ARC Review: Vampires By Esther E. Schmidt!

Release Date: October 23

Synopsis

Being kidnapped and unexpectedly thrust into the paranormal world she didn’t even know existed has overwhelmed Tessera. Even more, because her savior is the President of the Death by Reaper MC, Vampire Charter, who claimed her as his eternal mate

Between protecting his mate from his own wrath and trying to balance his MC duties, Jagger is fighting a battle bigger than the fight between good and evil. Finding a solution for the stack of danger that keeps growing might involve teaming up with a new enemy who is reluctant to join forces. With a threat of an apocalypse in the near future, there is no option other than to surrender to the truth more paranormal lives are needed to keep the rest of the world living.

Evil hides in the inevitable to rectify redemption. Dive into book two of Death by Reaper MC and submit to the reality crawling into the darkness might be the only good this world has to offer.

Vampires can be read as a standalone. For a greater reading experience, recommended reading order:

Hellhounds Death by Reaper MC #1

Vampires Death by Reaper MC #2

My thoughts 💭

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A paranormal MC romance with some action! I enjoyed reading this book. Jagger was so sweet, protective and patient with Tessara I just loved him. Tessara has to grow on me a little but once she understood about mates I started to like her she became kind of bada** at the end and I was loving it! Girl power!! I loved the action and the story line! I can’t wait to read what is going to happen next with everyone!

*Received ARC for review 💙

Duke by Jax Hart!

Synopsis

She’s his obsession.
He’s her downfall.

Raised in a remote town by men who would die for her, Shanna can’t wait to escape years of being babysat by the archaic mentality of the men her father’s MC. They live by a code. A code she’s done being part of.

But even in isolated places… there are people dying to take you down.
Duke and Shanna must decide if they are going to fight for their love or watch it crash and burn when both of them are forced to make choices they can’t come back from.

How far would you go for love?

Duke…

I stopped in on a whim to see the old dive bar where my old man used to spend his days–getting drunk with his boys from the MC. But when I walked in and saw her… I knew I would be back and not just for another round, but to make Shanna mine. 
She’s asking for trouble teasing me the way that she does.
 
She’s made a mistake.
A bad one.

I’m not like the pathetic boys at her college. I’m an ex-marine, and I’m gonna make my BAD GIRL pay. But I wasn’t expecting her to put up a fight. Taming her just might be the biggest battle I’ve faced yet, but I’m determined to make it the sweetest victory for us both.

She’s my angel, but I’m her devil. 
Together we’re gonna burn.
 

Narrated by Rodney Falcon

Overall:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Performance:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Story:⭐️⭐️⭐️

I liked the story but felt it was too much back and forth. One minute Duke is going to claim Shanna then the next he’s going to do what’s best for her. I didn’t like how Shanna couldn’t make up her mind with pursuing her dreams and her loved ones had to force her hand. She seemed a little weak. Duke was very alpha male but he was annoying trying to do what’s “right” for Shanna. They had good chemistry but I was kind of disappointed they didn’t get together for real until the very end. Overall it was an okay read and performance.

Sofa King Hard by Madison Faye

Synopsis

Big. Strong. Really good with his hands.

Great at fitting into tight spaces.

No job too hard. No job too dirty.

No stopping him once he’s unchained…

The Marines made me tough. Prison hardened me. Five long years I’ve been away—chained up like a beast without knowing the touch of a woman, serving time for a crime I didn’t commit.

I’m out now, and the proud owner of Sofa King Movers. I’m supposed to keep my head down and play nice, but that’s before I lay eyes on her.

Jillian Lafayette. Tempting, beautiful, and very off-limits. But five years does something to a man. It makes him hungry. It makes him crazy, driven, obsessed. And when I catch her being a bad girl with her hands where they don’t belong?

Oh, there’ll be no stopping me from claiming what’s mine and showing her just how hard I can be.

I know she’s a client. And her shithead of an ex-husband has mob ties I can’t pretend aren’t there. But one look and I’m addicted. One taste, and I know she’s mine.

Mine to protect. Mine to keep safe.

…Mine to keep for all for myself.

Five years is a long time. Jillian’s let the leash off the beast, and once I get my dirty hands on her, there’ll be no stopping me from taking it all.

My thoughts 💭

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Well this was a hot read! Kane hasn’t had a woman in years and Jillian is recently divorced. They meet when Jillian uses Kane’s moving company and the sparks fly as soon as he catches her with her hand in her pants! Lol! Kane and Jillian were so cute!

From The Ashes by Amber Lynn Natusch!

Synopsis

Piper Jones can’t catch a break.

After a lifetime of animosity and indifference from the supernatural community, she thought she’d finally found a home with the vampire king’s enforcers. Then the dark and mysterious Merc walks into her life, and it takes a disastrous turn for the worse.

Now under attack by enemies both known and unknown, Piper has little choice but to flee her refuge—and start over in a place few vampires ever go. Rural Alaska seemed to fit the bill, except for Knox and his crew of werewolves. The pack shares a connection with Piper that few of them can explain, and none of them can escape. With time running out for answers, Piper must fight the demons of her past to ensure her future—or die trying.

my thoughts 💭

3.5✨✨✨

Piper reminds me of the avatar character lol! She can control nature. I enjoyed the story and the action! I just hate that Merc got put under a spell that had him trying to kill Piper and Piper went and started falling in love with Knox. I thought the book was well written I just don’t care for the love triangle part. Don’t the vampires mate for life? Guess I’ll be reading the next book lol

Cards Of Love: The Hanged Man by Clarissa Wild

Blurb

Criminal. Outlaw. Murderer.

