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Friday, March 24, 2017

Blog Tour Book Review & Excerpt: Shade's Lady by Joanna Wylde

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From New York Times Bestselling author Joanna Wylde, comes SHADE’S LADY, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure you grab your copy today!

SHADE'S LADY - coverAuthor: Joanna Wylde
Series: Reapers MC #6.5
Audience: +18
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
Release Date: March 14th 2017
My Rating: 5 Cups
Source: InkSlinger PR
Blurb (from Goodreads):

About SHADE’S LADY:
New York Times bestselling author Joanna Wylde returns to the world of the Reapers Motorcycle Club…

Looking back, none of this would’ve happened if I hadn’t dropped my phone in the toilet. I mean, I could’ve walked away from him if I’d had it with me.

Or maybe not.

Maybe it was all over the first time he saw me, and he would’ve found another way. Probably—if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that Shade always gets what he wants, and apparently he wanted me.

Right from the first.

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*Disclaimer: I received an eARC of this book from InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my rating or the content of my review in any way.

Guys, Joanna Wylde does it again. She just blew my mind with this novella, showing that she writes kick-ass stories no matter their length.

I loved Mandy. She was a woman that knew what she wanted, knew how to have fun, but she also had a softer side that she kept hidden. I liked that about her. I always wondered how the girlfriend of an MC's national president should be like, and I'm glad Mandy was that girl. I loved her relationship with her sister and with her nieces. I also liked how she was willing to do anything for them.

Shade was fantastic. He wasn't as cold or as cruel as I initially thought someone with his title in the MC world should be. I admit that not knowing a lot about this world, I had some preconceived ideas, so discovering Shade isn't like what I thought was a nice surprise. I also liked his honor. I like that he didn't abuse the power he had over Mandy in certain situations that could become really critical and dangerous for her. Even better, he tried to protect her. There's a scene that I adored where he gives her a better tool to let out her anger towards someone and he doesn't consider her weaker or like she shouldn't be doing what she was doing in that moment. I'm sure that there's a reason why he's national president at such a young age, and I imagine that I wouldn't want to be on his bad side, and we king of see a tiny glimpse of that dangerous side of him, but I really liked him.

As I said before, this book was fantastic, and I didn't even realize it was a novella until I got to the end too fast. I usually have a hard time with novellas, because I can tell they're shorter, but it takes a really good author to not make me feel that way, and Wylde is one of those authors. The plot was great, and the ending was not what I expected. I loved it, don't get me wrong, but it was unexpected in a way. I absolutely adored this story and I hope we see more of Shade and Mandy in future books.

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   “You’re full of sh*t!” I said, waving my hand grandly. My drink sloshed and I licked the side of the cup, because this whiskey was way too good to waste even a single drop. “Wonder Woman is better than Batman. She’s got real power, not just fancy toys. Although she has those, too, which means anything Batman can do, she can do better.”
  “Nope,” Shade said, shaking his head seriously. “She’s hot, I’ll give her that, but he’d take her in a fair fight.”
I held up a hand for him to wait as I polished off my booze.
  “No way. She’s a goddess of war and she’s one of the best hand-to-hand fighters in history. She’s got an invisible jet, for God’s sake. How can you compete with that? All he has is a bunch of money and the stupid Batmobile.”
  “Hand over the cup,” Shade said, narrowing his eyes.
  “Why?” I asked, narrowing mine right back. I was good and drunk now, and I wasn’t sure I was ready to be done for the night.
  “Demonstration,” he replied. “C’mon. Or are you chicken?”
  “What are we, kindergartners?”
  “You’re the one insisting Wonder Woman can take Batman,” he replied. “Chicken.”
Then he leaned toward me, raising a single finger to poke me in the center of my chest. Not copping a feel or anything remotely sexual, either. This was pure taunt. I handed him the cup and he tossed it on the floor, nearly falling off the bed in the process. I smirked—guess I wasn’t the only drunk one. Then he started listing to the side and I lunged for him, grabbing his shirt to keep him from going over.
Shade caught my arm, using the momentum to pull me onto his body with sudden force. My hands hit his chest and I raised my head to stare at him, stunned.
  “What the hell are you doing?” I asked. Shade wrapped his arms around my waist, holding me tight to his body.
  “Demonstrating.”

