~*~ Blog Tour ~*~ Uncovering Camila by Vivian Winslow

Book: Uncovering Camila
Author: Vivian Winslow
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Synopsis


Camila Cohen is a highly ambitious and driven third-year NYU law student who works as a part-time bartender to help pay her way through school. She prefers no-strings attached relationships, afraid that anything serious could get in the way of her goals. But when chef Eliseo Perez ditches her for a job in Miami, she realizes even a casual arrangement can leave you feeling burned. Just as Camila’s close to accepting a position at the high-powered law firm of Sullivan & Moore (more appropriately known by its initials, S & M), her uncle Arthur, the head of the Cohen Real Estate dynasty, makes a proposal that compels Camila to question the career path she’d always assumed would be right for her. As she attempts to balance her busy final year of law school with her bartending job, what should have been a random Tinder date for a hot hook-up leads to something unexpected. Meeting the incredibly brilliant and handsome Marshall James forces Camila to face her greatest fears and realize that creating a life for herself means making decisions that could potentially hurt the ones she loves.
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Elizabeth Ann Hayes writes Romance under the pen name Vivian Winslow. Elizabeth was born in San Diego, California but has spent most of her adult life as the consummate wanderer. Her nomadic life took her abroad to Paris, Madrid, London, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, and São Paulo. After eleven moves across four continents over a span of seventeen years, her journey brought her back to New York City in 2011 where, despite the chaotic pace, she’s managed to make it home for herself and her family.
Since 2014, Elizabeth has published nine novellas in her Gilded Flower Trilogies as well as two installments of Wildflowers, a New Adult series of standalone novels. These contemporary romance books are female-driven with strong, beautiful and intelligent women as well as diverse characters, reflecting her own multi-cultural heritage.


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Camila turns her body to face Marshall. Lifting her hand, she runs a finger down the side of his face. He catches her hand and trails kisses around her palm. From there he runs his tongue up her index finger and sucks. He continues to suck on her fingers relentlessly, each one stirring her craving for sex even more than the last. She smiles to herself. This dare will be far easier than I thought.
She sits astride Marshall on the bench, careful not to tear her dress. “You sure about this?” He asks.
“Why do you ask?” Camila rubs his cock from outside his trousers. “You want to hear me say that I want to be with you?”
“Yeah, I do,” he replies before crushing his lips against Camila’s. Like last time, this kiss blows her away with its intensity, as he alternates between tender caresses and biting her bottom lip. Unlike last time, there’s an undercurrent of desperation behind it because they both know the weekend will end and their City lives will resume, where neither one will be able to touch the other. Somehow that prospect of it ending before it even begins drives them further into the moment, passion superseding all reason and doubt.
Camila doesn’t speak right away. She wants her kisses to speak her desire for her. For her tongue to find his and to stroke it the way he stroked her pussy that morning in her apartment. She brings her hands to his face, gripping him with the intensity of a lover who’s saying both hello and good-bye. It’s truly liberating to own this level of freedom with someone knowing that the present is all they have. She can feel his erection grow and press against her cunt, growing slicker with every kiss and lick against her lips. Camila draws his left hand under her dress so he can feel her desire.
Marshall moans into the next kiss, taking her deeper as he buries two fingers inside of Camila. She cries out silently, only a jagged breath shattering the stillness around them. Time has literally ceased to exist in this moment between the two lovers as they continue to climb toward their mutual pleasure. Camila lowers the zipper of his pants, freeing his cock. Marshall hisses as she begins to stroke him. What he wouldn’t give to feel himself inside her warm mouth right now. He groans as he bites down on Camila’s lips, remembering how it felt when she took him deep inside her. He starts to penetrate Camila faster. He wants to fuck her this way and so many others right here on this bench. How perfect and poetic to have someone like Camila on the Baron estate where he’d lost his virginity to Dahlia, the eldest of the twin daughters, all those years ago in the pool house. To bring such light to a place that represents so many memories from his past fills him with such a sense of peace he doesn’t want it to end.
Marshall takes out his fingers and licks them before putting them in Camila’s mouth. She sucks on them hard. The idea that these fingers were just inside her pussy drives her further into her lust. She lowers herself over his cock, prepared for how deep he would go and how far it would stretch her. This time her eyes are open, watching the look of pleasure on his face as she takes him fully.
His moan is louder than it should be, but neither of them cares. She rides him slowly this time, with greater purpose than before. Each time, she wants to feel him deep inside her, and he wants to savor it too. Marshall pulls Camila tight to him, burying his groans into her mouth, his kisses conveying a warmth and gratitude for tonight, for that morning in her apartment, and for feeling so fucking good at this moment.
He buries his face in her breasts as he continues to thrust into her. Her cries match his. Both are so close to coming, but neither of them is ready to. The reality after the fact will hit them both, and they want to push it away as long as they can. Marshall wraps his arms around her tighter, unable to edge any longer. “I’m going to come,” he whispers.
Camila nods as she rides him harder, lifting herself off, and slamming down so she feels it in her G-spot. She draws a deep breath, finally reaching that deep abyss as Marshall stops thrusting and lets himself go.
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~*~ Cover Reveal ~*~ When Summer Came Calling’ a charity anthology

