroes (and sometimes men who are all three).
Her weaknesses include dark chocolate, homemade chai lattes, Netflix marathons, and tattooed men in skinny jeans (especially if they’re wearing eyeliner). She is a diehard defender of pop-punk music, the present tense, and Katniss Everdeen.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Lionheart (#3 Moonshadow) Thea Harrison

Thea Harrison 

Publication Date 
15 October 2018 

Paranormal Romance 

 From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Thea Harrison comes the final story in her spellbinding Moonshadow trilogy…

King Oberon reigned over his Dark Court in Lyonesse for centuries, until an assassination attempt laid him low. Now he lies unconscious in his snow-bound palace, while his Power battles the enchantment that threatens to end his life.

A skilled trauma surgeon and magic-user, Dr. Kathryn Shaw reigns at the top of her profession in New York. Then comes a challenge she can’t resist—she is asked to cure the uncureable. Just getting close enough to try healing Oberon is a dangerous proposition. When she does reach him, he awakens too soon.

Roused from darkness by Kathryn’s presence, Oberon confronts the beautiful stranger who claims she wants to save his life. But the enchantment has frozen his emotions. How can he learn to trust her when he can’t feel anything?

Oberon’s desire is icy, devoid of all tenderness. Not only must Kathryn match wits with him, she must also fight her reaction to his touch, because there is so much more at stake than her own endangered heart.

For the Dark Court faces its most deadly peril yet. Its ancient enemy Isabeau, Queen of the Light Court, is obsessed with its annihilation, and Oberon must be brought to remember his loyalty and affection for his people.

Because if he won’t fight for them, Lyonesse itself may very well be destroyed…

5 Stars

The Lionheart is the final standalone installment in this spellbinding trilogy where magic abounds. It's a brilliant finale to the series.

Oberon is the king of the Dark Court and he is well loved by his subjects. During one of his famous annual celebrations, he is struck by a magical spell which leaves him devoid of feelings. Stasis is his answer to combatting this fatal spell and saving his court.

Kathryn is a skilled trauma surgeon on retainer by Dragos himself. She values the medical ethics and isn't afraid of standing up for herself.

When Dragos calls Kathryn to a meeting, she has no idea what to expect. She is soon enlightened when she gets there. The Dark Court is seeking her help to save their king. She is apprenhisive at first as she loves her life in New York. Dragos is Dragos and when he sees the chance of adding to his 'collections ", he strikes a bargain whilst allowing Kathryn to make her own final decision.

Kathryn sees this as an adventure. She should be back home within no time at all! On seeing Oberon, she is fascinated and intrigued. He is an impressive figure and she senses his other nature. She examines him and starts the treatment, but he wakes up unexpectedly. To a stranger! His reaction is aggressive and in some ways comical. Kathryn is not in the least impressed by his behaviour and they start on the wrong foot. She gives him as good as she gets and the cat and mouse game begins until Oberon sees reasons. Seeing that he has no other options of being liberated from his nightmare and save his kingdom, he begrudgingly agrees to Kathryn's suggestion of treating him. He is no longer the same man revered by all before his self induced seclusion. Although, they dislike each other, there is an attraction that they can barely ignore. Will he be his old self, should she succeed in her operation? Can she adhere to the doctor/patient protocol to explore what might be? 

I devoured this story from beginning to end and still craved more when it finally came to an end. I was ehthralled by the sometimes funny, sometimes heated and sometimes sensual and loving interactions between Oberon and Kathryn. She is a strong character who stands by what she believes and doesn't take any nonsense from him. Grouchy at the beginning, he soon shows that he has a humourous, gentle and caring side. They work well as a team and their love and loyalty knows no bound. Although it's sad to come to the end of such a fabulous series, the conclusion is more than rewarding. The presence of some of the characters from the previous two books acts as a reminder of how good those stories were. I love this series. 

I was kindly issued with an eARC and the views expressed are my personal opinion.

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

The Heartless Boyfriend (#2 Bad Boyfriends) Erika Kelly - Blog Tour

From award-winning author Erika Kelly comes the second standalone title in her brand new, smoking hot series about four elite athlete brothers raised in the Tetons by their eccentric, billionaire dad and uncle,The Bad Boyfriend Series! Don’t miss your chance to meet the dedicated and swoony Will Bowie in THE HEARTLESS BOYFRIEND! Grab your copy today!

There's not an athlete alive who can match Will's drive and self-discipline...until an adorable two year old and a fiery chef land on his doorstep and turn his life upside down. If he wants to keep his girls, he's going to have to learn to lead with his heart and not his mind.

Will Bowie is supposed to be training for the Olympics, but the toddler unexpectedly dropped into his life isn't interested in his schedules. Still, he's pretty sure he's got things under control...

...until a sexy chef lands on his doorstep and offers a temptation he can't resist.

