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Weekly Wrap-up

Hey readers,

Sorry about not posting my weekly wrap-up for the past two weeks. I do like the idea of posting this information, but I always tend to forget to do so on Sundays. Without further ado, I present my weekly wrap-ups from January 14 – 20, and January 21 – 27. I have a tendency to read books based on their cover, and their titles, do any of these books capture your attention just by looking at the covers, or am I alone on this?

Currently Reading, as of  January 28, 2019;

Benzen by Zara Zenia

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Only one person can protect her, and that’s ME.

After escaping their home, six aliens, including Benzen, hope to find freedom on a different planet. They end up crashing onto a strange planet, a strange culture, and even stranger inhabitants.

They expected to learn some new things. However, one didn’t expect to find love.

The Orba warriors are on the run from their people, now that their once peace-loving planet has been taken over by a hostile dictator, Palzu. They find out that they ended up on Earth and meet a young woman named Allison who takes them under her wing.

When Palzu’s soldiers come after them, the group splits up and Benzen stays behind to protect Allison. But then he starts to develop feelings for her.

What will happen when he’s forced to show her what he truly is? Will she accept him or fear him? And will they be able to escape Palzu’s forces?

Benzen is the first book in the Warriors of Orba series, following the Orba warriors and the human women that love them. Each book in this page-turning science fiction series can be read as standalones, there are NO cliffhangers, and a GUARANTEED happily ever after! ~Amazon~

52 #1 by Geoff Johns

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Four of the most critically acclaimed writers in comics—Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka and Mark Waid—are joined by breakdown artist Keith Giffen and a host of the industry’s finest pencillers and inkers to create this unprecedented event in comics history.

DC’s groundbreaking publication of the weekly comic 52 tells the story of a “missing” year in the DC Universe—in real time. The cataclysmic events of INFINITE CRISIS have left the world without its three biggest icons—Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman¾and the question is asked: who will stand up in their absence?

Now, in the first of two volumes, 52 is collected with bonus material after each chapter, including concept designs, page breakdowns, scripts, alternate story elements, and more! Collects 52 #1-26. ~Amazon~

Mage’s Legacy by Rebecca Hamilton, and Jade Kerrion

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He’s desperate. She’s a fraud. Together…they’re a disaster.

To save his siren clan from the ravaging sea serpents, Gabriel must seek the help of a mage to recover the Legacy Stone and heal the oceans. That’s how he finds himself at Kerina’s doorstep, begging for her aid, and grateful when she reluctantly agrees.

Now Gabriel and Kerina must survive the perils of the cursed seas and challenge the demonic Tua and his seven monstrous children for control of the Legacy Stone—a difficult enough task for a lone siren warrior and a powerful mage…

Except, Kerina’s not really a mage. The real mage died weeks before and hadn’t even been cold in her grave when Gabriel arrived desperate for her help. Kerina hadn’t exactly been eager to correct his mistake then, and now her lie of omission could leave the world in danger of complete extinction.

Kerina’s not sure how long she can keep up the ruse, and she’s running out of time to confess.

Fans of Kiera Cass, Neil Gaiman, and Faith Hunter will find this dystopian-fantasy siren adventure intensely addicting.

Scroll Up and One-Click today to start this Urban Fantasy Romance packed with magic, demons, mermaids, and mages. ~Amazon~

Completed Reading

Week of January 14;

I am Suicide part 3 – 5

Week of January 21;

Alien Fighter’s Woman by Scarlett Grove

51r7lqfh0al1756165062767803423.jpg She needs a way off the planet … but she gets a lot more than she bargained for.

When Tabby Wilson has to run from her techno-drug-dealing boyfriend, she figures the Draconian mating lottery will be her ticket to safety — and the good life. Then her new mate is forced to take her along on his commando mission, but she soon learns that the dragon shifter alien provides benefits far greater than luxury.

Oro Nix can’t afford distractions — he’s an elite fighter facing a serious human threat. Nonetheless, he quickly succumbs to the lure of his sassy little human mate, her sexy curves, and the roar of his inner dragon.

