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!

Cover Reveal: Do Not Disturb by Kristine Dugger


Title: Do Not Disturb 
Author: Kristine Dugger 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Release Date: July 14th, 2020
Cover Model: Shane MacKinnon
Photographer: Wander Aguiar Photography 
Cover Designer: Dani Julian




Blurb

One look. One drink. A friendly conversation between two strangers. 
A divorced mother of two. A younger man married to his job. 
A chance meeting at the airport.
What are the odds of them sharing a plane together?
Quite slim.
Fate had another plan for them. 
All it took was one more look and their lives were changed without them knowing about it. 
A weekend of fun turns into something more than just…
Leave a sign on the door, DO NOT DISTURB.


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After checking into the hotel, I decided to go all out for this weekend. My friends will be in tomorrow for the wedding. Tonight, I have the penthouse suite all to myself. Well, not myself. I walk toward Lennox, he was waiting in the bar area. That rugged smirk appears across his face. I approach him, “I’m on the very top floor. 1305. Let’s go.”
I grab his hand and lead him to the elevator. When we get into the elevator, I pounce on him causing him to startle back. Our lips interlock. Our tongues start dancing. My hand reaches down to his belt buckle, I start to fiddle with it. He pulls away. My teeth clench down on his bottom lip. “Fuck, woman. Anxious much?” he groans, as I release his lip. 
I purr, “You’re all my tonight. So be ready?”
“Well, okay then,” he smirks. 
The elevator door opens up and we walk down the long, dim-light hallaway. It was like a scene from a music video. While holding his hand, I lead him down the orangish-red carpet to my room at the end. It’s been too damn long since I have been with a man. Jonathon was my last. After the divorce, my focus with my children and career. Tonight is going to be different. My focus is getting fucked while fucking his brain out. All this built up tension is about to unleash on this poor pup. Jonathon might have been the last man I fucked but that doesn’t mean I’m not shy when exploring more. I’m going to make Lennox my bitch tonight. I love that he is on board. Men, they truly think with their second head. 
We make it to the door. While I fiddle with my phone to get the room barcode to open the door, he wraps his strong arm around me and squeezes me, bringing me close to his body. His breath hits my neck causing my body to shiver. Then hello lips, he nibbles my neck. Goodness, I need the code asap. Finally, the barcode appears in my wallet and I open the door. Both of us dragging our luggage, we stumble into the suite. He releases me from his hold. I turn around, pushing my luggage to the floor. He stands just a few feet from the doorway. I demand, “Close the door. But first put up the sign that says ‘Do Not Disturb’.”


About the Author:

Kristine Dugger is a thirty-something mom and wife who enjoys writing romance novels. Kristine resides in the suburb of Omaha, NE (Papillon, NE) where she enjoys spending time with her two amazing girls and wonderful husband playing sports. When Kristine is not writing and has spare time you will find her in the gym or outside doing some sort of exercise.


Before entertaining her dream of becoming a writer, Kristine earned her Master’s degree in Nutrition and Health Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While Kristine loved her job as a Dietitian, she enjoys writing so much more. 


Kristine loves connecting with her readers to talk about books and life. You can follow Kristine in the following places.


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Blog Tour: Married With Me by Bailie Hantam






Title: Married With Me: A With Me In Seattle Universe Novel

Author: Bailie Hantam 

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Release Date: June 22nd 




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Married With Me – A With Me in Seattle Universe Novel


She’s the one girl who’s off limits. He’s the one she’s always wanted.


From the moment, Justin Ellis reunites with his best friend’s little sister in Las Vegas, his world is turned upside down. Angela is beautiful and smart and everything he wants. But they cannot have more than their week-long fling before they both go back to their lives in Seattle.
Deciding to give her brother’s best friend a Vegas experience was probably not Angela York’s smartest move. Especially since she never really got over her school girl crush on him. And why, oh why, did the Vegas experience have to include a drunken night at a wedding chapel.
Will they see that they are meant for one another? Or are they headed straight for divorce?



