Review: Happily Undead In Dark River by Grace McGinty

Length: 257 pages

Published: January 30, 2020

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

There was no wake-up call quite like almost exsanguinating your main love interest while being compelled by your unhinged Maker.

No longer hanging onto her past as Mika McKellen, human, Raine was determined to take her new life and live it at one hundred percent. She was no longer an unwilling victim. She was a badass vampire and the (slightly exhausted) lover of several supernatural hotties. She’d been through enough now, so she was ready for a happily-ever-after that was filled with love and rainbows and lots and lots of mind-blowing sex. Sure, there was still the looming threat of an investigation by the ruthless Vampire Nation, but she’d done nothing wrong.

But when her long overdue, first real date with the sexy Sheriff is interrupted by someone bleeding on the floor of the diner, Raine began to wonder if there was even such a thing as happily-ever-after? It sure seemed like the Universe was mad she hadn’t died in that ditch all those months ago.

But no one was unlucky enough to die twice in one year, right?

Happily Undead in Dark River is the second book in the Dark River Days series. This is a cliffhanger-free book with a HEA. May contain romantic elements suitable for more mature audiences.

My thoughts 💭

I liked this book…Raine and her men are entertaining. Raine keeps attracting trouble wherever she goes and a another psychopath is interested in her….severed heads of the enemy isn’t the way to Raine’s heart…I can’t wait to read the next book!

Review: Havenfall Harbor by Albany Walker

Length: 352 pages

Published: April 23, 2020

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

Havenfall Harbor

Home for wayward and orphaned supernaturals.

Bridging the gap between supernaturals and humans is my only goal, or so I thought. Keeping myself alive and out of trouble is proving harder than expected.

Getting a job as the first human liaison at Havenfall was a dream come true, until I realize it’s not just humans that don’t want the species mixing.

Someone doesn’t want me a here, and they aren’t making it a secret that they will do just about anything to make sure I don’t stick around.

Seems like I have a few things to teach them about underestimating my determination.

Welcome to Havenfall where not just the students bite.

My thoughts 💭

Quinn is just trying to do her job and someone who doesn’t like humans or want them around starts to target her. Griffin and Evan want to protect her and ease her into the idea of being their mate. The threat on Quinn’s life blow the slow and steady plan out of the water. I enjoyed this book and I can’t wait to read the next one!

Release Blitz: falling for love by Jody Holford

Falling for Love

An Angel’s Lake Novellaby Jody HolfordPublication Date: July 10, 2020Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance

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One night wasn’t supposed to last forever…Despite her attempts to forget it, that one night she spent with a sexy, sweet man ingrained itself on Kelly Andrews’ memory and heart. She considers it a fond memory for lonely nights or the boring ones where she agrees to dates orchestrated by her mother. They were never supposed to see each other again.Jax Sorento is used to moving on and letting go but when he takes a job with the Angel’s Lake Fire Department, standing still has a new appeal. He’s lived most of his life never hanging onto anyone—getting abandoned by his parents taught him life was easier alone.When he rescues Kelly from a restaurant fire, he realizes doing his job is less scary than what he feels for this woman.Jax is an unknown in Angel’s Lake. Kelly’s family has been there for generations. While he’s trying to find a way to fit in, be the man she needs, she’s looking for a way to break out of the unwanted role of ‘baby’ of her family. When she figures out there’s no one else who can make her feel like Jax does, she knows it’s time to stop trying to please everyone else.One night was supposed to be it for both of them but life, and their hearts, had other plans.

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About Jody Holford

I’m a mom and wife first and many things after. I’m a best friend and a regular friend. A daughter, sister, auntie, and a teacher. I am a book lover, a shopper, a pajama-wearer, movie-watcher, worrier, over-thinker, and a wanna-be-good-Samaritan. I’m a Gemini, a nervous talker, and an emotional writer. I am represented by Frances Black of Literary Counsel. a Rafflecopter giveawayhttps://widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js

Blog Tour/ ARC Review: Essence Of Fear by Bethany-Kris

 

ESSENCE OF FEAR

by Bethany-KrisA Boykov Bratva NovelPublication Date: June 22, 2020Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance, Standalone

The allure of fear is learning to love it.

Viktoria Boykov has heard it all—cold they call her. The spoiled bratva princess. She knows very well what people say when her back is turned. She doesn’t mind; let them talk. It’s better for people to assume what they want about her than for them to know the truth … until him.

Pavel Kotov knows what people say—death they call him. The Boykov dog. He’s heard all the whispers locked away in the cells of the Compound. As the reaper for the bratva, his life owned by someone else, he knows what they say doesn’t matter. His life has never mattered … until her.

He’s terrifying.

She’s terrified.

Viktoria only wants to keep running from her past. Pavel doesn’t have a life to run from. Freedom is the one thing they both crave—for entirely different reasons. But this life is vicious, and scars like the ones they wear will never fade.

