Tuesday, April 20, 2021

release Blitz and Review - Reparation of Sin by Natasha Knight and A. Zavarelli




Title: Reparation of Sin
Series: The Society Trilogy #2
Authors: Natasha Knight & A. Zavarelli
Genre: Arranged Marriage Dark Romance
Release Date: April 20, 2021


BLURB

My husband hates me. But he’s also the only man who can save me.

Taken by a stranger, Santiago is my only hope. Except that I don’t know if he’s dead or alive. And for as cruel as he can be, the thought he might be gone is unbearable.

But he has nine lives, my monster.

He’s not finished with me yet. And soon I’m back at The Manor. Locked in my room. At his mercy.

I know I am despised.

I know I have become the face of his vengeance.

But there’s something else too. Something between us. It’s a dark and gnarled thing. And it has its claws around my heart.



4.5 Stars 
Review by Jen Skewes 

Holy Crap!!!!  I thought the first book was intense!!  That was nothing compared to what I just finished reading. My heart was in my throat the entire time.  Afraid to turn each page because I was not sure where this amazing writing du would take me but all anxious to see what happens.  You know those books where it is so intense and raw that you need to take a moment but don’t really want to?  Well, that is how I felt throughout this entire book.  And I loved it!!

 

We were left hanging in book one.  All we know is that someone tried to kill Santiago and Ivy was taken.  And that is how the book continues.  Exactly where we left off.  I am not going to say another word about wat happens from here, because I do not want to give anything away.

 

Santiago and Ivy still have that undeniable chemistry. The one that could destroy both of them on so many levels.  One minute this is passion and something as close to love as these two can get and the next minute it is gritty, raw and toxic!!  I do not know which one I love more.  I should hate him. Ivy should hate him, but it is jut impossible to feel that when it comes to Santiago.  

 

This book had me on edge, the entire time.  It was beyond intense, dark and so freakin raw.  Santiago became the true definition of a monster over and over again.  But we also get that glimpse of him where you know he care, where you know that Ivy has completely turned his world upside down and he has no idea what to do with it.

 

Ivy is still a fighter, but her weakness is her family and at times Santiago. She wants Santiago but hates herself for it.  But for some reason they need each other in a way that neither of them can come to terms with or even understand.  This is what makes their story so compelling.  But it is also what makes it so raw and toxic.  I swear that loving Santiago and feeling a bit of sadness for this man has me questioning myself.  Because some of his actions in this book shocked me.  You think you saw a monster in books 1, just wait.  But then the end you see the side of Santiago that you know is buried so very deep.  And that is why you love him!!

 

I will be not so patiently waiting for the final book. 






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NATASHA KNIGHT


Natasha Knight is the USA Today Bestselling author of Romantic Suspense and Dark Romance Novels. She has sold over half a million books and is translated into six languages. She currently lives in The Netherlands with her husband and two daughters and when she’s not writing, she’s walking in the woods listening to a book, sitting in a corner reading or off exploring the world as often as she can get away.


A. ZAVARELLI


A. Zavarelli is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of dark and contemporary romance.

When she’s not putting her characters through hell, she can usually be found watching bizarre and twisted documentaries in the name of research.

She currently lives in the Northwest with her lumberjack and an entire brood of fur babies.




Release blitz: Quit Bein' Ugly by Lani Lynn Vale

 





Quit Bein’ Ugly

The Southern Gentleman Series Book 3
Lani Lynn Vale

Release Date: April 20, 2021

 

About the Book

There’s a crush, and then there are the type of feelings that Croft Cruisie evokes from a person.

He’s everything that any straight woman would want: tall, handsome, charismatic, muscular, and sweet.

At least, Carmichael thought he was sweet, until he brings another woman to the gym she owns with her brother, on the night that’s to be their first date, and lets her know in a quick and painful, non-verbal way that her feelings are not reciprocated.

Fast forward six months, and she’s still trying to move on from the rejection.

It doesn’t help that the jerk moves in next door to her, and that she has to see him workout shirtless every single day.

How can a woman get over a silly crush when that silly crush won’t so much as give her room to breathe?

***

Croft doesn’t know what happened.

One day he was supposed to go on a date with the girl that wouldn’t leave his thoughts for even a second, and the next she’s avoiding him like the plague.

No matter how hard he tries—and admittedly, it isn’t all that hard due to the biggest case of his career taking over his life—he can’t get her to tell him what he did wrong. She refuses to give him a second chance.

