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Book Review: Promise Me ~ Samanthe Beck and Robin Bielman

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Title: Promise Me
Author: Robin Bielman and Samanthe Beck
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by: Shakera
Genre: NA, Romance
Publisher: Entangled: Embrace
Date of Release: April 15, 2019
Pages: 278
Format: Kindle (NetGalley)

As Kendall tries to escape memories of her past, she decides to house sit for her aunt in sunny California. Her first night there, she meets Vaughn and saves his life… not knowing her life will not be the same. She’s struggling with the decision of becoming a lawyer like her father or following her dreams of being an actress. Can Vaughn teach her to live in the moment?

Told from a dual point of view, you see the demons both Kendall and Vaughn are facing. This looks as though it’s set up to become a series, I think is great. You meet Kendall’s two step sisters and Vaughn’s two roommates. In the beginning, I wasn’t fond of her two sisters  due to their treatment of Kendall, but as the three sisters grow close, you grow to like them. I thought was absolutely adorable. He was understanding and patient… sometimes too patient, but I appreciated that about him. Kendall was trying at moments, but given her circumstances, I understood.

This was my introduction to Samanthe Beck and Robin Bielman and it was absolutely wonderful! I hope this becomes a series because I can’t wait to see where this goes!

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Release Blitz: Second Star ~ J.M. Sullivan

Title: Second Star
Author: J.M. Sullivan
Genre: YA/Scifi
Cover Designer: Desi DeOrto
Publication Date: March 5th, 2019
Publisher: Bleeding Ink Publishing
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:
“Sullivan builds tension and excitement in this space opera refashioning of Peter Pan.” -Publisher’s Weekly
Wendy Darling worked her entire life to rise through the ranks of the prestigious Londonierre Brigade. Now as a Captain, she has everything she’s always wanted, including a ship and crew of her own. But when the Brigade receives a strange transmission from the legendary James Hooke, lost a hundred years earlier in uncharted space and presumed dead, Wendy is willing to risk it all to rescue her hero. She races to the planet known only as Neverland; her mission to find the long-lost crew and bring them home.
But there is more to Neverland than meets the eye, and more to Hooke than what was written in history books. When Wendy crash lands on the ominous planet, she quickly discovers Neverland’s dark secret; a malevolent being known as The Shadow that’s looking for a host body to escape its eternal prison. To fulfill her mission, Wendy must decide whether to trust the dashing Hooke or the mysterious Fleet mechanic who goes by the name of Pan–and she has to decide quickly…
Before the darkness consumes them all.
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Teacher by day, award-winning author by night, J.M. Sullivan is a fairy tale fanatic who loves taking classic stories and turning them on their head. When she’s not buried in her laptop, you can find her watching scary movies with her husband, playing with her kids, or lost inside a good book. Although known to dabble in adulting, J.M. is a big kid at heart who still believes in true love, magic, and most of all, the power of coffee. If you would like to connect with J.M., you can find her on social media at @jmsullivanbooks– she’d love to hear from you.
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Release Blitz & Book Review: Hope’s Decree & Hope’s Deceit ~ Angela McPherson

Title: Hope’s Decree

Author: Angela McPherson

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal/Fantasy Romance

Publisher: Untold Press

Cover Designer: Just write. Creations

Blurb:

When everything else is lost, there is always hope.

Most teens want an epic senior year. All Trinity Whitebone hoped for was a normal one. She is the direct descendant of Pandora and fated to rectify the terrors released into the world by her curious ancestor.

Blain Heros is the sworn guardian created by Zeus to protect Trinity. His mission is to train her to defend humans against Pandora’s curse. For Blain, training a mortal for battle is impossible. For Trinity, taking orders from an overbearing immortal whose touch leaves her dizzy, is hopeless. But with each passing lesson, frustration and confusion give way to an electrifying bond.

Together they are a force to be feared, only defending humans against an ancient curse isn’t the only threat in the world anymore. A band of rogue immortals is hunting Trinity because her power is key to unleashing an unholy darkness into the mortal realm. As the war between light and dark brews, Trinity vows to fully embrace her fate–or die trying.

