Saturday, 23 September 2017

@KirstyDallas New Release #StupidLove @givemebooksblog



Title: Stupid Love
Author: Kirsty Dallas
Genre: Comedy Romance
Release Date: September 23, 2017
Blurb
Cocktails…tick
Wing-woman …tick
Sunny beach and hot cabana boy…tick
One pissed off father who just happens to be the God of Love…ahhh, dang it.
Phoibe Cupid (aka Bee aka Hedone) is in the business of love…and she hates it.  Stuck in a dead end job with no reprieve in sight, she and her trusty BFF, Mac (aka Mac the blood thirsty aka Mac the formidable), travel the mortal realm leaving a trail of chaos and lusty humans in their wake. Life’s good, right up until that moment her daddy grounds her ass and shoots her with her own damn arrow. Now she’s nothing but a frisky horn-dog who has it bad for her potential soul mate and to make matters worse, he doesn’t feel the same way. The best way to learn about love is to fall into it, kicking and screaming.

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Kats Thoughts:
#stupidlove should be on your #tbr it's #fabulous - Bee was a #toughcookiewhen it came to #love but #austin was #manenough to persevere. #review to follow. #cherub #Cupid #gods #goddesses and #wicked #humour πŸ“šπŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸ˜πŸ‘Ά #pooptential is an awesome word, fitting too when you think about the nappy duty πŸ˜‰πŸ‘Ά

Purchase Links
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Author Bio
Kirsty Dallas is the Best Selling and Award Winning Author of the comedy romance novel, Decker's Wood and the highly acclaimed Mercy's Angels Series. She has also written stand alone novels, Breeze Of Life, Violet Addiction and the dystopian fiction, When Nothing Is All You've Got, which has been nominated for an award at Readers Favorite. She is also a screenwriter who most recently embarked on a joint project with Director and screenwriter, Chris Sun. As co-writer and script editor on the film Boar, this highly anticipated horror has been signed to Universal Pictures Australia in 2017. While she adores writing, and cannot imagine a world without words, she also loves passing on the knowledge she has accumulated over the years to those just starting out. So feel free to reach out to her at any time.
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Friday, 18 August 2017

REVIEW: SALT BY PAULINE CREEDEN @P_CREEDEN


Title: Salt - a mermaid tale
Author: Pauline Creeden
Genre: YA Fantasy/Myth


BLURB

Her kind treats her as less-than-human, but she’s always been so much more.


Mermaid life has never been easy for Verona. Her scars give evidence of her abuse. When her day of reckoning arrives, she is determined to endure exile. According to her father’s experience, exile is better than becoming a land-walker and risking her life among the humans.


However, when she saves the life of a drowning human boy, she inadvertently sets off a chain of events which force her to choose a path: stay with the humans she has become attached to or return home to a life of scorn. A savage hunter draws closer, threatening even the humans. Her only hope is to keep everyone safe until the next full moon, but those around her devise their own plans.

Buy Links:
Amazon US http://amzn.to/2wnPB6R

FREE Coloring Book with purchase:



Salt (a mermaid tale)Salt by Pauline Creeden
Kat's rating: 4 of 5 stars

*** I voluntarily reviewed this book, I gained no monetary incentives nor was I specifically requested to review the book, these are my honest ramblings and I hope you enjoy reading them - kat***

I wasn't going to start the book straight away, but I needed to escape into fantasy land after reviewing a non-fiction book, and I didn't put it down.
I've only read one or two mermaids, book's and the cover drew me to sign up to review it, and I was hooked with the first chapter.

Verona's status in life is not really explained in detail but she has had a rough life and has the scars to prove it, the life in a Mer Clan is Caste based and she is a 'bottom feeder.
Abused and cast out to fend for herself for a year, she has lived in a small island bay, watching the humans as she tries to survive.

One night she saves the life of Logan, who has just returned to the island with his grandma (Mama Wend), she inadvertently beaches herself and ends up with legs... when she is taken in by Mama Wend and Logan, who think she is is a runaway, she explores life as a human, but Verona has till the next full moon to decide if she stays in the world of humans or return home to a life of scorn.

