Wednesday, May 23, 2018

To Know a Killer by Natalia Hale #Cover #Reveal & #Giveaway

About the Book

Title: To Know A Killer
Author: Natalia Hale
Genre: Thriller / Suspense
It takes one to know one still rings true.
For years Luna Lis has been at the forefront of every trend in fashion, deciding what’s in style and what’s out. Cold, calculating, and downright manipulative, Luna fought her way to the top of the tower at the international fashion magazine L&L and is now editor in chief. She’s been written up as one of the most influential women of the world, and nobody is about to knock her off her pedestal. That is until a phone call from a detective makes her realize that there’s more to journalism than what’s hot or not on the runway.
Notorious serial killer Hannah Best has been in jail for over a year, but that hasn’t stopped her from influencing the world. Half a dozen reports have come out with perpetrators claiming they have killed for her. She wasn’t willing to speak out about it, but now she wants a tell-all book written about her life and the real story told. And she knows exactly who she wants to write it.
Luna Lis.

Author Bio

Natalia Hale is a journalism graduate with very little interest in writing news articles of any kind. A reader of the mysterious and morbid, she decided that it was time to start her publishing journey in 2015 with her novella It Takes a Killer. Focusing on short fiction, her stories delve into the disturbing tales that toe the line between acceptable to read in public and "if this is what you think about maybe you should talk to someone" (semi-joking advice from a friend). She is not as dark a person as her writing, but tends to get lost in existential thoughts.


It Takes A Killer, the first book in the series, will be free on Amazon from May 23 to May 25.


Win an ebook copy of “It Takes A Killer”, the first book in the duology.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Alchemist of the Tenth Realm by Eva Gordon (The Realms Trilogy #2)

Alchemist of the Tenth Realm
by Eva Gordon

My rating: 5 stars

Trilogy: The Realms Trilogy - Book 2
Publisher: Eva Gordon (May 25, 2018)
Publication Date: May 25, 2018
Genre: Epic Fantasy | Romance
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Heroes of the War against the Guild of the Golden Rose, Sophie and Logan risk leaving the comfort and safety of Skye to colonize the dangerous untamed territories of the Newlands, a continent that parallels America, but one of magic. 

Before they can embark on their new life, Sophie is trapped by a necromancer’s weapon. Under its spell, she is shanghaied on a ship heading for the Newlands where the Guild of the Golden Rose plans its resurrection as the Norvis Ordi.

Desperate to rescue his wife, Logan crosses the perilous ocean and joins forces with a young wizard and native skinwalkers to battle the dark forces that trapped Sophie. Can the Newlands be saved from necromancy or will darkness once again resurface, enslaving all? 
Alchemist of the Tenth Realm by Eva Gordon
(The Realms Trilogy #2)

Alchemist of the Tenth Realm (The Realms Trilogy, #2)They have given their all to save the tenth realm. Now Sophie and Logan are once again daring the Fates by venturing into the unknown, prepared to colonize the Newlands. But their quest will become a nightmare of epic proportions when Sophie is spelled by the dark magic of a necromancer and taken hostage in a vile act of vengeance and the quest to control the powers she holds.

The Guild of the Golden Rose is back, building a stronghold in the Newlands and christening themselves the Norvis Ordi, and Logan will stop at nothing to get his mate back. Hell hath no fury like a werewolf whose mate has been taken…

As Logan journeys to the Newlands, his honor will be tested, as will his faith that Sophie is still alive. New allies will be found among native skinwalkers and a young and untested wizard will prove invaluable.

Meanwhile, Sophie will be powerless to escape, her abilities bound and her link to Logan too fragile for her to hold out hope for rescue. As she plots her own escape, she will find an ally among the dark forces of magic, will it be enough if Logan doesn’t find her?

Eva Gordon’s ALCHEMIST OF THE TENTH REALM is filled with uncertainty for Sophie and Logan as each endures the dangers of the Newlands and the threat of the darkness of the Norvis Ordi.

Once again, the passions of her characters and the atmosphere high in tension jump off every page as evil wreaks havoc in the realm Sophie now calls home. Eva Gordon fires up another fabulous fantasy filled with the perils of the unknown. Moments of lightness, tests of strength and wills, and revelations regarding the Newlands bring this tale to life as two souls will stop at nothing to reunite.

