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Blog Tour – A Kingdom of Venom and Vows by Holly Renee

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My fate is bonded to two princes– one born of blood, the other of power— but my trust lies in neither.

From USA Today Bestselling author Holly Renee, comes A Kingdom of Venom and Vows, the final book in the Stars and Shadows Series!

Available Now!

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Blurb:

I entered into a bargain—choosing my mate over my freedom.

But I underestimated the crowned prince who took me. His touch like venom. His vengeance lethal.

He craves a power I no longer hold, and he’ll sacrifice every part of me until he gets it.

But I don’t belong to him. I belong to his brother.

His brother who will come for me, consequences be damned.

My fate is entangled between two princes—one who craves my power, the other who covets me—and I have more to lose than I ever imagined.

War rages in a game between queens, and I have become their pawn. But I will fight for my life, for my mate, and he will raze kingdoms to get me back.

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About Holly
I’m Holly Renee, a small-town east Tennessee girl who is obsessed with all things romance. I love bringing flawed, sassy, and real characters to life in a way that makes you feel like you’ve been best friends with them for years. No two Holly Renee books are the same, but if you love real, relatable, fun female characters and swoon-worthy heroes, I’m your girl.

When I’m not writing or reading, you can find me momming so hard, being disgustingly in love with my husband, or chilling in the middle of a lake with my sunglasses and a float. #lakelife

I have a 2-year-old adorable little man who is as wild and sweet as they come and a baby girl on the way.

Connect with Holly

Facebook: https://bit.ly/3Cfk6xt

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2VxNPkE

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Website: https://www.authorhollyrenee.com

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2023 New Release/Release Day, Dark Romance, Forbidden/Taboo, Paranormal/Science Fi/Fantasy Romance, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Releases - 2023, Year of Reviews - 2023

New Release – A Kingdom of Venom and Vows by Holly Renee

✨🌙Available Now!🌙✨

My fate is bonded to two princes– one born of blood, the other of power— but my trust lies in neither.

From USA Today Bestselling author Holly Renee, comes A Kingdom of Venom and Vows, the final book in the Stars and Shadows Series!

Available Now!

https://geni.us/AKOVAV

Blurb:

I entered into a bargain—choosing my mate over my freedom.

But I underestimated the crowned prince who took me. His touch like venom. His vengeance lethal.

He craves a power I no longer hold, and he’ll sacrifice every part of me until he gets it.

But I don’t belong to him. I belong to his brother.

His brother who will come for me, consequences be damned.

My fate is entangled between two princes—one who craves my power, the other who covets me—and I have more to lose than I ever imagined.

War rages in a game between queens, and I have become their pawn. But I will fight for my life, for my mate, and he will raze kingdoms to get me back.

##kindleunlimited #fantasyromance #authorhollyrenee #readersofinsta #bookcommunity #fantasyromancebooks #bookstagram #akingdomofstarsandshadowsseries #starsandshadows #akingdomofvenomandvows #forbiddenromance

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Read Kay’s Review: A Kingdom of Venom and Vows

Add to your TBR:

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Need to catch up with the series A Kingdom of Stars and Shadows:

Order now:

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https://geni.us/BloodandBetrayal

AKOBAB

About Holly
I’m Holly Renee, a small-town east Tennessee girl who is obsessed with all things romance. I love bringing flawed, sassy, and real characters to life in a way that makes you feel like you’ve been best friends with them for years. No two Holly Renee books are the same, but if you love real, relatable, fun female characters and swoon-worthy heroes, I’m your girl.

When I’m not writing or reading, you can find me momming so hard, being disgustingly in love with my husband, or chilling in the middle of a lake with my sunglasses and a float. #lakelife

I have a 2-year-old adorable little man who is as wild and sweet as they come and a baby girl on the way.

Connect with Holly

Facebook: https://bit.ly/3Cfk6xt

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2VxNPkE

Instagram: https://bit.ly/2Vn6kIh

Join Holly’s Facebook reader group Hollywood: https://bit.ly/37kgiNb

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Book Reviews, Dark Romance, Paranormal/Science Fi/Fantasy Romance, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Reviews - 2023

Review – A Kingdom of Venom and Vows by Holly Renee

A Kingdom of Venom and Vows; Stars and Shadows #3
(#3 within a series)

Publication Date: March 23, 2023

Genre/Tropes: Trilogy/Fantasy/Dark/Royal/Epic Romance

Author: Holly Renee

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
For any fantasy reader, romance reader, soul mate believer, or epic story reader this book has it all. From beginning to end I’ve was enraptured by this world, pulled in by the characters and transfixed by what happened to them. It’s a tale for the ages.

Evren, oh Evren…what a mate Evren turned out to be. My heart beat so fast for how much love he felt for Adara and the anguish he felt when she wasn’t by his side. That does not diminish what Adara felt for Evren by any means. These two were twined together in an unbreakable bond, even though the crown prince tries his hardest to do so. I found myself continually tearing up at how much love these two had for one another as it poured off the pages and filled any darkness that was consuming them at that moment.

It’s a beautiful love story mixed around an epic royal battle between kingdoms and I loved the entire story from start to finish. Their epic journey never failed to entertain, tear me up, nor lose my interest as the pages rolled by and even as I’m sad that the trilogy has come to an end I’m equally as happy that Evren and Adara have found their HEA.

Synopsis:
I entered into a bargain—choosing my mate over my freedom.

But I underestimated the crowned prince who took me. His touch like venom. His vengeance lethal.

He craves a power I no longer hold, and he’ll sacrifice every part of me until he gets it.

But I don’t belong to him. I belong to his brother.

His brother who will come for me, consequences be damned.

My fate is entangled between two princes—one who craves my power, the other who covets me—and I have more to lose than I ever imagined.

War rages in a game between queens, and I have become their pawn. But I will fight for my life, for my mate, and he will raze kingdoms to get me back.

The Stars and Shadows trilogy must be read in order for the best reading enjoyment:

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Blog Tour – To Save a Mate by Poppy Ireland

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To Save a Mate by Poppy Ireland is now LIVE!

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About To Save a Mate

Welcome back to Redwood University, where a power-hungry shifter wants to rule them all; and those strong enough to stand up to him must fight.

I tried to flee Redwood University, but when my father was kidnapped by a ruthless alpha, I was forced to submit. With a broken heart and wounded pride, I reluctantly followed his demands–if only to keep my father alive.

There’s danger lurking around every corner, and since Alexei crushed my heart in his fist, I sought an alliance with the vampires, fae, and witches instead.

Alexei is furious, jealous, and possessive. But despite everything, I still ache for him.

But the future alpha made his choice. No matter what he says, I can’t wait for a mate that won’t stand by my side. I just wish my heart would get with the program.

Because there’s an unknown power simmering in my veins, and a mystery I’m on the verge of cracking. I don’t know what the future holds, but I do know that Alpha Jones will do anything to gain more control, and that’s one thing I can never allow to happen.

So, if Alexei won’t save me from his father, then I’lll save myself.

*To Save a Mate is the second book in the Redwood University Trilogy. It cannot be read as a standalone and ends in a cliffhanger. If possessive heroes, who occasionally turn into wolves, and sassy, headstrong heroines are your jam, you’ve come to the right place. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the continuation of this exciting paranormal story.

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About Poppy Ireland

Poppy Ireland is an author of paranormal and fantasy romance. She is the fictional brainchild of two longtime friends and USA Today Bestselling Authors who like to use their freaky mind melding powers to write spicy romantasy stories that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

If you’re wondering who we are, well, that’s a secret we’ll never tell.