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When Summer Came Calling: An Anthology
A collection of lethal, lighthearted, and lustful stories perfect for lazy summer days.
Eight amazing authors have come together to create this summer anthology.
All proceeds with go to the Joyful Heart Foundation
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One Last Summer by Lottie Cannon
It was only one summer, but one she’d never forget.

Life After Marriage by Sam Destiny
You don’t stop being a woman just because you aren’t a wife any longer.

Life and Death by C.J. Hart
Summer bites. Vampires bite harder.

The Secret to Balance by Michelle Irwin
A chance find might just change him forever.

A Love Forever Unheard by Jesse Lorenzo (formerly Lady J)
Here’s to that one summer that changed everything.

Camp Nightmare by Franny Marie
Summer is the perfect season for serial killers.

The Lies We Tell by Shelby Reeves
When faced with a choice, which path should you take?

Forgotten Piece of Memory by Jamie Summer
It was a night to remember – but what do you do if the memories are gone?

 

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~*~ Review ~*~ Angeldust (Dark Angel #5) by Hanna Peach

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The thrilling conclusion to the Dark Angel series…

Everything about Michael’s dark plan has been hidden – until now. On an island off the coast of Egypt, a fourth Seraphim city has been discovered; a city that doesn’t appear on any Seraphim map. This city is hidden, the air smells of blood and there is something very, very wrong with the inhabitants.

Back at Castle Speranza, while Alyx is off uncovering the secret of Raphael’s charm, someone will betray her in the worst possible way…

Michael now has everything he needs. Will Alyx be able to stop Michael? Or could this be the end of the world as we know it?

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My Review:

WOW!

What a conclusion to a fantastic series, but is this truly the end, or only the beginning?

Alyx, Israel and the rest of the Freethinker community is on the run.

They are looking for a place to lie low after the attacks on their community and the ultimate defeat of Samyara

Alyx and Israel have been on a long journey and understand that they are both a big part of bringing Michael down. They both stepped up, faced each challenge and never backed down when it counted. They are still fiercely passionate about one another and it was beautiful to see their love continuously grow.

We have Michael building a secret army on a secret island, there’s something different about this lot though and makes you realise just how long plans have been in motion. We really get to see Michael at his most evil, he will stop at nothing to make his plans happen. You would think that he would have no more tricks up his sleeve…but you would be wrong and that just adds more excitement and mystery to the story.

Alyx together with Israel and the rest of the Freethinkers are determined to stop this pointless and dangerous exercise. They are faced with constant obstacles and Michael’s magic is proving to be quite a challenge. He uses lies, deceit and threats to convince his followers that he is doing the right thing.

When the odds are stacked against you and there’s not much hope….who do you trust? And will love conquer all?

All the characters, some of the world building, it all comes to a head in the perfect way.

Fair warning though have your tissues ready. This is a war and with war there’s losses

This was by far the best book and concludes the series wonderfully however………YOU, yes you Peach, made my cry, like UGLY cried!!!! Seriously!

