Matefinder Series, by Leia Stone | Book Review

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Today I’m posting my book review of the Matefinder series, by Leia Stone.

Matefinder, #1

Werewolves, facing the threat of extinction, desperately seek their mates to bear young. Aurora, a human far removed from the supernatural world, is nearing her own end after being fatally injured in a car accident.

Kai, an Alpha werewolf, lurks in the nearby trees watching her bleed out. He chooses to save her the only way he knows how, by changing her. No one is prepared for what happens next. The tides turn in favor of the werewolves. The Matefinder has been found, and she is more powerful than anybody ever imagined. But is she prepared to be the most hunted werewolf in history?

Trigger Warnings: Blood, Mentions of Abuse, Mentions of Spousal Abuse, Mentions of Child Abuse, Child Abuse, Stabbing Mention, Car Accident resulting in Death, Torture Mention, Drowning Mention, Accidental Death, Murder Mention, Assassination Attempts, Kidnapping, Attempted Kidnapping.

THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS!

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Heart of Malice, by Lisa Edmonds | Book Review

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Today’s post is my book review of Heart of Malice, by Lisa Edmonds.

Heart of Malice is the first book in the Alice Worth series, which has 7 books (and a few novellas!).

The first time Moses Murphy’s granddaughter killed on his orders, she was six years old.

For twenty years, she was a prisoner of an organized crime syndicate, forced to use her magic to make Moses the most powerful and feared man on the East Coast. To escape his cruelty, she faked her own death and started a new life as Alice Worth. As a private investigator specializing in cases involving the supernatural, Alice walks a precarious line between atoning for the sins of her grandfather’s cabal and keeping her true identity hidden.

Hired to investigate the disappearance of a mysterious object of power, Alice enlists the help of Malcolm, a ghost running from a past as nightmarish as her own. It soon becomes clear the missing object was taken by someone with a dangerous secret and an unknown agenda. When her client is kidnapped, Alice must find her and the object of power before a vengeful killer destroys the city and slaughters thousands—starting with Alice.

Trigger Warnings: Torture Mention, Murder mention, Blood Letting, Blood, Self Harm mention(s), sex scenes.

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The Missing Wolf, by G. Bailey | Book Review

Hello, friends! Today I have my book review of

The Missing Wolf, by G. Bailey.

The Missing Wolf is the first in its series.

TW: Kidnapping, mention of a Car Accident resulting in Death (of a parent), Car Accident.

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48673136._SY475_I’m Anastasia Noble, and shortly after moving to college, my life changed forever.

I became a familiar, bonded to a wolf for life and arrested simply for existing.
I woke up in the famous Familiar Empire community where I have to learn to bond with my wolf, or I can never leave.
Never again see those whom I love.
Bonding is my only option, if you could even call it an option, but add in familiars going missing every week, plus being stuck in a cabin with three mysterious, attractive, male familiars and their maddening animals…this is not going to be easy.

17+ RH

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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Wow, what a story that The Missing Wolf turned out to be.

I’ll admit that the dialogue was a little forced–seemed unnatural–but the rest of the story more than made up for it. The characters, whose view we all read from, are different to a fault. They all have different personalities, but they all share the same goal.

Anastasia is new to the familiar world, though the familiar world isn’t new news globally. I actually found that Anastasia’s character was alright, she was certainly interesting, if not a tad “Look at me, I’m different than my sister!” vibe she had going on.

The plot moved really well and the story was easy to follow.

I’m definitely looking forward to reading the second book The Dying Wolf, when it comes out March 2020!!

I give The Missing Wolf, 3 stars.

Have you read anything by G. Bailey? What was it, and did you enjoy it?

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Thank you for stopping by!

See you soon, and Happy Reading!
Adele

Shadow Touched, by Harper Wylde | Book Review

Hello friends, and welcome back! Today I’m posting my book review of

Shadow Touched, by Harper Wylde.

Shadow Touched is the first in The Veil Keeper series.

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987BF7B2-925E-4210-9902-208C2F07E9D0My name is Lorn, and I’m a witch. Or at least, I thought I was.

Turns out, things aren’t always what they seem.

My magic has always been different from others of my kind—untamed. Something to hide, even in my own world, along with my monster-filled dreams and odd ‘episodes.’

When my entire life is turned upside down with a single drop of blood, the mysterious magick I’ve been trying to hide finally catches up to me.

Deserted and stranded on my own, four strangers offer me asylum and a place to call home. At least, for now.

