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Cover Reveal: In The Assassin’s Arms by Katherine Hastings

In the Assassin's Arms by Katherine Hastings Series: Dagger of Desire Historical Romance Fiery Seas Everlasting July 10, 2018   John Douglas may be a well-trained political assassin, but he has met his match in the woman he once called a friend. When his childhood...

A Review of Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

A Review of Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen is the first novel in the Red Queen series by New York Times bestselling author Victoria Aveyard. The story follows seventeen-year-old Mare Barrows, a red blood and thief who is on the brink of being forced to join a war she doesn’t believe in. Mare lives with her impoverished family in a desolate, poor town known as The Stilts (appropriately named due to homes being suspended above the ground on stilts- thus only being accessed by ladders).

A Book Review: Lifeblood by Gena Showalter

A Book Review: Lifeblood by Gena Showalter

Lifeblood is the second book in the Everlife series by New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter. Tenly “Ten” Lockwood, a seventeen-year-old who has just pledged her allegiance to one of the realms must now learn how to navigate this new world. As Ten struggles with the separation from her love interest, Killian- an infamous Myriadian- and the loss of a dear friend and the betrayal of another, she tries to find ways to end the war between the two realms in the after-life, all while growing stronger with her powers.

Review of Manwhore by Katy Evans

Review of Manwhore by Katy Evans

Manwhore is the first book in the Manwhore series by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans. The story follows Rachel, a journalist working for a struggling magazine called Edge. To save the magazine, Rachel’s boss asks her to get close to one of Chicago’s popular playboy billionaires- Malcolm Saint- and write an expose on him.

A Review of Pucked by Helena Hunting

A Review of Pucked by Helena Hunting

Pucked is the first standalone novel in the Pucked series by New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting. The story follows Violet Hall, a young woman who distrusts hockey players due to a prior misjudgment of character, as well as her NHL step-brothers philandering ways.

The Boyfriend Experience – Cover Reveal & Giveaway

The Boyfriend Experience J.A. Huss (Jordan’s Game, #3) Publication date: May 30th 2018 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance It’s a simple request. But the girl… Well, she’s not so simple. Oaklee Ryan is a pragmatist. She lives in reality, she deals with facts, and...

A Review of Dissent: RENEGADES by R.J. Furness

A Review of Dissent: RENEGADES by R.J. Furness

Dissent Renegades is a novel by author R. J. Furness. The story takes place on Earth- though many years into the future after most of the planet froze over- and follows Ellie- an undercover warden from Scorr Tanta who poses as a caretaker for Orgos (a large creature that can be ridden like a horse, though reminds me of a smaller version of a long-neck dinosaur).

Cover Reveal – Eye of the Colossus

Eye of the Colossus Nicole Grotepas Publication date: April 19th 2018 Genres: Adult, Science Fiction, Steampunk The City of Jade Spires, the biggest in the 6-moons, is a breathtaking symbol of hope and unity for the four races. But it’s also a hub of corruption. Holly...

Cover Reveal – Beyond Circumstances by Gloria Joynt-Lang

Cover Reveal – Beyond Circumstances by Gloria Joynt-Lang

Dr. Lexie Draden didn’t want to leave her successful career as a surgeon in Chicago, but she didn’t have a choice. Her family needed to heal, and as long as she was around, it wasn’t going to happen. While adapting to her new community, she meets Zak Tifour, a man as intriguing as he is handsome.

Top 10 Best Paranormal Romance Series Picks

Top 10 Best Paranormal Romance Series Picks

Werewolves, vampires, and demons, oh my! Whether he’s a fur-covered beast, a blood-sucking scoundrel, or a stone-cold gargoyle, there’s just something about a romantic hero that’s anything other than human. What better way to spice up the world of romance than by adding in a shifter or two and a little bit of magic?

To Discover A Divine Blog Tour – Excerpt & Review

To Discover A Divine Blog Tour – Excerpt & Review

To Discover a Divine is the first novel in the Rise of the Stria series by author Tessa McFionn. The story follows Evainne Wagner- a young woman barely getting by in Boston with her pet goldfish, and Kahlym cal Jhuen- a freedom fighting extraterrestrial in a galaxy far from our own.

A Review: Beyond the Wicked Willow: Chronicles of a Teenage Witchslayer

A Review: Beyond the Wicked Willow: Chronicles of a Teenage Witchslayer

Beyond the Wicked Willow: Chronicles of a Teenage Witchslayer is a novel by author M.J. Rocissono. The story follows Frankie Fretini, a fourteen-year old boy who, unbeknownst to him, is destined to find and destroy an evil witch named Il Strega Diavolo. Frankie, still struggling with the death of his father who was killed in Iraq, spends a great deal of time with his best friends- Sam, Beef, and Bookworm.

Wrong by Jana Aston – A Book Review

Wrong by Jana Aston – A Book Review

Wrong is a standalone contemporary romance novel by New York Times bestselling author Jana Aston. The story follows Sophie, a college senior who works at a coffee shop named Grind Me. For weeks she has been crushing on an older, attractive, and distinguished man by the name Luke who stops there occasionally for coffee.

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