When danger comes to the sleepy town, Supernaturals who want to capture Verona for her life blood, putting Logan and the other townsfolk in danger, Verona has to rely on her faith in her strength to resist their spells.

The book has lots of avenues to explore, the Caste system in the Mer people using twists in the truth to use the weaker merfolk to do their bidding hopefully will be explored more in book 2. Verona's experience with living with the humans shows her that everything she was told by the Mer's is biased to their advantage, but with the threat of being an attractive ingredient to the witches who exist, Verona, is also worried for Her new friends safety.

Verona and Logan have a connection, will she stay with him or go back to being derided by her people?

There is a prequel that I am going to check out, to see if it gives more information on Verona's life before her 'Reckoning' began.

It's an enjoyable story which will lead into the next book and hopefully more about the Mer and the Humans who have become family to Verona.


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AUTHOR BIO



In simple language, Pauline Creeden creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long. Pauline is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy. 

Armored Hearts, her joint effort with author Melissa Turner Lee, has been awarded the Crowned Heart for Excellence by InDtale Magazine. It is also the 2013 Book Junkie's Choice Winner in Historical Fiction. Her debut novel, Sanctuary, won 1st Place Christian YA Title 2013 Dante Rosetti Award and 2014 Gold Award for Best YA Horror Novel.

Author Links:
Website: http://paulinecreeden.com


Friday, 11 August 2017

REVIEW of Mated: A Paranormal Anthology by Carina Press Saving His Wolf\Wolf Summer\Drawn to the Wolves @KerryAdrienne @SionnaFox @ShariMikels

 Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2vdZ4ih
 Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2vJq9vq

 Saving His Wolf By Kerry Adrienne


From USA TODAY bestselling author Kerry Adrienne comes a riveting novella perfect for fans of the Shifter Wars series 
Olivia, born blind and without the ability to shift, yearns to seek her own fate away from her watchful and devoted wolf pack. Vulnerable and stuck in human form, she's alone and at risk in the forest's brutal winter when she's rescued by a park ranger and taken to his cabin in Deep Creek. By the warmth of a crackling fire, she's comforted by his presence. But it's his rugged scent that stirs something in her she's never felt before.
Bear shifter Powell sensed the instant he held her that Olivia was his mate. He also knew she had the untapped powers to discover her true shifting nature--if only he could convince her to trust in him, and to believe in herself. Now the one thing that stands to threaten their healing mating hunger is Olivia's distrusting and vigilant pack. A pack prepared to do anything to get her back.
But there is no danger as strong, no desire so liberating as what Powell is bringing out in her--because Olivia can finally see where her destiny lies.

This book is approximately 25,000 words

To find out more about this author check out the website http://www.kerryadrienne.com/

REVIEW 

#4 star for this particular story



*** I voluntarily reviewed this book, I gained no monetary incentives nor was I specifically requested to review the book, these are my honest ramblings and I hope you enjoy reading them - kat***

Olivia and Powell's story is short but sweet. 
Its got everything you need to enjoy the story, but I liked the characters that much I wanted it continue.
Maybe they will show up in a new book?
The epilogue finishes the story off, but after she stands up to Alfred, I wanted to what would happen next to the pack and for Olivia. But I guess that is something you have to deal with in anthologies.  Will check out the other books that the author has written - yes. 

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Wolf Summer by Sionna Fox

When Callie Anders wakes up in her best friend's bed with a hangover that makes her feel like she's been hit by a truck—well, it's because she has been hit by a truck. And turned into a shape-shifting wolf with a raging lust to jump her gorgeous best friend Sam, the werewolf who bit her. Happy twenty-first birthday. 

Sam MacTire couldn't just leave Callie to die in the road, and there was no time to wait for an ambulance. No time to do anything but what he did: make her a shifter like himself. There would be no more need to hide from her. He's always loved her, and now… 

An irresistible bond has things heating up between them, fast. But outside their private world, all signs point to a setup. Someone wanted Sam to break the sacred laws of the shifter clan and face the horrific consequences. Unless he can convince Callie to testify on his behalf—convince her that he hasn't betrayed her, lied to her their whole lives—there's a very good chance that Sam may never see his newfound mate again. This book is approximately 26,000 words 

For more about this author check out her website https://www.sionnafox.com/

REVIEW #2.5 stars for this particular story


*** I voluntarily reviewed this book, I gained no monetary incentives nor was I specifically requested to review the book, these are my honest ramblings and I hope you enjoy reading them - kat***

An ok shifter story, there wasn't really anything new in the trope, and maybe thats why I think it dragged a bit for me.
The writing style was good, but it just didn't make me want to keep reading like the first story. I put it down until I had nothing else nearby to read.

