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Review – Mark of Stars by Tessa Hale

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Mark of Stars; Shifting Fate #2
(#2 within a series)

Publication Date: January 5, 2022

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Shifting/Paranormal/Reverse Harem Romance

Author: Tessa Hale

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars



An exciting, non-stop ride from start to finish! Mark of Stars ramped up the steam, action, and angst.

As Rowan and her mates begin to bond, she’s plagued with doubt not only over their feelings for her, but also over her growing powers. No one seems to understand what exactly she is because everytime they try to label it she evolves. The only solace she feels is when she’s with her mates, but she has so many doubts about that too. Do they like her for her or the mating bond?

Feeling forced into bonding isn’t something she wished upon them, even when they assure her it isn’t like that at all. Even Vaughn, the one mate who takes bonding the hardest and would break it if he could. However, he’s also all growly and grouchy and the fiercest when anything comes close to hurting Rowan. Be still my heart.

Each bond mate not only has his own unique power, but also his own personality when it comes to cuddling or talking with Ro. I like how they all uniquely bond with her and have their own individual time along with time together which is super hot.

The plot never slows, it’s quickly paced and you’d wonder how they ever have time to eat or sleep, but it does happen. Cuddling between the five of them would seem impossible, but they make it work and I love that I can visualize everything that Rowan is experiencing. It is only told through her POV, but having the story told this way only gives more suspense to the plot.

This entire series has been very well written and I can hardly wait for the continuation of this amazing series.


Book two in the Shifting Fate series by Tessa Hale.

This is a series that needs to be read in order:

Spark of Fate Spark of Fate #1

Bond of Destiny (Shifting Fate #3) Bond of Destiny #3

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Preorder Blast – EDEN by Xavier Neal

EDEN by Xavier Neal

Release Date: December 30th

Genre/Tropes: Dark, Forbidden, Taboo, MMF, Hints of Suspense, standalone


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How far will they go to protect paradise…

From a very early age, I was warned to stay away from the Lawson brothers…

It didn’t matter they weren’t biological brothers or that one had been adopted on a guilt-driven whim. They considered one another family. They shared a bond like any other brothers would.

Except it ran much deeper.



They had all the power, money, and hunger capable of destroying anyone who stood in their way as they trained to become icons the world watched every four years bring home gold medals.

Little did anyone know, there was only one thing the legends worshipped more than their beloved sport.


*This is a forbidden, taboo, MMF, dark romance novel that includes several triggers

About the Author:

Xavier Neal is a best-selling romance author who enjoys hopping from sub genre to sub genre like a game of Hopscotch she can’t resist.

In between writing, she loves to read (everything from romance to self improvement books), watch movies (old and new), eat too much Tex-Mex (her Chuy’s t-shirt collection is out of control), and watch AHL hockey games LIVE (preferably against the glass whenever possible).

She currently resides happily in Texas with her bearded husband “Lumberjack” and their two fur babies.

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Blog Tour – Fired Up by K.K. Allen

Release Date: December 20

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Through smoke and fire, she’s all I see.
Nothing gives me a bigger rush than when I’m responding to an emergency call.
As a firefighter EMT, my mission has always been clear.
Until I arrive at the scene of an accident and a dark-haired vixen, quite literally, trips into my life.
I quickly learn there’s more to the gorgeous photographer than meets the eye.

Meadow Matthews isn’t a woman who needs saving, but she just might save me.
As a single mom to an adorable little boy, she leaves little time for play.
Which is why, when I approach her with a fun opportunity, she instantly declines.
Unfortunately, snapping photos of greased-up firefighters for a calendar isn’t her thing.

Lucky for us, she fires me up just enough to convince her otherwise.

Fired Up is a standalone single parent romance in the Bayside Heroes series!

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K.K. Allen is the USA TODAY Bestselling and award-winning contemporary romance author of sweet, sexy, and inspiring stories that evoke emotion at every turn. 
K.K.’s debut romance novel, Up in the Treehouse, was named the Best New Adult Book of the Year by RT Book Reviews, an honor beyond belief. And she continues to take reader’s emotions on an epic ride every single time with real, layered, coming of age romance stories that will make you fall in love over and over again. 
Born in Hawaii, raised in Washington, and currently residing in Florida, K.K. lives for laughs with her little dude, the great outdoors, watching football, dancing the night away, and her eclectic taste in music. 
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