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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Savage Hearts #1

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Savage Hearts
Book 1 : Savage Hearts


Author : Mary E. Twomey

Number of pages : 187

Publication date : September 2nd 2020

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Publisher : Indie - Mary E. Twomey LLC 


Description
Adelita Corazón knows her secret ability can't remain hidden forever, but when a rebel faction hunts her down, everything she thought she could handle goes up in flames.

When three men from a warrior tribe collide with her attackers, it's all Adelita can do to hold on to her secret, and what's left of her heart. There are many things the warriors are known for, but kindness isn't one of them. Yet the longer they travel together, the more Adelita realizes there's more to them than muscle and magic... and more to her than her secret.

When her abilities come to light, Adelita isn't sure if the guys can offer a safe place to hide, or if the trouble they bring might be worse than a life without their protection. Though she knows she has to leave them, her heart tells her to stay...

...Even if it means certain death.

My Review
It was first the cover that attracted me to this title. The woman on it is Latin so that changes nicely. I like diversity because it is diversity that makes the world nicer. The summary convinced me to read this first book.
The universe created by the author is well constructed and coherent for what I could see. Exactly in my favorite genre with novelty on the mythological side. I am waiting to discover more to have a better view.
If the beginning seemed a bit chaotic to me, I was quickly drawn into the story which is more like a survival road trip.
The narration is being carried out by several characters, it is good that the author has thought of notifying us who it is at the beginning of each chapter. I find it helpful to have different points of view.
The characters are all very interesting even if I have a lot of trouble with Cruz. Many times he makes you want to kill him in his sleep. I much prefer to follow the evolution between Santos and Adelita.
The ending is literally grrr. You clearly want to know the rest given the way it ends. What I want and will do when it will be published.
My reading was pleasant and the author's pen fluid. I want strongly the continuation.
I didn't know Mary E. Twomey before reading this title, but being French, I discover English-writing authors almost every week.
Rating : 9,3/10

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I would like to thanks Mary E. Twomey and Booksprout for the ARC.


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Sunday, September 13, 2020

Orion's Order #1 - Calypso's Heart

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Orion's Order
Book 1 : Calypso's Heart


Author : M.C. Solaris

Number of pages : 718

Publication date : July 13th 2020

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Publisher : Indie - M.C. Solaris LLC


Description
Caly
Do you dream of ridiculously hot men? Okay, maybe you do. (And yes, I'm well aware I should lay off the romance books before bed.) But do you actually ever meet those men you dream about in real life? I didn't think so. That's probably a good thing though because I have... And these men from my dreams have done nothing but pull the rug of reality out from under me... which was how I fell and ended up in a world that I thought only existed in romance books.

My name is Caly (AKA Callie) and I'm just an ordinary single woman living the LA dream... paycheck to paycheck. Except whose dream is it? I'm not really sure... but it's not my dream. Especially because I have really weird dreams... like really weird. Then again, everyone has weird dreams, right?

Blake
I am an alpha wolf shifter and leader of Orion's Order, a pack of... well, not wolves. We're an unconventional pack of highly skilled specian hunters that do one thing: hunt the evil in our world. And we were hired by SILE (Species Investigative Law Enforcement) to hunt a bloodthirsty criminal who is infamously untraceable. That was until an irresistible female brought an unexpected twist to our hunt and set things in motion... a motion that has left my pack and our world forever changed.

My Review
I saw the cover on BookSirens several times and it was the cat's eyes that called out to me every time. I finally wanted to know more and I went to read the synopsis.
I hesitated for a long time because the number of pages scared me a little in the face of the time I could devote to reading and that I did not know the style of the author. I still fell for it and I said to myself to not be scared if I'm a little late. A late review is better than no review at all.
The universe created is unlike anything I've read before and all the characters are interesting, even Felix.
Calypso suddenly discovers a world like she never thought it would be. Trials will await her but she will emerge stronger.
I liked the story from the start. There is everything I love about the genre. The only small negative point is that there are a few too many sex scenes.
The author's style is very fluid. Only the abbreviations remain a mystery to me. It's a bit annoying.
I plan on reading the next book so that I can find out more about Keena and Rhyker.
Rating : 9,5/10


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I would like to thanks M.C. Solaris and BookSirens for the ARC.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

[Cover Reveal] Ivory White by Cambria Hebert

September 08, 2020 By No Comment




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Ivory White




Author : Cambria Hebert

Publication date : September 18th 2020

Publisher : Cambria Hebert Books, LLC

Genre : Adult, Contemporary, Romance



Synopsis
Once upon a time…

There is a girl with skin as fair as ivory and hair as black as night. She was the apple of her father’s eye, but now that he has died, someone wants to dip that apple into poison.
Advised to flee, Ivory escapes her elite world in New York City and stumbles into a place she didn’t know existed.
A modern-day princess, afraid and lost on the dark streets, running for her life. Ivory White has no one to call, nowhere to turn.
All she has is a random number scrawled on a torn napkin. She calls. He answers.
Ivory is thrust into a house filled with misfits— a band of completely untrustworthy men.
But can this group of men keep her safe?



