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/ ARC Book Review / Defied (Blood Duet #2) / Maria Luis / Release Blitz /

Title: Defied

Series: Blood Duet #2

Author: Maria Luis

Genre: Sexy Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 31, 2018
Blurb
I am both a sinner and a saint, but I bleed
vengeance.
 
For years, I’ve lived in the grey… until her.
 
Avery Washington didn’t belong in the shadows,
but I dragged her into the darkness anyway.
 
One kiss, and I would stop at nothing to
possess her.
 
One caress, and my need to destroy wavered.
 
Our attraction was poison and pleasure.
 
They say the devil recognizes his own, but I
never saw Avery coming.
 
She’s determined to light the matchsticks, and
I can’t resist going down in flames…
Defied (Blood Duet #2)Defied by Maria Luis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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Release Date-31/5/18

I Was so looking forward to diving into the second book in the Blood Duet series and Defied (Blood Duet #2) certainly didn’t disappoint; this started exactly where we left off in Sworn and almost immediately we are thrown right back into the thick of things.
“Defied” was action packed throughout and I so enjoyed reconnecting with both Avery and Lincoln.
In this second volume, we finally get the answers we have been waiting for and I felt that we finally got to fully bond and empathise much more with both Avery and Lincoln.
Finally comprehending the reasonings behind there outward personas and life choices.
In return, this made me feel so much more connected to our leading couple; I was so invested in the final outcome for these two.
This was really easy to get lost in and “Defied” managed to absorb me fully almost from the beginning.
Its told in dual POV and also has some interesting and also some very unsavoury individuals.
In Defied I was sucked right into the colourful ambience of what was ultimately the dark belly of New Orleans.
I adored the dynamic between Avery and Lincoln very much and thought that together they made a fantastic pair.
Their broken pieces just fit together so beautifully and when these two stopped fighting there feelings the outcome for both was fantastic and addictive reading.
This also had just the right balance of action versus sexy times and the emotion here was incredibly believable; I actually wanted these two to pull through the shitstorm ahead.
And most important of all they were both so very likeable; totally the cherry here for me.
“Defied” at its heart was well written and a truly positive experience for me.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Defied (Blood Duet #2)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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Author Bio
Maria Luis
is the author of sexy contemporary romances, though she may or may not have a
few historical romances hiding in the cobwebs of her computer.


When she’s
not writing about strong men and the sassy women who sweep them off their feet,
Maria is a historian who specializes in medieval England and 19th century
New Orleans. What do the two eras have in common, you ask? Not much, except for
disease, scandalous activities and crime–Maria’s favourite topics.


Maria lives
in New Orleans with her better half, where she can generally be found hiking
with her two dogs, Zeus and Athena, kayaking in Louisiana’s inter-coastal
waterways, or curled up on the couch with a good book.

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/ ARC Book Review / Cut Loose / Julia Wolf / Release Blitz /


Title: Cut Loose
Series: The Sublime
Author: Julia Wolf
Genre: Rom/Com
Release Date: May 31, 2018





He was the worst she ever had, so why can’t she get him out of her head?

Francisca Rivera— call her Frannie, please— says what she means and takes what she wants. Six months ago, all it took was one look at James, the gorgeous, bearded man pouring drinks at her favorite bar, and she had to have him in her bed. 

To say she had been disappointed would be the biggest understatement in the history of all understatements. James was a no good, very bad lay.

But there is just something about James’ quiet, steady manner and the way he’s always watching her at the bar— like she’s something special— that keeps her wanting.

Frannie is wild and free with an aversion to relationships. James is soft-spoken and shy with a tendency to be reclusive. Can two opposites meet somewhere in the middle and take a second chance at their first time?

