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~*~ Review ~*~ Bloodrealms (Bloodmark Saga #2) by Aurora Whittet

Bloodrealms (Bloodmark Saga #2)

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Blurb:

Werewolf princess Ashling Boru’s eighteenth birthday is only a year away, which means that she only has twelve months before she is claimed and fulfills her prophecy to unite the packs and lead her people. Her father decrees that her four suitors must fight in the Bloodrealms, the werewolves’ ancient underground fighting world, and the winner will have King Boru’s choice to win Ashling’s hand. The wolf laws are rigid and barbaric, and Ashling’s illicit love for Grey, if discovered, will mean his death. But when Ashling and Grey get trapped in the blood-soaked depths of the Bloodrealms, they find ancient horrors far greater than Ashling’s father’s rule.

With betrayal around every corner and old nemeses set to destroy Ashling, she is more divided than ever between the destiny she didn’t choose and the love that she did. To make matters worse, her decision will not only set the course of her future, but the future of her entire race.

Bloodrealms is the second novel in Whittet’s Bloodmark saga.

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My Review:
 Firstly I would like to thank the lovely author and NetGalley for kindly providing me with a copy of “Bloodrealms” to read and review.
Ashling Boru was just getting over the trauma of being kidnapped when her father said it was time for her four suitors to compete in the bloodrealms. A tournament to find the best fighter. The three main love interests are:
1) Grey – The boy she fell in love within an instant, but whose shared love is really and truly earned by the start of this book.
2) Brychan – Ashling’s betrothed and I’d say if they end up together I wouldn’t be too outraged, Brychan’s a sweet guy, and he seems to genuinely care for Ashling.
3) Channing – Ashling’s third suitor and while he is also a sweet guy, he is a bit shallow and really loves the idea of Ashling more than who she is.
Ashling is certainly a fiery heroine and I felt she shone a helluva lot more in this instalment, which was great, she was finally coming to terms with her Destiny.
Everyone is not as they seem though, friends hide their true nature, strangers become allies and Ashling learns the meaning of loyalty to her people. The characters are so real and the pain that they are hiding is real. The pain that Ashling is going through is so real.
There are secrets, betrayals, and lots of action. The revelations and history in this book are ever-so interesting too.
Torn between duty and love, no matter which fork in the road she takes, there will be pain, but just who will she choose to love?
 Bloodrealms is definitely a one of a kind, must-read for all paranormal romance lovers!
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~*~ Special Announcement ~*~ Meghan Quinn

We’re so excited to announce the upcoming release of The Randy Romance Novelist by Meghan Quinn! Check out the gorgeous cover and don’t forget to add it to your TBR!
THE RANDY ROMANCE NOVELIST by Meghan Quinn
Scheduled to release: April 12, 2016
Romantic Comedy
Cover designer: Meghan Quinn
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BLURB:
It finally happened, I lost my virginity. Cue applause and cheers.

For a while life was all rainbows and kittens prancing in a sky full of cotton candy clouds…that was until the demands of the real world set in.

My best friend is getting married and she asked me to be her maid of honor. She’s not worried about flowers, or the dress, or the food at the venue. No, she’s worried about the bachelorette party, what kind of penis crown she will wear, and the nipple size of the stripper who will be attending.

I’m in way over my head trying to balance life with a boyfriend, planning a penis party, and writing my romance novel. Something is bound to give.

This is my life after my happily ever after…

About the Author:
Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.
Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.
Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!
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~*~ Excerpt ~*~ Three Plus Three (Valentine Pets & Kisses Anthology) by Cindy Flores Martinez

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Title: Three Plus Three (Valentine Pets and Kisses)

Author: Cindy Flores Martinez

Release date: February 2nd, 2016

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Tour: Irresistible Reads Book Tours

Book Description:

A grieving widow and her beloved doggie meet a handsome widower the day before Valentine’s Day.

Website: http://www.cindyfloresmartinez.com/?p=12

Book Excerpt

She scooped Cookie up in her arms, but before she could get a firm grip, the eager dog jumped out of her grasp and darted down the sidewalk toward the ocean. Violet was stunned, too stunned to move for the first few seconds.

She watched, agape, as Cookie descended on Ocean Avenue, a small two-lane road that lay between Main Street and the beach. Traffic was heavy on that street. Although the cars moved slowly, they were still a crescendo of hot, shiny metal and rolling wheels. They were no match for a dog, especially one as small as hers.

“Cookie!” Violet raced after her while passersby’s watched. “My dog! Please stop her!”

Several people tried to grab hold of Cookie, but she got away. She reached the curb, stepped off it, and dashed in front of the cars.