I received a complimentary ARC edition from Eva Gordon!

The Devil's Election by Angel Ramon Medina (Janus, #1)

The Devil's Election
by Angel Ramon Medina

My rating: 3.5 stars

Series: Janus - Book 1
Publisher: Angel Ramon; 1 edition (March 28, 2017)
Publication Date: March 28, 2017
Genre: Political Suspense | Scifi
Print Length: 323 pages
Available from: Amazon
It's September 11, 2016, only 2 months away from the most controversial election in the history of the United States. Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton are both running for office, but they both could not be any more hated by the American public.
Meanwhile, an organization called the Terrorist Killers are investigating a substance known as the stem-cell substance. It supposedly extends the lifespan of a human being and be the next great breakthrough in genetic engineering. However, as with any high-profile drug, it's being distributed illegally. What starts off as an ordinary illegal drug bust escalates rather quickly into a conspiracy plot that will have serious implications on the general election of 2016.

As the story deepens it turns out that an arch-nemesis of the Terrorist Killers is behind all this, known as Janus. He's using the funding of Trump and Clinton to fund the drug's distribution and his criminal activities. In exchange, he promises to rig the election, by hacking into the voting machines and changing the votes to the president that pays him the most. What no one knows is who this Janus character really is, a two-faced conniving snake who's been wanted by the FBI for the longest. Does Janus intend to keep his promise or is he a traitor to the American people along with the stem-cell substance.
It will be up to Mariano Hernandez the star agent to find out the true identity of Janus, something no one knows not even the FBI. Do the stem-cell's really help extend the lifespan of a human or is it hiding a more sinister effect.
Who will win the election, the ultra-conservative Donald Trump, the ultra-liberal Hilary Clinton or will Janus plunge the United States into his own idea of socialism. What are the true intentions of Trump, Clinton, and Janus?

You'll have to find out in a story where no one can be trusted and everybody is a suspect. The fate of the united States is at stake and one substance can destroy mankind. Everybody will be backstabbing each other just to get ahead, is there anyone Mariano can trust or will he need eyes behind his back as well. Find out in, Janus- The Devil's Election 
The Devil's Election by Angel Ramon Medina (Janus, #1)

The Devil's Election (Janus #1)THE DEVIL’S ELECTION by Angel Ramon Medina is an edgy and dark look at a hotbed of misinformation, mistrust and the machinations and misuse of political and economic power.
Drawing on the 2016 Presidential elections where so often the phrases, “there are no choices,” or “I voted for the lesser of two evils,” were heard, Angel Ramon Medina adds another dimension with a touch of science fiction and some razor-sharp suspense.

One man will promise victory to both Trump and Clinton, for a price. What are Janus’s true intentions? Greed, the quest for power, deceit and overly inflated egos will fill Janus’s coffers, but one organization is coming for him and they will stop at nothing to end his game.

I was fascinated by the plot, intrigued by its scope, but for as much as I love some great dialogue, I was tempted to ask the characters for a lot less talk and a little more action. Certainly filled with twists, unexpected turns and a raw, unvarnished feel, I was mesmerized by how this seemed just as likely as not to actually happen, because power can corrupt and humanity is flawed.

A Warden's Purpose by Jeffrey L. Kohanek (Wardens of Issalia, #1)

A Warden's Purpose
by Jeffrey L. Kohanek

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Wardens of Issalia - Book 1
Publisher: Fallbrandt Press (May 19, 2018)
Publication Date: May 19, 2018
Genre: Middlegrade | YA Fantasy
Paperback: 292 pages
Available from: Amazon
Two schools: One of magic and science, the other focused on military excellence.
A dangerous undercurrent flows within both…dark and deadly.

Everson is brilliant, ingenious, and yet, he feels broken. Cursed with a disability, he dreams of nothing more than being useful. Quinn is bold, defiant, and will do anything to protect her brother.

When Everson is accepted to an academy of magic and engineering, Quinn enters a school of combat in order to join him in Fallbrandt. However, things within the fabled institutions are not what they seem. Beneath a mantra of good intentions and the objective of a better future, spies and conspiracies lurk.

