Betrayal – Danielle Hardgrave

Darcy finds the handsome Gabriel washed up on the beach near her house. He’s injured and naked, but that doesn’t stop him making a few demands; no hospitals, keep him safe, and tell no one. Darcy just knows he was involved with the crash that happened out at sea that night, but is he a victim or a villain?

Some of you may remember that I reviewed Danielle Hardgrave’s To Trust a Wolf a little while back, and I find myself feeling a lot of the same things about Betrayal, the first book in the Sea Assassins Trilogy.  It’s such a quick read that it feels more like a taster story, showcasing what the series has to offer rather than an opener, and I still find the almost unquestioning acceptance of the existence of shifters a bit odd. I need more of a reaction. 

But the series has potential!

The shifter/sea assassins premise is really interesting, and nothing like anything I’ve read before. There’s a lot to play with, and I’d love to see Hardgrave utilise that, taking her stories a lot further.

So again I’d like to see more development in the next instalment.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.
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Kyle De Luca – The Saga Of Cyrillus Severus: Volume 1


This is a quick and short novella from Kyle De Luca designed to introduce us to his character Cyrillus Severus.

Now with most books we review I try to go in blind so that I’m not judging from the start, and that’s what I did with this little short. When I started The Saga, I wrongly assumed that it was going to be an Epic tale set in ancient times because of the name of the main character and the writing style, so imagine my confusion when he hops on bus or sends an email. For me this wasn’t a huge issue, it just left me a little confused and a little disappointed because the start was set up so brilliantly that I was expecting a huge adventure.

In terms of writing style there’s no doubt that De Luca is talented, and he draws you in easily. However, in regards to the storyline there just wasn’t enough for me.  For example, there is an incident in which Cyrillus must leave his location because of an old lady. Now while the author hints at why, because she disliked him and was spreading rumours – there wasn’t enough detail for me. What rumours? Why did she dislike him to begin with? What did people in the town think about it? Did they give him dirty looks in the street or cuss him out?  The whole incident started and was resolved in a few lines which just wasn’t enough for me to get into or really enjoy.

I’m interested to see where the story goes, but without the added detail or even some more dialogue I’m not sure it could hold my attention for very long.  This gets three stars because I enjoyed the start, and De Luca’s writing but I can’t give it anymore because I didn’t really enjoy the story line itself because it felt a little flat and lacking detail.

Cover Reveal – Revived by Stefany Rattles – MS LR

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*COVER REVEAL FOR REVIVED*
Revived is the sequel to Wrecked, this is a two book set story.

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REVIVED blurb:

Phoebe and Landon struggle to keep their hands off each other. On one hand they want to please each other in every way but at the same time they want more than just a physical relationship. Their past also haunts them both, things get complicated and not everything is as it seems.
Could Landon and Phoebe get their Happily Ever After, after all they’ve been through?

*This is the sequel to Wrecked and the ending to Landon and Phoebe’s story. WARNING: There’s graphic, detailed sex scenes and some kidnapping/victim situations not recommend for people that have been through traumatizing situations.
Do not read if you can’t handle it.

Links:

Get Wrecked here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XBDR56
Pre-Order Revived here:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WXX6X9M

Cover Reveal: Nicu: The Darks Shadows 5 – Ariel Marie

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Nicu (The Dark Shadows #5) by Ariel Marie Cover Reveal

Nicu Olaru, the heir to the vampire king was not a vampire to cross. Even while seething in the dungeon of the necromancers, he plotted how he would kill Sodan, their king. But first, he had to escape his prison cell. He just had to wait for the Dark Shadows to come for him. His brothers would not forsake him. They would come for him, but somehow the first person who stumbled upon him was an innocent with large brown eyes…

Samara Shamus had never experienced such a rush of power before. One look at the menacing figure locked away in the cell and she knew that he was a force to be reckoned with. The word danger dripped from every facet of his body, but for some reason, he was the only one that she could trust. Her entire future changed the night she met her first vampire.

The Dark Shadows were fighting a war to save their race. But how could Nicu focus when he had more at stake to lose than just his race?

Warning: This book contains material for those 18 years and older.

Preorder Links:

Nicu (The Dark Shadows 5) Amazon Universal Link: getBook.at/Nicu

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06X9DT1K8/

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B06X9DT1K8

Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/d/B06X9DT1K8/

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06X9DT1K8/

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About The Author

Ariel Marie is an author who loves the paranormal, action and hot steamy romance. She combines all three in each and every one of her stories. For as long as she can remember, she has loved vampires, shifters and every creature you can think of. This even rolls over into her favorite movies! She loves a good action packed thriller! Throw a touch of the supernatural world in it and she’s hooked!