 

Cut Loose by Julia Wolf
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Release Date-31/5/18

“Cut Loose” by Julia Wolf was such a sweet emotive read.
I bloody adored James like so much; he was just so god damn adorable in his whole un-surety and inexperience.
I felt almost like we had reversed the roles here; with Frannie taking the part of the take what you want man with the fucking and chucking and James being just that much younger; Twenty-three to her twenty-nine and lacking the social skills and life lessons to maybe quite keep up with Frannie’s matter a fact attitude to all things romantic.
Now It was really nice to see James emerge from his shell and find his confidence and voice.
He was so eager to absorb everything Frannie had to teach him a ready and willing student.
And in my opinion, his masculinity was only enhanced by his inexperience; he was such a fast learner and it wasn’t long before he was taking the lead reins with Frannie which she really digged.
It was also quite ironic to see Frannie flounder in confusion as she realises she’s in deep for the first time in her life and watching her running scared and in self-sabotage mode was like observing everything to not do if you want to succeed in the matters of the heart.
Frannie was her own worst enemy; take about shitty logic this girl had it in spades.
To be on the other side of those pesky feelings is something she was ultimately struggling with.
I thought James seemed more than a match for his girl; his overall personality made him seem much more mature than his actual age and at times he definitely had more logic and wisdom than she had in her entire little finger.
I read so many alpha male books that this was such a lovely refreshing change to just kick back and appreciate the sweet simplicity offered up here.
And I especially loved the contrast between James manly size and his gentleness; a real-life gentle giant.
What else can I tell you about this great read; erm Frannie is a former dancer and now hair stylist.
James is a bit of a computer nerd slash bartender; he also had an especially well-conditioned beard; that Frannie really likes to sniff a lot; well I didn’t say she was quite normal now did I folks.
This was dual POV fiction which is my favourite; there was a fantastic cast of great supporting characters and though “Cut Loose was part of a series this can definitely be read as a standalone; which I did fine.
My only slight criticism here was that I thought Frannie was a bit OTT when it came to her deciding James had lied to her; come on now; pfft they were slight omissions at best; hardly the crime of the century; get a grip girl.
I think its more likely she was just creating reasons to condone her own unreasonable and unlogical behaviour.
So with “Cut loose” Frannie may have started things initially but its safe to say James definitely caught up and then some, and though there are no great shocks in the narrative here I still enjoyed this ever so much.
“Cut Loose” at its heart was a fantastically easy read that pulled you into its warm gooey centre; a truly positive. fun and at times humorous experience.
And on a final note; just go to say; my heart went pitter patter every instance these two uttered the repetitive words of Hi Frannie; hi James; it wasn’t what was said it was the way it was delivered.
I was like Aww; how awkwardly cute; and that is where I’m going to leave it.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Cut Loose (The Sublime Book 3) ” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

“This author has written a truly beautiful story, which is sweet, humorous and entertaining, and I was totally captivated throughout.”-Wendy, Goodreads reviewer

 

“Julia Wolf once again swept me off my feet in this adorably, sweet, and beautiful story. She makes me laugh, sigh, squeeze my thighs together, and swoon. All in one chapter. I’m so in love with this world and I truly never want to leave it. I can’t wait for more from this author and this world!” -Julia at Red Hatter Book Blog

“I fell in love with these characters and their story. What I love most about this entire series is the characters are all very relatable. Julia Wolf has a way of not just writing, but allowing you to easily visualize what is going…she draws you in to the story. I want to go to Bar Royal and hangout with everyone!”-Heather, Goodreads reviewer











“Julia lives in Maryland with her patient husband and three crazy beautiful kids. When she’s not writing, momming, or watching Real Housewives, she’s reading a book. Julia’s a lover of all things romance. From sweet, too funny, to steamy, to so dirty you’ll blushing for days, she reads (and writes!) it all.”

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/ Cover Reveal / Faded Gray Lines / Cora Kenborn /

Love is the deadliest lie.
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Love is the deadliest lie.

Leighton

I’m jaded. The truth is a bitter pill to swallow.
My first taste of love was my first betrayal.
Now, all I want is to start over, but they want my life.
Everyone says all’s fair in love and war.
Except I’m done playing fair.
I’m tired of turning my back on his darkness when it’s the light that always burns me.
I’ve danced with the devil. Now it’s time to become one.

Mateo

I’m a criminal. Let’s not sugarcoat the truth.
Her morals never had a chance in my corrupt world.
Now, all I want is to forget her, but they want her soul.
Loyalty is its own reward where I come from.
Except she’s become the prize.
They’ve taken my shining star and dimmed her light.
Some say I’m a monster. They haven’t seen anything yet.

