First Line Friday #15

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First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:

  1. Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  2. Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  3. Finally… reveal the book!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!

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No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream.

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Winter’s War, by G. Bailey |(Mini) Book Review

Hello friends! Today I have my review of

Winter’s War, by G. Bailey. 

Winter’s War is the last, final, book in the series called Her Guardians

Trigger / Content Warning: Sex Scenes, War

36309706The blue-sided human will choose a side.
When four princes are born, on the same day, they will rule true.
Her saviour will die when the choice is made.
If she chooses wrong, she will fall.
If she chooses right, then she will rule.
Only her mates can stop her from the destruction of all.
If the fates allow, no one need fall.
For only the true kings hold her fate and they will be her mates.

The prophecy is true, the war is here and her saviour will die.
Follow Winter and her mates in the final installment in Her Guardians Series.
18+

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 was highly anticipating Winter’s War precisely because of what happened at the ending within the previous novel, Winter’s Promise.  Continue reading

Awakened, by Jada Fisher | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I have my book review of

Awakened, by Jada Fisher.

Awakened is the second book in the The Brindle Dragon series. 

Trigger Warnings: Bullying, Bullying Mention.

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43268326More than just the latest batch of dragons has been awakened.
An epic dragon riding adventure from Jada Fisher, author of the popular Dragon Oracle series.

Eist has her hands full with her truly unique dragon. With her grandfather, and mentor, out of commission, she has no choice but to embrace her training. And her destiny. But she can’t seem to shake the feeling that something is wrong. Can she figure out what before it’s too late for her grandfather?

Awakened is the second book in the Brindle Dragon series which follows the story of a young girl and her most unusual dragon as they set out to defeat an evil they don’t even know exists.

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The first book, Chosen, ended in an intriguing way so I dove into reading Awakened not too long afterwards. Actually, probably right after I finished reading Chosen.. Continue reading

Three Irish Brothers, by Sienna Blake | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I have my book review of

Three Irish Brothers: A Reverse Harem Romance by Sienna Blake.

Three Irish Brothers is the first book in the Quick & Dirty series.
Each book in the Quick & Dirty series is read as a standalone.

Trigger/Content Warnings: Sex scenes, being publicly outed, Rape mention, mention of Car Accident resulting in Death, Drunk Driving mention (resulting in car crash, and Death). 

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41544043._SY475_I used to think I was one of the lucky ones. But at twenty-six, I’ve left my “perfect” life in New York behind and ended up in Ireland.

When my car hits a ditch, I’m rescued by the three sexiest men I’ve ever seen.

The three Irish O’Callaghan brothers.
Broad shoulders, strong arms, accents that make me wet just to hear them.
Killian, the bossy one.
Fionn, the cheeky one.
And Aiden, the silent one with a secret.

They all want me.

I want them. All of them.

I have to choose…right? Or will I be the thing that tears this family apart.

Warning: This is a sexy yet emotional reverse-harem romance, a full-length, standalone novel at 50k words. Three sexy Irish brothers who want nothing more than to please their special woman. All at the same time.

Sienna’s Quick & Dirty series consists of standalone novels which are hotter, dirtier and quicker than her other novels.

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 truly didn’t know what to expect from Three Irish Brothers—-apart from the fact that I knew by the title that this story would take place in Ireland. — And I wasn’t wrong.

Turns out, Three Irish Brothers was a quick read for me. I ended up reading this book in one sitting just because I didn’t want the story to end. Continue reading

DNF – Dragon Whisper, by Niamh Murphy | Book Review

Hey friends! Today I have my book review of

Dragon Whisper, by Niamh Murphy. 

Dragon Whisper is the first book in The Dark Age Trilogy.

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42747802._SY475_For fans of Sarah J. Maas, Game of Thrones, and Skyrim comes a queer, epic fantasy set in a land of Dark Wizards and Warrior Queens…

A LOOMING WAR. A DEVASTATING BLIGHT. A GOD HUNGRY FOR SOULS.

To save herself, she will first have to save the world.

In the dying forests of the Weald Wood, Breanna, a young outcast, is simply trying to earn a Hunter’s axe.

When she witnesses the sacred Forest Drake kill her father and destroy her village home, she knows her life is forever altered. But Breanna holds a secret that could be the key to stopping the Ancient Dragon God’s rampage.

The fate of every being in the land now depends on one young woman who can hear the Dragon’s Whisper.

Will she find her courage, or see her world destroyed?

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Not gonna lie—I had incredibly high hopes for Dragon Whisper. I read the synopsis and thought “this is going to be amazing.” I thought action packeddragonsmagic, and a few other things as well. However…. Continue reading

Gypsy Freak, by Kristy Cunning | Book Review

Hello lovelies! Today I have my book review of

Gypsy Freak, by Kristy Cunning.

Gypsy Freak is the second book in the All The Pretty Monsters series.

Trigger Warnings: Attempted Murder, Being Buried Alive, Panic Attack(s), Sex Scenes.

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43473390._SY475_What’s it like to be a monster in a town full of monsters, who don’t know you’re a monster?
Complicated and a little scary, but doable.

What’s it like to be the girl who can’t die…that everyone seems to always want to kill?
Frustrating as hell.

What’s it like to accidentally raise psychotic alpha vampire everyone fears, who drops a lot of bodies on his first day out as a ‘gift’ for your troubles?
Terrifying, if I’m being honest.

What’s it like when that crazed vampire tells you he wants you to be the happy little intermission, during an ongoing ancient story, and expects you to use your vagina to draw in a werewolf alpha, a Van Helsing alpha, and a sexual deviant alpha, so he can have his old friends back?
That’s when a girl has to stop, look around, and question her life choices.

