Reviews

BOOK REVIEW TIME!


Title: Hush Hush
Author: Lucia Franco
Genre: New Adult College/Erotic Romance
Release Date: August 14, 2019
My Rating: 🐙🐙🐙🐙🐙
💜BLURB
I knew the rules.
Never reveal my true identity.
Play the game, give the illusion.
Don’t get close to the clients.
The dark and glamorous lifestyle of the rich and shameless open my eyes to a lavish world of sin and wealth, and a man I can’t have.
A man I desperately want—James Riviera.
We’re treading a fine line as we live the ultimate double life until we make a startling discovery that tests both our loyalties.
I only had to follow the rules, but rules are meant to be broken.
💜MY REVIEW:
Ladies and gents, hear me now…..holy shit batman. Talk about a whirlwind read. I started this a couple days ago and I only put it down for class and the meniscal hours of sleep I managed. I was enraptured by Aubrey and James’ story. It was not what I was expecting. It was sexy, tear jerking, and I was floored at times by the scenes playing out in my mind as I read.
Aubrey is a hard working college student with a mind and mouth of her own that has no filter, and James is a high end NYC lawyer with a bank account to match. By fate they meet and holy hell what a tangled web they weave. Grab the batteries, lotion, and Kleenex because y’all are going to need them.
I was lucky enough to receive this book as an ARC and able to review it and share my thoughts on it. If the book blurb and review sound like this is your kind of read check out the links below to get your copy of Hush Hush, by Lucia Franco or any of her other books. I thoroughly recommend Hush Hush. It’s such a steamy, tantalizing read. You won’t be disappointed.
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💜AUTHOR BIO
A competitive athlete for over ten years, Lucia Franco currently resides in sunny South Florida with her husband and two boys. Paranormal romance was her first love, but she has a soft spot in her heart for small-town and reunion romance stories.
When Lucia is not hard at work on her next novel, you can find her relaxing with her toes in the sand at a nearby beach.
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Book Release/Spotlight

BOOK RELEASE

Title: Hush Hush
Author: Lucia Franco
Genre: New Adult College/Erotic Romance
Release Date: August 14, 2019


💜BLURB

I knew the rules.

Never reveal my true identity.
Play the game, give the illusion.
Don’t get close to the clients.

The dark and glamorous lifestyle of the rich and shameless open my eyes to a lavish world of sin and wealth, and a man I can’t have.
A man I desperately want—James Riviera.
We’re treading a fine line as we live the ultimate double life until we make a startling discovery that tests both our loyalties.
I only had to follow the rules, but rules are meant to be broken.

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💜AUTHOR BIO

A competitive athlete for over ten years, Lucia Franco currently resides in sunny South Florida with her husband and two boys. Paranormal romance was her first love, but she has a soft spot in her heart for small-town and reunion romance stories.

When Lucia is not hard at work on her next novel, you can find her relaxing with her toes in the sand at a nearby beach.


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Book Teasers

COVER REVEAL

Title: Beautifully Broken Moments
Series: A Series of Moments
Author: M.L. Broome
Cover Design: LSDesign
Release Date: August 27
Genre: Erotic Romance

💜Synopsis

A Series of Moments follows the journey of Jacob Edmonton, a world-famous actor, and Lilly Staver, the nurse who saved his life on every level. Beautifully Broken Moments is the stunning conclusion in the trilogy, but after all the upheaval, will Jacob and Lilly ever find their Happily Ever After?

All it takes is a moment—one moment can change the course of your life—and love.

With a single statement during a press conference, Jacob upended his world, destroying his happiness and heart in the process. When his ex-girlfriend Victoria claimed she was not only engaged to the acting legend but also expecting his child, Jacob went along with the charade. But his actions were not to salvage his reputation or career, they were to protect the only thing that mattered to him—his real fiancée, Lilly. To save her from the backlash of Victoria’s jealousy and rage, Jacob let go of the only woman he had ever loved.

As the truth behind the events of the last several months shifts into sharp focus, Jacob is left with one final choice—move on without Lilly or fight with everything in his being to reunite with the love of his life. For Jacob, it’s the easiest decision he’s ever made.

