Sunday, January 14, 2018

REVIEW: Stealing Fire (Bad Boys Of The Underworld, #5) by Mallory Crowe





Beauty and the beast with bite...
 
When Ella's father is missing, she finds him held captive by a dangerous and devastatingly handsome a man, who gives her one choice: Her father may go free, but she must stay with him--for good.

There is more to Lucian than what Ella initially sees. He isn't just a crazed kidnapper wrapped into irresistible eye candy. Heading a group of shape shifters who live as humans by day and hideous monsters by night, Lucian is desperate to uncover why his kind hasn't been reproduced in centuries. Determined to solve this mystery, Lucian sees Ella as an answer. Together, they begin to discover the truth--a truth that just might be what Lucian's been afraid of all along.

But their days together are numbered. Lucian's enemies will stop at nothing to destroy him--and anything he loves. Lucian and Ella refuse to give up that easily. Will beauty and love prevail, taming the beast once and for all?


What a fascinating story for sure. This book emediately caught my attention, usually I go after supernatural shifter/vampire books but this one wasnt entirely different but definitely not the same by any means.

Ella what a strong beautiful woman, even at the begining when she is arguing with the sherriff about finding her father she is strong and takes no crap even though she was a beauty pagaent girl. Which is all anyone ever sees her as much to her dismay. She becomes stronger and more resilent as the story continues on, You will be amazed by her transformation. Through one meeting she is afterwards stuck forever in a world she never wanted to be in.

Lucian the man who kidnapped her father is an interesting sort of fellow. By all accounts he should avoid her and keep her father to do what he wants and needs of him. But he doesnt listen of course he goes out to introduce himself and in doing so Ella gets pulled into his world. He has long hair gorgous blue eyes an adonis body and hes tall as hell making him even more gorgous the second he speaks.

The love story that results in them meeting is amazing and debilitating for Ella. He scares her but she is also lusting after this sex god of a man that keeps her captive.

Mallory Crowe is an amazing author for sure and I cannot wait to delve into more by her. She makes a great world come to live in your mind as your read her book.

5 stars

Mallory Crowe is the award winning author of the Fractured Farrells series, the Bad Boys of the Underworld series and many other novels. She grew up surrounded by rescue dogs and escaping into romance books whenever possible. After trying to do the "adult" thing by getting an accounting degree and CPA license, she decided to try her hand at writing and never looked back.
An avid traveler, reader, and Netflix addict, Mallory currently lives in Michigan, with her neurotic but laid back dog.