With the help of Dason, Chayton, Axel, and Kota, I’m discovering the truth about myself as my past and my future collide. The world I grew up in was a lie, and now I’m learning how to use my magick, who my enemies are, and that the beasts stalking my sleep are actually real. And they’re my problem.

Surrounded by deadly threats, the guys and I navigate a world full of supernatural creatures, each with their own agendas, to gather the intel we need to defeat the darkness. Hopefully for good.

There’s danger in the shadows, but I’ll be dead before I let it win.

And I’m just getting started.

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 managed to finish reading Shadow Touched, I had tried reading this book–allbeit very–briefly. And what I read didn’t interest me at all, unfortunately. However, the synopsis kept nagging and nagging at me. I decided that I had to try reading more than a few pages of Shadow Touched.

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Run Little Wolf, by G. Bailey | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I’m bringing you my book review of

Run Little Wolf, by G. Bailey.

Run Little Wolf is the first in the Forest Pack series.

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0BEBE5DD-1BEC-4464-82F2-5C33901FBE67Ever heard the saying, never follow the big bad wolf into the woods?
Well, I wish I had listened to Little Red Riding Hoods advice.

One bite. That’s all it took to turn Harper into a wolf and change her entire life.
Turning eighteen was meant to be a fun night out, a party in the woods to celebrate with friends, but it ends in disaster.
Harper wakes up in a car, on her way to a pack of wolves; ones she must live with. The sexy and alluring alpha welcomes her, declaring her his mate. Only Harper’s best friend, a vampire she grew up with, tells her she belongs with him.
Now, Harper must keep her mates from destroying each other. Can there be a happy ending for them all?

To make matters worse, the wolves are at war with other kinds of shifters. When one of them turns up, demanding she is their mate, will her alpha, who she rejected, fight for her?
Will the vampire, who loves her, help her pack?

18+ menage romance.

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 high hopes for Run Little Wolf, and while I enjoyed the story, I found it to be a major let down.

The different points of view within the story were great to read from, and otherwise spiced up the story a little–you know, gave it a little pizazz. Buuuuut, other than that the story overall was pretty lacklustre.

I did enjoy having Harper as our main character in Run Little Wolf. However, I’m used to having Bailey’s female leads….have more spark to them, more badassery. And I just didn’t find Harper to fill that role.

I’m interested in reading the other books since there are companion novels in this series, but I don’t know if I’ll ever get around to reading them. I’d really like to have them not turn out to be disappointments to me. You know?

I give Run Little Wolf, 2 stars.

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Have you read Run Little Wolf before? If yes, what did you think of it?

Thank you for stopping by!

See you soon, and Happy Reading!
Adele

Black Magic Sanction, by Kim Harrison | Book Review

Hello friends! I’m back with another book review! Today’s book review will be of

Black Magic Sanction, by Kim Harrison.

Black Magic Sanction is the 8th book in The Hollows series.

TW: Kidnapping mention, Attempted Murder, Death scene, Blood, Murder, Death of a parent mention, Death of a parent, sex scene.

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6547188Rachel Morgan has fought and hunted vampires, werewolves, banshees, demons, and other supernatural dangers as both witch and bounty hunter—and lived to tell the tale. But she’s never faced off against her own kind . . . until now.

Denounced and shunned for dealing with demons and black magic, her best hope is life imprisonment—at worst, a forced lobotomy and genetic slavery. Only her enemies are strong enough to help her win her freedom, but trust comes hard when it hinges on the unscrupulous tycoon Trent Kalamack, the demon Algaliarept, and an ex-boyfriend turned thief.

It takes a witch to catch a witch, but survival bears a heavy price.

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Hidden Kingdom books 1, 2, by L. Rose | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I have my book reviews for the first two books in the Hidden Kingdom trilogy.

The first book is called, A Torn Paige,
while the second book is aptly named A Lost Paige.

Since this is a review for both books, I won’t be listing what the second book is about. However, I will be posting a link to the books’ GoodReads’ page.

A Torn Paige

TW; murder, hostage situation, sex, death of a major character.

48351365._SY475_One, two, things are changing for you.
Three, four, monsters at your door.
Five, six, no one could predict.
Seven, eight, you learn they’re your mates.
Nine, ten, it’s time to fight again.

Paige Alice has changed, but she’s not sure if that’s a good or bad thing.

The good.
Four annoying and different types of men, who she trusts with her life. A scary but faithful sidekick, and of course, her crazy family.

The bad.
…Everything else.

