Monday, April 23, 2018

Solitary Hunter by Cherime MacFarlane #Release Tour

SOLITARY HUNTER
by Cherime MacFarlane

Midnight Wolf by Jennifer Ashley (A Shifters Unbound #11)


Midnight Wolf

My Rating:

Written by: Jennifer Ashley
Series: A Shifters Unbound Novel
Sequence in Series: Book 11
Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: April 24, 2018
ISBN-10: 0425281396
ISBN-13: 978-0425281390
Genre: Paranormal Shifter Romance | Urban Fantasy



The eleventh novel in the New York Times bestselling paranormal romance series, Shifters Unbound.

Angus Murray, bouncer for a New Orleans Shifter bar, is sent to round up an elusive, Collar-less Shifter woman, Tamsin Calloway, who is causing trouble for Shifter Bureau, and possesses information they want. If Angus refuses, he risks losing his cub. He finds Tamsin but she's slippery and not about to be rounded up quietly.

In fact, quiet is nothing Tamsin will ever be. She leads Angus on a wild chase, but he's determined to bring her in to save his son.

Can Tamsin convince Angus she's worth helping before she's locked away by Shifter Bureau, Collared, or perhaps killed?
Midnight Wolf (Shifters Unbound #11)Midnight Wolf by Jennifer Ashley

Angus is a bouncer and collared shifter in New Orleans. He’s happy minding his own business until the Shifter Bureau comes in and threatens his cub/son. If he doesn’t capture a collar-less shifter, Tamsin, he will loose his cub.

Tamsin is wild, fun and completely spontaneous and nothing Angus has ever encountered. From the moment Angus sees Tamsin he is attracted but nothing, and I mean nothing will come between him and keeping his cub safe.

I completely loved Tamsin, she was a character you can form that special reader connection with. The relationship she, Angus and his cub is a slow but steady and believable build which was amazing.

There are some past character interactions, which if you know me, I loved. Can’t wait to see what happens with Ben… and boy, Zander, the tiger, popping back into the picture was simply delightful.

Midnight Wolf is a tantalizing shifter romance set in a well developed and complex shifter world. Great read and a great addition to the Shifter Unbound series.

I received this ARC copy of Midnight Wolf from Berkley Publishing Group. This is my honest and voluntary review. Midnight Wolf is set for publication April 24, 2018.


Dark Queen by Faith Hunter Blog Tour and #GIveaway


DARK QUEEN

Written by: Faith Hunter
Series: Jane Yellowrock (Book 12)
Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Ace
Publication Date: May 1, 2018
ISBN-10: 1101991429
ISBN-13: 978-1101991428
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Jane Yellowrock used to hunt vampires, but now she must fight--and win--beside them.


As Enforcer to the vampire Master of the City of New Orleans, Jane Yellowrock stakes her reputation and her life on keeping her territory safe. But Leo has been issued a blood challenge by the emperor of the European vampires, who seeks to usurp all of his power and possessions. If Leo loses the match to the death, the city will be forfeit, and the people of New Orleans will suffer the consequences. Jane can't let that happen.


Preparing for the duel requires all of Jane's focus, but with so much supernatural power in play, nothing goes according to plan. She has to rely on herself and the very few people she knows she can trust to stand and fight. Only two things are guaranteed: nothing is sacred, and no one is safe.


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Faith Hunter is a New York Times and USAToday bestselling author. She writes dark urban fantasy and paranormal urban thrillers.

Her long-running, bestselling, Skinwalker series features Jane Yellowrock, a hunter of rogue-vampires. The Soulwood series features Nell Nicholson Ingram in paranormal crime solving novels. Her Rogue Mage novels, a dark, urban fantasy series, features Thorn St. Croix, a stone mage in a post-apocalyptic, alternate reality. Two of her fantasy series have been nominated for Audie Awards.

Under the pen name Gwen Hunter, she has written action adventure, mysteries, thrillers, women’s fiction, a medical thriller series, and even historical religious fiction. As Gwen, she is a winner of the WH Smith Literary Award for Fresh Talent in 1995 in the UK, and won a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award in 2008. Under all her pen names, she has over 40 books in print in 30 countries.