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/ ARC Book Review / Indulge (Sins of Seven #3) / Dani René /

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Release Date-3rd April 2018
Genre-Dark BDSM Romance
Kindle Edition-374 Pages

I’m a glutton. I indulge in women because I can.

Carrick knows love is merely a shattered memory. 
Until Peyton stumbles into his arms and he steals a kiss. 
One taste isn’t enough. One touch would never satiate him.
And he does what he’s become accustomed to, he indulges in her.
A man hell-bent on not falling in love, he pushes.
But Peyton’s not giving up.
Can they have forever while Carrick is haunted by a ghost from his past?

*This is an erotic romance with BDSM elements. Due to scenes of an adult nature, this book is for 18+ ONLY.

 
Indulge (Sins of Seven #3)

 

Indulge by Dani René
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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Release Date-3/4/18

SIGH; this book.
I’m a bit disappointed if I’m honest.
Take out the beginning where The so-called hero Carrick has an orgy with multiple women.
The fact that Peyton is the doppelganger of his dead fiancee; and he hasn’t moved on from her death and it’s been like eight years.
And that he cant stay out of his playroom with OW when he’s on a short break from his relationship with Peyton, and it was like almost instantly; whats with that?
And we’re good.
I don’t give a flying Eff that he doesn’t bone said OW it still pissed me the hell off that he felt the need to act this way while supposedly in love with Peyton.
Like really!! wheres your patience and loyalty dude?
Carrick acted like an arrogant smuck throughout “Indulge”
Peyton I really liked and felt that at times she deserved better than Carrick’s less than stellar regard.
I also think she was much to understanding of a certain scene she walked in on; I wanted her to brick his balls and make him suffer in unimaginable ways; cough! cough!
So yeh despite the above; this was still an excellently written read that did capture my attention it just also managed to a piss me the hell off as well; sigh.
Such a shame as this was so well written; just not my bag in terms of OW action and as I said earlier Carrick was a big fat dick.
After careful consideration, I still gave this a three-star rating as I did finish and was somewhat invested here; just not sure it was altogether for the right reasons.
On a plus note, I did enjoy the epilogue here.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Indulge” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Contemporary, Reviews, Romance, Suspense

/ Book Review / Duke / Jax Hart /

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Release Date-27th March 2018
Genre-MC Romance
Kindle Edition-225 Pages

She’s his obsession.
He’s her downfall.

Raised in a remote town by men who would die for her, Shanna can’t wait to escape years of being babysat by the archaic mentality of the men her father’s MC. They live by a code. A code she’s done being part of.

But even in isolated places… there are people dying to take you down.
Duke and Shanna must decide if they are going to fight for their love or watch it crash and burn when both of them are forced to make choices they can’t come back from.

How far would you go for love?

Duke…

I stopped in on a whim to see the old dive bar where my old man used to spend his days–getting drunk with his boys from the MC. But when I walked in and saw her… I knew I would be back and not just for another round, but to make Shanna mine.
She’s asking for trouble teasing me the way that she does.
She’s made a mistake.
A bad one.

I’m not like the pathetic boys at her college. I’m an ex-marine, and I’m gonna make my BAD GIRL pay. But I wasn’t expecting her to put up a fight. Taming her just might be the biggest battle I’ve faced yet, but I’m determined to make it the sweetest victory for us both.

She’s my angel, but I’m her devil.
Together we’re gonna burn. 

