Monday, September 17, 2018

Review: Siren's Calling (The Sea King's Daughters #4) by Piper J. Drake




Amae Waters is a mermaid blending in with humankind. 

Her mission? Prepare the oceans for the return of her 

people. But a new predator has entered the Puget 

Sound, defying human understanding, and Amae must face

 it and darker dangers lurking in the deep.

Available September 18th – Siren’s Calling, The Sea King’s Daughters IV, An urban fantasy novella by Piper J Drake.



Title: Siren’s Calling
Author: Piper J. Drake
Series: The Sea King’s Daughters
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: September 18, 2018
Publisher: Independent
Print Length: 22,000 words
ASIN: B07FWSWV5T

Amae Waters will never live up to her father's expectations--she's not a leader and she's not a soldier. Rather than live with his disappointment, she's left his realm and built a life for herself in Seattle, a mermaid blending in with humankind. Her mission? To prepare the oceans for the return of her people. But she's not sure she's cut out to accomplish that either.

A new predator has entered the waters of the Puget Sound, ravaging orcas and leaving their carcasses to wash ashore for humans to find. Whatever is killing them is beyond human understanding and Amae must find it before it irrevocably damages the complex balance of the ocean ecosystems.

But a greater danger lurks in the deep. Amae is done evading traps. She'll defend her territory and prove she needn't be a soldier to be a warrior or become the sacrifice used to end her people.

Look for other stories in this exciting Urban Fantasy series from Philippa Ballantine, Stacia D. Kelly, Lauren Harris, Katee Robert, and Asa Maria Bradley.



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Review:

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I liked the story much more than I did with Siren's curse. It felt more complete in many ways. It got me thinking that the story is going somewhere and it made me more excited about the fifth book. Also, there is a hint of romance and I am all in for that. The cover is a little weird meaning that the model has a pose that seems random, but at least she looks like the heroine. Once again the story is only told from the siren's point of view and I was completely fine with that. The story was good and satisfying and I want to see where the authors are going to take the stories of the rest of the sirens.




Excerpt from Siren’s Calling:
I tasted blood in the water.
Changing course with a flick of my tail, I swam against the fast-moving ocean current toward the source. There were no vibrations in the water to indicate the thrashing of a living thing in distress and the seas were quieter than usual. Not surprising, with this much blood carried on the currents. Predators would be drawn to it and prey would be wise to leave the area or hide.
Curious, I’d come to investigate, thinking one of the killer whale pods had taken a baleen whale. It wasn’t unheard of, though it didn’t happen often. A big kill like that would draw plenty of ocean denizens, and I hadn’t tasted whale in a long time. I wouldn’t kill one, not when I couldn't finish consuming it myself and not when so many whale species were endangered, but I wouldn’t let it go to waste, either.
When I didn’t find anything in open water, I’d pulled myself up onto the rocky outcropping between islands and found it. The body. But it wasn’t a humpback or gray whale, not a mink or fin whale, either. It was an orca, a killer whale, and that didn’t make any kind of sense.
Before I could take a closer look, the sound of a powerful motor cut through the morning calls of seabirds. Harbor seals lifted their heads and looked around from where they lay on another rock outcropping. A lone Steller sea lion grunted and scratched his head with a huge hind flipper. He turned to stare at me and I met his gaze, unconcerned. He was a prime specimen of a bull, the largest I’d ever encountered, but he posed no threat to me.
The waves slapped against the rocks around my tail fin in a changed cadence. A boat was approaching, and with it, humans. They were probably whale watching, which meant every one of them would be on the lookout for wildlife. Most of them would have binoculars. I couldn’t let them see me in this form.
I dove back into the water, darting through forests of kelp and berating myself for lingering past dawn. There was too much light and I had to dive deep to be sure nothing on the surface caught sight of even a tail flick from me.
As far as humans were concerned, I didn’t exist. I was a myth, a fairy tale.
If they saw me, they might not even believe what they’d seen. In their dreams or after too many drinks, they might whisper, “Mermaid.”
And they’d be right.