But he and Tabby soon discover that his mission is more complicated than either of them realized — and she’s part of it. ~Amazon~

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Born in Fire by K.F. Breene

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Born in Fire by K.F. Breene

Published: February 2017

Genre: Paranormal

E-Book Pages: 437

Audiobook: 10hrs 23mins

Rating:

5 star rating

Summary

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Supernatural Bounty Hunter isn’t the sort of thing you see on LinkedIn. But with a rare type of magic like mine, I don’t have many options.

So dangerous or not, the job is mine. And it was going fine, until an old as sin vampire stole my mark, and with it, my pay day.

Knowing I’m poor and desperate, he has offered me a job. I’ll have to work by his side to help solve a top secret case.

Everyone knows not to trust vampires. Especially a hot elder vampire. But without any other jobs coming up, I’m stuck. As I uncover a web of lies and treachery, revealing an enemy I didn’t know existed, the truth of my identity is threatened. I might make it out alive, only to end up in a gilded cage.

Review

Reagan, a badass heroine who is working hard to take down her next target, so that she can stay afloat. With her line of work, when someone has a job for you, as a fellow bounty hunter, you can’t afford to say no. During this task, Reagan is forced to work side by side with a vampire, Darius, and old, cocky, and extremely attractive vampire, one who can’t be trusted. Reagan’s wit and dry sense of humor kept me glued to the book, her personality is the way my mind functions and I loved every minute of it.

Darius on the other hand, I was irritated by at the beginning that is. I’ve noticed that almost all of the vampires when working with non-vampires tend to look down on everyone, and that’s exactly what Darius portrayed from the jump. As the two spend more and more time together, we begin to see some form a friendship evolving between the two, and thus my heart began rooting for the duo to follow their feelings.

I loved this book, and couldn’t wait to start the next book in the series. Stay tuned for the review, Raised in Fire by K.F. Breene coming soon. Until next time be sure to Read THS!

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Eternally Bound by Brenda K. Davies

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Review

Eternally Bound by Brenda K. Davies

Published: March 2017

Genre: Paranormal Romance

E-book pages: 358

Audiobook hrs: 9hrs 21mins

Rating:

5 star rating

Summary

Over the centuries, anything Ronan once found pleasure in has faded away to be replaced with blood, death, and the ever-constant battle not to give in to the more savage side of his vampire nature. Every time he wakes, he questions if that day will be the one he succumbs to the beckoning darkness.

As a born hunter, Kadence has been sheltered from the world for her entire life, never allowed to step beyond the walls of her home. It’s not a life she’s happy with, but it’s one she’s come to accept. Everything changes the day her father is slaughtered by a vampire and she escapes the walls that have kept her caged.

After she’s attacked by the monster responsible for killing her father, Kadence is unsure how to react when she’s rescued by Ronan. Though raised to hate vampires, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to Ronan as she slowly begins to realize that everything she’s been taught over the years may not be true. Now, she must decide what she wants more; Ronan, her family, or the elusive freedom she’s finally found.

~Amazon~

Review

Kadence, a born into the vampire hunter family, she has been raised within her compound and never really ventures out into the world. As the daughter of those in charge int heir compound, Kadence is looked at as the princes of sorts. Kadence has schooling on how to be a proper lady and how to take care of her household while the men work and fight to protect the women and children. Now I am all for chivalry not being dead, but not everyone is meant to be the perfect housewife and ask little questions. Kadence was a forward thinker and was always searching for something to fill the void within her, and so she snuck out and thus the story really begins.

Ronan, a vampire, a sultry sex vampire I might add is out with his team of fellow vampires out on the hunt as well. Because Ronan lives forever he has watched many people that he has come to care for pass as he continues on with his life. But things suddenly begin to change when Kadence enters the club doors and catches his eyes.