AUTHOR BIO
Cambria Hebert is an award winning, bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. 
Besides writing, Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (the real boss of the house). 
Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: The Hashtag Series, Text, Torch, and Tattoo.
Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC.
You can find out more about Cambria and her titles by visiting her website.





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Sunday, September 6, 2020

Before the Fall #1 - Interrupting Starlight

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Before the Fall
Book 1 : Interrupting Starlight


Author : Kyndra Hatch

Number of pages : 102

Publication date : September 1st 2020

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Publisher : Letahatchee Books


Description
The human composed a song in his heart, a pull he couldn’t ignore, a draw that demanded further exploration—

When he answered a distress call, L’Den hadn’t expected to find one of the Invaders waiting for him. The tug he feels on his soul is even more surprising, drawing him closer to the woman, in spite of her humanity. Both his second-in-command and H’tch, his companion mogha, seem fine with leaving her behind and letting the desert deal with the problem, but he’s not so sure.

Tessa has spent the last two years hoping for a way off the harsh desert planet where her research vessel crashed, watching her friends die one-by-one, and befriending a strange creature of the sand. But when a rescue ship does arrive, she realizes she might have been better off lost. The Korthans, savage aliens bent on the destruction of humankind, aren’t happy to find her. And yet, despite her fear, she can’t deny the pull she feels towards one of them.

Korthans only have one chance to find a true mate, but chasing after the human could risk the safety of the colony he’s sworn to protect. Even though the call of a mating bond demands a higher loyalty, L’Den never expected to have to choose.

My Review
It was clearly the cover that made me want to know more but I confess that I expected a longer story.
The story takes place in another galaxy and in a distant future from us during a war between humans and aliens.
The universe created is coherent and the vessel very interesting. My scientific side is intrigued.
The characters are well worked and the beings who accompany them are amusing by their behavior.
I had a great time with this book and I'm already wondering what to expect next.
Rating : 9,5/10

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I would like to thanks Kyndra Hatch and Booksprout for the ARC.


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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

[COVER REVEAL] Children of Fenrir #1 & #2 by Heather McCorkle

August 26, 2020 By 1 Comment

BOOK 1

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Children of Fenrir
Book 1 : Clawed & Cornered



Author : Heather McCorkle

Publication date : October 20th 2020

Publisher : City Owl Press

Genre : Adult, Paranormal, Romance


Synopsis
Book 1, a novella, in the Children of Fenrir series:
When bad boy Raul Anderson walked into Sonja’s bar and plucked a dart out of the air that had been thrown at his head, she fell so fast and hard the impact could have levelled a small city. Whether it would turn into love, or just remain lust, didn’t matter. The damage had been done.

BOOK 2

Children of Fenrir
Book 2 : Bitten & Beholden



Author : Heather McCorkle

Publication date : October 27th 2020

Publisher : City Owl Press

Genre : Adult, Paranormal, Romance


CHILDREN OF FENRIR 2
Synopsis
Book 2, a novel, in the Children of Fenrir series:
Previously published as Once Bitten. Now with a new publisher, new material, new ending, and a new title!

When Sonja Michaelson’s hot date turns into something out of a horror movie, she wakes up with a chunk taken out of her neck and her body going through some strange changes. Her attacker has disappeared, leaving her a mysterious note to meet him in Montana. With her senses tipping over into the freaky, she is left with no choice but to go after him.

Instead of her attacker, she finds Ty, an alluring man who claims he has been sent to teach her how to survive the transition into her new life. He informs her she has been bitten into a line of werewolves who trace their lineage back to an ancient pack of Icelandic Vikings.

AUTHOR BIO
Heather is an author of historical, fantasy, and steampunk. When she's not writing or surfing her social networking sites, she can be found on the slopes, the hiking trails, or paddleboarding. As a native Oregonian, she enjoy the outdoors almost as much as the worlds she creates on the pages. No need to travel to the Great Northwest though, you can find her on her website, and Monday night's on Twitter where she co-moderates the #WritersRoad chat.