About Piper J. Drake:
Piper J. Drake is a bestselling author of romantic suspense and edgy contemporary romance, a frequent flyer, and day job road warrior. She is often distracted by dogs, cupcakes, and random shenanigans.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Promo: Dirty Headlines by L.J. Shen

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"Dirty Headlines is a fantastic enemies to lovers office romance with a perfect filthy asshole hero that I wish I'd written myself." - Laurelin Paige, New York Times bestselling author

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Célian Laurent.
Manhattan royalty.
Notorious playboy.
Heir to a media empire.
…And my new boss.
I could have impressed him, if not for last month’s unforgettable one-night stand.
I left it with more than orgasms and a pleasant memory—namely, his wallet.
Now he’s staring me down like I’m the dirt under his Italian loafers, and I’m supposed to take it.
But the thing about being Judith “Jude” Humphry is I have nothing to lose.
Brooklyn girl.
Infamously quirky.
Heir to a stack of medical bills and a tattered couch.
When he looks at me from across the room, I see the glint in his eyes, and that makes us rivals.
He knows it.
So do I.
Every day in the newsroom is a battle.
Every night in his bed, war.
But it’s my heart at stake, and I fear I’ll be raising the white flag.

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Excerpt:
He had an American accent. Not French. American. Smooth. Familiar. Ordinary. He fired out sentences at the speed of light. I heard him, but I couldn’t listen. Shock gripped my body as the pieces of the puzzle fell into place. My dirty one-night stand was my boss. My lying, American boss. And now I had to deal with that—hopefully for a very long time, because I desperately needed this job.
Someone snapped their fingers, and my gaze shot from Célian’s face to Grayson.
His forehead had crumpled into a frown. “You look like you’re trying hard not to cry or having a really intense orgasm. I’m hoping for you that it’s the latter and some kind of a weird-slash-awesome condition. You okay?”
I nodded, scraping up a smile. “Sorry. Zero orgasms happening under this dress. I just zoned out for a second.”Lies. I was about to orgasm just remembering how good Célianhad felt parting my thighs with his big, callused hands and dipping his tongue into my slit.
Then words stopped streaming down on everyone’s heads like a scalding shower, and I realized that indeed there was something worse than hearing Célianspeak in his perfect American English. And that was not hearing him speak at all. Because now the icicles were pointed at me like a cocked gun.
I glanced up to meet his gaze. He stared at me for exactly one second before his focus snapped to Grayson. “Am I understood, Gregory?” he asked.
Gregory?
“Crystal clear, sir,” Grayson bowed, his voice trembling at the edges.
Célian jerked his chin toward me. “Your cover girl material is going downhill.”
God. Damn. Bastard.
He recognized me, and I knew it. His eyes had kindled, melting the ice and growing darker the minute our gazes mingled. He remembered, and maybe it killed him that I was here in the same way it buried me.
I want my iPod back, my gaze told him. I had over three thousand songs on that thing, and they were all too good to be wasted on that jerk.
“Jude Humphry. Junior reporter. It’s her first day,” Grayson highlighted, almost pleadingly. He shifted in my direction, as if he might need to physically protect me from the sharp-tongued, suited monster.
I suppressed a smile when I realized I’d told Célianmy last name was Spears. Well, he certainly wasn’t a Timberlake. He was a Laurent. An American monarch through and through. A billionaire, a powerful force, and judging by our one and only encounter—a raging playboy.
This man was inside you, I internally shrieked. And not just once. His cock was buried so deep in you, you screamed. You can still taste the salty, earthy flavor of his cum.You know he has a freckle on his lower back. You know what sound he makes when he empties inside a woman.
I internally thanked my mind for ruining my panties in public, and nodded. “Pleasure to meet you, sir.” I offered him my hand, my face flushing with embarrassment at my choice of words.
Everyone was looking at us, and there were at least fifty people in the room. Célian—if that was even his name—ignored my outreached hand. Instead, he turned his face to the man beside him. “Mathias, any other words of wisdom?”
Mathias? Wasn’t that his father? Just how cold was the man with the icy blue eyes?
“I think you touched everything,” said the big boss—and he did have a heavy French accent, so at least the lie had a seed. Mathias stared at me placidly, like he could read the secret his son and I shared on my face.
Célian spun toward me, uncuffing his cufflinks and rolling his sleeves up his veiny forearms. “Accounting can go back to their unfortunate line of work. Couture is excused from this meeting—though not forgiven for their horrid blog. Miss Humphry?” He snapped his fingers impatiently.
He was already waltzing down the narrow hallway, knowing I’d chase him like a puppy, and no doubt taking pleasure in that fact.
“I have a bone to pick with you.”
Bone, boner—same difference, right?
I shot Grayson a please-save-my-butt look. His eyes said, I would but I still have a life to live.
I followed Célian down the hall, my Chucks slapping the floor in a hurry. He sliced through the throng of accountants, then stopped at a corner office, opened the door, barked “Out!” to the man inside, and tilted his head for me to go in. I did. He closed the door, and it was just the two of us.
Two feet of empty space between us.