 

DUKE by Jax Hart
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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“Duke” is the first book in a new MC series and got to say I really did enjoy this one.
It would have been a much higher star rating for this but there were a few instances here that really set my teeth on edge; which was a real shame as the writing style used here was so easy to get lost in and relate to.
So I will start with the good; this was well written, emotive and heartfelt.
I loved the main characters; both Duke and Shanna and was rooting for them all the way.
I adored that this was an age-gap romance; they are so my guilty pleasure; this was the ultimate cherry on the cake for me.
This was plenty smoking hot and the chemistry between Duke and Shanna was off the charts.
In fact, this was rolling along quite nicely and all was good with my world until; and here’s my bad; things went to hell in a handbasket.
Everything was so good and hunky dory; then major car crash moment or several of them.
“Duke” then changed dramatically for me.
we are now introduced to a bit of a love triangle and nobody has the patience to just wait a damn second for things to get back on track.
I’m talking about both Shanna and Duke here; both needed their heads banging together.
This kinda spoiled event’s slightly for me; I’m an all in sort of girl and not a big fan of my lovers getting their juice from elsewhere.
This didn’t actually go all the way here; so I could still kinda deal, but it was enough that it pissed me the hell off and ultimately spoilt my enjoyment Of Duke.
Was not a happy bunny at this point; thankfully our pair of lovers do eventually pull themselves together and get back on track; so I forgave them after I’d finished cursing their arses of course.
Despite my above moaning, this was still an excellent read that was easy to get lost in and enjoy.
The author did a fantastic job of reeling in the reader and managed to keep my interest throughout.
Another Dual POV tale which is by far my personal preference and Duke also came equipped with a great cast of secondary individuals which also added to the overall experience.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Duke” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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/ ARC Book Review / Gent / Harloe Rae / Release Blitz /

 

Title: GENT
Author: Harloe Rae

Genre: New Adult Romance

Release Date: May 30, 2018

Blurb

Raven Elliot blasts
into town like a wrecking ball—striking and devastating.

With a few simple words, my reliable routine crumbles to dust.

“Is this seat
taken?”
 
I could close my
eyes and let her voice wrap around me like a lover’s caress.
But this isn’t that kind of story.
And I’m sure as hell not that kind of man.
 
She hovers in my
space, batting her lashes and smiling shyly.
The glimmer in her sapphire eyes is a promise of peace.
But I’m not falling for it.
And Raven doesn’t take the hint.
 
What starts as a
battle of wills, explodes into a turf war.
She stands directly in my path everywhere I turn.
No matter how hard I shove, she won’t budge.
Raven seems dead set on driving me insane.
But I was here first.
And I’m not going down easy.
 
After all, no one
ever taught me how to treat a lady.
GENT

GENT by Harloe Rae
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Release Date-30/5/18

