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Reborn: Princess of the blood Review & Giveaway

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Marie Josette d’Orgemont cousin of Louis XVI was erased from history and forced to live in the shadows. One tragic night robbed her of her life, her loved ones and now she is a prisoner to the night. Family is the only important thing to her, after living for centuries as vampire the only thing she cares about is preserving her human blood line and protecting her last human relative Abigail.

Odin Ulfsson is next in line to be Alpha of his pack. Being immortal and without love has made him restless . He resists his father’s orders to marry a mate of his choosing. When rogues threaten to reveal their existence, he runs into a sexy vampire who he can’t resist. Marie haven’t felt an intense attraction to anyone other than her late human husband; Odin unleashes a desire in her and she can’t seem to ignore it. Marie must stay focused to protect Abigail but a certain sexy wolf won’t let her out of his grasp.

Reborn the first book in the “Princess of The Blood” series is an addictive paranormal romance with a special helping of history. Reborn holds your attention and doesn’t let go until the end. Marie is a well-developed and relatable character that mesmerize, not only the wolf Odin but the reader as well. This is a well-researched book that touches on old traditions and breath-taking imagery of France and the paranormal world nestled in the states.

A love story within a love story is the only words to describe Reborn, the supporting characters Abigail and Egon adds color and depth to an amazing love story. A perfect exploration of an immortal in a modern world, I believed in these characters and I fell in love with them. The only downside of reading this book is it didn’t quench my thirst, it left me desperate and wanting more. Reborn is a beautifully told paranormal love story with a cliffhanger. I look forward to following the story; after reading this story the characters have become a permanent fixture in my life and I must see where life takes them.

Thank you, Ultimate Fantasy Books, for giving me the opportunity to read this wonderful book.

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Thank you Jane Ederlyn  for an amazing book.

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As a special thank to my readers click the link below and enjoy a free kindle edition version of Reborn the first book in the “Princess of the blood” series. It is first come first served so get your copy while it lasts.

Reborn: Princess of the blood Book 1 Giveaway

 

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Review and Book Giveaway

 

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The light in the sound is a beautifully written laugh out loud, honest story of a woman named Rachel Richardson who suffers from personal traumas and is trying to find love in a world where sex and drugs are easier to get than true love. I am a hopeless romantic always searching for a good love story and what I found here after reading this book is a true gem. The light in the sound by Vanessa Gonzales is not a love story but a story about life. I found a hero in Rachel and  despite her jaded past she moved about life unapologetically. The setting is Seattle, Washington; the description of the surroundings and the climate was so delicately and beautifully applied making the story credible. As a reader when I take a writer’s hand and they lead me into their world, I like to become engrossed in the story in a personal way staying at each character’s most vulnerable time and leaving at the end. In every good story there is a change in the main character and I sense Rachel has finally found peace within herself or found a sense of peace in the chaos of her life.

The characters were colorful, vibrant and sometimes weird but they reeked of normalcy. There are far too many books with characters that can’t appeal to normal people, whose life is imperfect but who have no choice but to use the cards they are dealt. Each character was expertly woven into the story showing Mrs. Gonzales commitment to quality in the craft of writing. The only downside of the book was I needed more, I fell in love with Rachel and I wanted her to succeed and find happiness. I enjoyed this book so much that I am giving 4 lucky readers the opportunity to read this wonderful story. The book is first come first served, kindle edition.

Click the link below to get your free book. Thank you to everyone who is reading this post and I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did.

The Light In The Sound Book Giveaway

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Review and Book Giveaway: The Sheikh’s Accidental Heir

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Ahmed Al-Qasimi also known as the Playboy Sheikh seeks to live his life to the fullest. Being the youngest son of the Sultan of Sharjah comes with its special kind of hell. Tired of his brothers and father’s lectures he takes special interest in a caterer Melanie Martin. Melanie is a hardworking chef with her own catering company, she never had to depend on anyone but herself. When the sexy Sheikh Ahmed unleashes his charm she melts and realizes she doesn’t want to turn down his advances. Known for her all work no play demeanor this sexy brunette finally let’s her hair down and shows this sexy royal a side a New York he’ll never forget. Sultan Mohammed Al-Qasimi has had enough of his son’s reckless behavior bringing dishonor to their family name. He arranges a marriage for his youngest son with a woman he sees as the perfect wife to tame is irresponsible son. Ahmed is faced with a tough decision, he must choose between his duty as the Sultan’s son or true love. Can these two star-crossed lovers find true love no matter the obstacles in their way or will duty and life little surprises get in the way?