About LJ Shen:

LJShenL.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.
Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets people's’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.
She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.



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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Blog tour: The Red Ledger Series (part 5) by Meredith Wild


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The Red Ledger Series (part 5)
by Meredith Wild 
Release Date: 10th September
Genre: Suspense/thriller
The Red Ledger, a binge-worthy suspense/thriller series with Wild’s 
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Synopsis
TOMORROW ISN'T PROMISED... I’ve seen death. I’ve watched my place in the world fall away. Every day, the life I’ve chosen with Tristan changes shape. It’s not the life I wanted for us, but it’s ours. I accept this, as unready as I sometimes feel to face the dark side of humanity he knows too well.  Now the person who’s responsible for putting us on this path has slipped from our grasp. Our grand plans to free Tristan from the life of a mercenary are unraveling. Friends are looking more like foes, and the truth we’ve been searching for is uglier than we could have ever imagined.  Every tomorrow brings a new fight I pray we can win. But what if tomorrow is something I’ve taken for granted all this time? What if we’ve met our match? What if tomorrow never comes?


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"Meredith Wild effortlessly moves into the suspense genre, joining the ranks of James Patterson and Robert Ludlum. Thrilling, suspenseful and heart-stopping!"
-New York Times bestselling author Alessandra Torre

Review:

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I really liked the serials so far, but this one was my least favorite. I couldn't focus on the story and I didn't really care about what was happening. I might have to go back and reread it to continue the story properly, but at this point, I am not feeling it. The story ended and I didn't feel the need to read the next installment ASAP. I don't know if what I feel is something that's my fault, or if this part wasn't written as good as the other part were. It's a shame because so far the author had written something that was compelling to me and I was loving it, trying to find clues about what happened in the past or about the direction the author wanted to take the story to. The ending of part 5 is promising and I look forward to part 6. 

"The Red Ledger is Wild's most daring, suspenseful, and brilliantly executed work to date."
-USA Today bestseller Angel Payne
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Meet The Author
Meredith Wild is a #1 New York TimesUSA Today, and international bestselling author. After publishing her debut novel Hardwired in September 2013, Wild used her ten years of experience as a tech entrepreneur to push the boundaries of her “self-published” status, becoming stocked in brick-and-mortar bookstore chains nationwide and forging relationships with the major retailers.
In 2014, Wild founded her own imprint, Waterhouse Press, under which she hit No. 1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers lists. She has been featured on CBS This Morning, The Today Show, the New York TimesThe Hollywood ReporterPublishers Weekly, and The Examiner. Her foreign rights have been sold in over 20 languages.
Living on Florida’s Gulf Coast with her husband and three children, she refers to herself as a techie, whiskey appreciator, and shameless sun worshipper. Find out more about what projects she’s working on next at www.meredithwild.com.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Release Blitz: Her Prince's Secret Baby: A Forbidden Royal Romance byIlsa Ames





Title: Her Prince's Secret Baby
Author: Ilsa Ames
Genre: Contemporary Royal Romance
Release Date: September 11, 2018



Blurb

There’s really only one rule: don’t f*ck the nanny.
I’m a wealthy, powerful heir to a throne.
She’s my strictly off limits employee.
I want her saying “yes, your highness.”
What I get instead is “the baby’s yours”.


“Love” left me broken and shattered once. But it also left me with my little girl, Livia.

