~*~ Cover Reveal ~*~ 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?
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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.
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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.

~*~ New Release ~*~ Animal By Nikki Rae

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Synopsis:
Ava has spent her life running from the monsters that lurk in the shadows, always the prey. She finally thinks she can settle down, have a normal life, and work on not being so scared of the world around her. That is until she runs into her worst fear.He has finally found the potential family he has always wanted. All he has to do is make his little bird sing. Will Ava escape with her humanity intact?
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My Review:
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Firstly I want to thank the lovely Nikki Rae for kindly providing me with a copy of “Animal” to read and review.
I absolutely LOVED this book, I’ve read a few of Nikki’s book’s now and I’m addicted….she won’t be able to get rid of me as a review any time soon now!
The whole prospect of “Animal” caught my eye with the blurb and of course the cover is eye catching also.
Having lost her family when she was young, Ava is on the run. Her only family is her cousin who is currently miles away from her.
Living a double life when they were younger both Ava & Toni were brought up to fear “Vampires”, there parents created a business to help those vampires who wanted to turn their life around, to be good…
Is there so such thing as a good vampire?
“I am a cage in search of a bird” – Franz Kafka
Ava loves animals and had worked in pet stores throughout her moving around countries. It’s here she first meets Evan. He came in looking for a pet for someone else, Michael…..
I had a thing for Evan, believe it or not….I was originally in two minds….but towards the end….he won me over
“Michael didn’t expect me to care. He didn’t expect me to reach out my shaking hand and move his face closer to mine. He probably didn’t believe that someone so scared would be capable of kissing him. A mouse kissing a snake’s scaly lips, praying she wouldn’t be devoured. “
Michael has been searching for Ava for a long time.
He has finally found her and he wants her for his own. He plans to eventually turn her and make her his family.
Can she obey Michael and be his pet Animal?
Can both Ava & Evan, be free from Michaels evil clutches?
A fight for domination
A fight for freedom
A fight for Humanity
and of course
A fight for life….. what will come of Eva….
I loved every moment of this book, there was so much depth and realism to it that it made the characters stand out , they became real to me.
I loved that we got to see Myles again in this book, if you’ve read Rae’s books, than you’ll know that Myles is in Rae’s Sunshine series. The Sunshine series resolves around Myles and his story between him, a girl named Sophie and of course the torment that came from Michael.
Definitely worth the read….is there more to this series to come? I’m not quite sure, but I’d be glad if there is.
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~*~ Cover Reveal ~*~ Animal By Nikki Rae

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Synopsis:
Ava has spent her life running from the monsters that lurk in the shadows, always the prey. She finally thinks she can settle down, have a normal life, and work on not being so scared of the world around her. That is until she runs into her worst fear.

He has finally found the potential family he has always wanted. All he has to do is make his little bird sing. Will Ava escape with her humanity intact?

~*~ New Release & Review ~*~ The Donor By Nikki Rae

The Donor (The Donor #1)

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This is a serial novella that will be told in parts about the length of a short story (20-30 pages)
Blurb:Casey Williams and her family are poor. Her parents work non-stop and so does she, just so they can keep the trailer roof from leaking.They’re getting by fine enough when the headaches start. Then there’s the nosebleeds. And the inevitable medical bills.

Fortunately for Casey, there’s MyTrueMatch.com: an exclusive, quick, and almost easy way to pay it all back before her parents even have to know.

All she has to do is give a man she’s never met whatever he wants from her body.

Inside or out.