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About Joanna Wylde:
Joanna Wylde started her writing career in journalism, working in two daily newspapers as both a reporter and editor. Her career has included many different jobs, from managing a homeless shelter to running her own freelance writing business, where she took on projects ranging from fundraising to ghostwriting for academics. During 2012 she got her first Kindle reader as a gift and discovered the indie writing revolution taking place online. Not long afterward she started cutting back her client list to work on Reaper’s Property, her breakout book. It was published in January 2013, marking the beginning of a new career writing fiction.
Joanna lives in the mountains of northern Idaho with her family.
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Blog Tour Book Review: Legacy Lost by Jillian David


Author: Jillian David
Series: Hell's Valley #2
Audience: +18
Genre: Western Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Release Date: March 27, 2017
My Rating: 5 Cups
Source: Promo Stars
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Growing up as an honorary Taggart, Eric Patterson found the family he’d always wanted. Almost. He couldn’t ever manage to see the clan’s youngest and only daughter, stubborn spitfire Shelby, quite like a little sister. Suddenly, his long-suppressed feelings are determined to come to light.

Too bad Shelby’s cursed. Her double whammy psychic powers to read emotions and locate anyone anywhere have always made relationships impossible—and now they’ve begun to endanger her life. If she uses her echolocation skills again, it just might kill her.

But when a malevolent supernatural force invades the valley, threatening the Taggarts and their neighbors, the Brands, Eric and Shelby must contend with both their blossoming feelings and the increasing danger. Does Shelby dare risk using her powers one more time, sacrificing her own life to save Eric?
*Disclaimer: I received an eARC of this book from PromoStar Services in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my rating or the content of my review in any way.

The more books that come out in this world, the better the story gets.

The first thing I noticed and really, really loved, is how the plot really does thicken. This means that, although some details become more and more clear, as well as certain questions get answered, the more things become more complex. I love that certain details in this book make me questions events from the previous series, that I honestly didn't really think that much about before, not because they aren't important, but because I never made the connection in my head before now. I thought it was a coincidence, but I see now that it wasn't. I'm talking about a little detail regarding Ruth, one of the main characters from the previous series.

I really enjoyed reading about Shelby and Eric. I love seeing how Shelby's powers grow over the course of the book, and I'm really curious to see if they can get even bigger. She seems ready to use her powers to save others, at times completely ignoring her own health, but I also liked the fact that she realized that some of her power wasn't such a blessing as some people might think. She struggles a bit with the fact that she can sense what other people think, especially about her, but I also like the fact that ultimately she's willing to do whatever it takes for her loved ones, including making herself vulnerable.

Eric was a better hero than I previously thought. I'll be honest and say I didn't like him very much in the previous book, but that's most likely because I didn't understand his reasoning for acting the way he did, especially towards the end. As this story went on though, I found that I liked the fact that he accepts that Shelby sometimes needs to do her own thing, even against his better judgment. I also liked the fact that he got her to open up a lot, especially when it comes to her powers, even if that scared her a lot, and also made her powers grow to some really scary proportions. Speaking of, I wonder if we'll ever find out why they grew the way they did.

I would also like to do a happy dance, because I was somewhat right, and there is more to the Ruth storyline than was previously revealed. I like that things are getting clearer and are being explored. I'm also curious to see where everything is going, if Jerahmeel will come back or if there's another thing, even worse than him, that will make an appearance in future books.


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“Here’s the deal, Shel. If you’re ever with me, you have to open up to me. Completely.” “Completely?” she whispered. Dipping his lips to her ears, his voice vibrated every bone of her body. “Every. Whimper.” He traced the shell of her ear with his tongue, and her heart stopped. “Every time you squirm, wanting more. And I want to bring you more. Create your pleasure. Become your pleasure. Be responsible for making you scream my name. I want you to be mine. I don’t want to have just something. I want you. Body. Mind. All of it. Or nothing.”