In real life, Faith once broke a stove by refusing to turn it on for so long that its parts froze and the unused stove had to be replaced. Her recent hankering for homemade bread and soup resulted in fresh loaves each week and she claims that the newish stove feels loved and well used—because Faith talks to her appliances as well as to her plants and dog. She collects orchids and animal skulls, loves to sit on the back porch in lightning storms, and is a workaholic with a passion for jewelry making, white-water kayaking, and RV travel. She likes the shooting range, prefers Class III whitewater rivers with no gorge to climb out of, edits the occasional anthology, and drinks a lot of tea. Some days she’s a lady. Some days she ain't. Occasionally, she remembers to sleep. The jewelry she makes and wears is often given as promo items and is used as prizes in contests.

For more, including a list of her books, see www.faithhunter.net , www.gwenhunter.com To keep up with her, like her fan page at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/official.faith.hunter



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Billionaire Bachelor: Michael by Eve Black Tour & #Giveaway


Title: Billionaire Bachelor: Michael
Author: Eve Black
Series: Diamond Bridal Agency #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 18th, 2018
Format: Digital

Synopsis:
Michael

Born into money, Michael Donovan has never known a moment of need or true want…until his father gives him an ultimatum; marry or lose his company. Tired of the clingy women in the elite social circles, and just plain done with one-night stands, he hires an exclusive bridal agency to find him a wife—any wife, he ain’t picky, as long as she’s willing to live by a hands-off policy.

He’s ready to settle down into a life of domestic boredom…until he meets his new bride.

Helene

Tired of living in her famous mother's shadow, Helene Collins is ready to give up on her own happily ever after until she sees an interesting ad. Her mother’s name gets her through the door of the Diamond Bridal Agency, but it is up to her to make sure she doesn’t mess up the chance of a lifetime. Everything starts falling into place…until she meets her husband-to-be. He’s gorgeous, charming, and oh so sexy…so why does he need to marry her? And why does he keep breaking his own rules?

This is a sexy, smart, and fun contemporary romance novella.

Available Here: Amazon
“I had a good time tonight,” she blurted, desperate to break the tension.
Michael's left eyebrow arched, and his lips cocked in an utterly panty-melting smile.
“I did, too, Helene,” he drawled, and she could feel the tension only tighten.
What is happening?
She swallowed, making to turn away and head to her room, where she would immediately take a long, cold shower. But his hand on her hip slid to press against her lower back. Her gaze flew up to meet his, and his gaze flicked over her face, searching her expression, her eyes. But what was he looking for?
“You aren’t leaving so soon, are you?” he asked, as his other hand came up and his finger brushed her cheek, gliding down, feather-light, to skim her lips.
She held her breath, her whole body waiting, hoping… He leaned in, brushing his lips over hers, a soft caress that sent tingles of hot want straight to her core. He did it again, brushing a slow, teasing kiss over her lips, and she waited…but she had no idea what she was waiting for, what she was yearning for. She’d never known a man like Michael, had never been kissed by a man like Michael, and she had no clue what to do. She only knew she was on fire, her breasts ached, her nipples strained into pebbles, and her thighs quaked.
“Helene…” Michael murmured, his mouth only a breath from hers.
“Yes?” she breathed, her throat closing around the single word as desire rose up to choke her.
Michael’s finger returned to her face, tracing the line of lips, his gaze following his finger’s path, but then his gaze met hers, and she thought the world would explode from inside her.
“Don’t I get a goodnight kiss?” he drawled, his words like lava licking through her veins.
His now midnight blue eyes were blazing hot, swirling with desire and need so scorching, it burned her. It couldn’t be possible. She was Helene, chubby and sassy and nothing at all like the women he could get… So why was he leaning in again? Why was he brushing his mouth over hers again? And why was she melting into him?


