Sunday, 20 May 2018

Review - Rebel Bear (Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire #2) by Anna Lowe




Rebel Bear (Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire #2)



Up-and-coming supermodel Hailey Crewe can’t wait to escape the limelight and return to the modest, anonymous lifestyle she once led. Escaping literally? That was never part of her plan. But when an unwanted suitor — and her scheming mother/manager — go a step too far with a surprise Hawaii wedding, Hailey becomes a bride on the run. Before she knows it, she’s not only being hunted by a greedy oil tycoon, but by his creepy security force, too. A good thing she bumps into her very own Lancelot at exactly the right time. 

Bear shifter Timber Hoving is just another Special Forces vet slowly adjusting to island time. That is, until an irresistible stranger rushes into his meticulously organized world. Before Tim knows it, his human side is wrestling with temptation, and his bear is head-over-heels in love. But Hailey’s first encounter with shifters is a terrifying one, and Tim can’t reveal the truth about himself without losing her forever. Worse, sinister shifter forces are closing in, following a ruthless agenda of their own. They’ll stop at nothing to capture Tim’s destined mate — dead or alive. 

Rebel Bear is a fast-paced, emotion-packed paranormal romance filled with yearning, sizzling passions, and forbidden love. Ready to be swept off to sunny Maui’s suspense-filled shifter side?



ARC REVIEW

Diving into book 2 of this series, I was excited to see the shifters again. 


The start of the book had me so angry at the stupid man putting a Hailey in a difficult position and then making it worse by chasing her. Luckily Tim the bear shifter was around to lend a hand, and start the journey of you guess it... fated mates.



This book was very sweet, it had a good storyline, passion, lots of emotions along with a mother that needs telling to butt out, in the nicest possible way of course.



I really like Hailey, she knew what she didn't want, and soon learns what she really wants and it has fur. Tim isn't high in the pecking order of shifter world and has to follow orders to an extent, but when it comes down to mates, the rules go out the window.



An entertaining, warm and furry read with passion.



4.5 stars





Friday, 18 May 2018

Cover Reveal - The Sinister Silhouette by Alex Grayson


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Cover designer: Cover Me Darling
Image: JW Photography
Model: Amanda Renee


“Luca….”

She whispers my name at night, filling my dreams with her haunting beauty. Her tormented amber eyes beg me for something I don’t understand, and her agonizing pain becomes my own.

For years, she’s come to me, calling my name.

For years, I’ve never known who she was.

Until now….


