Monday, July 31, 2017

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Title: Omega
Author: Karina Espinosa
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Cover Designer: Laura Hildago
Publisher: Black Quill Publishing
Publication Date: Aug. 11th, 2017
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR


Blurb: Bodies drained of blood are scattered around New York City. With a serial killer on the loose, Mackenzie Grey is obsessed with solving the murders. She dives into her work at the Supernatural Investigative Unit to forget about the events that dismantled her Pack a year ago. When the killer makes Kenz the target, she falls down the rabbit hole and discovers she has a lot more to do with these murders than she realized.
As her past creeps up behind her, she must swallow her pride and seek aid from old and new friends.

In the epic finale of the Mackenzie Grey: Origins series, she will finally become the wolf she is destined to be…




Karina Espinosa is the Urban Fantasy author of the Sins of the Fallen series and the Mackenzie Grey novels. Infatuated with travel, pop culture, and the need to write everything down, she spends much of her days in front of a computer working on her next book, shopping online, and listening to music. With nomadic tendencies, she is currently resting her head in South Florida until the itch to move strikes again. You can usually catch her on Facebook, Instagram and live-tweeting during episodes of Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and Orphan Black. Follow her on social media!
 
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Illuminate Release


Title: Illuminate
Author: L.L. Hunter 
Genre: YA paranormal romance/ urban fantasy
Cover Designer: Desiree DeOrto
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR



Blurb: Emma Raine looks like your average eighteen-year-old.
But she holds a secret deep within her.
She is a magical being, a powerful queen of a faraway mythical land who fled her destiny.
No one will ever know.
And she’ll kill you before you ever will.
By day, Emma is a journalism intern in one of Sydney’s top media companies.
By night, she researches ways of keeping magic hidden, of keeping her world separate from the life she lives now.
But something is stirring in the streets of the trendy Australian city.
There are whispers of magic, and Emma must stop it before it takes hold.
Her search leads her to the mysterious forests of New Zealand, the one place she swore she'd never return… and the man who rules it all.
In the enticing first novel of the spin-off of the Dragon Heart Series, can Emma keep her magic hidden from the one man she thought she’d never see again?
Or will his interest in her illuminate everything?
You can’t run from your destiny



L.L. Hunter is the author of over 20 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel Series and The Garden of Eden. She has studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science, and dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author. 

She has been writing since her teens - everything from fan fiction, to song lyrics, to plays and musicals. When not working on her next paranormal romance, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of her “fur babies.” Follow her on Facebook, Twitter @llhunterbooks, and her blog - http://llhunter.blogspot.com.au.

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Book 2: Illuminate
Book 3: Obliterate (Pre-order)

Friday, July 28, 2017

Review of Mackenzie Grey series by Karina Espinosa

Mackenzie Grey (4 Book Series) by  Karina Espinosa






1. Shift 

2. Caged

3. Alpha

4. Omega (releases Aug 11, 2017)


Ok, so this review I am doing a little different. I couldn't put the first three books down and would of read the fourth book in this series, but it not out yet. So the review may jump around a little but deal with it, or don't you can leave, but this series is one to read for sure.

So in this new adult urban fantasy, we meet our star performer Mackenzie. She is a werewolf, or she thinks she is. When the moon is full, she shifts into a wolf. So three times a month she gets locked in a cage to shift. She is a college student like any other, and her internship with the PP1, where she gets to work along side a detective along side with her job as a bouncer at a local bar. Her best friend Amy, who is human, has been with her since her first shift. She helped her make her cage and has been a rock when no one else was there for her.

She has this douche-bag of and x-boyfriend (human). He seems like a jockie-ish type that thinks he is the bees knees (they are from a small town). This jerk off deserves all that he does get. I think she was nice to him in the end. I would of not been so nice.

So we meet another player named Jonah (beta of the Brooklyn pack), when our girl is trying to get home as she is shifting. She was already cutting it close when the cab hits traffic and she intends to run home when she bumps into Jonah. He knows what she is but she gets away from him. But he has her scent and now is looking for her.