Quinn finds herself embroiled in a struggle she doesn’t understand, one with dire consequences as her training shifts from difficult to deadly. Her relentless determination and will to survive might be enough, if she only knew whom she could trust.

Within the other school, Everson learns about a dangerous power known as Chaos. Unable to wield this magic, he is instead intent on melding Chaos with science, dreaming up inventions that would shape the future. Perceptive, imaginative, and curious, his endeavors lead him to a revelation that could change the world…and then, he discovers the truth. 
A Warden's Purpose by Jeffrey L. Kohanek
(Wardens of Issalia, #1)

A Warden's Purpose (Warden's of Issalia, #1)Years after the fate of humankind was determined in a terrible battle of good versus evil, the effects of that war are still felt. Like the heroes in THE RUNES OF ISSALIA series, once again, the youth of Issalia will drive this fantasy, told through the eyes and hearts of Quinn and her adopted brother, Everson.

Quinn is a warrior at heart, a leader, loyal and determined to find her place in the school of magic. Everson has disabilities that have stunted his ability to socialize, but his intelligence, heart and curiosity in the school of engineering far overshadows any physical impairments…once people look beyond his body. It will be their strong points that could be their downfall as a dark entity is determined to use them as pawns for their evil machinations.

Will Quinn and Everson each face their own trials only to discover the danger their world is in or will the danger only be for them? Friendships are formed, jealousies will rise, and betrayals will be endured…welcome back to Issalia in A WARDEN’S PURPOSE.

Jeffrey L. Kohanek fires up this tale with an opening that is shocking and certainly attention grabbing! We are then invited to live the events prior, from a warm and loving home life to the cruelties Everson must face for being different while Quinn runs a slightly overbearing interference in his defense.

Written for younger YA readers to get lost in, Mr. Kohanek brings out both the best and the worst in people, organizations and the world. Filled with action, imagination and an atmosphere of pure fantasy, this is sure to be a hit for even the most reluctant of readers! Characters come alive, some good, some insecure, some brilliantly filled with the light and innocence of youth, all of them will feel the pressures to succeed.

A simply wonderful read to fuel the imagination page after page as these characters face seemingly insurmountable odds and push ahead!

I received a complimentary ARC edition from Jeffrey L. Kohanek!

Celebrity Status by Angela Scavone #Release Tour

by Angela Scavone

Hard Love by Shana Vanterpool Blitz and #Giveaway

Hard Love
Shana Vanterpool
(Guns & Ink #2)
Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: May 22nd 2018
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
When two people in pain collide, there is something intoxicating about drowning in the chaos of hard love.
Brando Hawkins is a detective with the Denver Police Department. The world should be his to take. He’s a dedicated officer with a promising career. But Brando’s got secrets. Dark, ruthless secrets. At twenty-six, he’s burned-out, and the sight of another body, one more unhappy ending, might just do him in.
Catherine Abbott is a woman who wars with her demons and guards her heart. Immersed in a world where people ink their lives on their skin, Catherine trusts only that which she can see. And, as a rape survivor, she finds comfort in control.
But Brando’s demons start to tangle with hers. They’re dangerous, like hers. But they’re beautiful too.
A spray of bullets brings them together, and the pain of their pasts collide with the lure of their futures. Cat wants to mend his heart and his wounds, but Brando’s secrets lay tucked away in a vault so tightly sealed, she can’t get through.
Everything around them is covered in the confusion of love and the burn of revenge, but no one ever said love was easy.
Hard Love is the next standalone installment in the Guns & Ink series by Shana Vanterpool, a world of tattoos, love, and redemption from Swoon Romance.
Life had a way of expunging your expectations.
But it also had a way of rebuilding them.
I met a hero the day I walked into Klayton’s tattoo shop, broken and terrified. My heart was tattered, and my mental state was a plain of rubble in my skull. He wasn’t your typical hero. But atypical was exactly what I needed. I needed strength to combat my weaknesses. I needed love to fight my terror. And I needed someone to look at me like I was whole, when I feared I never would be again.
I sometimes wished we could have a do-over. That I could walk into his tattoo shop smiling, clean, and glowing. But that would only erase the brutal, beautiful truth of us. I didn’t walk into his tattoo shop smiling, I wasn’t clean, and I was severely damaged.
But Klayton loved me anyway. Even when I was empty, even when I was broken.
Even when I was mad.

