Wednesday, April 25, 2018

All The Right Moves by M.H. Soars Blitz and #Giveaway

All The Right Moves
M.H. Soars
Publication date: April 23rd 2018
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
A new standalone novel in the world of Love Me, I’m Famous series
A reformed party girl on a mission. A broody, sexy as hell pub owner with a chip on his shoulders. A road trip through Ireland. Zero chances of them falling in love. Yeah, right.
My name is Emma Hart and I like to date, a lot. My friends call me maneater, the men I dump call me slut. The double standard kills me, but relationships are not my thing. They never last, so why bother with the heartache?
When my father suffers a major heart attack and confesses from his hospital bed that he’s terrified of dying and leaving me all alone, I decide to change my ways. There’s only one guy who stands a chance of melting my cold heart, a stranger who saved my life a year ago. I just have to find him.
Help comes from the person I least expect. Rori O’Shea, the sexiest Irishman I’ve ever met (and also the grumpiest), offers to be my guide in Ireland. The catch? I have to be his date at his sister’s wedding. It should be easy enough as long as I don’t fall back into my old ways. Meaning, I have to keep my hands to myself and stay out of his bed.
Never mind that the man is Adonis on Earth.
Never mind that he can make me hot and bothered with one heated glance in my direction.
I can and I will resist him or I’m not called Emma Hart.
(Better start thinking of other names, then).

Author Bio:
USA Today bestselling author M. H. Soars always knew creative arts were her calling but not in a million years did she think she would become a novelist. With a background in fashion design, she thought she would follow that path. But one day, out of the blue, she had an idea for a book. One page turned into ten pages, ten pages turned into a hundred, and before she knew, her first novel, The Prophecy of Arcadia, was born.
M. H. Soars resides in The Netherlands with her husband and daughter. She is currently working on the Love Me, I’m Famous series.
M. H. Soars also writes Sci-Fantasy under the pen name Michelle Hercules.
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ISAN by Mary Ting Blitz and #Giveaway

Mary Ting
Published by: Vesuvian Books
Publication date: May 1st 2018
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Meteors devastated the Earth. World Governments developed plans to help surviving citizens. The United States disbanded and salvageable land was divided into our quadrants—North, South, East, and West—governed by The Remnant Council.
Struggling to survive, seventeen-year-old Ava ends up in juvenile detention, until she is selected for a new life—with a catch. She must be injected with an experimental serum. The results will be life changing. The serum will make her “better.” To receive the serum, Ava agrees to join a program controlled by ISAN, the International Sensory Assassin Network.
While on a mission, she is abducted by a rebel group led by Rhett and told that not only does she have a history with him, but her entire past is a lie perpetuated by ISAN to ensure her compliance. Unsure of who to trust, Ava must decide if her strangely familiar and handsome captor is her enemy or her savior—and time is running out.
When the bodyguard with the gun directed the weapon at Roxy, something dangerous ignited in me knowing my team would be next. This foreign existence in my core wanted blood. It wanted death. It wanted destruction. I became a monster. Helix transformed me into a shallow shell to servitude—a perfect model of ISAN assassin.
I pulled my gun from the side of my boot and took aim. The bodyguard who had shot Roxy’s team went down first, followed by the others.
Don’t look at their faces. Don’t make eye contact. But I did look at their faces, and I did make eye contact.
Each guard held my foster father’s cruel face, his steel malevolent eyes. I saw the man who ripped the happiness out of my soul, who towered over me into submission, and molded me into a terrified little girl. For a heartbeat I froze, knees buckling, heart palpitating with trepidation and regret. I became that little girl. A rat, he had called me, and beat me until I stopped crying from missing my mother.
No more. No more. I am no longer that petrified girl.
Then, one after the other, as hunger for revenge drove me, as if each of the men was him, I shot them until they were all down.