Along with his brother Sebastian, they found her and kidnap her back to their home. They think she is a lone wolf, one that doesn't belong to a pack. And she is a Luna none the less. So they think they have hit the jackpot, but oh no. Not our girl. She is a spit fire and all she wants is her freedom like she has been having. But everyone else thinks that they know what is good for her. Boy did she show them in all different ways, not only in America but also in Europe, how much she wants her freedom.

She finds allies and enemies close and far away, and ones she didn't even know existed. She has grown up with the humans and that is all she knows. She will not conform to the Luna way because of how archaic that is. She will get to the truth one way or another, and she doesn't care who is in the way. Even the King himself can not get in her way. She will have it her way and everyone will follow it, weather they like it or not.

So if you haven't read this series, I don't know why you haven't yet. so get out there and read it..
my thoughts are below for all three. i tried to sum it up some since i have read three books, but somethings must be said. With that being said, below as always are spoilers, so please support our authors and read the books and leave a review.


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Alright, so I feel hard (total girl crush) on this main character. Not only is she loyal, brave, VERY independent, and apparently cute but she speaks before her brain on almost all occasions. Yes she knows deep down when to shut her mouth, she just doesn't care because she is saying her two cents and all will listen. When we first meet her, she doesn't know why at her age that she is shifting into a wolf. She wasn't bitten and her parents are not wolf shifters, they are human. So either she is a natural that shifted late or something else that i couldn't think of yet with out more info. so when i read what her job was to be a police officer, more like a detective, i was surprised she wasn't higher in the force with her wolf senses. but can understand i guess not wanting to draw attention to yourself.

when she first meet Jonah, i thought he was not going to play by the rules, i thought he was going to be chill. but man at first he seems so logical. like he should be the one to get the girl. But this guy in my opinion is kinda crazy. he is willing being a beta because that isn't what he wants to do with this life since he saw the effects of it on his dad. 

so if he can make that choice, why couldn't and can't she make that choice. why you may ask, because of the male chauvinistic wolves that think they are god in their own eyes. women are for one thing to them, and that is to breed, take care of the house in every aspect, and to be treated however and no one does a damn thing about it. well our girl is not down for that. she was raised with humans, never even known that she was a wolf til she turned unexpectedly a few years ago. she viewed these women as proud and powerful, but most women couldn't see themselves that way because when something has been the norm for years, does it ever really change? Nope it freaking doesn't because its hard to be one voice to change it all. 

i wanna know where she is from. at the end, we learn that when she was first taken buy the pack, they took a blood sample to see who her lineage matches. i mean, you normally start to shift at puberty, and for a girl that can range from the age of 9 to 12 (i was an early starter). so how did she change. i love how she just wants to stay alone, and not conform to the norm. I always wondered how long the guys actually knew of her lineage. Either from Lucian (vampire) or the Alpha of the Americas. And i did found out both, one sooner than the other, and when i found the other, i always wondered how the hell he didn't make sure she was ok all those years. 

after the alpha told her of her lineage, and that she was the bastard child of the King, the spiral she went through and leaving to go to California, was totally expected for her. I won't want anything less from her. (total girl crush)

so in the second book, when she went on her vision quest finally, she gets the weirdest prophecy that makes some sense but not all of it. and i am sure we will understand later. she is shacking it up with a vamp named Roman. Now he sounds like the bees knees to me. unlike Jonah who thinks he knows best and goes behind her back to go against her wishes and Bash who is such an emotional roller coaster of a guy to hold on to. Roman lets her be who she wants to be, truly. If he disagrees with her, he lets her make the mistake, but before she does, he does try to reason and show her a better way, but still lets her do it. this kind of guy can only last for so long, but it seems like this is what she needs to do. 

and you know, for someone who wants her freedom so bad she doesn't always think. when she finds a wolf pup, she takes her to the desert wolves to help place her in the proper place. why wouldn't she think about her scent on there. its almost like she is careless in her information of her own kind. but none the less she turns her self in to the American Alpha, and finally starts her prophecy. 

what i didn't like about this, is how could these Lunas just do as they are told. I know that the Chicago pack is horrible (disclaimer at the beginning of the book) but can there be more that is that bad. cause that would make me fall in line. but i would want to fight back, i may be scared to do anything. but i would want justice and to seek vengeance. that is why i was glad that she came back to help all the other women. 