Violet felt as if her heart leaped out of her chest.

The sound of screeching tires filled the air as drivers slammed on their brakes.

Cookie’s body came within inches of the wheels on a minivan.

A horrified scream escaped Violet’s lips. She covered her eyes with her hands, unable to watch Cookie’s horrible end. Her body tensed as she braced herself for what was about to come.

When all remained quiet, she uncovered her eyes and glanced ahead. Cookie safely reached the other side of the street, hopping onto the sidewalk with her tiny back legs.

A wave of relief swept over Violet at the sight. She lunged forward, and her high heels click-clacked on the ground as she chased after Cookie, crossing in front of the cars that were still stopped. “I’m sorry,” she said to the drivers.

Arriving at the other side of the road, she caught a glimpse of Cookie heading toward a cement ramp beside the pier. It led out to a parking lot where more cars might cross her path.

Violet’s heart began to race. “Somebody, please stop my dog!” She slipped out of her high heels and ran after Cookie in her bare feet.

Seal Beach was much smaller than the other beaches in the area. A long pier cut through two narrow parking lots, which quickly met the sand. The water was just a few feet away. She could tell Cookie remembered how to get there and that she was determined to get there at whatever the cost.

Violet darted down the ramp as fast as she could. By then, Cookie was dashing toward a small separation wall that shielded the parking lot from the sand. Thankfully, there were no moving cars in front of her, but Violet knew it wouldn’t take long for Cookie to reach the water. She had loved playing in the ocean to no end, but Violet had always been there to watch her. The current on this beach was fierce, easily pulling anyone and anything underneath its clutches. Lately, there had been sharks and jelly fish swimming close to the shore because of the warmer-than-usual ocean temperatures.

Horrible images flashed through Violet’s mind of killer sea creatures lurking in shallow waters waiting to feast on pet dogs. At that moment, Violet decided she was never going to let Cookie out of the house again, ever.

About the Author:

Cindy Flores Martinez writes sweet romantic comedy and inspirational romance in English and Spanish. The Spanish version of her debut novel, Mail-Order Groom, which is titled Novio Por Correo, has been an Amazon US and international Spanish romance bestseller. Cindy has an MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Screenwriting. She has been a screenwriting instructor, screenplay consultant, script reader, and screenplay collaborator.

Website: www.cindyfloresmartinez.com
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~*~ Pre-Order Sale ~*~ Debt By Rachel Dunning

99c Pre-Order Sale
Over 400 Pages
Standalone Novel
New-Adult Romance / Sports Romance

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DEBT

By Rachel Dunning

Expected Release Date:

March 2016

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What’s it about?

The Debt Collector

I pay my debts, and I expect others to.

I was raised in the slums of London, I knew nothing of privilege. My father was murdered when I was seventeen. Morty figured my father’s passing meant I would automatically take on dad’s debts. I refused.

And I paid for that refusal.

So did my sister.

So now I fight. All I know how to do is fight. The best cash is in the states, so that’s where I am now. A big fish called Vito came along offering me a “favor” when I arrived.

Another debt.

I paid for that one too.

I knew Kyla Hensley would be trouble when I met her. But I wanted her. I could see through the falsehood of her wannabe-slutty clothes and her sexy legs. So I chased her.

Besides, trouble is my middle name.

Kyla Hensley

I was brought up in privilege, but I lacked everything else. My father is a business tycoon who buys and sells and doesn’t care who gets rolled over in the process.

I never knew my mother, and all I have of her is a photo with a note scrawled on the back in French saying “I’m sorry.” The only Female Figure I had growing up is my dad’s wife who is a bleach blond with seven boob jobs. We never bonded.

I drink. I party. I meet guys.

But I wasn’t always like that.

I’ve had a string of lovers in the last few years, the worst and most recent of which was Vince Somerset. My best friend Vera was dating a guy called Rory Cansoom who is the opposite of Vince in so many ways, and yet so the same.

She and I hit the road for the summer, getting away from the two college psychos and just trying to have some fun.

But there’s a funny thing about trouble, the more you run from it, the more it finds you.

Which is when I met the Debt Collector.

It was only supposed to be sex. He made that clear. I made that clear.

That’s all it was supposed to be.

I never expected to fall in love. I never expected to fall so deeply, madly, uncomfortably in love with a man who is wrong, so wrong for me.

And yet…so unbelievably right.

Content Warning

Not intended for readers under the age of seventeen.

