Review: Some Kind Of Monster by Albany Walker

Length: 283 pages

Published: September 17, 2020

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

Naughty girls need love too.

A beautiful monster, that’s what I am. My packaging is just a little nicer than the creatures you hear about dwelling in your closet.

With three baddies for my mates, things are definitely getting interesting. I think I’ve even convinced them not to kill each other.

But I have a new purpose, someone is hurting our kind. Stealing Charmed magic in arcane rituals that leave my friends drained and dead, and I won’t allow it.

It’s time for them to find out why even the Monsters fear me.

I am the bad guy

Companion novel to Friends with the Monster. RH story with adult themes not recommend for those under 18.

My thoughts 💭

I love Dami and her monsters! Grim is definitely my favorite even if his solution to problems is to end everyone. I enjoyed reading and definitely recommend!

Review: Neck-Romancer by Elizabeth Dunlap

Length: 248 pages

Published: October 31, 2019

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

Goddess, a ghost is trying to kiss me. And I kinda want him to. Are you sleeping on the job again?

**Medium Burn Reverse Harem NA Paranormal Romance**
You think you’re having a bad day? Jaz Neck is suddenly being stalked by ghosts. 

She thought things were bad when she lost her magic and was ostracized by her so-called friends. As it turns out, that was just the tip of the iceberg. 

After struggling to reclaim her magic, she makes herself even more of a freak by becoming the only necromancer in existence. Nothing like giving the bullies at Highborn Academy a fresh supply of ammunition to harass her with…  

The only upside to her spiraling social status is the shocking revelation that she’s been linked with three soulmates: a ghost, a lycan, and a warlock. But will their combined strength be enough to protect her from the dark forces rising?

My thoughts 💭

This was an interesting read. Jaz was funny I like her. Alec, Pierce and Gilbert were sweet and their chemistry with Jaz was hot! I enjoyed their banter! I enjoyed this and can’t wait to read the next book!

Blog Tour: The Hunter And The Bringer Duology by Morgan Straughan Comnick

 


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The Hunter And The Bringer Duology 

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Title: The Hunter And The Bringer 
Series: The Hunter And The Bringer Duology #1 
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal 



Can the Hunters and the Bringers ever get along? A hunter will protect the masses from a dark world of monsters, but who will be the bringer of light?

Monsters thrive in our world in the shadows of mortal eyes, living to feed. To keep them away from the knowledge of the world, two groups have been formed: The Hunters, who kill all monsters to save mankind, and The Bringers, who see monsters as living creatures and capture them for study. Val Hemmingway is the top-notch agent for The Hunters. Jeremy Darington is the cocky golden man of The Bringers. With two clashing personalities and differentiating views, the two always end up in an argument. But when a new monster threat appears that can lure humans away without being seen, they must put everything aside and work together. Along the way, the discover secrets and embark on a personal journey that can flip the worlds of their organizations.






Title: Monsters And Mortals 

Series: The Hunter And The Bringer Duology #2
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal 



“They protect mortals from monsters. But what now defines a monster has become unclear.”Top agent for The Hunters, Val Hemmingway, and the golden boy of The Bringers, Jeremey Darington, are forced to continue their mission together to locate and stop a homicidal threat from the monster realm and his human puppet. Things are rocky between them as usual as they track down this killing machine through Europe with weapon’s master Galen and timid analyst Kesler. Along this dangerous adventure, storms will brew, monsters will attack, minds will become chaotic, and hearts will shatter, the answers to this mystery changing their lives more than they ever expected or are ready for. Read the conclusion of “The Hunter and The Bringer” duology today.This series is New Adult, so it has content that is 17+.








What does fantasy mean to you? or how would you describe it?- Fantasy reminds me an incredible world, where reality takes a backseat and nothing is impossible.  I believe that you people can do anything.  That’s why we have creative drive and imaginations. 


Where do you get your ideas? I am gifted with an overactive imagination.  But like most authors, I am inspired by the world around me, people in my life, events in my life, and medias that are beloved to me, such as anime, manga, and fairy tales.


