Cover Reveal: All The Little Pieces – Róisín Black

Series: The Omega Security Series (Book Two)

Genre: Military Romance / Romantic Suspense

Release Date: 19th July 2018

Cover Designer: Stuart Bache, Art Director, Books Covered – The Book Cover Design Agency

He saved her once. Now he must put everything on the line, including his heart, to do it again.

Angelo Broussard, or Snake, as he is known to his SEAL team, is plucked from elite sniper training to go on a top secret C.I.A. operation. The goal is to capture the one man on the planet he most wants to put a bullet in but the op involves the one woman he can’t forget.

Dr. Ruby Obermeier, mega rich heiress and abduction survivor, has returned to her job as an E.R. doctor in Miami but is haunted by the events that took place on the day of her rescue from terrorists in Somalia. She works extra shifts so she doesn’t have to spend too much time alone in her apartment. That’s when her demons find her and drag her back to the Somalian outbuilding where she was battered and broken. She knows she needs to heal but she doesn’t know how. She needs someone to help her find her way back to herself but the last person she expects that to be is the sexy new security guard at the hospital.

Ever since Snake held Dr. Ruby Obermeier in his arms in Somalia, he hasn’t been able to get her out of his mind. He can’t believe he now gets to spend his days (and nights) watching over and protecting her. The only thing is, he can’t tell her who he is, who he really is, and how much danger she’s in.

The weeks turn into months and sizzling attraction turns into something much deeper. However, the threat against Ruby grows every day. Snake vows to keep her safe, even if it means he risks losing her forever.

 

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Cover Reveal: Firebird – Alice La Roux

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Release date: 20th April
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: The Graphics Shed

Being a King isn’t easy.

When a rebel group threatens the family business, Golden Apple Incorporated, Seraphina King must step up to the plate. Her father keeps her on a tight leash, a prized possession locked away in a gilded cage. In desperation he grants her the freedom to find those who want to harm them, but nothing is as it seems. People are going missing, women are turning up dead and then there’s her renegade stalker. The maverick with the emerald green eyes who always seems to be in the middle of things. Sera doesn’t know who to trust or what to believe.

What happens when the golden apple is rotten?

 

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Generation X – Douglas Coupland

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Set in the early 1990’s we see Dag, Claire and Andy try to navigate their life by telling stories.

Coupland’s novel is a kind of social commentary about the “disaffected and directionless” generation after the baby boomers and honestly, I found it pretty boring. To be fair to Coupland, he really does capture this kind of listless energy within the narrative and there’s a lot of interesting stylistic choices that I’d get a kick out of analyzing. As an everyday read though, its very meh and I’m not really sure why its been given the cult status it has.

Great for study, not so sure about anything else.

Cover Reveal: The Lakes – Amanda Dick

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Genre: Romantic Women’s Fiction/Family Saga
Release date: 30 March 2018

A noble deed, a rash decision and an ordinary day turns into a day one family will never forget.

December 1997, Navigator Bay, New Zealand. Eight-year-old Eli Lake has a strong moral compass and a rebellious heart. When he is honour-bound to defend his younger sister Becca by punching the school bully in the playground, he doesn’t stop to think about the consequences. Unfortunately the headmaster doesn’t seem to understand that Eli is no snitch. While waiting outside the headmaster’s office as the school calls his mother, Eli makes a split-second decision to run.

If there is one person in his world he can count on to back him up, it’s Nanna. But on his way to Nanna’s house, he passes the cemetery. Inside, a girl in a white dress places wildflowers on headstones. In a single heartbeat curiosity overpowers urgency and a day that began as ordinary is destined to end in tragedy.

Amanda Dick’s exciting new series begins with this prequel novella, an introduction to the Lake family. It’s as nostalgic and innocent as it is heart-breaking. How can you forgive when you can’t forget?