Eve Black is a lover of all things sexy, naughty, dirty, filthy, and chocolate.
She loves to write all the sexy scenes she wishes were in the books she reads. And so she writes sexy books!
When Eve isn't writing, she is reading, and when she isn't reading, she's drinking tea and coloring in her adult coloring books.
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Sunday, April 22, 2018

TwoSpells by Mark Morrison

TwoSpells
by Mark Morrison

My rating: 4 stars

Publication Date: February 21, 2018
Publisher: Mark Morrison
Genre: Middlegrade
Print Length: 317 pages
Available from: Amazon

Sarah and her twin brother Jon are heirs to an ancient magical realm and its most valuable treasure, an enchanted library. The library endows readers with the supernatural means of crossing into the uncharted inner-sanctum of the second dimension, inhabited with peculiar and sometimes perilous creatures. 

The children are emboldened with a wondrous mystical gift that no other being has ever possessed. But fate intervenes and triggers a disastrous inter-dimensional war that disrupts the fabric of time and space spanning multiple universes, tearing destiny a new and savage pathway. 

The two must rescue their world from a phantom hybrid alien race controlled by a demented dark-wizard, Jeremy Sermack. They will either assimilate or be exterminated. 

Will they be the saviors the prophets spoke of, or will they retreat to the perceived safety of their distant homeland?



TwoSpells by Mark Morrison 

TwoSpellsGoing to Grandma and Grandpa’s house is always an adventure and for twins Sarah and Jon, that adventure would take them to a magical realm where its greatest treasure is an enchanted library! We all know that books can be magical journeys into mystical realms, but for Sarah and Jon, the journey they undertake will be more than they could ever have imagined.

TWOSPELLS by Mark Morrison hits the ground running and the rapid-fire action never quits, sure to hold the attention of young readers from start to finish! Lots of quirkiness, colorful characters, danger and adventure in spades, not to mention the “truths” of reading that are cleverly hidden within.

Mark Morrison does a great job of building a mysterious and magical world that is alive with color and splash without feeling weighed down with oversized detail. TWOSPELLS feels like a middlegrade adventure with its high action and high velocity, pace, yet, there were times that the humor felt a little older. Definitely too young for young adults, but certainly a read that will draw even a reluctant younger reader in. Fast, fun and furious with characters that are vibrant and alive, if not a little scary at times, as two siblings find a new world and a prophecy that only they can fulfill.


A Fistful of Fire by Rebecca Chastain (Madison Fox, #2)

A Fistful of Fire
by Rebecca Chastain

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Madison Fox - Book 2
Publisher: Mind Your Muse Books (October 10, 2015)
Publication Date: October 10, 2015
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Print Length: 356 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Madison Fox survived her first week as California’s newest illuminant enforcer, defending her region against imps, vervet, hounds, and one lascivious demon. If her grumpy boss, Mr. Pitt, was impressed, he hasn’t told Madison. In fact, there’s a lot her boss has been closemouthed about, including the dark secret haunting his past.

But Madison’s problems are just igniting. Neighboring regions report an uncharacteristic flare-up of evil, fire-breathing salamanders blaze unchecked across the city, and Black Friday looms. Trapped doing cleanup amid mobs of holiday shoppers, Madison watches from the sidelines as dubious allies insinuate themselves in her region.

As suspicions kindle and the mysterious evil gains strength, Madison must determine who she can trust—and whose rules to follow—before her region and career go up in flames.

Sizzling with adventure and sparking with magic, A FISTFUL OF FIRE is fused with Madison Fox’s trademark blend of humor and ass-kicking action. 

A Fistful of Fire by Rebecca Chastain (Madison Fox, #2)

A Fistful of Fire (A Madison Fox, #2)Life as the newest, most clueless illuminant enforcer isn’t easy, but Madison has actually made through her first week…barely. Not that she was expecting a pat on the back or anything, but just maybe her boss could do more than grunt or give her “that” look. When Mr. Pitt assigns her to “mall” duty starting Black Friday, Madison is pretty sure things couldn’t get much worse. Little did she know, her career was about to catch on fire as a flare-up of evil ignites at the mall and her “allies” are anything but encouraging as they overrun her territory and leave her out in the cold.

