Of Ashes And Sin, by Ariana Hawkes & K.N. Knight | Book Review

Hello! Today I have my book review of

Of Ashes And Sin, by Ariana Hawkes & K.N. Knight.

Of Ashes And Sin is the first book in the Fire Trails series. 

Trigger Warnings: Kidnapping, Stockholm Syndrome, Sex Scenes, Group Sex.

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40780302A world without fire. Three sizzling shifters. One flame-haired hustler. And the elemental bond that could bring fire back to the world, or be the end of them…

The last Phoenix has perished in a huge blaze of flames, extinguishing fire from the earth. Ranger Mason is a nineteen-year-old shifter whose spirit animal has not yet been fixed. An orphan, hustler and part-time exorcist, she scrapes a living in a dangerous, burned-out world, with no idea of the unique power she holds. That is, until a sexy tiger, bear and eagle shifter trio bursts into her life, convinced she’s the key to recreating fire.

What none of them realizes is that she’s no fire elemental, but something even more rare and special…something that will create the strongest possible bond between them, but also threaten to destroy her. Ranger is the only one capable of uniting a dragon with the three water, earth and air elementals, but as the love bond between the four of them ignites, the guys are unwilling to risk her safety—even if it means restoring balance to the world.

But Rael, Zain and Oran are not the only ones who have discovered Ranger’s gifts, and suddenly the decision is torn from their hands. Will she be able to create peace between her three mates, who have vowed to do anything to protect her, and a dragon intent on keeping her in his cave as his personal, flame-haired treasure?

OF ASHES AND SIN is a full-length reverse harem paranormal romance novel of 67,000 words, where the heroine doesn’t have to choose between her love interests. It includes action, drama and intrigue; as well as fully-realized sex scenes and graphic language. It’s intended for mature, 18+ audiences.

From GoodReads [x]:

“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.

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Quickly into reading Of Ashes And Sin, my hopes for this Ranger and her story were squandered. Massively. Continue reading

Fallen Academy: Year One, by Leia Stone | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I have my book review of

Fallen Academy: Year One, by Leia Stone.

Fallen Academy: Year One is the first book in the Fallen Academy series. 

Trigger / Content Warnings: Rape mention, Murder, Murder mention, Sex Scene

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40941601Brielle Atwater isn’t sure of much, but she knows a few things:

1. Having black wings is not normal.
2. Selling her soul to the demons was a mistake.
3. Lincoln Grey is the biggest *** she’s ever met … but not falling in love with him might prove impossible.

When angels fell from the sky to war with the demons that ravaged Earth, their combined powers infected humanity. Now, the humans are assigned one of two fates, being either demon gifted or angel blessed.

After wings sprout from Brielle’s back at her awakening ceremony, she’s sure she’s an angel blessed celestial. It’s not until she sees black wings that she realizes something is terribly wrong.

Having sold her contract at a young age to save her father’s life means she should be bound for Tainted Academy. That is, until a fallen angel unexpectedly fights for her to be accepted into Fallen Academy, the elite school for those that inhabit Angel City.

She’s immediately matched with her impossibly handsome celestial teacher, Lincoln Grey. Laying eyes on him, her first thought is that her time at the academy might actually be fun, but this theory quickly fades when she and Lincoln clash on day one. To further prove her admission into Fallen Academy is cursed, the entire school is thrown into chaos when an Abrus demon reveals that he knows Brielle’s secret. Now, above all else, Lincoln must fight to protect her.

To his surprise, the only thing more difficult than trying to save her … is trying not to fall for her.

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When I saw the cover for Fallen Academy: Year One I thought that Brielle’s story would be categorized into the New Adult genre. By the end of the Fallen Academy: Year One, it can—-while the beginning of the book is Older Young Adult. Continue reading

Marked By Pain, by Cece Rose & G. Bailey | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I have my book review of
Marked By Pain, by Cece Rose, and G. Bailey.

Marked By Pain is the second book in The Marked series.

Trigger Warnings: Sex Scenes, Torture, Character Death,

36578216Twelve marks, twelve powers, and the deadly risk that the twelfth mark brings… is having all that power worth it? What if the price is destroying the world?

Kenzie’s twelve marks have caused her nothing but trouble since she was blessed with them. From getting her treated differently at school, to getting her kidnapped by rebels, her marks have caused chaos in her life.