Hours after losing her restaurant, chef Delilah Lua enters a cooking competition thousands of miles away from home. Winning would resurrect the dream that's been stolen from her. If--no, when--she wins, she'll go back with the capital to open her own place and enough fame to do it with flair. Her roommate, though, is a delicious surprise she hadn't anticipated...

...but she's not sure how to have her cake and eat it, too.

Despite the undeniable sparks in the kitchen, Will's not about to give his heart to a woman who's leaving, and Delilah must decide if the delectable future she could cook up with Will is worth more than a childhood dream.

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Glancing up from the faucet, she expected to see an apology in his eyes for being so cold to her. Instead, she saw impatience. 

“Can I wash my hands?”

“When I finish.” She didn’t know why she’d held her ground. It wasn’t like she hadn’t cleaned the pear enough. But she was pissed at him—no, herself. God, she didn’t know. Nothing made sense. They’d been so close last night—she’d felt so comfortable with him, so free. And then he’d ruined everything with that kiss-off. I have to stay on track.

Okay, Will. Sorry for cutting in on your eight hours.

He stepped closer, reaching around her for the soap. His big, sweaty arms boxed her in, his thighs touching the backs of hers. He lathered his hands. “Let’s not make things uncomfortable for Ruby, okay?”

He was right. “I won’t.” Of course, he was.

“I’m sorry if I hurt you, and we can talk about it later, but Ruby picks up on everything, and I don’t want a strained, weird vibe in her home.”

“I know.” She didn’t need to be bitchy. It wasn’t like they’d made each other promises. They’d gotten carried away, and it had been great. “It was just sex.” She’d meant to lighten the mood, but the way he flinched—his arm grazing her bare skin—made her sizzle down to the soles of her feet. “Lackluster at that.”

“Right.” He held her gaze—hard, intense—but his words came out nonchalant. “Basic.”

“Yep. I’m all about the extra.”

“Never settle, Delilah Lua.” He clamped down on what might’ve been an awesome grin. “Never settle.”

She set the pear down and turned in his arms. “So, we’re good?”

He gave her that burning, hungry look that made desire churn and a flash fire race across her skin. “We’re good.” 

And then he put a hand on Ruby’s head. “I’m gonna hit the shower. You okay to stay down here with Wally?”

“Go wif you.”

He lifted his sister and headed across the living room. When his foot hit the bottom stair, he turned to her. “For what it’s worth?”

She waited.

“It was spectacular.”

5 Stars

This second installment of Bad Boyfriends is quite the emotional rollercoaster. I was absorbed by the story right from the start.

Will is the oldest of the four Bowie brothers and is a ski champion. Except for his brothers, he doesn't allow anyone to get too close to him due to the fear of being left behind through something that happened in his childhood.

Delilah is a chef for her family's famous Italian restaurant. All her life she has dreamt of owning her own franchise and looking forward to the day when that dream would turn to reality.

On her twentysixth birthday, Delilah is waiting in anticipation for the news that should materialise, but instead she receives unexpected news which shatters her dreams. Suddenly, she is at a loss and doesn't know where to go next. Her best friend Callie comes up with a suggestion of entering a competition in the small town of Calamity. Not having many other options, she is willing to take her chances.

Will and his family find themselves in a baffling situation. A surprise addition to the family! Will, being the oldest takes charge, and no matter what, these brothers stick together. Despite not wanting to get too close to anyone, Will is captivated by Ruby and becomes very protective. He would give her the life that she deserves with the help of his brothers.

On arriving in Calamity to stay at the Bowie's home, Delilah's first encounter is with little Ruby who appears to be in distress. Coaxing doesn't work, therefore she does what she does best. Ruby can hardly refuse the opportunity of cookies and it's the middle of the night! This is where Delilah comes face to face with a disgruntled Will. He is none too happy about what he sees, but being a good host, he gives Delilah a few ground rules for where Ruby is concerned.

Being an aloof person, Will doesn't usually notice little things about the opposite sex, but this is not so in Delilah's case. Besides, he doesn't need such a distraction. His priorities are Ruby's welfare and his training for the forthcoming Olympics. Delilah is not totally unaffected by Will's commanding presence. He gives her butterflies in her stomach, but she has to concentrate on the contest and she will be leaving soon after. How long can they resist this obvious attraction between them? They are both facing drastic life changes. Are they prepared for a new start?

I really enjoyed the first book in the series, but this one had my emotions in tatters. Little Ruby having to go through such a tragedy at such a young age. Will's scarred past is agonising. Delilah's news which shattered her dreams. They each takes its toll and I must admit that my heart skipped a beat towards the end, but the author does a wonderful job of turning things around to deliver a beautiful finish to the story. Very well portrayed with lovable characters. Loved it.

I was kindly issued with an eARC and the views expressed are my personal opinion.

And don’t miss the first book in The Bad Boyfriends Series, THE WORLD’S WORST BOYFRIEND! Grab your copy today!