Lilly watched her dreams crumble on international television when Jacob claimed she was “a brief fling”; too bad her heart never received the memo. Devastated by his most recent betrayal, she plans to flee England and Jacob forever, intent on escaping their tempestuous romance…until she learns the reality behind Jacob’s actions.

Just as their plans start falling back into place, the wheel of life doles out a tragedy that will test them on every level. Is Jacob’s love enough to carry them through or is the trail of heartache too difficult for Lilly to traverse again?

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💜About the Author

Life is a series of adventures, waiting to be explored.

That’s how I look at life, the greatest adventure we will ever experience. My name is Julie Soper and I write under the pen name M.L. Broome (the M.L. stands for Mezza Luna). The name came to me in a dream, which is how many of my story ideas also appear.

My motto is that I’m a believer in love and a lover of life, even when life isn’t being kind or pretty. I’ve seen the darker side of human suffering through my years as an ICU nurse and nurse educator, but in those dark days, I also witnessed the depths of strength present in everyone. We are extraordinary beings when we allow ourselves the freedom to dream.

I’ve always created stories, with most remaining locked in the vault of my mind. But the story of Jacob and Lilly wasn’t satisfied being relegated to the confines of my head, and their tale of love found and lost was birthed into the world.

I hope you enjoy their love story. I know I do. I love these characters, even when their actions drive me to the brink of madness.

Love, light, and magic.

M.L. Broome

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Reviews

Book Review Time!

Title: Hidden Pain
Author: Anna Edwards
Series: Glacial Blood, Book 5
Format: Ebook, ARC
My Rating:🐙🐙🐙🐙

BOOK BLURB:

Kingsley Ross’ life changed when his own father tortured him and left him disfigured. The human teeters on the edge of depression because he can no longer indulge in his passion of tattooing. However, when he’s bought deeper into the world of shifters, a simple request leaves him questioning everything that has gone before.
Lily Davies is a shape-shifting brown bear. Lured into a trap and then abandoned by the malicious, Nuka Lincoln, the terrified woman puts trust in the people she was sent to destroy. She’s let nobody in before because of the scars she hides deep within from her youth. Will she allow a wolf and human to heal her?
Hunter Windsor is wolf nobility from Kansas, for many years he’s been married to the woman he knew wasn’t his soulmate but tradition dictated he tried to make the marriage work. In the end though, he never mated with Ebony, his ex-wife and asked her to leave after his witnessed her prejudice against wild-dog, Teagan Holland. He instantly feels protection for Lily and Kingsley but can he overcome his duty as Alpha to allow his heart to find love?
Can they find a future together when all their pasts try to pull them apart.
Welcome to the bestselling Glacial Blood series, a world of shifters and witches, magic and mayhem, unforgivable lies, and unbreakable love. A world where family is born not only through blood, but bond. With plenty of the threats to come—and a secret that remains untold.

MY REVIEW:

This book was fun, sexy, and I ate it up. I couldn’t put it down. I honestly wish I had found the Glacial Blood series sooner. I started with book 5, Hidden Pain, but I quickly finished that beauty and found 1-4 and satisfied my Anna Edwards fix. I really enjoyed this book. The author stated that this was the first MMF book and woo hoo did she deliver a lusty bang with it.
I love paranormal shifter type books but you add the fact that you get a true triad relationship in Hidden Pain and wow. It was Fan-f!@#ing-tastic. Many other series offer reverse harem or only 1 sided MMF or simply MM relationships, but not Miss Anna. This is the first shifter book I’ve read to have a triad and I absolutely loved Lily, Kingsley, and Hunter.
The characters were fun to read, outside of naughty time. Lily was beaten and broken when we first encounter her in the book , but when she finds love and a family she shines and fights for what she wants instead of just what Nuka has ordered her to do. Kingsley and Hunter resonated with me more. I loved reading about their relationship developing.
Yes the book is about all 3 of them and fighting through the past hurts to find happiness in each other, but reading how Hunter and Kingsley came together was wonderful.
All in all Lily, Kingsley, and Hunter was great to read about. Add to the mix a rising Human/Shifter war, betrayals, revenge, a crazy ex, and our characters sexy scenes you get a wonderful read in Hidden Pain. I couldn’t put it down.