Genres:
New-Adult Romance
Sports Romance

Links:

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01A02LNLC
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About Rachel

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Rachel Dunning hit the scene in August 2013 and is the author of the highly praised Naive Mistakes Series, Truthful Lies Trilogy, Johnny Series and the paranormal romance series, Mind Games.

A prolific writer, she sticks to stories where Alpha Males aren’t pricks and where women have guts.

She’s lived on two different continents, speaks three different languages, and met the love of her life on the internet. In other words, romance is in her blood.

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~*~ Blog Tour ~*~ Thirst By R P Channing

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240+ Pages
WITH BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHS

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~ Kira Sutherland ~

After a near fatal accident (and getting cheated on by her ‘boyfriend’), and beating up the lead cheerleader (with whom the boyfriend cheated…), and being labeled as having ‘issues’ in her school because she, uhm, sees ghosts, Kira is left with two choices:

1) Continue her ‘therapy’ (where she’s told the ghost is a hallucination and also gets her legs ogled too often…)

Or

2) Go to Starkfield Academy, a boarding school for “Crazies and Convicts” (as the social media sites call them.)

She chooses the latter…

~ Cory Rand ~

Cory Rand has not had an easy life. His mother died in a car accident when he was twelve, and so did his mother’s best friend…sort of. You see, Janice made a promise to take care of Cory just before she died, and so she lingers. Undead. A ghost that watches out for him.

Brought up in an abusive home, Cory quickly falls into a life of disreputable behavior. After his third offense (which was prompted by a girl, as usual – he has a weakness) he’s left with two choices:

1) Be tried as an adult and share a cell with a guy named Bubba (he thinks…)

Or

2) Go to Starkfield Academy, which Cory is pretty sure is run by vampires. But, hey, at least he’ll get an education.

He chooses the latter…

It’s at Starkfield that Kira meets Cory Rand, a boy with an insatiable Rage who sees ghosts, too. As well as other things, other things from his past, things that confuse him, things like fire and witches and demons.

Things he’s always ignored.

Until now.

Book Title - Thirst Blood of my Blood

Genres:

Young Adult Romance

Paranormal Romance

High School

Vampires, Demons, Witches

Dark Fantasy

Horror

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Excerpt:

PROLOGUE

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The Puppy Eyes

My life was perfect.

I had the perfect shoes and the perfect friends and I lived in the perfect house. My nails were perfect and my hair was perfect (except on Sundays, it was always windy on Sundays) and I had the perfect clothes. My lips were a perfect red and my hair perfectly straight. My eyeshadow was perfect, my hips were…okay, and my waist…well…also okay. Nothing was wrong in my life.

But then there was Jack.

Jack was a problem.

He needed to go. I mean, when you’re dead, you’re dead! I had told him this endlessly. Somehow, Jack didn’t get it. I mean, I felt sorry for the guy. Sure. Being stuck between this life and the next. But just because I found him, does that mean I needed to keep him?

I think not!

Sadly, when Jack got that look in his eyes, that weary, almost teary (if his tear-ducts worked) look, I melted. I just couldn’t send him away. Not even Jack knew where he would go after he died.

Would he, like, die? As in — dead, nada, kaput, finito, gone, no more? Bye bye, sayonara, ciao, hasta la vista baby and all that?

I couldn’t have that on my conscience. No way.

I lay on my bed, wondering what to do about him. “Jaaaaaaack,” I hollered.

“Jaaaaaaack!”

Still no answer.

“Jack!”

Jack…materialized.

His eyes rolled down to the ground. He was making those puppy eyes again. “Jack, I told you not to do that. I told you not to play on my sympathies.”

His puppy eyes became worse.

His skin was gray and, well, dead.

“Oh, brother,” I said. “I have to do something about you. If mom finds out I have another ‘imaginary friend’ — at my age — well, I’d die of embarrassment. But, like, really die. Not like you.” I wondered about this. Would I die? Was Jack a freak accident, or did all people live on like him? Think of the cemeteries…

The idea excited me somewhat.

What would you have me do, Miss Kira?

“Knock off the Miss Kira crap. I told you it’s just Kira.”

Yes, Miss Kira.

The dead. There’s just no reasoning.

“Fine, Miss Kira it is then.” Rover barked like a lunatic in the garden. No one else might be able to see Jack, but I was sure my dog could.

“I have to do something about this,” I mumbled.

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$20 Amazon Gift Voucher Giveaway

At the back of the book there is a giveaway link. Once the book hits fifty reviews on Amazon, one of those reviewers will win a $20 (US Dollars) Amazon Gift Voucher!