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My Review:
The Donor (Part 1) by Nikki Rae is the first part of a serial novella. It is very short but leaves you wanting more, more, more!Casey Williams is 18 years old and lives in a run down trailer with her parents. Her father had a serious accident so every penny goes to paying his medical bills.
It’s amazing what people will do when they have nothing left to lose and that definitely seems to be the case for Casey when she joins an unusual online match site.
I think that the slow reveal of information gives the reader a lot of time to come up with their own conclusions. But when you get the answers, don’t be surprised if you are wrong 😉
I can’t wait for part two! I’m so curious what will happen with Casey and Jonah!
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The Donor (The Donor #2)

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Blurb:
When Casey joined MYTrueMatch.com, she never imagined she would meet a man who not only helps her pay the bills, but has been nothing but a gentleman.As the nose bleeds make way for worse symptoms, Casey can’t help the feelings she has for Jonah, despite how he may never return them. And he’s been keeping things from her. Big things. How does he make his money, and who is that girl in the picture?
With the clock ticking, can she find the answers she’s looking for?
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My Review:
Picking up from where Part one left off, we are faced with the true nature of Casey’s choices…
Nikki deals with the very real and difficult decisions her characters have to make, while allowing us to get to know them better. I love how you really get in close with the characters and you can see where they both come from. At the same time, you also get to understand where they’re both coming from.
It is an intensely emotional ride, even considering the short page length.
The suspense and foreboding that constantly fills Casey and Jonah’s story keeps me on the edge of my seat with not knowing what will come next. I very much look forward to the conclusion of this story and for me part three can’t come fast enough!
This is definitely a story that will stay with me for a long, long while.
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The Donor (Part Three)

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Blurb:
Casey may have not known what was in store for her when she met Jonah Black on MyTrueMatch.com, but now that she’s with him, life has become even more unexpected. She’s discovered someone else in the picture and now she cannot figure out how she fits into the puzzle.Convinced that he doesn’t need her, Casey is torn between giving up and doing whatever it takes to help her family. But Jonah, it turns out, needs her more than she knows.Time is something neither of them have.
Can they hold each other together as the clock runs out?

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WOW

I soooooo wasn’t expecting that. It’s not the job of the author to please the each and every reader but to please the wills and needs of the characters. In the end, this was a tragically beautiful ending to a compelling and heart-wrenchingly story.

Things just aren’t as they seem right? Who is this high class looking hooker that is all over Jonah? And where did all of Casey’s things go? She found a sanctuary before she died isn’t that what we all hope for? I think so. And it was going to be seemingly ripped away from her

Both Casey and Jonah have been dealt tough hands in life. Neither of their futures turning out the way that they might have anticipated. But fate brought them together because they needed each other. They met at a time in their lives when they needed each other most.

It’s like there is 2 story paths running, alternating in sections. We would read part from the present, then flip to an event that happened in the past, then back to the present again. It helped to draw out the final moments of this book. Just when it got to the part where everyones fate was decided, it would flip back in time. I was practically biting my nails off wondering what was happening.

The ending is what left me struggling for ages. I wasn’t sure what I felt. I wanted to think it was the best way for it to end. But, i’m still a little torn…

It was definitely a shocker for me, but I feel a little sad still. I won’t say anymore, as I don’t want to spoil this for anyone who is yet to see, how this amazing novella series finishes. This book is awesome and definitely something completely unique and different. I’m so glad I got to read this!

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~*~ Cover Reveal ~*~ The Donor By Nikki Rae

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Synopsis:Casey Williams and her family are poor. Her parents work non-stop and so does she, just so they can keep the trailer roof from leaking.
They’re getting by fine enough when the headaches start. Then there’s the nosebleeds. And the inevitable doctor’s bills.
Fortunately for Casey, there’s MyTrueMatch.com: an exclusive, quick, and almost easy way to pay it all back before her parents even have to know.
All she has to do is give a man she’s never met whatever he wants from her body.

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Author Bio:
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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.
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Review ~ Sun Poisoned (Sunshine #2) By Nikki Rae

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Blurb:

Sophie’s life has changed. She’s moved to New York, she’s playing music for new people, and she’s making new friends. Then there’s Myles, and the fact that he is now her boyfriend—and everyone knows it.

She’s not exactly normal, living in a half-human, half-vampire world, but she’s finally, truly happy. However, some parts of Sophie and Myles’ old lives still hide in the dark, waiting for the right opportunity to strike.