Fire-breathing salamanders are wreaking havoc on the holiday spirit as deep in the bowels of the mall another, far more dangerous being lurks in the darkness. Should Madison follow orders and stand back like the novice she is or should she go with her gut and prove she is worthy of being an enforcer?

Rebecca Chastain’s A FISTFUL OF FIRE is a raging inferno of action, adventure and humor and our Madison finds herself like the proverbial moth attracted to the flame and a whole boatload of trouble! If ever a character has won my heart, it’s Madison! She is witty, has a heart of gold, and is to trouble what a magnet is to metal! Madison is the employee that tries her hardest, even when she knows she is missing some key information that would make things a whole lot easier.

I just love Rebecca Chastain’s razor-sharp sense of timing and humor, along with her ability to create scenes that are taut with tension, but never without a moment of lightness when you least expect it.

Want a break from the dark urban fantasies that can get so heavy? Want a few laughs with that all the turmoil? Hang on tight for magic, mayhem and Madison!

I received a complimentary copy from Rebecca Chastain.

Wendy's Magic by T. Faye

Wendy's Magic
by T. Faye

My rating: 4 stars

Publisher: WestBow Press (December 14, 2011)
Publication Date: December 14, 2011
Genre: Middlegrade Inspirational Fiction
Print Length: 140 pages
Available from: Amazon
Nine-year old Wendy Buchanan has a good life growing up in Sandusky, Ohio—quite wonderful, in fact, until a tragedy claims both the life of her mother and Wendy's ability to ever walk again.  Life as she knows it has now changed forever. But can life possibly be as good as or even better than before?  Through Wendy's love of horses (and one particularly fantastical carousel pony), the help of her lifelong friend, her father, and one very, very peculiar neighbor, Wendy finds the way out of her darkness and learns to live and love again. 
Wendy's Magic by T. Faye

Wendy's MagicA warm and wonderful read for middlegrade readers about growing up, acceptance, life, loss and regaining hope for the future. WENDY’S MAGIC by T. Faye is the story of Wendy, whose life was hit repeatedly by tragedy, from the death of her mother to the loss of the use of her legs in an accident.

Nine-year-old Wendy grew up with her best friend next door, a loving family and like so many young girls, dreamed of riding and horses. She never knew her life would not always be picture perfect or that it could actually be cruel. Why would God see fit to make her mother suffer and take her when Wendy was alone, and scared in the hospital?

She needed magic in her life, she needed something to believe in, and she found it in a carousel horse and a quirky neighbor who taught her to take a chance, that she could make her life even better than before if she just learned to reach out to others and see her new “condition” as so much more than a “handicap.”

Wendy’s voice is young, her way of seeing the world is innocent and envisioned through the eyes of a child not mature enough to understand that life is what one makes it and faith can be a strong support, especially when that faith is in both yourself and a higher being.



Total Bravery by Piper J. Drake (True Heroes #4)


Total Bravery
Written by:  Piper J. Drake
My Rating:
Series: True Heroes
Sequence in Series: Book 4
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Forever
Publication Date: April 24, 2018
ISBN-10: 1538759535
ISBN-13: 978-1538759530
Genre: Romantic Suspense

True heroes will do anything to protect the women they love...

As the newest recruit at Search and Protect, Raul has a lot to prove. Luckily, he's got the best friend and partner a man could ask for: a highly trained, fiercely loyal German Shepherd Dog named Taz. Together, Raul and Taz make an unbeatable team. But their first mission in Hawaii really puts them to the test when an international kidnapping ring sets its sights on the bravest woman Raul's ever met . . .