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~*~ New Release & Review ~*~ Secrets Of The Gargoyles (Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles #3) by Rebecca Chastain

Secret of the Gargoyles

I place the lives of all gargoyles into your hands with what I am about to tell you…

In her brief career as a gargoyle healer, Mika Stillwater has faced some daunting challenges, but none have stumped her—until now. A strange sickness infects a handful of gargoyles in Terra Haven, rendering them comatose and paralyzed. Worse, the cure she seeks is shrouded in the gargoyles’ mysterious culture and the secret they guard with their lives.

Gaining the gargoyles’ trust is only the first step. To save the sick gargoyles, Mika must embark on a perilous mission into the heart of deadly wild magic to a place no human has ever survived…

The captivating conclusion to the Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles trilogy, Secret of the Gargoyles will charm readers of all ages, especially those who love extraordinary magic and endearing gargoyles.

Amazon, US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FPX3VYS

Amazon, Everywhere:  http://smarturl.it/SecretGargoyles

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My Review:

Firstly I would like to give a HUGE thanks to Rebecca Chastain for kindly providing me with a copy of this new release to read and review.

I loved every moment reading this book and can’t beleive this was the final one….or is it?

Mika Stillwater, Gargoyle Healer & Gargoyle Guardian is no stranger when throwing herself into the middle of quests especially ones that threaten the lives of her fellow Gargoyle community.

The curse of the stoned Gargoyles has Mika stumped, she’s practically tried everything, all the magical cures she can possible think of.

Since Elsa’s breakdown in the park, Mika has been watched under the carefull eye of Celeste-the Gargoyle from the first book – why is she so keen to watch Mika now? Does she know the Gargoyle Mika has been trying to cure?

After Mika learns a few truths about the Gargoyles heritage and where they come from when hatchlings, the truth hits home to Mika and saving the lives of the 7 dormant turned stone Garygoyles this mission has taking on a whole new level.

She needs help, needs more magic than she can manage……who better to assist (if that’s what were calling it) than non other hot and fiery Marcus…yep you heard me….ooo things are about to become hot, fiery and potentially life threatening.

Can Mika figure out the cure with the help of Marcus, Celester & Oliver?

Can she succeed? or will she risk her life half-hazardly yet again?

Will sparks fly between Mika & Marcus?

Truly a great read abd finale to this series. I’ll be said that there isn’t no more to follow.

I would definately recommend to those who like reading light paranormal stories.

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Rebecca Chastain’s bio:

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Rebecca Chastain is the international bestselling author of the Madison Fox, Illuminant Enforcer series and the Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles, among others works. She has found seven four-leaf clovers to date, won a purebred Arabian horse in a drawing, and once tamed a blackbird for a day. Writing stories designed to amuse and entertain has been her passion since she was eleven years old. She lives in Northern California with her wonderful husband and three bossy cats.

Here are a few places you can find Rebecca on the Internet:

Website: http://www.rebeccachastain.com

Newsletter: http://www.rebeccachastain.com/fantasy-newsletter/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rebeccachastainnovels

Twitter: @Author_Rebecca or https://twitter.com/Author_Rebecca

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5660379.Rebecca_Chastain

Enter to win 1 of 5 copies of the complete Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles trilogy: http://www.rebeccachastain.com/secret-of-the-gargoyles-release-blitz/

~*~ New Release & Review ~*~ Moon Mark (Mark #2) by Scarlett Dawn

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Subject Name: Madeline Faire
Race: Human
Sex: Female
Age: 22
Designation: Prisoner
Temperament: Curious

When natural disaster strikes Joyal, Madeline is tossed from her planet into the hands of the Kireg. Madeline has always feared the Kireg, an alien who can bend—or snap—a mind with only a thought. What she found on their home planet is even more frightening. Civil unrest has exploded and enemies are everywhere. But the one thing she never expected to find was her mate, the rebellion leader who started the war.

*THIS IS A STANDALONE NOVELLA WITHIN THE MARK SERIES*

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My Review:

Firstly I would like to give a HUGE thanks to the lovely Scarlett Dawn for kindly providing me with a copy of Moon Mark to read and review.

Once again Dawn sweeps us away to the worlds of Joyal and Kireg with Moon Mark, a novella standalone that coincides within the Mark series.

