Friday, 22 November 2019

Thorn #BookBirthday #Review #KindleUnlimited




Title: Thorn
Series: Rosewood High #1
Author: Tracy Lorraine
Genre: YA/NA High School Bully Romance
Release Date: November 22, 2019



Blurb

She's an English Rose and I'm about to be a thorn in her side. 

She doesn't belong here. From the moment she steps foot in Rosewood High— it's clear she must go.

And I'll use my power to get rid of her. The betrayal I'm reminded of each time our eyes lock must end.

She's a lost rich girl, trying to recover from the death of her parents. But none of that is my concern.

This is my life. My rules. My senior year. What I say goes. And I say she's done.

Until she proves me wrong...


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My Review
It’s no secret that bully romances are my favourite genre. The story behind this one made an interesting motive. Thorn ticks all the right inappropriate boxes.

Amelie has moved in with her gran after her parents died. She’s a Brit now living in America. At almost 18 she was almost done with high school. Now the stereotype American high school is her new nightmare. Jake Thorn is at the centre of her tilted world.

He hates her for everything she reminds him of. Their chemistry is something neither of them wanted.

He’s king of the school. His attitude is overbearing. His game is just the beginning.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review. This is my first book by this author but will not be my last. 4.5 stars out of 5.





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AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

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Author Bio


Tracy Lorraine is a M/F and M/M contemporary romance author. Tracy recently-ish turned thirty and lives in a cute Cotswold village in England with her husband, daughter and lovable but slightly crazy dog. Having always been a bookaholic with her head stuck in her Kindle Tracy decided to try her hand at a story idea she dreamt up and hasn’t looked back since.


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Two Thousand Lines by Michelle Jester #Blitz #Review


Two Thousand Lines
Michelle Jester
Publication date: November 21st 2019
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance, Young Adult
Olivia Brooks has been able to keep her life in Sugar Mill, Louisiana held perfectly together, far away from the small town where she grew up. Even though her past still haunts her, she has found a perfect process of surviving, until a string of events brings Luke Plaisance to Sugar Mill and turns her organized life upside down.

While Olivia fights to hold on to the life she’s created, unraveling it may be exactly what it takes for her to truly survive. She must accept her past in order to live, or let it threaten the only future she’s ever wanted. Because some secrets can’t stay buried… and shouldn’t.

An inspiring and heartbreaking tale of abandonment, survival, and purpose. A harrowing journey of self-discovery and perseverance.
EXCERPT:
Luke saw her red face and swollen eyes.
“Whatever it is, I’m sorry.”
“No need. Besides, maybe I just cut an onion.”
“I’m not asking you why, Olivia, but also don’t feel like you have to lie to me. It’s none of my business and I know that. You don’t owe anyone an explanation.”
“Then why are you here?” she turned abruptly to face him, obviously angered.
“I like cinnamon rolls.”
“You also don’t have to lie either.”
“Mama Gigi,” Luke responded quietly.
“What?” Olivia bowed her head slightly.
“Mama Gigi. She said when I smell cinnamon and baking bread, if I look over here and your kitchen door is open, and I quote, ‘go to her and stay until she’s safe.’”
Olivia looked up with tears welling in her eyes again, “I’ll be sure to close my door next time.”
“No, you won’t. Mama Gigi said you will always have your door open when you make them. She thought whatever you were mourning was pretty strong, ‘cause it obviously made you feel suffocated.”
“I miss her. I miss her so much.”
Luke stood quickly and went to Olivia. He wanted to wrap his arms around her and hold her. But, as he got closer she stepped back, so he stopped.
“I can’t leave until you’re safe.”
“I’m never safe,” she whispered.
“You’ve been safe since I got here.”

Review

Two thousand Lines is my first book by Michelle Jester. The opening pages come with a warning and I think this book needs it.

Olivia Brooks has suffered a childhood that leaves scars. The type that changes alive. Now she’s trying to figure out how to move forward while her past haunts her.

This is a gritty read and won’t be for everyone. I would suggest sampling the first chapter as this lays down our story. When Olivia loses her parents she is left in the hands of someone who turns out to be abusive.

The story is written in both the present and past. It tells the story of Olivia and Luke. The survival and courage to move forward.

This book isn’t my usual read. The beginning of the story is heartbreaking and the aftermath is the story you want to read. Olivia is a character you want to see pull through her past. This book also shows a heartbreaking story which involves animals. The artwork is beautiful and the story has a few twists.