AUTHOR INFO/ LINKS:

About Anna:
Anna hails from the rural countryside near London. She previously worked as an accountant, and while she still does a bit of accountancy on occasion, the majority of her time is now spent writing and looking after her family.
An avid reader herself, Anna turned to writing to combat depression and anxiety after her diagnosis in 2015. She loves travel, hunky heroes with dirty mouths, demure but spunky heroines, and dramatic suspense. You will find all four woven into each of her magical stories.
A first MMF story from author Anna Edwards.
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Reviews

Book Review Time!

First off I apologize for the lack of posts, I was cramming for my midterm, which I passed, so yay me. Now on to getting caught up on my postings. Today’s review is on a book I read a couple months back and really enjoyed it.
  • Title: Drakon’s Promise
  • Author: N.J. Walters
  • Format: Ebook/kindle
  • Series: Blood of the Drakon, Book 1
  • My rating: 🐙🐙🐙🐙

Book Blurb:
Darius Varkas is a drakon. He’s neither human nor dragon.
He’s both.
He’s also the target of an ancient order who want to capture all drakons for their blood. When fresh, a drakon’s blood can cure any illness and prolong a human’s life, and the Knights will stop at nothing to get it.
When librarian Sarah Anderson stumbles across a rare book belonging to the Knights of the Dragon, she’s quickly thrust into a dangerous world of secrets and shifters and things she never would have believed possible. When the Knights realize Sarah has a secret of her own, she becomes just as much a target as Darius. Her scary dragon shifter just might be her best chance at survival.

My Review:

Sarah and Darius are an interesting couple. He is unsure of her motives and doesn’t trust her. She was just trying to help and he insults her kindness and irritates her, but after further conversation and pizza things start to become clearer to Darius and crazy for Sarah. Sarah’s worls is warped when she becomes aware of other creatures existence and old world orders of knight that aren’t the good guys.

Darius and his kind are in danger and Sarah has to move past her aversion to running off with a strange, sexy, dragon she just met in order to save not only his life but her’s now as well. It’s a given from a readers POV that Sarah is special to Darius in some fashion, possibly his mate🤗🤗. Gosh I love shifters and their mates. During this book Datius cracked me up though, he just couldn’t understand why his drakon was acting the way he was and why he was all growly. I don’t know how many times I caught myself talking to Darius trying to explain to him through my kindle that he was no longer a single, sexy, drakon.

Drakon’s Promise is a great story of ancient feuds, dastardly knights, a maiden in distress, and your everyday secret society trying to do bad things to our amazing characters. Sexy scenes with a budding mate bond and great action and suspense dialogue all wrapped up in a great book.

AUTHOR INFO/ LINKS:
Once upon a time N.J. had the idea that she would like to quit her job at the bookstore, sell everything she owned, leave her hometown, and write romance novels in a place where no one knew her. And she did. Two years later, she went back to the bookstore and her hometown and settled in for another seven years.
One day she gave notice at her job on a Friday morning. On Sunday afternoon, she received a tentative acceptance for her first romance novel and life would never be the same.
N.J. Walters is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks–all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.
Drakon’s Promise (Blood of the Drakon Book 1) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N74PYZR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_3wwuDbV0HWYG4
Book Teasers

Hidden Pain Excerpt Reveal

Alright Seafarers I’ve got a juicy little tidbit for you. One of the book reveal I posted last week, Hidden Pain by Anna Edward’s, I now have a sneaky peak for you. I hope you enjoy it. I can’t wait until this book is released so you all can devour it. 😁😁

So read the excerpt and blurb, look up Anna Edward’s S he has several others in this series so if you haven’t started yet there is time to catch up before Hidden Pain is releases. Read, Like, and go pre-order👍👍👍👍👍👍AUGUST 13TH

EXCERPT:
A howl from nearby drew his attention. Wolves, in his opinion, were very loud, but then again, he hadn’t really spent much time around shifters before, so maybe it was a common occurrence to make a din and let everyone know where you were. The leaves nearby rustled, and a group of four wolves appeared from the undergrowth. Kingsley suspected the wolf who led the way was Hunter while the other three dragged the dead body of a deer behind them.

