Tuesday, April 30, 2019

American Witch by Thea Harrison



Author 
Thea Harrison 

Publication Date 
29 April 2019 

Genre 
Paranormal Romance 


Power can change a person…

For months Molly Sullivan endures the inexplicable: electrical surges, car breakdowns, visions. She even wonders if she might be the cause… and wonders if she might be crazy. Then she discovers her husband has cheated on her. Again. Now Molly realizes she is a newly awakening witch and a woman pushed over the edge.

Revenge can shape a person…

Josiah Mason is a Powerful witch and the leader of a secret coven with a shared goal: to destroy an ancient enemy who has ruined many lives. Josiah lost years to this man, and his sole focus is revenge. He’s prepared for every contingency—except encountering a beautiful new witch who understands nothing of the immense Power building within her or the attraction she wields over him.

Danger can bring them together…

When divorcing her husband, Molly uncovers a dangerous secret he’s willing to kill to protect. She turns to Josiah for help, and they discover a connection between Molly’s husband and Josiah’s enemy.

As they work together, a spark ignites between them that threatens to become an inferno. But Molly is done compromising herself for any man, and Josiah’s mission is his top priority. And the enemy is cunning, cruel, and drawing ever closer.

As the danger escalates, so does the tension between them. Is a lasting relationship possible? Will either of them live long enough to try?







Review 
5 Stars
🌟⭐🌟⭐🌟

I must admit that I was totally compelled to this sublime paranormal romantic suspense. I like to indulge in a good witchy story and this is more than just the job.

I love Josiah who is a warlock and driven by revenge. Only his coven and getting to the person who robbed him of so much in life matter to him. He has a solid plan to achieve his objective until he encounters Molly. 

Molly has been at the beck and call of her husband for years. She behaves like any good attorney's wife should. After all image is very important to such a couple, that is until she discovers that all is not what it seems. She loses it and strange things happen. 

The content of this story is solid and it doesn't remind me of anything that I have read before. Despite Josiah's hardened character, he has a heart of gold. Molly is the personification of kindness, even after everything that she has been through. Josiah offers help which she declines in the first instance and when trouble finds her she turns to him. He ends up trying to keep her safe and during that time, a mutual attraction develops between them. Can they fight this attraction, given the circumstances? 

I became totally engrossed with this story. It's different from any other stories of witches that I have read. There is betrayal. Murder. Suspense. Magic. Mystery. Love and loyalty. 

It's a compelling and romantic story which I totally enjoyed. I love the plot, the characters, the romance and the conclusion. It's all very fascinating. I would highly recommend to fans of paranormal romance who like the unpredictable. 

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


New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Thea Harrison resides in Colorado.  She wrote her first book, a romance, when she was nineteen, and had sixteen romances published under the name Amanda Carpenter.  She took a break from writing to collect a couple of graduate degrees and a grown child.
Thea writes in a variety of genres, including the award-winning paranormal Elder Races series and the Game of Shadows novels, and is currently at work on various new projects in sci-fi fantasy, paranormal and contemporary romance.
She adores animals and currently resides with two small dogs that have very large personalities.








Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Careless Boyfriend (#3 Bad Boyfriend) Ekica Kelly - Blog Tour



From award-winning author Erika Kelly comes the third standalone title in her 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 swoony Gray Bowie in THE CARELESS BOYFRIEND! Grab your copy today!




Gray Bowie broke the bro code: he fell in love with his best friend’s girlfriend.


For years, he hid his feelings…until one terrible night, it all came to a head.


Since her life blew up in high school, Knox Holliday has spent her time honing her skills as a couture wedding dress designer. But, just weeks before her debut, a freak accident wipes out her collection. The culprit: her ex’s former best friend, Gray Bowie.


Gray does everything he can to get her career back on track. As they work together, they find forgiveness and start to stitch together something that looks a lot like love. But, at the very moment they realize they have a chance for something real, her ex comes back to town, bringing opportunities Gray can’t provide.


This time, Gray’s not going to step aside, so he can only hope Knox will hold onto his heart.


She’s his dream, but will he be hers?



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EXCERPT


“Yeah. Yep.” His voice sounded gravelly.

When she opened the door, she saw a flash of white, as he flipped the covers back and swung his legs off the bed. He snatched his boxers off the floor, jamming his legs into them and yanking them up. Scrubbing his face, he stalked towards her. “You all right? What’s going on?”

“I believe you.”

“Sorry?” He looked so adorable, this big mountain of a man, wearing nothing but bright red boxers with a green grinch printed all over them. His broad, hairy chest, so toned, so fit, those bulging biceps, and rock-hard thighs—my God.

