#Free On Amazon: One Petal Flower by Kristi Ayers

Title: One Petal Flower 
Author: Kristi Ayers 
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance 
“This flower I give to you has one petal because I never want you to question my love for you. If you pick the petal off, you will be able to say ‘he loves me,’ as there are no other petals for you to say ‘he loves me not.'” -Jonas

After Darian Moon loses her boyfriend to a motorcycle accident, she finds her somber town too much to handle, so she moves from Texas to Oklahoma to live with her grandmother for the summer. Strange things start to happen after she meets Chayton Swift, her grandmother’s college-age neighbor and handyman. Darian soon learns Chayton has a few supernatural abilities, one of which is seeing and communicating with ghosts. Darian’s boyfriend, Jonas, happens to be one of them, and he’s there to warn her that evil entities do exist.

Kristi Ayers lives in Oklahoma with her family and pets. She likes music, coffee, and all things spooky.

 

Review: Resurrection by Siobhan Davis

Length: 306 pages

Published: January 31, 2020

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

A new dark romance from the USA Today bestselling author of the Rydeville Elite series.

Everything changed the night my dad died.

The night I met Saint, Galen, Caz, and Theo.

Those manipulative a-holes set out to ruin me after our hot night together, but they didn’t realize you can’t destroy something that’s already broken. And it only works if the victim cares.

Which I don’t.

Because I’ve been in hell for years, and nothing penetrates the steel walls I’ve erected.

Until The Sainthood decides I belong to them and cracks appear in my veneer. Their cruel games, harsh words, and rough touch awakens something inside me, and now, I’m in trouble.

They draw me deeper into their dangerous world, until I’m in the middle of all the violence and gang warfare, tangled up in all the secrets and lies, and there’s no turning back.

Because they own me.

And nothing has ever felt so right.

I’m exactly where I should be.

But with enemies on all sides, survival becomes a deadly game with no guarantees.

And, sometimes, saints become sinners.

Due to mature content, this book is recommended to readers aged eighteen and over. This is a full-length 95k-word reverse harem dark romance novel with enemies-to-lovers/bullying themes. Cannot be read as a standalone and ends with a cliffhanger. Book 1 of 3.

My thoughts 💭

Wowww! This book was interesting! Had me hooked from beginning to end. The secrets, lies and betrayal! Harlow is bada** and I love her. The sainthood boys kind of grew on me except for Galen. I can’t wait to read the next book!

Release Blitz: Sting by Cindy R. Wilson

STING

by Cindy R. Wilson
Publication Date: March 3, 2020
Genres: Entangled: Teen, YA, Dystopian, Friends-to-Lovers, Romance

SYNOPSIS

They call me the Scorpion because they don’t know who I really am. All they know is that someone is stealing from people with excess to help people with nothing survive another day.

But then a trusted friend reveals who I am—“just” Tessa, “just” a girl—and sends me straight into the arms of the law. All those people I helped…couldn’t help me when I needed it.

In prison, I find an unlikely ally in Pike, who would have been my enemy on the outside. He represents everything I’m against. Luxury. Excess. The world immediately falling for his gorgeous smile. How he ended up in the dirty cell next to mine is a mystery, but he wants out as much as I do. Together, we have a real chance at escape.

With the sting of betrayal still fresh, Pike and I will seek revenge on those who wronged us. But uncovering all their secrets might turn deadly…

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ABOUT CINDY R. WILSON

Cindy began creating worlds as a kid, entertaining her siblings with spontaneous ghost stories before bed. She filled notebooks with novels and ideas and realized quickly she wanted to be a writer as an adult.

Now Cindy lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and loves using Colorado towns and cities as inspiration for settings in her stories. She’s the mother of three girls who provide plenty of fodder for her YA novels.

Visit her website to learn more about her books or subscribe to her newsletter: https://www.cindyrwilsonauthor.com

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Review: Academy Of Monsters by Madeline Fay & Jenèe Robinson

Length: 121 pages

Published: November 6, 2019

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

The new generation of monsters are ready for their turn.

Add in a new monster no one knows anything about and someone hell bent on revenge.

Can they out last the prophecy that tore their parents apart?

This semester is going to be a spooktacular ride.

*Book one in this series

*Reverse Harem Medium slow burn.

My thoughts 💭

I liked this book. Drucilla is destined to become the queen and other monster families want their sons to lead. Drucilla was just trying to reconnect with her childhood friends but some of them were determined to run her off. The guys eventually do run her off and it breaks her heart. They did it to protect her since someone was trying to kill her. I can’t wait to read what’s next!

Book Blitz: Gouster Girl by David E. Gumpert

GOUSTER GIRL

by David E. Gumpert
Publication Date: December 9, 2019
Genres: YA, Interracial Teen Romance, Historical Fiction, Coming of Age, Romance

SYNOPSIS

Maybe because they are young and innocent, cute black Valerie Davis and nerdy white Jeffrey Stark are late to realize that falling in love on Chicago’s South Side in 1963 is a highly risky business for an interracial couple. At first, they help each other out of tough racial fixes—he saves her from attack at an all-white amusement park and she saves him from injury in a racial brawl at their high school. But as their romance becomes more serious, so do the racial dangers. White police target Valerie as a prostitute and black gang members see Jeffrey as trying to sexually exploit a black girl. Seemingly inevitably, the blossoming romance collides head on with the realities of Northern-style racism one hot summer afternoon at one of Chicago’s most beautiful Lake Michigan beaches, when a racial protest turns ugly, confronting the couple with terrible choices.