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Drawn to the Wolves By Shari Mikels

The pack's alpha has finally found his fated mate…and she's terrified of wolves.  
Wolf shifter Callan Mohan has a powerful connection to his pack. As alpha, he can sense if something is wrong—and when he feels panic coming from an unknown source, his instincts tell him she's someone to be protected at all costs. 
Rescuing a stranger from an unexpected confrontation with two wolf shifters is easy. Helping her move from fear to acceptance of the animals—and him—is a challenge. 
Kate Ballard's attraction to her mysterious rescuer is instant. That she falls for Callan so quickly isn't surprising—his strong, confident presence puts her at ease, and the strange connection she has to him makes her feel safe almost immediately. He's the man she didn't know she was waiting for. 
It's only a matter of time before Callan has to tell Kate the truth. And find out, once and for all, if her love for him is enough to overcome her fear.  This book is approximately 30,000 words 
 For more about the author check out her website http://www.sharimikels.com/about/

REVIEW #3 stars for this particular story


*** I voluntarily reviewed this book, I gained no monetary incentives nor was I specifically requested to review the book, these are my honest ramblings and I hope you enjoy reading them - kat***

I like this story, but I wished that the special abilities and connection Kate and Callan had between them had been explained. I'm left with a few unanswered questions. That being said, it was a good story, a bit graphic in the sex scenes but enjoyable non the less.

I have given the anthology an overall score of 4 stars but this was mainly due to my enjoyment of the first book.

For more about Carina Press click here:https://www.carinapress.com/shop/index.htmlOne-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you're looking for with an HEA/HFN. It's a promise! 


Jenni's review

This review is from: Mated: A Paranormal Romance Shifter Anthology: Saving His Wolf\Wolf Summer\Drawn to the Wolves (Kindle Edition)
***I voluntarily reviewed this book for Katsindiebookblog, and I gained no monetary incentives nor was I specifically requested to review the book.*** 

These 3 books are unique in their own way, even though they are all paranormal books, they are different. The first story, I fell in love with it quickly. A women running from her pack, blind, and scared. She gets saved by a werebear, who realizes this scared woman is his fated mate. They seek out answers to find out why she cannot shift. Is it just because of her disability of being born blind? Tragedy strikes. Can these fated mates overcome their obstacle and live happily together? Or will it be too late?
Book 2 was just as enthralling. What happens when your best friend, the one you’ve loved, either dies at your hands or you use your ability as a shifter to change her? The alpha cannot live without her, therefore he makes the decision of changing her. Not only does she find out who he really is, but she realizes what she means to him as well. Can she stand to be with him after he took the decision from her, or can they overcome this obstacle and be together forever?
Book 3 was just as exceptional as the others. An alpha senses something/someone is in distress. When he discovers his fated mate is being accosted by his cousin and a wolve, he comes to her rescue, even though is accidentally landed on their property. Family issues are thrown into place, as well as her fear of wolves, due to a tragic accident that occurred when she was a kid. Can the alpha take care of the threats, as well as working on her fear of wolves? Or will this be a lost cause?
All books were very well written, and each author knows how to throw you into the lives of these stories. I highly recommend this book. You get 3 stories in 1, how can you go wrong?

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Jenni's Review of Vinehart Farm by Lisa Kent



Blurb


Eva, a young woman living in northern Vermont, inherits her parent’s farm at a terrible cost. Now she must focus on protecting what she’s received. As she transforms the house where she grew up into a new environment for new memories, an event in town propels her to challenge her community. As she seeks justice, love finds her, as her quiet, orderly life unravels.

When a dear friend is hurt under mysterious circumstances, Eva must choose between truth and friendship, risking not only the loss of new love, but the old love of her family and friends.

