Tuesday, February 20, 2024

#BookReview: The Dangerous Ones by @LJ_Blackwood






Synopsis: A romantic historical fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blackwood, set in the American Civil War with vampires and people with demigod-like abilities.

1863, Pennsylvania

War doesn’t scare Jerusalem—she’s a Saint. Thanks to powerful demigod-style reflexes, endurance, and strength, she’s fearless. And ever since the Confederates declared civil war, partnering with the vampires who benefitted off slavery, she and her battalion of Saints are essential to the Union army.

Jerusalem herself had been enslaved by a vampire, escaping North only after her family was murdered. She knows the enemy better, hates the enemy more than anyone in her battalion, and has been using it to her advantage since she joined the war a year ago. More than anything she wants revenge, but if she can help Black people gain freedom and equality without having to steal it for themselves like she had to, then all the better.

But she never expects to have to team up with a vampire to do it. Alexei is one of those handsome, arrogant Ancient Vampires. But he’s on the Union’s side, and in the year they've known each other, has never done anything but prove he’s on hers.

Together, they set out to change the course of the war and take down the vampire who destroyed everyone Jerusalem loved. But for her, it’s about more than justice.

It's about killing a god.

This title will be released on May 14, 2024.

#ReleaseBlitz for Matteo by Rebecca Barber @GiveMeBooksPR







Title: Matteo
Series: The Dirty Billionaires Collection #1
Author: Rebecca Barber
Genre: Contemporary Billionaire Romance
Tropes: Second Chance/Surprise Child
Release Date: February 20, 2024


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Matteo
My time with Bella McIntosh was only supposed to last a week—I needed to focus on the family business—but I’d soon realize I couldn’t let her go.
She haunted my dreams and drove me to the point of distraction.
That’s how I found myself on the verge of saying ‘I do’, but deep down, I knew I couldn’t go through with it.
Leaving my bride at the altar wasn’t part of the plan, but I had to follow my heart … which was on the other side of the world.
I could only hope she’d never forget the time we shared.

Bella
I had everything I ever wanted … except him.
Matteo Mancini.
He was supposed to be a vacation fling, but he turned out to be so much more.
We promised each other forever, but our time ended before we got that chance.
I left my heart in Italy and returned home to focus on the life I was building. All the while pretending I was over him, but I wasn’t. I never would be.
We lived a world apart … if only our love was strong enough to withstand the obstacles that stood in our way.

#ReleaseBlitz for Ward Willing by Amanda Richardson @GiveMeBooksPR







Title: Ward Willing
Series: Ravaged Castle #3
Author: Amanda Richardson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tropes: Age Gap, Dad's Best Friend
Student/Professor, Ward/Guardian
Release Date: February 20, 2024


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She was the epitome of forbidden fruit.
And I wanted a taste.

Liam

Being the oldest Ravage brother means I’ve always been the fixer, handling everyone else’s mess.
But the one problem I can’t solve?
Keeping my hands off my best friend’s daughter.
Hidden away in my remote cabin, writing is my escape until duty thrusts her into my life.
Over the years, Zoe evolves into a tempting taboo–the one person I crave but can never claim, despite what she tells me about her… inclinations.
I vowed protection at any cost–even if it’s from myself.

Zoe

Orphaned and thrust into adulthood, I bury myself in school work and keep my eyes trained on the prize.
Now, with law school and an uncertain future looming, I’m used to doing everything myself and pushing back against Liam’s stoic, overprotective resolve.
Until I learn that the vanilla, cinnamon roll of a man I’ve known my whole life isn't so vanilla after all.
Now, instead of infuriating me, his strict, commanding presence sends shivers down my spine.
I soon realize his resistance was never about denying desire for him–it was about fulfilling a different kind of hunger.

Ward Willing is a full-length, age gap, billionaire romance with BDSM themes. It is book three in the Ravaged Castle series. All books can be read as standalones.
Warning: This book contains an overprotective/possessive hero, explicit sexual situations, and strong language. There is a HEA.

#BookReview: This Dark Descent (This Dark Descent #1) by Kalyn Josephson @KalynJosephson






Synopsis: The Shadows Between Us meets Six of Crows in this spellbinding new fantasy full of intrigue, romance, and pulse-pounding action, where the eldest daughter of a renowned family on the verge of ruin joins forces with a mysterious, rogue enchanter and a handsome, ambitious heir to win a deadly race.

Mikira Rusel’s family has long been famous for breeding enchanted horses, but their prestige is no match for their rising debts. To save her ranch, Mikira has only one option: she must win the Illinir, a treacherous horserace whose riders either finish maimed or murdered. Yet each year, competitors return, tempted by its alluring prize money and unparalleled prestige.

Mikira’s mission soon unites her with Arielle Kadar, an impressive yet illicit enchanter just beginning to come into her true power, and Damien Adair, a dashing young lord in the midst of a fierce succession battle. Both have hidden reasons of their own to help Mikira -- as well as their own blood feuds to avenge…

Steeped in Jewish folklore, This Dark Descent is a pulse-pounding new fantasy full of forbidden magic, sizzling romance, and epic stakes. In a world as dangerous as this, will the need for vengeance butcher Mikira’s chances of winning the Illinir … or will another rider’s dagger?