Author Bio:
International Bestselling Author Mary Ting/M. Clarke resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Reckless Love by J. Saman

Reckless Love
A Second Chance Romance
by J. Saman

My rating: 5 stars

Publication Date: June 22, 2018
Publisher: J. Saman
Genre: Contemporary Romance - Second Chance - Coming of Age
Print Length: 258 pages
Available from: Amazon
I let her slip through my fingers…
No, that’s a lie. I was reckless and pushed her away. 
I was never supposed to fall for her. She was my tutor. My best friend. My fantasy. I tried to stay away. I failed. 
Then we graduated and everything changed. All I needed was a step back. A moment to breathe… And by the time I came up for air, she was in the arms of another man.
Four years later, everything is different. And when I see her again, I remember why I should have never let her go in the first place. But second chances don't always come easy. Even when you're determined to get them.

It started on day one… 
New school. New life. And there he was, the boy I grew up with, walking up the steps of my very first class. Except now, the boy from my memories was gone, and his place was an Adonis of a man. 
It didn’t take much for me to fall for him. Even though I knew we were doomed from the start. But when you find something that perfect, you don't second guess it. 
Until it ends. 
Four years later, he’s back. Steamrolling through my life like he never broke my heart to begin with. Only this time, I’m older, wiser and know that second chances are the stuff of fairytales. 

*A standalone contemporary romance!* 

Reckless Love by J. Saman

Reckless Love: A second Chance RomanceThey grew up together as satellite friends, but when Lyric looked up to see Jameson entering her college classroom, not only did she risk her true identity being outed, she risked losing her heart to the brash, “I want no-commitments,” man that stood before her.

Keeping their relationship in the “friends” zone was like walking a tightrope without a net. As they both deny falling for the other, their relationship deepens, but graduation brings career goals on two different coasts. Can their feelings survive the miles and the ambitions that stand between them? As Jameson crumbles from the pressures of a lofty startup company, he pushes away from Lyric, never realizing he is cutting his heart from his body.

Four years will pass, thousands of regrets for Jameson, a river of tears for Lyric and one shot at earning back the love of his life. Can Jameson prove he is not the manchild who walked out on the woman of his dreams?

Lyric has tasted the success of her career dreams, she is sadder, but wiser, but is she strong enough to resist Jameson coming on like a freight train? One burned, twice shy…but Fate holds their future in its hands…

J. Saman’s RECKLESS LOVE is a fresh, if painful take on risking one’s heart more than once to capture the prize. It’s a story of the coming of age of one’s heart, a twisted tale of a simple love gone wrong because of fear. It’s that fairytale romance where the handsome prince and the beautiful princess fail to find their happy ever after…the first time. Will they find it the second time around?

Ms. Saman doesn’t sugar-coat her romances. She fills them with raw emotions, flawed characters and bad judgement calls. She creates unintentional villains we can’t help but root for and heroines we can only hope are strong enough to see beyond their pride while keeping both eyes open.

Fabulous, fabulous reading! You may forget the characters can’t hear you talking to them!

I received a complimentary ARC copy from J. Saman!

Monsterland Reanimated by Michael Okon

Monsterland Reanimated
by Michael Okon

My rating: 5 stars

Publisher: WordFire Press (April 13, 2018)
Publication Date: April 13, 2018
Genre: YA Fantasy - Horror
Print Length: 252 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

After Monsterland has been destroyed, the entire world is thrown into chaos. Wyatt Baldwin and his friends must go beyond the boundaries of their small town to reestablish contact with the outside world. During their journey they discover a new threat released from the bowels of the defunct theme park. The danger of werewolves, vampires and zombies pale in comparison to an army of relentless mummies, Vincent Conrad’s reanimated monster and the menace of a life-sucking ooze they call The Glob.  Will Wyatt and his friends survive when they reenter the scariest place on earth?

Monsterland Reanimated by Michael Okon

Monsterland ReanimatedThe ruins of Monsterland are at the vortex of a world thrown into chaos. Governments have collapsed, the infrastructure gone and pockets of survivors are left isolated, unaware of the events outside of their small communities. One teen boy and a ragtag band of allies will go beyond the perceived safety of their town in search of survivors in the hopes of re-building a devastated world.