The Sheikh’s Accidental heir is the second book in the Sharjah series and it can be read as a standalone. This is a happily ever after love story with no cliffhangers. This book shows the allure and the beauty of New York City and it further delves into Arabian culture and customs. The characters were imperfect and relatable. Melanie Martin is an independent woman from a free world and it was refreshing to see her navigate a culture where women don’t have the same rights as she does in her home land. Real fears present themselves but the story shows me why I love romance so much; love really conquers all.

The only growth areas in this book was I would have loved to see more of Sharjah the place. She showed him her home (NYC) it would have been nice to see Ahmed in his own land showing her the splendor of a country with such a rich culture. I enjoyed reading this book and as a follower of the series, Sharjah became a real place for me. The Sheikh’s Accidental heir is a story about love, family and making tough decisions.

If after reading this review you would love to read this book, click on the link below. I am giving 10 readers a free copy of this wonderful love story. Hurry up and get your free copy while it’s there. It’s first come first serve.

The Sheikh’s Accidental Heir Book Giveaway

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Review: Pushing her limits

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

 

Pushing her limits is a sexy twist on Cops and Robbers, where the cop fall in love with the robber after lust-filled trysts. Altas Larson is a highly intelligent computer whiz and a master car thief. He was raised to lie, cheat and steal. He’s also from a family of master thieves who steal from the rich. Their operation is a highly-sophisticated approach to car stealing. Mila Palmer is a female detective with a lot to prove, being the daughter of a disgraced officer and being a woman in an old boy’s club has her working harder than ever. When she meets Altas her perception of right and wrong shifts as she is sucked in his world of BDSM, she uncovers truths about herself while trying to stay on the right side of the law. Altas starts off as an assignment and quickly the clearly drawn lines start to blur.
Pushing her limits is an action-packed erotic romance, it is a great read.

The authors successfully craft complex characters that made me the reader question my own sense of morality. It is third book in the Masters of Adrenaline series and it can be read as a standalone. Pushing her limits gave you a sneak peek into the lives of past characters which added value and credibility to the story. The book pushed me into their world and never let me out until the story was over. This is not for the faint of heart, it is an erotic romance pushing the boundaries of what is usually acceptable in regular relationships. The setting is Las Vegas hot sun, desert, luxury cars, mansions and a fast-paced way of life.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley.

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How I became a fan: Book Giveaway

I would like to say thank you for reading my blog. I am giving 6 readers a chance to read books that I have enjoyed. These authors have consistently satisfied my reading appetite, with high quality genre fiction. I am giving away 2 kindle edition books of each of the following:

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When I discovered this book, this was the first time reading a book like Shadow’s Edge. After I read it, I  was so impressed by the originality that I read the entire series that week. To enter this giveaway click the link below.

Shadow’s Edge Giveaway

 

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I came across this book on NetGalley, and I fell in love with the story. It was a well written contemporary romance that deals with themes of moving on and forgiveness. I love that even though it had a happy ending it was real. It’s a story about real people falling in love after betrayal.

Past Review: That Thing between Eli & Gwen

To enter this giveaway click the link below.

That Thing Between Eli & Gwen Giveaway

 

 

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I discovered this book after signing up for Kindle Unlimited on Amazon and I fell in love with the series. I have read all  Suzanne’s shifter series books and I love the suspense, the action and the love that each character have for their family and for each other.

To enter this giveaway click the link below.

Feral Sins Giveaway

 

These were the first books I read from each author.After reading each of them I followed the author and discovered more great books. I hope that after reading this post that I helped someone discover a great book.

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Sandra Owens: Jack of hearts

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What does it take to take down a notorious drug lord? One sexy and bad-ass undercover FBI agent and his team which consists of his brothers. There is only one problem and it is in the form of a beautiful red-head who happens to be the cousin of the man he must take down. Alex Gentry co-owns a biker bar with his brothers which also happens to be the perfect cover for all their operations. These FBI siblings tries to keep their baby brother in line after her falls for Madison Parker, the niece of a powerful and notorious drug lord.

The most important things to Madison is the business that she and her best friend Lauren opens and her mother. Madison’s priorities start to shift after she meets a mysterious, sexy dark-haired acquaintance of her cousin. All she wants is to be as far as possible from her mother’s family but they find a way of pulling her back.

