Saturday, 22 July 2017

Book Review: Cursed by Freya Black

Book Review: Cursed
Author: Freya Black
Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: 14th June 2017
No. of pages: 265
ASIN: B0719S7116
Rating: 5/5


Review:

Cursed is the first book in the Price of Magic series.

This story grabbed my attention from start to finish. If you like fantasy or you are even remotely interested you should definitely pick this book up.

Fiona Mandrake is no ordinary witch, because of her ability to divine the future. Fiona has visions of dark Fey who started a war between the realms that killed her parents.

Sloane Blackwell’s unique abilities and his link to the Fey aid Fiona in her quest to end the war between the realms. But magic comes with a price.

I love the storyline and the characters. Fiona is very powerful and must take down the threat to save her coven. When Sloane reunited with Fiona you could feel how much they meant to each other. There were so many twists and turns throughout this book, I never knew what to expect. I can’t wait for the next book to read what happens next.

You can find the book here:

Release Blitz: Double Life by Mila Raphael




Title: Double Life 
Author: Mila Raphael 
Cover Designer: Under Cover Designs









One mission.
One target.
One night of passion.
One mistake.
Falling in love was a mistake, that would one day cost them both their lives.
But when you willingly sign up to live a double life, you must remember:
Nothing is what it seems.









Mila Raphael has a very vivid imagination.
She is slightly addicted to memes.
She loves romance books, but doesn’t really like elaborate endings.

 A reader’s ending is always the best version.









Thursday, 20 July 2017

Cover Reveal: Within Six Months by Cleo Scornavacca + Giveaway



Within Six Months
Wild Roses Novel #1
by Cleo Scornavacca
Release Date: TBC
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Stephanie Hobbs at Steph's Cover Design
Photographer: Michael Reh at Michael Reh Photography
Cover Model: Micah Truitt

Time...escaping his past, struggling with the present, looking towards his future.

Time... a gift, precious, fleeting, ever-changing, moving quickly... too quickly, especially for a man searching for the woman of his dreams.

That's exactly how photographer Tommy Conte decided he would begin his new life. He left everything he knew behind in search of something special... someone special. His plan was clear. He would move to the beach, renovate an old shore house and find the woman that he would ultimately marry... all within six months.

Was he delusional? Perhaps... yet after everything that had gone on in his life the last few years, he had to take that chance.

Then... as luck would have it, he met Jade Stanton, his new neighbor. Tommy was immediately drawn to her. He wanted and needed to know more.

Perfect right? Wrong...

There was one small problem. Jade wasn't looking for a long-term relationship like Tommy was. She was done... over it. She swore off anything serious with any man that came her way... until she was backed into a corner and Tommy came to her rescue.

He pretended to be her boyfriend.... for just one evening.

It was simple, no strings attached. It was only one night, or so she thought.

Due to circumstances beyond her control, Jade needed Tommy to play his part for a little while longer. She didn't think it would be a problem. Tommy was fine with it and they both knew it was all just an act. Yet, Jade came to realize the more she pretended, the more she couldn't deny that she was falling for him. Although she didn't want Tommy to find out, Tommy knew better, he felt it too.

Tommy realized that the girl he had dreamed of was right there in front of him; and the life he wanted to share with her was finally within his grasp. He decided he couldn't let her slip away. He wouldn't leave it up to fate. He had to try, but Tommy also knew it wouldn't be easy. Actually, it would be the hardest thing he ever had to do... prove to Jade that she could trust him enough to love him, as much as he loved her.




Meet The Author:

In 2012, Cleo began writing Miss Taken, her debut novel and book one in the Miss Taken Identity Series. Identity, book two, was published in 2014 and The Ties That Bind followed in 2016, which completed the series. Cleo is currently working on several other titles that include Within Six Months, one of four standalones in her new Wild Roses Series, featuring the secondary characters from Miss Taken Identity and also new set of stories that will combined adult romance with a haunting twist, yet to be titled.

Cleo was honored to be part of This Beautiful Escape, Volume One, featuring a personal short story; Small Gestures. All of the proceeds to This Beautiful Escape go to the fund for Ataxia Awareness. She's the senior Columnist at Lust Bites Magazine, combining her work as a writer with her career as Make-up, Aesthetician and Nutritionist. Cleo is a proud member of Romance Writers of America (RWA) and the New Jersey Romance Writers (NJRW) organizations.

When she isn't writing, she's spending time with her family, friends and her Dobie, Brayden. Cleo enjoys reading all types romance, books on Italy, listening to 80's metal bands, watching movies from Hollywood's Golden Age and of course, squishing her feet in the sand down at the Hersey Shore every chances she get.


Giveaway:



Hosted by:

Buoni Amici Press, LLC

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Book Review: Seaside Sunsets by Melissa Foster

Book Review: Seaside Sunsets
Author: Melissa Foster
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult Romance
Publisher: EverAfter Romance
Release Date: 16th December 2014
No. of pages: 360
ISBN: 978-1-941-48006-9
Rating: 5/5


Review:

Seaside Sunsets is book #26 in the Love in Bloom series and is book #3 in the Seaside Summers series but can be read as a standalone.