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“LUCA….”
The willowy feminine voice comes from behind me. I slowly turn my head first, then the rest of my body and look for the source.
Blackness. Pure and absolute. That’s all I see. Except for the tiny twinkling lights. There’s a shit ton of them. It reminds me of the times I would spend the summers with my aunt and uncle out in the country. As a kid, I would always sneak out at night and lie on the roof when the sky was clear and the moon wasn’t visible. It was my favorite time of the month, because everything was so dark, except for the stars. I’d lie out there for hours and just watch them twinkle, every so often catching one that soared across the black sky.
These aren’t stars, it isn’t a moonless sky, and I don’t fucking like this. These tiny sparks of light float right in front of me, all around me, almost like glowing specks of dust.
“Lucccaaaa….”
Warm air whispers across my ear, and I spin, expecting to find someone behind me, and still see nothing but those damn flecks of light. Squinting, I try to look past them and the darkness to see something. Any fucking thing.
Frustration grows in my stomach when nothing appears.
“Who in the hell are you?” I yell, anger deepening my voice into a growl.
My ears strain as I listen closely. All I hear is my own breathing and the slight pounding in my ears from my heartbeat. The beat only gets louder with my mounting aggravation.
“Luca.”
This time, the voice sounds rushed. It’s still whispered softly, but not the slow calling of the other two times. It’s urgent. There’s an echo too. It comes from behind me, but the echo drifts around me from every direction.
I tip my head back and snarl to the… ceiling? The sky? I have no fucking clue. “What in the hell do you want from me?”
Not expecting an answer, because I didn’t get one to my previous question, I’m surprised when the voice comes again. It’s close. So close, it almost seems like the words aren’t spoken out loud, but are just somehow in my head.
“I need you.”
My brows slash down into a frown. There’s pain in the softly spoken words, and for some reason I don’t like the emotion coming from the voice. Something sharp pierces my chest, like a dull blade slowly being sunk into my sternum, taking my breath away. I rub the spot, not understanding why the pain is there, but knowing it’s caused by the agony in the woman’s voice.
“Where are you?” My tone is gruff from the stinging ache.
“Here,” she whispers.
I whip around and still see nothing but the twinkling lights. I reach out, hoping that even if I can’t see anything, I can feel something. It’s so dark I can’t even see my hand in front of me, only the tiny lights floating by in a rush at my hurried movement.
One catches my eye off in the distance about fifteen feet from me, and I hone in on it. It’s slightly bigger than the rest. I take a step forward, then stop when it begins to grow. It doesn’t get brighter; the luminosity stays the same. It’s just the size that changes. Actually, it looks like the light is dimming the bigger it gets. Like it’s no longer a light, but a fog-like substance.
It stretches longways, getting greater and greater. I start moving toward it, but no matter how many steps I take, the same distance stays between it and me.
Something starts to form in the haze. I squint, not really sure what it is, because it’s almost transparent now. It’s still growing, but the bigger it gets, the more it loses its solidness.
A face.
I can barely make it out through the haze, but it’s a woman. Her features become clearer, but the more the face forms, the more it fades as well.
I take a couple of steps forward, then jerk to a halt when I remember it does me no good.
“Fuck,” I mutter.
What in the hell is this shit?
“Lucaaaa….”
The voice whispers again, and I know it’s from the translucent vision, but the lips don’t move.
The face becomes a face and shoulders, then face, shoulders, arms, and torso. Her hair flows around her, moving slowly, like it’s floating in water.
She looks at me, and the stark pain in her eyes almost has me staggering back with the force of it.
I really don’t fucking like that look. And I really don’t fucking know why. I’ve never seen the woman before. She doesn’t even look vaguely familiar. Why in the hell would her pain be my pain?
“Who are you?” I demand.
Again, her lips don’t move, but I still hear the voice inside my head. “Come to me, Luca. I need you.”
Before I have the chance to react to her words, something happens. I tense as swarms of the nearby glowing dust infuse the mist of the woman. Her crystalline appearance starts to solidify. Her face and the upper half of her body become more visible. Her hair, which up until that point was colorless, is a deep, rich brown. It’s long, flowing to the middle of her back. Her eyes are light brown, but not an ordinary brown. They’re an unusual golden amber. I’m not sure if it’s because of her noncorporeal appearance or if that’s their natural color, but they seem to glow.
More specks of dust penetrate the woman’s form, and the more that rushes in, the brighter she gets.
She lifts her arm, as if reaching out to me, and before it registers what I’m doing, I reach out to her.
When I take a step closer, the light surrounding her shimmers brighter. This time I’m able to shorten the gap between us. I take another step, and it seems to glisten even more. I’m tall, so when I take my next step, there’s only a few feet separating us. But the brightness is now almost too much to bear. I have to squint from the sheer brilliance of it.
There’s only inches between the tips of her fingers and mine now. The pain resting in my chest intensifies the closer I get, but it’s as if there’s a force that’s pushing me toward her. Like if I don’t, the pain would be a thousand times worse. I don’t know why, but something inside me says I must go to her.
I hold my breath as the tip of my middle finger touches the glowing tip of hers. Several things happen at once. A low growl resonates deep in the back of my throat, my fingers curl into a fist and my arm drops to my side, and the fierce pain I was experiencing in my chest turns so excruciating I’d swear my heart is spilling out onto the floor at my feet.
The trifecta of feelings happens because the instant my fingertips touch the woman, her form disintegrates. The thousands of pieces of dust that make up her form fall away into space, leaving me once again in complete blackness.
I tip my head back and an angry, pain-filled roar leaves my lips at the loss of something so important.



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Alex Grayson is originally from the south, but has recently moved to Northern Ohio. Although she misses the warmth of Florida and often times detest the cold of Ohio, she absolutely loves living in the north. Her and her husband bought a house on two acres of land and live there with their daughter, son, one dogs, two cats, eight ducks, and three chickens. She hopes to eventually get a couple of goats to add to their country way of living. Besides her family and home, her next best passion is reading. She is often found with her nose obsessively stuck in a book, much to the frustration of her husband and daughter. On more than one occasion Alex found herself wanting a book to go a certain way, but it didn’t. With these thoughts in mind, she decided to start writing stories according to her own visions. Although this is a new endeavor for her, she hopes that readers find her concepts on romance intriguing and captivating. Alex welcomes and encourages feedback, of any kind. She can be contacted at alexgraysonauthor@gmail.com.




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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

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Saturday, 12 May 2018

Review - Gunner (A Vampire's Thirst #10) by Elaine Barris





A Vampire’s Thirst! Dark, Dangerous, and Undeniable! 

Sentenced to 500 years in prison for a rash of murders he didn’t commit, Gunner is granted a miracle: a month of freedom to prove his innocence. 

Though desperate to find evidence to clear his good name, his plans go awry when he’s struck by a Thirst he can’t quench soon after scenting the sweet ambrosia of his Bloodmate. 

