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Monday, 31 July 2017

Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo



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Book: Shadow and Bone, Leigh Bardugo
Series: Shadow and Bone #1
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Release Date: June 5th 2012

 Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

ARC Review: Juniper Limits by Lora Richardson

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Book: Juniper Limits, Lora Richardson
Series: Juniper series #2
Publisher: Kindle
Release Date: July 10th, 2017

Celia has spent her life waiting for the next crisis. When the tension at home begins to ease, she wonders if she’ll finally be able to relax. Her father has stopped drinking, her cousin Fay has moved back to Juniper, and it seems like Paul might really care about her. But trust is an uphill battle for Celia, fighting against doubt the whole way.

Paul has been drawn to Celia for as long as he can remember, and she is finally giving him a chance to show her how he feels. But when Celia can’t stop worrying everything will fall apart, and when things in Paul’s own life take a turn for the worse, can they learn to rely on each other?

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Giveaway: The Intuitives by Erin Michelle Sky and Steven Brown!

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I was given my very first physical ARC by the lovely Trash Dog Media Publishers back in March - The Intuitives by Erin Michelle Sky & Steven Brown. (see review here)

And this book is officially being released on the 25th of July, and I am absolutely honoured to host a giveaway of a signed copy of The Intuitives on behalf of the authors!

As well as being my first physical ARC, this is also my first official giveaway! I've a lot to be thankful to these authors, so I'm so happy to be able to do this for them.


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You will be able to enter by signing up to my blog and Trash Dog Media's newsletter, and you can get extra entries by sharing it on various social media's (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter etc.) Just fill out the Rafflecopter below! This giveaway runs from the 18th - 24th July, so be sure to sign up before it's over!


Saturday, 15 July 2017

Review: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson



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 Book: The Unexpected Everything, Morgan Matson 
Series: stand-alone
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release Date: May 3rd, 2016

Andie had it all planned out. When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future. Important internship? Check. Amazing friends? Check. Guys? Check (as long as we’re talking no more than three weeks).

But that was before the scandal. Before having to be in the same house with her dad. Before walking an insane number of dogs. That was before Clark and those few months that might change her whole life. Because here’s the thing—if everything’s planned out, you can never find the unexpected. And where’s the fun in that?


Friday, 7 July 2017

If There's No Tomorrow Exclusive Pre-Order Offer!

Jennifer L Armentrout is partnering with The Ivy Bookshop, to offer an exclusive pre-order option for IF THERE’S NO TOMORROW!

 

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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Review: Cursed by Jennifer L Armentrout



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Book: Cursed, Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: stand-alone
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release Date: September 18th, 2012

Dying sucks
...and high school senior Ember McWilliams knows firsthand.

After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back. Now anything Ember touches dies. And that, well, really blows.

Ember operates on a no-touch policy with all living things--including boys. When Hayden Cromwell shows up, quoting Oscar Wilde and claiming her curse is a gift, she thinks he's a crazed cutie. But when he tells her he can help control it, she's more than interested. There's just one catch: Ember has to trust Hayden's adopted father, a man she's sure has sinister reasons for collecting children whose abilities even weird her out. However, she's willing to do anything to hold her sister's hand again. And hell, she'd also like to be able to kiss Hayden. Who wouldn't?

But when Ember learns the accident that turned her into a freak may not've been an accident at all, she's not sure who to trust. Someone wanted her dead, and the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she is to losing not only her heart, but her life.

For real this time.

Monday, 26 June 2017

My Top 5 Contemporary Reads!

You know, I haven't add the urge to sit down and do a proper post in so long. It's almost like I have a blog hangover! I've done promotional work for authors, but nothing substantial. So, this is my first proper non-review post in a while! I'm quite excited to write this, actually. I decided to do my top 5 favourite contemporary books, mainly because I mostly read fantasy series, but there's still a special place in my heart for those ordinary, relatable, contemporary stand-alones. While there are contemporary series, I'm going to focus on stand-alones for those looking for a quick summer read! So let's begin.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Sale Info: Love Restored by Carrie Ann Ryan

Love Restored by Carrie Ann Ryan is available now for fre and trust me - you want to meet Graham Gallagher. If you love a man who is good with his hands, make sure to grab Love Restored today!

Love Restored 

About Love Restored:

In the first of a Montgomery Ink spin-off series from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan, a broken man uncovers the truth of what it means to take a second chance with the most unexpected woman…

Graham Gallagher has seen it all. And when tragedy struck, lost it all. He’s been the backbone of his brothers, the one they all rely on in their lives and business. And when it comes to falling in love and creating a life, he knows what it’s like to have it all and watch it crumble. He’s done with looking for another person to warm his bed, but apparently he didn’t learn his lesson because the new piercer at Montgomery Ink tempts him like no other.