#TeaserTuesday: Joker by Harley Wylde @RABTBookTours @changelingpress




 

Dixie Reapers MC, Book 19


Motorcycle Club Romance, Age Gap, Suspense, 2nd Chances

Date Published: February 23, 2024

Publisher: Changeling Press


 

Cleo -- My family put me through hell, and I escaped the only way possible… by marrying a biker locked up in prison. Joker gave me his name and a way to hide from my family. Until the day they find me… Now it’s time I return to the husband who doesn’t want me and hope he doesn’t find out all my secrets -- because if he does, I have a feeling he’s going to make me leave.

Joker -- She seemed sweet and innocent. Marrying her wasn’t a big deal. Then I managed to obtain my freedom, and with it, I decided to set her free as well. Only one problem. She doesn’t want a divorce. Now Cleo is living with me, and my club has accepted her as part of our family. None of us realized she was hiding something that could destroy us, but at the end of the day, she’s mine and I’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe.

 

WARNING: Joker is intended for adult readers 18+ due to bad language, violence, and adult situations. There’s no cliffhanger involving the main characters. There is a slight cliffhanger involving secondary characters, which will be resolved in the next book. Guaranteed happily ever after, and no cheating!

#BookReview: Bride by Ali Hazelwood






Synopsis: A dangerous alliance between a Vampyre bride and an Alpha Werewolf becomes a love deep enough to sink your teeth into in this new paranormal romance.

Misery Lark, the only daughter of the most powerful Vampyre councilman of the Southwest, is an outcast—again. Her days of living in anonymity among the Humans are over: she has been called upon to uphold a historic peacekeeping alliance between the Vampyres and their mortal enemies, the Weres, and she sees little choice but to surrender herself in the exchange—again...

Weres are ruthless and unpredictable, and their Alpha, Lowe Moreland, is no exception. He rules his pack with absolute authority, but not without justice. And, unlike the Vampyre Council, not without feeling. It’s clear from the way he tracks Misery’s every movement that he doesn’t trust her. If only he knew how right he was….

Because Misery has her own reasons to agree to this marriage of convenience, reasons that have nothing to do with politics or alliances, and everything to do with the only thing she's ever cared about. And she is willing to do whatever it takes to get back what’s hers, even if it means a life alone in Were territory…alone with the wolf.


#BookBlitz: The Corona Protocol by Dr. Paul D. Corona #Giveaway @RABTBookTours




Mixed Fiction- Nonfiction

Date Published: February 20, 2024


 

In “The Corona Protocol,” Dr. Paul D. Corona, a dedicated medical doctor with profound compassion for human suffering, shares his remarkable journey to alleviate needless pain and misery. With a fervent commitment to relieving the anguish of those who endure unnecessary distress, Dr. Corona reveals a groundbreaking approach marrying modern medicine with the intricate interplay between the mind and body.

Drawing upon his extensive experience as a family physician, Dr. Corona exposes the profound impact of emotional factors on physical well-being. He unveils a deeply rooted conviction that unnecessary suffering is a burden no one should bear. With unshakable determination, he seeks to empower patients and healthcare practitioners to confront mood disorders and related afflictions head-on.

Through “The Corona Protocol,” Dr. Corona offers a comprehensive blueprint for transforming lives by addressing the intricate connection between physiological and psychological well-being. He highlights the pivotal role of family physicians in mental health, urging them to embrace a holistic approach encompassing mind and body.

This enlightening journey traverses the domains of neuroscience, psychology, and medical practice. Dr. Corona shares the keys to unlocking a brighter, more fulfilling existence. Guided by meticulous research and a genuine desire to uplift humanity, he introduces a protocol that transcends conventional treatments.

At the heart of “The Corona Protocol” lies a thorough diagnostic process meticulously crafted by Dr. Corona. With a keen focus on personal and family history, he expertly navigates the unique, sophisticated landscape of each patient's neurochemistry. His personalized approach, rooted in evidence-based practice, seeks to identify the most effective solutions, minimizing the often lengthy and frustrating trial-and-error process.

Dr. Corona’s protocol is a testament to collaboration, uniting medical professionals from various disciplines through a collective effort to alleviate suffering. He challenges the stigma associated with mental health, presenting a pathway to liberation from the shackles of invisible illnesses.

Blending empathy, wisdom, and innovation, Dr. Corona ushers in a new era of healing—one where the mind and body are harmoniously addressed—and lives are irrevocably transformed.

“The Corona Protocol” isn't just a medical guide, it's a call to action for all seeking illumination on the path toward comprehensive well-being. Dr. Paul D. Corona's narrative of perseverance, compassion, and scientific rigor invites readers to join him on an extraordinary quest to reshape the landscape of modern medicine and redefine the boundaries of human healing.