Xoxo,

Poppy

Author Links:

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Cover Reveal – A Kingdom of Venom and Vows by Holly Renee

✨🌙COVER REVEAL🌙✨

From USA Today Bestselling author, Holly Renee, comes A Kingdom of Venom and Vows, the epic conclusion in the Stars and Shadows Series. I am thrilled to help reveal both the original and discrete cover! It will be released on March 23, 2023!

Pre-order your copy today!

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Blurb:

I entered into a bargain—choosing my mate over my freedom.

But I underestimated the crowned prince who took me. His touch like venom. His vengeance lethal.

He craves a power I no longer hold, and he’ll sacrifice every part of me until he gets it.

But I don’t belong to him. I belong to his brother.

His brother who will come for me, consequences be damned.

My fate is entangled between two princes—one who craves my power, the other who covets me—and I have more to lose than I ever imagined.

War rages in a game between queens, and I have become their pawn. But I will fight for my life, for my mate, and he will raze kingdoms to get me back.

Start the series today: https://geni.us/StarsandShadows

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About Holly
I’m Holly Renee, a small-town east Tennessee girl who is obsessed with all things romance. I love bringing flawed, sassy, and real characters to life in a way that makes you feel like you’ve been best friends with them for years. No two Holly Renee books are the same, but if you love real, relatable, fun female characters and swoon-worthy heroes, I’m your girl.

When I’m not writing or reading, you can find me momming so hard, being disgustingly in love with my husband, or chilling in the middle of a lake with my sunglasses and a float. #lakelife

I have a 2-year-old adorable little man who is as wild and sweet as they come and a baby girl on the way.

Connect with Holly

Facebook: https://bit.ly/3Cfk6xt

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2VxNPkE

Instagram: https://bit.ly/2Vn6kIh

Join Holly’s Facebook reader group Hollywood: https://bit.ly/37kgiNb

To stay up to date with Holly join her mailing list: https://bit.ly/3jm5a83

Website: https://www.authorhollyrenee.com

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New Release – When a Moth Loved a Bee by Pepper Winters

When a Moth Loved a Bee by Pepper Winters is now live! 

New York Times Bestseller, Pepper Winters, delivers a brand new High Fantasy Romance.

“It’s taking everything I have not to touch you. Not because I want to make you mine but because every part of me screams that you already are.”

A pack of wolves hunt a girl who takes her last breath by a river’s edge.

She is found and nursed back to health by the kind-hearted Nhil people.

She has no memory.

No past.

And is given a choice that could change her forgotten life forever.

A pack of wolves adopt a man who begs for death in the grasslands.

Blood revives him. Flesh strengthens him. All while the alpha watches him as if he knows who he is.

He has no memory.

No past.

And yet…he’s drawn toward the smoke of a faraway clan.

And in that smoke, he finds a girl with the same mark on her thigh, the same empty mind, and the same forgotten language on her lips.

He’s convinced they know each other.

She’s certain they are strangers.

But the more time they spend together, the more tangled the truth becomes.

Their forgetfulness was deliberate.

To keep them apart.

To keep them lost.

To keep them from claiming their true power.

Because in that power exists a terrible choice.

A choice that could destroy the world…

…or each other.

When a Moth Loved a Bee is the first volume in the Epic Fantasy Romance Destini Chronicles.

A heavily romantic, spice-filled fantasy set in a world where life and death, shadows and stars watch over two forbidden lovers whose powers are best left forgotten.


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Meet Pepper

Pepper Winters is a multiple New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller.

After chasing her dreams to become a full-time writer, Pepper has earned recognition with awards for best Dark Romance, best BDSM Series, and best Hero. She’s an multiple #1 Apple Books bestseller, along with #1 in Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Romance Thriller.

Pepper currently has close to 40 books released in nine languages. She’s hit best-seller lists almost 40 times, is a self-confessed hermit, yoga convert, has a house rabbit, six horses, and a long suffering husband.

To learn more about Pepper please visit: www.pepperwinters.com where she regularly posts videos of behind the scenes writing, horses, books, and more.

Connect with Pepper

Website: www.pepperwinters.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7151973.Pepper_Winters

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pepperwintersbooks

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Review – When A Moth Loved A Bee by Pepper Winters

When a Moth Loved a Bee (Destini Chronicles, #1)

When a Moth Loved a Bee; Destini Chronicles #1
(#1 within a series)

Publication Date: February 3, 2023

Genre/Tropes: Fantasy/Star-Crossed/Forbidden Romance

Author: Pepper Winters

Review Rating: 4 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
At almost 1000 pages, this is the first book I’ve read by Pepper Winters. I finished this giant saga with soooooo many feelings that I’m still trying to process them even now after sitting on them for few days, but here goes nothing.

When A Moth Loved A Bee is prettily summed up in that it’s a fantastical new world where two destined, but star-crossed souls struggle to regain what they’ve lost over and over and over again.

In the not so pretty context this saga begins with two people, a man and a woman, who are both on the brink of death and they both have no recollection of who they are, who they were, where they come from, literally nothing remains in their heads, not even clothes on their back. They are both separate as they’ve been walking alone and naked and both lead very different journey’s back to health.

The woman’s journey, who was known as Girl for quite some time until she learns that her name is Runa meaning Bee, is found by a clan known as the Nhil. They control fire, and among them is where some of the fantastical element comes into play. It also didn’t take long to feel like the world was at a stage that is very dawn of time like. No technology, larger animals, wearing animal hides, etc… From the moment Runa wakes up with the Nhil people she feels indebted to them. It’s total feminine toxicity that is bred into our culture where females are made to feel guilty when given something, whether it is a physical item or emotional comfort. Let me state: love is unconditional and as a society we need to learn the UN part of that word better. Love does not mean servitude and yet Runa feels the shackles tightening every time she returns, but she doesn’t know how to break free from the guilt. Yes, you read that right…she returns…because she does leave with her star-crossed soulmate, several times in fact, but those darn shackles….they only have so much give you know.

The man, who is known as Stranger until we learn his name is Darro which means Moth, is adopted by wolves.You didn’t read that wrong…I said wolves. His journey is very different from Runa’s, but his pull to her is strong through the entire book. From the very first moment Darro sets his eyes upon Runa he feels it in his heart that she is his home. That they belong together and he spends the rest of the 900 pages convincing her of this truth, but remember what I said above. Frankly, I was a bit exhausted of him trying to convince her, especially with Runa’s tenacity for running back to the Nhil clan that uses and abuses her. Darro should have been exhausted too, but his unconditional love for her was steadfast and his strength of character is honestly what kept me reading.

I can’t say I’ve read a story that was written quite so beautifully, because Pepper does hold a gift for great writing, but on the opposite spectrum it was a story that also frustrated me by the characters motivations that I almost stopped reading. That really never happens. I did finish this book, but I do not believe I will continue with the second. While I loved Darro and truly cared about him from the very beginning, as a reader, I felt I cared about him more than his precious Bee.

Synopsis:
New York Times Bestseller, Pepper Winters, delivers a brand new High Fantasy Romance.

“It’s taking everything I have not to touch you. Not because I want to make you mine but because every part of me screams that you already are.”

A pack of wolves hunt a girl who takes her last breath by a river’s edge.
She is found and nursed back to health by the kind-hearted Nhil people.
She has no memory.
No past.
And is given a choice that could change her forgotten life forever.

A pack of wolves adopt a man who begs for death in the grasslands.
Blood revives him. Flesh strengthens him. All while the alpha watches him as if he knows who he is.
He has no memory.
No past.
And yet…he’s drawn toward the smoke of a faraway clan.

