Thursday, February 22, 2018

Release Blitz! Rurik (Brothers of Ash and Fire #3) by Lauren Smith

Release Date: February 22, 2018
Cover Design: Anna Crosswell
Photo Credit: Wander Aguiar Photography


A dragon’s prisoner…or his deepest desire?
The fiercest of a royal line of Russian dragon shifters, Rurik Barinov spends most days defending his family’s homeland from rival clans. By night, sins of the flesh—drinking, dancing, and sex—keep his volatile warrior dragon in check. Barely. With his choice of mortal women to bed, he has no interest in changing his bad-boy ways—until a creature of molten sex poured into a tiny red satin dress steps into his nightclub. A jagged edge of raw desire nicks the impenetrable armor around his heart. Charlotte MacQueen has been told since childhood to stay in school, live a normal life. Leave the family business—hunting down dragons—to her brothers. But tonight, she’s shed her chemist’s lab coat and infiltrated enemy lines to bag a dragon of her own. She never expected sexy, all-too-wicked Rurik Barinov to capture her, body and soul—the perfect weapon to use against her brothers. Or that she’d fall for the brave, battle-scarred dragon shifter who covets her heart like the most precious of jewels.




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USA TODAY Bestselling author LAUREN SMITH is an Oklahoma attorney by day, who pens adventurous and edgy romance stories by the light of her smart phone flashlight app. She knew she was destined to be a romance writer when she attempted to re-write the entire Titanic movie just to save Jack from drowning. Connecting with readers by writing emotionally moving, realistic and sexy romances no matter what time period is her passion. She’s won multiple awards in several romance subgenres including: New England Reader’s Choice Awards, Greater Detroit BookSeller’s Best Awards, Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-Finalist and a Semi-Finalist for the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award.

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New Review! Wicked Soul (Ancient Blood #1) by Nora Ash 4 Cranky Stars

Wicked Soul (Ancient Blood, #1)Wicked Soul by Nora Ash
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Cranky Stars

A union between a human and an ancient immortal is bound for disaster but Warin and Liv are connected in some way. While trying to deny their feelings there is a more sinister foe lurking in the shadows.

Liv has no real bond with her family. She has a gypsy soul and is always on the move. Her latest journey lands her in Chicago. She works for a new age shop and the employees are not what they seem. One night she is snatched off the streets she thinks for simply reading a romance novel about vampires which have been out to the public since the 70s. Turns out she’s in for so much more and is about to discover who she truly is.

Warin is an ancient one vampire. He controls the vamps of Chicago. His reign has been 1200 years of loneliness despite having his brother and second in command for the ride. You see 800 years ago Warin met his soulmate only to have her ripped from him and he’s been desolate ever since. It’s not until he finds himself in a cage with the enigmatic Liv that colors comes back to his life.

I liked Warin and Liv even if at times Liv made me want to strangle her. I know all she was doing was for the greater good but darn girl recognize a good thing. There union was a slow burn and I liked that about them. This book is full of skinwalkers, vampires and witches. Lot’s of action and embracing your true self. I can’t wait to read Alerics story!

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New Review! Waterfall Effect by K.K. Allen 5 Cranky Stars

Waterfall EffectWaterfall Effect by K.K. Allen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky Stars

K.K. Allen had me clutching my imaginary pearls with this one. Sweet puppies I didn’t see that coming at all. I sat on this review for all of 15 minutes before I decided it’s best to get my thoughts out now. Much more fun that way! Am I right?

Aurora will always live with the stigma of her father’s illness looming over her. She’s the daughter of a paranoid schizophrenic who’s done some unspeakable things even to Aurora. When we see her again she is returning to Balsam Falls. A town that would rather metaphorically burn her at the stake than see her grace their streets except for one man. Aurora is trying to make peace with her past and hopefully make a name for herself in the future. What she doesn’t expect is that nothing in her world is what it seems.

Jaxon didn’t expect to see Aurora again. It’s been 7 years but his heart still beats for her. He’s made a nice life for himself with a canvas and wine business but his muse left when Aurora blew out of town. When she steps back into town his feelings are mixed with excitement and trepidation. He wants to get back the girl that was his but still has so many answers that only she can give him. Jaxon wants to heal her but, in the process, he starts to heal himself as well.