I really don’t know how this stuff keeps happening to me. Life was simpler when it was just me accidentally blowing myself up while trying to create potions and shampoo.

I’ve lived my life in such secrecy that I’ve spent most of it lonely. So lonely, in fact, that my best friend is a delusional ghost. I’d rather focus on her than all the crazy things happening in my life at current. Ever since coming to this town, I’ve had my throat slit by vampires, attracted way too much attention from some powerful alphas, and did a lot of regrettably stupid things because…I’m too gullible for shady monsters.

To them, I’m the fool.
To them, I’m the naive girl in over my head.
To them, I’m the pawn on a worn chessboard, while the seasoned players knock me around.

Meanwhile, I’m still left to figure it all out on my own, because, just like me, no one wants to share their secrets.

**Reverse Harem
**Sexual Content
**DARK HUMOR
**Cannot be read as a stand-alone (Gypsy Blood is book 1.)
**Language warning

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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Admittedly, I didn’t take any notes while I was reading Gypsy Freak. So this review might actually be on the short side. Continue reading

I Am The Wild, by Karpov Kinrade | Book Review

Hey there! Today I have my review of

I Am The Wild, by Karpov Kinrade.

I Am The Wild is the first book in the The Night Firm duology*.

Trigger Warnings: Murder mention, Domestic Abuse mention, Stalking mention, Death mention, Suicide mention.

44512834._SY475_I thought I was ordinary. More or less.
In the wake of my twin brother’s death, I was left bereft and broke, looking for a new start to life.
That’s when I saw the ad.
That’s when I met them.
That’s when I signed on the dotted line.
That’s when I discovered there is more in this world than I ever knew.
Vampires.
Monsters.
Magic.
But I haven’t discovered everything.
I haven’t discovered my own truth.
Not yet.
All I know is that in my dreams…
I am the woman in the wild.
I am the blood sister of the moon.

The Night brothers need me, and not just to help with their paranormal law firm in The Otherworld.
They are being pulled into darkness.
And I will be the light to guide them out.
En lumen, et lumen.
Be in the light and of the light.
If only I can stay alive long enough.
But I’m not as easy to kill as I once thought.
I may not know what I am, but I know this.
I am the wild.
And I will be the light this world needs.

* This is a reverse harem novel.

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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The start of I Am The Wild was certainly an eye-opener into Eve’s life and how she’s dealt with things. We learn that Eve is stubborn and way smarter than she looks, which actually somehow manages to surprise her bosses. I really enjoyed that part of the novel to be honest Continue reading

Library Reads #45

library readsHELLO FRIENDS! TODAY I’M TALKING A LITTLE ABOUT THE BOOKS I’VE BORROWED RECENTLY FROM THE LIBRARY.

Library Reads: I’m a huge fan of libraries. I tend to visit the library quite often, and I even come across great finds. These Library Reads posts are where I write a tad about the books I’ve borrowed.

In this post I’ll write about what books I borrowed, and what I think of the books before I actually start reading them. Whether what I say is a sentence or a few sentences long, here I catalogue the books I’ve borrowed. — From doing these posts I hope to spread a little love for libraries and the stories they can give us.

HERE ARE THE BOOKS I BORROWED FROM THE LIBRARY RECENTLY!

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DNF – The Raven Queen’s Harem (Books 1-6) by, Angel Lawson | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I have my series book review of

The Raven Queen’s Harem, by Angel Lawson.

I read The Raven’s Queen Harem series as an omnibus. Which means that all 6 books were in one big book. However, I’ve decided to mark this series as Did Not Finish.

Trigger / Content Warnings for this series include: Sex Scenes.

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38751105I never thought I’d move to New York.

I certainly never expected to live in a mansion, rent free, with five super hot roommates.

But none of those things surprised me as much as discovering the truth about my destiny, the revelation of the ancient power flowing through my veins and how it changes my life.

I am the Raven Queen.

Come meet my harem.

This is the complete Raven Queen’s Harem series all in ONE bundle! No wait! It’s all here! Dive in today!

Raven’s Mark
Ebony Rising
Black Magic
Obsidian Fire
Onyx Eclipse
Midnight’s End

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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Demon Slayer, by Linsey Hall | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I’ve got my book review of

Demon Slayer, by Linsey Hall.

Demon Slayer is the first book in the Dragon’s Gift: The Sorceress series.

Trigger Warnings: Fighting, Blood mention, Blood, Self-Harm mention.

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44305923._SY475_Got a demon that needs killing? I’m your girl.

On paper, I’m a Blood Sorceress. I can whip up the spells of your dreams. It’s a legal occupation–barely–but mostly a cover.

My real job is protecting my city from the monsters of the Dark Realms. I’m the resident demon slayer, and occasionally those suckers escape. Then it’s up to me. I’ve even got a side hustle using their blood for my sorcery biz. It’s gruesome, but that’s life.

Things get complicated when I start clashing with a sexy AF bounty hunter. His name’s Declan, and we’re after the same necromancer. Bounty hunters are my enemy, and his stupidly hot body keeps getting in my way.

The only way to save the city is to team up with Declan. I have two goals: don’t kill him & don’t screw him. Both easier said than done, since self control isn’t really my thing. But it’s a race against time to catch the demon, and there’s no way in hell I’ll fail at that.

Demon Slayer is a fast-paced urban fantasy adventure starring a kick butt heroine, a powerful hero, and magic that will blow your socks off.

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Aeri’s story is go-go-go right from the start, and let me tell you friend, Demon Slayer IS SO ENTERTAINING. The fact that this book has a fast story, only made my reading experience even faster. Seriously–I managed to read this one in a few hours.  Continue reading