Mali knows her latest job has put one hell of a target on her back. And on this small island paradise, there's nowhere to hide. With a service dog like Taz, Mali feels safe. Sharing close quarters with a smoldering muscle-for-hire like Raul, she feels something else - an unexpected wave of desire. Raul feels it too. But when the kidnappers make their move, he's got to turn that slow-burning passion into hard-hitting action - and save the life of the woman he loves.
Total Bravery (True Heroes, #4)Total Bravery by Piper J. Drake

Drake writes a white-knuckle romance touching on a very difficult and heart-wrenching topic, human trafficking.

Mali is in Hawaii doing research when she finds herself and her team hunted. Reaching out for her sister, a member of the K9 center group, Search and Protect Corporation. But Mali ends up getting in touch with Arin’s partner Raul.

Raul rushes to Mali’s aid only to find himself captivated by his partner’s sister. The chemistry is explosive but with someone gunning for Mali and the team must pull out all the stops to uncover what evil lies in the underbelly of their home. Who wants Mali dead and what happened to the rest of her team? You’ll have to check out Totally Bravery and find out.

Sensual and steamy read! I loved the idea of a private, special ops, K9 team as the base of this series...and the Hawaiian local to boot!

I received this ARC copy of Total Bravery from Forever (Grand Central Publishing). This is my honest and voluntary. Total Bravery is set for publication April 24, 2018.



Dark Queen by Faith Hunter (Jane Yellowrock #12)


Dark Queen

My Rating:
Written by: Faith Hunter
Series: Jane Yellowrock (Book 12)
Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Ace
Publication Date: May 1, 2018
ISBN-10: 1101991429
ISBN-13: 978-1101991428
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Jane Yellowrock used to hunt vampires, but now she must fight--and win--beside them.

As Enforcer to the vampire Master of the City of New Orleans, Jane Yellowrock stakes her reputation and her life on keeping her territory safe. But Leo has been issued a blood challenge by the emperor of the European vampires, who seeks to usurp all of his power and possessions. If Leo loses the match to the death, the city will be forfeit, and the people of New Orleans will suffer the consequences. Jane can't let that happen.

Preparing for the duel requires all of Jane's focus, but with so much supernatural power in play, nothing goes according to plan. She has to rely on herself and the very few people she knows she can trust to stand and fight. Only two things are guaranteed: nothing is sacred, and no one is safe.
Dark Queen (Jane Yellowrock, #12)Dark Queen by Faith Hunter

We knew it was coming but the battle between Leo with his American vampires and the European vampires is finally here. And boy, did Hunter pull out all the stops and send us on an emotional roller coaster!

Jane, being Jane, ended up front and center for everything. No one is sure what she’ll do next... I’m not sure she even knows. Just when I thought she finally got a handle on the entire family has your back thing, we are thrown for a loop with a bunch of new possibilities and they didn’t have her back in any way, shape or form.

Hunter provided a white knuckle, binge readable novel at its finest!

I laughed, I cried and I cheered but in the end I was left completely STUNNED!

Talk about a cliffhanger!

I received this ARC copy of Dark Queen from Berkley Publishing Group - Ace. This is my honest and voluntary review. Dark Queen is set for publication May 1, 2018.



Royal Treatment by Tracy Wolff


Royal Treatment

My Rating:
Written by: Tracy Wolff
Print Length: 255 pages
Publisher: Loveswept
Publication Date: April 24, 2018
Sold by: Random House LLC
Genre: Contemporary Romance

His Royal Hotness, Prince Kian of Wildemar’s twin brother, Garrett, returns in the sequel to Royal Pain as the mouthwatering series from New York Times bestselling author Tracy Wolff continues.
Royal Treatment (His Royal Hotness #2)Royal Treatment by Tracy Wolff

Entrepreneur, a woman making her own way in the world and someone who isn’t cowed by a crown, Lola is free spirited and strong…and she makes for the perfect companion to Garrett, the tortured prince.

Lots of great relationship ins and outs while dealing with the paparazzi, a kingdom and royal family.

Surviving insurmountable odds, this story could be called an epic romance. Heartfelt, and enthralling.

I received this ARC copy of Royal Treatment from Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept. This is my honest and voluntary review. Royal Treatment is set for publication April 24, 2018.