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Masks Anthology Release Day!

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Masks is such a fun anthology with wonderful stories told by wonderful authors! Mine is titled The Celebration Game, and I hope you check out this Mardi Gras themed anthology!

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Masks is a collection of 11 short stories by authors from various writing backgrounds. Each story takes a unique look at the celebration of Mardi Gras, from the bright and beautiful party culture to the dark and dangerous mysteries behind the fun. The collection includes stories in the historical fiction, romance, supernatural, and horror genres, all focused on the celebration of life, death, and all that happens in between.

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Avocado Bliss Release Day!

Avocado Bliss is officially out in the world today! This book means a lot to me because Type 1 diabetes is a big factor in my life! But this story has more than that! It’s a journey with fun times too! Hope you guys check it out my and Gerardo’s story!

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Dacre Vinson has spent the majority of his life in quite the predicament—even the surf and his books can’t erase his Type 1 diabetes. But when Dacre’s family moves to a new Mexican town, an eccentric girl obsessed with trees offers him a job on the spot, leading to what could be the perfect distraction from his problems.

Salbatora Tames has one true love, her avocado farm. Her family constantly nudges her to be more social, but Sal much prefers the dirt, the sun, and the solitude. Besides, trees listen better than people do.

For Sal and Dacre, their job won’t stay easy breezy for long, not when an avocado delivery to Palenque, Mexico pops up on their radar. Together, they embark on a road trip across the jungle, where they form a tighter bond. However, as obstacles arise, their new-found troubles may lead to more woes than bliss.

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Where would you like to take a road trip to?

Review: Transcend

Title: Transcend

Author: Natalia Jaster

Date of Publication: March 26th, 2020

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Goodreads Summary:

An arrogant deity, a snarky archeress, and a rebellious attraction.

Envy is a celestial seducer—all vain smirks and conceit.

Sorrow is a celestial spitfire—all edgy vibes and sarcasm.

Together, they’re a hot, magical mess. He’s hardly amused by the prickly shrew. She doesn’t have time for his narcissistic crap.

Too bad they’re stuck with one another.

In a star-crossed world divided between deities and humans, a celestial battle has begun. Transported into an enemy realm of seas and starlight, Envy and Sorrow weren’t supposed to get separated from their band of rebel immortals. They weren’t supposed to end up lost in an enclave of dark, mythical waterfalls.

And they definitely weren’t supposed to end up alone.

Not with each other.

My Review:

I’ve loved this entire series! Natalia knows how to write the best couples! And if you thought the other books in this series were swoony, then holy smokes prepare yourself, because this one has amazing romance!

I really liked getting into Sorrow’s head. She had a very interesting backstory, and yes sad, because she’s Sorrow! And Envy was much more than his sexy looks. He had a lovely heart in there too!

Another thing I enjoyed was seeing all the other couples together. All eight of these people made an awesome team! The words as usual was spot on and had some of the most beautiful writing I’ve ever seen! I’m sad that it’s over, but I can always reread their journeys!

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What emotion best describes you?

Review: House of Earth and Blood

Title: House of Earth and Blood

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Date of Publication: March 3rd, 2020

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Goodreads Summary:

Bound by blood.
Tempted by desire.
Unleashed by destiny.

Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She’ll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths.

Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose—to assassinate his boss’s enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he’s offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach.

As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City’s underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion—one that could set them both free, if they’d only let it.

With unforgettable characters, sizzling romance, and page-turning suspense, this richly inventive new fantasy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas delves into the heartache of loss, the price of freedom—and the power of love.

My Review:

When I read a Maas book, I always know I’m going to be in for a fun time! And this one did not let me down! However, it did take me a little longer to get into and love the characters! But that last 150 pages had my heart!

Bryce was an interesting character because she may have seemed superficial at first, but underneath her there’s so much more! Sometimes you just have to find the right person who can chip away at those hardened layers!

And oh dear lord, Hunt! Loved him! He was definitely like a mirror of Bryce! Both have been through so much pain and grief! I really liked the chemistry between the two of them!

At first, I just felt claustrophobic with so many fantasy and paranormal creatures thrown my way at one time. But as the pages turned, I really did fall in love with this world! There was plenty of action and surprises and I’m excited to see what happens next! 5 stars!