Michal Okon’s MONSTERLAND REANIMATED is a rapid-fire, high velocity tale that will thrill readers from start to finish a Wyatt will leave his childhood behind as he braves the unknown, deadly marauders and uncovers the truth of what happened to the monster behind Monsterland.

Witness the horrors of dark secrets, treacherous science and the changes that will overtake this brave young group as they barrel headfirst into the unknown. Run from mummies created from reanimated victims as they feed their one need, to suck the life and souls from survivors. Reel from the evil genius of a cadre of villains and cheer for the young heroes who learn that trust, acceptance and the will to survive make a formidable offense against the unfathomable!

From start to finish, Michael Okon’s imagination rages across the pages in a captivating read guaranteed to hold both science fiction and horror fans captive!

I received a complimentary copy from Michael Okon!

Dark Challenge by Christine Feehan (Dark #5)

Dark Challenge
My Rating: 4 stars
Written by: Christine Feehan
Series: Carpathian Novels
Sequence in Series: Book 5)
Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Avon; Reprint edition
Publication Date: June 26, 2018
ISBN-10: 0062019406
ISBN-13: 978-0062019400
Genre: Paranormal Romance

A New York Times Bestselling Author, Christine Feehan.

Julian Savage was golden. Powerful. But tormented. For the brooding hunter walked alone, always alone, far from his Carpathian kind, alien to even his twin. Like his name, his existence was savage. Until he met the woman he was sworn to protect . . . When Julian heard Desari sing, rainbows swamped his starving senses. Emotions bombarded his hardened heart. Was Desari more than his perfect mate? Julian had met his match in this woman, but would she drive him to madness . . . or save his soul?
Dark Challenge (Carpathians, #5)Dark Challenge by Christine Feehan

Christine Feehan is a queen of paranormal romance. And, I don't just say that because she was my very first adult paranormal read...way back when. This, Dark Challenge is a novel that was included in those "way back when" reads and I enjoyed it just as much now as I did in years past.

Dark Challenge is a tantalizing, provocative, and seductive American based Carpathian tale. Finally a female with great cosmic power to match her Carpathian counterpart. I love the idea of a group growing up outside the Carpathian community and making it on their own...and then merging with Julian and eventually the rest of their extended families. With all Dark novels, some of the stuff is a bit repetitious, but is made up for in pure genius imaginings.

I received this copy of Dark Challenge from Avon Books. This is my honest and voluntary review. Dark Challenge is set for release June 26, 2018.

The Dylan Dilemma by Patricia B. Tighe Blitz and #Giveaway

The Dylan Dilemma
Patricia B. Tighe
Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: April 24th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
High school senior Kenzie Harper-Shea has no time for dating, especially after the arrival of the basketball coach from hell. Now Kenzie has lost her confidence, is in a slump, and in danger of losing out on a scholarship to play college ball. The last thing she needs is her “vacation boyfriend,” Dylan McCoy, distracting her with warm smiles, inside jokes, and swoony kisses.
Dylan, however, is totally ready to date. He finally lives in the same town as Kenzie and is not about to lose the chance to let their relationship grow into something more. But for now, he’ll stay in the friend zone because he’s determined to find out what has her running scared. It can’t be just about basketball.
As Kenzie spends more time around Dylan, her feelings become a jumbled-up mess. It’s obvious they’re into each other. So, why does she panic whenever she thinks about dating him? Is it connected to basketball or to something deeper? She’s not sure. Does she have the courage to examine her heart, even if it means breaking Dylan’s?

Author Bio:
The mother of two grown sons, Patricia B. Tighe lives in West Texas with her husband and dog. She eats way too much pizza, drinks way too much coffee, and watches way too much NFL football. On the bright side, she also reads and writes teen fiction. She promises to include as much romance, angst, and adventure as possible in her books.