That’s only a few of the names people call me, and all of them are true.

I did the unforgivable. I killed a man in broad daylight.

I did it for her.

I paid my dues, did my time.

Now I’m out and I want her back, no matter the cost.

She hates me, but that won’t stop me from hunting after her.

I need her to be mine again.

And there’s a secret I have to tell …

But everything has its price.

I’m willing to pay.

Is she?

The Hanged Man is a Standalone Dark Romance from New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Clarissa Wild.

Note: This story contains disturbing content that may be offensive to some readers.

My thoughts 💭

⭐️⭐️

I felt like there was a book I should’ve read prior to this one. It seemed like the book started in the middle and you have no idea what’s going on. I have no clue what happened to Daisy. At one point it was talking about a guy doing something to kids at the daycare but later on it seemed like she had cancer? How’d Hanson even know the guy he killed was a match so Daisy could even get his liver?

Blog Tour/Review: Chasing My Forever by Heidi McLaughlin!

Title:  Chasing My Forever
Series: The Beaumont Series: Next Generation #3
Author: Heidi McLaughlin 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 9, 2018
Cover Design: Sarah Hansen at OkayCreations.
Photography: Mae I Design
Models: Alex Denning & Cherry Albrecht

“Gah! You want this book! Need to know this story! All I can say is Yes!! Yes you need Quinn James in your life! Yes Heidi McLaughlin is continuing all the things I loved about her Beaumont Series into this Next Generation!!” -Amber, The Geekery Book Review
Music is his passion. It’s in his blood. Yet, Quinn James isn’t sure if stardom is right for him. His family wants him to join a band, and follow in his father’s footsteps but fear holds him back. He can’t explain it, and when he tries, no one understands what he’s afraid of or why he’s content playing coffee shop gigs where no one knows him.

Eleanora Boone wants to live her life, not the one her very southern parents planned for her, which is why she chose a college thousands of miles away. Now she’s faced with returning home or doing something that would defy her family. When an opportunity to visit Los Angeles falls in her lap, she uses it to become someone different.

California is everything Eleanora thought it would be, and even more so when she meets Quinn, the shy, reserved and brooding musician who’s the complete opposite of the guys she’s used to back home. 

For the first time, Quinn’s smitten. The new, mysterious waitress has him wrapped around her finger, and he finds that he is finally able to open up and trust someone outside of his family circle. 

But living a different life comes with its risks, and for Eleanora, that risk is a secret that has the power to destroy both o
3.5✨✨✨

So far I’m liking the series. I love how family oriented the family is! You get to see what’s going on with the rest of the family in this book as well as get Quinn and Elenora’s story. I really liked Quinn but Elenora was sort of annoying. I liked the book and thought the writing was great but their chemistry just wasn’t so much there for me compared to the last two couples.

“You should do it, El. My brother lives there,” Sofia adds. Her brother, right. For the past two years, she’s told me about her brother. In fact, she tells anyone who will listen. He’s famous or is going to be, yet refuses to tell us his name, but talks about him an awful lot. He goes by Q, according to her. It’s some artist name or whatever. The thing is, when you’ve lived with someone for two years, you meet their family. Granted, this is the first time she’s met my parents, but my brother and sister have come to visit, and she’s had the dubious honor of meeting Roy. The only person in Sofia’s family that we’ve met is her mom, Alicia. Never the brother, which is a shame because anytime him and Sofia are together in pictures, he looks super-hot, and way out of my league.

Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot.

When she’s isn’t writing one of the many stories planned for release, you’ll find her sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games.

Heidi’s first novel, Forever My Girl, will be in theaters on October 27, 2017, starring Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe.
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Release Blitz/Review: Listen Pitch By Lani Lynn Vale!

Title: Listen Pitch
Series: There’s No Crying in Baseball
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: October 16, 2018
Cover Model: Jacob Wilson
Photographer: FuriousFotog

Rhys Rivera is the star short-stop for the Longview Lumberjacks. Many know him, even more love him. He has a pretty face, a quick smile, and an air of danger about him that everyone seems to adore.

He’s not known as the bad boy of baseball for nothing.

It all started with his father, who decided to be a criminal mob boss, then die.

Fortunately for his uncle, Rhys wants absolutely nothing to do with the family business and runs before anyone can figure out which way is up.

By the time his uncle, the successor to his father’s criminal empire, thinks to look for him, Rhys has made too big of a name for himself to be taken out quietly, and he wants to keep it that way.

Fast forward eight years, and Rhys is living life one breath at a time, just waiting for the other shoe to drop. That shoe coming in the form of a nosy neighbor who has no idea just how hot she is in her mail carrier uniform.

Her sweet little body and positive outlook on life make him want to laugh at how naïve she is when it comes to the way of the world.

The harder he tries to stay away, the weaker he seems to get, until one day he decides to put his morals on hold long enough to satisfy his cravings.

One time is all he needs—or so he tells himself.
But then two pink lines change everything, and all of a sudden, he doesn’t have just himself to worry about anymore.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This wonderfully written book gave me all the feels! I have to warn you that you’ll cry but it will get better! I just loved Rhys and Henley! So far they’re my favorite couple in the series! The twists and drama in this book definitely kept me reading to find out what’s going to happen next! Overall, I thought the book was definitely hot and sweet and I absolutely recommend this series!

I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 8, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.

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