Wednesday 31 October 2018

Something Wicked Tour and Giveaway #Review #KindleUnlimited

Something Wicked
by Emery Nicolson
Genre: Paranormal Romance

The winds of change are blowing… And something wicked is brewing in the dark.

Millie Lockhart is descended from a long line of powerful witches but that doesn’t mean she has the foresight to avoid being stood up by her blind date, nor the courage to change her miserable life.
Stuck in a rut and unappreciated by her family, Millie must make a choice when fate throws the criminally sexy Colm Walker her way. A choice between a man who is a complete anathema to her family – but makes Millie feel alive - or to languish in her status quo. 
Saying yes to Colm Walker could make all of Millie’s dreams come true… Or it could cost her everything. 
Including her life.

Something Wicked was originally published as a 20,000 word novella back in 2015. It has been modified and extended into a full-length novel of over 65,000 words. 

This book is written in British English which means British spellings and idiom. 

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“Who was on the phone last night?”
“Millie…” Frustration thy name is Colm, but I’m like a dog with a bone. I can’t let this go.
“Who Colm? Whose call is so important that you take it in the middle of the night and walk out on a lover? Who?!” I’m still gripping his jacket and I shake him a little as my voice rises.
Please Colm. Please have a perfectly good explanation.
“My mother.”
Are. You. Fucking. Kidding. Me?
“Your mother. Seriously? You’re going with your mother? Do you often refer to your mother as a jackass, Mr. Walker? What kind of an idiot to you take me for?”
I’m shouting now and, releasing him, I step back and take a few deep breaths, trying to calm down and keep my shit together before I morph into the deranged harpy I fear is lurking just beneath the surface of my skin.
He’s not looking at me. He’s still staring up at the crown steeple of the Cathedral behind me. His jaw clenched and a faraway look in his eyes that I don’t understand.
Breaking the silence I ask once more, “Who was on the phone Colm?”
I watch, my heart sinking as his beautiful eyes close and he drops his head.
“I can’t answer that question Millie, but I need you to trust me. It’s not what you’re thinking.”
“You have no idea what I’m thinking!”
He gives me a look that asks if I’m being serious and mentally I concede the stupidity of the statement when it’s pretty obvious what I’m thinking considering I flat out asked him not five minutes ago if he stole the necklace.
That doesn’t mean I’m willing to outwardly admit it, and in fact, I think I’m done. I won’t stand here in the cold and wet circling around the same point and never getting anywhere.
“Mil -”
I hold up a hand as though I can stop his words by gesture alone, and what do you know, it works. Colm cuts himself off mid word.
“I’m not going to stand here arguing with you Colm. I’m done.” His eyes narrow as I start walking backwards away from him. “This is me walking away. Last night was a mistake.”
Turning on my heel I start marching off down the Mile, quite impressed that I managed to walk a few feet backwards without landing on my ass and slightly, stupidly, heartbroken by the events of the last ten minutes.
I just about hit the cross roads next to the Tron when a firm hand grips my shoulder, forcing me to a stop and Colm steps around me to block my retreat.
“Last night wasn’t a mistake Millie. It was unexpected and unbelievably bad timing, but it was not a mistake.”
He wasn’t supposed to follow me and argue. Such simple words with the power to make my stupid inner self do the happy dance before tripping over ‘unbelievably bad timing’.
“I don’t trust you,” My voice is barely above a whisper, and despite the sound of traffic buzzing by, he hears me.
“I know. I know getting that phone call fucked everything up, but give me a chance Millie. Please. I’m not the guy you think I am.”
Oh Goddess, how I want to give him a chance. I want to feel everything I suspect this man can make me feel but the doubts are almost suffocating. A war is raging inside me; my head versus my heart.
Shaking my head I force out words that are both true but so very much not what I want to say right now. “Last night, I wasn’t myself. I don’t go for one nighters and -”
He cuts me off, “Take me home again Millie and it’s not a one nighter.”
“That’s not a good idea. Too much is different. Last night, well. It seemed like a good idea at the time.” Of course it did, I was horny and smarting from being stood up. Who wouldn’t take home the beautiful bad boy you’ve lusted after for years, if given the opportunity. “But obviously, it wasn’t a good idea.”
“It was a fucking great idea. Quite possibly the best idea either of us has ever bloody had! But it wasn’t enough.” He pulls me towards him with a hand at my waist and tips my head back with a hand buried in my hair. Lips barely brushing mine he breathes, “Once will never be enough. Not with you. I doubt I’ll ever have enough of you Millie.” Oh Gods… “Say yes to me Millie. Let go of the bullshit, the unknown, the uncertainty and trust this. Trust me. Say yes.”
Clobbering the distrustful harpy raging inside back into her box, I throw caution to the wind and jump, trusting Colm to catch me.