Sophie’s having nightmares again, but they aren’t about her; Myles is hiding something as well, something Sophie isn’t sure she wants to know.

And one lie will change everything.

No matter how hard she tries to cover up the marks her monsters have left behind, they never truly go away, and Myles’ monsters are no different.

Once again, Sophie’s caught between life and death, but this time, only she can save herself.

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I would like to thank Nikki again for kindly providing me with a copy of Sun Poisoned to read and review ❤

So we know that Myles is a vampire and has fallen for the lovely Sophie. Sophie and her band move to New York to kick start their music career, with the help of Myles.

Under the assumption that all is hunky dory, Sophie feels like she can move on with her life….stop running from those who wish to harm her…..was she true to believe this?

“I understand how a monster can live inside of a person, dormant until something happens in that person’s life that makes it come out. I’ve always had to live with my monsters”

When her world comes crashing down around her Sophie doesn’t know who she can turn turn. She can’t seem to trust those closest to her…those who she thought she could…..have lied to her…..will they do it again

“Lies are like poison. If you get a little bit in your system, it spreads until it destroys whatever relationship you had”

When both Sophie & Myles’s past come back to haunt them and finish what they started….can all be saved again…..

Things seem to be going from BAD to WORSE for poor Sophie and she’s left with only x2 options…..

which will she choose?

Life

or

Death

Bring on Sun Damage!!!

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About The Author:

Nikki Rae is a writer who lives in New Jersey. As an independent author, she has appeared numerously on Amazon Best Seller lists and she concentrates on making her imaginary characters as real as possible. Nikki writes 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.

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Review ~ Sunshine (Sunshine #1) By Nikki Rae

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18 year old Sophie Jean is pretty good at acting normal. Sure, she’s not exactly happy, but happiness is nothing compared to being like everyone else. She can pretend she’s not allergic to the sun. She can hide what her ex-boyfriend did to her. She can cover up the scars she’s made for herself. Ignore anything. Forget anything. Then Myles enters her life, and he has more than a few secrets of his own. When accident after accident keeps happening to Sophie, she can’t help noticing that he’s everywhere. That he knows too much. That she’s remembering too much.

It’s one thing covering up her own dark past, but does she really need to worry about people finding out just how much Myles likes her? Or that despite how much she doesn’t want to repeat past mistakes, she kind of likes him back? Not to mention the fact that she now has to conceal that Myles drinks blood-that he says he’s about four hundred years old.

She almost forgot about that part.

But Sophie has no plans to ruin the normal life she has created for herself. She can deal with this little glitch, no problem. Even if word has gotten around to the wrong vampire about Sophie and Myles, even if she’s putting the few people she loves at risk. Suddenly, those who were monsters before are just people, and the monsters? They’re real. Now being a normal human being is the least of her problems.

Now she has to stay alive.

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Firstly I would like to thank Nikki for kindly providing me with a copy of Sunshine to read and review ❤

I loved every moment of this book, there was so much depth and realism to it that it made the characters stand out , they became real to me.

I loved the cover image too, the way Rae describes Sophie, the cover captures it…

I will be honest it did start a little slow, but that was quickly rectified, there were “some” grammatical issues within this, but like I”ve said before, I can turn a blind eye when it involves a good storyline!

Sophie has not only been through alot in her younger years, she is STILL going through tough times, she’s still reeling from her turmoil and it’s getting much worse.

“Monsters can live inside a person. Sometimes they know about it. More often they don’t.”

The intensity was in the different situations faced by Sophie. 

Throughout her turmoil she meets a guy named Myles, and they slowly become friends, but they have some…issues, to say the least.

This story is a beautiful & emotional read….I can’t wait for more.

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About The Author:

Nikki Rae is a writer who lives in New Jersey. As an independent author, she has appeared numerously on Amazon Best Seller lists and she concentrates on making her imaginary characters as real as possible. Nikki writes 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.

Links:

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Twitter

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