This man had loved her.

“I believe you.” This time she smiled because those were the three most powerful words she’d ever said.

“Still not getting it.”

“I’ve been working through it subconsciously. I started with total dismissal. No way did Gray Bowie have feelings for me. Then I moved to, okay, yeah, you don’t spend all that time with a pity project. You put on latex gloves and serve her a nice dinner once a year. You don’t lie on her bed, feet against the wall, and talk about her dreams of being a fashion designer.”

He watched her, like the glitter was settling and the image inside the snow globe was becoming delightfully clear.

“But then, the truth started to sink in. You had a busy life. Not just your competitions, but your brothers, your dad, and uncle. And then—bam—it rose right up out of my subconscious and smacked me across the face.” She came closer to him. “Gray, you chose me over time with your brothers. Well, over a lot of things. And I didn’t see it because of them. Of what bullies like Cady and Melissa trained me to believe. That I was trash. I thought flipping them the bird made me rise above it. I thought my little revenge plots made me invincible. But I didn’t see how my impressions about myself and the world came from them. Gray, the idea that you loved me? It just didn’t compute. A guy like you?”

His eyes softened, and he cracked a shy grin. Oh, Gray Bowie all vulnerable like that? That was hotter than anything she’d ever seen.

“I don’t know how it would’ve changed my life if I’d seen the truth,” she said. “But I can tell you it changes me now.”

He didn’t say anything, and awareness broke over her like a cracked egg. Don’t forget that he walked away, stayed away for seven years. He’d had no intention of ever seeing you again.

Oh, God. He was talking about a childhood crush, and she was standing here gushing at him. “I mean, I know you don’t love me anymore. Of course. Obviously. I’m just saying that you’ve given me a whole new perspective on my childhood, and it’s pretty damn amazing. We’re good, though. We can work together without you thinking that I’m, like…that I expect…you know, that I think you’re still in love with me.” She laughed, but it sounded as phony as it felt. “Anyhow. I just wanted to say I believe you. That’s a big moment for me, not you, so I obviously shouldn’t have woken you up to tell you. I could’ve kept that one to myself. So, anyhow. I’m a weirdo. Goodnight.” She gave him a smile she was pretty sure could only be found in a Fun House hall of mirrors and turned to go.

But his years of training served him well, because his arm shot out, wrapped around her waist, and jerked her against his hot, hard chest. “Never keep anything to yourself.” He leaned in until she could smell the toothpaste on his breath and the clean-linen scent on his skin. “I love every damn thing that comes out of your mouth.”

And then he pressed those beautiful lips to hers, and her heart exploded. Desire, sharp and fierce, burst in her core, the current so strong it flooded every fiber and tissue in her body. Immediately, she lost herself in the feel of his smooth, warm skin and the command of his tongue as it took possession of hers.

Gray’s kiss started with supreme confidence, making it feel like he was in charge, that she was along for the ride—a thrilling but controlled ride. One you knew couldn’t go off the rails.

And then it faltered. He let out a sign that sounded utterly desperate. The power of his touch gave way to a tremble in his arms, and his body heated up to blistering.

His control snapped, and he turned reckless, wild. She’d never been kissed like this—like he needed to gobble her up but couldn’t get all of her in at once. Like he needed to consume her, get his fill before she was snatched away. Everything about Gray—his scent, the way his strong hands roamed her back as though he couldn’t believe he got to touch her—the passion in his embrace—lit her up, flipped on all the lights—and she wanted it. She wanted this torrent of yearning and desire and need.

Until those strong hands slid down and cupped her ass and gave her a lusty squeeze. The press of his arousal against her stomach sent up warning flares—sex—and, God, sex with Gray Bowie?

Panic had her hands pushing him away. “I…” Her fingertips brushed across her sensitive lips.

Those blue eyes worked hard to read her, his chest pumping, arms still out so that if she took one step forward her bottom would fit snugly back in his hands.

And it struck her—like really hit her hard—how much she wanted that.

“I’m sorry. I…goodnight.”





Review
🌟⭐🌟⭐

The Careless Boyfriend is just as absorbing as the first two "Bad Boyfriend". This best friend's friend and friends to lovers story brings a completely different dimension to this genre.

Gray is an adrenaline junkie who flips from one extreme sport to another. 

Knox has been best friend to Gray from an early age. Whereas Gray comes from wealth, Knox comes from the opposite side. 

Robert is the other one who forms this trio of friendship as well as being Knox's boyfriend.