Six years ago Fin Bowie made a decision that cost him the love of his life. Now his ex is coming back to town for her brother's wedding, and he can finally make things right. Except, right before the event, a text he sent goes viral. Overnight, he becomes an international meme. And it's hard to win your woman back when the whole world's calling you The World's Worst Boyfriend.

The last thing on Calliope Bell's mind is getting back with Fin. Not when her life's just gone sideways, forcing her to spend the summer in Calamity, Wyoming. She can't be away from the New York art world this long, so she comes up with the idea to turn the hottest pop culture event of the moment into a museum exhibition.

The two have every intention of avoiding each other--until the county judge sentences Fin to community service...helping her exploit the meme he's trying to make go away.

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About Erika Kelly

Award-winning author Erika Kelly has been spinning romantic tales all her life--she just didn't know it. Raised on the classics, she didn't discover romantic fiction until later in life. From that moment on, she's been devouring the genre and has found her true voice as an author. Over three decades she's written poems, screenplays, plays, short stories, and all kinds of women's fiction novels. Married to the love of her life and raising four children, she's lived in two countries and seven states, but give her pen and paper, a stack of good books, and a steaming mug of vanilla chai latte and she can make her home anywhere.

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Breaking The Rules (#5 Inked Hearts) Crystal Kaswell

Crystal Kaswell 

Publication Date 

1 October 2018 

New Adult Romance 

Rule #1 Hands off my best friend's kid sister.

Rule #2 See rule number one.

Rule #3 Seriously, don't even think about touching Emma. 

Emma Kane is my new room mate. My very off limits room mate. My gorgeous, sassy, hot as hell room mate. 

I try to keep my distance. To ignore her soft laugh, her intense eyes, her sweet smile. 

And that groan, the one she makes over her morning coffee-- 

Alright, the feisty college student is driving me out of my mind. 

I can still keep my hands off her. 

I double down on my rules. Draw that line between friends and lovers. 

Then she presses her red lips to mine. 

And, suddenly, it’s obvious. 

There's no way in hell I can resist her.

From the author: Breaking the Rules is a smoking hot standalone brother's best friend romance with an alpha hero and the feisty heroine who brings him to his knees. Come see why readers say "no one writes broken bad boys like Crystal Kaswell."

5 Stars 

This friends to lovers/forbidden love is an enticing and romantic read. There are rules, but then again rules are meant to be broken!

Hunter is a talented tattoo artist who has made mistakes for which he is now paying emotionally. The last turn of events has made him determined to rectify those mistakes and hopefully put him out of his misery.

Emma is a college student who works part time at Inked Hearts. She too has been scarred, but kept it a secret.

When Brendon, Emma's brother goes on holidays with his girlfriend, Hunter steps in as a temporary replacement at Inked Hearts. He is also staying in his apartment during his absence. Emma is trying to get away from her apartment to escape from that dreadful and distressing experience and seeks her brother's help for temporary accommodation. Except when she gets to her brother's apartment, she is met with a mouthwatering view. A view which is now stamped on her brain! This is the where she finds out that she has to share the apartment with Hunter. Although they have known each other in the past, they are no longer the same. Emma is beautiful and cheeky to go with it and Hunter is the ultimate male alpha.

There is a definite attraction there, but Brendon has put rules in place before his departure. Emma and Hunter find themselves being each other's baby sitter with a no "hanky panky" condition. He is aware of Hunter's history and that Emma isn't telling the truth about her move. Emma, more than Hunter resents these rules even though underneath it all, she is attracted to Hubter. They start off with a tentative friendship, but soon find that they enjoy each other's company and they have fun together. Hunter tries to do the right thing by making Emma jealous to put her off, but it backfires when the shoe is on the other foot. Can they remain friends or will they eventually break the rules and face Brendon's wrath?

These two main characters are lovable and fun even when they feel that they are "broken". They complement each other perfectly. When Emma learns about Hunter's past, she is supportive and puts herself out to try and mend the family bridges. Hunter is mature enough to deal with Emma's dilemma in a sensible and encouraging way without making her feel worse about her situation.

This story has friendship, loyalty, love and some dramatic and heartbreaking features. It's very well portrayed and I like the dynamics between the Inked Hearts personnel. Hunter's brothers bring different aspects to the story. Wes is a bundle of laughter, whereas Chase is unforgiving. It would be nice to read their stories. I absolutely loved the whole thing. Tears and all! Great read.

I was kindly issued with an eARC and the views expressed are my personal opinion. 

Crystal Kaswell writes fun, sexy new adult romances with damaged heroes and the strong women who unlock their hearts.

She is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller. Her best known series are Sinful Serenade and Dangerous noise–both follow the men in a rock band the the women they love. She adores writing bad boys, alpha males, and tortured heroes (and sometimes men who are all three).
Her weaknesses include dark chocolate, homemade chai lattes, Netflix marathons, and tattooed men in skinny jeans (especially if they’re wearing eyeliner). She is a diehard defender of pop-punk music, the present tense, and Katniss Everdeen.