What is your writing process like? I work as an elementary teacher in addition to Sunday school, running the anime club at my district’s high school, and also summer school.  I write when three beautiful components come together: inspiration, motivation, and time.  Oh goodness, time managing!  I do outline the goals I want each chapter to achieve and key quotes I plan to use, but I also let the characters lead me in certain situations.  


What advice do you have for writers? First off, go for it! You are a shining star! Only you can write the story in your soul and the world wants to read it.  Don’t know what to write about?  I suggest to my students start with what you know and what you love.


Does a big ego help or hurt writers? In anything in life, if you do your best and have passion in your craft, you should be proud.  However, big egos turn me off when I encounter them in general.  Writers need their fans, people to give them a chance, no matter their experience or level of success.  We should love our work, but be humble and grateful to those who support us, always ready to improve and do our best.


What is your writing Kryptonite? Marketing.  I really should have gotten a business degree with my teaching one.  Actually composing a work?  Transitions can be tricky for me for some odd reason.


Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want? I have a story and characters that are begging to come into the world, so I write what my soul has created.  I might take certain scenes into consideration for what readers want, but I allow whatever flows out of my being to show itself.


Do you think someone could be a writer if they don’t feel emotions strongly? Absolutely! If you have something to share and an urge to write, by George, tally ho! 


Do you want each book to stand on its own, or are you trying to build a body of work with connections between each book? I have a writing style for sure with each of my series and works, but I also tweak them to have their own voices thanks to the characters and their target audiences.  I just want my audiences to find some happiness or a connection in any of my works. 🙂


If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be? Go get a marketing degree! I am partly teasing.  I would tell my younger writer self to not be afraid to write anything you want because you have a rep of being a ‘goody-goody.’  


How did publishing your first book change your process of writing? I learned about the process of editing, truly editing and having to take criticisms for someone who wants your work to succeed, but a manuscript is an author’s baby and at first, you are protective of it.  Over time, I am more willing to listen, but also not afraid to defend something I am passionate about.  Like everything, communication is key to everything.  


What does literary success look like to you? When I have someone come to a convention to see me and beg for my next book or a selfie.  When I have someone draw fan art of my characters or want to marry Umbra or Jeremey or even be like Val or Stary, my heart is so full, my soul complete.  Seeing students I do book talks with come to me timidly to tell me they are starting a story and wanting to write, asking me for any advice or thanking me for not giving up on my dream, it makes me see that I do belong in this world.


Do you view writing as a kind of spiritual practice? For sure.  I have to get inside other characters’ heads, people I have created from nothing, beings that would not exist without me.  So, I have conversations with imaginary friends in my mind all the time.  And they boss me around and tell me what to do.  Then you have to research types of flamethrowers and how long an intestine would roll out if slashed open then run over by a car and you start to question your morals.  Balancing all this is such a delightful challenge.  How can it not be spiritual? 


What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex? I think fully getting into someone’s head is a challenge.  I am lucky that I have brothers and have always gotten along well with guys, gaining insight to how they would handle certain situations.  I think the hardest part of writing as a guy for me is their lingo sometimes, especially in emotional scenes because I know media puts a lot of pressure on men to be these romantic leads, an unrealistic sappy women (like myself) want!


How do you select the names of your characters? Names are critical to me.  I always am seeking names that are unique, but still fairly easy to pronounce.  And the meanings for the names have to reflect the character, usually their personality or a deeper destiny for them.


If you didn’t write, what would you do for work? I would still teacher, but I also have an interest in voice acting and charity work involving cosplay.  Or a tour guide for Graceland. Elvis is my king.


If you had to do something differently as a child or teenager to become a better writer as an adult, what would you do? Take spelling and grammar a little more seriously earlier in life.  I waited until I was 15, when I decided to try to write a manuscript, that I needed to practice and care for it.