Together, they could have everything.

Or are they just pawns to a bigger game?

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Note: Essence of Fear is a Boykov Bratva standalone.

My thoughts 💭 

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Two people who were “broken” by one tyrants choices find happiness together and I absolutely loved it! Pav and Vik were amazing! They both were absolutely crazy but complimented one another so well! This was an amazingly written story and I definitely enjoyed reading!


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.

To keep up-to-date with new releases from Bethany-Kris, sign up to her New Release Newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/bf9lzD

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Review: Newly Undead In Dark River by Grace McGinty

Length: 257 pages

Published: September 13, 2019

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

Welcome to Dark River. Population 0.

When Mika McKellen woke up in a stormwater drain while backpacking around Canada, she knew that her mother was right. If you made bad choices, you would end up dead in a ditch. But when she stumbled into Dark River, even her mother could never have dreamed up the residents of this small town in the middle of nowhere, Alberta.

Oh, it had all the usual suspects. Quirky diner owners, untrustworthy outcasts and a Sheriff so hot he’d make any red-blooded woman with a heartbeat beg to be in cuffs in the back of his patrol vehicle. No, the really unusual thing about Dark River was that it was entirely populated by the Undead. Vampires to be specific. And so was Mika.

As Mika adjusts to the life of a Vampire, a dark presence stalks her from the shadows. One of the residents of Dark River was her maker and her murderer.

And they were determined to ensure that Mika never rested in peace.

My thoughts 💭

Mika/Raine is turned into a vampire against her will and no memory of what happened. The vampire town welcomes her and helps her settle while the hot sheriff tries to find her maker. As Raine adjusts to vampire life she attracts a few males who calls themselves her harem. This book had me hooked from beginning to end with the secrets, lies, betrayal and steam!

Cover Reveal: Violence by Lily White

Title: Violence

Series: Antihero Inferno #3
Author: Lily White
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: July 29, 2020
Cover Design: Lori Jackson Design
Cover Model: Lawrence Templar
Cover Photographer: Michelle Lancaster
Seventh Circle

Violence
Also Known As Ezra Cross

He’s one of a pair.
Identical twin to Damon.
And an enforcer for the Inferno if one is ever needed.

I knew better than to get involved with him.
With his aggression.
With the constant fights.
With the games the twins were known to play with every woman stupid enough to fall for them.

We made a mistake when we met again as adults.
I fell in love.
He fell in love.
His brother fell in love, too.

What used to be a good time is now a tragedy.

Our story is messy.
It’s cruel.
It’s forbidden.

Despite all that, Ezra refuses to let go.

*** Each novel in the series depicts a unique romance, but the plots through each book connect in one world. For the best experience, read the series in order.
Nine Dangerous Men. Nine Unrepentant Sinners. Nine Irresistible Manipulators.

 
Lily White is a romance writer who likes to dabble on the taboo side of eroticism. She is most known for her Masters Series, Target This, Wishing Well, and Asylum. In addition to dark romance Lily writes contemporary romance, taboo romance, and psychological thrillers. Lily enjoys stretching her writing muscles by continuing to challenge herself with each book she publishes.
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Review: Midnight Fae Academy by Lexi C. Foss

Length: 337 pages

Published: June 2, 2020

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

I’m in purgatory.

Hell.

A Midnight Fae dungeon.

All because my mates betrayed me.

Shade swears he’s innocent.

Zeph promises that what he did was for my own best interest.

Meanwhile, Kols isn’t apologetic in the slightest, his cocky arrogance claiming fate intervened at just the right moment.

I hate them all.

Crave them, too.

And now I have to work with them to solve a millennia-old secret, one that involves my true heritage.

Except our digging has awoken an ancient power and it’s threatening to destroy the Midnight Fae realm with its vengeance.

If only the Academy offered courses in mediation.

I could use one of those right about now.

Because as it turns out, I’m the only one with the power to stop this thing from taking over.

And I have to rely on my mates to help guide me.

Welcome to Midnight Fae Academy, where the classes are useless and the male fae are all jackholes. Wish me luck.

Author’s Note: This is a dark paranormal why choose trilogy with bully romance (enemies-to-lovers) elements. Despite Aflora’s opinions on the matter, there will definitely be biting. Shadow, a. k. a. Shade, guarantees it. This book ends on a cliffhanger.

My thoughts 💭

I enjoyed this book! The secrets and bonding had me hooked! Aflora felt betrayed until things were explained and then she started to get closer to and bond with her guys. There’s a war coming and Shade is making moves that pisses everyone off even though you know he’s doing it all for Aflora’s benefit. Zeph starts feeling like he’s getting the hang of being a mate and Kols is jealous since he has other duties that currently won’t allow him to complete the bond with Aflora. I can’t wait to read what’s next!