Gouster Girl vividly depicts the raw racism so prevalent during the early 1960s, which ushered in decades of gang violence that turned sections of Chicago into the urban killing fields they are today. Gouster Girl opens in the summer of 1963 with the white Stark family tearfully moving its belongings onto a moving truck in front of the tidy South Shore neighborhood apartment building they love, just blocks from where Michelle Obama would grow up. As they load up the truck, 16-year-old Jeff and his parents argue yet again about the racial fears and fantasies that are leading them to abandon South Shore, with its delis and shuls and beautiful beaches. Through the eyes of Jeff, Gouster Girl then takes us back to the unlikely racial violence that led to his romance with Valerie and how she variously teases and embarrasses him to confront his most deeply held racial prejudices. Valerie introduces Jeff to the highs and lows of her life– to black music and dancing, as well as police corruption, job discrimination, misguided school tracking systems and housing discrimination that keeps blacks separate and unequal.

A makeout session in an isolated section of Jackson Park leads the couple into a confrontation with police, which highlights for both the realities of what we today refer to as “white privilege.” It also pushes the Stark family more fully toward a decision about whether to join other whites in fleeing South Shore.

This highly evocative coming-of-age story will alternately charm, anger terrify, and upset readers as they travel back to a time that was seemingly simpler, but was also blunt in its racial and religious prejudices.

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ABOUT DAVID E. GUMPERT

David E. Gumpert grew up on the South Side of Chicago, in South Shore and Hyde Park. In the years since graduating from the University of Chicago, he has attended Columbia Journalism School and worked as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal and an editor for the Harvard Business Review and Inc. magazine. He has also authored ten nonfiction books on a variety of subjects—from entrepreneurship and small business management to food politics. His most prominent titles include How to Really Create a Successful Business Plan (from Inc. Publishing); How to Really Start Your Own Business (Inc. Publishing); Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Food Rights (Chelsea Green Publishing), and The Raw Milk Answer Book (Lauson Publishing).

He spent ten years in the 1990s and early 2000s researching his family’s history during the Holocaust. The result was a book co-authored with his deceased aunt Inge Bleier: Inge: A Girl’s Journey Through Nazi Europe (Wm. B. Eerdman Publishing).

He spent much of the last half-dozen years going back to his own roots in Chicago to research and write the historical novel, Gouster Girl. While some of it stems from his own experiences growing up in South Shore and Hyde Park, he also conducted significant additional research to complete the book in late 2019.

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Review: Evermore Academy: Winter by Audrey Grey

Length: 422 pages

Published: October 11, 2019

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

Welcome to Evermore Academy where the magic is dark, the immortals are beautiful, and being human SUCKS.

After spending my entire life avoiding the creatures that murdered my parents, one stupid mistake binds me to them for four years.

My penance? Become a human shadow at the infamous Evermore Academy, finishing school for the Seelie and Unseelie Fae courts.

All I want is to keep a low profile, but day one, I make an enemy of the most powerful Fae in the academy.

The Winter Prince is arrogant, cruel, and apparently also my Fae keeper. Meaning I’m in for months of torture.

But it only gets worse. Something dark and terrible looms over the academy. Humans are dying, ancient vendettas are resurfacing, and the courts are more bloodthirsty than ever.

What can one mortal girl do in a world full of gorgeous monsters?

Fight back with everything I have–and try not to fall in love in the process.

If you love reading about fated mates, enemies-to-lovers, snarky heroines, and everything Fae, then one click today and fall into this magical new series that’s being called Vampire Academy meets The Cruel Prince!

P.S. This full-length story may leave you with a book hangover.

P.P.S. This Upper YA/NA series will eventually be four books and is intended for mature audiences. It contains cursing, sexual situations, and violence.

My thoughts 💭

This was an enjoyable story with a twist. Summer is caught stealing and becoming a shadow for four years is her punishment. She is not one to take crap from anyone and I liked her. I can’t wait to read what’s going to happen in year two with Summer now that she’s aware of the truth.