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Evolved by N. R. Walker Blitz and #Giveaway

N.R. Walker
Publication date: April 23rd 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance, Science Fiction
In 2068, androids are an integrated part of human life. Big Brother no longer just watches from the shadows. It’s in every household.
Lloyd Salter has OCD issues with noise, mess, and he’s uncomfortable with human interaction. When his ex claimed the only thing perfect enough to live up to his standards was an android, Lloyd dismissed it. But two years later, after much self-assessment, Lloyd thinks he may have been right.
SATinc is the largest manufacturer of androids in Australia, including the Fully Compatible Units known as an A-Class 10. Their latest design is the Synthetic Human Android UNit, otherwise known as SHAUN.
Shaun is compatible with Lloyd’s every need; the perfect fit on an intellectual and physical basis. But Lloyd soon realises Shaun’s not like other A-Class androids. He learns. He adapts. Sure that SATinc is aware Shaun functions outside of his programmed parameters, Lloyd must find a way to keep Shaun safe.
No one can know how special Shaun is. No one can know he’s evolved.
By the time my intercom sounded at nine fifteen the next morning, the butterflies in my belly felt more like stomping elephants. I buzzed the delivery team through and waited for the elevator to ping down the hall.
Breathe, Lloyd, I reminded myself.
My apartment was a spacious two-bedroom luxury unit on the top floor of the complex. Polished concrete floors, high ceilings, a bookcase as one entire wall, and floor-to-ceiling windows on the north-east facing wall. I liked the clean lines, minimalistic furniture. Well, I didn’t just like it. I needed it. Clutter and closed spaces made me anxious. My ex-boyfriend had found my apartment cold and clinical, but I found the whites and greys soothing, peaceful. Then again, he’d found a lot of things about me clinical…
The knock on my door startled me, even though I’d been expecting it. I opened it to find two men and a rather large crate. The first man smiled. He was wearing grey suit pants and a navy sweater. He showed me his ID. “Mr Salter, my name is Myles Dewegger. We have a special delivery.”
“Yes, yes, please come in,” I said, standing aside in invitation.
The second man wheeled through the crate. He was dressed all in black with a military style haircut, and he looked as though he belonged in a SWAT team. He was a rather large man, with bulging muscles and perfect skin, and I had to study him for a second. No, he was human.
“Nice place,” Myles said, looking around the large, open living room. “Are we all right to do this here?”
I closed the door and took a breath to steady myself. I wasn’t accustomed to having strange people in my house. “Yes, of course.” I followed him and stood next to the couch. “I thought Mr Kingsley might have attended the delivery. I assumed incorrectly, it seems.”
“Sasha’s a busy man,” Myles said with a smile. “Though if you’d prefer, I can call him and you can speak to him.”
“No, it’s fine,” I said. I was now staring at the crate. Oh boy. It was well over six feet tall, three feet wide. Shaun was inside. He was right there. I swallowed hard.
Myles read me. “Let’s introduce you, shall we?”
I nodded. “Yes, please.”
Myles and his helper, whose name I didn’t know, undid the crate and removed the front panel. My heart almost stopped. Inside, Shaun stood, packaged-in perfectly so as not to be damaged in any way. He was dressed in a dinner suit. A charming navy piece with a light blue shirt underneath his blazer, top button undone. His black hair was exactly as I’d ordered; short sides, longer on top, professional. His skin was warm ivory with a subtle hint of blush on his cheeks; his lips were pink and a perfect cupid’s bow. His eyes were closed, his lashes long.
He took my breath away.
The big delivery guy stepped in and unstrapped Shaun, then lifted him out. Right, that explained the need for muscle. Then he quickly wheeled the crate back to the front door, making the room neat again, leaving Shaun standing perfectly still in my living room.
Myles glanced at me. “Everything look okay?”
I nodded and had to focus on speaking so I could make actual sound. “So far, yes.”
Myles smiled as he took out a small hand-held screen I recognised from the SATinc office. It was a control panel. He tapped on both screens, I entered in a personal code, and Shaun was officially added to my Wi-Fi.
