Friday, August 23, 2019

Edge of Darkness (Midnight Breed - Hunter Legacy #3) Lara Adrian - Cover Reveal



COVER REVEAL!!

Lara Adrian's USA Today bestselling Hunter Legacy vampire romance series (a Midnight Breed series spin-off) continues on September 30th with EDGE OF DARKNESS!

Breed vampire and former assassin Knox is a solitary man, closed off to the pain of love—and loss. He deals in death and dark justice, expecting nothing in return . . . until a desperate beauty enlists his lethal assistance and tempts not only his hunger, but his wounded heart as well.

Pre-order now to have EDGE OF DARKNESS waiting on your favorite reading device on September 30, 2019! **NOTE: This book will be going into #KindleUnlimited after release day, so be sure to pre-order while it's available wide at major retailers!!



Story Synopsis

New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian is back with Edge of Darkness, the latest sizzling, spellbinding novel in the Hunter Legacy series of vampire romances set in the darkly seductive Midnight Breed paranormal story world.

As a survivor of the horrific Hunter program, Breed vampire and former assassin Knox is a solitary man, closed off to the pain of love—and loss. A loner by choice, Knox deals in death and dark justice, expecting nothing in return. Until one snowy night he drifts into a remote town in northern Maine, where a determined beauty enlists his lethal assistance, tempting not only his hunger, but his wounded heart as well.

Lenora Calhoun has lived in tiny Parrish Falls all her life. Owner of the local diner that’s been in her family for generations, Leni’s as stalwart and stubborn as the tall pines that surround her. That unshakable resolve doesn’t sit well with everyone, least of all the most powerful family in the logging town. Leni’s been the target of their animosity for years, but with their escalating threats now putting an innocent child’s safety at risk, she takes a desperate chance on a dangerous stranger—a man who is something more than human. Knox’s deadly skills and turbulent gaze should be warning enough for Leni to guard her heart, yet she cannot deny the yearning he stirs in her blood. For the merciless Breed male is the only man she can trust in a town full of secrets, and where taking a stand could rip away everything she holds dear.

While this novel is Book 3 in the Hunter Legacy series, each story in this Midnight Breed spin-off series can be read as a complete standalone with HEA and no cliffhangers.

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LARA ADRIAN is a New York Times and #1 internationally best-selling author with nearly 4 million books in print and digital worldwide and translations licensed to more than 20 countries. Her books have been named among Amazon’s Top Ten Romances of the Year, and have also been nominated by readers multiple times as finalists for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance of the Year. Reviewers have called Lara’s books “addictively readable” (Chicago Tribune), “extraordinary” (Fresh Fiction), “strikingly original” (Booklist), and “one of the best vampire series on the market” (Romantic Times).

Writing as TINA ST. JOHN, her historical romances have won numerous awards including the National Readers Choice; Romantic Times Magazine Reviewer’s Choice; Booksellers Best; and many others. She was twice named a Finalist in Romance Writers of America’s RITA Awards, for Best Historical Romance (White Lion’s Lady) and Best Paranormal Romance (Heart of the Hunter). More recently, the German translation of Heart of the Hunter debuted on Der Spiegel bestseller list.

With an ancestry stretching back to the Mayflower and the court of King Henry VIII, the author lives with her husband in New England, where she is working on her next novel. Visit Lara’s website and sign up for new release announcements at













Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The Bat (The Red Grouse Tales) Leslie Garland


The Bat 
The Red Grouse Tales

Author 
Leslie Garland 

Publication Date 
29 April 2019 

Genre 
Coming of Age Tale


What is true? What is truth?

An adult, speculative, spiritual and philosophical coming of age story.

An old and now sceptical Thomas looks back on the events of his last term at school when his class returned to a new beautiful class teacher, a donation of stuffed animals and birds by an eccentric benefactor and the increasingly strange events which followed. Zoological specimens appeared to be not quite as dead as they looked. A bell-jar which had contained a stuffed bat shattered during an exorcism, after which what had been strange events turned to being sinister and frightening.