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ABOUT BAILIE



2019 Debut Author, Bailie Hantam, hails from sunny South Africa. She has been writing stories from as early as she can remember. After finally deciding to take it seriously five years ago she finally hit publish in March this year. She writes both Contemporary and Paranormal Romance and the world of Romantic Suspense in 2020.




She is blessed to have a very supportive family who have encouraged her every step of the way. She’s a series binger (of both books and screen); a stationary hoarder and an avid reader. When she’s not writing you can usually find her curled up next to her two border collies either reading or writing in her journal.



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Review: Seven Sins Of Snow by Loxley Savage

Length: 471 pages

Published: May 22, 2020

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Hey, you!

Yeah, you.

Are you listening?

I have a story to tell you but it’s not your average fairy tale.

My story?

It’s wrought with violence.

Strewn with blood.

Dominated by desire.

My stepmother, the evil queen, hates me. She wants me dead but hasn’t killed me yet. At her insistence, a never ending line of repugnant suitors tries for my hand, but when I decline each and every one of them, the evil queen punishes me…severely.

She will stop at nothing until I’m sold or dead.

As she grows insane with power and my death seems imminent, something unexpected happens.

I see a ‘lurker.’ They come to me in my dreams, touch me, taste me. Even though I’ve never met them outside of my mind, I begin to crave them.

Stories have been passed down in the town of Riverwood about creatures of legend, kings given the power to wield the seven deadly sins.

They tell me they want me, they claim that I belong to them.

As I fall deeper into sin, they become mine as much as I am theirs.

What will happen if I submit to their desires? Will I transform into the very weapon I seek, harnessing their power for my own or will I find myself lost in their seduction?

The evil queen might kill me first. But I’ve made a vow to my people; to take back my stolen throne while bathing in her blood.

Read my story and find out what happens…if you dare.

SEVEN SINS OF SNOW is a full-length stand-alone, dark, PNR, RH retelling of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Nothing inside these pages is appropriate for a children’s story. Withing this tale are scenes with detailed sex, naughty language, torture, violence, drugs, and much more. If such material offends you, please do not read this book.

My thoughts 💭

This was a deliciously dark and steamy read. Snow’s life has been horrible she’s saved by lurkers and they make her their queen. She’s very willing to do anything to li this and save her people and it doesn’t hurt that the 7 Kings are very handsome and want to fulfill her every desire! I really enjoyed this book!

Cover Reveal: Birdie’s Biker by Misty Walker

Birdie’s Biker

by Misty Walker
Publication Date: August 25, 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark Romance

Preorder: Amazon

Vegas is where good people go to sin. Reno is where the bad ones go.

Amidst the drugs, weapons, and trafficking, a murder-for-hire market has emerged. And my motorcycle club is right in the thick of it.

If you can pay, we have a million different ways to solve your problem. You want someone to vanish without a trace? The Great Basin Desert is almost two hundred thousand square miles of “nobody will ever find you.” You want to make a statement? We’ve been known to hang bodies from the Reno Arch.

If you’re paying, we’re killing. No witnesses, no evidence, and no questions asked.

That is until we’re hired to locate and kill a group threatening biological warfare by exposing our city to a deadly virus they stole. It’s the big payday we need. But in order to take the job, we have to also agree to protect the spoiled brat who saw everything.

Small. Frail. Innocent. Frightened. I made her my little birdie, but she always wants to fly away. Too bad for her I’ve clipped her wings and locked her in my cage.

They say free birds sing, and caged birds pray. Her cries sound the same to me.

*Birdie’s Biker is a dark romance in the second run of the Royal Bastards MC. It’s sexy as sin, thrilling, gritty, and dirty. If you love tortured heroes and a heroine who learns her strength in the most depraved way, then you’ll love Birdie’s Biker.

* Welcome to the Royal Bastards where loyalty is KING and CODE is the only way to survive. This club is not for the weak-minded or easily disturbed. These 1%ers are vicious, ride hard, and love raw. Our stories are dark, cold-blooded, and created to trigger the best of you.

If you dare travel down our dark twisted roads, hold on tight!