Madeline Faire is training as a scientist when the tidal wave hits Joyal, wiping out a good portion of their population. She is then pulled from Joyal in a lottery and given to the Kireg who are in the middle of a civil war. A planet inhabited by beings with superior strength and the ability to read and control minds. Madeline is fearful but inquisitive, making her stand out from the other humans taken to Kireg.

Madeline’s wit and spunk will only get her so far, but becoming someone’s mate was never part of the plan. Like Braita, she’s innocent and naive when it comes to relationships but her curiosity in how relationships work endear her to others.

Geo, the Kireg rebellion leader, up and coming King, is a tough one to like in the beginning. He is powerful, calculated, and intimidating, yet he is gentle. He’s fighting the Dynasty for the freedom of all people on Kireg. How could you not like that?!

“I attempted to calm my hatred of him, pressing my thoughts to turn logical. To look at the Kireg’s position in life the authority he held with a firm hand. This man was a powerful individual every Kireg and Human would need on their side if we ever got out of here. He had the experience in battle and warfare. This Kireg knew how to win a war. He knew how to exact revenge without his emotions getting in the way. And the civil war would continue if we escaped this hell hole. My jaw clenched, and my eyes stung with unshed tears. The decision was eay. While I wanted to save my own life…this bastard was the person I was actually saving. A man I hated with every fiber of my being. And I was going to save him. Save Him” ~ Madeline

Dawns’ characters have depth and her storylines are complex, but in the most incredible way.

There is several layers to each installment, and certainly plenty of action.

Moon Mark is full of adventure, drama and a whole lot of hot.

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~*~ Review ~*~ Angelblood (Dark Angel #4) by Hanna Peach

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Seven days…

Israel seems…different since he came out of his coma. His life has been saved but Alyx had to make a deal with the devil to do so. She has to hand Israel over to Lucifer unless she finds a way to defeat Samyara. But to do this Alyx will need Israel and Jordan, the two men fighting for her heart, to work together. Can they put aside their differences long enough to defeat Samyara?

Seven days until Israel is sentenced to Hell. Seven days to find Samyara. Seven days to raise an army.

This will be Alyx’s greatest battle yet.

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My Review:

After Alyx made a deal with the devil you knew that in order to save Israel a fantastic yet dangerous adventure was going to happen.

Alyx is feisty, a warrior in every since of the word, and she is determined to die before she will let Israel go to Hell. But in this installment she is also confused and hurt. She loves two men and her heart is torn.

She hurts for Israel, knowing that once he finds out it will break him, and she’s angry with Jordan for not telling her when he found out that her memory was gone but she also hurts for him as well. She hurts for herself too, knowing that no matter what her choice is, omeone she loves will be be devastated and hurt.

This was a HUGE dent in their relationship.

Where do they go from here?

Who will Alyx choose?

Israel or Jordan?

Hybrid vs Rouge Seraphim?

There was so much going on in this book: suspense, plotting and nonstop action!!

There were some fairy tales spun into a section of the book and it was amusing to see them as badasses; it was a part of the book that I really enjoyed!

I did find at times my heart stopping and having read the first three books I thought that I wouldn’t be put on the edge of my seat, but boy was I wrong. It’s like you are really there with the characters in the book – sensational.
There are quite a few surprises that the readers would really enjoy and be eager to find out.

This book also sees the start of an inevitable relationship for Cleo who made a brief appearance before.

With book four many questions got answered and new questions created.

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~*~ Review ~*~ Dark Angel Box Set 1-3: Angelfire, Angelstone, Angelsong (Dark Angel #1-3) by Hanna Peach

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This is a box set of books 1-3 of the Dark Angel YA fantasy series: Angelfire, Angelstone, Angelsong.

A gifted mortal. His angel Guardian. A love written in the stars.

Forget everything you know about angels.

You’ll likely find Alyxandria slicing demons with her blades rather than plucking at harp strings. Whether it’s with weapons, unarmed or with the “borrowed magics” of distilled angel-blood tattoos, she trains harder than any other Seraphim warrior to prove she is nothing like her parents who abandoned her to become Rogues.

When Alyx starts displaying the signs of a strange new magic, most don’t believe her and no one has answers for her. The web of lies she uncovers will shatter her world and she’ll be forced to risk everything for Israel, a gifted mortal she barely knows.

Alyx and Israel will soon realize that their destinies are inexplicably tied – and that their choices will determine the fate of Earth itself.