Do you believe in writer’s block? I have this often! It’s when my imaginary friends decide they don’t want to talk to me or proper wording fails me.  It is annoying.

Do you Google yourself? *Shyly raises hand* Guilty.  


What one thing would you give up to become a better writer? Stress! 


What is the most difficult part of your artistic process? We are our own worst critics.  Being proud of your work, the world only you can mold, but still wanting your reader to see all the love and work you put into it.  Knowing what you did was worthwhile.







Morgan was born and raised in the small, yet big enough town of Farmington, Missouri which has magic hidden within it along with bipolar weather. Before she found her path to teaching and the bridge that connects her to writing, she wanted to be a paleontologist, a teddy bear designer, an actor (which she still dreams about, but in anime voice acting form), and an American J-Pop idol. She had been writing since she was six, but never pondered it until her 6th-grade Communication Arts teacher gave her the title “The Queen of Details” and her 9th grade Communication Arts teacher informed her she would make a fantastic book character for HIS future book, where she laughed, but it triggered the question within her “Why can’t I write one?”

When she is not writing, daydreaming, snuggling with her hubby, or trying to educate and inspire young minds at her local school district, Morgan enjoys singing, acting, drawing, playing video games, organizing things, doing goofy voices, confusing people by making them smile with her cute, but unique fashion choices, engaging in social interaction with her friends, family, co-workers, love of her life, and church family, smiling and laughing to burn calories, having ‘me’ time by listening to music and walking, watching awesome TV shows and movies, and collecting adorable plushies, and geeky buttons and keychains along with buying way too many books, graphic tees, and dresses. She is in love with reading as well. Her guilty pleasure, however, is being a full otaku. Anime, manga, cosplay, Japanese culture, and more help identify and inspire her every day, giving her confidence and happiness.

Morgan’s first book, Spirit Vision, fuses Morgan’s love for her hometown and the people close in life, the world beyond life, finding the magic only you can have inside yourself, the power of love and friendship, and of writing in general. She hopes to make Spirit Vision a series and write many more books, sharing her always-on imagination with the world.

She also has deeply enjoyed writing poems and short stories for her two current collections (more to come in the future) and her new adult monster hunter series, The Hunter and The Bringer, being absorbed in the different type of writing style and colorful cast of characters.

Review: Curse Of Dracula: Immortal Soul: Part 2 by Kathryn Ann Kingsley

Length: 322 pages

Published: July 24, 2020

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

Maxine Parker expected to lose her life when the Vampire King swept through her city like a plague. She did not expect to lose her heart to him as well.

Caught between her desire to protect the living and her love for Dracula, she suddenly finds herself the enemy of the hunters who had once been her allies.

As the Vampire King unleashes his army of the damned and turns Boston into a sea of carnage, she must decide if she can love the monster for what he is, or if she must be the one to end his bloody crusade through history once and for all…

My thoughts 💭

This was a nice ending to Vlad and Maxine’s story. It totally stressed me out but I enjoyed reading. I liked getting some understanding of Vlad’s madness and his creatures. Maxine has to make a difficult choice between killing the one she loves or saving the city and Vlad doesn’t make it easy on her. This book had me hooked from beginning to end!

Review: The Faceless by K. B. Everly

Length: 294 pages

Published: July 18, 2020

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

Noir Rose, a horror and thriller author, always believed that the fictional monsters that she wrote about were just that – fictional. The true horror of the hideous beasts resided only within the gruesome tales she wrote. She never dreamed that reality could be just as cold and cruel as the monsters writhing inside her mind.

With the mysterious arrival of a personal invitation to a masquerade ball, Noir’s life takes a page out of one of her stories.

The Crows have come home.

Men cloaked in secrets and hidden behind white masks, earning them their chilling nickname the Faceless.

Noir should’ve ran while she had the chance, but the Faceless have set their sights on her. Now that they’ve found her, they’ll never let her go. They’ve waited an eternity for her, intent on using her to save themselves from the dark fate of their cursed immortal lives.