And when they are struck with a hard blow and all seems lost, why not go into rage mode. She gets the point across, and even finally gets to see her father on a video conference. and i can not believe that Bash and Jonah have gotten their necks stuck in the same loop of doom. I am glad that we found out that she was in a closed adoption, and that the vamp has known who she is all this time who she was and has tried to help her, but what did he do to her to make it so that her wolf side was diminished? we found out that a friendly witch spelled her wolf side, so what it wouldn't come out. So, begs to ask, WTF happened and make it so that it happened. and we found out finally in book 3 who is the culprit. (read it to find out, I'm not that nice, ask Ashley)

and when she finally goes "home" to meet her fate from the decision to be made about their fate. she walks into what she thinks will be an ambush, but all that is shown is love and acceptance. she learns that her father wants to get to know her, that he didn't even know that he existed. but the eyes do not lie. she meets her creepy step-brother and step-mother. you can't help but think about all the fairy tales about a step mother, but she puts the cake to perfection on this one. i can't help but wonder about her at first, she seems so perfect. like a godsend for a step mother. but you will soon learn more about her than i wanted to guess. 

after she decides to do what she wants than to listen to anyone, she soon finds herself at trial. and of course she makes it so she is the one who wins her favorite game of recent, win my freedom. but when she wins, that is when her world is turned upside down again. To learn all that she has through these books, she is a chick with balls for sure. She has the rock for so many people and when she finds all the puzzle pieces that she has so far, she is still left with some questions. 

like... we know her mom was an oracle, and that she helped her daughter when she needed it the most. but what did the fairy queen mean when she said that. like WHAT. what more can she do? JUST awakening?? WHAT??? i need to know more. and the Oracle biznich who elaborated a little more, but still left with so many questions. what more does she know? what are these Oracles really? we know so little about them but they seem really important but we know nothing of them in this world really.

and how could the king not know about all that. i mean seriously. he is just like his daughter and blinded by what is in front of them. I wonder if it is a royal thing. blood royal i mean. and with the statement of how could the king not know about it all, i am talking about two different insistence that i don't wanna spoil all the books. come on now, how is that fair. i love love love kindle unlimited. well worth the money in my book. any who. 

i love this story and i think the kings back story when this all started would be an awesome read, hint hint my Karina Espinosa, i hope it is coming soon. maybe the new book will shed more light on the past that seems to be merging with the now. I can not wait for the fourth book, and have amazingly enjoyed this series from an amazing author that has another series that she has written that i think i will have to look into after a few books i need to read. 

so go get the books. this is worth the read. later!!!  

 p.s. my fiance will be gone for like 3 weeks, lets have a giveaway!! tell me, would you like books, or swag?? US only, sorry, i am poor and can't pay international rates. 

Love this author!!


Title: Guarding Eden (A Midway Novel)
Author: Cameo Renae
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: CHBB
Cover Designer: Stefanie Saw
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR



Blurb:
***The Midway Novels are spin-offs of the Hidden Wings Series, but each book can be read as a standalone.***
Tucked away at an upscale, private boarding school in Brindle Hollow, Washington, seventeen-year-old Eden East comes face to face with a hideous creature on her walk back to her dorm. Shaken to her core, she's left questioning the world around her, and soon finds herself entering a friendship with a hot, new student named Alexander.
Little does she know, Alex is a Guardian Angel, sent from Midway to protect her from those dangerous creatures—known as Darkling—lurking in the forest outside Brindle Hall. It isn’t long before Alex learns this is no ordinary assignment. Eden’s existence holds a secret; something hidden from even herself.
Eden is thrust into a world where Fallen angels and creatures of the Underworld will stop at nothing to catch her. With Alex at her side and a little help from some of his old friends, they form a formidable front against the enemy.
 Hopefully, it’s not too little, too late.