And in that smoke, he finds a girl with the same mark on her thigh, the same empty mind, and the same forgotten language on her lips.

He’s convinced they know each other.
She’s certain they are strangers.
But the more time they spend together, the more tangled the truth becomes.
Their forgetfulness was deliberate.
To keep them apart.
To keep them lost.
To keep them from claiming their true power.
Because in that power exists a terrible choice.
A choice that could destroy the world…
…or each other.

When a Moth Loved a Bee is the first volume in the Epic Fantasy Romance Destini Chronicles.
A heavily romantic, spice-filled fantasy set in a world where life and death, shadows and stars watch over two forbidden lovers whose powers are best left forgotten.

Recommended for readers over R18 due to explicit scenes, content, and darker elements.

Author Note:
This Fantasy is 100% romance. It isn’t a quest where they spend most of the book apart. If you want a rich world, magic, intrigue, oodles and oodles of page time with the two characters together, all brimming with longing, forbiddenness, and butterfly-winging moments, then this is the book for you.

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Cover Reveal – Living Legend by Allie Shante

Allie Shante has revealed the cover for Living Legend!

Releasing March 1, 2023

She’s been called from her place in the darkness to aid the side of good in the last place she wants to be…

Dani, groomed by Lilith herself, has long been spreading horror in the murk of purgatory. She never asked to be summoned to Heaven’s Gate and never expected to be charged with the stubbornly attractive angel Nicholas as her partner. Though, with a face like his to look at, Dani isn’t about to complain. The lines between good and evil are shifting. Dani discovers that, lurking in her familiar darkness, are secrets she would never have guessed at and doesn’t understand. Now she must ask herself, who is a demon supposed to trust?

He’ll have to join forces with the last entity he expected… but sometimes true loyalty lies in the most unexpected places.

Nicholas is a sentry angel yet to see actual combat, so it comes as a surprise when he’s summoned by the highest angelic executive. The bigger shock is being forced to rally together with an alluring demon he can’t get out of his head. But as allegiances are tested, Nicholas discovers a lot is hiding between the boundaries of good and evil. Side by side, Nicholas and Dani must fight the unknown… in whatever form it takes. 

Cover Designer: AJ Wolf Graphics

Preorder today on Amazon!
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Meet Allie Shante

Allie Shante was born and raised in Georgia and graduated from Georgia State University with a biology degree. While science was fun, books have always been apart of her heart and writing right up there with it. When she’s not reading and writing confident females and stubborn men, she enjoys being an over protective dog mom and crushing escape rooms with her husband.

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Blog Tour – Anastasia by Sophie Lark

“Those who never face something that could break them will never know the satisfaction of finding yourself whole and triumphant on the other side.”

Anastasia, an epic, must-read, dark fantasy romance from bestselling author Sophie Lark is available now!

Anastasia is the princess no one needs: the fourth daughter born to an emperor without a son, and the only royal lacking a magical gift.

Until she collides with a young Cossack rebel, changing both their lives forever.

Damien is taken from everything he knows and raised as a ward of the Romanovs.

Anastasia develops a strange kind of magic shared only by the Black Monk Rasputin.

While her power grows in secret, boosted by forbidden contact with Damien, Anastasia makes a mistake with terrible consequences.

Fate grants her a single chance to set it right… but saving what she lost may cost everything she loves.

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Prologue.

All sorts of beautiful and stylish people frequented the Gezirah, yet this girl yanked his head around like she’d hooked a finger in his mouth and pulled. It was something in the way she moved, gliding above the corner of his page like she was underwater and everyone else in dry air.
Husani wondered if she was a dancer. She wore embroidered slippers and silk trousers with a head wrap of the same material. Her glossy dark hair hung loose underneath, black as an Egyptian’s though her skin was fair.
She took a seat at the bar, just three down from Husani. With all the empty chairs, she could easily have taken a seat by the window overlooking the fountains. Her eyes met his as she slipped onto the stool. She tucked a strand of hair behind her ear. Her hands looked smooth and soft as cream. Husani could imagine her making shapes with them like a belly dancer.
She asked the bartender for a gin and tonic. Her voice was lower than he expected and sounded close, right in his ear almost. The little hairs on the back of his neck stood up. He could feel every shift in the air.
Even Monto, who’d been serving drinks at the hotel for thirty years, couldn’t help staring.
“On the house,” he muttered.
Husani wanted to tell the woman she’d gotten the only free drink he’d ever heard of out of Monto. He’d love to tell her just about anything but never would have had the guts if she hadn’t turned and looked right at him. Her velvety eyes slid over the spine of his book.
“I’ve read that one.”
She said it like a secret, like they might be the only two who’d ever read it. Husani was dying to reply with something brilliant but his brain had emptied out like a sieve. He hadn’t realized he was even holding a book anymore.
“Did you like it?” he blurted. His voice cracked like a kid’s.
The girl only smiled.
“Immensely. I love a good disguise.
”“Are you an actress?”
That voice …it’d be wasted on a dancer.
“A writer, actually.”
She might as well have said she was the goddess Isis. Writers were the source of everything he loved best.
“What do you write?”
“Poetry, mostly.”
“I’d love to hear some.”
Now her smile was both warm and approving.
“I’m glad you know that poetry ought to be heard, not read.”
Husani felt tipsy, as if he’d been drinking much more than mango juice.
Rashly, he said, “I might like to be a writer. Someday.”
“The man who waits for ‘someday’ waits all his life …” She swirled her straw lazily, her nails lacquered red.
“I’ve written a few things. Just scribbles, really. But sometimes, once in a while, there’s a line I think could turn into something …”
“And what do you do when you’re not writing?” she said in that lilting, teasing voice. He found himself leaning closer to her, the way a plant will grow toward a window.
“You’re looking at it right now.”
She raised an eyebrow.
“Drinking mango juice?”
“No.” He flushed, wishing he were allowed to have a proper drink. He’d have ordered a gin and tonic himself, and then they’d have had all the more in common.
“I’m …well, let me show you.”
He took his chance to slide off his stool and slip onto the one directly next to hers.
“May I?”
He put his hand close to her glass.
“Go ahead.”
She leaned in, lips parting slightly. He pressed his palm against the side of the tumbler. The drink frosted over in an instant, so cold that a curl of condensation rose in the air like a ghost of a breath.
“So beautiful. Like lace …” She trailed one dark red nail against the side of the glass where the frost had formed shapes. She raised the glass to her lips and sipped gin so cold it must feel like a thousand tiny blades down her throat.
“Incredible,” she said, almost in a growl.
A shiver ran down Husani’s spine. Something else happened in his trousers that forced him to press his knees together and turn toward the bar. He was sweating, and he turned up the cold automatically.
The girl let out a sigh, her shoulders relaxing.
“Much better. Is that you?” Her eyes closed with pleasure.
“Yeah.” His voice was steady now, confident. “The ice, the frozen sherbet, and all of this …”
He swept his hand around to indicate the entire hotel at a perfect seventy-two degrees at all times, a literal oasis in the desert no matter the temperature outside.
“Remarkable,” the girl murmured. “I’ve never seen that kind of range.”
Husani thought he might just jump off a bridge to keep impressing this woman. The way she looked at him made him feel ten feet tall.
“What’s that accent?” he said. “Are you …Italian?”
“Further away than that.”
Her smile showed only the edges of her teeth. Husani couldn’t stop looking at her mouth.
He’d never been in love but he was starting to think he’d like to try it. Surely it was destiny how this girl appeared all alone just as the sun was going down. Husani was only allowed to leave when the heat of the day had all bled away.
He saw a vision of the two of them walking hand in hand down the plaza with strings of colored flags overhead, bathed in sweet hookah smoke and the music seeping from the doorways of the tea shops. She could recite one of her poems to him in that voice that felt like fingers stroking through his hair, and he might possibly have the courage to read her a few lines of a story in return.
“Have you seen much of the city yet?” he asked her. “The spice bazaar or the hanging gardens? I could show you, I’ve lived here all my life …”
“Could you really? I haven’t seen anything yet.”
Her smile was like fireworks in his head.
His mind leaped far ahead of any reasonable reality and ran straight through a kiss or even a night together, all the way to them curled up in a little flat on the north side of the city, writing all day long while eating sun-warmed figs and laying on cushions with their bare feet entwined.
He saw this vision so clearly that it almost seemed to float in the air before his eyes. When he snapped back, the woman hadn’t seemed to notice.