Author Bio:
When I walk into a book store I feel at home. When I smell the pages of a brand new book things make sense. When I read I am who I always wanted to be. I read to escape and I write so others can as well. My family, my actress dog Bella, coffee, and a steamy love story are a few of my most precious things.

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#Cover Reveal - The Gallery by Mika Lane

The Gallery: A Reverse Harem Romance
Mika Lane
Publication date: June 5th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance
What do you do when someone changes the rules of the game? Do you keep playing? Or start your own game?
Blu, my gay bestie, was determined to see me win. Of course, I knew that would involve plenty of retail therapy. And chocolate.
I just didn’t know it would include four hot as h*ll men with moves I’d never dreamed existed. And a very different sort of social club.

Author Bio:
Writing has been a passion of Mika’s since a young age (her first book was "The Day I Ate the Milkyway"), but erotic romance is now what gives purpose to her days and nights. She lives in magical Northern California with her own handsome alpha dude, sometimes known as Mr. Mika Lane, and an evil cat named Bill. A devotee of the intelligent and beautiful, and lover of shiny things, she’s a yogi, hiker, traveler, thinker, observer, and book worm. She has been known to drink cheap champagne and has way too many shoes.
A National Reader's Choice Awards finalist, Mika always deliver a hot, sexy romp, often with imperfect characters, and a promised happily ever after (or at least happy for now).
She LOVES to hear from readers, and can be found at, and, when she's not dreaming up naughty tales to share.


Hot Asset by Lauren Layne #Release Day Blitz & #Giveaway

Title: Hot Asset
Author: Lauren Layne
Release Date: May 22, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: 21 Wall Street


Ian Bradley is the definition of a Wall Street hotshot: seven-figure salary, designer suits, and a corner office. His drive off the floor is just as potent. Every woman who knows him has felt the rush. But now he’s met his match in Lara McKenzie—a woman with the power to bring Ian to his knees.

An ambitious, whip-smart daughter of FBI agents, Lara is a rising star in fighting white-collar crime. Her latest case—the investigation of Ian Bradley for insider trading—could make her career. She knows a scoundrel when she sees one. Ian fits the bill: a cocky, ridiculously handsome bad boy with a slick swagger.

She’ll do anything to prove he’s guilty. He’ll do anything to prove he’s not. But it’s only a matter of time before their fierce battle of wits gets oh so hot and personal. Now, taking down Ian has become more than business for Lara. It’s become a pleasure—and there’s more at risk than she ever dreamed.

About the Author

Lauren Layne, a former e-commerce and web marketing manager, moved from Seattle to New York City in 2011 to pursue a full-time writing career. Her first book was published in the summer of 2013, and since then, she’s written more than two dozen romantic comedies, hitting the New York Times, USA Today, iBooks, and Amazon bestseller lists. She currently lives in New York City with her husband.

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Message From Author Lauren Layne

Whip smart with the looks of a Greek god and lots of money thanks to his hard work -- what’s not to love? Ian, the hero of my newest release HOT ASSET, has been a bachelor for a long time in the NYC dating scene, but he’s met his match with Lara McKenzie. But even though she is in his life to scrutinize his career, that doesn’t stop him from taking his best shot at seducing the buttoned-up investigator for the SEC.

So what are Ian’s top ways to woo a woman and how well do they work on Lara? Let us see:

(1) Never underestimate the power of the pickup line … until it bombs.

Ian’s the master of the pickup line; so smooth, that women don’t even know it is a pick-up line. Until Lara. He crashes and burns with everything he says in their first meeting.

(2) Flattery will get you everywhere. Usually.

Ian’s the type of guy who always knows exactly what to say to even the most skeptical of women to make her blush a little. Not so much with Lara McKenzie! She literally has no use for pretty compliments. She already knows she’s got it going on where it counts—her brains.

(3) An unexpected gesture will get you everywhere … until it doesn’t.

Ian knows the power in the element of surprise, a gift or gesture when the woman’s least expecting it. Except Lara is always expecting it. And thus, decidedly less than impressed.

(4) Keep her far away from your baggage. Unless, of course, her job is to bust your baggage wide open.