Blake Brennen may have been born a trust fund baby, but she’s created a whole new life for herself in the world of ink, piercings, and freedom. Only the ties she’d thought she’d cut long ago aren’t as severed as she’d believed. When she finds Graham constantly in her path, she knows from first glance that he’s the wrong kind of guy for her. Except that Blake excels at making the wrong choice and Graham might be the ultimate temptation for the bad girl she’d thought long buried.

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Friday, 23 June 2017

Tied Up In Heartstrings Blog Tour!

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 I'm delighted to be a part of the blog tour for Felicia Lynn's new book, Tied Up In Heartstrings!

The first book in the Heartstrings Series by Felicia Lynn has re-launched! Read Tied Up In Heartsrtrings now!

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Summary:

 I thought my life would forever be defined by tragedy.

The happily ever after I thought I had, ended prematurely and painfully.

My daughter and I were stuck in a fog of self-preservation, afraid to believe that there wasn’t more pain waiting for us in the ‘real world’.

Just the thought of allowing myself to embrace happiness and take a risk in order to feel that all-consuming love again is terrifying.

And I’m not sure I would be able to survive if it all went away again.

But… what choice do I have when I’m tied up in these heartstrings?

I could cut the ties and run.

Or I could take a chance on someone that my heart once yearned for and hope that he knows how to untangle the fear that holds my heart hostage.


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 BUY LINKS:

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2rAiXza
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Kobo: http://bit.ly/TUIHKobo


MENDING HEARTSTRINGS (Heartstrings, #2) Re-releasing June 27
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PHANTOM HEARTSTRINGS (Heartstrings, #3) Re-releasing July 4
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REVIEW: https://www.amazon.com/gp/review/R2Q5MK8SQL4K76…
 

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AUTHOR BIO: 
 
Felicia Lynn, author of The Learning Curve series and Heartstrings series, is a transplanted Florida girl, born and raised, who lives just north of Atlanta, GA. She spends most of her days holed up in a cozy chair with her laptop, writing about the characters that live in her head. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her hanging out with her family and friends or interacting with her readers and fellow book lovers on social media! She loves traveling, reading, live music, baseball, good food and great company. 

Felicia writes contemporary romance and co-wrote The List, a mystery/suspense book she collaborated on with professional poker player, Chris Bell.

AUTHOR LINKS:
Website: https://www.felicialynn.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FeliciaLynnAuthor
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Instagram: https://instagram.com/flynnauthor/
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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Review: Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare



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Book: Lord of Shadows, Cassandra Clare
Series: The Dark Artifices #2
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release Date: May 23rd, 2017

 Would you trade your soul mate for your soul?

A Shadowhunter’s life is bound by duty. Constrained by honor. The word of a Shadowhunter is a solemn pledge, and no vow is more sacred than the vow that binds parabatai, warrior partners—sworn to fight together, die together, but never to fall in love.

Emma Carstairs has learned that the love she shares with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, isn’t just forbidden—it could destroy them both. She knows she should run from Julian. But how can she when the Blackthorns are threatened by enemies on all sides?

Their only hope is the Black Volume of the Dead, a spell book of terrible power. Everyone wants it. Only the Blackthorns can find it. Spurred on by a dark bargain with the Seelie Queen, Emma; her best friend, Cristina; and Mark and Julian Blackthorn journey into the Courts of Faerie, where glittering revels hide bloody danger and no promise can be trusted. Meanwhile, rising tension between Shadowhunters and Downworlders has produced the Cohort, an extremist group of Shadowhunters dedicated to registering Downworlders and “unsuitable” Nephilim. They’ll do anything in their power to expose Julian’s secrets and take the Los Angeles Institute for their own.

When Downworlders turn against the Clave, a new threat rises in the form of the Lord of Shadows—the Unseelie King, who sends his greatest warriors to slaughter those with Blackthorn blood and seize the Black Volume. As dangers close in, Julian devises a risky scheme that depends on the cooperation of an unpredictable enemy. But success may come with a price he and Emma cannot even imagine, one that will bring with it a reckoning of blood that could have repercussions for everyone and everything they hold dear.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Toni Anderson's HER Romantic Suspense Boxset

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Toni Anderson's HER ~ ROMANTIC SUSPENSE series boxset is on sale now! Get your hands on two full length books and a novella for just $1.99 for a limited time. Romantic suspense lovers won't want to miss this series!

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About the HER ~ ROMANTIC SUSPENSE Series

Now you can get the first three books of the 'Her ~ Romantic Suspense' series in one box set. Features two full-length novels and one 80-page novella.

HER SANCTUARY: Running for her life, ex-FBI agent Elizabeth Ward escapes to Montana with a new identity. She craves peace and solitude, but instead finds handsome rancher, Nat Sullivan. Nat is trying to hold his ailing family together, while struggling to keep the ranch from bankruptcy. The last thing the cowboy needs is a beautiful stranger reminding him there is more to life than work. But Elizabeth isn't what she seems. And when a murderer and rapist track her down to the remote ranch, they all find out about the power of revenge. Revenge or Redemption. Which would you choose?  