Author Bio

R P Channing started writing three years ago, but never published anything even after churning out over a million words of fiction. Thirst: Blood of my Blood is the first book he dared to publish. When asked why, he said, “Because it’s the first thing I wrote that my wife actually enjoyed reading.” When not hammering away (most literally) at his keyboard, he can be found buried in a book, reading anything from romance to horror to young adult to non-fiction to comedy.

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~*~ Release Boost ~*~ Deceive (Book 2 in the Declan Reede: The Untold Story) by Michelle Irwin

 


Deceive (Book Two in the Declan Reede: The Untold Story Series)
Author: Michelle Irwin
Genre: New Adult Romance
Published: Dec 17th, 2015

 

Straighten up, pull it around, and get back on the track.
Declan Reede’s life is in a tailspin. Although he knows what he wants, he can’t see the road that will take him there. Wherever he turns, new secrets, lies, and half-truths threaten to send him crashing off-course. To deserve his family, he must fight his past mistakes and prove himself worthy.
But can someone out to deceive cost him the life he now craves?
**Due to strong language and sexual content not intended for anyone under age of 18**

Amazon –

US: http://amzn.to/1WbJbfE

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B015YBJCU8/

My Review:
Another fan-fricking-tastic instalment in The Untold Story Series, and as always were left with questions as hanging on the very edge teetering over….
We pick up where Decide finished off. Declan is still trying to put his life back together although he is his own worst enemy.
Self healing….this is a road that Declan must take, a road for forgiveness and healing past wounds.
You can feel each and every emotion he is going through and his life is far from easy. It’s heart wrenching to see how damaged and hurt Declan truly is.
Alyssa is a strong female character, her feelings for Declan have never dwindled and she can see that both her and Declan have had their share of hurt and difficulties to deal with whilst apart.
Just as things start to go his way though something always throws a wrench in his plans…literally…..
Can he finally get his life on track, personal and professional?
Will he finally get a chance to be with the family he never knew he had?
Is someone out to purposely sabotage his career & happiness in one?
I will not spoil this for anyone but the cliffhanger, boy that was some cliffhanger at the end, one that I didn’t see coming.
Now I need more……Come at me Decipher…….
If you love romances with emotion, drama and suspense you will absolutely love the Declan Reede series!
Michelle Irwin has been many things: a hobbit taking a precious item to a fiery mountain; a young child stepping through the back of a wardrobe into another land; the last human stranded not-quite-alone in space three million years in the future; and a time-travelling madman in a box. All of these feats and many more were achieved through her voracious reading. Eventually, the cast inside her mind took over and spilled onto the page.


Michelle lives in sunny Queensland in the land down under. A lover of love and overcoming the odds, she primarily writes paranormal and fantasy romance.


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~*~ New Release & Review ~*~ Fears and Scars (Damaged Hearts #2) by Emily Krat

Fears and Scars (Damaged Hearts #2)

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Blurb:

One lie can destroy everything. What will a pile of them do?

A chance encounter changed everything for Ryan and Liz. Five months later, they have an all-consuming love, a deep emotional bond, an explosive sexual chemistry, and a newfound trust. They’re engaged and on the way to their happily ever after.
The only problem is a secret from Elizabeth’s past that Ryan has been hiding.
The truth will come out. Will it set Ryan and Liz free or break them apart and destroy their dreams?
Life challenges every relationship. Ryan and Liz will learn that secrets aren’t their only problem.

“We’re strong. We’ll survive this. We can survive anything.” – Ryan.

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My Review:
Firstly I would like to give a HUGE thanks to the lovely Emily for kindly providing me with a copy of “Fears and Scars” to read and review.
I can’t remember how many times my heart broke whilst reading this, I also think I’ve over emotional because I practically cried through the whole thing…I do have the flu so I blame this for being hormonal and tanked up on medication to make me feel this way :D haha
I loved how the story picked up where it left off, they both have an undeniable connection, their love is so strong….or so they think….
The story truly does  captures just how deep their feelings go and how far they’re willing to go to protect one another.
Liz is finally happy and ready to plan her future but once again life throws a curve ball into the works
Ryan is desperate to love and protect Liz from any more hurt, Yet in doing so he risks losing the one thing he can’t live without, her love.
An emotional train wreck is the only way to describe the way this book makes you feel.
Two perfectly broken souls find the path of redemption together but can they resist the temptation of causing  further heartbreak along the way?
Fearing to trust, fearing to love only causes them anguish and pain and will only result in leaving scars.
“Let me chase away all your fears about us.
Let me kiss all the scars I left on your heart.”
Trust me, you will love this instalment. I’m being vague so I don’t spoil the story.
One thing for sure is, you will fall back in love with this couple.
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