2016 Young Adult Author of the Year - Penned Con
2013 Break Out Author by Young Adult & Teen Readers
2013 Book of the Year (Hidden Wings) Cameo Renae was born in San Francisco, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and recently moved with her husband and children to Alaska. She's a daydreamer and a caffeine and peppermint addict who loves to laugh, loves to read, and loves to escape reality. One of her greatest joys is creating fantasy worlds filled with adventure and romance and sharing it with others. One day she hopes to find her own magic wardrobe and ride away on her magical unicorn. Until then...she'll keep writing! HAPPY READING!

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Title: Puck Buddies Series
Author: Tara Brown
Genre: Contemporary Romance - Sports

Blurb:
The princess and the puck.
Sami Ford has it all.
Looks.
Money.
Happiness.
Her life is perfect.
But only if one doesn't look too closely.
Matt Brimley is a sports god.
Hockey fans adore him.
Girls everywhere want to worship at his skates.
He’s living the dream.
If the dream involved everyone expecting you to be nothing but a jock.
These two rich kids could be the perfect couple.
If he didn't think she was a spoiled princess, and she didn't think he was a dumb puck, they might be.
But hating someone doesn’t mean you can’t puck them.


Blurb:
Life is full of expectations. For Brady Coldwell it’s always been about the game. Hockey is and always will be, his life. His family sacrificed everything to get him here and he won’t let them down. He knows what’s expected of him. Natalie Banks is no different. She too knows what it means to have everyone sacrifice for you. She knows about the debt that’s left owing in the end and the price you pay for making up your own mind. But when an innocent mistake lands them as roommates, neither of them is prepared for the feelings they have or the consequences of their actions. How do you negotiate matters of the heart? How do you say no when it simply feels so right? 



Blurb:
Natalie Banks is exactly where she wants to be.
She has a dream job in the city she loves.
Her boyfriend is a sports god who worships the ground she walks on, and makes a mean plate of spaghetti.
And her and her best friend have come up with something no one ever imagined they would.
What more can a girl ask for?
Sami Ford is living the dream.
She’s satisfied her parents as far as school is concerned.
She has reinvented herself from a spoiled princess to a successful saleswoman making her own money for the first time.
And she has a thing with the hottest Ranger in New York.
How much more does a girl need?
But like they always say, when one aspect of your life is perfect, expect something else to fall apart.
When death, a baby, and a proposal hit them all in the same week, fall apart becomes an understatement.
These best friends find themselves leaning on each other more than they ever have.
Bed Buddies!


I believe growing up in a really small town gives a person a little advantage when it comes to the imagination. You need one or you go mad.
Needless to say, mine saved me. After it got me into trouble first, that is. That's the problem with a vivid imagination, all the lies you tell.
I am happily married with two daughters.
I have two giant dogs, two savage cats, and a penchant for a glass of red.
Also, I drag my bread through the sauce. I can't help myself, bread is life.
According to my age, I am meant to be a responsible adult, but it isn't going well at all. I would still head off to Hogwarts tomorrow and I suspect there isn't a single wardrobe I haven't crept into, hoping to find the door to Narnia. And don't even get me started on the King's Road, I get lost.
Fortunately, I am an international bestseller so I have wormed my way into a quirky or eccentric category.
Thank God for that.
I am represented by Natalie Lakosil from the Bradford Literary Agency and am published traditionally with Montlake Romance.