When things takes a turn for the worse on prom night, Gray who has been in love with Knox forever comes to his senses and cuts the cords. Robert goes for treatment and Knox leaves town to realise her dream of becoming a designer. A fluke accident which ruins Knox's first bridal show reunites Gray and Knox. Gray does his best to put things right and in the process finds that his feelings for Knox never changed. Together they do their best to get Knox's dream back on track and at the same time their friendship turns into more. Just when everything seems to be going the way they want, Robert makes an appearance. He makes an offer to get Knox's show back on track and although Gray is very patient and understanding, he finds that they are settling back into their old routine. He begins to feel like a third wheel again and Robert's behaviour doesn't help. Will the situation be resolved or will things go back to what they were?

I absolutely love Gray's honesty, his kindness and his unconditional love. Knox is determined and focused. Robert, well is Robert! Although there is a lot of angst and friction towards the end, the author turns everything around beautifully to give the desired HEA. Brodie is the only one of the Bowie brothers who hasn't been struck by Cupid's arrow and it will be interesting to see what's in store for him.

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

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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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Saturday, April 20, 2019

One Night for Seduction (#1 Wicked Dukes Club) Erica Ridley


Author 
Erica Ridley 

Publication Date 
18 April 2019 

Genre 
Historical Romance 




When the Wicked Duke dares the Duke of Colehaven to find a suitor for an unmanageable ward, Cole immediately accepts. He's on a winning streak, and besides, how unmarriageable can a pretty young lady be? He appoints himself bodyguard and duenna, only to discover his own desires may be the greatest danger of all.

Supposed wallflower Diana Middleton lives a double life, bringing dishonest businessmen to justice. Shaking off a meddling duke should be child's play. Yet the more they lock horns, the more she wants to lock lips. Her scandalous secrets would derail his political career. But surely there’s no harm in one little seduction…

Meet the unforgettable men of London's most notorious tavern, The Wicked Duke. Seductively handsome, with charm and wit to spare, one night with these rakes and rogues will never be enough…












4 Stars 
⭐🌟⭐🌟

This is a well portrayed and easy to read story. It's funny, romantic with a little angst.

Cole, Duke of Colhaven enjoys a wager and hasn't lost one in ten years. His latest wager isn't at all what he expected.

Diana is the ward of Cole's best friend and has sworn to spinsterhood because she believes in her cause. She does her best not to draw attention to herself.

Cole takes on the wager of finding Diana a husband. After all, he is on a winning streak. What can go wrong? He doesn't expect a bright and determined woman who knows what she wants. Even though they are always butting head, there is a definite spark between them. Cole has his own ambition that he works hard for. The double life that Diana lives could hinder his political career, should they have a relationship. Will they give up their dreams or can they find a compromise where they can both have what they want?

This story has a nice flow and is pretty compelling. The main characters are lovable as are the supporting ones. A great start to this new series. 

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







Erica Ridley is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of historical romance novels.

In the new 12 Dukes of Christmas series, enjoy witty, heartwarming Regency romps nestled in a picturesque snow-covered village. After all, nothing heats up a winter night quite like finding oneself in the arms of a duke!

Her two most popular series, the Dukes of Warand Rogues to Riches, feature roguish peers and dashing war heroes who find love amongst the splendor and madness of Regency England. 

When not reading or writing romances, Erica can be found riding camels in Africa, zip-lining through rainforests in Costa Rica, or getting hopelessly lost in the middle of Budapest.

















Thursday, April 18, 2019

January in Atlantis (#1 Poseidon Warriors) Alyssa Day

Author 
Alyssa Day 

Publication Date 
30 January 2018 

Genre 
Paranormal Romance 




When Poseidon’s elite warriors gear up to train a new generation of fighters, they have no idea that Atlantean Queen Riley has secretly taken on a new role: Matchmaker. By the end of the year, she plans to find soul mates for all twelve of Atlantis’s fiercest warriors... 

...whether they like it or not. 

Twelve all-new adventures in the hotly anticipated world of Poseidon's Warriors, coming once a month from New York Times bestselling author Alyssa Day. These books are sexy, romantic, and wickedly addictive —welcome to 2018! And welcome to: A Year in Atlantis. 

Warning: This book contains magic, Atlantis, matchmaking, Poseidon, pirates, a king and queen, sibling rivalry, hot hunky guys, unicorns, a secret baby, a black sheep, bad boys, warriors, paranormal romance, fantasy, shapeshifters, dragons, romance, kisses, and a happily ever after. Read at your own risk!







4 Stars
🌟⭐🌟⭐

Having read the Poseidon Warriors, I was eager to visit Atlantis once again. This new addition didn't disappoint. It's a worthwhile adventure. 

Atlantis is no longer under water and other paranormal species are living amongst the humans, this first installment is very interesting, indeed. 

