Tag Archive | paranormal romance

Review: When Life Gives You Demons

Title: When Life Gives You Demons

Author: Jennifer Honeybourne

Date of Publication: July 17th, 2018

Goodreads Summary:

Sixteen-year-old Shelby Black has spent the past year training to be an exorcist. Her great-uncle Roy—a Catholic priest and Shelby’s guardian—believes she has a gift for expelling demons, and he’s put her through exorcist boot camp hell, but he still doesn’t trust her to do an exorcism on her own.

High school is hard enough without having to explain that you fight demons for a living, so Shelby keeps her extracurricular activity quiet, especially from Spencer, her cute math tutor. Secrets run in Shelby’s family, though: her mother has been missing ever since an exorcism went horribly wrong, and Uncle Roy is tight-lipped about it. But Shelby’s hell-bent on finding her mom, no matter what—even if what it ends up costing her her soul AND a date with Spencer.

My Review:

Just based on the cover alone I knew this would be a fun book! It was like Buffy except with exorcisms.

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There were some funny and great moments, especially with the possessed people! I also really liked Shelby and Spencer. Sometimes I wanted to shake the both of them for not talking to each other about things. Also, I wish there would have been more development and conversations between the two. But that’s okay!

Even though the setting is real life, it still had a unique feel to it which I sucked right in. If you need a break and want to read something fun, check this out!

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Review: First to Fall

Title: First to Fall

Author: Alexa Whitewolf

Date of Publication: March 21st, 2018

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Goodreads Summary:

When the games become real, all bets are off in love and war… 

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I’d been staring at Luz for who knows how long. Hell, years maybe. But something in her called to me as surely as the full moon. Unfortunately, she only has eyes for Lucas. So call me a sucker for punishment, but I’m going to help her. if she wants to draw the alpha’s attention, what better way than dating his second in command? Even if it is fake.

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Something about Lucas changed, and lately it’s all I can do to stop panting after him. Then Dominic comes with this crazy idea: pretend to be his girlfriend, to make Lucas realize he’s got the hots for me. And the plan almost works… Until I start falling for the wrong guy. Oh and somewhere in there, find out I live in a town ruled by werewolves. Why can’t life ever be simple?

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My Review:

I normally don’t read a lot of the werewolf type books because when I want a werewolf, I want a real werewolf, blood and guts! However, I really liked this paranormal romance! I loved the pack of wolves!

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It’s told in dual POV’s between Dom and Lucrezia, and I loved them both! The one thing I have noticed with Alexa’s writing is that she knows how to write swoon really well, especially with it not being overly ridiculous! And I loved these two characters together!

Don’t worry though, you also get some suspense, some original folklore (at least I think it’s original because I’ve never heard of it), but if not, then it hasn’t been overused before. Also for those of you who love stand alone books, you can read this one by itself because the next one is a different boy from the pack! And I can’t wait to read it!

 

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Review: Hidden Hero

Title: Hidden Hero

Author: Amy Patrick

Date of Publication: November 26th, 2017

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Goodreads Summary:

A hero can come from the unlikeliest of places…

After a year-long separation and a search across continents, Macy and Nic have found each other again. Now they must find her family—the birth mother who abandoned her at the hospital and fled back to her people’s secret sanctuary—if they are to beat the clock and save the human race from the onslaught of the coming Plague.
Alessia didn’t intend to activate the deadly virus, but after determining that Nic betrayed her, she’s almost glad she did. The only problem? She won’t be around to enjoy the aftermath—she’s being held captive on a remote, windswept island by a mysterious guy who’s completely immune to her Sway and won’t let her get close enough to use her deadly glamour on him.
Give in to the Glamour once more as the end of the human world looms, an ancient secret is unearthed, and a hidden hero emerges.

My Review:

This has been such a fun series! This book was just as good as the rest. This time around we get a couple of other POV’s which are Alessia and Wes, along with Nic and Macy who were the main characters in the other two books. I hate to say it, but I loved Alessia and Wes more than Nic and Macy! But don’t worry Nic and Macy are still awesome!

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Amy Patrick is great at writing swoon, and there was some excellent swoon! The Elf thing is obviously cool, but add in some nymphs and witches, and it creates a whole awesome new ballgame!

There were some pretty stressful parts in this book that kept me on my toes, but it was all worth it in the end. The ending was absolutely perfect!

Read the first book Hidden Deep for free on Amazon

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Review: Black Bird of the Gallows

Title: Black Bird of the Gallows

Author: Meg Kassel

Date of Publication: September 5th, 2017

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Goodreads Summary:

A simple but forgotten truth: Where harbingers of death appear, the morgues will soon be full.