All I need is a nanny to watch her. But what I get with Cara is an obsession. An addiction to the last girl in the world I should have anything to do with.

I’m her boss. A prince. Heir to a throne and a kingdom. But temptation is the sweetest sin, and Cara’s gorgeous, soft curves and fiery sass are breaking the last of my willpower.

But there’s a secret she’s not telling me – a scandal that could bring my kingdom to its knees. A secret that’sgrowing between us…

Can I risk it all for love? Will I give up my billions and my kingdom for a taste of the forbidden fruit?

…What about for the mother of my unborn child?

I take it back, there are two rules. And the second rule is don’t fall for the nanny.

Whoops.

Her Prince’s Secret Baby is a full-length contemporary royal romance. Hot as sin and sweet as sugar, with a dominant alpha hero who’ll stop at nothing to have and protect what’s his. Safe, no cliffhanger, and a guaranteed happy ever after!








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Review:

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

I am not a fan of the cover. I am sorry, but I don't like it and I don't think that it fits the story. Actually, I wasn't a big fan of the story either. Livia spends more time with Cara than her father and I don't feel like her father liked her much. For one, they don't have a son and daughter moment and it's only mentioned that Andrej spends some time with his daughter. How am I supposed to believe that he actually cared for the little girl? Because I don't and I didn't even when I was reading the book. Cara is not the person I imagine when I wonder who is my heroine supposed to act. She is the best thing that happened in the book, but she is not something wow. I wanted to read this book for the secret baby trope, but it wasn't a big part of the book and that was disappointing.











Author Bio


Ilsa Ames is two die-hard romance readers-turned-authors. Best friends, moms, secret (and sometimes not so secret…) smut lovers, and crappy reality television junkies.

Smokin' hot, dominant alphas, smart, sassy heroines, & contemporary romance stories to make you say "yes please!". 

We hope you enjoy!


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Monday, September 10, 2018

Review: Love like ours(Sugar Lake, #3) by Melissa Foster




A Romance with All the Right Moves!


LOVE LIKE OURS
Sugar Lake #3
Melissa Foster
Releasing Sept 11, 2018
Montlake


One wrong move, and she meets a guy with all the right ones…

Talia Dalton lives her life on cruise control. Despite her successful career as a professor, she prefers protecting her broken heart to taking chances. She’s calm, cool, collected, and steady. Until the morning she takes her eyes off that familiar road and almost runs over the sexiest man she’s ever seen. It may not be the best way to start the day, but it might be the type of shake-up she needs.

Male dancer Derek Grant has goals, and nothing is going to get in the way of achieving them. As a graduate student and the sole caretaker of his ailing father, he hasn’t much time for relationships. Then Talia crashes into his life. Sweet, pretty—and so buttoned-up that he can’t wait to help her cut loose.

For Derek, falling in love was a beautiful accident waiting to happen. And it might be exactly what Talia needs—if she’s willing to let go of the past and embrace every surprise Derek has to offer.

LOVE LIKE OURS is being published by Montlake (an Amazon imprint) and won’t be available on other ebook retailers, but you can download a FREE Kindle ereader app to read it here, or order the paperback.


Review:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars 

Love like ours is the third book in the series and I must say that it's another winner. We have the forbidden element of a student/teacher relationship, but it doesn't last long which is a shame. It would have been very naughty, but then it wouldn't have fit the author's style. I liked the main characters and I have to give a shout-out to Derek and Jonah's relationship. He is a very decided son and he truly did the best he could do to help his father. He gave up a dream in order to help him. Then he got a new one and with the help of his friends he will achieve it.  I really wish we had the chance to see more of Derek's friends. Could we possibly have a new series about them once they start working at the facility Derek wants to build?  All of them were interesting and I want to know more about them. Now that they are introduced they need a story. And speaking of stories, in December we will get another book about Jonah and Derek where we will see their drawings. Having them described in this book wasn't enough for me and from the moment they were mentioned I wanted to see them. Even if I don't get an arc version to review, I will read it because I will do something that doesn't happen often and buy a book (Relax people, for the past two years I only read arcs and freebies on amazon or books from my library). 