At least, not until he’s nearly killed in front of the courthouse, that is.

The moment he sees his chance, he pounces. Or, more literally, he limps.

But the limping is what draws Carmichael in. The Southern charm that was instilled in him since birth will be what gets her to stay.

That’s his plan, anyway.

Funny thing about plans… they never seem to work out how you expect them to.

 

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THE SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN SERIES

 

HISSY FIT: The Southern Gentleman Series, Book 1

He is the one that never looks her way.

 

He is handsome and strong.

 

He is rough around the edges and mean.

 

He is everything she’s ever wanted.

 

He doesn’t even know she exists.

 

Her life is a joke.

 

***

 

She doesn’t step on cracks in the sidewalk.

 

She laughs at inappropriate times.

 

She talks when she shouldn’t.

 

She is clumsy and trips on air.

 

She is finally on his radar.

 

God help her now.

 

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LORD HAVE MERCY: The Southern Gentleman Series, Book 2

Poor judgment: knowing better yet doing it anyway.

 

Flint Stone is a professional in every way.

 

He’s a police officer with the K-9 unit and works at Gun Barrel High as the school resource officer. In his spare time, he’s working his heart out to create a successful gym from the ground up.

 

He’s loved by every single person he ever encounters—student, faculty, and employees—Everyone but Camryn Elvis Presley.

 

The only thing they have in common is their mothers’ poor excuses for names.

Period. The end.

 

So why is it every time she crosses his path that he has the urge to mess up her perfectly curled hair? Or unbutton a few of her prim and proper buttons?

 

He knows he should stay away, yet like the high schoolers he’s around every day, he has no choice but to react first and think about the consequences later.

 

Side note—bad decisions are made, leading to lapses in judgment that threaten both of their jobs. Yet when the time comes, neither one can seem to find the wherewithal to care. Why? Because being bad feels so good.

 

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About Lani Lynn Vale

Lani Lynn Vale is a Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.

 

When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.

Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.

 

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Monday, April 19, 2021

Blog Tour: A Battle of Blood and Stone b Sawyer Bennett

From New York Times Bestselling Author Sawyer Bennett comes the Chronicles of the Stone Veil, a five book urban fantasy/paranormal romance series. A departure from contemporary romance, the Chronicles of the Stone Veil is a return to fantasy/paranormal romance, where Sawyer started her fiction publishing journey. Readers can expect to find all the elements they love from Sawyer’s books—strong heroines, alpha heroes, and an epic romance—with a fantastical element to add to their reading experience. You can get the fourth book in the series, A Battle of Blood and Stone, now!

Details for the Chronicles of the Stone Veil series are below:

 

You can start the series today with The Revelation of Light and Dark.

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A Battle of Blood and Stone

Chronicles of the Stone Veil, book #4

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Book Blurb:

Another day, another step closer to Hell on Earth being unleashed. With every piece that falls into place for the queen of the Underworld, Kymaris gains strength and power that will make it more difficult to defeat her when the time comes. It feels as if we’re in a desperate race to get just one step ahead of her, but my demise feels closer than it ever has before with still so much to do. The first order of business is to unlock the angelic powers with which I was gifted at birth, and Carrick insists on getting help from my archnemesis to do so. Yes, I have to save the world, but my priority has now become rescuing my sister from the Underworld. While there are many questions still to be answered about my long-lost twin, I know I will not win this battle without her by my side. In the midst of all the doom and gloom, Carrick has become my beacon of shining light. Our connection unimaginable, my heart recognizes his as the other half of its whole. Inexplicable and deeper than one could ever imagine, the love I hold for him is forged by destiny, however ill-fated it may turn out to be. And those are the feelings I must hold close…to keep me going. Because a painful lesson is on the horizon—betrayal never comes from your enemies. A Battle of Blood and Stone is book four of the Chronicles of the Stone Veil series and is best enjoyed if read in series order.  

5 Stars!

Review by Trinette Dungee

Initially thought to be myth, the Blood Stone is very much real. The mission now? Find the Blood Stone. 