When a familiar face shows up in the warehouse she is being kept in, Kenzie doesn’t know who to trust, or what to believe anymore.

With time running out to escape, and the threat of the rebel’s plans looming over her, can Kenzie overcome these challenges?

Love and destruction comes at great price. A price that is marked by pain.

From GoodReads [x]:

“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.

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Marked By Pain is quite a bit more serious than the first book, which in turn brought a heavy feeling to the story. Continue reading

Most Anticipated Books of August 2019

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Hello friends! It’s time for another one of my Most Anticipated Books (of the month) post.

 This time we’re looking at the books that are coming out in August 2019.

My “Most Anticipated Books of (Month/Year)” posts are a monthly post where I basically drool over, and talk a little about the books I’m excited to read that are going to be published very soon.

The covers and synopsis’ for these books will both be from GoodReads.

This time around, I really only have 6 books that I’m looking forward to.

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The Lonely Dead, by April Henry | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I have my book review of

The Lonely Dead, by April Henry.

Trigger Warnings: Murder mention, Attempted Murder, Drinking Mention, Schizophrenia mention.

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cover145963-mediumA killer is on the loose, and only one girl has the power to find him. But in this genre-bending YA thriller, she must first manage to avoid becoming a target herself.

For Adele, the dead aren’t really dead. She can see them and even talk to them. But she’s spent years denying her gift. When she encounters her ex best friend Tori in a shallow grave in the woods and realizes that Tori is actually dead — that gift turns into a curse. Without an alibi, Adele becomes the prime suspect in Tori’s murder. She must work with Tori’s ghost to find the real killer. But what if the killer finds Adele first?

Master mystery-write April Henry adds a chilling paranormal twist to this incredibly suspenseful young adult novel.

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I am so glad that I finally got to read The Lonely Dead! I’ve been meaning to read it for a while, and it was only somewhat recently that the library I frequent had it. Continue reading

Spark, by Sadie Moss | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I have my book review of Spark, by Sadie Moss.

Spark is the first book in the Academy of Unpredictable Magic series. 

Trigger Warnings: Sex Scenes, Murder Mention, Assault Mention.

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44298487***Academy Reverse Harem***

Magic exists. I know—it’s in my blood.

Unfortunately, not all people from magical bloodlines have powers, and at 22, I’m several years past the age they usually appear. So I’ve resigned myself to a boring, magic-less life.

Then something strange happens…

I get stuck in the middle of a bar fight, and instead of just punching the guy back, I blow a hole in the wall.

So… I guess I do have powers. But they’re unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. This shit is definitely not normal.

And it seems the magical authorities agree, because they give me a choice: either I go to school to learn to control my crazy new magic, or they’ll take it away. Permanently.

Now if I can just survive the bitchy mean girls determined to take me down a peg, the mysterious attacks on students, the three hot-as-hell guys who don’t seem turned off by my prickly exterior, and the professor who makes me long for detention, maybe I’ll get out of here in one piece.

Wouldn’t bet on it though.

Welcome to the Academy of Unpredictable Magic.

Spark is the first book in the Academy of Unpredictable Magic series, a medium-burn reverse harem story intended for ages 18+, featuring a badass chick and the four sexy men who fall in love with her.

From GoodReads [x]:

“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.

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I had hoped that I’d end up enjoying Spark. Continue reading

Give Me a Dream, by Zoe Ann Wood | ARC Book Review

Hello friends! For today, I’ve got my book review of

Give Me a Dream, by Zoe Ann Wood.

A big Thank-You, Zoe Ann Wood, for allowing me to read Give Me a Dream in exchange for an honest review.

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unnamedWhen in Rome … don’t tell your boss you’re in love with him.

Ava has the perfect job – with one exception. She’s been in love with her boss for years, and she’s finally resigning. If only she could do it without telling Daniel how she feels about him.

Daniel’s billion-dollar empire is thriving, and Ava is crucial to its success. Which is why Daniel absolutely can’t let her know he’s fallen for her. Keeping his distance is key.

But a work trip to Rome threatens to shatter their carefully constructed defenses. Spending time together in the beautiful ancient city brings out feelings they can no longer hide. Their careers and their happiness will crumble if they refuse to open their hearts.

With this clean romance novella, you’ll enter the romantic world of billionaires: you’re guaranteed an evening of sweet escape. Get Give Me a Dream today!

