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Sunday, August 29, 2021

Book Review of Apprentice: The Last Witch of Rome: Book One by Rhett Gervais

 


Amazon buy link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B089FCCP9Y?notRedirectToSDP=1&ref_=dbs_mng_calw_0&storeType=ebooks

5 Stars.

A mixture of history and magic led by a strong female.

After her people are betrayed by Rome, Vesper has lost everything, and she must make a dark deal in order to survive certain death in the gladiator ring.

Narcissus is a hardened gladiator and doctore. He’s never met anyone like Vesper.

More than a corrupt emperor rules Rome. Something terrible is slaughtering innocent people. Vesper is at the center of this evil. Only she can stop it, but she needs to understand her inherited powers as a djambe.

I love that Vesper is a strong female. There is a blossoming romance between her and the bearlike Celt Narcissus, which I enjoyed, but I wouldn’t label this story a romance. The fight scenes are intense and stunning. African magic used against the backdrop of Rome weaves a special kind of concoction. This is an exciting and mystical action-packed story led by a badass female. There are some threads that weren’t fully tied up, but I’m sure this is because this is an ongoing series, and those threads will be dealt with later on. This is a series that should be read in order. Highly recommended if you like historical fantasy set in ancient Rome. I look forward to reading the next book.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Book Review of Hellish by Tina Glasneck, Norse Mythology Romance

 



3 stars Compelling twist, worthy plot, but something was missing

Helena (Hel) has been cursed to remain on Earth until she finds true love. Harley is a college student trying to find himself. The mysterious, leather-clad Helena fascinates him, and he is caught up in an unbelievable self-journey.

I liked both Helena and Harley, but I didn’t feel the attraction, that magical spark, between them. Their romance fell flat for me.

I was hoping for more from this author. The cover is great, I loved the title, the blurb was intriguing, and I love Norse mythology, but I was disappointed. The story seemed rushed, and I didn’t feel the love or attraction between the characters, but I liked the plot. It was a good story, but it could have been better.

 


Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Book Review of Only One Man Will Do by Fiona McGier, Erotica Romance

 


Buy Linkhttps://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1012961

3.5 stars. A wild, orgasmic Harley ride with heart and lots of whiskey and vodka.

The fiery, independent Alexandra meets her match in the hunky, stoic Russia Dmitri. This book is part of a series, but I didn’t feel like I was missing anything. This is a separate erotica/romance between these two characters.

Alexandra is a brilliant businesswoman by day and wild biker queen on the weekend. Dmitri is hired to rein her in but finds himself drawn to the brazen red-haired female.

This is more than just an erotica story. Alex comes to terms with her need to never be controlled by a man, something that haunts her after her father left her mother. She puts on a tough act, and Dmitri refuses to put up with her screwing around, a character trait I liked about him.

At times Alex came off a little too intense and annoying with her “I am a woman, and I can screw any man I want” attitude, but I understood why she acted this way.

I enjoyed this story. I love strong female leads. However, I wanted to see more depth. The plot was predictable and considering Alexander’s strong stance against being tied down to one man, she seemed to give in too quickly to Dmitri. I expected her to fight this more. Dmitri was still a mystery to me at the end, and I wanted to know more about his KGB past. Also, I wanted to know more about this world of corporate power and biker gangs led by a female. Of course, these are my expectations. Most erotica fans will probably be satisfied with all the hot sex, and the author did not disappoint in that area. Overall, this was a good story.

 

 

 

 


Tuesday, June 01, 2021

AuthorsXP Paranormal romance ebook and paperback giveaway #authorgiveaways

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Friday, May 21, 2021

New Book Releases on Sale. The Arresting Onyx Series by Amber Daulton. #romanticsuspense #steamy #badboys


For the first time ever, both Arresting Mason and Arresting Jeremiah are on sale for $2.99 each.

This romantic suspense series features smokin’ hot sex scenes, bad boy heroes, and badass heroines who fight their own battles and keep their men on their toes.

Now is the perfect time to catch up with these books since they’re half off! Find them on sale at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Apple/iBooks.

 

Limited Time Only – May 14 to May 28, 2021




Arresting Mason (Arresting Onyx book 1)

 

Their chance encounter resulted in a steamy affair, but will his former gang and a parole officer tear them apart?