Harloe Rae was a new author for me so wasn’t quite sure what to expect; So pleased to report that “Gent” was a very enjoyable endeavour indeed.
So first the characters portrayed here were in their early twenties; And while I usually prefer an older Hero as my go-to age choice; I also do enjoy the occasional New Adult book.
So this is an enemies to lovers romance.
The H Trey is a complete tool; like a major obnoxious, rude, opinionated man-whore with a ginormous chip on his shoulder.
The h Raven is his complete opposite in personality always willing to see the best in people.
Open, friendly and a complete sweetheart.
When Raven arrives in this small town after college to work at her friends business; Trey and Raven’s paths collide with epic fallout.
From day one Trey makes it his mission in life to alienate Raven; while in return she tries to reach out to him; extending an olive branch.
Both have similar life experiences but have ultimately coped in completely different ways, and it was quite apparent from the start that Trey was hiding behind his gruff rude-boy persona.
A shield erected to protect his heart from future wounds.
So I loved this story; it was simplistic and fun; A sexy hot read with your classic misunderstood Hero.
This wasn’t any major plot shocks here, and it was slightly predictable in places, but that really didn’t bother me as what we do get is still a lovely warm read; that was so easy to get lost and swept up in.
It was told in dual POV and had the added bonus of a great supporting cast.
I can definitely see future stories emerging from there.
This also had a sweet and romantic HEA and is your classic Girl saves boy from himself.
So “Gent” was great; I found it to be a very positive experience and if you like New Adult Contemporary romances this one is definitely well written.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Gent” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
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“Listen,
babe—”
She holds
up her hand like a stop sign and for some reason, having her interrupt doesn’t
bother me.
“Did you just
babe me?” Her question is all sass.
“Sure did,
sweetheart. Call ‘em like I see ‘em. Don’t pretend to be offended. We both know
why you’re over here talking to me.”
Her face
turns an adorable shade of pink. “First, stop with the nicknames. Second, are you
for real? What the hell is wrong with you?”
“I don’t
see any issue. You’re the one disrupting my quiet evening.”
“What the…
I mean, seriously? I want to sit down and this is the only available spot. You
honestly think I came over here to hit on you?”
Her
ridiculous question doesn’t deserve a response. My glare matches hers as I
silently explain my opinion on the matter. My expression must tell her
everything she needs to know.
“Wow,
you’re an asshole.”
“You’re the
third woman to call me that tonight. Be careful, I might get a complex.”
“Aw, poor
baby. I’d hate to dent your fragile ego,” she snips with a curl in her lip.
“There’s
nothing fragile about me. Don’t worry. I’m hard and solid. Wanna feel?” I ask
and pat my abs.
She nods to
my hands. “No, thanks. I’d hate for you to rub off on me.”
“Does the
grease under my nails bother you? Princess is afraid of getting a little
dirty?”
“Do you get
a rise out of being mean?”
I lean
against the bar and cross my arms. “I don’t get many complaints. You’re not
from around here, so I’ll fill you in—the ladies love me.”
“Pretty
sure I saw Barbie McCleveage storm off after chatting with you. She didn’t look
too satisfied.”
“Now who’s
using nicknames? Jealous much?”
“Hardly,”
she huffs.  
I smirk
before checking out her rack, being extremely obvious about it. Pushing her
buttons takes away the tension from earlier, replacing it with a surprising
ease. Fighting with her is the most nonsexual fun I’ve had with a woman in a
long time. Wonder how she’d react if I called her ma’am.
“All right,
all right. You’ve broken me down. I was set on not having any company tonight,
but for you, I’ll make an exception. If you insist on standing here, blabbing
away, I’ve got far better uses for that luscious mouth. My place isn’t too far
away,” I suggest while waggling my brows. My behavior is over the top, but what
can I say? She’s bringing out the best in me.
Her lips
part in shock. This stranger just stares at me, and I’m sure she’s about to
turn away… or slap me. Either way, mission accomplished.
But this
chick is full of surprises.
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Author Bio
Harloe Rae
is a Minnesota gal with a serious addiction to romance. She’s always chasing an
epic happily ever after.
When she’s
not buried in the writing cave, Harloe can be found hanging with her hubby and
son. If the weather permits, she loves being lakeside or out in the country
with her horses.
Harloe is
the author of Redefining Us, Forget You Not, Watch Me Follow, and GENT. These
titles are available on Amazon.
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/ ARC Book Review / The Sinister Silhouette / Alex Grayson /

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Release Date-25th May 2018
Genre-Romantic suspense
Kindle Edition-300 Pages

 

“Luca…”

She whispers my name at night, filling my dreams with her haunting beauty. 

Her tormented amber eyes beg me for something I don’t understand, and her agonizing pain becomes my own.

For years, she’s come to me, calling my name.

For years, I’ve never known who she was.

Until now…

 

The Sinister Silhouette

The Sinister Silhouette by Alex Grayson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Release Date-25/5/18

I adored “The Sinister Silhouette” By Alex Grayson.
This is my first book by this particular author, but it definitely won’t be my last.
No sir-ee; I am certainly going to be having a mooch around to see what else this fantastically talented author has to offer.
But first; yes I did figure out the twists here.
And Second; I’m so sorry; I can’t really elaborate any further on said twists as this would spoil the whole experience for you.
I know some find it spoils there enjoyment overall when deciphering plotlines; myself; I always feel a trifle smug and sherlocky and if the twist is good and clever; I really couldn’t give a hoot if I’ve used my marvellous skills of deduction; blowing my own trumpet here folks.
I just feel like raising a glass to the author saying; job well-done mate; I applaud you; really I do.
So figuring out some stuff here or thinking I did; really wasn’t the end of the world for me.
This still was jammed packed with so many twists and turns and intricate plot-journeys that I was enthralled throughout.
Its told in my favourite dual POV and had the added bonus of an excellent side-cast; all really well developed as well.
This was also crammed full of mystery and intrigue throughout and at every new turn, I felt we were getting a different perspective and fresh flavour.
“The Sinister Silhouette” was a fabulous read that I can’t recommend enough.
I have a soft spot for tattoo artists as well; so was over the moon to have one at the centre of this intriguing story.
I wasn’t quite sure what this book was going to bring to the table with that obscurely but so tantalising blurb. but need not have worried as it was all so darn good.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “The Sinister Silhouette” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