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Excerpt from Roommates:
“Wanna go for dinner?” I test the water after a minute. She sighs and gives me a look, stopping us both in the middle of the street during the busiest time of day. I drag her to the side of the building we are next to and hold her tight. “No. I want you to come to our place for dinner. I’m tired and I want to put on something grungy and maybe force you to watch something girlie.” “Okay.” I wrinkle my nose. “Rough week?” “No. Just tired because it’s new, and I’m still lost and I miss Hartford and all the people and how fun it was. But I’m catching on and a girl named Linna was nice to me today. She sat with me at lunch and we talked. She’s from Providence too. She said you guys were in seventh grade together, but you probably won’t remember her. Dark hair and blue eyes and really pretty.” My insides clench. “Linna Mackenzie?” “Yeah!” Her eyes are wide and then they dull. “Really?” She reads my face like a book. “You are why I can’t have nice things.” I bend down and kiss her cheek. “You are my nice thing.” How the fuck is it possible she works with a girl I fucked when I was fifteen? Fuck! “You are everything.” She makes duck lips and looks off to the right. Her sour mood is going strong tonight and I suspect I am the cause of it all. “Do you want to go back to Hartford?” I run my hands along her neck and cheek. She’s cold. Her bright eyes widen as she lifts her face to mine and shrugs. “I don't know. I need to give this more of a chance, I think.” I bend and kiss her softly. “Whatever you want to do, I’m with you on it. I already told you that.” She melts into me and lets me hold her. “And I’m sorry about Linna. I was fifteen.” She laughs against my lips. “You should trade out West.” I shake my head. “That won’t help.” She pulls back and rolls her eyes. “Gross.”

Home of Her Heart and Giveaway


Title: Home of Her Heart
Author: Shanna Hatfield
Genre: Romance
Editor: Eliza Dee from Clio Editing
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR


Blurb: All he needed was a bride…
Who said anything about falling in love?
     Orphaned at birth and a loner all his life, the last thing Sergeant Klayne Campbell needs is for feisty Delaney Danvers to entangle his thoughts.  Bravely volunteering for a top-secret mission almost certain to get him killed, Klayne can’t bear the thought of dying utterly alone. All he wants is to face death knowing his life meant something to at least one person. Offering Delaney a marriage of convenience, he plans to leave behind a war bride as his beneficiary. After just one night as her husband, Klayne realizes he’ll do anything to survive and return to her.
     The moment she met handsome Sergeant Campbell at a holiday party, Delaney’s whole world shifted off kilter. Full of fun with an unquenchable zest for life, she isn’t afraid to go after what she wants. And what she wants is Klayne. When he prepares to join a hazardous mission, she seizes the opportunity to give him a reason to fight his way back home — to her heart.
     A tender, sweet romance rich with history and enduring love, Home of Her Heart captures the era and emotions prevalent during America’s entry into World War II.


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with relatable heroes and heroines. Her historical westerns have been described as “reminiscent of the era captured by Bonanza and The Virginian” while her contemporary works have been called “laugh-out-loud funny, and a little heart-pumping sexy without being explicit in any way.”
Convinced everyone deserves a happy ending, this hopeless romantic is out to make it happen one story at a time. When she isn’t writing or indulging in chocolate (dark and decadent, please), Shanna hangs out with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.
Shanna is a member of Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, Romance Writers of America, Sweet Romance Reads, Cowboy Kisses, and Pioneer Hearts.

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Delaney gazed at the ring, holding it up so it caught the afternoon sun streaming in the window behind her. A sunbeam refracted in the diamond, sending splinters of luminescent light dancing on the wall near the fireplace. She released a long breath then pinned Klayne with an angry glare.
     “How could you? How could you buy the most perfect ring I’ve ever clapped my eyes on and ask to marry me with such a pathetic, stupid, horrid proposal. No, I won’t marry you just so you can go off and get yourself killed. Don’t be an idiot!” The length of several heartbeats passed as she glowered at him. His eager look of expectation wilted into one of wounded surprise.
     Finally, she leaned forward and kissed his cheek, softening her harsh tone. “If you can come up with a better, more compelling, convincing reason for me to marry you, I might change my answer.”