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Blog Tour – Witcha Gonna Do by Avery Flynn

Witcha Gonna Do by Avery Flynn  is now live! 

She’s Charmed, He’s Sure

An unlucky witch and her know-it-all nemesis must team up in the first of a new, spicy romantic comedy series from USA Today bestselling author Avery Flynn.

Could it possibly get any worse than having absolutely no magical abilities when you’re a member of the most powerful family of witches ever? It used to be that I’d say no, but then I keep getting set up on dates with Gil Connolly whose hotness is only matched by his ego. Seriously. I can’t stand him. Even if I also can’t stop thinking about him (specifically kissing him) but we’re going to pretend I never told you that part.

So yeah, my life isn’t the greatest right now, but then it goes straight to the absolute worst hell when I accidentally make my sister’s spell glitch and curse my whole family. And the only person who can help non-magical me break the spell? You guessed it. Gil the super hot jerk. 

Now we have to work together to save my family and outmaneuver some evil-minded nefarious forces bent on world domination. Oh yeah, and we have to do all that while fighting against the attraction building between us because I may not be magical, but what’s happening between Gil and I sure feels like it.

  Download today on Amazon, Audible, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, and Kobo!

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Meet Avery

When Avery Flynn isn’t writing about alpha heroes and the women who tame them, she is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip. She has three slightly wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband, and has a slight shoe addiction. Find out more about Avery on her website, follow her on Twitter, like her on her Facebook page, or friend her on her Facebook profile. Also, if you figure out how to send Oreos through the internet, she’ll be your best friend for life.

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Website: http://averyflynn.com

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New Release – Anastasia by Sophie Lark

Fate grants her a single chance to set it right…
but saving what she lost may cost everything she loves.

Anastasia, an all-new spellbinding, enemies-to-lovers, dark fantasy standalone romance from bestselling author Sophie Lark is live now!

Anastasia is the princess no one needs: the fourth daughter born to an emperor without a son, and the only royal lacking a magical gift.

Until she collides with a young Cossack rebel, changing both their lives forever.

Damien is taken from everything he knows and raised as a ward of the Romanovs.

Anastasia develops a strange kind of magic shared only by the Black Monk Rasputin.

While her power grows in secret, boosted by forbidden contact with Damien, Anastasia makes a mistake with terrible consequences.

Fate grants her a single chance to set it right… but saving what she lost may cost everything she loves.

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New Release – Witcha Gonna Do by Avery Flynn

Witcha Gonna Do by Avery Flynn  is now live! 

She’s Charmed, He’s Sure

An unlucky witch and her know-it-all nemesis must team up in the first of a new, spicy romantic comedy series from USA Today bestselling author Avery Flynn.

Could it possibly get any worse than having absolutely no magical abilities when you’re a member of the most powerful family of witches ever? It used to be that I’d say no, but then I keep getting set up on dates with Gil Connolly whose hotness is only matched by his ego. Seriously. I can’t stand him. Even if I also can’t stop thinking about him (specifically kissing him) but we’re going to pretend I never told you that part.

So yeah, my life isn’t the greatest right now, but then it goes straight to the absolute worst hell when I accidentally make my sister’s spell glitch and curse my whole family. And the only person who can help non-magical me break the spell? You guessed it. Gil the super hot jerk. 

Now we have to work together to save my family and outmaneuver some evil-minded nefarious forces bent on world domination. Oh yeah, and we have to do all that while fighting against the attraction building between us because I may not be magical, but what’s happening between Gil and I sure feels like it.

  Download today on Amazon, Audible, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, and Kobo!

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Narrated by: Sarah Pesek & Adam Gold

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Meet Avery

When Avery Flynn isn’t writing about alpha heroes and the women who tame them, she is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip. She has three slightly wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband, and has a slight shoe addiction. Find out more about Avery on her website, follow her on Twitter, like her on her Facebook page, or friend her on her Facebook profile. Also, if you figure out how to send Oreos through the internet, she’ll be your best friend for life.

Connect with Avery

Website: http://averyflynn.com

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Blog Tour – A Trial By Blood by Sherilee Gray

Release Date: November 29
Rose

After a lifetime of suffering, I’m ready to end it all…Preferably before my Trial begins.

I’m more useful dead than alive—Death is demanding my soul as payment for a debt he believes my family owes, and Ronan, the cold-blooded dhampir who can’t seem to stay away from me, can help end my pain.

But when the call to Trial comes sooner than expected, I must answer and risk Death’s wrath, and the fate of those I love most. Ronan’s vowed to protect me…but the ice in his veins has turned to fire and his need for me has the power to set us both ablaze.

As everything I believed is tested to the limit, I’ll have to fight—for my coven, and a future I never dreamed I was destined for…

Author Note: Please check the author’s website for tropes and CWs.

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Meet Sherilee Gray
Sherilee’s always had a big (some say warped) imagination, and as a kid scared herself conjuring up horror stories full of ghosts and other terrifying creatures.
She never dreamed of actually writing down any of those wonderful imaginary people or places, not until many years later when her sister introduced her to the wondrous world of romance novels, and her very large book collection.
She’s pleased to say, she still has the big imagination… only now her characters are chasing their happily ever after.
Sherilee Gray is a kiwi girl and lives in beautiful New Zealand with her husband and their two children.
When she isn’t writing sexy, edgy contemporary and paranormal romance, searching for her next alpha hero on Pinterest, or fueling her voracious book addiction, she can be found dreaming of far off places with a mug of tea in one hand and a bar of Cadburys Rocky Road chocolate in the other.
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New Release – A Trial By Blood by Sherilee Gray

Release Date: November 29
Rose

After a lifetime of suffering, I’m ready to end it all…Preferably before my Trial begins.

I’m more useful dead than alive—Death is demanding my soul as payment for a debt he believes my family owes, and Ronan, the cold-blooded dhampir who can’t seem to stay away from me, can help end my pain.

But when the call to Trial comes sooner than expected, I must answer and risk Death’s wrath, and the fate of those I love most. Ronan’s vowed to protect me…but the ice in his veins has turned to fire and his need for me has the power to set us both ablaze.

As everything I believed is tested to the limit, I’ll have to fight—for my coven, and a future I never dreamed I was destined for…

Author Note: Please check the author’s website for tropes and CWs.