It was becoming so very real.
Myles seemed completely unfazed and oblivious to the fact that I was in the middle of a monumental life event. He went on a spiel of specifications and diagnostics, developmental robotics, neural networks, artificial consciousness, proprioceptive sensors, and spatial cognizance, but all I could do was stare at Shaun.
Breathe, Lloyd.
Myles stopped speaking when he realised I wasn’t paying attention, and his pause made me look at him instead. He continued, “I’ll activate him, then we’ll require him to study your face for a few seconds. He has facial recognition, so once he recognises you as his custodian, he’ll be able to identify you anywhere.”
“So if you’re out in public and you become separated, he will be able to find you.”
For the strangest reason, I found that comforting.
“And your voice. He’ll recognise that anywhere.”
I smiled at Shaun, though he still had his eyes closed.
“Are you ready?” Myles asked.
I nodded.
Myles held the small black screen toward me. He entered in a code and spoke clear and loud. “Please re-enter in your Wi-Fi code,” he said, averting his eyes while I entered my security code for Shaun’s wireless access. Then Myles added something else, and watching Shaun, he said, “Activate.”
Shaun opened his eyes.
They were the exact shade of blue I’d asked for. But he just stared blankly.
Myles entered in more codes, then spoke to me. “Please stand in front of him until I tell you to move.”
I did as I was instructed. Shaun was approximately an inch shorter than me, and he was even better close up. Being this close to him sent a curl of anticipation through me.
I could hear Myles tapping on the screen and then Shaun’s eyes focused on me. He was scanning my face, and then he looked down to my feet and up my body. It set my blood on fire.
Then Myles handed me the small screen and said, “Please read this out loud to him.”
I let out a breath and looked Shaun right in the eye. “My name is Lloyd Salter. I am your custodian, and this is your home.”
Myles took the control again and clicked on the screen a few more times, and something in Shaun changed. I saw it, the very moment it happened.
He became aware.
His gaze fell on me. “Hello, Lloyd,” Shaun said. His voice was a deep baritone, with a tenor that curled in my belly.
“Hello Shaun,” I replied. My voice was barely a whisper.
And then, throwing my world completely off its axis, he smiled. Not a perfect smile, but slightly lopsided in a very human way. If a simple smile could complete my existence, it was done. He was stunningly perfect.
“It is very nice to meet you,” Shaun said.
“Likewise,” I replied. I couldn’t stop staring at his eyes, and I swore the corner of Shaun’s lip twitched in an almost smile.
“Is that normal?” I asked Myles. “He’s so… human.”
Myles grinned. “It’s amazing, isn’t it? How real they are?”
I nodded, staring back at Shaun. So very real.
“As I was saying before, he has the spatial awareness and object manipulation skills of a surgeon. He can lift heavy objects with ease, but he can also hold the finest, most delicate glass object with precision. He has social intelligence; he can recognise and interpret, process and simulate human affects and empathy. He is, without doubt, the most advanced A-Class synthetic android in the world.”
Shaun tilted his head a little while he studied me, and I stared right back at him. So remarkable.
“He’s been uploaded with extensive knowledge of all requested data,” Myles said, holding the screen out for me to see. I glanced at it but couldn’t take my eyes off Shaun for long. Myles continued anyway. “Literary histories, world current affairs, everything you asked for has been preloaded, but he can access any information you require. If it’s on the web, he can find it, and he can discuss, converse, debate whatever you want.”
“Now, as for the personal companion aspect,” Myles went on. Personal companion aspect was synthetic speak for sex. “All lubricants must be silicone based, not oil based, though I’m sure you’re aware. He can self-clean but he might like it if you help him.” I looked at Myles and he winked. “Yes, he has likes and dislikes. Though he’s been pre-dispositioned to your psych evaluation so there are no conflicts. He enjoys conversation, attention, praise…, touch. Sex.”
My heart rate took off.
Breathe, Lloyd.