Review: Fawn by Elaina Jadin& Marie Robinson

Length: 504 pages

Published: May 1, 2020

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

A Dark Mafia Shifter Romance

We aren’t her saviors. We’re her worst nightmare.

We’ve been called vicious monsters. Brutal. Cold. Savage.

We rule the criminal underworld the same way we rule our pack—with absolute control. We take what we want and demand complete obedience.

When she comes to us, she’s damaged. Fragile. Wounded. And oh so tempting.

Soft skin, haunted eyes, and a darkness inside her that sets us on edge.

She’s not broken… yet. But that’s what we do best.

For thirty days she belongs to us, the Baron Alphas. She’s our property, to do with as we please.

She thinks it’ll be easy. That we’ll have mercy on her. That we’ll use a gentle touch. And that she’ll be able to walk away from us at the end of the month.

She’s wrong.

Our little fawn will come to know our cruel strength. She’ll see the fierce beasts prowling inside us. Feel the hunger of the wolf’s teeth against her throat.

And she’ll beg for more.

My thoughts 💭

This book was amazing! I can’t wait for the next book. Jemma ends up in the hands of Draven, Bishop and Kade. They’re dominant alphas who give her exactly what she craves while helping her find her inner fire and not coping with alcohol or pills or letting a crap person run her life. This book had me hooked from beginning to end!

Release Blitz: The Watcher by Shirley Penick


Title: The Watcher: Saddles and Secrets Series
Author: Shirley Penick 
Genre: Western, Contemporary Romance 



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Bobby and Chrissy were inseparable as kids, running wild in the neighborhoods of the small town in Wyoming. It was a great place to grow up and they promised each other, they would always be best friends. Right up until the day his family moved far, far away, for a better job.

Christina McMillan is working at a horse rescue ranch. She loves her job and it gives her a lot of time to think about life and her past. For some reason, thoughts of her long-ago friendship with Bobby keep popping into her head.

Rob Jenkins is back in the town he spent his early life in, stealthily looking for his best friend Chrissy. If only he knew her real name. How many names could Chrissy be short for? Lots and lots. When he luckily sees a woman that could be her, he follows, but doesn’t approach. His Chrissy didn’t know a thing about horses.

After watching for a few days, he determines it is her. Before he can approach, he’s arrested. When Christina finds out she’s furious. Not a great start to rebuilding a friendship.




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About Shirley

What does a geeky math nerd know about writing romance?

None of that qualifies me for writing novels. But I have some darn good stories to tell and a lot of imagination.

I have lived in Colorado, Hawaii and currently Washington. Going from two states with 340 days of sun to a state with 340 days of clouds, I had to do something to perk me up. And that’s when I started this new adventure called author. Joining the Romance Writers of America and two local chapters, helped me learn the craft quickly and has been a ton of fun.

My family consists of two grown children, their spouses, two adorable grand-daughters, and one grand dog. My favorite activity is playing with my grand-daughters!

When the girls can’t play with their amazing grand-mother, my interests are reading and writing, yay! I started reading at a young age with the Nancy Drew mysteries and have continued to be an avid reader my whole life. My favorite reading material is romance in most of the genres, but occasionally other stories creep into my to-be-read pile, I don’t kick them out.

Some of the strange jobs I have held are a carnation grower’s worker, a trap club puller, a pizza hut waitress, a software engineer, an international trainer, and a business program manager. I took welding, drafting and upholstery in high school, a long time ago when girls didn’t take those classes, so I have an eclectic bunch of knowledge and experience.

And for something really unusual… I once had a raccoon as a pet.


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ARC Review: Flame by Donna Grant

Length: 352 pages

Published: June 30, 2020

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: ARC from NetGalley

Synopsis

If she believed in destiny, she would believe they were meant for each other.

But that fire was put out long ago. . .

Living among the Dragon Kings, Cain has spent lifetimes learning to distrust both mortals and Fae. He is a warrior born—and every instinct demands that he fight to keep his own kind safe. But when a fringe member of the Dark Fae contacts the Kings with an urgent warning, Cain is torn for the first time. How can he trust this beautiful creature when resisting his primal attraction to her is battle enough?

Noreen is horrified by what her kind and the malevolent Others are planning for the Dragon Kings. Dark Fae or not, there are lines she will not cross—even if it means risking her life. But she never imagined that she would risk her heart until she meets Cain. She wants him with a soul-deep desire that frightens her…and endangers them both. Is saying goodbye to everything Noreen has ever known worth a love that will span time and realms?

My thoughts 💭

This book was amazing! Betrayal, mates, steam, dragons, and trying to stop evil…this book kept me on the edge and I enjoyed it! Dragon King and a Dark Fae/Other isn’t supposed to be together but their chemistry can’t be denied. Cain and Noreen’s story is interesting with plenty of steam! I definitely recommend reading this!