Buy Your Copy Here:
Meet Sherilee Gray
Sherilee’s always had a big (some say warped) imagination, and as a kid scared herself conjuring up horror stories full of ghosts and other terrifying creatures.
She never dreamed of actually writing down any of those wonderful imaginary people or places, not until many years later when her sister introduced her to the wondrous world of romance novels, and her very large book collection.
She’s pleased to say, she still has the big imagination… only now her characters are chasing their happily ever after.
Sherilee Gray is a kiwi girl and lives in beautiful New Zealand with her husband and their two children.
When she isn’t writing sexy, edgy contemporary and paranormal romance, searching for her next alpha hero on Pinterest, or fueling her voracious book addiction, she can be found dreaming of far off places with a mug of tea in one hand and a bar of Cadburys Rocky Road chocolate in the other.
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Review – A Trial by Blood by Sherilee Gray

A Trial by Blood; The Thornheart Trials #3
(#3 within an interconnected series)

Publication Date: November 29, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Suspense/Paranormal/Fantasy Romance

Author: Sherilee Gray

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Oh my heart!! Rose and Ronan are the perfect soulmated couple!

From the very beginning of this book I was drawn into the gripping story. While this may be the third book in this series, it almost reads like a complete standalone. The fantastical stories that makes up both Rose and Ronan’s backstories are fascinating, intriguing and just really darn good that their love flows so organically it made the book fly by.

Ronan comes across in the beginning as emotionless, yet compassionate, while also caring, but also without empathy. He’s a total mixed bag of contradictions and I was instantly drawn to his character the same way he was drawn to Rose. He didn’t quite understand why he couldn’t stay away from her, he just had this pull, this incessant need to stay by her side and without emotions guiding him, he truly didn’t know why. When his dam finally breaks open and he’s flooded with everything, and I mean every single emotion and feeling. It is literal years and years of emotions that humans spend a lifetime building up, gaining tolerance to, learning how to control, etc…that hit him all at once. I have to say Ronan becomes even more fascinating from this point forward. I was truly enthralled by him as I’ve never read anything or anyone like him before and I gobbled up every word.

Then we have Rose Thornheart. The sister that everyone feared would parish by the time her trial would be called forth. However, Rose becomes more than she appears and with the help of Ronan by her side, she will not only find a way to complete her trial, but find an inner strength that rivals her sisters. Rose is so strong and that statement right there I know is so contradictory to how she begins the story, but strength is measured in so many ways and it’s not always physical strength that wins the day. She and Ronan are my favorite couple in this series, so far, and their love for each other was such a thing of beauty to read.

Synopsis:
Rose

After a lifetime of suffering, I’m ready to end it all…Preferably before my Trial begins.

I’m more useful dead than alive—Death is demanding my soul as payment for a debt he believes my family owes, and Ronan, the cold-blooded dhampir who can’t seem to stay away from me, can help end my pain.

But when the call to Trial comes sooner than expected, I must answer and risk Death’s wrath, and the fate of those I love most. Ronan’s vowed to protect me…but the ice in his veins has turned to fire and his need for me has the power to set us both ablaze.

As everything I believed is tested to the limit, I’ll have to fight—for my coven, and a future I never dreamed I was destined for…

Author Note: Please check the author’s website for tropes and CWs.

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Blog Tour – A Kingdom of Blood and Betrayal by Holly Renee

✨🌙Available Now!🌙✨

My fate is bonded to two princes– one born of blood, the other of power— but my trust lies in neither.

From USA Today Bestselling author Holly Renee, comes A Kingdom of Blood and Betrayal, book 2 in the Stars and Shadows Series!

Available Now!

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AKOBAB

Blurb:

My fate is bonded to two princes– one born of blood, the other of power— but my trust lies in neither.

My skin is cursed by the stars, my fate damned by desire.

But when the dark prince offers me a bargain that will save his people and my life, the cruel and intoxicating male gives me no choice.

Our union is his revenge, and I am his sacrifice.

His lies are unforgivable. His wicked touch still bathes me in sin.

He is my mate, and he is tortured by a curse to protect his people from his own family.

I could now see him for exactly who he was. So why can’t I get his alluring touch out of my head?

I am the key to saving his kingdom, but he alone has the power to ruin me.

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About Holly
I’m Holly Renee, a small-town east Tennessee girl who is obsessed with all things romance. I love bringing flawed, sassy, and real characters to life in a way that makes you feel like you’ve been best friends with them for years. No two Holly Renee books are the same, but if you love real, relatable, fun female characters and swoon-worthy heroes, I’m your girl.

When I’m not writing or reading, you can find me momming so hard, being disgustingly in love with my husband, or chilling in the middle of a lake with my sunglasses and a float. #lakelife

I have a 2-year-old adorable little man who is as wild and sweet as they come and a baby girl on the way.

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New Release – A Kingdom of Blood and Betrayal by Holly Renee

✨🌙Available Now!🌙✨

My fate is bonded to two princes– one born of blood, the other of power— but my trust lies in neither.

From USA Today Bestselling author Holly Renee, comes A Kingdom of Blood and Betrayal, book 2 in the Stars and Shadows Series!

Available Now!

https://geni.us/AKOBAB

AKOBAB

Blurb:

My fate is bonded to two princes– one born of blood, the other of power— but my trust lies in neither.

My skin is cursed by the stars, my fate damned by desire.

But when the dark prince offers me a bargain that will save his people and my life, the cruel and intoxicating male gives me no choice.

Our union is his revenge, and I am his sacrifice.

His lies are unforgivable. His wicked touch still bathes me in sin.

He is my mate, and he is tortured by a curse to protect his people from his own family.

I could now see him for exactly who he was. So why can’t I get his alluring touch out of my head?

I am the key to saving his kingdom, but he alone has the power to ruin me.

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About Holly
I’m Holly Renee, a small-town east Tennessee girl who is obsessed with all things romance. I love bringing flawed, sassy, and real characters to life in a way that makes you feel like you’ve been best friends with them for years. No two Holly Renee books are the same, but if you love real, relatable, fun female characters and swoon-worthy heroes, I’m your girl.

When I’m not writing or reading, you can find me momming so hard, being disgustingly in love with my husband, or chilling in the middle of a lake with my sunglasses and a float. #lakelife

I have a 2-year-old adorable little man who is as wild and sweet as they come and a baby girl on the way.

Connect with Holly

Facebook: https://bit.ly/3Cfk6xt

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2VxNPkE

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Review – A Kingdom of Blood and Betrayal by Holly Renee

A Kingdom of Blood and Betrayal (Stars and Shadows, #2)

A Kingdom of Blood and Betrayal; Stars and Shadows #2
(#2 within a series)

Publication Date: November 3, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Fantasy/Epic/Paranormal/Enemies-to-Lovers Romance

Author: Holly Renee

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
So much heat and tension…you could cut it with a knife. Everything was heighted in this book; the passion, the chemistry, the feelings, the suspense, the emotions, just everything!

Adara is upset with Evren, and upset doesn’t even begin to cover the emotional upheaval she is feeling over the betrayal he set in motion to get Adara away from his brother. They may be bonded mates, but she refuses to accept that idea when she can’t trust him or any word that falls from his beautiful lips.

While Evren had his reasons and he doesn’t regret them, it doesn’t make Adara feel any better that he stooped to them to begin with and that betrayal severed what gains they were making in their relationship making her lose all trust in him. Adara is an emotional mess over the betrayal and their bond doesn’t make it easier because she desires him and while he says he wants her, is it really her, or the bond, or the power he gains?

This book was unputdownable!! I completely empathized with Adara over the trust issues, but I also felt those deep emotions that swarmed around them because like I said, they jumped off the page and I was swimming in them right along with Adara and Evren.

I loved all the tension and magic mixed with paranormal realm. It’s an epic story that I can’t get enough of. I can’t wait for the next part of the story because the ending…I just need to know!!