 

Erotic, Fantasy, Paranormal, Reviews, Romance, Suspense

/ ARC Book Review / Ryze Series 1-2 (Ryze #2.5) / N. Isabelle Blanco /

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Release Date-24th May 2018
Genre-Paranormal Romance
Kindle Edition

Includes the first 10 chapters of Blood Drenched Conquest, book 3 in the Ryze Series! 

+Blood Flows Deep+

Fourteen-thousand years ago, I locked away my powers.
The loss of one woman took everything from me. I made a deal to wait. To sacrifice an innocent that would be born in the far future to bring my beloved back.
Then I laid eyes on that girl . . . and everything I thought I knew got shredded to shit.
She’s reawakened the monster in me.
The madness.
The hunger.
The creature that demands a taste of her flesh.
Even worse, for the first time in my long, brutal existence, the monster is demanding her blood.
I’ve mated to my victim.
I’ll have no choice but to keep my promise. I have to sacrifice her. And the moment I do . . .
We’re both going to die.

+Blood Stained Tranquility+

Within the red and black shadows of doom, all I see are my victims. The sinners I need to destroy.
And her.
Always her.
I want to despise her for what her past did to me. A single look into her eyes and the creature trapped inside me broke free.
You see, I’m a fucking sham. A pretender. I wasn’t born as Zeniel, God of Tranquility.
I was born as Mavrak, the war demon God of Vengeance.
He killed millions across the dimensions once.
To avenge and protect her, he’ll destroy millions once again.
For her, I’ll let my powers of Tranquility die in a maelstrom of blood . . .
Even if it means killing everyone else that I love.

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Ryze Series 1-2 by N. Isabelle Blanco
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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REVIEW COPY.
Release Date-24/5/18

So this is a re-release of book one and two in N. Isabelle Blanco’s fantastic Ryze series.
It also has an additional bonus of the first ten chapters of “Blood Drenched Conquest” book three; and its worth buying for that fact alone.
So I’ve broken this down into two separate camps; to give you more of an impression of where my thoughts were going with these two excellent stories.
But really to me, this could easily read as one extra weighty action-packed volume of deliciousness just waiting to be devoured by the reader.
On a side note, the cover art used for this particular series is gorgeous and would make me want to read it for that fact alone
so here goes.

Blood Flows Deep (Ryze #1)
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Blood Flows Deep (Ryze #1) by N. Isabelle Blanco was a really great start to what is shaping up to be a fantastic new series.
I’m not a newcomer to this author having previously read her Voyeur collaboration; which incidentally I adored.
But this was so different to anything I expected, and I mean that in a completely positive way.
This was just so imaginative and though I was expecting Ismini and Dyletri’s story here what we got was just so much more.
Dyletri is the god of lust and Ismini; the female Dy has waited aeons for; not for his own but to sacrifice to the fates to bring back his lost love Diminthia.
Well, that was never going to end well ay?
So moving on here “Blood Flows Deep” was so rich in truly developed characters; who displayed such individualism and diversity it was an actual pleasure to experience.
While this story was developing; the author was weaving such an intricate web; with so many overlaps and intricacies, it was truly a staggering feat.
The only reason I didn’t rate this much higher was there were certain incidences in the fabric of this tale that were not to my taste; however this authors story welding skills; were truly a super-power and for that reason alone you need to read this.
After this book, you will definitely need to soldier on regardless; it was like a compulsion to get to that fated finale.
This is told from multiple POV; I usually can’t abide this at all; here I loved it; it just seemed to fit the author’s way of narrating.
this truly was a pleasure to read and it was only some slight personal preferences that pulled this down.
Onwards and upwards to the next exciting, action-filled episode of this series.