Can Noir find a way to stop her fate being tied to their own? Or will she succumb to their dark desires and break through their black hearts, lifting the curse forever? One thing’s for sure, she won’t come out of this the same person.

Because sometimes there’s beauty in the beasts within.

**This is a Dark REVERSE HAREM Stand-alone with explicit scenes, light BDSM, violence, and possible triggers**

My thoughts 💭

This was an enjoyable read with a dark beauty and the beasts vibe. I liked all the characters. I definitely recommend!

Review: Riding For A Fall by Sam Hall

Length: 266 pages

Published: July 11, 2020

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

Freed from her neurological condition and the suffocating attention of her parents, Kira is a whole new woman, literally. And now she’s on tour with her favourite band, travelling across foreign countries and recording what she sees with the gorgeous Marlow by her side. So, it all should be smooth sailing, right?

Instead she’s thrust into a complex political world where everything is about power and a misstep could be your last. Kira’s no closer to discovering what the mysterious Aen is, or why he’s so interested in her. The tawny Johnno brings with him his own baggage: his band, with every single one of them focussed on one thing: her. She’s gone from fragile human to resilient, somehow powerful fae, but why does everyone want a bite?

So, who does she let close?

Join Kira as she navigates this brand new world and in the process of discovering the fae world and how it works, discovers a whole lot more than she bargained for about herself.

This is book two in a brand new steamy reverse harem series from the author of the Pack Heat series. If you love hot, why choose romance with sexy fae men and a bit of MM, you’ll love Riding for a Fall.

My thoughts 💭

Well I wasn’t expecting that kind of cliffhanger. I’m definitely feeling some type of way but I’m still interested in Kira’s journey…at this point I only love Aen and he better help her wreck stuff because I just can’t with the other guys. Off with their heads! 😩

Review: Away With The Faeries by Sam Hall

Length:288 pages

Published: May 30, 2020

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

They’ve haunted my dreams, now they’re coming for me.

I’ve lived in Gisbourne my whole life, feeling like nothing other than a set of symptoms to my family, my town.

Until now

Asked to photograph the outright debauchery of Avalon Records latest launch, I look and I look and I look until finally I see it.

My parents gave me a camera when I was a kid to help me see the truth: there’s no such thing as the fae.

What if they were wrong?

Seriously, what else could these beautiful people be?

My favourite band, the Changelings: a group of bad boys who shine in my lens, so brightly they threaten to burn me up. Why are they taking an unholy interest in me. Hunting me down, luring me closer, using every damn means they have to box me in, tie me down. And for what?

I’m about to step beyond the lens, become something else altogether and I’m not sure any of us are ready for it.

Author note: This is a reverse harem, paranormal, enemies to lovers kind of romance with multiple love interests. 18+ only for steamy goodness.

My thoughts 💭

This was an interesting read. I’m definitely interested in reading more. I liked Kira. Kira finds out she isn’t human after all then falls down the rabbit hole that is the Fae and since she is more powerful than anyone had thought there’s folks out to get her for her power. I have mixed feelings about her bff Jen. I liked this book.

Release Blitz/ARC Review: One Crazy Bite by Cassandra Faye

One Crazy Bite

by Cassandra Faye
Publication Date: August 17, 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Paranormal Romance

Read for FREE in KindleUnlimited: Amazon

“If you’re going to get stalked, at least make him hot and immortal.”

It’s always nice to feel wanted, but Grace wasn’t exactly looking for a boyfriend. Plus, getting stalked by a super hot vampire who’s invisible to everyone else just makes you look — and feel — crazy.

Not that her mental health is a high priority for the immortal.

Nic says they’re destined to be together. She’s pretty sure he’s a magical figment of her imagination… but he’s not taking no for an answer. He wants her body, her blood, and to make her his forever.

But does he have the magic wand to make her scream ‘yes?’

My thoughts 💭

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This was an enjoyable read! Nic is finally freed from his curse and he’ll convince his plehara/mate that they’re meant to be. I liked Grace, she was very witty. This was a funny and easy read. I definitely recommend if you enjoy cursed vampires being saved by their mates.