With an underlying strength that shows through her gentleness, Imogen is the perfect balance to Gunner’s world of blood, bullets, and incriminations. Her connection to him is immediate, passionate, and full of promise. 

Catastrophe strikes when Imogen is abducted, sending Gunner into the throes of the debilitating and insatiable Thirst which renders him incapable of controlling his craving for blood. 

With so many lives on the line, the stakes have never been higher. 

Will Gunner rescue Imogen in time, or will the Thirst drive him to insanity... and ultimately to his death? 

The hunt is on! The battle fierce! Only the strong survive A Vampire’s Thirst! 



MY REVIEW

I loved this vampire book. 

When we're first introduced to Gunner the vamp, his in a predicament and there seems no way out. Luckily he has a friend who believes in him

Lee and Imogens characters are quite light to begin with and draw you into their happy friendship. 

Imogen is human, who's best mate happens to be a shifter, and his an alpha at that, not your normal alpha type but his fab. Lee thinks of Imogen as his extra sister, they're both about to have their lives take a turn, for the better but not before some angst!

As the story evolves and Imogen and Gunner finally meet, we see the struggle and discomfort of finding your blood mate. There is pleasure in the mating too, and Gunner is well educated in how to please his woman.

I found Gunner to be very pleasant and most definitely vamp book boyfriend material.

5 vampy stars from me





Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Midlife Crisis Another romance for the over 40 by L.B. Dunbar

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Who’s ready for more silver foxes in another romance for the over 40?

Midlife Crisis Another romance for the over 40 L.B. Dunbar Happening May 23.
Special thank you to: Cover Design: Shanoff Designs Cover Model: Tom Ernsting @tomernsting on IG

Blurb:

Midge Everette.
I'm forty-one today. It's my birthday, And I'm crying over burnt toast. That's not some euphemism. Literally, I'm sobbing over stupid bread, so I call a crisis center. I just need someone to talk to about life. Only I recognize the smoky voice of the man on the line. In the name of all things, don't let it be...
Hank Paige.
As a former rock star, I once had it all. Fame. Fortune. Females. Except for the one thing I wanted most. I lost everything. Cancer took the girl. Now, I fix cars and restore other people's dreams. I just want to be somebody's someone. And there's a certain woman with captivating eyes, I want to fulfill my dreams. For the love of all things, please let it be her...
In the midst of questioning everything, could love be the resolution to a midlife crisis?

~~~~~~~~ If you loved Tommy Carrigan in After Care meet his best friend and former drummer, Hank, as he discovers romance in his forties.


Book 2 of the silver fox, former rock stars can be read as a standalone. But if you’d like to meet Tommy Carrigan while you wait, we highly recommend:

After Care


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Monday, 7 May 2018

FINALLY Ascenders 11:11 from Bestselling Author C. L. Gaber’s Volume four in the fascinating Ascenders Saga COVER REVEAL is HERE !!!

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FINALLY Ascenders 11:11 from Bestselling Author C. L. Gaber’s Volume four in the fascinating Ascenders Saga COVER REVEAL is HERE !!!
Title : Ascenders 11:11 (Ascenders Saga, Volume Four)
Author: C. L. Gaber
Release Date: November 11, 2018 (11:11)
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Blurb

In the Midst—a place for those who departed young—there is a fate worse than death. It’s the passing of love. Tat-covered Daniel Reid’s memory has been erased by his sadistic father who has also jettisoned his other children to places unknown.
Walker Callaghan must now face her destiny alone.
Alliances shift in the fourth book of the Ascenders Saga when Walker is accused of murder, lies, and crimes against existence. Only twice a day at 11:11—a time when all things converge—is everything and everyone clear.
Forced to run to the other side of The Other Side, Walker meets up with Daniel only to discover that the afterlife world they previously experienced was only the beginning of The Vastness.
In a new realm of illusion and deception, there are no rules except one: Rock bottom builds heroes.
Get the first volume, Ascenders: High school for the recently departed on Amazon TODAY for #FREE for a limited time. (May 4 - May 11 ONLY)

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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C.L. Gaber is the author of the ASCENDERS Saga including ASCENDERS: High School of the Recently Departed" (Volume One) , ASCENDERS: SKYPUNCH (Volume Two) ASCENDERS: OMORROW (Volume Three) and the upcoming ASCENDERS: 11:11
C.L. is also the co-author of JEX MALONE. She is an entertainment journalist who interviews Hollywood's A-listers for the New York Times wire and several other publications. Daniel Day-Lewis and Bruce Springsteen are two of her favorites! C.L. lives in Nevada with her husband Ron, daughter Sabrina and two unruly dogs.
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RIDING BLIND Hell Ryders MC Series #3 by J.L. Sheppard - Release Tour

RIDING BLIND
Hell Ryders MC Series #3
by J.L. Sheppard