It begins in Angelfire.

The series is now complete! Angelblood (Dark Angel #4) and Angeldust (Dark Angel #5) and both out now (not included in this box set).

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My Reviews:

Angelfire #1

Alyxandria – AKA Alyx is a Lightwarrior, not particularly gifted but nonetheless she is an exceptional fighter. She has a troubled past, is stubborn and kicks more ass often than not. Still, its nice to see her flaws and weaknesses. Though Alyx has a very strong ‘voice’ throughout Angelfire, she can be indecisive and too trusting at times. Even within this low class system of Angels she is an outsider. Abandoned by her rogue parents she feels she must always work harder than every one else to prove her worth.

Alyx has been having visions of a man who is going around killing Darkened (demon spirits who possess human bodies) and through this link she develops a bond, later on in the book we find this is called a Guardian-Bond.

This bond is a rare thing to happen and with that comes emotions and feelings she doesn’t understand. The night she feels him in danger and flies to rescue him marks the night that everything in Alyx’s world is turned upside down. She finds out that those she has trusted all her life have lied to her, and in the biggest way possible. She learns that the teachings her Elders/Leaders have taught her have been fabricated and beneath it all is she starts to uncover an evil plot and betrayers are found in every corner.

Alyx is at the very centre of it.

The Blood Tattoos were an interesting concept that I really liked. The angels tattoo themselves with the ink of another Angel so that they can use different magics that may not be in the bloodline. The author even writes small paragraphs in between chapters to detail the use of each magic and I found it really helpful in grasping the whole Angel/magic idea.

Alyx is strong, brave and fights to do what she feels right at the time. Peach has developed her character incredibly well, here we have a delicate little warrior who is beautiful inside and out. She stands tall in the middle of chaos and runs head first towards challenges, who is loyal and passionate about every decision she makes, who inspires others around her to become better.

Israel, the guy she is Guardian-Bonded with is entwined with her destiny completely.

I enjoyed this book from cover to cover. There are plenty of lies, deception, action and of course lust. Just when I thought I knew what was going to happen, BAM – Peach would throw in a twist which would take us in a different direction. There were times I was saying “Don’t do it!” and the characters would, of course do it – Totally frustrating!!!!!

Angelfire was an entertaining read and I can’t wait to see what happens next because that ending left me craving more!!

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Angelstone #2

Angelstone is the second instalment of the Dark Angel Series and one that I’m hooked on and I get happy-1clicking when I’m hooked on a series, so much so I’ve gone and bought the final 2 books to end this series. Although I can’t wait to finish this I’m apprehensive at the same time.

Alyx, Israel, Jordan & Mini have all escaped with their lives but not to safety, not yet – for their battle is only at the beginning.

Alyx is struggling with her feelings for Israel and even though she ended it at the end of book one, she finds it hard to shut her emotions down. Whilst Israel’s heart and attention seems to be solely on Adere – thus leaving Alyx to believe Israel can never truly be hers  – tangling her thoughts and emotions.

Jordan further complicates matters when he reveals he wants Alyx for himself.

Who will Alyx choose?

The mortal vs The Rogue Seraphim

Dealing with robberies around the world, black stone seems to be the only thing missing from those places, this of course is lethal to the seraphim as it slows down the healing process they have. On top of that, Samyara is planning something huge with his army and he wants the Blood Prophecy to take place soon, it would seem he will stop at nothing to get what he wants and by no means will try any trick in the trade at getting it.

This was a great sequel, the action and plot really got into the swing of things and kept my interest all the way through. I really liked Alyx & Israel’s progression as characters both as a pair and alone. Alyx, whilst still kick ass, showed a softer more vulnerable side as her emotions came to the forefront, she is finally realising and coming to terms with the depth of her feelings she has for Israel, she even took on a maternal role towards little Mini…..maybe they will be little pitter patter of feet in future books 😉

I really, really, really look forward to the third book with anticipation

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Angelsong #3

Angelsong picks up exactly where Angelstone left off, Israel is very close to death due to the demon poisoned blade he took to the back for his old friend Adere-as an act of love this would free her of the darkened who was possessing her body. Unfortunately this now leave Alyx desperate. She has to find a cure to the poison that is slowly killing Israel.