Little do the vampire hunters, and vampires know, but they are both working towards the same goals, to take out as many rogue vampires as possible. When all hell breaks loose outside of the club, the vampires and the vampire hunters find themselves working alongside one another to fight off the some of the rogue vampires that have stumbled into their space. From that moment on Ronan and Kadence will find that their actions will have effects on their families, and the positions they will be forced into will have them questioning themselves.

I loved this book! I felt so many emotions from heartwarming flutters to irritation and frustration. I loved the story as it developed, the characters developing into those that I loved and hated as well as wanted to kill myself, I enjoyed everything and can’t wait to bring you guys the review for the next book in the series.

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Breaking Free (Invitation to Eden) by Cathryn Fox

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Breaking Free (Invitation to Eden) by Cathryn Fox

Published: June 2014

Genre: Romance

E-book Pages: 100

Audiobook hrs: 2hrs, 44mins

Rating:

4.5 out 5 stars

Summary

Spring break at college is supposed to be a time of fun and parties, but Alaska Rossi, a.k.a. Janey Smith, is on lockdown thanks to her father’s mafia dealings. She wants only to party down with the rest of her classmates. At least her hot, darkly mysterious bodyguard – deep undercover as her dorm’s resident assistant – gives her something to fantasize about during her boring nights in confinement.

When Alaska wins a campus radio contest, and is gifted with a special invitation to an exclusive island, she knows it’s her chance to break free. After all, Eden is a place where no one knows her name, so what danger could possibly come to her? But when danger appears in the form of a masked man who takes control of all her pleasures, tapping into her darkest fantasies, she begins to wonder if her undercover lover, and the mysterious bodyguard who’s deep undercover, are one and the same….

~Amazon~

Review

A hot little number between two people that just needed a break. Alaska, the daughter of a mafia crime boss, is away at school where she is trying to live a normal life like any other college student. While away at school Alaska attempts to pursue the hot RA that’s supposed to have a leadership role at the school, but she soon finds out that he knows exactly who she is, which means she is being watched while she’s away.

To escape yet another one of her fathers controlling ploys, Alaska enters into a campus contest and wins a trip to an exclusive island and wins. Just in the nick of time, Alaska is whisked off to an amazing island where she can finally let go and be free, which is exactly what she does.

While on the island, Alaska senses someone familiar around, noticing his face in crowds and such, until one night she takes the chance to and plunges into the wonders of the island, where she is able to escape with her fathers’ bodyguard.

This was a short read, hot and steamy from the beginning and a good page-turner. I would recommend this read for a time when you’re stuck on where to go next.

Until next time, be sure to Read THS!

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Tempted by a Rogue Prince by Felicity Heaton

Tempted by a Rogue Prince

Tempted by a Rogue Prince by Felicity Heaton

Published: August 2014

Genre: Paranormal Romance

E-book pages: 252

Audiobook hrs: 12hrs 32mins

Rating:

4.5 out 5 stars

Summary

An elf prince on the verge of losing himself to the darkness, Vail is maddened by the forty-two centuries he was under the control of a witch and forced to war with his brother. Now, he roams Hell seeking an escape from his terrible past and the heads of all who bear magic. When demons of the Fifth Realm capture him, he sees a chance to end his existence, but when he wakes in a cell to a beautiful female, he finds not death but his only shot at salvation—his true fated mate.

Captured by the enemy of the Third Realm when the war ended, Rosalind has spent months in the cells of the Fifth Realm with her magic bound, forced to heal the new king’s demon warriors, and haunted by the lives she has taken. When she’s brought to heal an unconscious man, she discovers her only hope of escape has come in the form of her worst nightmare and the first part of a prediction that might spell her doom—a devastatingly handsome and dangerous dark elf prince.

Unwilling to fall under the control of anyone ever again, Vail must escape before the Fifth King can use him as a pawn in a deadly game of revenge, but he cannot leave without Rosalind, the woman who looks at him with dark desire in her stunning eyes and awakens a fierce hunger in his heart. A witch who drives him mad with need even as the darkness within whispers she will enslave him too.