As a then naive young Thomas searched for the truth, he found himself, questioning ‘good and evil’, realising that his task is not as simple and straightforward as he would have wished and in so doing loosing his innocence and having to accept that belief may have as much to do with truth as do facts. 

A tale for those who like to think on what they are reading.

(Warning to sensitive readers; the story is an adult one and so does contain references to sex)








4 Stars
🌟⭐🌟⭐

This is another tale that is recounted in "The Red Grouse Inn". The philosophy is centred around faith, belief and truth.

Tom goes back to his schooldays where there were some unusual and spooky developments. 

It all started when a crate of stuffed zoological specimens were donated to the school. Within one of the glass cages was a bat. 

Teddy and Bobby were brothers and portrayed the expression of "boys will be boys" very well. The factors to their questions were brought about by one of their extracurricular activities and one particular discussion in the classroom. These questions only raised more questions as to what the appropriate answer might be. Do you believe in faith or truth? 

To make the story more interesting, it erred on the side of the occult. The mystery behind some of the events could be debated as there were no conclusive answers to them. They were very well fleshed out, even though the mysteries remain just that. 

It's one of those stories that make us examine our beliefs. I am sure readers will have some of the answers in common, but there is a lot of room for debate. It's an interesting story and if you like to scrutinise your own idealogy, then this is for you. 

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





I was born in 1949, qualified as a Chartered Civil Engineer and worked for several years on projects in the UK, the Far East and Africa. During this period I won the Institution of Civil Engineers “Miller Prize” for a paper on tunnelling. Changing times resulted in a change in direction and after qualifying as an Associate Member of both the British Institute of Professional Photography and the Royal Photographic Society I started my own stock photograph library and wrote for the trade press. An unexpected break in my Internet connection fortuitously presented the time to make a start on a long cherished project of a series of novella length stories, and the first story of “The Red Grouse Tales”, was drafted. Three more tales have followed and I am now working on a second batch of tales. I live with my wife in Northumberland, England.







Monday, August 05, 2019

Alessio (The Guzzi Legacy) Bethany-Kris - Blog Tour

ALESSIO

by Bethany-Kris 
Guzzi Legacy Duet, #2 
Publication Date: 
August 5, 2019 Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance, MMF


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SYNOPSIS

The son of a prominent Cosa Nostra Don, Corrado Guzzis life should have been all mapped out. He would be what every other Guzzi man was, toomade, mafia. Its their way. But when given another choice, the chance to be something more, he takes it. Even if it comes with strings.

Its there that he might find where he belongs, and Alessio Sorrento. The man who could change his whole life.

This love thing? It should have been easy, but they made it hard. Nothing about a relationship like theirs is simple. Dictated by rules, weighed down with things left unsaid, and already hanging by a frayed thread.

This is what love looks like before, and after. Before she came along. And after she was there.

It takes one woman to change everything.

Ginevra Calabrese wasnt ready for thisfor them.

So, what happens now?
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NOTE: Corrado (book one) and Alessio (book two) are a duet within The Guzzi Legacy series, and should be read in order. All other titles in the series are standalone. This is NOT a love triangle.

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Review

5 Stars 
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This second part of The Guzzi Legacy is just as enticing as the first. I like how the author digs in the characters' psyche to bring it to the fore.

Ginevra's arrival has muddied the waters between Corrado and Alessio. These two have to work through their differences whilst trying to keep their long lasting relationship. When Ginevra escaped her brother's plan, she didn't expect to meet the two male alphas who will forever change her outlook on life, or more to the point, what society deems to be acceptable.