You can see the full lineup here: https://www.royalbastardsmc.com/

About Misty Walker

Misty Walker has been writing stories, articles, and poems since junior high. Preferring to stay behind the scenes until now, she has been an avid romance reader, a blogger, and an audiobook proofer for the last fifteen years. Growing up in a nomadic household, Misty has lived all up and down the western USA, but recently settled in Reno, Nevada. Misty is a mom to two kids who are slowly trying to kill her, but they are cute, so she will keep them. She just celebrated her sixteen-year anniversary with her computer geek husband and has two dogs, Dunkin and Dutch, that are her constant companions while she happily reads and writes her life away.

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Review: His Human Nanny by Michele Mills

Length: 151 pages

Published: May 9, 2020

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

My indentured servitude is almost over and freedom is a heartbeat away!

Until some alien guy buys me because he needs a nanny, quick. What the actual f@ck? I’m not even good with kids. I’ve never changed a diaper in my life. But the beings at the employment agency won’t listen. “Hew-mans are hot right now. Everyone wants a hew-man nanny.” Great. And since there isn’t another human available… I’m hired on the spot.

Yay, me.

And on day one of my new job I’m having a panic attack because I finally meet my new boss and he looks like Satan himself. No lie. Black horns, red eyes and glinting silver-tipped claws. He even has a barbed tail, a forked tongue, and he breathes fire. This guy is terrifying, and his children look exactly like him.

*heart palpitations* *hyperventilating*

And yet, as I’m caring for these strangely adorable infants and gazing longingly at my crazy-rich boss as he cradles his twin babies in his huge, muscular arms… my traitorous heart goes pitter-patter and my body heats up like lava.

Oh no.

And I begin to wonder — have I sold my soul to the devil?

My thoughts 💭

I loved this book. Riley takes one last job being a nanny to the devil like alien Aegir. They have amazing chemistry but they have to fight it until Aegir is able to claim her. Riley continues to care and love his children while getting impatient for her husband to claim her. This was an enjoyable read. I definitely recommend! I can’t wait to read Bergelmir and Chloe’s book!

Cover Re-Reveal: Behind The Strings & Slow Dancing On Maine Street by Courtney Giardina

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Behind The Strings (Nashville Starlet Series #1)
Slow Dancing on Main Street (Nashville Starlet Series #2)
 Author: Courtney Giardina
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Cover design: Courtney Giardina 

She’s the hottest music blogger in Nashville. A night out with a country music star was part of the job…until he ended up in her bed.

Country music blogger Celia Westbrooke is no stranger to what goes on behind the scenes of the music industry. She refuses to be anyone’s one-night stand which is why falling for a musician is out of the question…until it wasn’t. When what should have been a normal interview turns into a night of passion – everything changes.

Jesse Rockford moved to Nashville with a guitar and dream. He was looking for a record deal. Instead, he found was a girl worth writing songs about. The only problem – Celia is the only girl in town who’s off limits.

The more their relationship heats up, the higher the stakes should their secret come out. They’ll need to figure out fast if their chemistry between the sheets is something that’s worth risking everything for.

Behind the Strings is part one of the two-part Nashville Starlet country music romance series

Is there love strong enough to survive the truth or will one secret destroy it all?

It’s almost impossible to find the kind of love you hear in a song, but Celia and Jesse’s came pretty close. That was until one night threw a wrench in their whirlwind romance and led them to the last place they thought they’d end up – alone.

When Jesse asks for time apart, Celia heads back to her hometown of Hamden where she’s about to learn that even though you can escape the bright lights of Nashville you can’t hide from the truth.

Deep in the Tennessee mountains Celia must take a walk down memory lane to find out if history will repeat itself or if her and Jesse have what it takes to find their way back to each other.

Courtney Giardina is a Rochester, NY native who now lives in North Carolina. She published her first novel in 2013. Tear Stained Beaches defined the staple of what her self-publishing mantra would become, strong, independent women finding their place in the world. Her time working in the music industry inspired her to write the Behind the Strings series. Her romantic comedy, Falling in London will release in October 2020.
As a creative, she has not only published multiple novels, but has appeared on TV shows like Nashville and has a weekly YouTube show all about inspiring others to dream big and believe in themselves because life is too short to wonder, “what if.”

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