Angie Dovage can tell there’s more to Reece Fernandez than just the tall, brooding athlete who has her classmates swooning, but she can’t imagine his presence signals a tragedy that will devastate her small town. When something supernatural tries to attack her, Angie is thrown into a battle between good and evil she never saw coming. Right in the center of it is Reece—and he’s not human.

What’s more, she knows something most don’t. That the secrets her town holds could kill them all. But that’s only half as dangerous as falling in love with a harbinger of death.

My Review:

So, this book has a lot of good reviews that I have seen. But, it just didn’t grab hold of me as much as I wished. I will state first and foremost that I loved the whole crow aspect. Very cool!

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Going into the book, I did not know there was going to be a bee aspect. This is where it got odd and strange for me. Maybe because it was bees, and I just don’t see bees as being a part of a villain. I just couldn’t get past that.

I also did not connect to the characters. I liked the connection between Reece and Angie, but I needed more before the undying love for each other came into play. Again, I usually don’t mind insta love stuff, it’s the love triangle stuff that bothers me. Thank goodness there wasn’t one of those here.

Other than that, the rest was very interesting, especially the whole harbinger background. I think my favorite part, which was a small part, was when the character Hank came into the picture. That was a very cool detailed visualization. I felt the writing was also well done throughout. I feel like most people who are a fan of paranormal romance will like this book, but there have only been a few that I have really liked, which are generally Jennifer Armentrout’s books.

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Myths & Legends: Release Day + Giveaway

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Today is the release day for the Myths & Legends boxed set! Get 20 books from 20 different authors in one boxed set for only 0.99$!

This is my stop during the book blitz for the Myths & Legends Boxed Set. This is the sixth and final post during this tour. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours.

Myths & Legends is a compilation of 20 Full-Length Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy reads currently available to buy for only 99c, including works from New York Times, USA Today, Bestselling, and various Award-Winning authors!

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by Margo Bond Collins, N.R. Larry, Joanne Wadsworth, J.H. Croix, Madisyn Ashmore, Michelle Madow, Amber Lynn Natusch, Chrissy Peebles, Genevieve Jack, Siobhan Davis, S.L. Morgan, J.L. Hendricks, Lisa Manifold, Corinne O’Flynn, Andrea Pearson, Emily Martha Sorensen, Ever Coming, Sarah M Cradit, Rachael Slate, Olivia Wildenstein and Cael Percy

Genre: Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy

Age category: Young Adult, New Adult and Adult

Release Date: 18 April, 2017

Blurb:

The MYTHS & LEGENDS Boxed Set is a compilation of 20 Full-Length Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy reads, including works from USA Today bestsellers, Bestselling Harlequin authors, and various Award-Winning authors!

Gear up for a collection packed with an exciting mix of undiscovered existing titles and brand new content! The pages inside are packed with everything from vampires, faeries, witches, and shifters to romantic quests, cities brimming with paranormal activity, secret societies, and ruthless villains.

With over a million words of fiction, this is your one stop shop for vampire and witch romance, urban fantasy, shifter romance, and spellbinding myths from more than twenty bestselling authors!

*Estimated Total Page Count: 5,000+

You can find Myths & Legends on Goodreads

20 books in one boxed set for only 0.99$!

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The Authors:

Margo Bond Collins

N.R. Larry

Joanne Wadsworth

J.H. Croix

Madisyn Ashmore

Michelle Madow

Amber Lynn Natusch

Chrissy Peebles

Genevieve Jack

Siobhan Davis

S.L. Morgan

J.L. Hendricks

Lisa Manifold

Corinne O’Flynn

Andrea Pearson

Emily Martha Sorensen

Ever Coming

Sarah M Cradit

Rachael Slate

Olivia Wildenstein

Cael Percy

Release Day Giveaway

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The authors of this box set are hosting a big giveaway to celebrate the release of the Myths & Legends box set! One winner will win a $100 Amazon gift card!

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Tour Wide Giveaway

During the book blitz for Myths & Legends there’s a tour wide giveaway! These are the prizes you can win:
– 5 Myths & Legends Boxsets
– 3 $10 Amazon Gift Cards
– Various signed paperbacks by the participating authors

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Review: Dead Over Heels

Title: Dead Over Heels

Author: Theresa Braun

Date of Publication: November 16th, 2016

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Goodreads Summary:

Veronica’s first date with Sebastian not only stirs up a powerful attraction, but also a series of supernatural events that will tear them apart.