Author Bio:
N.R. Walker is an Australian author, who loves her genre of gay romance. She loves writing and spends far too much time doing it, but wouldn't have it any other way.
She is many things; a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer. She has pretty, pretty boys who live in her head, who don't let her sleep at night unless she gives them life with words.
She likes it when they do dirty, dirty things...but likes it even more when they fall in love.
She used to think having people in her head talking to her was weird, until one day she happened across other writers who told her it was normal.
She's been writing ever since...


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Monday, April 23, 2018

The Glass Curtain by J.D. Rohm (A Red Notebook Mystery, #1)

The Glass Curtain
A Red Notebook Mystery
by J D Rohm

My rating: 5 stars

Series: A Red Notebook Mystery - Book 1
Publication Date: October 31, 2016
Publisher: J.D. Rohm
Genre: Mystery
Print Length: 306 pages
Available from: Amazon |  Barnes & Noble

MARQUESA JESUS PIAZZA, known as Mach, is a real estate reporter at New York City’s second largest daily newspaper. It is 2009, the wrong side of the real estate boom and bust of the early 21st century. Disgruntled over the decline of the newspaper business, her dead-end career, and a disappointing love affair with her boss, SCOTT SCREEN, Mach throws herself into a story that crosses her desk on July Fourth - the death of the young second wife of one of New York’s most prominent real estate developers, BARRY SLOANE. The death quickly disappears from view, until Mach brings it back a year after it happens. 
In a compelling, contemporary first-person voice, Mach relentlessly pursues the story of what happened to the victim, ANABEL SLOANE, as if solving the murder will justify the choices Mach has made and provide a key to how to move her life forward. 
A publicity hungry Chief Medical Examiner, DR. MATTHEW ROWAN, a former medic during Desert Storm, chooses Mach to be an embedded journalist in a special task force within the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME). Mach is paired with the sergeant in charge of the task force, EMILIO “MIL” URQUIA, who is reluctant to work with a civilian reporter. The police know the cause of death as drowning, the mechanism of death as poisoning, but the manner of death - the missing piece of the puzzle - eludes them. 
Mach and Mil learn to work together, with the aid of a dog walker, GLORIA YAP, and a luxury condominium concierge, RYAN ALEXANDRINE, to solve Anabel Sloane’s murder. In equal parts of authenticity and novelty, details of forensics and the underlying causes of the real estate industry crash bubble to the surface as Mach and Mil’s investigation gains momentum. 
The settings for Mach’s pursuits are Manhattan in all its ugly glory, Mach’s humble hometown of White Plains, Barry Sloane’s East Hampton Estate, and the environs. The contrasts provided by these settings underscore the contrasts between the social classes of New York. Mach’s ability to bond within these strata, as exemplified by her closeness with all three of the important male characters - blue collar Mil, educated professional Scott, and one-percenter Barry - demonstrate her dedication and depth. 
When Mach’s father dies, she begins to understand that not everything is black or white. Everything is more a foggy shade of gray, turning the determined heroine a bit more philosophical and tolerant. In the end, it is Mach’s intelligence, integrity, and intuition that help her solve the puzzles for which there are no keys - including her own life.
The Glass Curtain by J.D. Rohm
(A Red Notebook Mystery, #1)

The Glass Curtain: A Red Notebook MysteryNew York City, the movers and shakers, the moguls, the risk-takers, the beautiful people and those who report their every move. One reporter is about to get that long awaited break as a real estate mogul’s trophy wife is found dead and the circumstances are definitely suspicious.

M. Jesus Piazza chose her career over the white picket fence and 2.5 children. She knows she has what it takes to be an investigative reporter, so when a tip came in giving her a head start on the competition, Mach set out to prove she was more than a purveyor of fluff in print. But being an investigative reporter means getting down and dirty in the trenches, straddling the fine line between crossing the police and getting too close to the story.

Who killed Anabel Sloane? How? Was it murder or an accidental death in the pool at the condo her husband, wheeler-dealer, Barry Sloane built?