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

REVIEW: KALKIN by TL REEVES & MICHELE RYAN

Keeley Blueriver is not doing a very good job hiding out. After being viciously attacked, she and her sister Danielle pack up and move across the country to Window Rock, Arizona. But Simon found them before, and he’ll do it again. How and when are the only questions.   Kalkin Raferty, Alpha of the Raferty pack, has spent his life protecting his family and pack from outside threats. He believes his time for finding a mate has passed. Who would want an old Alpha wolf?   A chance meeting puts Kalkin face to face with his destiny and now he can’t get the blonde-haired, hazel-eyed woman out of his mind. His wolf is poised to claim her, but with danger lurking around every corner, is he willing to risk everything to have her?
“Where the fuck is the baby?” He kept his voice controlled, knowing the pup was safe and sound with Danielle—for now. Kal tried in vain to keep his voice down so their neighbors couldn’t overhear their conversation. As it stood, he still wasn’t sure how he felt about Keeley. Well, he did, but acknowledging the mating and participating in it were two totally different things. Right now, they didn’t need any extra headaches. However, he had a sneaky suspicion he was in over his head and he was too stupid, or ignorant, to admit it. “He’s with Danielle.” Caden shrugged, moving around his brother. “The boy was in his pup form when I got him. I couldn’t take him to a hospital and you know if I took him to a vet—which there isn’t one in a twenty-mile radius—they would have freaked out if he spontaneously shifted. So, I brought him back here.” “You don’t think the girl will freak the fuck out when he spontaneously shifts, Caden?” Kal couldn’t believe what his brother said. “No,” he answered plainly. “No?” Kalkin snorted. “I have got to hear this explanation. Come on, lay it on me. Tell me, ‘oh smart one,’ why she won’t freak the fuck out when the baby shifts.” “She’s not normal either.” A slow small crossed his brother’s lips. “She got this…thing. I promised I wouldn’t tell anyone about it, but bro. She’s special.” “Great. Fan-fucking-tastic. So, she could have a serious case of gas, but she’s special.” Wow, he knew his brother could be stupid sometimes, but this was a colossal fuck up. It ranked right up there with the time they were sixteen and Caden decided he was going to pull the tail of a cat shifter. The asshole ended up in bed for a week with tiger claw slashes to his side. “I’m being serious, asshole,” Caden snapped, going nose to nose with his brother. “She helped the pup more in five minutes than a hospital could in two fucking weeks. I promised her I wouldn't say what it was, but I felt her. She did something to him and he was a different pup when he woke up.” Kalkin blinked, taking in everything his brother said. A part of him wanted to believe his brother and another part of him wanted to continue to chew his ass. He also realized he should be more concerned with the pup. Kal blew out a breath and scrubbed his hand across his brow. “How bad?” “Two broken legs and some bites. Danielle thinks he’ll be fine. She wrapped the wounds and set his back legs.” He chuckled a bit. “Aiden ate up the attention when I checked on them after Mrs. Martin hooked me up with some breast milk for the boy.” Caden turned serious for a moment. “I don’t know why Tiffany had fucking pups. She couldn’t even take care of herself when we were younger. Then she goes off and gets fucking pregnant. The bitch tried to kill him!” Kalkin watched his brother pace. “Aiden is now parentless. Why? Because she doesn’t have enough fucking sense to bring all the pups to her Alpha.” Wait. “There are more?” He couldn’t believe Caden would take one and leave the others. “Why did you leave them?” “Aiden is the only one who survived.” “Fuck.” He’d have to deal with this sooner rather than later. “Do we know the father?” Caden snorted. “If I had to guess? Someone in the Quincy pack. The kid smelled of piss and shit, though, so I couldn’t be sure.” “Shit. Not what we need right now, but because you went off half-cocked, you brought shit down on our new neighbors.” Kalkin couldn’t even be angry anymore. He understood Caden’s need to protect the baby. However, it couldn’t be at the expense of two women who’d been through their own shit. “What are you going to do when Aiden shifts and is a baby?” “Well, I had been thinking about it when you pulled up to house like Billy Bad Ass. I’m going to tell her what we are.” What? “Are you fucking kidding me?” He couldn’t believe what his brother was saying. “Why?” “Tell me you aren't planning to do the same.” Caden's blue eyes swirled with intent. “Tell me you weren't going to have Keeley run with you during the full moon.” His brother had him. He had been contemplating revealing himself during the first day of the summer festival. “Shit,” he said, blowing out a frustrated breath. “This is all FUBAR.” Fucked up beyond all recognition. “Tell me about it.” “You’re part of the reason, asshole.” He turned away from his brother and caught his neighbor staring at him. “Great.” “What?” His brother stepped over to where he was standing. “Ah, shit.” There, peeking out of their window, stood Keeley, Danielle, and a very happy little boy. Shit, maybe his brother had been right. “Yeah, great fucking work, asshole. I’m betting they saw and heard everything. So much for having to explain it to them.” “Hold on. You’re assuming they heard anything. They’re completely human. They couldn’t hear a flea fart.” “I thought you said Danielle is special.” Kal cocked a brow. “Or were you blowing smoke up my ass about her?” “She is. I can assure you what I experienced when she started working with Aiden,” Caden paused. “Shit, bro. It was amazing.” “Are you sure she was touching the pup?” he quipped. “Yes, dickhead. It wasn’t sexual at all, but it had been amazing nonetheless.” Caden’s blue gaze locked with Kal’s and his demeanor turned serious. “She’s my mate.” Of all the fucking things he expected his brother to say, finding his mate hadn’t been one of them. “Shit. Are you sure?” “Oh yeah.”