Ian knows his best chance to score is keeping a woman’s attention on the here-and-now, since his past is more than a little messy. Unfortunately for him, Lara has zero interest in his present, and every interest in his past … which holds the key to destroying his future!

(5) A little Black Am-Ex card never hurts … unless she thinks you made your money illegally.

Ian Bradley knows that being filthy rich works in his favor when it comes to women. He can afford the best restaurants, the fanciest champagne. Meanwhile, Lara would like nothing more than to prove he made every last hard-earned penny illegally ...


ENDS MAY 24, 2018

Bad News by Lilly James Tour & #Giveaway

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Ends June 19, 2018
Bad News
by Lilly James
Genre: Contemporary Romance

There is no wrong or right way to deal with a death. Or to grieve in a way that is expected. The loss of a loved one can hit you in ways you could never imagine. At least, it did to Hunter Holland. College Junior Hunter knows he messes up; he knows he hates his life; he also knows he blames his father for his mother’s death. What he doesn’t know is that his life is about to change–all thanks to Louisa Dawson. Louisa, the freshman, is sweet. Shy. Innocent. She doesn’t care for boys, but rather books. Hunter is crazy, a player, and as cocky as they come. The college ‘bad news’ is everything she wants to stay away from, yet he is everything she is drawn to. Focused on her studies, Louisa doesn’t have time for Hunter who is both distracting and disruptive, but Louisa is the breath of fresh air Hunter needs. She is the only girl he is willing to work for. She is also the only girl that understands why Hunter is living the life he is. Louisa is determined to prove to Hunter that living in a tormented past is never going to guarantee a happy future. They say opposites attract… maybe they do.

British Author Lilly James is a woman with a wild imagination that has to be set free into the arms of a keyboard.

Writing gives Lilly that chance to escape the real world and live in a world of fantasy with her characters. 

When she's not writing you'll find her singing terribly to music, curled up with her kindle, or doing something boring like everyday chores that unfortunately need attention. 

Lilly lives in Wales, is a mother of one beautiful little girl, and loves reading, chocolate and wine. All in that order.

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Ends June 19, 2018

My Name is Nelson by Dylan Fairchild Tour & #Giveaway

Title: My Name is Nelson
Author: Dylan Fairchild
Genre: Thriller
Available from: Amazon

President Andrew MacIntyre was having a pretty good first year in the Oval Office.  Suddenly, during what should have been a peaceful Christmas season, he's facing one of the worst national security crises in American history.  And it's being masterminded out of a sleazy, New Mexico strip joint?  What the hell?
Is this a political thriller?  Or is it science fiction?  A zany comedy?  Perhaps it's a love story.  Whatever it is, it's a riveting page-turner with a little sex appeal, and a lot of laughs.  If "Doctor Strangelove" can find the humor in nuclear war, then surely there's a little bit of laughter lurking in unmanned aviation, as well as some serious, heartfelt moments.
It's little wonder White House National Security Advisor Chet Addington* said this was, "Pretty much the best novel ever."**
* Absolutely, positively, not a real person
** He's been known to be wrong about stuff

Author Bio

Dylan Fairchild is the pen name of a Virginia-based indie author.  He usually lurks in a different genre.
“My Name is Nelson” is the author’s first thriller.  It’s a genre-busting blend of humor, action, political-military intrigue, romance, and science fiction.  “The Indie View” awarded it “five-plus” stars and said “in terms of sheer storytelling mastery, it's one of the best books we've seen in a while.”  The book is dedicated to “all the men and women who work so tirelessly to protect our nation.”
The author can be found on, and he is happy to reply to any questions, comments, or witty ridicule of his photo.


Win a $25 Amazon gift card during the tour. 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Claimed by Mila Young (Haven Realm, #4)

by Mila Young

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Haven Realm - Book 4
Publication Date: March 26, 2018
Publisher: Mila Young
Genre: Fantasy Romance | Reverse Harem
Print Length: 309 pages
Available from: Amazon

Little Mermaid. Three spirited warriors. A realm in peril. 