Mach is about to discover more than she bargained for and an alliance she never could have dreamed of as murder among the elite of New York make front page news with a well-earned byline.

THE GLASS CURTAIN by J.D. Rohm will intrigue and entertain a one determined woman digs deep for “the rest of the story” while juggling the ups and downs of her own life. There is a strong character presence that feels real and alive as J.D. Rohm builds a tale of twisted actions in one of the world’s most eclectic urban venues. A collage of clues, seemingly unrelated will come together in a surprising ending!

Well-written, intense, filled with side stories that beef up this tale into a true slice of life…and death. Completely entertaining! Highly recommended!

I received a complimentary copy from J.D. Rohm!

Moonlight Seduction by Jennifer L. Armentrout (deVincent #2)

Moonlight Seduction
My Rating:
Written by: Jennifer Armentrout
Series: de Vincent series
Sequence in Series: Book 2
Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: June 26, 2018
ISBN-10: 0062674560
ISBN-13: 978-0062674562
Genre: Romantic Suspense

The de Vincent brothers are back—and so is the intrigue that surrounds them—in New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s sizzling new novel...

Nicolette Bresson never thought she’d return to the de Vincents’ bayou compound. It’s where her parents work, where Nikki grew up... and where she got her heart broken by Gabriel de Vincent himself. Yet here she is, filling in for her sick mother. Avoiding Gabe should be easy, especially when so much of Nikki’s time is spent trying not to be stabbed in the back by the malicious hangers-on who frequent the mansion. But escaping memories of Gabe, much less his smoking-hot presence, is harder than expected—especially since he seems determined to be in Nikki’s space as much as possible.

Gabriel spent years beating himself up over his last encounter with Nikki. He’d wanted her then, but for reasons that were bad for both of them. Things have now changed. Gabe sees more than a girl he’s known forever; he sees a smart, talented, and heartbreakingly beautiful woman... one who’s being stalked from the shadows. Now, Gabe will do anything to keep Nikki safe—and to stop the de Vincent curse from striking again.
Moonlight Seduction (de Vincent, #2)Moonlight Seduction by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Armentrout writing sizzles in the second installment of the de Vincent series. Nicolette’s and Gabriel’s chemistry are explosive, now they just have to realize they are perfect for each other … and that is where all the fun comes in.

Events surrounding the de Vincent family are unusual if not down right dangerous. Nicolette has managed to keep her distance from the de Vincent’s, specifically Gabe, for the years she’s spent in college. But now she’s back to help work for the de Vincent family while her mom goes through chemo treatments.

Something nefarious is always going on in the de Vincent home. Can Gabe come to his senses before its to late for Nic? You’ll have to pick up this very steamy read to find out.

Moonlight Seduction was one suspense-filled thrill ride with a pretty big cliffhanger at the end.

I received this ARC copy of Moonlight Seduction from Avon. This is my honest and voluntary review. b>Moonlight Seduction is set for publication June 26, 2018.

A Fistful of Frost by Rebecca Chastain (Madison Fox, #3)

A Fistful of Frost
by Rebecca Chastain

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Madison Fox - Book 3
Publisher: Mind Your Muse Books (May 8, 2018)
Publication Date: May 8, 2018
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Print Length: 478 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Madison’s job—and soul—are on thin ice.

Madison Fox is determined to reform Jamie, her half-evil pooka, but the bond linking her to Jamie works both ways. Already, it has manipulated her into bending the rules. If she continues down this path, she could doom her soul. Since her judgment can’t be trusted, a high-ranking inspector now dictates Madison’s every interaction with Jamie, and each directive drives them further apart. 

Unfortunately, Madison has bigger issues than the potential degradation of her soul. Winter has struck with a vengeance. Frost moths plague the entire state, reinforcing the artificially frigid temperature. Worse, cold-blooded, soul-stealing enemies are flocking into her region from the north—creatures Madison has little defense against. 