4 stars out of 5. I wanted to read the story but at the same time, I wanted to look away. This will suit some readers perfectly but for me, it was a little too heavy, yet addictive.


Author Bio:
Michelle Jester lives in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana with her husband, high school sweetheart and retired Master Sergeant. Together they have a son and daughter. She is a hopeless romantic and has been writing poems and stories for as long as she can remember.
One of her prize possessions is a bracelet with only a yellow, Rubber Duckie charm on it; which she wears every day to remind her to enjoy the fun and happy things of life!

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Aspen Ridge Series Tour and Giveaway!


Chalk It up To Love 
Aspen Ridge Book 1 
by Jill Haymaker 
Genre: Western Contemporary Romance


Rediscover Aspen Ridge as Jill Haymaker starts a new series set in the small, Colorado mountain town of aspen Ridge. When a new school year begins, all fourth grade teacher, ERIN MIDNIGHT, wants is to establish a new normal for herself and her ten year old son, Mark. Recently divorced, she struggles to cope with being a single mom. Fortunately, her hometown of Aspen Ridge, Colorado, provides the perfect place for her to heal.
BOYD GARRETT’S life changed the day his wife was senselessly killed by a texting driver. No longer fulfilled by his life in the big city, he accepts a new teaching job in the tiny, mountain town of Aspen Ridge, hoping to find an escape from the memories that haunt him.
Can Peak Elementary School’s new, handsome instructor teach Erin to believe in herself again? Can Boyd find the happiness he thought he’d lost forever? Or are the walls they’ve built around their hearts too high? Two people who’ve learned that with love comes pain. But, sometimes—we get a second chance. 



Safe To Love 
Aspen Ridge Book 2


The assault had cast a dark shadow over ANGELA RODRIGUEZ’S life for twenty-three years. Her recent move to the tiny mountain town of Aspen Ridge allowed her to escape the person, but not the nightmares that haunted her nights. Would she ever be able to overcome the fear? COLT OUTLAW owned and operated the largest cattle ranch in Peakview County, Colorado. Since his father’s untimely death, he’d not only taken care of the ranch, but also his mom and sister. There weren’t enough hours in his day for frivolous things like romance. That is until Angela walked into his life. Two hearts longing for more but separated by ghosts from their pasts. Can old walls, built to protect, be crumbled by acceptance and love?
Love always wins.
REDISCOVER ROMANCE IN ASPEN RIDGE-A SMALL TOWN WITH AN OPEN HEART. 



Come Home To Love 
Aspen Ridge Book 3


Riley Beckman has spent the last six years trying to be the perfect single parent to her daughter, Ava. The result of a one-night-stand with a handsome cowboy, Riley didn’t even know his last name when he rode off into the morning sunrise. By the time she discovered she was pregnant, all she could do was make the best of the amazing gift she’d been given.
She hadn’t needed a man to establish a happy home for herself and her daughter.

Justin Thorne, known to his friends as JT, has been a nomad since leaving home at eighteen. A cowhand, he’s traveled ranch to ranch and state to state, never staying in any one place long enough to put down roots. Still there was that one night and one girl he could never quite forget. When fate brings him back to the tiny Colorado Mountain town of Aspen Ridge, will he get a second chance?

And what happens when he discovers he left behind more than just a girl? While JT struggles with the fact that he’s been an absent father for six years, Riley fears the worst. Will he try to take her child? Or can the three of them find the family they’ve only dreamed of?

REDISCOVER ROMANCE IN ASPEN RIDGE. A SMALL TOWN WITH AN OPEN HEART. 



Remember Christmas 
Aspen Ridge Book 4


Aspen Assisted Living facility is known for their festive holiday decorations, but it did little to decorate the hearts of the residents.

The longer Grace Decker lives at the facility, the more she retreats into herself. What is the point? Her freedom died right along with her husband. Now strangers treat her like a child. She doesn’t even care that it’s almost Christmas.

The last thing Albert Stanley, a former rodeo star, wants is to be stuck inside with not a horse in sight. Six months in this place has seemed like six years. Although he’s the life of the party on the outside, inside he feels alone and isolated. Is he going to die without ever experiencing true love?

Albert decides to make it his mission to bring some Christmas cheer into Grace’s life, despite her resistance. Can two people who believe their lives are over, remember romance at Christmas, and discover that you are never too old to fall in love? This book will make you a believer in Christmas miracles.

