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Book Reviews, Dark Romance, New Adult, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – Apathy by L.K. Reid

Apathy; Secrets of Winworth #1ย 
(#1 within a series)

Publication Date: September 20, 2021

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Occult/Dark Romance

Author: L.K. Reid

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

I had to sit and really let this book soak in once I was finished. It’s been running through my mind over the last few days, and not that other books don’t, but this particular book was like the blurb warns…once you enter Winworth you don’t leave.

Apathy is a dark mystery, that is seeped in twisted thoughts and drowning in wicked madness. Everyone at one point or another is a suspect in the crimes happening throughout the town.

Every.

One.

No one is safe from the suspicion that is running rampant. The plot twists and winds in a way that I never could pinpoint or nail down anyone in particular and I was completely thrown off by the shocking cliffhanger. That almost never happens when I’m thrown off base, so perhaps that is why this book is still reeling in my head. Excellent job L.K. Reid!!

Skyler, for most of the story, is drowning in pain, emotional turmoil, grief, and deep, deep sadness. She is beyond what I would call depression. She is swirling in darkness for how deeply she is struggling, but why she’s suffering, we don’t know the depth of her pain for a large chuck of the book. As the pieces come together her mental state begins to make sense, but coming out of that deep pool…is it really for the best? GAH!! Go back Skyler!! She is going to need so much therapy.

Ash is a new student in their school and quickly works his way into their group. He came to town with his own nefarious plans, but is he the one causing things to implode, or could he be Skylar’s salvation? There is a lot of shadow surrounding him, but his character slowly comes to light the more we get into the book. Is he good, is he bad…there is so much to uncover!?!

There is a lot at work that I will not give away, because I loved being shocked and finding out the secrets myself. However, know this book is dark and covers some topics that may offend some readers, so heed author warnings incase that happens to be you.

This is only book one and with a big cliffy, there is a lot more to dive into back in Winworth. Welcome to the darkness.

Synopsis:

There were sicknesses in this world even holy water couldn’t wash away.

In vicious nights, beautiful monsters lay.
Some with faces known, some ready to play.
Unsure of a friend, unsure of a foe,
Be certain of nothing you think you know,

Because what once enters Winworth,
never leaves again.

Skylar Blackwood thought she knew what monsters looked like.
But in Winworth, nothing is what it seems.

Not the arrival of a stranger with eyes that see too much, and lips that taste like danger.
Not the young women who begin disappearing in the night.
And certainly not the people in the sleepy town she grew up in that begin to turn on one another.

One truth is undeniable, something wicked is loose in Winworth.
No one is safe, and trusting the wrong person could cost Skylar everything.

Trapped between the two worlds as secrets start to unravel, what little sanity Skylar has left threatens to shatter, leaving her with more questions than answers.

Turns out, real monsters are never what they seem.

APATHYย is the first book in the Secrets of Winworth series with dark themes that might be triggering to some readers.

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Cover Reveal - 2021, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Attachment Theory by Kayley Loring

Kayley Loring has revealed the cover for Attachment Theory!

Releasing October 7, 2021

BLURB

An actor, a model, and a younger man walk into a therapistโ€™s officeโ€ฆ Theyโ€™re all Dylan Brodie. Itโ€™s only funny if you arenโ€™t the single mom therapist he canโ€™t stop flirting with.

Dear Mr. Brodie,

I hope this email finds you well.

Your well-being and personal growth are of the utmost importance to me, as a therapist.

As such, I have decided it is in your best interest to continue individual therapy with another practitioner.

This is due to the potential for boundaries being crossed between us.

Attached is a list of colleagues I would recommend for you.

Sincerely,

Scarlett Shepard, MS, MFT

Dear Scarlett,

Cool.

Consider our sessions terminated.

Now I can tell you how beautiful you are and how attracted I am to you.

Letโ€™s start crossing boundaries over dinner tonight.

Youโ€™ll say it would be unethical, and Iโ€™ll point out that weโ€™ve only had a few sessions.

Youโ€™ll cite the age difference, and Iโ€™ll tell you how hot it is that youโ€™re six years older than me.

Youโ€™ll say youโ€™re a mom, and Iโ€™ll remind you that I think your son is awesome.

We donโ€™t have to discuss my former attachments to former co-stars ever again.

This is due to the fact that clearly my only personality issue is that Iโ€™m irresistible.

Yours in well-being and personal growth,

Dylan Brodie, W.M.H.T.A.T.Y.E.H. (Way More Handsome and Talented Actor Than Your Ex-Husband)

Multicast duet-style audiobook will release not long after the kindle version. Performed by Zachary Webber and Emily Woo Zeller, featuring Teddy Hamilton, Jason Clarke, Mackenzie Cartwright, Connor Crais and Emma Wilder.