With the inspector scrutinizing her every misstep, Madison is in for the battle of her life. If she hopes to survive, she must make an impossible choice: save herself and her region or save Jamie.

An imaginative urban fantasy filled with heart, humor, and plenty of butt-kicking action—A Fistful of Frost is a book you won't want to miss.

A Fistful of Frost by Rebecca Chastain (Madison Fox, #3)

Fresh off the long anticipated date with Dr. Love, you would think Madison could enjoy “that kiss,” but noooooo, evil and danger know no holiday. Let’s not forget Jamie, now imprinted on Madison, the shape-shifting half-good, half-evil pooka may look like an adult, but he is still child-like and quite a manipulator, too. As Madison straddles the fine line between good “guardian” and soft-hearted “parent,” she risks her very soul. Is she handling her relationship with Jamie all wrong? Should she be more assertive, and command his obedience? Sounds like a recipe for disaster and rebellion…

As if her relationship with Jamie isn’t a big enough issue, winter has sunk its frigid claws into the area and with it comes frost moths and more with their own icy brand of evil and soul-sucking, mind numbing nastiness. As Jamie gives Madison the deep freeze, he finds acceptance for his evil half, forcing Jamie into a position that could mean death for one of them.

No worries, all is not doom and gloom for Madison and the enforcers, okay, things are pretty bad, especially as Madison is being treated as public enemy number 1 by a powerful inspector who could probably travel on a broomstick.

Rebecca Chastain’s A FISTFUL OF FROST is another high-powered, action-packed quest to conquer evil and Madison is, once again at ground zero for trouble. Through it all, the dialogue still rocks the one-liners, the situations still ping-pong between deadly serious and seriously amusing and Madison is still an enforcer extraordinaire, if a little unconventional. Even Val is finding a newfound respect for our girl!

Book after book, page after page, Rebecca Chastain never misses a beat telling Madison’s tale! Fabulous fantasy with heart and humor that never gets old!

I received a complimentary ARC edition from Rebecca Chastain!

Ash Princess by Laura Sebstian (Ash Princess #1)

Ash Princess
My Rating:
Written by: Laura Sebastian
Series: Ash Princess
Sequence in Series: Book 1
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: April 24, 2018
ISBN-10: 1524767069
ISBN-13: 978-1524767068
Genre: Young Adult | Fantasy

Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered before her eyes. On that day, the Kaiser took Theodosia's family, her land, and her name. Theo was crowned Ash Princess--a title of shame to bear in her new life as a prisoner.

For ten years Theo has been a captive in her own palace. She's endured the relentless abuse and ridicule of the Kaiser and his court. She is powerless, surviving in her new world only by burying the girl she was deep inside.

Then, one night, the Kaiser forces her to do the unthinkable. With blood on her hands and all hope of reclaiming her throne lost, she realizes that surviving is no longer enough. But she does have a weapon: her mind is sharper than any sword. And power isn't always won on the battlefield.

For ten years, the Ash Princess has seen her land pillaged and her people enslaved. That all ends here.
Ash PrincessAsh Princess by Laura Sebastian

Theo is a young girl that is taken from her home after witnessing her mother, the queen and rulers, murder. She is held captive by her mother’s murderer and kept as a short of pet to torture when things go against the new rulers of her country. Otherwise, if she keeps her head down and doesn’t show any emotions, she lives as a guest in the palace.

When Theo is faced with the choice of survival or personally executing a fellow loyalist/rebel against the new regime something in Theo/Thora snaps. Opening her eyes to the hardships and desolation of her people.

Sometimes, okay most of the time, Theo’s choices made me cringe. There are a lot of aspects that seem very familiar to other young adult plots.

Similarities to other YA fantasy novels aside, Ash Princess worked for me. I didn't want to put it down and wanted to read it straight through. In the end, I was engaged, invested in the outcome and want to know more about Theo's plight.

I received this ARC copy of Ash Princess from Random House Children's - Delacorte Press. This is my honest and voluntary review. Ash Princess is set for publication April 24, 2018.