HER LAST CHANCE: Marsh & Josie first appear in HER SANCTUARY. This is their story Eighteen years ago the Blade Hunter found his first victim on the streets of New York City. As a child Josephine Maxwell was attacked and left for dead. She learned the hard way that life is a constant struggle for survival. She can’t waste time pining over a man she can’t have. Now the killer has returned, and the only person who can save her is the FBI agent she deceived and betrayed six months ago. Now he’s back to finish the job. Special Agent-in-Charge Marshall Hayes has made it his life’s work to fight on the side of law and order, even though it cost him the only woman he ever loved. The return of a serial killer gives him the excuse he needs to force his way back into her life. But in order to catch the killer and safeguard Josie's life, he has to break all the rules and risk losing his heart again.

 HER RISK TO TAKE: If only ER doc Sarah Sullivan could get the ornery cowboy she’s loved since she was a girl to cooperate, she could move on with her life, and maybe even think about starting a family. But he’s pulling away, and she doesn’t know why. What she does know is that she can’t imagine life without him. Ex-con Cal Landon lives in fear of the day his ugly past catches up with him and takes away the best thing he’s ever known—Sarah Sullivan. Cal would die to protect her, but she deserves better than a world-weary ranch hand. Even though it’s way past time for him to leave her family’s Montana spread, he can’t bring himself to let go. When Sarah proposes at Christmastime, Cal has no choice but to walk away. Then a hostage crisis hurls Sarah into a life-and-death situation, and the love that made Cal leave sends him racing back to her side, straight into danger. He will get her out alive—or die trying.

Add the boxset to your Goodreads list here!

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About Toni Anderson

New York Times and USA Today international bestselling author, Toni Anderson, writes dark, gritty Romantic Suspense novels that have hit #1 in Barnes & Noble's Nook store, the Top 10 in Amazon and Kobo stores, and the Top 50 in iBooks. Her novels have won many awards. A former Marine Biologist from Britain, she inexplicably ended up in the geographical center of North America, about as far from the ocean as it is possible to get. She now lives in the Canadian prairies with her Irish husband and two children and spends most of her time complaining about the weather. Toni has no explanation for her oft-times dark imagination, and only hopes the romance makes up for it. She's addicted to reading, dogs, tea, and chocolate. If you want to know when Toni's next book will be out, visit her website (http://www.toniandersonauthor.com) and sign up for her newsletter. If you want to read other fascinating stories about life in a city that, during winter, is sometimes colder than Mars, friend her on Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/toniannanderson). 

Friday, 9 June 2017

Can't Buy Me Love by Marie Force - Release Day!


Today I'm delighted to be sharing the release for Can't Buy Me Love, a contemporary romance title that is part of the Green Mountain/Butler, Vermont series by Marie Force. Check out the buy links and teasers for the book below.

 

CAN'T BUY ME LOVE by Marie Force
The 8th title in the Green Mountain/Butler, Vermont Series
 
Book Blurb:

Mary Larkin was hard at work as the office manager at the Green Mountain Country Store when Cameron Murphy brought her dad, Patrick, in to visit. That fateful first meeting, which took place in You’ll Be Mine, sets the stage for Mary and Patrick’s long-awaited romance in Can’t Buy Me Love!
Mary enjoys her predictable, satisfying life in Butler. If it’s a little lacking in excitement, well, that’s okay with her. But after meeting Patrick and getting to know him better at his daughter’s wedding, Mary is intrigued by the well-known, sexy billionaire businessman.

Patrick is equally intrigued. For the first time since he suddenly lost his wife thirty years ago, he has met a woman who makes him feel less lonely, and all he wants is more of his Sweet Mary from Vermont. Flirty phone calls become a weekend away together that takes his relationship with Mary to the next level.

But with six hours and two vastly different lives standing between them, can Mary and Patrick find happily ever after together? And after telling her father to keep his hands and everything else off Mary, will Cameron approve of her father’s new romance?
 
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AUTHOR INFORMATION:


Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 contemporary romances, including the Gansett Island Series, which has sold nearly 3 million books, and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books, which has sold 1.5 million books. In addition, she is the author of the Butler, Vermont Series, the Green Mountain Series and the erotic romance Quantum Series, written under the slightly modified name of M.S. Force. All together, her books have sold more than 5.5 million copies worldwide! Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news. Join Marie's mailing list for news about new books and upcoming appearances in your area. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter @marieforce and on Instagram. Join one of Marie's many reader groups. Contact Marie at marie@marieforce.com.

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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas



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Book: A Court of Wings and Ruin, Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #3
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s
Release Date: May 2nd, 2017

 A nightmare, I’d told Tamlin. I was the nightmare.

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit—and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords—and hunt for allies in unexpected places.