Nyssa's not your typical princess. She rebellious, and sneaks down to the Shark Bait bar with her friends, to get away from the pressures of palace life. Each time a hot Sharkrider chats her up, she develops a serious case of fin in the mouth disease, and embarrasses herself. All that changes when her father announces she's to marry the cruel and scheming commander of his army. She'd rather digest in the belly of a whale than marry that slug. 

When Nyssa digs a little deeper, she uncovers that the commander is using a spell to control her father. In wedding her, the commander plans to kill the king, and rule the underwater realm. With the help of three mersoldiers who pledged their allegiance to her, Nyssa must save her father and the kingdom. Now she must navigate new emotional currents while keeping her head above, or below, water...even if that means drowning in the soldier's love. 

Mermaids, loyalty, passion and vengeance collide in this spellbinding romance that finds its 'Happily Ever After.' 

Claimed by Mila Young (Haven Realm, #4)

Claimed (Haven Realm, #4)A beautiful mermaid princess will go from secret rendezvous in “dive” bars to a woman on a mission to save her underwater kingdom when evil rears its ugly head and makes plans to make her his bride. Sounds pretty ominous, I know, but Mila Young’s tale is anything but dark as she takes us into the deep blue sea in CLAIMED.

Grab your snorkels, prepare for a quirky, sexy dive into what really goes on beyond those swim markers, past the riptides and below the waves just begging to be surfed. Words will be ‘played on,” a pact with an evil water witch will be made and Nyssa will discover that three handsome mersoldiers are better than one, (if you know what I mean!)

In spite of Nyssa’s dire circumstances, the fate of her father’s kingdom, and a near impossible quest, CLAIMED is a fun read with lots of fins, seemingly insurmountable odds, smelly pirates and hot mersoldiers who are warm for Nyssa’s form and loyal to her cause.

Quirky, with almost too many fishy quips and nicknames, I still had a great time in Mila Young’s world with a Little Mermaid like you never imagined! Let go of reality, take the plunge, feel the heat, join the adventure!

I received a complimentary copy from Mila Young!

A Mistress for Penndrake by Tammy L. Bailey

A Mistress for Penndrake
by Tammy L. Bailey

My rating: 5 stars

Publisher: Entangled: Amara (May 28, 2018)
Publication Date: May 28, 2018
Genre: Historical Romance
Print Length: 257 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
The Marquess of Wesley is out for blood. For a year, Lord Wesley has tried to undo the devastation his father left to Penndrake, their ancestral home, only to discover the man gambled it away right before his death. Now Wesley is being blackmailed by the new owner into marrying a woman he’s never met in order to get it back. But his intentions are less than honorable…

At one and twenty, Miss Kate Holden intends to become a governess, having sworn off all men years ago. However, her plans are halted when she receives a daunting letter from her cousin about a Lord Wesley. Ignorant of the name, and the devilish marquess that wears it all too well, she nearly ends up compromised. Refusing to fall prey to Wesley’s skillful seduction, Kate decides to turn things around on the rake. But the high-stakes game between them soon leads to her losing the last thing she expected…her heart.
A Mistress for Penndrake by Tammy L. Bailey

A Mistress for PenndrakeFrom the “Ye Olde” dialogue that peppers this tale to the bosoms nearly falling out of their confines, Tammy L. Bailey’s A MISTRESS FOR PENNDRAKE is a delightfully entertaining tale of romance and the sticky wicket two souls make of falling in love!

Kate is not in the market for a husband, especially if it is one her father has chosen for her. This fiery female is independent, a little less than graceful and certainly not afraid to speak her mind. All in all, she is a woman before her time trapped in an era where she has little input about her future. Now her cousin has warned her off the rake, Lord Wesley, but why should she worry about a man she has never met?

The Marquess of Wesley has lived under the weight of his father’s indiscretions, bad gambling debts and finally the greatest insult, being blackmailed into marrying a stranger in order to win back his ancestral home, Penndrake. Little did he know the fiery female he met would be the stranger in matrimonial question.

Let the game of love begin! Like the Gingham dog and the Calico cat, these two challenge each other, irk each other and just barely miss making fur fly as Lord Wesley does his rakish best to unnerve Kate.

So maybe we know how this is going to end, but trust me, the roller-coaster Tammy L. Bailey takes us on is simply delightful, filled with humor, heart and moments of heavenly heat. Picture Cinderella getting one over on the belles of the ball without even meaning to! And trust me, the belles are a quirky group, indeed!