*The final book in The Fated trilogy is coming out soon*

 

This is by far one of the best YA series I’ve read, so far. While Trinity starts off shy, she grows with confidence each step of the way. Blain came off as hot and cold, but once you get to know him… you understand why. The chemistry between them was great and I enjoyed each of their interactions together. There was a bit of a love triangle in the beginning, but it wasn’t distracting and didn’t take away from the story. The way the Greek Mythology was woven into the story was flawless. Highly recommend this book for YA lovers and Greek Mythology fans!


 

Title: Hope’s Deceit

Author: Angela McPherson

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal/Fantasy Romance

Publisher: Untold Press

Cover Designer: Just write. Creations

Blurb:

In the end, light may not be enough to outshine the darkness. 

After Melia’s near-fatal attack, the connection binding Trinity and Blain shifts, allowing a dark force to wedge them apart. Her only hope for the life she craves is stopping Melia and her gang of Rogues.

Too bad life never plays fair. As Trinity’s eighteenth birthday draws near, new abilities manifest. More problems occur when objects around her spontaneously erupt in flames. While Trinity tries to manage her new powers, Blain works with Watchers to root out Melia’s hiding place. Unfortunately, Trinity’s uncontrolled talent evokes suspicion, causing old friends to challenge her ability to fulfill her destiny.

 Havoc between the immortals ensues, leaving mortals unprotected as a new threat surfaces. Melia found a way to awaken an ancient god, whose wrath–if released–is sure to create more devastation than Pandora ever dreamed of. Everything about Trinity’s life is changing, except her vow: Keep those she cares for safe.

But fate always has an ulterior plan.

So… it was like someone just pushed the pause button on the remote, let me get some snacks and a beverage, come back to my reading cove, and they pressed play. We pick up right where we left off, in non-stop action! First off, the romance between Trinity and Blain… heats up! I feel the flames, ladies and gentlemen! I was in awe of the character development for Trinity between book 1 and now. She is a much stronger character in this book and it was awesome to watch it unfold before your eyes. I won’t lie, in the first book I thought Morpheus was a bit creepy, however, in this book… he is a hoot! The end sets up the finale quite well, and I’m excited to see how this plays out! Be careful! This series can easily be read in a weekend! Thoroughly enjoyed this series and I’m eagerly awaiting the end of the trilogy!


Born and currently residing in Texas, Angela works as a nurse during the day and an author by night. She’s addicted to cleaning, coffee, and fuzzy socks. When not spending time with her husband and their three children, working or writing, she’s reading a good book or listening to music.

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Hope’s Decree:

I couldn’t feel anything.

My whole freakish life I’d desperately wanted to shut out the surge of emotions I often felt from others. But this empty vacancy was out of place and wrong.

Off to my right, something flickered. I turned to look, and in the distance, a flash of light caught my attention. I watched, transfixed as it expanded and molded into the solid figure of a man. Curiosity or stupidity–not sure which–drew me toward him. With each step, my insides stirred, a desperate need beckoning me.

I made it close enough to see his coal black hair and broad shoulders before his image blurred and disappeared. Maybe I should have run, or at least tried, but an inexplicable force held me still. Now he stood behind me. I tensed as his massive arms wrapped around my waist.

His hold liberated my mind from the numbing loss of feelings, and fear pressed against me. Within him, profound fragments of greed and hate surged. But it was what those demented feelings led to that frightened me. A siege of war and bloodshed unlike the world has ever known.

Fear and terror spread through me like fire. I began to shake and my stomach rolled with nausea. His unbreakable hold suffocated the light inside of me and the darkness emerged.

Hope’s Deceit

Waking up every morning to Blain and his skillfully, mind-blowing kisses definitely made starting the day easier. Those lips

of his had a way of making me forget the outside world. His clean cotton and fresh-out-of-the-shower scent clung to him like static, and I couldn’t get enough. The feeling of comfort and safety while wrapped in his arms enveloped me, and the terrible images that startled me awake earlier faded away.

Melia being a Rogue and nearly killing me was frightening. But seeing the black orb attack Blain was a whole new level of terrifying. He seemed okay, though. God, I hoped he was okay.