Can Rosalind escape her fate as they embark on a journey fraught with danger and resist the temptation of her rogue elf prince? And can Vail overcome the memories that madden him in order to seize his chance for salvation and the heart of his fated female forever?

~Amazon~

Review

This Rogue Prince is related to the main character in Kissed by a Dark Prince. Both Loren and Vail are brothers, elf brothers that are royalty of their Elf kingdom. After the death of their parents and the great war that brought destruction to their land, the brothers set out to protect their people. During this time Vail met what he thought was the answer to a long foretold prophecy of a witch, who was told to be his salvation but turned out to be his worse nightmare.

Vail is then taken under the witches control, where she forces him to fight his only living sibling, Loren for centuries. Although the brothers grew up together and learned together, their fighting styles were always different. Vail, was still a stronger fighter than Loren and could have easily bested him when the witch would pin the brothers against one another, and yet Vail was always able to leave and break free before doing so.

This brings us up-to-date on Vail’s story. Captured after the war, the Fifth King has both Vail and Rosalind in holding cells where she is forced to help the one creatures that she has been told will be her downfall. While Rosalind is tending to Vail, she begins to peer into who he is and sees that he isn’t as terrifying as he appears to be but scarred.

During their journey, they each allow the other to see something they didn’t show to anyone else, and feelings begin to bloom. I think I liked the book mainly because it wasn’t an instant attraction, both Vail and Rosalind had their withdrawals towards one another, but as they got to know each other and the time they spent around one another, they began their quest to their true fated ones.

Is this a book you would like to pick-up, let me know if this intrigues you in the comments below. Until next time, be sure to Read THS!

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Pestilence by Laura Thalassa

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Pestilence by Laura Thalassa

Published: May 2018

Genre: Post-Apocalyptic

E-Book Pages: 383

Audiobook hrs: 11 hrs 22 mins

Rating:

5 star rating

Summary

 

They came to earth-Pestilence, War, Famine, Death-four horsemen riding their screaming steeds, racing to the corners of the world. Four horsemen with the power to destroy all of humanity. They came to earth, and they came to end us all.

When Pestilence comes for Sara Burn’s town, one thing is certain: everyone she knows and loves is marked for death. Unless, of course, the angelic-looking horseman is stopped, which is exactly what Sara has in mind when she shoots the unholy beast off his steed.

Too bad no one told her Pestilence can’t be killed.

Now the horseman, very much alive and very pissed off, has taken her prisoner, and he’s eager to make her suffer. Only, the longer she’s with him, the more uncertain she is about his true feelings towards her, and hers towards him.

And now, well, Sara might still be able to save the world, but in order to do so, she’ll have to sacrifice her heart in the process.

~Amazon~

Review

Pestilence, a fatal epidemic disease, especially bubonic plague.  -Google

We first start off the book with Sara and her fellow volunteers that have set out to help save their little town. In doing so, Sara is chosen to stay behind and face Pestilence trying her best to end him and his deadly path from making it any further across the world. Sara’s first attempts all failed, and she is taken captive and forced to watch the world die around her as Pestilence continues to run around the globe.

Pestilence, the definition provided is exactly what this character embodies. He has his mission, the only he knows is to bring on death as he rides across oceans. We are able to hear about his life and some information about his brothers, the other horsemen that have yet to come.

I have to say that I loved Pestilence’s characters. Pestilence is not human, so when we get to look at him and see that he does have human-like emotions, it pulls at your heartstrings. I know that some people might see Pestilence’s actions as abuse and that is true. The way that he handles Sara is abusive, and that’s not okay. But, yes I know there’s a but, when you have a being that knows not of human life and was only built and or designed to bring on death to all, what do you expect from the character. The reason why I loved the book so much is that you get to see Pestilence become more human as the story continues. Sara may have a bit of Stockholm Syndrome, she does fall for her capture, but she is also the one who is slowly changing his mindset and actions into human-like characteristics. The atmosphere of this world is very dark, but how many rainbows and unicorns could you expect when reading a book named Pestilence without there being death surrounding him?

