The Silver Stag, by Yasmin Galenorn | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I have my book review of

The Silver Stag, by Yasmin Galenorn.

The Silver Stag is the first book in The Wild Hunt series.

Trigger Warning: Blood, Fighting, Murder mentions

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36982184Life isn’t easy when you bear the mark of the Silver Stag.

Caught between the worlds of Light and Dark Fae, Ember Kearney was born with the mark of the Silver Stag. Rejected by both her bloodlines, she’s turned her back on her people to become a freelance investigator, hiring herself to take care of common problems like hen-stealing goblins.

When Ember’s best friend asks for her help, it leads them both into a glittering world of conspiracy and danger. Angel’s little brother has vanished, and Ember must race against time to save his life. But when Ember discovers what’s happened to DJ, both she and Angel find themselves recruited into Herne’s elite squad of bounty hunters. Now, Ember must not only face her heritage, but she’s bound to preserve the balance between the Fae Courts, for if order isn’t maintained, war and chaos will spill out into the mortal realm.

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The Silver Stag is a book that I bought, hoping that it’d be interesting. I’m happy to say that I actually enjoyed reading this first book in Ember’s story. Continue reading

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Reign of Dragons, by Olivia Ash | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I have my book review of Reign of Dragons, by Olivia Ash.

Reign of Dragons is the first book in the Dragon Dojo Brotherhood series.

Trigger / Content Warnings: Attempted Murder, Assassination, Blood, Sex Scenes

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44238687No one screws with my family.

My sister and I are human orphans raised by the world’s best assassin, taught to steal and kill our way through the dragonlands under her watchful eye. Grown men fear us, and no one knows we’re coming until it’s too late to run.

Irena and I—we’re good. The best. In a dog-eat-dragon kind of world, we have to be. But someone betrayed us. Someone we trusted with our lives.

Irena is missing. My mentor is gone. And as for me… the man responsible for this mess thought he killed me. He kicked me into a pit, and he left me to die.

But I don’t give up that easy.

In the darkness, facing death itself, I fused with dragons. I had no choice. This is ancient magic, and dangerous people want it. They want me, dead or alive, and they’ll start a war if that’s what it takes to control me.

The magic I discovered—the magic these brutal people want—it’s mine, plain and simple. No one can take it from me. And I’m coming back from the dead.

For blood. For vengeance.

For Irena.

Reign of Dragons is a full-length novel with a badass heroine, a riveting storyline, and an alternative relationship dynamic. Get ready for a heart-pounding story filled with a dragon shifter romance unlike anything you’ve read before.

Buckle in for heart-pounding action, breathtaking magic, deadly assassins, four drop-dead gorgeous leading men, lots of toned muscles, and most importantly—a young woman’s journey of justice, self-discovery, and freedom.

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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Reign of Dragons has a great start to this fast moving story. I loved that I was sucked into the story, and I loved the attitude that our main character exhibits.  Continue reading

Winter Queen, by Skye MacKinnon | Book Review

Hello friends, today I have my review of Winter Queen, by Skye MacKinnon

Winter Queen is the third book in the Daughter of Winter series.

Trigger / Content Warnings: Rape Mention, Abuse Mention

38461543“They say grief passes. They say the pain gets less.
Well, I don’t want it to go. I don’t want it to stop hurting.
The pain helps me function and get through the day. And it helps me focus on one thing: revenge.”

The Morrigan needs to die, no question about that. But first, Wyn and her Guardians need to find her.

While the Realm prepares for war, allies arrive from unexpected places. But there are enemies hiding in plain sight that could stop the war before it’s even begun.

Can Wyn destroy the Morrigan without sacrificing the lives of her loved ones?

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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Winter Queen just might be the fastest book in this series yet. Winter Queen is probably the fastest book in terms of plot building. MacKinnon has put so much into each of the Daughter of Winter books. I’m slightly awestruck in just how much story is told in each Daughter of Winter instalment.  Continue reading

Unleashed, by Bella Jacobs | Book Review

Hello! Today I have my book review of Unleashed, by Bella Jacobs.

Unleashed is the first book in the Dark Moon Shifters series.

Trigger Warnings: Long-term Poisoning, Guns & Gun Violence, Biological Testing/Warfare

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41061306One woman on the run. Four dangerously sexy bodyguards. And a war brewing that will change the shifter world forever…

I’m living on borrowed time, fighting for survival against a deadly new virus that has no cure and a cult doing its best to brainwash me. But when a mysterious note shows up on my windowsill one night, its chilling message–Run, Wren–launches me out of the frying pan and into the fire.