Blood Stained Tranquility (Ryze, #2)
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This was the second instalment in N. Isabelle Blanco’s “Ryze” series and it certainly didn’t disappoint.
Starting immediately where we previously left off “Blood Stained Tranquility (Ryze, #2)” is everything its predecessor was and more.
This slightly has the edge for me in terms of content; there wasn’t really much I didn’t like here, and if book one was a good read; this was a fabulous one.
Here we have Evesse from book one and Zeniel; her new mate; who also happens to be the God of Tranquility along with something a little extra; almost like a two for one-er.
Zeniel is battling his dual personality here and you really get such a feel for the agony he is currently enveloped in.
This was such an emotional read; so much more so than the first book in this series.
Don’t get me wrong; that had plenty of emotion too; this just takes it to a whole new level of meaning; I was transfixed throughout.
As usual, the action here was off the hook, both in and out the bedroom.
And yes, I’m speaking metaphorically here; the gods between these pages didn’t actually care where they fornicated and their antics were smoking hot with it.
This is again told from multiple POV’s and adds; if it’s even possible; more new characters to an already overflowing cast.
You would think this would be an issue; keeping straight all the multiple pathways and individuals; it’s not.
This was actually really easy to follow along with despite the huge cast.
Quite the story-weaver was our author.
There is so much potential for story growth here that I’m mega excited to see where this goes.
This was a really fantastic imaginative read and I’m so looking forward to the next in the series.

Thank You to the Author for providing me with a review copy of “Ryze Series 1-2 ” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

 

Contemporary, Reviews, Romance

/ ARC Book Review / UnScripted (CREED MC Book 2) / Jax Hart /

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💙ARC BOOK REVIEW💙

Release Date-21st May 2018
Genre-MC Romance
Kindle Edition-256 Pages

When she told me Sons of Anarchy was her favourite show, I knew I was in trouble.

When she said I’m what Jax would look like if he didn’t die, I knew I was screwed.

I was her fantasy man… all grown up.

But I’m no pretty boy acting in a show.

This is real life sweetheart. 

It’s ugly. 

It’s raw.

Unscripted.

Meat a.ka. Roger spent his life protecting the secrets of his motorcycle club while being a bodyguard to the princess who grew up in its shadow. But when she finds her king and her happy ending; Roger rides alone.
Devon walks into his bar looking for a job. But, one look at the tatted, silver fox and she knows she’s found her man.

But Meat wants nothing to do with a girl half his age.

He calls her jailbait.

She calls him her dream man.

Sometimes the best things are unplanned. 

They are unscripted.

UnScripted

UnScripted by Jax Hart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️STARS
ARC BOOK REVIEW
Release Date-21/5/18