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Pet Sematary – Stephen King

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I think the best word to describe Pet Sematary is sinister. From the novels outset there’s an impression, an underlying feeling that something evil is going to happen. The narrative is disquieting, with a slow building terror that grips you until the very end. But Pet Sematary is most frightening because the story is so relatable, and in this way I’m reminded of Freud’s theory of the uncanny: ‘that class of frightening which leads back to what is known of old and long familiar’. We can all imagine our selves in Louis’ position and given the option, I believe we would all take that chance…

Stephen King is a master of his craft.

Scandalous by L.J.Shen

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This review is going to be short and sweet – you already know how much I love Leigh Shen, you know that I think she’s an amazingly talented author who gets better with each and every book and so there’s not much point repeating all of that! I love L.J, simple as. Scandalous was a great read and I finished it in one sitting, smashing through it. If I had to rate my favorite Hotholes in order I think it would go something like this…

  1. Dean
  2. Vicious
  3. Trent
  4. Jamie

This was ridiculously hard to decide upon and I also have a bit of a thing for Bane. I can’t wait to see what L.J comes up with for him. I lurveees a badboy.

I also love books that play with the age difference, and with Scandalous it just added to the chemistry Edie and Trent have. He’s this suave, cool and collected older guy while she’s warm blooded, caring and very passionate. They both have issues and dramas that add to the plot and I think Shen is very gifted at creating scenarios which allow you to get to know Trent and Edie more. I do wish that Trent had tried to connect with Luna a little harder. I know it was part of the character development but I was in love with that little girl and wanted more for her.

Overall this was another 5 star read and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Shen to anyone looking for a bad boy, steamy as fuck and at times funny read.

Cover Reveal: Craft – Adriana Locke

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Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Kari March Designs
Release Date: March 7, 2018

They’re not quite enemies. Not really friends. More like frustrated balls of sexual tension and neither will give in.

Lance Gibson drives Mariah Malarkey absolutely crazy. He uses her office like a phone booth, takes cupcakes from the corner of her desk like she baked them just for him. She didn’t. Maybe she knew the history teacher happened to love peanut butter icing, but that was purely a coincidence. All sixteen times.

Mariah has a way of getting under Lance’s skin too. She calls him out on his crap, spoils him even if inadvertently, and seeing the librarian in skirts drives him wild. She won’t give in. It’s for the best, really, considering there’s no way he could lie to a woman like that and he’s not about to tell her the truth about himself. Not in a million years.

These two don’t hate each other. They don’t really like each other. But for this to be a friends-to-lovers story, they have to start somewhere, right?

Note: This can be read as a standalone novel.

Will be available in Kindle Unlimited.

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AUTHOR BIO 

USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.

She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather’s nice and there’s always a piece of candy in her pocket.

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Freakonomics – Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

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Freakonomics is ultimately about the economics behind seemingly random things and the importance of asking questions. For example, Chapter One’s focus: What Do Schoolteachers and Sumo Wrestlers Have in Common? A burning question, I did not know needed answering! Yet by the end of each bizarre chapter, everything makes complete sense.

Having never been interested in economics, I didn’t know how I would fair with this book but it was pretty incredible. It was easy to follow, insightful and surprisingly funny!

Lesson learned: Don’t trust real-estate agents.

Balance by Lucia Franco

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I’m a little bit in love with the taboo lately (which you’ll see in some upcoming reviews) and this book scratched that itch more than perfectly.

Balance is about a avaerage gymnast wanting to become an Olympic medalist, fighting for it with everything she has to prove them wrong. Who’s them? Well her sexy instructor, Konstantin Kournakova (Kova) two time Olympian, for a start. If it isn’t enough that Kova is her instructor, he’s also 32 which adds a delious bite to the taboo edge. Oh…and he has a girlfriend.

Their dynamic is on fire, the chemistry is amazing and I loved the entire thing. There are all sorts of sexy tangles in this web that Lucia Franco weaves and if you are a lover of taboo romance then this is definitely a must read from me.