What are your thoughts of Pestilence? Would you pick it up and give it a try, or is the thought of constant death, and actions abuse something you can’t overlook? I would really like to know your thoughts on these types of books, is there no way one can redeem themselves, let me know in the comments. Until next time, be sure to Read THS!

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Weekly Wrap-Up

Hi there readers,

Here we are at the end/beginning of another week. I have to say that this week has been a bummer for me.
Currently Reading

she who fights monsters

I am only 42% complete with She Who Fights Monsters buy Kyoko M. I am enjoying the book, but I just had so much going on with my life this week with getting ready for school, work, and health check-ups that by the time I was able to get a break, my eyes were closing.
Completed Reading

I am Suicide by Tom King, part 1, and part 2.

What did you guys finish this week, are you guys still doing good with your new year, new me goals? Let me know in the comments below. Until next time, be sure to Read THS!

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The Dragons Temptation by Lily Cahill

The Dragon’s Temptation by Lily Cahill

Published: May 2016

Genre: Paranormal Romance

E-book Pages: 188

Audiobook hrs: Not Available

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Summary

Felicity Valdez just wants a simple life. She’s turned her back on her family legacy and escaped to a tiny Pennsylvania town. She’s even changed her name to cut all ties between herself and the powerful Valdez family, who rules the magical world. All she wants is to run her shop, a place where she can brew up potions and a damn fine cup of coffee. And maybe flirt with the gorgeous guy who keeps coming in to see her. But there’s more to Damien than meets the eye, and Felicity is soon caught up in intrigue that could shatter her simple life forever.

Damien Dragomir has been on the run for decades. As the last dragon ruler of the magical world, he has sheltered his brothers from the Valdez family, usurpers who murdered his parents and would do the same to him if they could find him. Damien’s drive in life has been the safety of his family, but that was before he met Felicity. He can’t stop thinking about the beautiful witch who makes the killer coffee. Is the fire he feels for Felicity enough to trump his hatred of the Valdez name?

Love is supposed to conquer all, but can it overcome their history?

~Amazon~

Review

Short story, kind straight to the point. I enjoyed the book while I was reading it, I did feel the instant attraction between Felicity and Damien. Damien appeared to be all dark and brooding while Felicity is trying to live her life the best she knows how and on her own. Although I did like the two main characters, there wasn’t much depth to them, the characters seemed a lacking not just in their personal lives that they were attempting to live, but also in their pasts. Both of their families are apart of the fantasy world, but we only get glimpses into those worlds, enough information to make sure the reader understood what was going on and why.

Another reason for the 3.5 rating was the sex scenes. With the book only being 188 pages or so long, I felt like there was a lot of sexual scenes and thoughts that were kind of thrown in. I am not one to turn down a hot book, but for me, it almost seemed a little forced.

There are four books in this series, I’m glad this book didn’t end in a cliffhanger. I am not sure I would’ve been eager to pick up the next in the series. I might try to read the next book sometime in the future, maybe I’ll have a different outlook on the overall story.



Until next time, be sure to Read THS!

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Immortal Coil by CI Black

Immortal Coil by C.I. Black

Published: December 2013

Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy

E-Book Pages: 310

Audiobook hrs: Not Available

Rating:

4.5 out 5 stars

Summary

Two souls. One Body. Sharing is not an option…

Terrible news has turned Anaea Salis’s life upside down. There’s nothing she can do to make it right, and the stranger who stops to talk to her can’t help. But when that stranger, Hunter, an ancient dragon spirit, is viciously attacked and forced to transfer his spirit into her body, Anaea’s life takes a new terrifying twist.

Hunter should have known by now not to get involved with human affairs, but there was something about the woman that drew him to her, and he just couldn’t help himself. Trapped in her body all he wants is to get out, except whoever is trying to kill him is now after her.

Their only hope of survival… plunge into the deadly world of dragons.

Immortal Coil is the first book in the Dragon Spirit series.

Satisfy your cravings for an action-packed, sensual paranormal romance and read Immortal Coil today!