The leader raised his head, and Kingsley could just make out in the dimness of the garden solar lights the wolf’s nose sniffing the air. The animal’s large head turned to face him, and its deep brown eyes held him in a penetrating gaze that almost had him running inside. It isn’t every day you encounter a wolf mere meters from where you’re sitting, and although he knew these were no ordinary wolves, human nature told him to run and hide. Kingsley composed himself with another drag on his cigarette. The lead wolf growled low, the corners of its mouth turning up at the edges. The other wolves then looked over at Kingsley before gathering up the freshly caught dinner and pulling it toward the kitchen.

Hunter remained in the garden, his eyes staying focused on Kingsley. The wolf stalked closer to him, his stride majestic as he prowled along the rose-lined borders of the garden. Kingsley could still hear the growl reverberating from him. When the wolf was almost at the patio area, it started to shift. Kingsley had been around shifters for a while, but he’d never seen a wolf change before. It was even more awe-inspiring than watching Zain do it: the way the fur receded and disappeared to leave human skin, the way the bones cracked and changed into a human body, and the way the face altered from animal to human. The eyes were the last things to shift, and Hunter’s deep brown eyes now in human form were staring intently at him.
“Put it out,” Hunter ordered. Kingsley looked at his cigarette, and then slowly he put it to his lips and took another long drag. He allowed the smoke to enter his lungs and numb the pain he felt. Hunter growled…even in human form, he was still intimidating. The wolf shifter then stomped forward, naked as the day he was born, and grabbing the cigarette from Kingsley, he stubbed it out himself.
“No smoking on my property.”
“You one of those health-kick people types who don’t allow anyone else to have fun? You going to go inside next and stop the wedding guests from drinking alcohol?” Kingsley inquired, responding to the destruction of his cigarette with sarcasm.
“It’s a bad habit, and it smells disgusting. Most of the people here have sensitive noses. Smoking doesn’t do any of us any good,” Hunter replied. He was now standing in front of Kingsley with his muscular arms folded across his chest. His shoulder-length brown hair framed his face and strong stubbled jawline. As Kingsley’s gaze lowered, he could see two piercings in each of the wolf’s nipples. How did that work with the whole shifting thing? Kingsley wasn’t bisexual, he was just curious. He’d experimented with a man in his younger days, but it hadn’t done anything for him. However, staring at the dominant male who was glaring murderously back at him was stirring things down below. He didn’t need that to happen, so he quickly turned away before he found himself daring to look any lower than Hunter’s chest.
The wolf sniffed again, his nostrils flaring. Kingsley picked up his cigarette packet and made to re-enter the house.
“They shift with me…as do the piercings in my cock.”
Kingsley froze to the spot and turned around slowly. He knew he shouldn’t look, but human nature being what it is immediately drew his eyes to Hunter’s groin area, and the Apadravya piercing situated there.
“Isn’t that going to look odd if you get spotted?” Kingsley asked.
“It’s no different to a she-wolf wearing a pair of hoops. Mine are hidden beneath my fur. They’re unlikely to be seen.”
Kingsley found he was still staring at the other man’s rather large cock. It wasn’t flaccid, and that scared him. He dragged his eyes up higher to meet Hunter’s

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Blurb:
Kingsley Ross’ life changed when his own father tortured him and left him disfigured. The human teeters on the edge of depression because he can no longer indulge in his passion of tattooing. However, when he’s bought deeper into the world of shifters, a simple request leaves him questioning everything that has gone before.
Lily Davies is a shape-shifting brown bear. Lured into a trap and then abandoned by the malicious, Nuka Lincoln, the terrified woman puts trust in the people she was sent to destroy. She’s let nobody in before because of the scars she hides deep within from her youth. Will she allow a wolf and human to heal her?
Hunter Windsor is wolf nobility from Kansas, for many years he’s been married to the woman he knew wasn’t his soulmate but tradition dictated he tried to make the marriage work. In the end though, he never mated with Ebony, his ex-wife and asked her to leave after his witnessed her prejudice against wild-dog, Teagan Holland. He instantly feels protection for Lily and Kingsley but can he overcome his duty as Alpha to allow his heart to find love?
Can they find a future together when all their pasts try to pull them apart.
Welcome to the bestselling Glacial Blood series, a world of shifters and witches, magic and mayhem, unforgivable lies, and unbreakable love. A world where family is born not only through blood, but bond. With plenty of the threats to come—and a secret that remains untold.