Its all becoming too much for Alyx and while she is distracted by her fear and helplessness, her memories of loving Israel are stolen. At first, it helps her to make tough & right decisions….but it also opens the door to other feelings to manifest for another person – the rogue seraphim Jordan

Jordan has always cared for Alyx, always wanted her and now Alyx is noticing him. She seems to be seeing him clearly- why the sudden change in her feelings?

Their feelings for each other are believable and Alyx gets from him the opposite of what Israel offered. Where Israel longed to be the one that protected Alyx, longed to be the strong one, the hero, Jordan understands her strength and trusts it. He doesn’t hold her back but encourages her to embrace it.

When so many things can go wrong & the life of her beloved on the line, can Alyx make it?

Can she overcome the many obstacles in her way?

Angelsong was remarkable… to put it quite simply.

It has everything I love from the paranormal world.

We travel to numerous destinations and into the dreamscape once again 🙂

The characters are great and the plot was well planned out.

A great and must read!

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~*~ Blog Tour ~*~ Damaged Hearts Duet Box Set by Emily Krat


Title: Damaged Hearts Duet (Box Set)

Author: Emily Krat
Genre: Contemporary Romance
A girl fighting her way through the darkness.
A sexy business tycoon on a revenge mission.
Meet Elizabeth Williams. She is at the airport on an important work assignment. If everything goes smoothly, after three years of hard work, she’ll get a promotion and a much-needed raise. Elizabeth is putting her life back on track after it was ripped out from under her feet four years ago when she lost her parents along with all her dreams. Standing here, she believes her life is going to change for the better any moment now. Nothing can go wrong, right? 

 

Meet Ryan Price. Hot CEO who came to Moscow on business. Right now, Ryan is standing at the airport looking at a ‘present’ from his brother, judging by the sign a beautiful young woman is holding. Damn his brother for not cancelling this arrangement as Ryan asked. 

 

Miscommunications and misunderstandings, and a love story begins.

 

There will be a scary flight, lovely breakfasts, long evening conversations, sharing a secret or two, discovering one another, a lot of laughter, tender moments and some tears, a fight and, of course, the I-am-ready-for-the-end-of-the-world kiss. 

 

Somewhere along the way, they won’t be able to fight their feelings any longer. 

 

For the first time in his life, Ryan will experience a different shade of lust. And for the first time in her life, Elizabeth will have to trust despite all of the times she has been hurt. 

 

Will these two wounded lost souls find love, peace and comfort in each other or will they just break each other more? Is it a train wreck of a love story or a happily ever after?

Buy your copy TODAY!