~Amazon~


Review

Anaea, a young lady that has been put to the test both mentally, emotionally and physically. Her body is giving out on her, she was diagnosed with cancer and it has reached its most severe stage, her husband has chosen to leave for another woman, and she has lost her job. During Anaea’s last moments of her life as she knew it, she stands on a bridge contemplating the plunge beneath her or the years, months, weeks or days she may have left to live with her body breaking down before her own eyes. It is during this moment that she is interrupted by a stranger, a stranger who appears to be trying to help her. All the while there is someone after this stranger, and before the attacker is able to finish off the stranger, he grabs hold of Anaea and they plunge down into the icy waters below. During that fall the stranger, known as Hunter transfers from his body to hers.

Hunter seemed like a nice guy stopping to help someone who appeared to be in trouble, but we soon find out that he is anything but a simple nice guy. Hunter has used his dragon powers to transfer his spirit into Anaea’s body to rid himself of the damaged body he was in.

From that moment on, their lives are being lived within the same body. Both of them trying to control the body they are residing in while Hunter is trying to get back to his people the safest way possible, while Anaea is trying to grasp what is happening to her, and who it is that has taken up board and room inside of her mind.

This book was a refreshing take on dragons. I loved reading the struggle between the two characters as they tried to survive one another. The old-time feel when the author thrusts us into a different time period, kept everything so fresh with every detail. C.I. Black hand me wishing for things to work out even when the two shared the same body, I am looking forward to reading more by Black.

Have you ever read anything by C.I. Black, if so please let me know. Until next time readers, be sure to Read THS!

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Too Easy (She Asked for It #.5) by Willow WInters

Too Easy (She Asked for It) by Willow Winters

Published: January 2018

Genre: Contemporary

E-book Pages: 240

Audiobook: 7hrs 21min

Rating:

Amazon

WHORE, SLUT, AN EASY LAY… I’VE BEEN CALLED A LOT OF THINGS.

It turns me on most when a man says it while he’s taking me from behind.

People say there’s a reason I am the way I am.
And sure, some stuff happened to me.
Some messed up sh*t I’d never wish on anyone.
But I’ve been like this long before that night.

That’s not what this story’s about, though.
You think you know? You don’t know a thing.
Let’s start from the beginning, all about how I asked for it.

~Goodreads~

Review

This book, oh my! I will say I wasn’t too fond of the title when I first read it, but it was obscure enough to intrigue me and push me to read the first couple of pages. The title alone can make you not want to move forward, but I encourage you to pick this one up, Willow Winters did a fantastic job with the storytelling.

I will try to explain my love for this start of the series without spoiling it for you guys. The darkness sets you up to feel so much more, there’s love, lust, anger, involving almost all of human emotion between these two characters. It is such a beautiful thing to see two people that have been genuinely hurt and wronged come together to build one another up to be greater than before. Isn’t that what we all want in life? For someone to care enough about us and know about all of our screw ups, but still, love us for us.

Hopefully, that wasn’t much of a spoiler for you, just now that the title is not always what it seems.

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Weekly Re-Cap 12/30/18

The new year brings new resolutions, so here I am taking a shot at reporting what books I’ve read throughout the week and what books I’m currently reading. What books were you able to get through, and what are you trying to finish this upcoming week?

Read

the black parade

 

the deadly seven

Currently Reading

she who fights monsters

As you see above, I am apparently starting off this year with a specific series, I came across book 1.5 first and read that when I noticed that I started reading them out of order. I had to backtrack and read book 1 which really tied things together for me, so here’s to book 2 and so on, hopefully, next weeks update will look similar.

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2018 Wrap-up

Well, Happy New Year readers, here is my first ever wrap-up, bringing you my reading life thanks to Goodreads, enjoy!

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After reviewing all of my reviews I wrote this year based on the books I read this year, it appears that I didn’t do as well as I’d thought. Looks like I still need to write 67 book reviews on the books I completed last year alone. Which means only 6 of my reviews pertained to the year 2018, and some of those reviews were from reading arcs. Counting everything out and realizing that my review goals were way up there and I was nowhere close to obtaining them sucks, but hey we all have to start somewhere.