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 Something Wicked kept me entertained from beginning to end. Millie Lockhart is from a magical family. Unfortunately, being a witch doesn’t help her in the romance department. Her friend sets her up on a blind date who stands her up. Fate deals her a different hand to the night she expects. Her high school crush shows up and he’s interested in a night with her. Colm’s family and Millie’s have never seen eye to eye. Colm is sexy but full of secrets. Millie has to decide if he‘s too good to be true. A magical deadly item has been stolen and Colm seems to be linked to it. 

I liked this book but I’m not a fan of characters who are insecure and Millie is worried about her weight at the beginning of this story. There is also a lot of strong language in this book. The story is very fast paced and I was hooked on every page. The storyline was more than I expected. This is a kindle unlimited read and I’ve joined the blog tour.

Something wicked is set in Edinburgh.

This book is intended for the adult audience.

4 stars out of 5. Fast, interesting read 👍🏻

Emery Nicolson lives in the south of England with her husband, son and assorted fur babies. In her spare time, she likes to think about writing, binge watch tv shows, read and partake of pyjama-themed dance parties often while drinking spiced rum from a mug. Something Wicked is her first novel.

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Tuesday 30 October 2018

The Edge Rules #BlogTour #5StarReview

Being a bully isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Sixteen-year old Brianna had everything she wanted: money to ski all over the world, underlings to do her bidding, and parents who gave her every freedom—as long as she played by their rules. But when she’s busted shoplifting and assigned to the Chain Gang, she ditches her shallow ways and realizes being herself is easier than manipulating people.

Forced to partner with kids she’d never dream of befriending, including Xavier, a boy who makes her pulse go into hyperdrive, Brianna vows to be a better person. Breaking Old Brianna’s habits isn’t easy, but her infatuation with Xavier—someone her parents would never approve of—motivates her to keep trying.

Even when he convinces her to trade her swanky skis for a beat-up snowboard.

Brianna lets go of her need to control everything and finally starts to feel free—until her past threatens to jeopardize her first real chance at love. She discovers balancing on the edge is as challenging in life as it is in snowboarding, and when a new friend is in trouble, Brianna must decide between the superficial things that used to be her world and putting her friend’s safety before herself.

253 pages
Published October 26th 2018 by Left-Handed Mitten Publications

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I absolutely love this book. Brianna is the girl everyone hates. She's privileged, stuck up and totally self-involved. Under the surface, her life is falling apart and she is realising that being cruel is more effort than it's worth. She becomes a kleptomaniac. Brianna wouldn't be caught dead in any of the jewellery she's stolen, but she just can't stop until she gets arrested. Her dad manages to get her off with community service. Unfortunately, her dad has a bombshell of his own to drop. Her mum and dad are separating. This family is all about keeping up appearances. It's all Brianna has ever known. Her dad wants her to finish her community service as soon as possible and in return, he will take her on Christmas vacation to Switzerland. 

The community service is litter picking. It's not glamorous but it's easy work. The bus that drops the offenders off is full of quirky characters but mystery guy is the one that catches her attention most. He's tall, dark and tattooed. Xavier is the type of guy Brianna wouldn't look twice at. He doesn't come from money and his image isn't squeaky clean. Brianna finds a best-friend she genuinely likes and a boy who someone could really love. 

Brianna has to get over herself if she wants a chance with Xavier. She also has to cleanse her past. Her former self, hurt a lot of people. The mean girl is about to find the path to forgiveness. 

Brianna is a strong independent character and even though her world is crumbling around her, Bri holds her head high. Her relationship with her mother has always been cold but now they need each other more than ever. Together they learn that being nice actually has benefits. 

Xavier is a great book boyfriend. He's kind and caring. His personal character is everything Brianna needs but his looks and status are something she has to get over. Brianna struggles with her inner demons. She wants to be a better person but the transition will take time. Along the way, she learns to snowboard, saves a friend and finds kindness in her heart. This book has so much to offer in personal growth for our main character. 

I totally have a thing for hot, tattooed, Spanish speaking Mexicans. Xavier was an 11 on the hotness scale and his personality is swoon-worthy. 

The Edge of Rules is more than a romance. It's about Brianna becoming a reformed character. I loved every minute. I would highly recommend this book. It's going on the favourite shelf! 5+ stars out of 5. 

The Edge of Rules contains mild sexual references.

*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review as part of the chapter by chapter blog tour. 

Multi-award winning young adult author Melanie Hooyenga first started writing as a teenager and finds she still relates best to that age group. She has lived in Washington DC, Chicago, and Mexico, but has finally settled down in her home state of Michigan. When not at her day job as a Communications Director at a nonprofit, you can find Melanie attempting to wrangle her Miniature Schnauzer Owen and playing every sport imaginable with her husband Jeremy.



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