OH my this is a very powerful start to a shifter series. I am dying to read the next book in this series.
Kalkin oh my he by far my favorite of the Raferty brothers so far. Sexy, dominant, protective, smart, sassy, what else  could you want in the hero of the story.
At first I wasn't a big fan of Keeley, I liked her sister more but she grew on me with her attitude and how her personality combatted Kalkin at every turn was awesome.
They both constantly are fighting their urge to be mates, and how much they want eachother even though everyone around them knows and laughs about it.
Cadin is Kalkins twin brother and his mate is Keeleys sister Danielle. But circumstances and cadins bad attitude gets in the way of their relationship.
Cadin is definitely on my hit list, he causes Danielle so much pain and misery it makes you want to cry and beat the crap out of him just reading it.
Keeley and Danielle are on the run from a psycho who tortured them and experimented on them because they have powers. Both girls are powerful beyond belief especially when they are together and team up. But their trust in the boys and in anyone that wont betray them is on a thin shred after being chased for so long.
This is a sexy must read
If I could give this book 10 stars I would.




  TL Reeve: TL Reeve, a best-selling, multi-published author, was born out of a love of family and a bond that became unbreakable. Living in Alabama, TL misses Los Angeles, and will one day return to the beaches of Southern California. When not writing something hot and sexy, TL can be found curled up with a good book, or working on homework with a cute little pixie. Michele Ryan: Michele Ryan is an author with Decadent and After Glows Publishing. She embraced her creative passion and co-authored several books with fellow author TL Reeve. Michele has also published two solo novellas. Michele is a lifelong resident of the state of New Jersey, along with her husband and three children, whom she refers to as her hobbits. When Michele is not plotting or writing, she can be found either volunteering at her children’s school or reading. TL Reeve: Facebook I Newsletter I Blog I Site I Twitter I Group I BookBub I Amazon Michele Ryan: Facebook I Site I Twitter I BookBub I Group Combined sites: Michele/TL Reeve I ACS I Combined Newsletter
Grand Prize: 7’ Kindle Fire and bag
1st Prize: 1 Paperback copy of Kalkin and a bookmark
2nd Prize: 1 $10 gift card

 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

RELEASE BLITZ:

A magical calling card, a murderous secret, and an ancient, dangerous realm. The Fae have been hunting Imogen’s mother for nearly eighteen years. She has something they want: her daughter. Now they’ve caught up with her, and Imogen’s faced with a choice: attend their fae college by choice…or by force. That should’ve been enough warning that Callador, school for the fae, is a manipulative and dangerous place. But it’s not until the school is under attack and the students are facing death by curse that Imogen realizes Callador’s darkest secret isn’t how they get their students to attend. You won’t want to fall behind on the series readers are calling a “brilliant, magical new world.”
Sophia Shade is the enchanting author of the Fae Academy world. She lives beyond the Shadow Veil with the students, teachers, and creatures who attend Callador: Academy of the Aos Sí. When not writing, she spends her time battling darkness to save her newfound friends and family from the mysterious force that wants to drain all magic from Faerie once and for all.

RELEASE BLITZ: KALKIN by TL REEVES & MICHELE RYAN

Keeley Blueriver is not doing a very good job hiding out. After being viciously attacked, she and her sister Danielle pack up and move across the country to Window Rock, Arizona. But Simon found them before, and he’ll do it again. How and when are the only questions.   Kalkin Raferty, Alpha of the Raferty pack, has spent his life protecting his family and pack from outside threats. He believes his time for finding a mate has passed. Who would want an old Alpha wolf?   A chance meeting puts Kalkin face to face with his destiny and now he can’t get the blonde-haired, hazel-eyed woman out of his mind. His wolf is poised to claim her, but with danger lurking around every corner, is he willing to risk everything to have her?
  TL Reeve: TL Reeve, a best-selling, multi-published author, was born out of a love of family and a bond that became unbreakable. Living in Alabama, TL misses Los Angeles, and will one day return to the beaches of Southern California. When not writing something hot and sexy, TL can be found curled up with a good book, or working on homework with a cute little pixie. Michele Ryan: Michele Ryan is an author with Decadent and After Glows Publishing. She embraced her creative passion and co-authored several books with fellow author TL Reeve. Michele has also published two solo novellas. Michele is a lifelong resident of the state of New Jersey, along with her husband and three children, whom she refers to as her hobbits. When Michele is not plotting or writing, she can be found either volunteering at her children’s school or reading. TL Reeve: Facebook I Newsletter I Blog I Site I Twitter I Group I BookBub I Amazon Michele Ryan: Facebook I Site I Twitter I BookBub I Group Combined sites: Michele/TL Reeve I ACS I Combined Newsletter
Grand Prize: 7’ Kindle Fire and bag
1st Prize: 1 Paperback copy of Kalkin and a bookmark
2nd Prize: 1 $10 gift card
 