Jack of hearts is a fast-paced, jaw dropping contemporary romance where Agent Alex Gentry falls for the niece of the man he was ordered to take down. Sandra Owens displays mastery in creating characters in this novel. Each character was complex and through reading you can feel the connect of each relationship, when I read romance I love a realistic progression of romance. Each scene served to strengthen the credibility of each character and the depth of their relationship, it was realistic and smooth in pacing.

Jack of hearts gave you a small snippet into the lives of the supporting characters, breathing life into the possibility of another great story to read. An action packed forbidden love story, with swoon worthy love scenes and action-filled scenes with the right amount of suspense.

As a regular reader of Sandra Owens, she does not disappoint in this new series. The new plot was refreshing and her characters was diverse. I love stories that transport me into the world created by the author and hold me there until the very end and Jack of Hearts do that elegantly.

The only growth area for this book is introducing new relationships between supporting characters did not flow as smoothly. The book ends with the possibilities of a relationship with the other Gentry brothers.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley.

I provided links below for anyone interested in reading Jack of Hearts. Jack of hearts is available to read for free with a subscription to Kindle Unlimited, a book subscription service that allows readers to borrow up to 10 books at a time and access up to 700,000 books.

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Confessions of a book reviewer: Things I like in good fiction

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I love books, I sit for hours upon hours pouring myself into reading. I love exploring other worlds, meeting Vikings, Scottish lords, paranormal kings and mischievous billionaires. In this post I compiled key things that I think make strong fiction, the kind that keeps readers hooked.

As a reviewer, nothing is more discouraging than to read a book with great potential and to be let down with overuse of cliché’s, crutch descriptive words and the list goes on.

I like books with:

  •   Clear Plot- A over-complicated plot can distract the reader from the story. Every time your reader investigates something they don’t understand, it breaks their focus.

When I’m reading, I like to teleport into your world not put a puzzle together.

  •   Appropriate scenes- When introducing characters or plot twisters use the appropriate scene. New characters or new circumstances shouldn’t fall out of thin air.

It is very disappointing finding out key information in a scene that doesn’t serve a purpose or carry the story along. Credibility is easy to lose and very hard to get back.

  • Less is more- I’ve read books that authors described everything in the room, every touch or taste breaking dialogue for sometimes two pages. It’s hard prioritizing what you think your reader needs to know versus what they shouldn’t read. Some things are better explained through action.

 

Writing stories and novels are brave and not easy. I have great respect for all writers. I hope this post gives all writers a step into the mind of their audience.

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Review: A Promise of Fire

I came across A promise of Fire in my Amazon recommendations for books I would like based on my purchase history. I was not disappointed, this is a great read and I have become an instant fan. I love fantasy novels that feed the imagination and clearly depicts the human nature; showcasing our ability to love and to fight for what we believe in.

 

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A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Promise of Fire is an epic magical adventure, Catalia “Cat” Fisa has mastered the art of blending in.She also has powerful magic that she doesn’t know the full extent of; Cat hides from the world afraid to be used as a puppet while nursing wounds from her tortured past. Cat is a powerful Kingmaker hiding from her destiny and her psychotic mother who would stop at nothing to have her in her grips.

Griffin is a mysterious warrior trying to bring peace to his newly conquered Territory; when his eyes first land on Cat he knew they were meant to be and from that day on their fates would be forever entwined. Griffin helps Cat confront her fears and he shows her that together they would do the impossible.

This is a story of fate and believing in yourself. The pace of A Promise of Fire is fast paced, Ms Bouchet phenomenal story building skills is beautifully showcased in this page turning adventure. A Promise of Fire introduces new creatures and realms as well as giving life to well-known Greek gods like Zeus, Poseidon, Artemis etc.

The description of the realms appealed to all of my senses, I was in Sinta (one of the realms) when I read this book. Each scene drives the reader deeper in to the story, making close friends and becoming family with each character. This is a hold on to your seat, jaw dropping, in your face magical adventure. I recommend this book to fantasy lovers everywhere. A promise of Fire combines romance and fantasy in a way I haven’t seen in a while. It is refreshing, and a hard book to put down. I recommend reading A promise of fire as soon as you can because the adventure continues with Breath of Fire set to be released on January 3rd, 2017.

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Breath of Fire is the second book in the Kingmaker Chronicles, you can pre-order it on any of the links below.

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I want to thank all my readers for taking the time to read my reviews. I truly enjoyed reading new books and I hope you find a good book to read from my recommendations.

 

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