 

Blurb

 

Once you’re in a prison gang, you’re in it for life. That’s what Mason Harding thought until the boss accepted his resignation. After the State releases him on parole, a sexy divorcĂ©e behind the wheel of a car almost ends his life quicker than a shank. His chance encounter with Mia Eddison results in a night of passion, but her brother—his parole officer—catches them together and doesn’t approve.

Mia falls hard for the cocky ex-con, but not because of his chiseled body. She vows to break through his walls and discover his secrets, but never expects those secrets to threaten her life.

When members of an organized crime ring kidnap Mia to force Mason’s return to the gang, he goes up against an old friend to save the woman he loves. Will his sacrifice be enough or will everything fall apart in a blaze of gunfire?

 

Add to Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39005064-arresting-mason

Check it out on BookBubhttps://www.bookbub.com/books/arresting-mason-by-amber-daulton

 

Arresting Mason – Purchase Links

 

Amazon – http://amzn.to/2ppcmEJ

Barnes and Noble – https://bit.ly/2uOj90J

Apple/iBooks – https://apple.co/2FVAQMP

Universal link – https://books2read.com/u/m2vvY7


Arresting Jeremiah (Arresting Onyx book 2)

 

When threats escalate, will Jim and Calista succumb, or fight for a love they can’t deny?

 

Blurb

 

Injured Parole Officer Jeremiah “Jim” Borden never expected Calista Barlow, the sassy blonde waitress he’s craved for months, to ring his doorbell. She slips into his heart—and his bed—but he’s obsessed with a gangland investigation that threatens his career and maybe even his life.

Calista doesn’t trust easily, not with a daughter to protect and the stalker who keeps calling her. After her violent ex-boyfriend returns, she finds solace in Jim’s arms.

Jim may have to forego his need for answers to protect the ready-made family he adores, but how will he and Calista escape an unseen enemy that is always one step ahead of them?

 

Add to Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55223686-arresting-jeremiah

Check it out on BookBubhttps://www.bookbub.com/books/arresting-jeremiah-arresting-onyx-book-2-by-amber-daulton

 

Arresting Jeremiah – Purchase Links

 

Amazon – https://amzn.to/32vAlqu

Barnes and Noble – https://bit.ly/2E4eJYO

Apple/iBooks – https://apple.co/35BOuo1

Universal link – https://books2read.com/u/mVKvMP





About the Author

 

Amber Daulton is the author of the romantic-suspense series Arresting Onyx and several standalone novellas. Her books are published through The Wild Rose Press, Books to Go Now, and Daulton Publishing, and are available in ebook, print on demand, audio, and foreign language formats.

She lives in North Carolina with her husband and demanding cats.

 

Social Media

 

Universal link – https://linktr.ee/AmberDaulton





 

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Book Review: The Daughters of Kobani #Kurdishfemalemilitia #middle east


Kindle Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089G63Z4J/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_dp

Five stars! Inspiring story.

I couldn't stop reading this thrilling, fascinating account of the brave women who fought ISIS. These are real women who are not afraid to fight and die for what they believe in--liberating their country from radicals who rape and torture women. The author did a great job of portraying these women fighters and leaders. At times I felt like I was in the middle of battle.

I want to thank the author for writing this book.

Saturday, May 01, 2021

New Book Release: Genie and the Shadow Kings by Gina Manis #adventure #fantasy

Here is May 1st book release from the lovely, talented Gina Manis. Happy Reading!


Genie and the Shadow Kings is a fast-paced adventure from beginning to end. Jump in a new world and take the magic carpet ride.

https://books2read.com/Genieandtheshadowkings



Nothing ever happens in a genie lamp.

I get my kicks watching the parallel worlds that I am thrown in and out of as I serve my masters. All their wishes are the same. Wealth. Power. Fame. I give it to them and move on because my freedom is never their wish.

These newest three masters are different, and it isn’t because they are half Vampire. They did not mean to rub my bottle and have no desire to collect their wishes. Instead, they want to give them to someone else. Who does that?

They drag me through their world, and for the first time, I am in one place long enough to feel human. A desire for a true life awakens in me, and I can taste my freedom in their touch.

What would it be like to be claimed by three? I will use every trick I know to find out.