I was a little worried about some situations in this book but everything went well and the characters stayed true to the image I had of them in my mind. The drama wasn't over the top and I felt like I was reading a book about two adults instead of two teenagers. Piper is next I suppose and I feel like her book is going to be a ride where you don't know if you scream from horror or happiness. Maybe Talia's friend, the professor she was substituting for, will be Piper's man. 

On a final note, I want to say that the man on the cover reminds me of Jamie Dornan. 

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Blog tour: Wild (The Wild Duet, #1) by Colet Abedi

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Wild by Colet Abedi Series: (The Wild Duet, #1) Publication Date: September 4, 2018


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My name is Wyld Buchanan. Fresh out of college, I have a coveted intern position at the biggest movie studio in Hollywood, and probably the only virgin left in tinsel town.
One night, I decided to take fate into my own hands. I was going to lose my innocence to a sexy stranger.
He thought I was being mysterious when I told him my name was Wild. He thought I was just another starry eyed girl looking for a ticket to the shinier life. He thought wrong. And what are the odds I would ever see him again?
I should have taken that bet because who would have guessed my sexy stranger was Jamie freaking Donovan. Mr. Hollywood himself. Things were about to get a whole lot wilder….

Review:

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Wild is the first part of the Wild duet. The main characters of the story are Jamie and Wyld. Jamie was my favorite, while Wyld has to put on a lot of effort to impress me in the second book.  I wouldn't read Jamie's name in the right way. I kept reading Jamie Dornan instead of  Jamie Donovan and even though this has nothing to do with my perspective of the character I wanted to mention it. He is book boyfriend material and he did nothing but prove that he was into his relationship with Wyld. He did everything a good boyfriend would do and I am in love with him. His lady is another story. One of her friends mentions that she is a drama queen and I couldn't agree more. Every single part that had drama started because of her, was continued by her and ended with simple logic or words. This is not the kind of heroine I want in my book. By accident, I read the last few sentences of the book when I was halfway through it and I knew that Wyld was going to blame Jamie and make a huge deal out of it without having all the facts or even thinking. I think that she just wanted to play the victim and that was it. I will explain more on my review for the second book. The three stars represent the average rating from these two characters (5 for Jamie, 1 for Wyld).


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Excerpt:

The force of his energy nearly sucks the life right out of me. “Hi.” “Hi,” I say in return, hoping my voice sounds calm. My breath catches when he unexpectedly entwines his hand in my hair and rubs the back of my neck. Lightening shoots through my body, the slight touch of his hands triggering a river of goose bumps all along my skin. His bold move only serves to turn me on even more. “Did you feel that?” he asks, his voice echoing my own surprise over my body’s reaction to his simple touch. I bite my lower lip, refusing to answer. I lock eyes with him. My reaction seems to annoy him, and he tugs on my hair, bringing his lips a breath away from mine. I gasp in longing. I want to feel those lips on mine more than anything. “Answer me,” he growls, his eyes feral. I still don’t want to. I know I’m playing with something I don’t understand—a chemical reaction…with a man I don’t even know. His grip slackens, and his hand begins to rub my neck. His long fingers move down the top of my spine to where the zipper begins on my dress. He grabs hold of it and begins to toy with it, like he might unzip me right there in front of the entire room. Not that they even notice. Or care. A quick glance around shows me the exact scene I glimpsed the second I walked in. Except now, Kerri is sandwiched between the two blonds, smiling coquettishly like she doesn’t know which one to pick. When I look back up at my mystery man, his smile is possessive. “You’re coming with me.”
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Meet the Author:

Colet Abedi is a television and film executive based in Los Angeles. She had her first taste of living her dream as head writer and showrunner for the FOX-owned MyNetworkTV serials, American Heiress and Fashion House. She is the creator and executive producer of Unsealed: Alien Files, which is in its fourth season. She is the co-author of young adult fiction novel, FAE. Book one was released by Diversion Publishing Group and was an instant bestseller. The Dark King, the second in the planned FAE trilogy, was released in May 2014. FAE was optioned by Ridley Scott & Giannina Scott.
Colet is a native of California, graduated with a B.A. in English literature from the University of California at Irvine, and currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three dogs.

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