Book four hits the ground running and doesn’t stop until the end, and even then, leaves us wanting more. It’s been two weeks since the God Rune, snatched Carrick away from Finley. Learning that she is Carrick’s reincarnated love who is continuously snatched from his lifetime after time over centuries due to a curse Rune placed upon him has her reeling, and there was no chance for her to ask questions before Carrick was taken.  Although she’s worried for and misses Carrick terribly, the prophecy will still occur, and there’s still much work to be done so Finley continues to team with Maddox, Zaid, Rainey and Myles to learn all they can about Kymaris’ plans. The “Scooby-Gang”, has also been working with Zaid’s father, Boral (who everyone is skeptical of, but he could prove to be very helpful). 


Once Carrick returns, he gives Finley the background on her former lives and what happened between the two of them. Finley and Carrick aren’t the only two who has developments in relationships. With Carrick missing, Finley and Zaid’s relationship also grows, and we see a different side of Zaid as well. I’ve like Zaid from the beginning, but this book really gave my heart a soft spot for him. His commitment and dedication to Finley was no longer due to his loyalty to Carrick. Finley has become family to him. 


As the time grows closer for Kymaris’ ritual to take place, Carrick realizes they really need to kick into high gear to make sure Finley is as prepared as she can be. While she’s been training tirelessly, she still needs more, so Carrick enlists the one person no one expects, Deandra who proves to be more helpful than Finley thought.


There’s also Finley’s determination to connect with her sister, Zora, in the underground which she does manage to do again, but Zora is very resistant to Finley and wants nothing to do with her.


We also get a glimpse of Lucien’s past which is directly related to the Blood Stone needed to help defeat Kymaris. The group obtains the Blood Stone at a costly price, and then goes to drastic measures to slow Kymaris down which means they must all separate and basically go into hiding to stay safe. While in hiding, Finley learns that while her team has formed unlikely alliances, so has Kymaris. Unfortunately for Finley, she learns of this alliance a little too late and can only hope that Carrick can come to her rescue. 


With each book, this story truly gets better and better, and leads to more and more questions. I’m curious about Finley’s past lives, was she a twin in each life? If not, was it intentional that she was a twin in this life? So many other backgrounds were given, does this mean there might be novellas or spin off series? Especially for Lucien. Will Ronan and Eilana show up in the fourth book? Will there be more to their story? What more will we learn about Zora; will she have a story of her own? 


I’m almost sad the last book is coming up because I don’t want it to end. I mentioned before about previous books not focusing so much on the relationship of Carrick and Finley and how it didn’t bother me, but I’m so glad it finally came to light. The evolution and the buildup of Finley and Carrick’s love is beautifully told and written. 




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The Revelation of Light and Dark

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A Discovery of Secrets and Fate

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The Evolution of Fae and Gods

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A Battle of Blood and Stone

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COMING SOON

The Rise of Fortune and Fury

Chronicles of the Stone Veil, book #5 | Coming May 4, 2021

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Sawyer Bennett uses real life experience to create relatable stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From contemporary romance, fantasy romance, and both women’s and general fiction, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

A former trial lawyer from North Carolina, when she is not bringing fiction to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to her very adorable daughter, as well as full-time servant to her wonderfully naughty dogs.

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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Review Tour: Goldilocks by Jay Crownover



For Olivia Adams, the world has always been too big or too small. 
Forced to live her life caught between what she wanted for herself and the unfair choices and crazy obsession of those around her for as long as she could remember, Ollie has always felt confined and trapped. It was hard for her to imagine a future beyond the crushing control of those who wanted to make sure she paid the price for her role in a tragic accident that ruined several young lives. However, having no hope and living in a constant state of fear never stopped Ollie from dreaming of different ways to break free and how to reunite with the one person who always made her feel safe. Huck is the only one who ever made her feel like there was a place in his world, right by his side, that would fit her just right. 

The world has always forced Huck Snyder to be a guy who runs either too hot or too cold.
Unwanted and barely tolerated, his temper burned hot and bright, often leading him into trouble. After the accident, he was tossed out, disowned, and forced to fend for himself. Struggling to survive, Huck quickly realized the only way he would make it was to freeze out every single memory and moment from his past. Especially those surrounding Ollie. He allowed his heart to harden into a block of ice and refused to let anyone close enough to melt it. Years have passed, and Huck has adjusted to the constant cold that permeates through his new life. He was in no way prepared for the only girl who could ever control his inner fire to show back up. Ollie is on the run and doesn't seem to mind the chilly reception she receives when she shows up unannounced on Huck's doorstep.
Fire and ice no longer define Huck because when he's with Ollie, it's easy to remember that the temperature between the two of them has always been just right.



