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Book Review: Guns and Gags

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  My Review Erin does it again. I can always guarantee that when I read one of her books that I am going to absolutely love it and have my heart ripped out. There may have even been some tears shed. There were so many emotions expressed through Nicci and Gunner's relationship. It was so beautiful. Then there is the sweet nickname that Gunner gave Nicci aka Nicci Doll.  The physical and intimate connection that Nicci and Gunner shared is what "w#t" dreams are made of. In fact, reading this book may spice up your life. I could not get enough of these too. The whole time I was reading this book I could imagine what Gunner's voice sounded like. It is deep and raspy. Nicci shows that domineering women rule. Guns and Gags is a full-blown emotional roller coaster five star recommended read!

New Book Release: BOOK 1: UNTIL HER

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Release Date: August 30 Still reeling from the death of both of her parents, 17 year-old Aura Rayne is out of options. Moving in with another family for room and board, Aura becomes the family's new housekeeper in the richest part of town.  Attending Elite Spencer Academy as a senior changes everything for her. Football star Kalum St. Claire plans to sail through his senior year as an exceptional athlete with the hottest girl on his arm. But when a new girl moves into his house, his school, and his life, Kalum is determined to not let her presence dim his spotlight. But when Aura and Kalum grow closer, neither one can resist the attraction. Now, it's up to them to deny the pull or succumb to their wildest desires. With his future on the line and her past haunting her, can the two lovers from different worlds find a life together that works for both of them?  This is a duet and will be concluded in Until Now. Grab Your Copy Here !   Free in KU Meet Carmen Rosales Carmen

Book Review: Chaos Deals in Death

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  Here we go again… Bereft of options and short on hope, Maya and Thelic are left reeling from the attack and a close betrayal. But with the ever-encroaching war and the Seer's latest prophecy, they have little time to spare. Thrust deeper into the world of chaos, Maya's journey continues with friends close at hand as they hunt the territories for the remaining Gouram seals. But what is the cost of wielding such a power? From the deserts of Kavakin to the icy mountains of the Southern Outlands, their constant enemies remain in desperate pursuit. Some may fall to this perilous quest, and soon the price of saving a world becomes all too clear. For in this realm, the chaos deals in nothing…but death. My Review Maya and Thelic are back. "Oh my god we're back again". Yes, I did just make a Backstreet Boys reference with a line from their song, Everybody. I did not realize how much I really missed them until I started reading this book. Which by the way I finished in on

Book Review: The Mad House

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Release Date: August 28 Chained to floors and locked in basements, Ophelia McCammon has spent her life praying to far more than the Lord Jesus in search of forgiveness.   After her step-sister–Cedar Lewis–vanishes in the middle of the night, Phe is abandoned with parents who will do everything it takes to make sure their only remaining daughter proves pure and devoted to The Temple.    On her knees, she begs for mercy. With an open mouth she receives the Priests’ blessings and recites her prayers.  But her curious mind gets her deeply into trouble, and the Demons in her own personal Hell have become her Saviors.    The divide between dark and light is only the beginning.   Now, that she’s committed an unforgivable sin against her parents and has fallen into the care of her long-lost Cedar–she begins unravelling between the segments of her monster and her madness.     Forbidden desires build home in her flesh and blood, tempting her with sins far worse than she could have ever expec

Book Review: Five Dates Between Friends

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  What’s the big deal about a few dates between friends? Here’s the thing — Mack has been Chase’s best friend for half her life, and they’ve always been platonic with a capital P. He’s also her business partner, and without question the best person she’s ever met. And Chase? She’s a self confessed disaster; she works too much, considers curly fries a food group, and might have an unhealthy dependency on iced coffee and whiskey. Then there’s her relationship history, which leans more towards tragic backstory than happily ever after. An unexpected kiss turns their friendship—and Chase’s world—on its head. She’s pretty sure crossing that particular line was a mistake, but saying no to Mack has never been easy. So when he asks for one date, to show her what they could be, Chase agrees. She tells herself, and him, that it will only be one. One date and they go back to friends and pretend the whole unfortunate incident never happened. She won’t be agreeing to a second, or a third and definit