Within hours, everything I thought I knew about my life, my family, and my origins is obliterated, and I’m racking up enemies at an alarming rate. Between the cult I’ve just escaped, a violent shifter faction out for my blood, and an ancient evil who eats “chosen ones” like me for breakfast, my last hope is to join forces with four dangerous-looking men who claim they were sent to guard my life.

Luke, a werewolf with a rap sheet. Creedence, a lynx shifter who never met a mark he couldn’t con. Kite, a bear kin with a mean right hook and heart of gold. And Dust, my childhood best friend and dude voted least likely to be a secret shape-shifting griffin.

But are these men really what they seem?
Or are my alpha guardians hiding a secret agenda of their own?

I’m not sure, but one thing is for certain–choosing the right allies will mean the difference between life and death. For me, and everyone I love.

UNLEASHED is book one in the Dark Moon Shifter’s series. It is a true reverse harem featuring one woman and her four mates.

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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Unleashed is a book that I honestly put very little thought into. I’m glad that I didn’t think much of Unleashed prior to reading it–especially so, since I actually ended up liking this first Dark Moon Shifters novel. Continue reading

From the Deeps, by Laura Greenwood, Skye MacKinnon | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I have my review of From the Deeps by Laura Greenwood, and Skye MacKinnon.

From the Deeps is the first book in the Seven Wardens series. 

Trigger / Content Warning: Sex, Kidnapping.

36502765Who knows what ascends from the Deeps…

Macey is really quite ordinary, if you ignore that she’s a kelpie princess living on land. Still, her life is boring until she gets kidnapped by a man who doesn’t quite know why he kidnapped her. Try and figure that one out.

Thankfully, he and his two companions are prepared to help her find out why she can’t return to Earth from their house in the Mists. Now the only problem is that Macey keeps getting distracted by the three mysterious and very sexy men…

A reverse harem romance drenched in Scottish mythology.

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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Going into reading From the Deeps, I honestly didn’t know what to expect from this novel—-other than knowing that the Seven Wardens series is a Reverse Harem set of novels.

I went into reading From the Deeps pretty open minded. Which led me to like and genuinely enjoy this first Seven Wardens novel. Much like other Skye MacKinnon books I’ve read, we learn a fair amount of this worlds history. We also learn about some Scottish mythology, which is always a plus in my books (pun unintended, haha)! Continue reading

Fae’s Captive, by Lily Archer | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I have my book review of

Fae’s Captive by Lily Archer.

Fae’s Captive is the first book in the Fae’s Captive series.

Trigger / Content Warnings: Drugging, Abuse & Abuse mention, Slave mention.

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44076072My college roommate is the worst. Cecile steals my food, brings guys over at all hours, and parties instead of studying. But those quirks pale in comparison to what she does next. She drugs me, and I wake up imprisoned in an alternate universe full of terrifying creatures.

Now, the biggest and scariest creature of all – a fae king – believes I’m his mate. He’s freed me from the dungeon, but, keeps me close. So close, in fact, that I’m beginning to like his wintery gaze and ice-chiselled body. But, secrets and villains lurk throughout this new world. And I don’t know if I’ll survive long enough to figure out how to get back home.

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In Fae’s Captive, there are two points of view, Taylor doesn’t know what the hell is going on, and Leander is very focused on keeping Taylor safe, and then claiming her as his mate.

Taylor MC is thrown into this world quite literally so everything that Taylor learns, we learn too. Quite clever if you ask me. Which also makes the story more interesting than I thought it’d be.

Admittedly, Fae’s Captive is quite a short book. I think it might’ve taken me at max, 1 hour to read the entirety of this first novel.

Fae’s Captive is actually super fast paced. There’s no let-up in this story. From the time where Taylor is thrown into another world to the end of Fae’s Captive, the plot is go-go-go.

I give Fae’s Captive, 3 stars. 

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Have you read Fae’s Captive? What did you think of it? Have you read anything by Lily Archer?

Fae’s Captive is the first thing I’ve read by Lily Archer, and I’m quite happy with Archer’s work.

Thanks for stopping by!

See you soon, and Happy Reading!
Adele

Succubus Sins, by J.R. Thorn | Book Review

Hello! Today I have my book review of

Succubus Sins, by J.R. Thorn.

Succubus Sins is the first book in the Blood Stone series. 