Until next time readers, remember to keep reading, and attempting to be the best you can be.

 

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Rum & Coke(pre-order now)

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Rum & Coke 

Not everything goes as planned …

Vincent Reed always believed he’d play professional volleyball in the Olympics, but when he’s injured his sophomore year of college, his dreams are crushed and he loses his scholarship. Instead of dropping out of school, Vinny began working as a male escort to pay for his education and fulfill his new dream of teaching children. Enjoying the life of luxury and travel, Vinny continues moonlighting as a male escort after graduation. He has everything he could ever need.

Everything happens for a reason …

Teresa Stewart never planned to get pregnant before she was married. She also didn’t plan for the father of her baby to die in combat before she could even tell him the news. Struggling to feed herself and her son, Colton, Tessa moves to Las Vegas where she hopes the cost of living will be cheaper and she’ll find a job in a popular hotel. But finding a job isn’t easy for Tessa, and a neighbor soon convinces her that stripping is the best way to make the money she needs to provide for her small family. All of life’s puzzle pieces are starting to come together, but Tessa knows something is still missing.

They say best friends make the best lovers …

At a bachelor party for his co-worker, Vinny meets Tessa. The sexual attraction is undeniable, but they each have something holding them back from moving forward. They grow even closer when Vinny becomes Colton’s teacher, and it seems as though all the pieces are finally falling into place.

However, sometimes the best-laid plans turn to hell …

Because murder will change everything.

I loved every amazing word of this book. It’s got all the right moves to captivate your attention and wanting to read it like crazy to see what happens next.” – Goodreads ARC Review

Pre-Order Now —> books2read.com/u/bwYGkY

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Carved Review

Carved (The ROad to Hell Series Book 2) by Brenda K. Davies

Published: October 2016

Genre: Paranormal Romance

E-book Pages: 390

Audiobooks: 10h 31m

Rating: 4 stars out of 5

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Summary

River
As the perilous journey across a country I’d long thought destroyed begins, I don’t know who I am anymore or what I’m becoming. My abilities grow stronger with each passing day, as does the fear of what comes next. All I know is that I will do anything to avoid becoming like Lucifer, and to protect those I love, even if that means protecting them from me.

Kobal
No matter what it takes, I will keep River safe, even if my actions end up driving a wedge between us. River is mine to protect, no matter how hard that might be to do now that our journey has begun. I won’t stop until Lucifer is destroyed, won’t stop until I claim my throne, and she will be by my side when I do. It’s all just a matter of keeping her alive until then.

There are four books in this paranormal romance series which is now complete. Not all things will be resolved in this book. Due to sexual content, violence, and language, this book is recommended for listeners 18+ years of age.

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Review

Carved, picks-up right where Good Intentions left off. River and Kobal’s relationship is just a wishy-washy as it was in the first book. One second they’re hot and all over each other and the next second one of them is somehow offending the other, I guess they have a normal-ish relationship. I am happy that this isn’t just a power couple that is completely head over heels in love with one another. It makes everything very refreshing to see a normal type of relationship, as normal as a relationship can be when one is a human, and the other is from hell.

River has been working on her craft, a wondrous gift from her dad, Lucifer. With River working hard to perfect her abilities, she’s working even harder at trying to save herself from becoming like her father. Alongside a group of abled humans who have ranked high among the classes in the camp and Kobal along with his companions, it shows just how when the time comes everyone can work together, we’d hope. I enjoy seeing both River and Kobal working hard to accomplish one main goal, but at times I felt that the story could’ve moved along a little faster.

If anyone checks out the story, let me know if you have the same feelings as I did. From the normal like relationships to the trust, they have to have with one another during post-apocalyptic times, down to the heartfelt moments gives you a warming feeling, and makes you believe everything will work out perfectly fine, only the next book will tell.


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