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What is your favorite fantasy or paranormal creature?

Review: Kings Rising

Title: Kings Rising

Author: C.S. Pacat

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Goodreads Summary:

Damianos of Akielos has returned.

His identity now revealed, Damen must face his master Prince Laurent as Damianos of Akielos, the man Laurent has sworn to kill.

On the brink of a momentous battle, the future of both their countries hangs in the balance. In the south, Kastor’s forces are massing. In the north, the Regent’s armies are mobilising for war. Damen’s only hope of reclaiming his throne is to fight together with Laurent against their usurpers.

Forced into an uneasy alliance the two princes journey deep into Akielos, where they face their most dangerous opposition yet. But even if the fragile trust they have built survives the revelation of Damen’s identity—can it stand against the Regent’s final, deadly play for the throne?

My Review:

Not much I can say besides this was one of the best series I’ve ever read! Damen and Laurent were absolute perfection. They were swoon and they were emotion and they were beautiful!

There are reveals that had me excited and other reveals I wasn’t expecting! I can’t express how much I love the world the author has built here. Yes, it’s dark, but yes, it’s awesome! And the side characters were wonderful, too!

Overall, this is a series I could read over and over again! My only complaint is I wanted an epilogue, but I’ll get to read that in the short story collection!

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What’s your favorite series?

Review: Prince’s Gambit

Title: Prince’s Gambit

Author: C.S. Pacat

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Goodreads Summary:

With their countries on the brink of war, Damen and his new master, Prince Laurent, must exchange the intrigues of the palace for the sweeping might of the battlefield as they travel to the border to avert a lethal plot.

Forced to hide his identity, Damen finds himself increasingly drawn to the dangerous, charismatic Laurent. But as the fledgling trust between the two men deepens, the truth of secrets from both their pasts is poised to deal them the crowning death blow . . .

My Review:

After book one, I had to dive straight into this bad boy. And seriously, it was even better than Captive Prince!

Damen, I love you! And Laurent, you have my heart! My sweet, sweet boys! The tension and angst between these two was perfect and on fire!

There were twists and betrayals and awesomeness and sadness and a lot of me with my eyes wide while reading!

Pacat has built an incredible world full of nightmares and treasures and I just need more! Can’t wait to read the last book!

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Have you read this series?

Review: Chasing Lucky

Title: Chasing Lucky

Author: Jenn Bennett

Date of Publication: May 5th, 2020

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Goodreads Summary:

Josie Saint-Martin is well-versed in the art of concealment. Bullied as a child, she’s spent most of her life with her single mother, moving from city to city, covering up what she doesn’t want others to see, comfortable behind the lens of her favorite vintage camera . . .until Josie’s grandmother dies and they return to her mother’s historical New England hometown to run the family bookstore. There, Josie pulls off the ultimate camouflage: dating Adrian, the Harvard-bound son of the most influential man in town.

But her smokescreen is blown when Adrian breaks up with her during his high school graduation party, and Josie’s poorly executed act of revenge lands her big-time trouble—jail alongside the last person she’d want to share a mugshot with: the mysterious and brooding son of the boat mechanic next door, Lucky Karras.

Forced to spend the summer together in mandatory community service, Josie and Lucky become the talk of their coastal town—shamed, trolled, and publicly disgraced. The weird thing is, Josie starts to not mind, because the pair have more in common than she once thought. A lotmore. But during a summer of secrets, in a town built on gossip, everything rises to the surface. Can Josie and Lucky swim past these obstacles, or will they both go down together?

My Review:

I’m never let down when I read a Jenn Bennett contemporary so my expectations were pretty high when I started Chasing Lucky! And luckily, it was just as awesome as all her other contemporaries!

I really liked Josie and being in her head. She had an interesting back story with her secretive mom. Also, as a side note, I’d like a book on Josie’s mom! Anyway, Josie was a photographer and I connected to her right away!

Lucky was the most adorable little thing ever. He has baggage and I wanted to give him a hug. I really liked his connection with Josie and when they were on the pages together, they lit them up!

Bennett writes the best dialogue and banter and I just want her to write contemporaries forever!

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What’s your favorite contemporary book?