Sunday, January 7, 2018

REVIEW:Forsaken Prince (Kilenya Chronicles, #1) by Andrea Pearson

 Jacob refuses the role of Forsaken Prince. Until his father and little sister are kidnapped...
When an attractive girl tells Jacob he's the Forsaken Prince and that an entirely different planet needs his help, he calls her crazy and sends her on her way. But then he discovers dead demons in his house, his mother beaten, and his father and sister kidnapped, and he's forced to begin a dangerous journey.
Now Jacob must team up with Aloren to find a magical key and stage a rescue with a tight deadline, all while making decisions that affect not only himself but hundreds of thousands of his subjects in this new world. Can he figure out his new magical powers fast enough and will he and Aloren reach Jacob's father and sister before time runs out?
Forsaken Prince, Kilenya Chronicles Book One is an edge-of-your-seat story of fantasy, adventure, and exciting twists and turns. Secure your copy now to begin the magical journey!
NOTE: Forsaken Prince is The Key of Kilenya rewritten and reimagined. Jacob is two years older and the story reflects that change of age. It is an edge-of-your-seat story that'll keep you reading late into the night. Enjoy!
All of Andrea's books tie together. Here is the suggested reading order:
Forsaken Prince
Ember Gods
August Fortress
Rise of Keitus
Eyes of the Sun
Golden Symbol
Then:
Forsake (A Mosaic Chronicles Novel)
Discern (Mosaic Chronicles, Book One)
Praxis
Perceive
Observe
Reclaim
Conceal (Jacob and Nicole teaming up)
Obscure
Enshroud
Withhold (Mosaic Chronicles Book Nine)

This was a great start to the first in this book series. It really grips you and takes you into the story and what happens to Jacob throughout it.
Jacob is an interesting character he doesnt know about his family history or where he really comes from he thinks he is human and an average one at that. Until Aloren comes to his town and starts talking about things he thinks are crazy. He blows her off until his family calls him numerous times he rushes home after they dont answer him and when he arrives two creatures are dead his mom is injured and his father and baby sister have been kidnapped and he has to go after them.
This story is all about his journey and learning about his homeland while going to save his family. Learning his father is a king and he is a prince with magical powers that start to bloom.
This is  a great young adult book or for anyone that loves fantasy as an adult myself I totally fell in love with it. I cant wait to read the next book in the series.
This author is truly amazing and im so glad I came across her books. She really knows how to paint an amazing picture of this other world you get thrown into.
5 stars


Andrea, a Brigham Young University graduate, is an avid reader and outdoor enthusiast (hiking, fishing, boating, biking, spending time in the Rocky Mountains, and taking walks). She spent a year and a half serving the Spanish speaking community in Toronto, Canada, and fluently speaks 2 ½ languages. She plays several instruments, not including the banjo, and loves putting together musical arrangements. Her favorite sports are basketball and football, though several knee surgeries and incurably awful coordination prevent her from playing them.
Andrea is always in the mood for a good movie with close friends and family (especially her husband and mom), with a large glass of milk and a bowl of overly buttered popcorn nearby. She also enjoys oil painting, making earrings, squeezing every bit of oxygen out of Ziploc bags, and she hopes to someday travel to Italy and Alaska.