Jillian David lives near the end of the Earth with her nut of a husband and two bossy cats. To escape the sometimes-stressful world of the rural physician, she writes while on call and in her free time. She enjoys taking realistic settings and adding a twist of “what if.” Running or hiking on local trails often promotes plot development.
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Release Day Blitz: Love, Honor and Ink by Carrie Ann Ryan

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A wedding planner and her neighbor. Falling in love with your best friend is never easy.

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In a bonus Montgomery Ink novella, it seems that falling for your best friend isn’t as easy as fiction says and friends of the Montgomerys might finally find their happy ever after.
Wedding planner Arianna King had everything planned out down to the last detail until her father's ultimatum changed everything. Now she’s alone, trying to open her own business, and seemingly failing at every corner. Just when things start to look even bleaker, she’ll find out just how much she can rely on her best friend—and herself.

Being in love with your best friend isn’t always easy as Harper Rosso knows. He’s been by her side since the beginning, but now that she finally has time to breath, he might just be able to show her what he could be for her. Only he’ll have to make sure he’s ready to take that chance and perhaps lose her forever.

Sparks fly between the two of them once they finally take their relationship to the next level. Only the burning temptation than fills them might not be enough in the face of what they left behind and what threatens their future.

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Harper Rosso cursed and fumbled with the hammer before putting it back in his tool belt so he could answer his phone. He’d thought he’d turned the damn thing on vibrate but had apparently forgotten. The shrill ring had pierced his brain, making his already annoying headache even worse.
Taking a deep breath, he climbed off the ladder, pulled out his phone, and answered, not bothering to look at the display.
He should have taken the time to read the damn screen.
“What?” he barked, tired as hell and ready to get home. The first day of this damn job had taken longer than he’d expected, and he was going to end up behind on his timeline if he didn’t put more work in. When the Montgomerys had hired him for this project—restoring the old Mason Home—he’d done his research and had come up with a decent deadline. That didn’t mean shit when it came to mold, broken moldings, and shitty hardwood flooring. He didn’t have to fix it all today, or even by himself, but he had to at least make a list for all of the others to get started. He was one of the new guys on the Montgomery Inc. team, and if this project went well, the company would hire him on full-time. Everything he had was riding on this. He didn’t want to own his own business, but he wanted to work for those who knew what they were doing.
“Is that how you answer your phone? No wonder you don’t get laid.”
Harper closed his eyes and prayed for patience. Then he remembered he really didn’t give a flying fuck about his brother Justin’s feelings.
“What do you want, Justin? You’ve got two seconds, and then I’m hanging up.”
He could practically see the bastard’s smirk as he spoke. God, he knew it was probably a sin to hate his brother as much as he did, but honestly, the little maggot was lucky Harper hadn’t ended him when they were kids.
Harper inhaled through his nose then exhaled through his mouth, trying to calm himself. Only Justin could send him to violence so quickly.
“You’re such an ungrateful brat,” Justin growled.
“You’re running out of time,” Harper replied.
Justin let out a huff. “Fine, I just wanted to call you so you could congratulate me on my engagement.”
That brought Harper up short. Engagement? Since when was Justin seeing someone? Why Justin thought Harper would care about this development beyond feeling horror for the poor woman was beyond him.
“Good for you. I’m hanging up now.” Any longer, and Harper might have to take his hammer to his temple and end it all for good.
“Don’t you want to know who I’m marrying?”
While normally Harper would have just hung up, there was something in Justin’s tone that forced him to pause. His brother was a little too cocky about something.
And that worried him.
“Fine. Who?”
“Your lovely neighbor, Arianna King.”
Harper blinked, his mind going momentarily blank, his throat dry. “Excuse me?” He couldn’t have heard right. There was no way Ari would fall for Justin. His best friend and neighbor couldn’t even stand to be in the same room with her father’s lackey, his brother, let alone vow to spend the rest of her life with him.
This had to be a joke.
Or maybe a bad dream.
 

About Carrie Ann Ryan

Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.

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