Book Review: Everything I Need

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  Two people not looking for anything more. Two people whose past is tied together in more ways than they could ever imagine. Dominic has lived his whole life looking for a time when he could just be himself. Not having to live up to his family’s expectations. But when your family has ties to the Mafia, you don’t always get what you want. Till he meets a lone girl who sparks an obsession. It would start him down a path of danger that even he couldn’t see coming. She would be everything he needed. Alice is just trying to get through life. A life that hasn’t always been easy. Her past leads her to the cautious friendships that she has built around her, and she’s not interested in anything more. Till she meets a man who makes her think that true love, the kind she dreams of, is actually real. He would become everything she would need. When the twisted webs of deceit from their pasts come storming into their lives, will they be strong enough to hold on? Or will the past destroy everything

Book Review: Wicked Little Games

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  When you spark a match in hell, 𝘸π˜ͺ𝘭𝘭 𝘺𝘰𝘢 𝘣𝘢𝘳𝘯? Some wonder how deep the curse runs through Castle Pointe. I never realized the malevolent roots are embedded into every fiber of this town. A simple game turned into devastation, wreaking havoc upon us, spreading it’s wickedness through our veins. Haunting us around every turn. Death rises. Evil corrupts. Fear consumes us. The only thing more frightening than death is my enemy. 𝘍𝘦𝘭π˜ͺ𝘹 π˜—π˜°π˜³π˜΅. His sharp tongue tempts me, his rough touch consumes me. He’s maddening and ruthless, and his games are dangerous. Yet, as the horror of this eerie town becomes a weight on our shoulders, he’s the one I find solace in. Until the moment history comes back to haunt us, and the truth comes to light. Some secrets are better left buried with the dead. π™’π™šπ™‘π™˜π™€π™’π™š π™—π™–π™˜π™  𝙩𝙀 π˜Ύπ™–π™¨π™©π™‘π™š π™‹π™€π™žπ™£π™©π™š. This isn’t the end, not even close. π˜›π˜©π˜ͺ𝘴 π˜ͺ𝘴 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘡𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘨π˜ͺ𝘯𝘯π˜ͺ𝘯𝘨. My Review I was so ready to go back and revisi

Book Review: The Commoner's Destiny

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We are so thrilled to share the exciting follow-up to Fred Yu's sword-slashing fantasy, The Orchid Farmer's Sacrifice ! Read on to learn more about The Commoner's Destiny !   The Commoner’s Destiny (The Red Crest Series #2) Genre:  Epic Fantasy/ Historical Fantasy/ Asian Fantasy Publication Date:  May 5th, 2022  His past is dark. His intentions are cloudy. When lies pull him out of hiding, can he fight off imminent destruction?   Ancient China. For Chen Han, honor sits above all. So when his name is unjustly slandered and his former brothers-in-arms rise against him, he doesn’t hesitate to counter the falsehoods. But his heart burns for vengeance after he learns his beloved father figure has been murdered by a hidden villain… Joining forces with a beautiful archer, Han treks to a dangerous island only to spring a deadly trap. And as he discovers a plot that could drive the entire Middle Kingdom into civil war, he must become the very traitor he swore to destroy in or

Book Tour Review: Reckless Hands

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π—•π—Ÿπ—¨π—₯𝗕 She was to be my wife. I was to be her husband. Fate had other plans. She was falling for someone else while I was waiting for her. When you come from one of the most ruthless families in the country, you’re used to getting what you want. Part of me wanted her, the other… Well, let’s just say, sometimes love can be reckless. My Review With each duet I fall in love with the newest couple but this time I really feel hard for Joey and Adora. I could not get enough of these two. All the women like the men are strong but Adora is next level. The way she would push Joey's buttons was very entertaining and hot. I devoured this book so fast and can't wait to read the conclusion. Additionally, I do have to give a shout out to Keir and Sailor, the original "OG" couple. It was nice to see them again as well make appearances in this book. To be honest, I did not really remember Joey or Adora from the prior books when they did make appearances, but I will never forge