Synopsis:
My fate is bonded to two princes– one born of blood, the other of power— but my trust lies in neither.

My skin is cursed by the stars, my fate damned by desire.

But when the dark prince offers me a bargain that will save his people and my life, the cruel and intoxicating male gives me no choice.

Our union is his revenge, and I am his sacrifice.

His lies are unforgivable. His wicked touch still bathes me in sin.

He is my mate, and he is tortured by a curse to protect his people from his own family.

I could now see him for exactly who he was. So why can’t I get his alluring touch out of my head?

I am the key to saving his kingdom, but he alone has the power to ruin me.

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Review – Of Truths and Bonds by Zavi

Of Truths and Bonds; Elysian Gods #2
(#2 within a series)

Publication Date: September 27, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Fantasy/Mythology/Fated Mates Romance

Author: Zavi James

Review Rating: 4 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
There were parts of this book I enjoyed, but other parts I struggled with.

Normally I love stepping into fantasy worlds, learning new creatures and what powers they have, but for some reason I struggled with the layers and the constant barrage of different characters I was introduced to.

Granted, I will take some of the blame, I jumped into book two, without having read the first book, but I tend to catch on to most things I read and this particular book I…just…didn’t.

So, let me focus on the parts I did enjoy…I loved the chemistry between Gray and Quen. When they were on and truly focused on each other, it was hot and blazing. The love they shared was intense and fated mates are truly magical. So…YES, give me more of that, I was all in.

I also loved the fluidity of the Gods and Goddesses when it came to love. As far as most mythology goes, when it comes to who they play with they tend to be gender neutral when it comes to their sexualtiy and I’m glad that Zavi kept with that theme. Especially with today’s relationships and hopefully everyone opening a bit more to the concept of fluidity I certainly appreciated it.

Like most mythology, there is a lot of politics, especially with Quentin’s life on the line, but we all know Gods love to play with fate and especially in human or even half-breed lives. Quen is no exception, as she has to prove why she should be allowed to live, even when she’s mated to the God of Chaos.

So, like I said, there was a lot to like and most of what I personally struggled with, were truly my own issues. So if you enjoy mythology and fated mates, start with book one and enjoy Gray and Quen.

Synopsis:
“You’re a scientist, Quentin. One microlitre. One milligram. One decimal point. The smallest fraction can change the course of your work and endanger lives, no?”

Grayson thought he could break his host – the non-believer with an iron will – until he discovered they were soulbound. By saving her life, he’s hung a death sentence over her head. All the careful plans he laid out must be pushed aside in order to convince the council that her existence is valuable. But the God of Chaos isn’t known for his congeniality.

Quentin never trusted the Gods, and they have proven her right. Half of them lied to her about what she truly was, and the other half want her dead because of it. Time is running out before the council reconvene, and she has a lot to learn. For once, the books won’t help her, and she must rely on the Gods more than ever.

As Quentin learns to control her powers and accept her heritage, a series of truths come to light and leave her questioning everyone around her. Elysian politics are far more complicated than she imagined, and she’s landed in the centre of it all. There are no safe bets in the heavens. Everyone looks out for themselves.

The Gods aren’t what they seem, but they know how to put on a show. Can you survive?

*This book contains sexually explicit scenes, mature language, discussion of deceased parents and sexual assault. Not intended for readers below 18. Reader discretion is advised.*

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Review – Knot a Chance by Sinclair Kelly

Knot A Chance; Knot Yours #2
(#2 within an interconnected series)

Publication Date: September 29, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Omegaverse/Fantasy/Reverse Harem Romance

Author: Sinclair Kelly

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Knotty good times, along with lots of crying over the emotional ones. I thoroughly enjoyed returning to this universe.

I’m trying to think of a better term than saying, Arden works through her grief, or comes to terms with her grief, or even struggles with her grief because none of those truly fit. Grief is not only an emotion that has its own timeline, but it’s also an emotion that really never goes away. As a culture we don’t really handle grief well, but essentially grief is something that stays with you forever. It’s not bad or shameful, it’s an emotion that is tied to the person you lost. It’s really okay to be sad and have memories over that person, but grief, unlike love that grows with time, lessons with it.

Arden is consumed with her grief at the beginning of this book and even though that grief has eased with time, Arden does not feel she is ready to move on and meet a new mate. Grief and time tend to go hand in hand, but there is no set clock when the heart is ready to love again. However, when Arden meets Cohen and then Bastian, two Alphas, her biology might make that final push for her, but what she wasn’t prepared for is her best friend who’s always been by her side, the man who’s held a flame while he stood in the shadows until she was ready finally, a beta with the biggest heart, who wasn’t about to let two alphas step in while he finally has a chance to declare his love.

Knot a Chance deals with some pretty heavy topics and I know I had to stop and wipe several tears from my own eyes so I could continue reading. However, Locke, the big hearted beta, wasn’t too far behind to make me smile and laugh to brighten my spirit right back up. Arden is one lucky girl, she has the best of three wonderful men who, once they decide to all get with the program, and Arden finally makes that leap to love again…well, it’s full knotty steam ahead.

Synopsis:
Time heals all wounds…

Yeah, I call bullshit. My grief still bleeds out each and every day no matter how much time passes.

I’ve managed to make a new life for myself by helping my bestie run TheOmegasGuide—our viral social media account. We support freedom of choice for all designations.

Though I’m starting to wonder if having a choice is really all that great. Locke’s up my ass more than usual, acting weird, and…is my hulking Beta friend flirting? I’d be lying if I said I didn’t secretly hope he’d ignore that whole friend-zone thing. Then there’s Cohen—the commanding, broody Alpha who wants nothing to do with me, but that I can’t stop thinking about. Of course, I can’t forget Bastian—the sexy stranger I ran into—literally. With his big, warm, mouthwateringly gorgeous body and haunted brown eyes, I’d love the chance to get to know him better.

The intensity of our chemistry is explosive, but they’re not a pack, and I’m not looking for another forever….right? No. It hurts too much and goes against everything I believe now.

No relationships. No commitments. This Omega needs to rediscover just who she is and can’t fall into anything serious.

Nope. Knot a chance.

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Cover Reveal – A Kingdom of Blood and Betrayal by Holly Renee

✨🌙COVER REVEAL🌙✨

From USA Today Bestselling author Holly Renee, comes A Kingdom of Blood and Betrayal, book 2 in the Stars and Shadows Series releasing on November 3rd, 2022!

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Blurb:

My fate is bonded to two princes– one born of blood, the other of power— but my trust lies in neither.

My skin is cursed by the stars, my fate damned by desire.

But when the dark prince offers me a bargain that will save his people and my life, the cruel and intoxicating male gives me no choice.

Our union is his revenge, and I am his sacrifice.

His lies are unforgivable. His wicked touch still bathes me in sin.

He is my mate, and he is tortured by a curse to protect his people from his own family.

I could now see him for exactly who he was. So why can’t I get his alluring touch out of my head?

I am the key to saving his kingdom, but he alone has the power to ruin me.

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About Holly
I’m Holly Renee, a small-town east Tennessee girl who is obsessed with all things romance. I love bringing flawed, sassy, and real characters to life in a way that makes you feel like you’ve been best friends with them for years. No two Holly Renee books are the same, but if you love real, relatable, fun female characters and swoon-worthy heroes, I’m your girl.

When I’m not writing or reading, you can find me momming so hard, being disgustingly in love with my husband, or chilling in the middle of a lake with my sunglasses and a float. #lakelife

I have a 2-year-old adorable little man who is as wild and sweet as they come and a baby girl on the way.