Flynn returns to Atlantis after having lived on earth for a few years and finds that he has to go through the bureaucracy even though, he is an Atlantean. In the process he becomes one of Denan's Dozen. A group of elite soldiers who protect humans. 

Eva is a bartender who is always looking over her shoulder for fear of being found by her ex. The first time that she meets Flynn, she experiences feelings that she hasn't felt before. Flynn is just as struck, but he is on a mission to stop the Hells Dark Angels from their dark objective. There is a brawl where he protects Eva and finds that they have a common enemy. Will they work together to stop evil or will Eva keep running? 

I like the premise of this story. It has a bit of everything from the paranormal world. It's also sexy and romantic. The two other members of the team are intriguing, especially Griffin who makes me wonder if he is another version of Alaric who is one of my favourite characters. I would definitely like to read the rest of Denan's Dozen.



Alyssa Day is the pen name (and dark and tortured alter ego) of author Alesia Holliday. As Alyssa, she is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, and she writes the Warriors of Poseidon and Cardinal Witches paranormal romance series and the Tiger’s Eye Mysteriesa paranormal mystery series.  As Alesia, she writes comedies that make readers snort things out of their noses, and is the author of the award-winning memoir about military families during war-time deployments: Email to the Front. She has won many awards for her writing, including Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award for outstanding romance fiction and the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Paranormal Romance novel of 2012.

Alyssa is a diehard Buckeye who graduated summa cum laude from Capital University Law School and practiced as a trial lawyer in multi-million dollar litigation for several years before coming to her senses and letting the voices in her head loose on paper. She has lived all over the country, including Florida, Mississippi, Washington state, Ohio, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Colorado, Illinois, Texas, Alaska, Michigan, Virginia—and she has lived all over the world: the Philippines, Turkey, and Japan. She loves to travel, and just got back from a cruise to Cozumel (lovely! Wine on our balcony!) and an adventure with a group of high school art students to London, Paris (my favorite city in the world!) and Rome. She currently lives somewhere near an ocean with her Navy Guy husband, two kids, and any number of rescue dogs.








Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Cipher (#8 Demonica Underworld) Larissa Ione - Blog Tour



In the war between good and evil, sometimes the biggest battles take place inside the soul…and the heart.


From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Larissa Ione, comes CIPHER, a passionate and spellbinding novella from the Demonica Underworld Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure you grab your copy today!




About CIPHER


From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Larissa Ione comes a new story in her Demonica Underworld series…


It’s been seven months since Cipher, an Unfallen angel who straddled a razor thin line between good and evil, woke up in hell with a new set of wings, a wicked pair of fangs, and a handler who’s as beautiful as she is dangerous. As a laid-back cyber-specialist who once assisted guardian angels, he’d been in a prime position to earn back his halo. But now, as a True Fallen forced to use his talents for malevolence, he must fight not only his captors and his sexy handler, but the growing corruption inside him…before the friends searching for him become his enemies and he becomes his own worst nightmare.


Lyre is a fallen angel with a heart full of hate. When she’s assigned to ensure that Cipher carries out their boss’s orders, she sees an opportunity to take revenge on those who wronged her. All she has to do is appeal to Cipher’s burgeoning dark side. But the devastatingly handsome fellow True Fallen has other ideas — sexy ideas that threaten to derail all Lyre’s plans and put them in the path of an approaching hell storm.

Danger and desire explode, even as Cipher and Lyre unravel a sinister plot that will fracture the underworld and send shockwaves into Heaven itself…


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Review 
5 ⭐🌟⭐🌟⭐


This is a marvellous addition to the Demonica Underworld series. It's very well portrayed and the characters are interesting and lovable. Mostly! 

Taking another exciting journey in the Underworld where some of my favourites characters feature, took me down memory lane. It's been a few years since I started reading this series and the storylines never cease to amaze me. 

There is a rebellion coming and when the extent of what's being planned is revealed, Cipher and Lyre find themselves caught in the middle. This story had me completely mesmerised and I can't get enough as this happens to be one of my favourite paranormal series.

Cipher and Lyre are great main characters. There is Hatred. Revenge. Cruelty and romance. The suspense sure kept me on the edge of my seat! Absolutely loved it. 

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







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About Larissa Ione

Larissa Ione is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. An Air Force veteran, she traded in a career as a meteorologist to pursue her passion of writing. She now spends her days in pajamas with her computer, strong coffee, and supernatural worlds. She believes in celebrating everything, and would never be caught without a bottle of Champagne chilling in the fridge…just in case. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat named Vegas, and her very own hellhound, a King Shepherd named Hexe.


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