Travel with Eva as she faces many obstacles in this first book of The Vinehart Farm Stories.
 

Review


Vinehart FarmVinehart Farm by Lisa Kent
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

***I voluntarily reviewed this book for Katsindiebookblog, and I gained no monetary incentives nor was I specifically requested to review the book.*** This was not particularly a great book for me. Not saying it wasn’t well written or bad for others, it just wasn’t my cup of tea. That being said, it was very well written, the descriptions can easily put you in the place, as well as feeling what the characters are feeling. Eva just recently lost her parents, and is working on her grief and sorrow of her loss. While working on that, she is also working on her house one room at a time, making it new and vibrant.
Unbeknownst to her, she is thrown into a community “battle”. She starts writing, and because of her stating facts and her feelings, she gets pushed more in the community then she really wants to. Eva’s High School friend comes for a visit, and you can definitely see there is some kind of strong feelings between these 2. Could we be looking at an HEA? Can HS friends turn to lovers?
Like I mentioned before, this isn’t a book I typically read, but don’t let that deter you into reading this story. It’s a very homey, loving book. The descriptions are fabulous and you feel like you are really there. For someone who loves country, wholesome books. I would highly recommend this


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Author Bio


Lisa Monique Kent is a librarian and author of the novels Peace Cottage and Raising Evangeline, stories about hope and new beginnings. Vinehart Farm, the first in a new series, was available in June 2016. Lisa is now working on Quill Point, Vinehart Farm's sequel. She lives with her family and little dog Scout in rural Vermont, and spends as much time as possible on Maine's rocky coast. 

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Jenni's Review of #Book1 Angel in the Shadows and #Book2 Stone Cold Angel by Amy Deason @AmesGrace


Book 1 



Blurb


Never Turn Your Back…
Never Reveal Your Name…
Never Surrender Your Heart…

Madison Sinclair is a smart-mouthed photographer that enjoys the simple things in life. Recently landing a job at one of Manhattan’s top imaging companies, she works hard to prove herself but often falls short of the mark. Taking pictures of the New York scenery, relaxing at home with a glass of wine, and caring for her stray cat is usually the highlight of her day. Nice, quiet, simple. It’s the perfect life. But when her best friend cons her into covering a charity event for a multi-millionaire, Madison’s life suddenly becomes anything but simple as she finds herself in a constant race for survival. There is nowhere she can turn, no one she can trust.

Seth Reynolds has been in the game a long time. He knows how to get in, get a job done, and get out with no complications and no witnesses. The constant stress of the job is beginning to take its toll but he is not a man that gives up easily. Trained to be cold and heartless, he is committed to follow through with this mission no matter what. Racing against an impossible time table, everything is in place to take out the madman intent on destroying New York City. But when the naΓ―ve Madison Sinclair stumbles into his world, all of his carefully laid plans go to hell.

Determined to do what is right at all costs, Seth must choose between the rules he’s lived by his entire life or saving Madison from a fate worse than death. If he follows orders, he will be an unsung hero, saving millions of innocent people. But if he risks his own life for Madison’s, the entire city will be in jeopardy. The choice should be easy. Risk one to save many. That’s the
unbreakable code of The Perfect Order. But now, without even trying, Madison has gotten under his skin and inside his heart. With the fate of the city resting in his hands, how he can do the right thing when he no longer knows what that is?

Angel in the Shadows is a sexy and intriguing mix filled to the brim with mystery, deception, and suspense that will appeal to mainstream readers, hopeless romantics, and anyone that enjoys reading a good story.
 

Jenni's Review


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***I voluntarily reviewed this book for Katsindiebookblog, and I gained no monetary incentives nor was I specifically requested to review the book.*** 

This book was a very intriguing read. It had it’s good, bad, and ugly parts. Once the action started, it seemed to never end. Robert convinced his friend Madison to cover the estate in Staten Island, who belongs to Vance Goldston. However, when Madison is done and trying to leave, she happens to overhear a conversation she definitely should not be hearing, then walks out a broken and beaten woman followed by Vance himself. To top everything off, she runs into even more problems on the ferry heading home. Now Madison is in more trouble than she can handle. Then walks in Seth, Madison meets him initially in the mansion, however he seems to be somebody completely different. Who are truly who they say they are in this book? It’s one mystery after another. Now with life or death decisions in the future, what is Madison to do? And where to Seth stand in all of this? 