THIS CHRISTMAS, REDISCOVER ROMANCE IN ASPEN RIDGE, COLORADO, A SMALL TOWN WITH AN OPEN HEART. 


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Ride Into Love 
Aspen Ridge Book 5


When ROBIN OUTLAW’S husband passes away unexpectedly, she struggles to put the pieces of her shattered life back together while running Eagle Tree Cattle Ranch without him. Her days of romance are over. That is until, she notices a cowboy who’s been there all along. 

TRAVIS MORGAN is an uncomplicated man. He’s been a cowhand for over forty years, the last thirty at Eagle Tree Ranch. With the boss man gone, suddenly he finds himself noticing Robin in a whole new light. Could she ever see him as more than an employee? 

Can their love of a cattle ranch, nestled high in the Colorado Rockies, bring these two together for something more? Maybe a small, discarded puppy will be all it takes to get the ball rolling and open their hearts to new possibilities. 

Rediscover romance in Aspen Ridge—a small town with an open heart. 





There is nothing like spending time in the beautiful Colorado Rockies, where snow and romance are sure to find you. Once Jill Haymaker discovered her passion for writing contemporary romances filled with messages of hope and second chances, she never looked back. Two years ago, she gave up her long time career as an attorney to embark on writing full time. She loves her stories set high in the Colorado Mountains and the handsome cowboys her heroines find there. Although her characters and settings are fictional, they are based on the people and places she's experienced in her own time in the mountains. After writing eleven books in her Peakview series, she has started a new series, Aspen Ridge. If you loved Peakview, you'll soon fall in love with Aspen Ridge, too. Jill also writes stories for the popular Chicken Soup for the Soul books, where you can catch a glimpse of her real life. 




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The Devil and Dayna Dalton #Blitz

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Book 9: A Bulwark Anthology
Paranormal Romance
Date Published: September 30, 2019
Publisher: Chelshire, Inc.

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Reporter Dayna Dalton’s reputation has been ruined since birth. The daughter of wild child, Becky Dalton, is expected to follow her mother’s footsteps; never given a chance to prove she’s different. Dayna’s been in love with Clay Finnes since she was a teenager. Her unrequited love for Sheriff Finnes leaves her empty.  He’s happily married and unavailable. Instead, Dayna finds herself stuck in the revolving door of bad relationships. But this is Bulwark, Georgia, a town where strange things are always happening.  Dayna is doomed to this loveless life until she can find someone who will appreciate the depth of her character. Can she overcome her fears and look beyond her own perceptions to accept a greater love?

*Contains Sexual Content*


Other Books in the Bulwark Anthology


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The Knowing
A Bulwark Anthology, Book One

The Illusion
A Bulwark Anthology, Book 2

The Craving
A Bulwark Anthology, Book 3

The Window
A Bulwark Anthology, Book 4

The Missing Branch
A Bulwark Anthology, Book 5

The Body
A Bulwark Anthology, Book 6

The Battle of Bulwark
A Bulwark Anthology, Book 7

The Darkness
A Bulwark Anthology, Book 8






Paranormal Thriller
Publisher: Chelshire, Inc.
Published: January 2018

Clay Finnes is the sheriff of a small town in Georgia called Bulwark. Recently separated from his wife, all he can think about is what went wrong, and will Jenna ever come back to him. He's troubled by a bothersome reporter trying to build a story from what he thinks is a normal day in his life. Clay has to admit that the fantastical stories, told by an accident victim as well as unusual sightings of wolves, things are getting a bit strange. A visit to the ominous Gingerbread House makes him realize that his life as he knows it will never be the same.




About the Author


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Brit Lunden is a prolific author who’s written over 50 books in assorted genres under different pen names. Bulwark was her first effort in adult fiction and was chosen by several of her fellow authors as the basis for a new series, A Bulwark Anthology.  Using her characters, they are creating new denizens in spin-off stories to this bizarre town. Brit Lunden lives on Long Island in a house full of helpful ghosts.


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Thursday, 21 November 2019

Dracones Awakening (Dracones, #1) #Review #Audio #KindleUnlimited


Dracones Awakening

(Dracones #1)

If it lives…it can die…

For a thousand years the Ilyium druids have hunted the Dracones without mercy.

Tierney and her friends were seven when the enemy swept through their village in a brutal massacre. Terrified, they fled the realm of Tartaria for Earth. Keeping their Dracone identity secret, they grow to adulthood in Washington state.