Jessica Ayers has lived a sheltered life with little more than cello lessons and practices taking up her day. Now a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, she takes a vacation in the Seaside community in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.

Jamie is at the cape with his grandmother Vera. He invented the next Google search engine, making him one of the most sought after business and dating targets. His conversation is so different with Jessica because she has no idea who he is or anything about what he does, causing Jamie at first to be skeptical yet seriously intrigued.

I enjoyed reading about the secondary characters from the other books in the series. They made me feel like I was part of the group observing the romance between Jamie and Jessica.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

You can find the book at:
GoodreadsAmazonB&N 

Book Review: A Remembered Land by Anya Forest

Book Review: A Remembered Land
Author: Anya Forest
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Anya Forest
Release Date: 19th January 2016
No. of pages: 256

Rating: 5/5


Review:

This is the second book in the Maniototo Skies series but can be read as a standalone. This is the story of Louise and Cody.

Louise doesn’t feel like she is good enough for Cody. He is a good looking, successful with a gorgeous girlfriend. When he drives home with her from their University trip and ends up working on her father’s farm.

Louise couldn’t forgive herself and Cody couldn’t forgive his father. Neither of them was going to prosper until they learnt to forgive.

I loved the relationship between Louise and Cody interesting. There were times it was also painful.

You can find the book here:

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Book Review: Early Harvest by London Michelle

Book Review: Early Harvest
Author: London Michelle
Genre: Short Story, Erotica
Release Date: 29th June 2017
No. of pages: 31
ASIN: B073JMQ7KZ
Rating: 5/5


Review:

This is the third book in the Wine Tasting series.

We pick up from the end of Simply Bittersweet. It’s make or break for Giselle if she wants a relationship with her father or keep the man she loves.

What’s going to happen to Giselle and Ryker? Will they stay together?

I have enjoyed all 3 short stories that follow Giselle and Ryker and I can’t wait to read what happens in the next one.


*I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book*

You can find the book here:

Book Review: Simply Bittersweet by London Michelle

Book Review: Simply Bittersweet
Author: London Michelle
Genre: Short Story, Erotica
Release Date: 20th May 2017
No. of pages: 44
ASIN: B071ZD7NQ8
Rating: 5/5


Review:

This is the second book in the Wine Tasting series.

We pick up from the end of Sweet Summer Wine with Giselle and Ryker still mad about each other as the day they first saw each other. They are still keeping their Relationship a secret from her father and stepmother.

I can’t wait to read what happens next.


*I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book*

You can find the book here:

Book Review: Sweet Summer Wine by London Michelle

Book Review: Sweet Summer Wine
Author: London Michelle
Genre: Short Story, Erotica
Release Date: 8th May 2017
No. of pages: 26
ASIN: B071F1L3RS
Rating: 5/5


Review:

This is my first London Michelle story and it won’t be my last. This is the first book in the Wine Tasting series.

The Wine Tasting series is a fast paced, erotic tale of Ryker and Giselle. The books are short stories and can easily be read in one sitting.

Giselle’s parents are divorced and her father is remarried and living a good life. Her mother struggles to get by, which causes Giselle to be angry at her father. She is not happy when she is told to visit her father’s house for the last week of summer. Until she meets Ryker, her stepmother’s nephew. The attraction between Giselle and Ryker is quick and steamy.


This was an amazing read. Kept me entertained and wanting more. I look forward to the next book to see what happens next.

*I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book*

You can find the book here:

Release Blitz: Black Tie Affair by S Raven Storm

Black Tie Affair
by S Raven Storm
Publisher: Painted Hearts Publishing
Release Date: July 18th, 2017
Cover Designer: Painted Hearts in House
Genre: Paranormal, Erotica



Roman is a renowned jewel thief known as the Black Panther. He's the master of the master of the game, until he meets an alley cat that teaches him a new way to play the game.

Ally is smart, cunning and can crack any safe, but does she know the combination to Roman's heart?










Author Bio:


S. Raven Storm is a romance author, who say's she doesn't have a form of romance. She believes she has a blend of Contemporary, Paranormal and Erotic Romance. Originally from Queens, New York, she's spent the greater part of her adulthood in Goldsboro, North Carolina. S. Raven Storm now lives in Camden Delaware, where she spends every available minute writing. She is the author of Someone for Me trilogy, and the novella Lyon's Queen, as well as a poet. She is renowned for her open mic venues and poetry slams. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration Management and Organizational Development. S. Raven Storm is presently working on releasing her fourth novel Someone for Me 3, Stone's Story in the summer of 2016. This mother of one (Tyshema), and four grands,(Keimani,Morgan, Asa & Lorin), loves to cook Italian cuisine, spend time with family and friends, as well as write and read, all genres.

Blitz Sign Up: Black Tie Affair by S Raven Storm

Black Tie Affair
S Raven Storm
Release Date: July 18th, 2017
Genre: Paranormal, Erotica



Roman is a renowned jewel thief known as the Black Panther. He's the master of the master of the game, until he meets an alley cat that teaches him a new way to play the game.