Holy moly this book blew me away I absolutely adored every bloody word written here.
The previous in the series “Duke” I enjoyed this I devoured; I can’t express just how much I loved this book and if I could rate “Unscripted” any higher I so would.
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So this is set after “Duke” and has Meat/Rog running the Sassy Wench in Springdale; When Devon; flirty and thirty; High school teacher breezes into town looking for answers and decides Roger’s establishment is where she’s gonna get these elusive questions acknowledged.
Desperate for knowledge and having the experience needed (Former Hooters girl) Devon Signs on to waitress for the summer at the Sassy Wench.
Meat/Roger is instantly enamoured by the sexy school teacher he’s lovingly labelled jailbait but doesn’t quite trust her reasons for being in his town.
Former soldier in arms of the disbanded Springdale chapter; he was the muscle back in his day and is still heavily involved in club life; once family always family.
Rog is determined to uncover all of Devon’s secrets; while trying to still keep as far away from Dev as he can; as this is one woman that could easily break his status-quo.
So, do you know what my favourite factor in “Unscripted” was; the characters ages; yeh there are loads of romances out there that deal with young twenty-year-old girls and hot older men.
But this story featured an older age gap couple and I couldn’t have loved it any more.
This was a major plus for me and so refreshing to see someone older portrayed in such a positive light; I know an older man can be extremely sexy; I have my own silver fox after all, but it’s not very often we get one portrayed as the Male Hero in a romance novel so I was loving this unique aspect of “Unscripted”.
I adored how Roger, Devon’s sexy silver fox was portrayed here.
He was a gruff, rude, stubborn, set in his ways oldie; but also protective, loving and loyal with it.
A heart the size of Texas; A big buff grizzly bear; my only slight annoyance with him was his sheer stubbornness, but I ultimately let that slide on account of Rog’s total manly hotness; I am a girl after all.
“unscripted” has been one of my most fave reads in a while it just got to me.
I liked everything about it; It was told in dual POV; my fave and had an abundance of interesting and intriguing characters; all well fleshed out so you felt like you really got to know the whole gang.
There was a fantastic side story and you were just waiting for everything to implode dramatically for poor Devon; I do feel in that instance Devon maybe got a bit of a raw deal, the parent’s sins are so not the kids and all that jazz; thank god for the voice of reason Shanna.
And that’s another reason there to pick this up; the lovely Duke and Shanna; Although not heavily featured here they do make a couple of appearances and it was so lovely to catch up with them and see how they were getting on.
All though with that, I will say this can be read as a standalone no issue at all.
“Unscripted” is set in the MC world but it’s not heavily relied on here for story development.
Its just part of a bigger picture; that makes up this engaging tale; an extra piece of the puzzle that is “Unscripted”.
This has twists and turns aplenty and is a fantastic second book to what was already a great series; can’t wait to experience more in the world that is “Creed”.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “UnScripted” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Contemporary, Erotic, Reviews, Romance

/ARC Book Review / Firsts / C.L. Matthews/

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☘ARC BOOK REVIEW☘

Release Date-22nd May 2018
Genre-Taboo Romance
Kindle Edition-

She’s forbidden.
Too young, too pure, and not mine.
I’ll break all the rules to be with her. 
She belongs to me, even if she doesn’t know it yet.

He’s taboo.
Too old, too experienced, and my stepfather.
I’ll cross every line to be with him. 
He’s not mine, and never will be.

It’s not about the danger of what’s forbidden, 
it’s about the pleasure we get from it.

All consequences be damned.

Firsts

Firsts by C.L. Matthews
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

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ARC BOOK REVIEW
Release Date-22/5/18

This wasn’t badly written just not my bag.
On paper, this should have been a good fit for me; I’m a big fan of age gap romances being in one myself with a twenty year age gap; they are just so my guilty pleasure.
But “Firsts” for me was a strange one; I found it ever so difficult to connect to either Sy and Leia and I’m not sure why that was.
So I’m just going to give you a brief idea of where this went wrong for me.
I didn’t love the fact that Sy was initially lusting after a thirteen-year-old girl.
I know taboo and all that, but that’s the truth; it made me feel really uncomfortable and icky.
I know he never acted on his feelings until later and we only briefly meet thirteen-year-old Leia but I struggled with this all the same.
I would have much prefered the feelings Sy had towards Lei to develop at a later date or even for Sy not to meet Leia until she was sixteen.
Still young; but I could have dealt much easier.
I met the father of my children when I was twenty-one and he was twenty years my senior, so I’m the last one to judge; I just felt the timeline used here was a trifle young.
I also felt that if Sy cared as much as he claimed to about Leia he would have (A) not married her mother whatever the reason or (B) at least have the decency to treat Leia like an adult; if you want to bone her then she’s mature enough to know the reasoning behind the desition that was made.
Cant have it both ways boyo.
I also thought the mother was a waste of space; so much is said about how she really does care but you hardly see her for dust; Leia was practically raising herself; not acceptable in my eyes.
Leia’s mum so deserves the crappiest parent of the year award for sure.
I still could have somewhat dealt with things as they were progressing but then Bran was thrown into the mix and that I wasn’t cool with.
I detest love triangles with a bloody passion sorry, and this just happened to be the final nail in the coffin for me.
I really do wish I could have liked this so much more; “Firsts” was really just a very bad fit overall.
If you like your taboo romances this will probably be a much better fit for you.
I usually do love them, but this one just wasn’t for me sorry and I won’t be continuing any further
Heres hoping you find this a much better fit than I.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Firsts” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.