Blain inched back, definitely far enough to see redness spread across my face, and grinned. His stare, the desire and need held there, made my pulse race. “God, you’re beautiful,” he said, stroking a thumb across my cheek.

His tender touch burned through me. The familiar buzz danced along my skin, and the colors from our power–white and gold– followed the sweet caress.

“This is my favorite part, the pink across your cheeks and knowing I put it there.”

I smiled. “Mine is definitely your lips.”

In turn, they kicked up in a sinful smile. The single butterfly in my stomach multiplied into a swarm. The clear blue in his eyes darkened, and he brought his mouth over mine.

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Release Blitz: One for All ~ Mia Moon

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One for All- Reverse Harem Box Set by Mia Moon

Narrated by Lacy Laurel

 

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All for One

Can you get a second chance – with three men at once?

We’re all grown up, and we’re finally in one place again. Rex, Shaun, and Taylor. My three best friends from high school.

Gorgeous, successful, sexy as hell. They all came back into my life when I needed them most. I can’t believe I’m having these fantasies about all of them. About having all of them at once.

Then one warm night, everything explodes. They’re willing to indulge my fantasies… And give me a happy-ever-after. Together.


Power Play

Four hot hockey players. One woman who spends her life behind a computer screen. After watching her high school crush and his friends on the ice, things definitely heat up in this reverse harem romance…

When I drunkenly message my old high school crush one night, I never imagined he’d respond. It’s been so many years and I thought he’d forgotten all about me. He hasn’t – not even close. And when we meet in person all these years later, he’s a handsome pro hockey player…with three equally sexy friends. They could spend every night with a different woman, but they want me. I’ve been so focused on my job and my computer that when this complicated, real-world dilemma comes up, I’m not sure what to do. Am I supposed to choose just one?


Claiming Her Cowboys

Three cowboys are used to working together on their Montana ranch. Now they’re working to fulfill my every desire!

I’m sent to Montana by my New York magazine to write a travel story. Staying at a ranch, riding horses, gazing at the vast night sky – it will be like a vacation. And the bonus: the three ranch owners are all hot, muscled and 100 percent cowboy. Total eye candy.

And they all want me.

Can this city girl handle three rough cowboys? And what if they want me to be their forever cowgirl?

 

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Release Blitz: Losing a Piece of Me ~ K.B. Andrews

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I have a secret. A secret that chased me away from my home, my family, away from the only man I’ve ever loved.

I took that secret and pushed it down inside of me. So far down, that it never had a chance of coming out. That dirty little secret was like a seed. A seed that took root and grew to become a piece of me. But what happens when that secret has finally outgrown me?

When its vines climb over every wall I have in place?

When it finally overfills that little spot inside of me that it’s been buried in for so long now? All secrets come out eventually. I just hope mine doesn’t destroy everyone I love.

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Release Blitz: Breathless ~ Megan Linski


Title: Breathless
Author: Megan Linski
Genre: NA Fantasy
Publisher: Gryfyn Publishing
Publication Date: September 20th, 20187
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:
What if The Little Mermaid was a boy?
My name is Adrian. I’m the son of Poseidon, the prince of the sea. Oh, and I’m also a merman. But I’m sick of being underwater– my heart dreams of living on land.
I thought I’d be stuck with fins for good, until I fell for a beautiful human. Isamaria is everything I’ve ever wanted. The entire ocean isn’t enough– I need to be with her.
I only have one option. The sea warlock Stavros has the power to turn me into a human, so I can walk on land and be with Isa. He makes me a deal… he will turn me into a human for three days. I have until then to convince Isa to fall in love with me.
Otherwise, the entire sea– and all who inhabit it– will belong to him. Even worse, I’ll be stuck as a merman. Permanently.
And I’ll lose Isa forever.
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Breathless is a fairy-tale retelling of Greek mythology and modern legend. This new adult fantasy is sure to delight fans of USA TODAY Bestselling Author Megan Linski.
Megan Linski is the owner of Gryfyn Publishing. She is best known for her popular series The Shifter Prophecy, The Kingdom Saga, and The Rhodi Saga, as well as recognized for her work on the Creatures of the Lands series. In 2014, Linski published the Creatures of the Lands series in Lison’s honor.
Linski is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness and suicide prevention, and is an active fighter against common variable immune deficiency disorder.
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Release Blitz: Truth ~ Avery Woods


HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY TO
TRUTH!
Truth
Life of Secrets 2
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date: September 3, 2018

Keywords: Romance, contemporary, new adult, secrets, friendship

Sometimes you shouldn’t ask questions you aren’t prepared to hear the answers to…

Cori Winters life seems to be going according to the plan. While completing her PhD in Chemistry, Cori is offered a Research Fellowship, by one of the most accomplished Chemists in the Country. In addition, Cori has finally agreed to marry her long term boyfriend, Erik.

Abandoned at a young age, Cori has been told growing up that her biological mother has been MIA due to a severe illness. After a visit with her father, Cori discovers her dad sending a large amount of cash to an unknown woman. Cori decides to take matters into her own hands where she finally seek answers regarding her mother. However, sometimes secrets are better kept hidden…

After a childhood incident ruined any shot of Jesse having a relationship with his parents, he is finally glad to be living on his own, where he isn’t constantly reminded of what happened. That is, until his seventeen-year old step sister, Bethany, confides in him that she’s pregnant. Jesse vows to help Bethany, but what is the right choice to make when she wants to keep her pregnancy a secret? The truth is bound to come out….
Cori and Jesse grow closer, when Cori’s fiancée attends a wedding in Italy. Cori and Jesse relate to one another, when each confides secrets of their own. However, when each reveal their secrets, will the other be able to handle the truth?


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EXCERPT:

“Are you ready?” Jesse asks me.
Am I ready? No. Do I have to do this? Yes. “Where are you going to be?”
“There is a nearby record store I wanted to check out. Depending how long you take, I might go back to the hotel and call Bethany. Don’t worry about me. I’ll be fine. Just call me, either way. Even if I don’t make it down the block.”
“Okay.” I’m glad he has something to do. It will be embarrassing if I end up calling him after a short time, but I know Jesse won’t be judgmental, which is why I let him accompany me on this trip. “I’ll call you when I’m done.”
Jesse rubs my thigh before I get out. “Good luck, Cori.”
I give him an uneasy grin as I step out of the passenger seat. I can feel my whole body shaking. Jesse reverses slowly, and I give him a weak wave as he drives away. I like that he is giving me privacy. I need to do this on my own.
I take five calming breaths and begin to move my shaky legs towards the front door. Shivers run up and down my spine. I’m covered in goose bumps. I can’t believe I am actually doing this. It’s surreal. A million thoughts run through my mind, and by the time I get to the door, I realize I have no idea what I am going to say to her. I don’t think, ‘Hi, I’m the daughter you abandoned almost twenty five years ago’ is a great opener.
I stand in front of my mom’s house for a couple minutes, just trying to collect my thoughts and process through my head that I am actually standing in front of my mom’s house. I decide it’s like pulling off a band aid and I just need to knock on the door. Before my mind convinces me to chicken out, I lift my fist and knock on the door.
When I hear movement coming from inside the house, I’m tempted to turn around and book it. I keep my feet firmly planted on the ground, as I keep reminding myself that I can do this. A few seconds later the door opens, and I am almost certain my heart stops for a good couple of beats.
The woman who opens the door is of average height, with a petite waist. She is extremely beautiful. She has the same porcelain doll skin as I do, but unlike me she has shoulder length, straight blonde hair. She has a small nose, with big blue eyes that are darker in colour than mine. Her lips are full, and she is wearing a cream cashmere sweater with dark blue denim jeans. She has a few soft wrinkles on the corners of her eyes, but opposed from that she looks almost too young to be my mom.
“Meredith Holmes?” I ask.
She gives me a puzzled look, letting me know that she has no idea who I am. My stomach drops shortly, but I regain myself, as she answers. “That’s me. How can I help you?”


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Avery Woods lives in beautiful, but sometimes rainy Vancouver, BC, Canada. In addition to writing, Avery Woods works as a full time Registered Nurse. When she’s not writing or working as a nurse you can find her consuming books by the minute. Trust is her first book.

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