About Anna

Anna hails from the rural countryside near London. She previously worked as an accountant, and while she still does a bit of accountancy on occasion, the majority of her time is now spent writing and looking after her family.
An avid reader herself, Anna turned to writing to combat depression and anxiety after her diagnosis in 2015. She loves travel, hunky heroes with dirty mouths, demure but spunky heroines, and dramatic suspense. You will find all four woven into each of her magical stories.
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Another TBR Book (I will read this one)

Title: Crowned by Hate
Author: Amo Jones
Release Date: November 14, 2017
Series: 1 of 3 (per goodreads)
I loved The Elite Kings series by Amo Jones. Love love love the series and the accompanying music list that plays throughout the series. So naturally when I found this book it immediately went into the TBR list and very closely at the top, barring the finishing of a couple of ARC reads being finished. (🤗🤗)
I researched and read review after review of this book and all I can say is that I’m equal parts enthralled and a premature quivering, quaking mess……and I’ve not even peeked at the book itself yet. I did avoid reviews that contained spoilers, but I couldn’t avoid the fact that what all the reviews spoke of was what a f*#$ing cliffhanger this book was.
If this book is anything like The Elite Kings Series then I am surely in for a mental break down upon completion. I think before starting this series I need to make my room reservations in the asylum so my hubs knows where to take me when he finds me in the fetal position cussing my kindle. It’s going to be crazy and soooooo worth the turmoil I’m going to put myself through reading.
Reviws:
Bookgasms Book Blog (partial review)
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Jesus Christ. I need a minute. Or five. What a story. I swear Amo Jones is the legit boss with sucking you in and spitting you out. She doesn’t pull her punches when it comes to her books and will lay it all out there for her readers – sexy or shocking. Crowned by Hate was one of the best mindfks of the year. No doubt. It was sexy, twisted and so intense. I couldn’t stop reading the minute I started and all I wanted was more Isa and Bryant. And that ending? OMG. I need book two NOW!!!
Tongan Book Lover (partial review)
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This book, honestly, destroyed me. It ripped my heart straight from chest and crushed it with its bare hands until there was nothing but dust. It’s sinfully sexy with a touch of rough darkness that would make even a nun moan in her robes. It sucks you in, captivates your soul and demands everything from you. Its a book that won’t be easily forgotten. Filled with twists like you’ve never seen.
MillsyLovesBook:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Holy shit Amo Jones you girl can freaking write!!!! My head is fucking blown🤯🤯 seriously I need to take a damn minute before I fully write my review because shit how do you put words down when your mind just keeps saying what, what, WTF!!!!
Book Blurb:
Some would say I have a privileged life. Daughter of the current President of the United States, wealthy, famous, and all things that some girls wish they had. Only I’d dream of having a simple life. A life where I wasn’t marrying the scariest man I have ever met. Well, I thought I had just met him, but it turns out, there’s so much I don’t know about myself. That’s all thanks to a past so twisted, so warped, that no amount of money, or presidential status could wipe it clean.
I’m the rebel child. Or as some may see it, the disappointment. I’ve never cared about expensive wedding gowns, or how much someone paid for a tailored suit. I don’t care if your wedding dress is from Walmart, or if it’s from some fancy, upscale designer line.
So why am I marrying the devil dressed in a thousand-dollar suit? I’m about to find out how I got here. To marrying one of the most powerful men in the country. The road to finding out, though, is paved with darkness, painted with the blood of innocents, and it leads my ass straight to hell. Only this hell is a multi-million-dollar penthouse suite in New York City where Bryant Saint Royal, sits on his throne.
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