Release Blitz: Recipe For Disaster by Allie York


Title: Recipe For Disaster 
Author: Allie York 
Genre: Young Adult Romance 


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World’s best muffins:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375
Step 2: cream the butter and sugar until light
Step 3: Add eggs one at a time
Step 4: Forget you have a new phone in a new area code and call a random guy
Step 5: Continue to text random guy until you develop not-so-random feelings

Aimee’s life was stable, normal, and loving; until it wasn’t anymore. In the blink of an eye, she lost her childhood home, her best friend, and her sanity in one swoop.
But a misdialed number brings her an unexpected friend and a lot of new feelings.
Life is finally looking up and Aimee sets out to live life to the fullest with her newfound friend. That is until…Aimee’s text life and real life collide to ruin everything





Allie is a wife, mom, and dog groomer by day. At night she is posted at her laptop writing or reading in a cozy corner. She has a soft spot for gooey romance, over-creamed coffee, and anything cute and furry  

Blog Tour: Entrapped by Carlie Yates

Title: Entrapped 
Author: Carlie Yates 
Genre: YA Romantic Suspense
Series: Entangled #2
 It’s the summer before senior year, and now that Brody’s dark secret has been exposed, he’s left with too many wounds that just won’t heal.

He fell for Catherine—hard. And even though their love is the brightest part of his life, it can’t chase away the shadows of his past. Years of torment still plague him, and it’s a constant battle between old, haunting memories and trying to make new ones with Catherine.

Brody soon realizes that the only way he’ll be able to let go of the past is to find the truth hidden behind a life filled with lies. But as he discovers who he truly is, it becomes painfully clear that the road he’s currently on will turn him into the devil he fears the most.

Now Brody is faced with the daunting decision that will change his life forever. Does he stay and risk becoming a monster himself? Or should he save his soul by leaving behind the girl he loves?



Title: Entitled 
Author: Carlie Yates 
Genre: YA Romance, Suspense 
Series: Entangled #1

Carlie Yates has been writing stories since she was in the fifth grade, convinced that if she didn’t get her thoughts and characters down on paper, her head would ‘plode; it could be ex- or im-, but either way, it wouldn’t be pretty. Inspired by S.E. Hinton, she always said that when she grew up, she would be a published author. This Midwest mom of boys has addictions to reading, road trips, hair dye, and the Oxford comma, and is thoroughly convinced at any given time the theme track to ‘My Three Sons’ will start playing in the background of her home.
She is currently working on “Enlightened” book 3 of the Entangled series, and renouncing her pledge to grow up.



Review: Fortune Academy by J.R. Thorn

Length: 244 pages

Published: August 17, 2019

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

Welcome to Fortune Academy, a school where supernaturals can feel at home—except, I have no idea what the hell I am.

The last thing I remember is arriving at the massive gates with a Bounty Hunter staring me down. I have a feeling he was supposed to take me to the monster holding arena to fight and die. Instead, I’m Fortune Academy’s newest student.

I can relate to the monsters in ways the other students can’t. My mentor, who is way too hot for his own good, tells me my behavior is the result of my memory loss and that I’m just trying to identify with a past pain that I’ve buried too far to feel. I think he’s wrong. I think the reason I can’t relate to any of the students is because I’m one of the monsters they’re trained to kill.

I don’t fit into any of the supernatural cliques, but that doesn’t stop me from collecting bullies. A brawny alpha shifter, a moody dark mage, and a playboy demi-god have decided to break me. They think I don’t have any powers and that I was recruited by mistake. It’ll be their funeral if they push me too far, because this girl isn’t taking any of their shit.

My name is Lily Fallen, but don’t let my pretty face fool you. I’m a monster in a school uniform and it’s only a matter of time before I teach my bullies a lesson they won’t forget. 

Fortune Academy: Year One is the first of three novels in an upper YA/NA paranormal academy series. Expect a slow-burn enemies-to-lovers romance where there are five guys and no choosing required!

My Thoughts 💭

The storyline was definitely interesting. I can’t wait to read what Lily has planned for her mates and if they’ll resist!

Review: Fallen Academy by Leia Stone

Length:350 pages

Published: August 17, 2019

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

Brielle Atwater isn’t sure of much, but she knows a few things:

1. Having black wings is not normal.

2. Selling her soul to the demons was a mistake.

3. Lincoln Grey is the biggest *** she’s ever met … but not falling in love with him might prove impossible.

When angels fell from the sky to war with the demons that ravaged Earth, their combined powers infected humanity. Now, the humans are assigned one of two fates, being either demon gifted or angel blessed.

After wings sprout from Brielle’s back at her awakening ceremony, she’s sure she’s an angel blessed celestial. It’s not until she sees black wings that she realizes something is terribly wrong.

Having sold her contract at a young age to save her father’s life means she should be bound for Tainted Academy. That is, until a fallen angel unexpectedly fights for her to be accepted into Fallen Academy, the elite school for those that inhabit Angel City.

She’s immediately matched with her impossibly handsome celestial teacher, Lincoln Grey. Laying eyes on him, her first thought is that her time at the academy might actually be fun, but this theory quickly fades when she and Lincoln clash on day one. To further prove her admission into Fallen Academy is cursed, the entire school is thrown into chaos when an Abrus demon reveals that he knows Brielle’s secret. Now, above all else, Lincoln must fight to protect her.

To his surprise, the only thing more difficult than trying to save her … is trying not to fall for her.

My Thoughts 💭

The book was interesting enough to finish reading but I don’t think I’ll continue with the series. I liked Bri in the beginning but she became annoying after her feelings for Lincoln came out. I wasn’t even sure he was interested in her for a while.