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EXCERPT

I manage to make only a couple of steps when Ryan catches me around the elbow and turns me to face him. I don’t even have time to react when he crushes me to him, lifts my face to his, and kisses me hard.
Ryan kisses me like he’s never kissed me before. With desperation, as if he’d die if he stops. His lips and tongue are demanding, hungry, almost bruising. It’s not the tentative, reclaiming kiss I expected us to have after so many months apart. No. This is a devouring, claiming, and merciless kiss. It’s an I-hate-seeing-other-men-touch-you, why-are-you-fighting-us, every-second-without-you-is-torture kiss.
Feeling fire running through my veins, I bring my hands up to cup his jaw and kiss him back with everything I am. Even if I’m not ready to admit it, being without Ryan has been an insufferable anguish for me too. No matter how hard I try to deny it, my heart still wants him with every beat it takes.
I don’t even care that we’re making a scene when my hands roam over his hard body, grabbing and squeezing.
When our lips finally part, we stare at each other, his breaths as labored as my own. I swallow. Neither of us moves as tension zings between us.
Shit, what have I done?
In a poor attempt at protecting my heart, I take a step away from Ryan and murmur, “You shouldn’t have done that.”
His jaw clenches and his eyes fill with a rush of remorse.
“I’m sorry. I shouldn’t … God, I’m such a fucking asshole. I’m really sorry.”
No, I didn’t mean that. I want you to do it again. No. I don’t.
God, I’m a mess.
“It’s okay. I mean … I did kiss you back. I…” My stammering will cost me.
His expression suddenly relaxes and a bit of a triumph flashes in his eyes. “You did.”
He cups my cheek, his thumb tracing the line of my jaw. “Let me chase away all your fears about us. Let me kiss all the scars I left on your heart.”
He’s so earnest in his plea.
“Ryan …” I whisper, feeling the walls I’ve built to protect myself crack with his every word. And his expression. God, I’m drowning in the depths of the emotions pouring out of his green eyes.
“Being apart from you, thinking I’d never hold you like this again has been hell.”
Holy, sweet Lord. What is he doing to me?
Radiating agony streams from him. “Never again I’ll make a choice for you or demean your opinion. I promise to always respect your wishes and your freedom to make decisions for yourself. No matter how strong my feelings for you are, it doesn’t give me the right to decide for you.” He pauses and gathers a deep breath. “It took me a long time to realize we have nothing without trust. I know that now. I’ll never make the same mistake again, Liz. Let me make good on every broken promise. Let me dry every precious tear you shed for me.”
He leans down, his lips hovering over mine, and whispers across my mouth. “Elizabeth, please, forgive me.”
His plea wraps around my heart and squeezes, taking my breath away. I push back the tears.
God, I dreamed about this moment for so long. Now it’s here, and I’m stunned and lost.
Before I can form a coherent thought, his lips are on mine again. This kiss is different. It’s loving and slow and begs for forgiveness. And it ends too soon.
“I know your friends are waiting for you. Call me when you’re ready for me to be in your life again. I’ll be waiting. No matter how long it takes.”
Wait. What?
My emotions choke me as I watch Ryan walk down the hall and away from me. He disappears from view, leaving me in such a state that I can hardly string two cohesive thoughts together.
Who does that? Who leaves like that? Asshole.
He was right to leave. His presence, his kisses and touches make me defenseless. I promised myself not to be so easily dazzled again, yet here I am trembling with lips swollen from his kisses. My heart thuds uncontrollably in my chest, and the urge to run after him chokes me.
I draw in a deep, steadying breath.
There are two options here. I can ask him to leave my life for good or take a leap of faith and try to make this work between us.
What do I do?

Always an avid reader who consumes whole books in a single day, Emily Krat is ecstatic to now be on the other side of the page. For her writing stories and developing ideas for novels is a true passion and a dream come true. Emily is a chocolate junkie, “Grey’s Anatomy” fan, and admirer of good music. She loves summer rains, warm blankets on cold winter nights, as well as traveling, sleeping in late (whick happens almost never), watching TV shows, and baking. When she’s not writing or rewriting, she loves spending time with family and friends.
 
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~*~ New Release & Review ~*~ Curse of the Gargoyles (Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles #2) by Rebecca Chastain

Curse of the Gargoyles

Mika was trying to save a gargoyle, not doom the world…

Mika Stillwater isn’t known for her skills with combat magic. As a gargoyle healer, she spends her days mending broken appendages and curing illnesses in the living-quartz bodies of Terra Haven’s gargoyles. But when a squad of the city’s elite Federal Pentagon Defense warriors requests her assistance in freeing a gargoyle ensnared in a vicious invention, Mika jumps into the fray.

No one could have predicted that her involvement would ignite a chain reaction set to destroy the city, the world, and magic itself.

Brimming with epic magic and loveable gargoyles, Curse of the Gargoyles is the second story in the mesmerizing Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles trilogy. Fantasy fans young and old will delight in this highly original world and exciting, action-packed adventure.

Book Links:

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FPWWO1K

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01FPWWO1K

Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01FPWWO1K

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01FPWWO1K

My Review:

I would like to give Chastain a HUGE thanks for providing me with copies of books 1 & 2 to read and review..

Now hold onto your clothes as we’re about to embark on a fiery mission….

Mika has discovered her special skills as a gargoyle healer , and now she’s been putting them to good use by helping the city’s gargoyles, make sure they are fit and healthy….that is of course until she gets a request from the FPD squad asking for her help in healing a Gargoyle in the central park.

Unfortunately the gargoyle in question has been linked into a spell that becomes highly destructive and unstable .

Mika has so much courage that even though she’s inexperienced compared to the FPD she is working with she manages to hold her own fort, she also has an instinctive way about her when it comes to using the quartz element, it truly makes her outstanding when it comes to helping gargoyles in need.