Corrado has been ignoring comments from made men for a long time now, but one comment sends him overboard and his reaction surprises him as well as everyone else around him. Alessio is the voice of reason in this situation, but Ginevra doesn't really know what to make of it. At the same time, she receives a long overdue telephone call concerning her sisters. She does what she thinks is best, but as far as Corrado is concerned, she has left him and Alessio. He does what he does best. Instead of tackling the situation, he goes into a mood, and gets away from it all. Even worse. Alessio has a mission and Corrado finds himself alone. The balance that the three of them have established and comfortable with are suddenly turned upside down and it looks like all is lost? Can they salvage what they once had?

I like the way that the author portrays them. She gives you food for thoughts with how they cope with others' opinion and the prejudice that goes with it. They learn to accept each other, flaws and all, and their relationship works wonderfully well. 

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

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ABOUT BETHANY-KRIS


Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something when she can find the time.

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Thursday, August 01, 2019

Break the Day (#16 Midnight Breed) Lara Adrian





Break The Day 
Lara Adrian 

Publication Date 
30 July 2019

Genre 
Paranormal Romance 


After a shocking betrayal nearly killed him and the people he cares about the most, what Breed warrior Rafe wants more than anything is revenge against the insidious brotherhood called Opus Nostrum. But to achieve that goal, he must turn his back on the Order and infiltrate a dangerous gang with ties to Opus. Risking everything to redeem himself and carry out his deep-cover mission, Rafe will let nothing stand in his way--least of all his desire for one of the loyalists he should despise, a mysterious, dark-haired beauty named Devony Winters.

But Devony has secrets of her own to protect, as well as a personal duty she will do anything to fulfill. And as a daywalker passing herself off as human to the gang she's been embedded with for months, the last thing she needs is a dangerous former member of the Order unraveling all her hard work. Her plans depend on keeping Rafe at arm's length, but if she surrenders to the dark need he stirs within her, it will be her heart that pays the ultimate price.









5 Stars 
🌟⭐🌟⭐🌟

This series is just sensational. The next generation of the Breed Warriors is a credit to their parents. 

Rafe is feeling guilty about the disaster that occurred in the previous book. He now wants retribution and to achieve that, he risks his reputation.

Devony too, wants retribution for her losses. She will go to any length to get to those responsible for her pain.

After turning his back on the Order, Rafe infiltrates a gang which hopefully will lead him to the Opus Nostrum. He meets Devony who has her own agenda and a secret! Rafe turning up, unsettles what she has worked so hard to achieve. He could put her in danger if he uncovers her secret and since he has his own secret, everything could take a turn for the worse. Can they trust each other with their secret and hope for the best?

Rafe is very charismatic. He plays his part very well. Devony is strong and determined. The chemistry between them is sizzling. They have to go through so many hoops to get what they are after. 

This book takes off from the first page and is breathtaking right until the end. Dante is one of my favourite character in this series and his son, Rafe isn't far behind. I absolutely love this series. 

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



LARA ADRIAN is a New York Times and #1 internationally best-selling author with nearly 4 million books in print and digital worldwide and translations licensed to more than 20 countries. Her books have been named among Amazon’s Top Ten Romances of the Year, and have also been nominated by readers multiple times as finalists for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance of the Year. Reviewers have called Lara’s books “addictively readable” (Chicago Tribune), “extraordinary” (Fresh Fiction), “strikingly original” (Booklist), and “one of the best vampire series on the market” (Romantic Times).

Writing as TINA ST. JOHN, her historical romances have won numerous awards including the National Readers Choice; Romantic Times Magazine Reviewer’s Choice; Booksellers Best; and many others. She was twice named a Finalist in Romance Writers of America’s RITA Awards, for Best Historical Romance (White Lion’s Lady) and Best Paranormal Romance (Heart of the Hunter). More recently, the German translation of Heart of the Hunter debuted on Der Spiegel bestseller list.

With an ancestry stretching back to the Mayflower and the court of King Henry VIII, the author lives with her husband in New England, where she is working on her next novel. Visit Lara’s website and sign up for new release announcements at http://bit.ly/LaraAdrianNews












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