This is a great read, one I would recommend to someone who loves a good suspense and mystery. This is a keep you on your toes type of book which keeps you guessing around each corner. You think you may know, but do you really? 


BOOK 2 




Blurb

Be Careful Who You Trust...

Cadence Montgomery had it all. A beautiful home, a loving father, a scholarship to one of the most prestigious music schools in the country. But when her father, a nuclear physicist, disappears into the vast regions of Russia without a trace, everything comes to a crashing halt. Tired of waiting for answers that never come, she decides to take matters into her own hands and sets forth on a dangerous journey to find him. Soon she finds herself in the midst of something than she could ever imagine. The only person standing between her and death is the most mysterious and seductive man she'd ever encountered.

Nikolas Kozlov is a killer...Not only in his work but also in the bedroom. As a part of an extreme undercover organization known simply as The Perfect Order, he has spent many years honing his elite skills in the art of combat, disguise, and seduction. Now he must return to his own country in search of the one woman that may hold the key to stopping a madman set on world domination. But his expectations of a spoiled American princess are blown apart as he realizes there is more to Cadence than meets the eye.

With millions of lives on the line and time running out, Nikolas and Cadence must find the answers they need to stop the international terrorist before it's too late. But as they make their way across the country, they struggle to fight not only against the killers hunting them at every turn but also against the electrifying attraction growing between them. Once the shocking truth is laid bare, only one question remains. Can they survive the impossible odds...and each other?


Review





Stone Cold Angel (The Perfect ct Order Book #2)Stone Cold Angel by Amy Deason
Jenni's rating: 5 of 5 stars

***I voluntarily reviewed this book for Katsindiebookblog, and I gained no monetary incentives nor was I specifically requested to review the book.***


From the very beginning of the story you get sucked into the suspense, action, and mystery. You start off the journey with Cadence on the hunt for her missing father. She’s left with a mysterious email from her father, one that leaves her baffled. Unbeknownst to Cadence, her coming to Russia puts her in serious harm’s way. Cadence isn’t one to sit down and take the hits, she is portrayed as a strong willed lady.
Then walks in Nikolas, from Russia, but hasn’t lived there in some time. He gets put on a mission to keep Cadence safe and away from the people who took her father. Nikolas is a great character in his own. He grew up in a tough world, fought through all that came his way, and ended up being a tough man with a hard exterior. However, with his run in with Cadence, some of that tough exterior slips away. Both of these characters are strong in their own ways, however, when they are combined, they are a force together.
This book is a really great read. Great descriptions, constant action, and great characters to pull it all together. Check out my review of book 1 below.

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Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Release Day Blitz SALT by Pauline Creeden @P_Creeden


Title: Salt - a mermaid tale
Author: Pauline Creeden
Genre: YA Fantasy/Myth


Blurb:

Her kind treats her as less-than-human, but she’s always been so much more.


Mermaid life has never been easy for Verona. Her scars give evidence of her abuse. When her day of reckoning arrives, she is determined to endure exile. According to her father’s experience, exile is better than becoming a land-walker and risking her life among the humans.


However, when she saves the life of a drowning human boy, she inadvertently sets off a chain of events which force her to choose a path: stay with the humans she has become attached to or return home to a life of scorn. A savage hunter draws closer, threatening even the humans. Her only hope is to keep everyone safe until the next full moon, but those around her devise their own plans.

Buy Links:
Amazon US http://amzn.to/2wnPB6R

FREE Coloring Book with purchase:





Author Bio:
In simple language, Pauline Creeden creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long. Pauline is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy. 

Armored Hearts, her joint effort with author Melissa Turner Lee, has been awarded the Crowned Heart for Excellence by InDtale Magazine. It is also the 2013 Book Junkie's Choice Winner in Historical Fiction. Her debut novel, Sanctuary, won 1st Place Christian YA Title 2013 Dante Rosetti Award and 2014 Gold Award for Best YA Horror Novel.


Author Links:
Website: http://paulinecreeden.com



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