About Cassandra Faye

Cassandra Faye lives in Texas where she’s done nothing but fantasize about other worlds her entire life. Constantly daydreaming about ancient powers, faerie realms, old gods, and how seriously dangerous unicorns would be if they existed, Cassandra writes the stories she’s always craved. Taking paranormal and fantasy worlds, mixing them in with modern day, and adding a dash of darkness.

So, if you enjoy those fairy tales that were a little more grimm, or if you ever wondered just how bad the villains could be as you held on for that happily-ever-after, then you might be just the person she’s writing for.

* * *

Cassandra also writes dark contemporary romance as Jennifer Bene. You can find her online throughout social media with username @jbeneauthor and on her website: http://www.jenniferbene.com

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Review:The Librarian & The Beast by SJ Sanders

Length: 242 pages

Published: July 7, 2020

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

Beni has lived a charmed existence in Dunvar Citadel, but one that is coming quickly to an end. When she loses her position as transcriber in the citadel library to a newcomer, she knows that is only a matter of time before the council will insist that she marry. Although she dreads the idea of being one of many wives to her husband, her more immediate and pressing concern is her replacement—a man who is conspiring with the chancellor to weed out non-essential fiction that distract the women workers within the citadel.

In attempt to save the books, Beni herself ends up requiring saving when she falls into a river. Her savior, however, is far beyond anything she ever could have imagined. The Mintar is far from human in appearance and social niceties, he isn’t even particularly friendly, yet he promises to return her safely home. All that is required is a pretense of mating to keep the other males of his clan from courting her. That is certainly no hardship as far as she is concerned, especially not with so much in the village to keep occupied, alien scrolls to explore, and an opportunity to do what she loves. What she doesn’t plan on is falling in love with the stoic male who doesn’t want a mate.

Faltz carries the scars on his body and heart from losing his parents as a calf. Females are frightened by his appearance and he doesn’t consider himself worthy of having a mate and family when his parents died saving him. Caring for a lost human is an annoying inconvenience, but he is determined to see it through and get the feisty female home safely…even if that means deceiving his queen and entire clan by pretending a mating with her. When pretense turns into truth, Faltz’s honor is tested when he is forced to face one fact…when she leaves, how would he continue without her?

Book contains graphic sex and violence

My thoughts 💭

This was an enjoyable read. Beni and Faltz had good chemistry. It took meddling friends and a kidnapping to make them realize they’d rather stay together.

Cover Reveal: One Crazy Bite by Cassandra Faey

One Crazy Bite

by Cassandra Faey
Publication Date: August 17, 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Paranormal Romance

Preorder: Amazon

“If you’re going to get stalked, at least make him hot and immortal.”

It’s always nice to feel wanted, but Grace wasn’t exactly looking for a boyfriend. Plus, getting stalked by a super hot vampire who’s invisible to everyone else just makes you look — and feel — crazy.

Not that her mental health is a high priority for the immortal.

Nic says they’re destined to be together. She’s pretty sure he’s a magical figment of her imagination… but he’s not taking no for an answer. He wants her body, her blood, and to make her his forever.

But does he have the magic wand to make her scream ‘yes?’

About Cassandra Faye

Cassandra Faye lives in Texas where she’s done nothing but fantasize about other worlds her entire life. Constantly daydreaming about ancient powers, faerie realms, old gods, and how seriously dangerous unicorns would be if they existed, Cassandra writes the stories she’s always craved. Taking paranormal and fantasy worlds, mixing them in with modern day, and adding a dash of darkness.

So, if you enjoy those fairy tales that were a little more grimm, or if you ever wondered just how bad the villains could be as you held on for that happily-ever-after, then you might be just the person she’s writing for.

* * *

Cassandra also writes dark contemporary romance as Jennifer Bene. You can find her online throughout social media with username @jbeneauthor and on her website: http://www.jenniferbene.com

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