*This is the first in a reverse harem romance trilogy. There’s adult themes, course language, humor, and mm scenes, for 18+ only.
*Sorry about the cliffhanger, but the second book will be released in early December 2019.

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White Witch, Black Curse, by Kim Harrison | Book Review

Hello lovelies, today I have my book review of

White Witch, Black Curse, by Kim Harrison.

White Witch, Black Curse is the 7th book in The Hollows series.

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3475268._SY475_New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison returns to the sinister and seductive Hollows for the newest blockcuster adventure featuring Rachel Morgan, witch and bounty hunter.

White Witch, Black Curse

Some wounds take time to heal…and some scars never fade.

Rachel Morgan, kick-ass witch and bounty hunter, has taken her fair share of hits, and has broken lines she swore she would never cross. But when her lover was murdered, it left a deeper wound than Rachel ever imagined, and now she won’t rest until his death is solved…and avenged. Whatever the cost.

Yet the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and when a new predator moves to the apex of the Inderland food chain, Rachel’s past comes back to haunt her.

Literally.

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My review for White Witch, Black Curse is short, and that’s because I binge-read like 4 books back to back. So this is what I’ve got written down for WW,BC.

I AM SO GLAD THAT WE FINALLY GET TO KNOW WHO KILLED Kisten. Finally! My questions have been answered!!

However, nearing the end of the novel Rachel remembered something from her childhood, and just….the way that the scene played out all innocently makes me think that in the next book this person will appear in the series and not in a good way. Long story short; the scene gave me a huge sense of dread.

All in all, I give White Witch, Black Curse, 4 stars.

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Have you read The Hollows series?

I admit that when I read the first book, I wasn’t at all interested in the rest of the series. Though one of you lovely people suggested that I give the rest of The Hollow series a try, and well, now we’re here! Haha.

Thank you for stopping by!

See you soon, and Happy Reading!
Adele

Taming Demons for Beginners by Annette Marie | Book Review

Hello! Today I’ve got my book review of

Taming Demons for Beginners, by Annette Marie.

Taming Demons for Beginners is the first book in The Guild Codex: Demonized Series.

Trigger Warnings: Blood, Blood mention, Attempted Murder, Torture, Starvation mention, Abuse mention, Dead parents mention.

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44932446._SY475_Rule one: Don’t look at the demon.

When I arrived at my uncle’s house, I expected my relatives to be like me—outcast sorcerers who don’t practice magic. I was right about the sorcery, but wrong about everything else.

Rule two: Don’t listen to the demon.

My uncle chose a far deadlier power. He calls creatures of darkness into our world, binds them into service contracts, and sells them to the highest bidder. And I’m supposed to act like I don’t know how illegal and dangerous it is.

Rule three: Don’t talk to the demon.

All I had to do was keep my nose out of it. Pretend I didn’t find the summoning circle in the basement. Pretend I didn’t notice the shadowy being trapped inside it. Pretend I didn’t break the rules.

But I did, and now it’s too late.


From the author of The Guild Codex: Spellbound comes a new series that will plunge an unprepared young woman into the darkest magic of the mythic world.


THE GUILD CODEX: DEMONIZED
Taming Demons for Beginners (#1)
Slaying Monsters for the Feeble (#2)

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Taming Demons for Beginners is a New Adult Epic Urban Fantasy.

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The Outlaw Demon Wails, by Kim Harrison | Book Review

Hello! Today I’m dropping by to post my review of

The Outlaw Demon Wails, by Kim Harrison.

The Outlaw Demon Wails is the 6th book in The Hollows series.

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1225621._SY475_When you dance with demons, you lay your soul on the line…

In the Hollows, where the natural and the supernatural co-exist – not always peacefully – desperate times often call for unorthodox measures. But bounty hunter-witch Rachel Morgan did the absolutely unthinkable to save the lives of her friends: she willingly trafficked in forbidden demon magic. And now her sins have come home to haunt her.

As Rachel hunts for the truth behind a terrifying murder, the discovery of a shocking family secret is about to throw her entire life into question. And the long-lost ancient knowledge she seeks resides in the demonic ever-after. But there are some lines that should never be crossed–like the one Rachel Morgan’s stepping over…again!

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What a whirlwind this story was! There was actually quite a bit that happens in this 6th (!!) instalment in The Hollows series. What I like about Harrison’s writing, is that no matter how much time I take from reading between this book series is that when I start reading another Hollows book, I always feel welcome. I start reading a Rachel Morgan story and I’m instantly transported into her life! Continue reading