After countless hours of dead end online dating, Veronica meets up with Sebastian at a reportedly haunted restaurant, since he knows she has a fascination with the paranormal. While enjoying their meals and each other’s company, they share a shocking supernatural experience. Their romantic connection is overshadowed by the ghosts of their own pasts that threaten to destroy their budding relationship. Veronica decides she must return to the restaurant to face her past and dig up more answers. Unfortunately, she realizes she must go back, this time with a reluctant Sebastian. In the end, they join forces against the evil that stands between them, but will they make it out alive?

My Review:

This was actually a pretty good novella. I needed the break of reading really long books, so this was just what I needed.

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I normally am not a fan of most ghost books because most of them I find lame, but this one was actually interesting. I loved how everything connected. I really liked Veronica, and I found her interesting, and Sebastian was cute.

I didn’t know where the story was going to go, but it didn’t go where I thought it would! If you are looking for a quick and interesting read, check this out!

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Cashmere: Review + Giveaway

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About the Book:

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Title: CASHMERE

Author: Temple West

Release Date: February 14, 2017

Publisher: In Medias Res Publications

Pages: 460

Find it:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble

 

Synopsis:

This high-stakes sequel to Velvet proves that when you’re the only human caught in a paranormal war, high school can get a little tricky. With Adrian’s brother trapped in hell, the Praetorian Guard has made Stony Creek their base-of-operations, but Caitlin has a bad feeling they’re more interested in her than in finding Lucian. Caught in a sea of conspiracies and lies, Caitlin and Adrian perform a risky magical procedure in an attempt to protect Caitlin from compulsion.

Relieved that her nightmares have ended, Caitlin is disturbed to find that something even stranger has taken their place.

Determined to get on with her life, even amid a crazy paranormal manhunt, she applies for a competitive summer fashion internship in New York. Searching desperately for answers about what Caitlin might be, how Adrian’s father is involved, and where Lucian has been kidnapped to, Caitlin and Adrian must rely on each other to survive. But when the truth finally comes to light, the consequences are unimaginable.

And the question still haunts them both: even if they survive, how will they deal with the fact that Adrian is immortal and Caitlin is not?

My Review:

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I have been waiting for almost two years for this book, and I was jumping for joy to read an ARC! Lucian is still missing! My little, cute, crazy vampire!

My favorite part in Cashmere is the bond between Caitlin and Adrian. There isn’t the bickering and arguing that can get out of control and annoying. These two cool cats are a team, and a nerdy awesome team at that! The romance was soooooo good!

The action and vampire stuff is in the background for a while, but Caitlin begins to have these strange episodes that happen at night when she is asleep. As time goes on, the dreams get stranger as she tries to figure out what is going on.

Just like in book one, Caitlin is still all about designing and there is a lot of that going on when she goes away for the summer. It gave me major Project Runway vibes!

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Things start to really pick up towards the end, and my head is still spinning from what the heck just happened? Seriously? Can book three just come out this year because I have to knowwwwwwwww what happens next!

Also, if you haven’t read the first book Velvet yet, then definitely check it out!

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About Temple West:

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Temple West, debut author of the YA paranormal romance Velvet, is as nerdy in real life as she is on the Twitter. Armed with a very shiny English degree, she spent four months in Oxford holed up at the Radcliffe Camera amongst the hush of ancient books and the rich musk of academia. Returning to Los Angeles, she acquired a concurrent degree in film, mostly as an excuse to write essays about The Princess Bride and Hook. She can sew (poorly), drive stick (please fasten your seatbelt), and mostly lift her feet off the ground while stuttering into first gear on a very small motorcycle. She currently lives in Seattle and is the proud mother to a one-year-old laptop and a vintage Remington typewriter.

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will received signed copies of Velvet and Cashmere, International.  Temple is supplying the giveaway and her rules are here.  Giveaway ends 2/22/17.

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Tour Schedule:

February 7 — The Book Hookup — Character Interview

February 8 — Literary Dust — Review

February 9 — DanaSquare — Quirky Q&A

February 10 — BookCatPin — Book Excerpt / Quotes

February 11 —  The Book Academy — Video Interview

February 12 — And Then There Were Books — Review

February 13 — Zara’s Scribblings — Excerpt

February 14 — A Page With a View — Interview

February 15 — Crossroads Reviews — Review

February 16 —  Adventures of a  Book Junkie — Interview

February 17 — Bumblebee Books — Spotlight

February 18 — Rants and Raves of a Bibliophile — Book Excerpt / Quotes

February 19 — A Perfection Called Books — Quirky Q&A

February 20 — A Leisure Moment — Quirky Q&A

February 21 — Living Within Fiction — Interview

 

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