Loads of misunderstandings, those crazy customs of the times and Fate all have a great time playing ping-pong with two hearts that are meant to be together, whether they will admit it or not! Fabulously fun historical romance reading!

I received a complimentary ARC edition from Tammy L. Bailey!

The Sea Was a Fair Master by Calvin Demmer

The Sea Was a Fair Master
by Calvin Demmer

My rating: 5 stars

Publisher: Unnerving (June 5, 2018)
Publication Date: June 5, 2018
Genre: Dark Anthology | Short Stories
Print Length: 83 pages
Available from: Amazon

The world’s fate lies with a comatose young girl; an android wants to remember a human she once knew under Martian skies; men at sea learn that the ocean is a realm far different from land, where an unforgiving god rules; a school security guard discovers extreme English class; and a man understands what the behemoth beneath the sea commands of him.

The Sea Was a Fair Master is a collection of 23 stories, riding the currents of fantasy, science fiction, crime, and horror. There are tales of murder, death, loss, revenge, greed, and hate. There are also tales of hope, survival, and love.

For the sea was a fair master.

The Sea Was a Fair Master
by Calvin Demmer

The Sea Was a Fair MasterA talented author knows how to set the tone, the atmosphere and tell their story. In the case of author Calvin Demmer, he set that tone, that atmosphere and told several short stories without missing a beat! THE SEA WAS A FAIR MASTER is dark, edgy reading with hints of horror, the unbelievable, the gut-clenching and the just plain creepy.

Several of the twenty-three tales told could easily be expanded into longer, and probably more gruesome tales, but most importantly, each one is complete or leaves us hanging at just the right time!

Now, before you think this is just a compilation of horror, be advised, there is a love story that clearly demonstrates how far a man will go to please the woman he loves. There is even a tale of an android grieving the loss of her human friend. Then again, some people find ways to make their lover leave, permanently. Sail the seas at your own peril or rescue a young child from the end of the world (at your own peril).

Calvin Demmer’s wicked-sharp imagination comes across in each story in an economy of words and a wealth of reading entertainment that can be read in pieces, chunks or the entire book!

I received a complimentary ARC edition from Calvin Demmer!

Royally Hung by Anne Marsh

Royally Hung
My Rating:
Written by: Anne Marsh
Print Length: 266 pages
Publisher: InterMix
Publication Date: May 22, 2018
Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
Genre: Contemporary Royal Romance

Fairy tales always have a Prince Charming and a bad guy. In real life, Prince Charming is the bad guy and his favorite happy ending is the big O.

I'm Prince Dare but you can call me Prince Charming. Cinderella never wanted the prince--she wanted a night out, a banging dress, and some midnight fun. I deliver that. I make being bad look way more fun than being good, and no one leaves my royal bed without a happy ending.

When my uncle, the reigning king of Vale, orders me to marry and offers to make me the heir to the throne, I'm thrown for a loop. I'm the spare, the extra, the free gift with purchase. I can't be the hero and I won't be the villain who knocks his brother off the throne, so I've come up with an evil plan of my own...

I'll marry someone completely unsuitable to take myself out of the running. The only problem? My suitably unroyal bride is far too tempting to resist--Edee is funny, sweet, and sexy. And best of all, she's American. It's a great plan. Everything's working out just fine until reality starts to intrude on my fantasy and for the first time ever, I wish fairy tales did come true.
Royally HungRoyally Hung by Anne Marsh

Called by his uncle the king of Vale to do his royal duty and marry, bad boy Prince Dare wants to fight it every step of the way. He is sowing some of his wild oats, when he runs into Edee, an American.

Edee has built up a successful second hand internet designer clothes business from nothing, She smart, goal centered woman who knows exactly what the prince is after but isn’t going to fall for his charms.

Until they both start to fall and then the realization that an American wasn’t what the King’s idea of the perfect Prince of Vale’s bride would be.

Marsh writes marvelous flirty and dirty with a heart of gold.

I received this copy of Royally Hung from Berkley Publishing Group - InterMix. This is my honest and voluntary review. Royally Hung is set for publication May 22, 2018.