I loved Oliver too, he’s such a free-spirited Gargoyle who thrives in adventure and doesn’t like being tied down to one spot…..well one that doesn’t involve Mika anyway.

Can both Mika and the FPD squad find a way to break it?

Or will the whole city be destroyed in the fallout.

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Book One

Magic of the Gargoyles

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Blurb:

Mika Stillwater is a mid-level earth elemental with ambitions of becoming a quartz artisan, and her hard work is starting to get noticed. But when a panicked baby gargoyle bursts into her studio, insisting Mika is the only person she’ll trust with her desperate mission, Mika’s carefully constructed five-year plan is shattered.

Swept into the gritty criminal underworld of Terra Haven, Mika must jeopardize everything she’s worked so hard for to save the baby gargoyle from the machinations of a monster—and to stay alive…

My Review:

Firstly I would like to give a HUGE thanks to Chastain for kindly providing me with copies of books one & two to read and review.

Mika Stillwater is an elemental who has mad skills in working with gems especially quartz. She has been slaving away where she is currently working but now has a chance to work for herself and open up her own shop if she can just finish up some vials for a client at a prestigious firm. She has half of her work complete so it should be simple for her to complete this task right?

All is going well until a hatchling gargoyle literally lands in her apartment and desperately pleads for her help in rescuing her kidnapped siblings.

Together with her friend Kylie they try to think of a plan to rescue them before they are sold to people who want them for their own selfish dark magic reasons.

But to do so would cost Mika all her life savings and her dream, maybe even her life!

She would be up against stronger forces than her magic, can she defeat them or will she be defeated.

I loved the plot. I loved everything about this book.

The writing is excellent, the pace is quick.

There’s no major info dumps or things to side track you.

A great story that mixes elemental magic with gargoyles, whipped into a cocktail of suspense.

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Book Three

Secret of the Gargoyles

Pre-Order links:

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FPX3VYS

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01FPX3VYS

Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01FPX3VYS

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01FPX3VYS

Rebecca Chastain’s bio:

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Rebecca Chastain is the international bestselling author of the Madison Fox, Illuminant Enforcer series and the Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles, among others works. She has found seven four-leaf clovers to date, won a purebred Arabian horse in a drawing, and once tamed a blackbird for a day. Writing stories designed to amuse and entertain has been her passion since she was eleven years old. She lives in Northern California with her wonderful husband and three bossy cats.

Here are a few places you can find Rebecca on the Internet:

Website: http://www.rebeccachastain.com

Newsletter: http://www.rebeccachastain.com/fantasy-newsletter/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rebeccachastainnovels

Twitter: @Author_Rebecca or https://twitter.com/Author_Rebecca

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5660379.Rebecca_Chastain

~*~ Blog Tour ~*~ The Shadow & Ink Series By Nikki Rae

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Book One Synopsis:
The Crow Box (The Shadow & Ink Series, Book One)
The small wooden box is dirty, the size of a human fist, and sealed with wax. When Corbin takes it upon herself to clean it and break the seal, a voice she has tried to ignore gathers strength. Shadows play on the walls at night, and with a family history of mental illness, Corbin fears the worst. But the voice tells her it is real. That its name is Six and it will prove it in time.
Drawn to this mysterious entity, Corbin isn’t sure what to believe and the line between reality and her imagination blurs more every day.
Some doors should not be opened; can this one be closed?
imaginary friend
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Book Two Synopsis:
The Snake Den (The Shadow & Ink Series, Book Two)
The box has opened a door to the dark place where the voice Corbin hears dwells. Not only that, but she’s brought it forth in human form, into her world, into the light. But others have been alerted to her existence, and Six is only the beginning of the imaginary becoming real. Torn between her love for Six and wanting a normal life, Corbin must decide if she should live in the light or hide in the dark.
never never never
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Bio:

Nikki Rae is an independent author who lives in New Jersey. She explores human nature through fiction, concentrating on making the imaginary as real as possible. Her genres of choice are mainly dark, scary, romantic tales, but she’ll try anything once. When she is not writing, reading, or thinking, you can find her spending time with animals, drawing in a quiet corner, or studying people. Closely.