August 03, 2020

#BookReview: Sorcery of Thorns by @MarRogerson






Synopsis: All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power.

Then an act of sabotage releases the library’s most dangerous grimoire. Elisabeth’s desperate intervention implicates her in the crime, and she is torn from her home to face justice in the capital. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy. Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames, but the world along with them.

As her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger, Elisabeth starts to question everything she’s been taught—about sorcerers, about the libraries she loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed, and a future she could never have imagined.

#ReleaseBlitz for Redemption by @jbeneauthor and @GiveMeBooksPR



Title: Redemption
Series: Fragile Ties #3
Author: Jennifer Bene
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Release Date: August 3, 2020


Blurb


"No one will tear us apart."

Everything would be easier if he could just tie her up.
Lock her away and keep her safe.
Well... from everyone except him.

But that's not how love works.

David chose Lianna over his hate. Every part of her.
Love of his life. Heiress to a dangerous crime family.
Prior focus of all his rage and obsession,
and current focus of his... everything.

Her family is the only thing standing in their way.
But family isn't everything, no matter what they say.
She may share their blood, but those can be fragile ties when put to the test.
In the end, it's who we choose that matters.

And he will always choose her.


#ReleaseBlitz for Skinny Love by Michelle B. @GiveMeBooksPR #Giveaway ($100 Amazon gift card + a signed paperback of Skinny Love)


Title: Skinny Love
Series: Heart #5
Author: Michelle B.
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 3, 2020



Blurb

Enemies to lovers…? No.
Forbidden Love…? Definitely not us.
Second Chance…? That one’s confusing…just like our relationship.
Soul Mates…? I’m not sure I believe in that stuff. 
Fake Relationship…? Nope. We’re blood, guts, and reality. 
Friends to lovers…? At times... yes.

We’re two different people on two different paths, looking for the same thing. The reality of it all is that one of us needs to fix the broken pieces to mend a hopeless mind and the other needs to view the alternate life that calls in order to finally be able to accept what it really is that they want.

Who is Nikki as a woman?
She is determined, focused, business-oriented, and motivated.

Who is Christopher as a man?
Well, he’s a broken one, but he’s determined to fix the pieces.

#ReleaseBlitz for Shattered Amethyst by @jblytheauthor and @GiveMeBooksPR



Title: Shattered Amethyst
Series: Broken Gems #4
Author: Jane Blythe
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: August 3, 2020



Blurb

Betrayed. Sold. Tortured. Now she’s fighting to rebuild her life.

Amethyst Hatcher was supposed to die on her eighteenth birthday, against all the odds she survived, and now lives her life searching for her next adrenalin rush. When the firefighter is assigned to work with the cops, she finds herself completely unprepared for the sexual tension smoldering between her and Detective Zeb Tuck to develop into something more.

Zeb can't deny the sizzling attraction between him and Amethyst, but he fights against it. He’s already lost so much and doesn’t want to get involved with someone who seems to have a death wish. When his newest case, hunting a sadistic fire-starting killer forces him and the sexy firefighter to work together, he’ll have to decide whether falling for Amethyst is worth the risk.


#BookReview: Murder at Veronica's Diner (Ferrara Family Mystery #4) by J.D. Griffo






Synopsis: Alberta Scaglione thinks her cooking is better than anyone’s in Tranquility, New Jersey—but she doesn’t mind an occasional visit to Veronica’s Diner. Too bad today’s special is murder . . .
 
During the breakfast rush, waitress Teri Jo seems stressed out. Not surprising on a busy morning, though Alberta, her sister Helen, and her granddaughter Jinx find it odd when Teri Jo asks them to deliver a package for her “just in case.”
 
Minutes later, Teri Jo rushes back to their table—not with a check in her hand but with a knife in her back. Veronica is upset but says she knows virtually nothing about her employee’s past, and the ladies aren’t sure whether to view her with sympathy or suspicion. Then they find an unusual figurine on the ground while snooping in the vicinity, and it becomes clear that this is a case for the Ferrara Family. With such a crowd at the crime scene, there are plenty of potential murderers on the menu, and the Ferraras will travel everywhere to figure out exactly where that figurine fits in . . .
 
Includes Italian recipes from Alberta’s kitchen!

This title will be released on December 1, 2020. 