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Blog Tour – The Sight of Flames by AJ Merlin

Release Date: August 10

Four hundred years ago, my ancestor led an uprising against the Witch’s Council.

And failed miserably.

Now her descendants and those of her supporters must serve as Wardens to help protect witch-kind, though we’re relegated to being second best and the first ones thrown into danger. The Disgraced, as we’re called, are meant to suck it up and be grateful.

But there’s too much of my ancestor in me to bow to any witch, no matter that I’m Disgraced and an omega. When I enroll in war college to learn to do my duty as a Disgraced Warden and witch omega, I have a feeling that I’m not going to be very popular with my superiors. Let alone any other alphas that cross my path.

To make things worse for everyone an old enemy has returned to hunt us, and whispers of unrest are circulating like the witch plague.

I may be Disgraced, an omega, and the last of my line, but I’m not going to just roll over and accept my fate. Not for the council, a coven, or anyone else.

The Sight of Flames is the first in the Disgraced Magic series. It’s a witchy omegaverse RH/poly romance where the main character and her coven never have to choose.

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Meet AJ Merlin
AJ merlin is an author, crazy bird lady, and rampant horror movie enthusiast. Her debut novel, A Little Wicked, is the product of being enamored with the paranormal and the need to hunt down all things that go bump in the night. Born and raised in the midwest United States, AJ is lucky to be right in the middle of people who support her and a menagerie of animals to keep her somewhat sane. Connect with her on facebook or social media to see updates, giveaways, and be bombarded with dog, cat, and pigeon pictures.
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For more information about AJ Merlin, visit: https://linktr.ee/AJMerlinAuthor

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New Release – The Sight of Flames by AJ Merlin

Release Date: August 10

Four hundred years ago, my ancestor led an uprising against the Witch’s Council.

And failed miserably.

Now her descendants and those of her supporters must serve as Wardens to help protect witch-kind, though we’re relegated to being second best and the first ones thrown into danger. The Disgraced, as we’re called, are meant to suck it up and be grateful.

But there’s too much of my ancestor in me to bow to any witch, no matter that I’m Disgraced and an omega. When I enroll in war college to learn to do my duty as a Disgraced Warden and witch omega, I have a feeling that I’m not going to be very popular with my superiors. Let alone any other alphas that cross my path.

To make things worse for everyone an old enemy has returned to hunt us, and whispers of unrest are circulating like the witch plague.

I may be Disgraced, an omega, and the last of my line, but I’m not going to just roll over and accept my fate. Not for the council, a coven, or anyone else.

The Sight of Flames is the first in the Disgraced Magic series. It’s a witchy omegaverse RH/poly romance where the main character and her coven never have to choose.

Buy Your Copy Here:

Meet AJ Merlin
AJ merlin is an author, crazy bird lady, and rampant horror movie enthusiast. Her debut novel, A Little Wicked, is the product of being enamored with the paranormal and the need to hunt down all things that go bump in the night. Born and raised in the midwest United States, AJ is lucky to be right in the middle of people who support her and a menagerie of animals to keep her somewhat sane. Connect with her on facebook or social media to see updates, giveaways, and be bombarded with dog, cat, and pigeon pictures.
Connect with AJ Merlin
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Cover Reveal – Of Truths and Bonds by Zavi James

COVER REVEAL
Release Date: September 27
 “You’re a scientist, Quentin. One microlitre. One milligram. One decimal point. The smallest fraction can change the course of your work and endanger lives, no?”

 

Grayson thought he could break his host – the non-believer with an iron will – until he discovered they were soulbound. By saving her life, he’s hung a death sentence over her head. All the careful plans he laid out must be pushed aside in order to convince the council that her existence is valuable. But the God of Chaos isn’t known for his congeniality.  

 

Quentin never trusted the Gods, and they have proven her right. Half of them lied to her about what she truly was, and the other half want her dead because of it. Time is running out before the council reconvene, and she has a lot to learn. For once, the books won’t help her, and she must rely on the Gods more than ever.

 

As Quentin learns to control her powers and accept her heritage, a series of truths come to light and leave her questioning everyone around her. Elysian politics is far more complicated than she imagined, and she’s landed in the centre of it. There are no safe bets in the heavens. Everyone looks out for themselves.

 

The Gods aren’t what they seem, but they know how to put on a show. Can you survive?

 

*This book contains sexually explicit scenes, mature language, discussion of deceased parents and sexual assault. Not intended for readers below 18. Reader discretion is advised.*

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Meet Zavi James.

 

Zavi James spends most of her time rushing around a laboratory and trying to make people believe she has her life in order. After a near death experience, she decided to flex her fingers and take a stab at writing as that had always been her childhood dream. Now, she splits her time between experiments and fictional worlds and enjoys getting people to swoon and cry over her creations.

When she’s not writing and working, Zav can be found traveling across the world in a bid to find inspiration and unleashing her chaos on social media.

 
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Review – The Sight of Flames by AJ Merlin

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The Sight of Flames; Disgraced Magic #1
(#1 within a series)

Publication Date: August 10, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Fantasy/Omegaverse/New Adult/Bully/Reverse Harem Romance

Author: AJ Merlin

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

The Sight of Flames had everything I love in a fantasy novel, plus everything I love in a bully reverse harem book. This book literally combined the best of everything I love to read with a kicka$$ heroine and a fantastic plot! I’m really looking forward to what’s coming up in the next book.

Arsena, or Sen, as she prefered to be called by her friends, had the weight of her ancestors on her shoulders ever since her birth. Not only does she look just like her great, so many greats ancestor, but she also possessed her magic. Suffice to say with both of those attributes people tended to give her a wide berth, but when it was time to attend Citadel, sort of like a school for witches, Arsena knew she wouldn’t have the best of times, but she pulled up her big girl britches and kicked butt time and again.

Arsena was nothing short of amazing. Her spirit for not putting up for any crap and standing up for the little guy was comending. She herself was put into the category of lesser than, but she refused to stay there, even when she knew her heritage made it harder for her. The friends she made, which became extremely important to her in the long run, which I won’t give away, because a lot of the story is who gathers around her and it’s sooooooo good and angsty, but I adored those that chose to stay by her side.

The fantasy part of this story had great twists. Not only are the witches gifted with fantastic powers, but their basic, earth, wind, fire and water powers are wrapped up in so much more. Those skills made the book exciting, adventuresome and even a little nerve wracking at times. I won’t give away what those powers were, but wow!!! It made for great reading.

This is only the first book in the series and it does end on a cliffhanger just as the story was really taking off. I can’t wait to jump back in and see where they all go and how everyone gets along.

Synopsis:
Four hundred years ago, my ancestor led an uprising against the Witch’s Council.

And failed miserably.

Now her descendants and those of her supporters must serve as Wardens to help protect witch-kind, though we’re relegated to being second best and the first ones thrown into danger. The Disgraced, as we’re called, are meant to suck it up and be grateful.

But there’s too much of my ancestor in me to bow to any witch, no matter that I’m Disgraced and an omega. When I enroll in war college to learn to do my duty as a Disgraced Warden and witch omega, I have a feeling that I’m not going to be very popular with my superiors. Let alone any other alphas that cross my path.

To make things worse for everyone an old enemy has returned to hunt us, and whispers of unrest are circulating like the witch plague.

I may be Disgraced, an omega, and the last of my line, but I’m not going to just roll over and accept my fate. Not for the council, a coven, or anyone else.

The Sight of Flames is the first in the Disgraced Magic series. It’s a witchy omegaverse RH/poly romance where the main character and her coven never have to choose.