But no matter how far they run from the nightmares, escape is impossible. Which is crystal clear every time Tierney gazes into the tormented eyes of the man she loves.

As a kid, Jax only wanted to protect his brother. He ended up abused, broken and full of rage. Now, with his Awakening approaching, his powers become unpredictable. If he survives the change allowing him to shift into his dragon, he fears endangering the one he loves above all others; Tierney.

Their past catches up when Tierney has a vision of the Ilyium beheading her father. Ancient instincts are triggered as Tierney and Jax battle to overcome their legacy, learn to trust in themselves and each other in order to save her father and avoid the Ilyium’s sinister plans.

Dracones Awakening is the first book in the Dracones series for readers age 17+.
If you are a fan of dark, steamy, paranormal romance, you will love Tierney and Jax's story.
Buy this book today to be swept up into the magical world of dragons, magic and angst ridden sensual heat.
 

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Audiobook review. This is narrators by two people (one female and one male) which works really well. This is a pretty long book so plenty is going on.

Tierney has only ever had eyes for Jax but he tries to keep her distance. Everyone has their secrets. Some are better hidden than others. A group of supernaturals need to solve a mystery before anyone else goes missing. Jax has his own secrets but it’s becoming harder to resist Tierney.

This is a slow burn romance with a twisted of gritty adventure. Imagine seeing someone close to death and not being able to do anything. The group have different gifts and need to work together to solve the evil.

There are quite a few characters in this story. Tierney and Jax are our two points of views. Sammy, Jax’s brother is Tierney best friend. When her dad disappears they need to work out who is behind the attacks.

The gritty adventure is the main focus of this book. The romance is secondary to the plot. The characters grew up together and we know the characters like each other but secrets keep them apart.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

My Soul Is Sealed #Review


My Soul Is Sealed

(Sealed With a Kiss #6)

Dirty Dozen Vampire Edition Tour and Giveaway!


The Dirty Dozen: Vampire Edition

A Vampire Paranormal Romance Anthology

with stories by
Scarlette Amour, Ann Mickan, Emma James, L. Firminger, N.L. Hoffmann,
Nathalie M.L. Römer , A.D. Saddler, Kate Bonham, Kia Carrington-Russell,
Kathleen Kelly, Kay Maree and Gemma Arlington


12 Authors ~ 12 Novellas ~ 12 Vampires



It only takes one little bite to draw you in and hold you captive.

Twelve authors have set out to ensnare you with their words.

The stories of their vampires traveling the earth, hidden in the shadows and waiting for their one true love to surrender to their ways, will leave you searching for your own.

Contributing Authors:

Ice Cold Justice – Scarlette Amour
I've been hiding a terrible secret. One that'll see the end of me if anyone finds out...
Add an annoying old flame threatening to out my new secret...What's a girl to do?

I Am Here – Ann Mickan
Morfran's simple existence can become a life worth living and loving.
But the price of a new life is the choices to be made.

Emma James
One night at Elysium with the dark, sexy stranger would unlock Miss Bennett's secrets and rock her world.

Angel of my Nightmare – L. Firminger
Will Marcus find his maker?
What secrets is she hiding?

The Raven – N.L. Hoffmann
Rule number one, don't fall for the enemy.
Will she end up battling against another assassin, or will their growing attraction have them breaking all the rules?

Donta Naughty – Nathalie M.L. Römer
Could Donta and Carlotta be freed from the eternal curse that had made them both creatures of the night?

Voices Beneath – A.D. Saddler
The voices in her head brought us together.
Blood and bones might tear us apart.

Blood Mated – Kate Bonham
I was born from a forbidden romance, always hidden away. But the truth is out...and now my life is in danger.
Mine and my blood mate's, but if they think they're going to hurt him, they have no idea who they're messing with.

The Mad Hatter Vampire Prince – Kia Carrington-Russell
They called him a clown, who had a crown, and who would never look down on his left.
She had a name, that he would soon learn–but perhaps it would already be too late.

Cardinal - Kathleen Kelly
Janardan ~ the world’s oldest Vampire.
Liberator from the cycle of birth and death.

Tasting Her – Kay Maree
My mate is out there somewhere. She is the inferno I need to survive, and I will make her long for my taste as much as I long for hers.

Blood Lust – Gemma Arlington
I knew the instant I walked into the club; I didn’t belong here.
It was strange, odd… different but I liked places that were slightly out of the ordinary.




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