#ReleaseBoost for Until You Believe by @dmdavisauthor and @GiveMeBooksPR


Title: Until You Believe
Series: Until You #4
Author: D.M. Davis
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 28, 2020


Blurb

Some scars are hard to forget. Some wounds, too deep to heal. 

FIN:
Family means everything. 
Slotted to become CEO of his family’s tech company, he lives, breathes, and sweats family.
But his commitments are crushing his hopes of starting his own family. 
Margot lights up all those ignored desires and unspoken dreams.
She is what he wants—exactly what he needs.
It’s not a matter of want. It’s a matter of who he lets down. 
Which ball will he drop if he decides he wants more from life than a job that is his life? 

MARGOT:
Family means disappointment, broken hope, and reinforced insecurities. 
It’s not a sanctuary to seek, but a tie to break.
Fin showed her what family could mean. What it would be like to be loved despite her flaws.
Her goals are tested when she desires to have more with a man she shouldn’t want, yet can’t resist.
But she’s hiding a secret from the world—her bubbly personality, a mask she wears well.

When Fin decides to make Margot a priority, will she unburden her secret for a chance at love?

D.M. Davis’ Until You Believe is the fourth book in the Until You series and is a poignant, emotionally raw, friends to lovers, sexy, contemporary romance.

#BookBlitz: Kate by @Chaaryse4 @XpressoTours #Giveaway $10 Amazon gift card + 2x ebook copies of Kate


Kate
Charyse Allan
Publication date: June 20th 2020
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
This book will have you feeling ALL THE FEELS and then some! You will be mad, sad, happy and on the edge of your seat.” – Sassy Southern Book Blog
After escaping her past, Kate builds her life around a single purpose: staying hidden. But when the unexpected threatens to unravel her tightly kept secrets, her will to remain alone falters.
Kate ran, planning to leave behind a shell of a life, giving herself strict rules to live by in order to keep the past hidden. But these rules have her trading one prison for another.
Then Kai sneaks into her life, shoving through her shields, getting her to break every one of her rules. An unexpected surprise threatens to unravel her secrets and strip away the control she fought so hard for. But she embraces it, diving into the unknown with Kai.
When her past catches up with her, she battles to keep those she has come to love protected, refusing to relent the strength she found within. But when stuck in a place she never wants to return to and with no chance of escape, she fears losing everything she’s allowed herself to cherish.

#BookBlitz: I Am Here Now by Barbara Bottner @XpressoTours #Giveaway Print copy of I Am Here Now


I Am Here Now
Barbara Bottner
Published by: Macmillan
Publication date: August 4th 2020
Genres: Coming of Age, Young Adult
Set in the 1960s, Barbara Bottner’s I Am Here Now is a beautiful novel in verse about one artist’s coming of age. It’s a heartbreaking, powerful and inspiring depiction of what it’s like to shatter your life—and piece it all back together.

You can’t trust Life to give you decent parents, or beautiful eyes, a fine French accent or an outstanding flair for fashion. No, Life does what it wants. It’s sneaky as a thief.
Maisie’s first day of High school should be exciting, but all she wants is to escape.
Her world is lonely and chaotic, with an abusive mother and a father who’s rarely there to help.
So when Maisie, who finds refuge in her art, meets the spirited Rachel and her mother, a painter, she catches a glimpse of a very different world—one full of life, creativity, and love—and latches on.
But as she discovers her strengths through Rachel’s family, Maisie, increasingly desperate, finds herself risking new friendships, and the very future she’s searching for.

#BookReview: Fey West by Michael J. Allen @TheDScribbler






Synopsis: Fey do not forgive, and they do not forget.
​Neither do gunslingers.

A half-elven druid turned gunslinger born under a death sentence in the New World and saved from execution in the Old, Rafael West returns to his homeland, wary and perilously indebted to the high fairy who negotiated his release.

Rafe is forced to champion a dwarven railroad laying poisonous, cold-iron across the wild lands of the fey continent, but their secrets can't remain hidden much longer. If the elven tribesman that condemned baby Rafe to death for “stealing” their magic uncover the railroad’s lies, the entire continent could be plunged into full scale war.

Between the fey nobility’s intrigues, hiding the railroad's crimes, and surviving elven “justice,” Rafe will require more than luck and six-guns to succeed. If he fails. If the tribes stop Big Iron, the fairy will murder all of Rafe’s friends and then torture Rafe’s lifelong love to death.
 

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