Book Review: The Graveside Bar and Grill

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   The Graveside Bar and Grill: A Charley Davidson Novella from  New York Times  bestselling author Darynda Jones is coming August 23rd! When Donovan St. James’ precocious charge asks him—no questions asked—to tail the doctor who keeps their ragtag team patched up, he wants to refuse. Not because the saucy teen is getting too big for her britches, ordering him around like a mob boss, but because the woman stirs feelings in him he would rather not explore. However, when evil threatens the doc’s life, he realizes he has no choice. Sia saved his life once. He will try to return the favor. He just prays he can do it without losing his heart. Running from the supernatural entity that has destroyed entire worlds to have her, Sia thought she’d found a haven on Earth with a motley team of warriors protecting the girl destined to save humanity. But when Sia’s found, she realizes something on this plane is more scrumptious than her: that very teen. So, she runs—and Donovan St. James follows. Not

Book Review: Under

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Under by Helen Hardt is now live! Come back and play—through Braden's eyes—in this tantalizing companion novel to Follow Me Under from #1 New York Times bestselling author Helen Hardt. Powerful and enigmatic billionaire Braden Black doesn't do relationships. He doesn't fall in love. But ever since meeting Skye Manning, he's breaking every one of his careful rules. He just can't get enough of her fierce independence and the white-hot sizzle of attraction between them. Of course, there are still lessons Skye has yet to learn... Only Braden isn't sure Skye is ready. Falling in love is one thing. Inviting her completely into his world—and the reality of his darker, most forbidden appetites—is quite another. It's about trust. His and hers. But his past mistakes are catching up with them both. And Braden is running out of time to show Skye the things she's never imagined...and have only just begun. Discover Helen Hardt's bestselling Follow Me

Book Review: Unknown

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  My best friend is dead Those who I call family are telling me the one I love is a monster I’m Sorry…the last text he ever sent Now I’m not sure what to believe. I’m sent on a mission to find him no matter the cost. I find myself undercover with The Elite a team working outside the law to hunt down the worst criminals. I’m going to use this team as a way to find the truth. To find him and get the answers I deserve. Revenge might just destroy me but this is what I was trained for. No one will ever see this coming. Including my own fucking heart… My Review I was drawn to this book for the mystery first. Which I felt like the case took a while to really pick up and start to come together. It seemed like the romance became the main focal point in the beginning. Which I will not deny was steamy. Natalie sure got Stryker and Conrad all hot and bothered.  To be honest, I was feeling more of Stryker. Even if he came off a bit too domineering. There is some crude language used in the way that

Book Review: Jester

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  What happens in Oasis, stays in Oasis. Lisette’s father killed the King. His execution leaves Lisette alone, disgraced, and without the magic he intended to pass on to her. In Oasis, that’s a problem. Glutted with enchanted performers, Oasis is a sin city where courtiers pay in gold to drink, gamble, and above all, be entertained. To survive on its competitive streets, Lisette peddles paltry illusions in place of magic. Desperate to prove herself, Lisette enters into a deadly competition to be chosen as the highest-ranked magician in the world, the Queen’s Jester. But her rival, the irritatingly handsome Luc, possesses the one thing Lisette does not—real magic. Lisette will do anything to win, but when evidence implicating the Queen in her husband’s murder surfaces, Lisette must choose between redeeming her family name, or seizing the fame she’s hungered for her entire life. My Review Instantly I was drawn into this story. Lisette is the perfect protagonist. Because she is not "

Book Review: Cobblestones, Conversations, and Corks

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  Cobblestones, Conversations and Corks is a passionate and deeply moving story about a father-son relationship; a culture rooted in family, food and wine; and an ancestral small town in Central Italy that was left behind after World War II. On November 11, 1943, the Germans invaded Cansano, forcing its two thousand inhabitants to make a tough decision—fight and be killed or sent to a POW camp, stay behind as servants to the Germans, or move into the unforgiving mountains of Abruzzo while the Germans used their village as a home base. Giovanni Ruscitti’s family chose the latter and spent the next few months living in horrendous winter conditions in the rugged mountains. When the war ended, they returned to a village so ravaged by the Germans that, today, the town has less than two hundred citizens and remains in a dilapidated state. In this memoir, Ruscitti visits Cansano for the first time with his family, including parents Emiliano and Maria. As he walks Cansano’s cobblestones, his f