Cover Design: Kari March Designs

Front Cover Photographer: Miguelanxo

Front Cover Model: David Carrion

Add to your Goodreads TBRโžœ https://bit.ly/AttachmentTheory-GR

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Before writing steamy romantic comedy novels, Kayley Loring got a BFA in creative writing from a Canadian university and had a fifteen-year career as a screenwriter in Los Angeles (under a different name). She mostly wrote PG-13 family comedies that studios would pay her lots of money for and then never make into movies. In 2017 she decided to move to the Pacific Northwest and write about all the fun stuff that she wasn’t allowed to write about in those PG-13 scripts. Now sheโ€™s breathing cleaner air and writing dirtier words. Itโ€™s an adjustment sheโ€™s happily getting used to.

AUTHOR LINKS

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Cover Reveal - 2021, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Truth or Dare by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine

Truth or Dare, the final book in the epic and steamy Dare to Try Trilogy from USA Today bestselling authors Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine is coming September 27th and we have the incredible cover!

Truth or Dare is the final book in the Dare to Try trilogy and should only be read after Dare You and Dare Me.

Lieutenant Kieran Bailey never saw his life anywhere but the bustling streets of Chicagoโ€”but then again, he never saw his life with a boyfriend, either. That all changed when he fell in love with bombshell CEO Sebastian โ€œBashโ€ Vogel.

But itโ€™s one thing to fall in love. Itโ€™s another to try to build a life together when you live hundreds of miles apart.

How do you choose between everything youโ€™ve ever known and everything youโ€™ve ever dreamed of?

This series must be read in the following order:
Dare You (book one)
Dare Me (book two)
Truth or Dare (book three)

Reserve your copy today!
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Start the Dare to Try Trilogy today!
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Cover Designer: Hang Le

About Ella Frank
Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite erotic serial, Sex Addict. Her Exquisite series has been praised as โ€œscorching hot!โ€ and โ€œenticingly sexy!โ€

A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction.

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.


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Brooke Blaine is a USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary romance that ranges from comedy to suspense to erotic. The latter has scarred her conservative Southern family for life, bless their hearts.
If youโ€™d like to get in touch with her, sheโ€™s easy to find – just keep an ear out for the Rick Astley ringtone thatโ€™s dominated her cell phone for years. Or you can reach her at http://www.BrookeBlaine.com.

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Cover Reveal - 2021, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Attachment Theory by Kayley Loring

๐Ÿงก๐ŸŽฅ ๐—›๐—ข๐—ง ๐—–๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐ŸŽฅ ๐Ÿงก

๐—”๐˜๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ž๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ž๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ป๐—น๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ข๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿณ๐˜๐—ต! ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐——๐˜†๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜!

๐—”๐—ฑ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—š๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ง๐—•๐—ฅ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†!

Cover Design: Kari March Designs

Front Cover Photographer: Miguelanxo

Front Cover Model: David Carrion

๐ŸŽง AUDIOBOOK ๐ŸŽง

Audiobook will release a couple of weeks after the ebook.

Multicast duet narration by Zachary Webber and Emily Woo Zeller.

Featuring Teddy Hamilton, Jason Clarke, Mackenzie Cartwright, Connor Crais and Emma Wilder

BLURB

An actor, a model, and a younger man walk into a therapistโ€™s officeโ€ฆ Theyโ€™re all Dylan Brodie. Itโ€™s only funny if you arenโ€™t the single mom therapist he canโ€™t stop flirting with.

Dear Mr. Brodie,

I hope this email finds you well.

Your well-being and personal growth are of the utmost importance to me, as a therapist.

As such, I have decided it is in your best interest to continue individual therapy with another practitioner.

This is due to the potential for boundaries being crossed between us.

Attached is a list of colleagues I would recommend for you.

Sincerely,

Scarlett Shepard, MS, MFT

Dear Scarlett,

Cool.

Consider our sessions terminated.

Now I can tell you how beautiful you are and how attracted I am to you.

Letโ€™s start crossing boundaries over dinner tonight.

Youโ€™ll say it would be unethical, and Iโ€™ll point out that weโ€™ve only had a few sessions.

Youโ€™ll cite the age difference, and Iโ€™ll tell you how hot it is that youโ€™re six years older than me.

Youโ€™ll say youโ€™re a mom, and Iโ€™ll remind you that I think your son is awesome.

We donโ€™t have to discuss my former attachments to former co-stars ever again.

This is due to the fact that clearly my only personality issue is that Iโ€™m irresistible.

Yours in well-being and personal growth,

Dylan Brodie, W.M.H.T.A.T.Y.E.H. (Way More Handsome and Talented Actor Than Your Ex-Husband)

Add to your Goodreads TBRโžœ https://bit.ly/AttachmentTheory-GR

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Before writing steamy romantic comedy novels, Kayley Loring got a BFA in creative writing from a Canadian university and had a fifteen-year career as a screenwriter in Los Angeles (under a different name). She mostly wrote PG-13 family comedies that studios would pay her lots of money for and then never make into movies. In 2017 she decided to move to the Pacific Northwest and write about all the fun stuff that she wasn’t allowed to write about in those PG-13 scripts. Now sheโ€™s breathing cleaner air and writing dirtier words. Itโ€™s an adjustment sheโ€™s happily getting used to.

AUTHOR LINKS

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