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Review – Secrets and Seduction by SK Reign

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Secrets and Seduction; Bonds of Steele #1
(#1 within a series)

Publication Date: August 1, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Fantasy/Omegaverse/Reverse Harem Romance

Author: SK Reign

Review Rating: 4 Gold Stars4 stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Secrets and Seduction had all the potential for greatness, but fell into the category of just good. All the elements where there; reverse harem, great story concept, excellent secrets to uncover, but the moments when things could have been flushed out just a bit more or the steamy scenes involving more than two people only seemed to focus on two people-it left me wondering what happened to everyone else…well, deeper connections all the way around could have made a lasting impression and skyrocketed this book into greatness.

As for the overall story, I really did love the overall concept and the deep rooted secrets that each character held. That in itself made the story worth reading, I just wish I’d felt a deeper connection when reading it.

There was a lot of internal dialogue vs. actual dialogue among all of the characters. As a reader I want to experience the passionate and sometimes shouty moments right along with the characters and not sit in silent angst with them for a few hundred pages.

It was a nice beginning to the Steele sisters series, but there again, we were only given a very small taste of who they are, so there is truly no hint on who could be next or what’s in store for the next sister.

Synopsis:
As an omega, I was born with one purpose: to be bred by a pack.

The issue? My first heat hit early. Confused and afraid, I took a big risk to relieve the pain, but it broke all the rules and cost me a piece of myself.

Nobody wants a used omega, but if I don’t mate a pack, none of my sisters will be able to either.
So when a wealthy pack of strangers puts in an offer for me, my family is quick to send me packing, all the way to the land of the midnight sun. Alaska.

Archer, Miles, Noah, and Ben are everything that should make my heart flutter. They’re kind, attentive, and they worship me like a goddess.

My body is built for them, to crave their knots and give them offspring. They say they want to give me everything… but what if I have nothing left to give?

Get ready to meet the Steele sisters in the Bonds of Steele omegaverse series world. Each book is a standalone and can be read in any order. Secrets & Seduction features sweet, protective men, a shy, reluctant female lead, and smoldering-hot knotty times. Please read the author’s note for possible triggers.

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Blog Tour – Phase of Hate by Coralee June

ℕ𝔼𝕎 ℝ𝔼𝕃𝔼𝔸𝕊𝔼

𝐅𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐋𝐞𝐞 𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 2 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐌𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐏𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬. 𝐏𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 H𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐊𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝!

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I was a prodigy. A grieving sister. A girl falling for him.

I died, and now I’m reborn.

Stronger. Deadlier.

Angrier.

I’m determined to punish those that turned me into a monster. The curse kept me alive, but at what cost?

I’m at war with my nature.

I refuse to ever accept my fate.

Once a prodigy, now a curse.

Once love, now hate.

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New Release – A KINGDOM OF STARS AND SHADOWS by Holly Renee

A KINGDOM OF STARS AND SHADOWS (Stars and Shadows #1) by Holly Renee

Release Date: July 14th

Genre/Tropes: Adult Fantasy Romance/High Fantasy Romance/Enemies-to-Lovers/Forbidden Romance

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Blurb:
Destiny or desire?
Where does your allegiance lie?
I am told my union to the crowned prince will determine the fate of the kingdom, but it isn’t my betrothed who haunts my dreams. It’s the half-breed prince who stands at his side.
He is darkness and sin, and when he whispers promises of wickedness in my ear, I crave a man who I can’t have.
Every thought I have is treasonous. The way my hands ache to touch him deceitful.
Even my dreams make me a traitor to the kingdom I am sworn to protect.
But when the kingdom is attacked, I am forced to make choices I’m not prepared for. Our lies and deception are entangled in the shadows and stars, and as they unravel so shall my fate. Betray a kingdom or betray my heart.

A Kingdom of Stars and Shadows is book one in the Stars and Shadows Series and will end in a cliffhanger.

Read Kay’s Review : A KINGDOM OF STARS AND SHADOWS

About the Author:
USA Today Bestselling author, Holly Renee brings readers a pinch of angst, an indulgence of heat, and the perfect amount of heart in every book.

Born and raised in East Tennessee, she is a married mom of two wild children. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, pretending to be a dragon for the hundredth time that day, being disgustingly in love with her husband, or chilling in the middle of the lake with her sunglasses and a float.

Holly is a lover of all things romance, Mexican food, Harry Potter, and yoga pants.

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New Release – Phase of Hate by Coralee June

ℕ𝔼𝕎 ℝ𝔼𝕃𝔼𝔸𝕊𝔼

𝐅𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐋𝐞𝐞 𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 2 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐌𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐏𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬. 𝐏𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 H𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐊𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝!

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I was a prodigy. A grieving sister. A girl falling for him.

I died, and now I’m reborn.

Stronger. Deadlier.

Angrier.

I’m determined to punish those that turned me into a monster. The curse kept me alive, but at what cost?

I’m at war with my nature.

I refuse to ever accept my fate.

Once a prodigy, now a curse.

Once love, now hate.

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Read Kay’s Review: Phase of Hate

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Review – Phase of Hate by Coralee June

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Phase of Hate; Phase Mountain Pack #2
(#2 within a series)

Publication Date: July 9, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Shifter/Paranormal/New Adult Romance

Author: Coralee June

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Phase of Hate picks up right where Phase of Fate left off and because this is the middle book, we are also left on a cliffhanger. GAH!! It’s tumultuous and still such a great plot all in this new fantasy realm…it’s nothing but absolutely delicious!!

There is such an array of emotions in this second book and yet so much of it comes down to Halle trying to suppress those very things. If that doesn’t mirror society and how we try to bury our heads in the sand right now…I need to say right now, well done Ms. June. I love similarities and symbolism.

Theo is born a shifter, his instincts are strong, ingrained in his DNA he was born to protect his people and care about what happens to them. The mating bond that begun between him and Halle guides him more than anything, but certainly the more time he spends with her he wants to be with her for the woman she is becoming. However, that bond also strengthens what they feel for each other and as Halle suffers and struggles it only intensifies what he feels for her. Theo is constantly torn between wanting to help and just pushing through like his wolf wants him to.

Halle wasn’t born with the instincts that seem to come naturally to Theo or Delilah. She’s only known both of them for a very short time in relevance to everyone else in her life and yet she’s now been tied to them through her prodigy/guardian mark. At every turn her human emotions seem to overtake her judgement and soon her emotions become a liability. Halle becomes scared of her new inner powers along with the bonds that she has recently formed, Halle’s first instinct is to react first and listen later. Her stubbornness may prove too late when she had help close by all along.

I can completely empathize with Halle and all the swirling emotions in her. She’s angry and sad and every time someone tells her to calm down it only does the opposite. As much as she’d like to trust her new relationships, it’s the hardest thing in the world to jump in blindly especially when you don’t understand the people or culture. It’s almost like she’s a teen raging with hormones, but in this instance her emotional rage could literally harm those around her.

Coralee does a great job moving between characters and expressing just how deeply all of the characters feel. It truly brings out all of the emotional highs and lows along with great tension while still building chemistry between Theo and Halle.

This is the middle of the story and I’m biting my nails to find out what happens next!!! I can hardly wait 😭

Synopsis:
I was a prodigy. A grieving sister. A girl falling for him.

I died, and now I’m reborn.

Stronger. Deadlier.

Angrier.

I’m determined to punish those that turned me into a monster. The curse kept me alive, but at what cost?

I’m at war with my nature.

I refuse to ever accept my fate.

Once a prodigy, now a curse.

Once love, now hate.

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