Trigger Warning: Sex scenes, Death, Torture, Torture Mention, Rape, Rape Mention

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42950794I’m about to make the seven deadly sins my bitch
See this tattoo across my stomach? Yeah, the one with seven crazy runes. Ignore the pink one on the far right, that’s Sarah. I love her, but she’s not one of my four. That was a hard lesson to learn.
I tried being loyal to her. Even went to a stinky Succubi Den to get a snack or two just to stay alive. Well, that didn’t work out, and now I’m stuck trying to charge some dusty old relic my mother left behind. Turns out there’s some crazy destiny tied to my tattoo, which is actually a birthmark and all about the end of the world. Sounds fun, sort of, not really.
I’ve met rune #1, and he wasn’t at all what I’d expected. It wasn’t love at first sight. Maybe hate at first sight. Pretty sure he hates my guts. But that’s okay, maybe rune #2 will bring him around.
This end of the world stuff is just getting started, and I have a feeling one of my very own sins is the one stirring the pot. The Incubus King, what sin might he be? Lust… my favorite one. Bring it on.
Author’s Note: This is a fast-burn reverse harem story. It includes explicit language and sexual situations. Intended for audiences 18 years and older. As this is a series, there will be a cliffhanger.

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 curious about reading Succubus Sins because I don’t normally read books where there’s a succubus as a main character. Though I have read succubus stories in the past. Unfortunately, Succubus Sins is a book that didn’t sit well with me nearing the end of the novel.

Within Succubus Sins, there are multiple points of view. However, the main character that we read from is Sonya. Sonya…is a difficult character for me to wrap my head around. Sonya is really…..all over the place–emotionally, mentally, and also physically.

There’s much that happens in this first novel. More than I had expected, actually. 

While there is quite a bit of plot packed into this novel, there’s just as much that didn’t (and still doesn’t) make sense to me. I won’t go into detail about said things, because spoilers..

I’m saddened that there were parts of the story that were truly disgusting. The story would have been so much better without the unnecessary rape scene. 

Though I say that I didn’t like Succubus Sins, that’s really not the case. In the beginning of this novel, I was actually enjoying what I was reading. Though both the story and Sonya were confusing to me, I liked what was happening as the novel was progressing. I was actually looking forward to reading book 2, and perhaps book 3. …And then I read the scenes nearing the end of this book.

I won’t be reading more of the Blood Stone novels. 

I give Succubus Sins, 1 star.

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Have you read any of J.R. Thorn’s work? 

Unfortunately, Succubus Sins was my first J.R. Thorn’s novel. I’m interested in reading her other novels, but not for now..

Thank you for stopping by!

See you soon, and Happy Reading!
Adele

Kingdom of Ash, by Sarah J. Maas | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I have my review of Kingdom of Ash, by Sarah J. Maas.

Kingdom of Ash is the latest (and as far as we know) last book in the Throne of Glass series.

My review has been sitting in my drafts for far too long. So I decided today was the day that I was going to post it.

Trigger / Content Warning: Blood, Torture, War, Near Death Experiences, Character Deaths, Pregnancy

A little forewarning about my review of Kingdom of Ash. It’s less of a review and more of an overall review of what I ended up feeling from reading KoA. And since I wanted to not spoil this book at all, my review is a short read.

Enjoy!

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Winter Heiress, by Skye MacKinnon | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I have my review of Winter Heiress, by Skye Mackinnon.

Winter Heiress is the second book in the Daughter of Winter series.

Trigger Warning: Murder, Sex Scenes, Abuse, Abuse Mention

Conceptual image of young brunette beauty and violet butterflies“Please stand for the Daughter of Winter, the Slayer of Demons, the Heir to the Throne, her Royal Highness, the Lady Wynter.”

Wyn thought everything would be unicorns and rainbows once she reached her mother’s palace.

The last things she expected were assassination attempts, the Summer King readying for war and, worst of all, frilly dresses.

But all of that is pushed to the side when one of her Guardians needs her help. They’re hers. And she’ll protect them while keeping her vow to protect the Realm. No matter the cost.

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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Let me tell you what a whirlwind Winter Heiress really was. Continue reading

Wings of Ice, by G. Bailey | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I have my book review of

Wings of Ice, by G. Bailey.

Wings of Ice is the first book in the Protected by Dragons series.

Trigger Warnings: Fighting, Bullying

38104406Four Dragon Guards. Three Curses. Two Heirs. One Choice…
Forbidden love or the throne of the dragons?

Isola Dragice thought she knew what her future would bring. On her eighteenth birthday, she’d inherit the dragon throne, but one earth-shattering moment destroys everything.
As war looms heavy over Dragca, Isola is catapulted out of her pretend human life and thrust into a world, she knows little of. One life-threatening accident, when she loses control of her dragon, ends up with the whole of Dragca academy hating her.
When the four most powerful dragons in history are ordered to protect her, they find themselves with an awkward problem. Her family cursed them centuries ago, relegating them to slaves of the throne and they hate all royals. Especially an ice dragon princess with no control over her powers that can kill fire dragons. Which the whole school is full of.
What happens when fire falls for Ice?

18+ **Reverse harem**

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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Wings of Ice is a book that I didn’t put much thought into. Continue reading