3 Stars

Review by Trinette Dungee

Two brothers, one the prodigal son, one the bastard son, both under a spell by the same girl. 


Olivia Adams, with her golden curly locks, just wants to find a place in the world where she fits. Growing up on an estate where her mother worked for the very affluent Richman family, she enjoyed the perks of a roof over her head, food in her belly and the best school, but she was not a true part of that world. What helped her get through her early years was Huck Snyder, the illegitimate son of Mr. Richman. He was her best friend, at least he was until the day she chose his half-brother Sawyer. A choice that proved to be the worst mistake of her life, and kept her under the thumb of an unstable, obsessive control freak. Ollie has finally managed to break away from Sawyer and she runs straight to Huck, but the Huck she once knew is long gone and this new version wants nothing to do with her. 


Huck Snyder has spent his entire life as an outsider. Abandoned by his mother, he was raised in his father’s home alongside his half-brother who envies him and hates him. His stepmother resents him and hates him. His father simply ignores him. The only person that’s ever made him feel worthy is Ollie. While he’s always served as her protector, she’s what kept him grounded. Until the day when an almost fatal accident has her choosing Sawyer over him. Cast away from the only home he’s ever known, Huck spends the next few years building his new life. He’s estranged from his blood family, but he’s found another family the fits him better. He has done everything he could to move on with his life and his past until Ollie shows up on his doorstep. 


I’m not a fan of love triangles, or angst and this book kind of had both. The triangle in this book is slightly different because you really only experience two-thirds of the triangle. The final third of the triangle is mostly referred to. This was a quick read, but I struggled a bit with it because it wasn’t quite what I thought it was going to be, or what I’m used to from Jay Crownover, but that’s more of a “me” thing and has nothing to do with Jay. While I figured it wouldn’t be like her other series, I thought it might be more along the lines of “Recovered”. It wasn’t too far off from it though. 


It’s not often the title of a book has much of an impact on me regarding the storyline, but for this particular one…the two just didn’t fit for me. The storyline in general was pretty good, and I was immediately sucked in; but at some point, it took a bit of a turn that didn’t quite hold my interest.  The story starts off with Ollie tracking Huck down and attempting to become a roommate in a house that he shares with his best friend and Huck’s total disdain for her due to an incident in their past. He insists that her presence is nothing good and can put them all in danger; and that fine, because it gives way to the element of mystery. 


Then there's Ollie, who is determined to make amends with Huck, and basically insinuates that she’s afraid for her life. Again, totally fine because that adds to the mystery. Where it gets difficult for me is the revelation of the big incident and the domino effect it has- specifically Ollie; it’s like Huck’s attitude towards her changes too quickly and things kind of happen at a rapid speed from that point on. I liked the “who-done-it” element of the story line, but I felt like the resolution and ending were a bit rushed. 


I actually liked the characters. I immediately connected to Huck and I felt like the chemistry between he and Ollie was really good (even when Huck was hating on her), and I was happy that it was told from both the POV's of Huck and Ollie. Something I always enjoy, are the supporting characters that contribute to the storyline and are interesting enough that you begin to wonder about their back story. Definitely loved Vernon. Harlnn seemed like a pretty interesting guy, but I could have used a little more background on him. I’m even curious about the former roommate Fisher. I wasn’t all that crazy about Ollie’s friend Mercer, but she wasn’t horrible. 


I’m a big Jay Crownover fan, and I think I’ve read pretty much all of her books. While this isn’t my favorite, I still enjoyed it.


Something that gave me much amusement throughout the book, and I’m not sure if it was intentional or not but; Huck, and his brother Sawyer…. mortal enemies. Tom Sawyer, and Huckleberry Finn…. best buds.




★★ NEW RELEASE ★ 


GOLDILOCKS by Jay Crownover just went live! 


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★✩★✩★✩★✩★


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About JAY CROWNOVER:


Jay Crownover is the international and multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men Series, The Saints of Denver Series, The Point Series, Breaking Point Series, and the Getaway Series. Her books can be found translated in many different languages all around the world. She is a tattooed, crazy haired Colorado native who lives at the base of the Rockies with her awesome dogs. This is where she can frequently be found enjoying a cold beer and Taco Tuesdays. Jay is a self-declared music snob and outspoken book lover who is always looking for her next adventure, between the pages and on the road.


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