Ally is smart, cunning and can crack any safe, but does she know the combination to Roman's heart?










The Blitz:

I am organizing a release day blitz for Black Tie Affair by S Raven Storm. The Blitz is scheduled for Tuesday, July 18th, 2017, you can post anytime on this day.


Sign Up

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Book Review: A Forgotten Sky by Anya Forest

Book Review: A Forgotten Sky
Author: Anya Forest
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Anya Forest
Release Date: 10th March 2015
No. of pages: 320
Rating: 5/5


Review:

This is my first Anya Forest book and it won’t be my last.

This is the first book in the Maniototo Skies series. This is the story of Marina and Daniel.

Marina Bryant left New Zealand to make something of herself. After studying art in Europe for six years, she returns to her Maniototo hometown to find the people have changed but the memories haven’t and not all of them are happy ones.

Daniel Kent broke Marina’s heart so she could find herself elsewhere. When she returns years later he tries to tell himself he’s moved on completely.

As they reconnect jealousy and bad luck conspire to rip them part. Are they destined to be together or have they missed their one chance at love?


I enjoyed this story and that it was set in New Zealand. I found it hard to put down. There was a good range of secondary characters. 

You can find the book here:

Friday, 30 June 2017

Book Review: Second Chance with a Highlander by S.R. Mitchell

Book Review: Second Chance with a Highlander
Author: S.R. Mitchell
Genre: Paranormal, Time Travel, Historical Romance
Publisher: Createspace
Release Date: 9th May 2016
No. of pages: 192
ISBN: 978-1-53292-169-8
Rating: 5/5

This is the first book in the Highland Chance series. This is the story of Connor and Kate. This is a time travel type romance so be aware of that.

Kate is in the present day dying from Cancer and pretty much alone. She has never married. When Kate feels as if she is dying she ends up waking up in the past and is found by a Highlander named Connor who is also a respected Laird. Connor takes her to his mother to have her take care of Kate. Kate is quickly drawn to Connor and feels as she knows him. Connor starts to return her feelings but his ex-lover isn’t taking it to well and starts to cause problems for them both. Kate is now in danger due to this ex-lovers jealousy.

I really enjoyed this story of a girl getting a second chance at life and finding love in the process. I had trouble putting this book down. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.

*I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book*


You can find the book here:
GoodreadsAmazonB&N

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Author Interview: S.R. Mitchell

I'm delighted to welcome author S.R. Mitchell to the blog for a chat. Her latest book Shifted by Fate was published in May.

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your writing journey?
I am a born and raised Texas gal.  I am a mother of three, a wife, and writer!

I have always loved to write since a young and really fell in love with writing, at a deeper level, in high school. 

If you had to describe Shifted by Fate in one sentence, what would it be?
A story of two people finding each other and overcoming obstacles against the odd; surrounded by fantasy and magic.

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
This story, once in your head, I had to write. It was my first werewolf shifter story which made it exciting.

What’s your preferred method of writing? Pen or keyboard?
Keyboard! I do write ideas, main characters and their attributes, along with major details down as reference, but story I write directly on computer.

How do you select the names of your characters?
I just go with what feels right. I like names that match what I'm trying to portray in the characters attitude and personality. 

What did you edit out of this book?
When I edit and revise a story, I usually end up adding thousands of words and elaborating on story elements or flesh out characters.

What is your favourite part of this book?
Everything lol

What inspired you to write Shifted by Fate?
It started with a crazy dream I had one night and grew from there.

What does your family think of your writing?
They are very supportive of me and many of my family members read my books. ❤

What do you like doing when you are not writing?
I love spending time with my family and friends, spending time in my veggies garden, reading, or crocheting.

What is your favourite book genre?
Historical Romance and Paranormal Romance 

What are your current projects?
I am currently working on book three of you Highland Chance Series, A Chance to Love a Highlander, and a sequel to Shifted by Fate!

A Chance to Love a Highlander is due to release this August followed by the box set!!

Is there anything else you would like to add that I haven’t included?
All books are available on Kindle, Nook, iBook, and Kobo. I would love for you to follow me!!! I'm on Amazon, Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads. 


Many thanks to Sarah for taking the time to do the interview!


Shifted by Fate
by S.R. Mitchell
Publisher: Createspace
Publication Date: 15 May 2017
Cover Designer: Cassy Roop Cover Designer
Genre: Paranormal


Kelly had a history of picking the wrong guy, but destiny had its own twisted plan for her.
She could not change what destiny had in store for her, but she could learn to accept it.
With change came Eric and he was one-hundred percent Alpha bad boy.
Kelly Knew one thing when it came to Eric...
He drove her absolutely crazy.

Eric knew as soon as he scented her, and her smell invaded his senses, that she was his mate.
An alpha did not let go of his mate for anything.... she was his.
He would fight for her.
He would guide her.
He would love her.

And with other wolves now after her... he would protect her at all cost.








Author Bio:


Author of Historical Romance, Historical Paranormal Romance, and Contemporary Paranormal Romance.
I am a Texas born Born, wife, mother, and writer.
I love writing words to enchant you soul and fill your heart with love...