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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

The Fate of Crowns #0 - Ruin

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The Fate of Crowns
Book 0 : Ruin


Author : Rebecca L. Garcia

Number of pages : 57

Publication date : August 25th 2020

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Publisher : Novel Nurse Editing


Description
Only the beautiful can love, the graceful thrive, and the powerful reign… and I am none of those things.
Fated to be the ugly princess, I was locked away behind castle doors. My father reigned with immortal power, and brothers and sisters were adored and loved by our people, and the throne that was supposed to belong to me would go my brother instead.

I wanted it all...

I turned to a darker magic, one without limits that would set me free... but love had other plans. My powers demanded sacrifice, but little did I know the greatest would be my heart.

My Review
The cover intrigued me so I wanted to know more. The summary being attractive, I decided to apply to the ARC.
I didn't understand right away that this was a prequel to a series to be released in 2021. Only after seeing the author's note, but I didn't mind.
We enter a universe where there are immortals and magic. We follow Evangeline in her quest for revenge that will put her on the path to truth and love.
I read this prequel quickly but the end left me very sad. My reading was pleasant and I hope that the rest will be just as exciting.
Rating : 9,8/10


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I would like to thanks Rebecca L. Garcia and Booksprout for the ARC.
 


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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Fallen Angels #1 - Lucifer

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Fallen Angels
Book 1 : Lucifer


Author : Matilda Martel

Number of pages : 125

Publication date : August 14th 2020

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Publisher : Indie


Description
Lucifer walks among us. Leading an army of fallen angels, he still takes orders from above. Good cannot exist without evil. Man’s faith must always be tested. It is his job to tempt you. It is your job to walk away. ⁣

He hates his role. He hates our world. He hates Man.
But he still seeks redemption.
The Archangel of Light wants to go home and for the first time in 7000 years he has a shot. ⁣

Unfortunately, his long-awaited forgiveness will only come if he gives up the only person he’s ever loved. ⁣

Livia De Lucio comes from the Light. Descended from angels she’s caught Lucifer’s eye.
Her pure heart intrigues him.
Her beauty enthralls him.
Her love will redeem him.

My Review
It was the cover and the name "Lucifer" that caught my attention. The summary is tempting so I did not think long before applying to the ARC. 
We dive directly into a world where angels are very present but humans are not supposed to see them. The duality between good and evil is well brought about.
The beginning made me giggle because I really liked it. It's my demonic side that stands out (Lol).
The characters are very endearing. I adored Lucifer most of the time except towards the end when I took pity on him. Lucia who initially looks strong seems more fragile later.
It was a delightful story from start to finish. It's a short but exciting format. You will not be bored.
I am delighted to have been able to discover the pen of Matilda Martel. She has other titles to her credit that you can find on her website (link below).
Rating : 9,5/10


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I would like to thanks Matilda Martel and Booksprout for the ARC.


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Sunday, August 16, 2020

Duet : Death's Recital

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Duet : Death's Recital


Author : Lizzie Vega

Number of pages : 231

Publication date : August 12th 2020

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Publisher : Indie

Description
She knew Ethan was a loner…
…but didn’t understand why.
Is he eccentric or does he have a secret?
Mikayla was painfully shy. Being different was hard. The condition, called synesthesia, caused her to see colors when music was played. She only wanted two things, to become a world-class violinist and to make a friend. Will she be able to handle life in an exclusive music school?
The competition was fierce.
And below the surface, a scandal…
…that the administration will do anything to keep hidden.
When she saw Ethan playing an accompaniment on piano for violin, she saw the colors around him from the direction of the violin, but there was just one problem.
He was alone.

My Review
I like purple. It was naturally that my gaze fell on the cover. The summary intrigued me. So I wanted to read it.
The first chapter was a good start but then I struggled to enter into the story. It took a long time for me to begin to like it: thirty percent of the book.
The story takes place mostly on a campus and follows music students. There are several characters that we meet who will experience the paranormal, but some are more important than others. They are nice but I didn't have a feeling for them.
When the musicians played, I heard music in my head. It's the first book I've read that talks about music so I don't know if it's normal or if I'm haunted (LOL).
My reading was pleasant but nothing more. Only the paranormal side really interested me. This book was obviously not for me.
I didn't know at the author but she has other titles to her credit.
Rating : 6,5/10

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I would like to thanks Lizzie Vega and Booksprout for the ARC.

 

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