Publication Date: July 21, 2019.

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Well, what can I really say about Give Me a Dream? Continue reading

Their Siren, by Charlie Hart | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I have my book review of

Their Siren, by Charlie Hart.

Their Siren is the first book in the Daughters of Olympus series. 

Trigger Warning: Sex Scenes, Major Character Death, Drowning Mention, Death by Drowning, Pregnancy Mention.

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36673534Getting lost at sea wasn’t exactly how I planned to spend my twenty-first birthday. One second I was standing on the shore, wondering if I’ll ever learn the truth about my parents, and the next I’m caught in a whirlpool, drowning.

Someone––or something––is out to get me. But who? And why?

An elite sailing team saved my life, but these irresistible men seem to think I called them here. They say I’m a Siren.

Their Siren.

My glittering green legs could make a believer out of anyone, but I’m not a creature from the sea. I’m Harlow, a pink-haired girl with a penchant for iced-coffees, who dreams of one day feeling comfortable in her own skin.

Turns out there’s a whole lot about me I never knew. And these men are here to help me figure it out.

I wanted to become more badass this year … I’d say growing a tail qualifies.

Dear Reader,
This paranormal romance isn’t just about a fish out of water. Four men have staked their claim on Harlow … and she’s going to relish in their devotion from head to toe … err, tail.
But don’t worry, it’s not just about the steamy scenes— prepare yourself to dive into some murky waters because this Siren is getting ready for the fight of her life!
xo, C & A

**This is a reverse harem romance with a high heat level.

From GoodReads [x]:

“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.

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Before I sat down to read Their Siren, I was 75% sure that I wanted to read the rest of the series. The other 25% of me knew that there was a big chance that I’d end up not liking Their Siren all that much. Especially because I read the synopsis before hand. Continue reading

Book Blogger Confessions | TAG

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Hello friends! Today I have a book tag for you all!

I haven’t done a book tag in what seems like forever, so I’m quite excited for this one.

I found the Book Blogger Confessions tag over on Emma’s Books. Don’t forget to check out  Emma’s answers!

Enjoy!

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Which book, most recently, did you not finish?

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Justice Calling, by Annie Bellet | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I have my book review of

Justice Calling, by Annie Bellet.

Justice Calling is the first book in The Twenty-Sided Sorceress series. 

Trigger Warnings: Attempted Murder, Murder Mention, Sex/ Steamy scene(s).

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22926105Gamer. Nerd. Sorceress.

Jade Crow lives a quiet life running her comic book and game store in Wylde, Idaho. After twenty-five years fleeing from a powerful sorcerer who wants to eat her heart and take her powers, quiet suits her just fine. Surrounded by friends who are even less human than she is, Jade figures she’s finally safe.

As long as she doesn’t use her magic.

When dark powers threaten her friends’ lives, a sexy shape-shifter enforcer shows up. He’s the shifter world’s judge, jury, and executioner rolled into one, and he thinks Jade is to blame. To clear her name, save her friends, and stop the villain, she’ll have to use her wits… and her sorceress powers.

Except Jade knows that as soon as she does, a far deadlier nemesis awaits.

Justice Calling is the first book in The Twenty-Sided Sorceress urban fantasy series. Readers who enjoyed The Dresden Files or The Iron Druid Chronicles will likely enjoy this series.

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When I found Justice Calling and read what it’s about, I was actually really looking forward to read Jade’s story. I expected quite a bit of action and magic usage as well. We’re given quite a bit of Jade’s personal history concerning why she’s hiding–to hide from her evil ex. 

Justice Calling didn’t disappoint. This first book in The Twenty-Sided Sorceress series was a super fast read. The plot moves quickly, and there was never really a dull moment. Yay!

I truly enjoyed reading Jade’s story—and even though there are some steamy scenes, I found that Justice Calling wasn’t inherently sexual at all in my opinion. In fact, there’s really no time to have any steamy moments. 

By the time the end of this first novel ended, I liked where the story was headed. 

I give Justice Calling, 3 stars

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Have you read anything from Annie Bellet?

Justice Calling was the first book I read by Annie Bellet. I was surprised that I ended up enjoying the novel. I’m looking forward to reading more of Jade’s story.

Thank you for stopping by!

See you soon, and Happy Reading!
Adele