I’m beginning to think there is nothing K.K. Allen can’t write. She tackled a mystery romance (is that what we are calling this) like it’s something she writes often. Sure, at times I wanted to smack some sense into these two because well hash out your issues like the adults you claim to be. I wanted to hate Scott but couldn’t. He meant well despite going about it all wrong and weird. People!!! That twist that thing that makes it a mystery threw me. I thought I had this story pegged then the rug was yanked out from under me. Sneaky sneaky. I think everyone should dive into this sexy mystery with heart feet first!! Just like Aurora and those waterfalls.

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New Review! Where I Am by Michelle Dare 5 Cranky Stars

Where I AmWhere I Am by Michelle Dare
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky stars

I took an emotional rollercoaster ride driven by Michelle Dare in this story. So much sadness, angst and love from page one.

Astoria and Parker met by chance and had an instant connection. From that point they were inseparable and hopelessly in love. It all fell apart in an instant. One moment, one misunderstanding two hearts broken.

Fast forward and Astoria is home from college and is hopeless to avoid Parker in their small town. Can these two mend their broken hearts?

This author has the ability to pull you in from page one and keep you gripping your e-reader until the last page. I highly recommend this author and book.

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New Review! Playboy Mansion by Delia Petrano 4 Cranky Stars

Playboy MansionPlayboy Mansion by Delia Petrano
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Cranky Stars

Playboy Mansion is a great short read. The chemistry between Audrey and Theo is amazing. I really enjoyed the fierce friendship between Penelope and Audrey. I really enjoyed the flow of the story. It was at a steady pace and had depth and emotion. The banter between Audrey and Theo was hilarious. Same for her bantering back and forth with Penelope.

The author has talent and great potential for storytelling. I cannot wait to read more of her works.

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New Review! Walking Away by Xavier Neal 5 Cranky Stars

Walking AwayWalking Away by Xavier Neal
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky stars

This is the story of how a tragic event, a senseless accident can alter your life. Gwen and Jason know this all too well and their marriage is on the line.

Enter Hudson...
Cocky, self assured down for anything Hudson is being asked to date both Gwen and Jason. Only thing is that he's never dated a man before let alone a married couple.

I loved this story from page one. In marriage you take the good with the bad and sometimes you just grin and bare it. Jason and Gwen came up with a solution to add a third. This came with a lot of complications and a whole lot of love. It got this reader wishing that this sort of relationship would work for her.

Xavier took ownership of my heart by writing such amazing and lovable characters. I loved this story so much that I'm reading it again right now. Do yourself a favor and experience Xavier Neal for yourself.

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Release Blitz! Dandelion Dreams by Amali Rose


Cassidy Jensen has known true love.

With a wild heart and a fierce spirit, she lives life passionately; determined to embrace all it has to offer.

After a crushing loss she fights to regain her sense of self, attempting to rediscover the happiness that she knows can exist. However, one bad experience after another has Cassidy questioning whether lightning can strike twice.

Enter Mason Alexander. He is everything she doesn't want. Guarded, aloof and a workaholic; the only emotion he ignites in her is frustration.

When Mason and Cassidy are thrown together and forced to work with each other, they must learn to navigate their new relationship. Along the way proving that sometimes what you want, isn't always what you need.



Skye Emery believes in true love.

A romantic idealist, she believes wholeheartedly that everyone will get their happy ending. Everyone except her, that is.

After drowning in the devastation left behind by a cheating father, keeping men at arm's length and finding solace in a dirty book and a pint of ice cream is a safer option. However, in the aftermath of a night that ends with a cheap wine buzz and the afterglow of a solo orgasm, Skye decides to dip her toes into the world of online dating.

Enter Ben Mackinnon, the sexy reformed manwhore with a complicated past of his own and a killer online presence Skye just can't ignore.

Ben overwhelms her with his perfect mix of sweet sincerity and dirty talking dominance. He pursues Skye with a determination she didn't know she craved and when they stumble upon a childhood memory that connects them, Skye's walls begin to tumble down.

Skye wants to believe that all men aren't carbon copies her father, but when Ben's past resurfaces she's torn between running to protect her heart, or fighting for the only relationship she has ever invested in.


Amali Rose is a self-confessed bookworm whose love affair with the written word began as a child, with The Magic Faraway Tree. As she grew older, her tastes evolved until one day she found her way into the wonderful indie community and discovered her passion for romance with a side of smut.

When not reading or writing, Amali enjoys baking, yoga, cheesy pop music, Netflix marathons and she believes strongly that pink, puppies and chocolate make the world a better place!

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