She grew up in Cleveland, Ohio where she currently resides with her husband and three beautiful children. Want to know more about her and her books?

Visit her website www.thearielmarie.com

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The Devotion of Suspect X- Keigo Higashino

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The Devotion of Suspect X is sheer brilliancy, and I can’t really say much else other than you have to read this in order to understand why it is so brilliant. The way the book is set up is just so incredible it will drive crazy but I promise in the end it is so worth it. And what’s so fantastically annoying is the answer is so blatantly obvious! Yet Higashino still manages to keepyou in suspense throughout the entire novel. I mean even once he’s revealed the truth, I was still second guessing myself flicking back a few pages, all the while thinking that this can’t be it surely.  Just brilliant, and yes I’ve said that a lot, but it really is!

Higashino is a master of mystery.

A Beautiful Funeral – Jamie McGuire

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So I read this a while back but never actually got round to writing the review, naughty me! You’ve all probably read this by now, given the hype, but I thought I’d still throw my fifty pence worth in.

You should all know by now that I’m a massive Jamie McGuire fan, and that the Maddox brothers are the one. If you don’t, then where have you been?! I think I mention them in  all of my posts. Ok, slight exaggeration but its pretty damn close. Anywho, this book was definitely on my highly anticipated list, and while overall I did think it was a good end to the series, it was not without its faults. Now I can’t say too much without giving away the #whoisit for those of you who have yet to read it, but I was more than a little disappointed by McGuire’s treatment of a certain character. I just felt like in the end, they were just used as a dramatic plot device and completely overlooked.  For those of you who have read it, did you feel the same? Because I honestly feel like you’ll know who I’m talking about without my saying the name. It was that much of a big deal.

Other than that, it was great to get a glimpse into the characters lives post happily ever after and the story was pretty exciting, if a tad over the top. But let’s get real, that’s exactly what I came for so it didn’t really let me down. My love for McGuire and the Maddox brothers still burns as brightly.

Cover Reveal – Soar by Sloane Murphy

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Book: Soar (Immortal Chronicles #3)

Author: Sloane Murphy

Genre: YA – Paranormal Romance

Release Day – 7th March

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33410042-soar?ac=1&from_search=true

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Synopsis

There is only so much one person can endure before they break.

There was nothing I ever wanted less than to be Princess at the Royal Court. After devastation rocked my whole world, the return of my mother doesn’t seem like the dream it was supposed to be.

I know how to be a warrior. I have no idea how to be a princess…

With her whole world turned upside down, and her heart still broken, who will Addie be at the end of it all?

Hearts can break, faith can plummet, but souls can Soar.

 

Pre-Order Links

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2lhY6NZ

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2kKx7qN

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Meet The Author

Hi everyone! I’m Sloane *waves*. I’m 27, a total book nerd with a penchant for travel and I probably use the words Dude & Awesomesauce far too often in real life.! I write mainly Paranormal Romance NA & YA, but I’ll be branching out into other Romance genres too.

I was born and raised in Peterborough, England along with 2 sisters, 2 brothers and a plethora of cousins, I come from a REALLY big family! I’m one of the clumsiest people you’ll ever meet, but I try to stay on my feet *haha*. I still live here with Mr M & our fur baby Arya.

Please don’t be afraid to come and say hi! I don’t bite I swear 🙂

Connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sloanemurphybooks

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Fourteen Shades of F*cked Up – An Anthology

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Fourteen Shades of F*cked Up – An Anthology

Alyson Hale, Ariel Marie, Brittney Coon, Cristina Slough, J.A. Kerr, J.L. Baldwin, Jennifer Loring, Lilly James, Marie Skye, ML Rodriguez, N. Mills, QUINN, S. Valentine, Zack Halford

OUT NOW!

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★ SYNOPSIS ★

Roses are red. So is passion. And blood.

Fourteen authors have brought you stories of pain and love.

Struggle and dissonance.

Lust and depravity.

Whether your poison is a naughty husband and wife, a kinky night out on the town, edging toward the pinnacle of pain and pleasure, or something a little more supernatural, come indulge in your deepest, darkest, most f*cked up cravings.

We promise we won’t judge…if you won’t.

Note: This anthology contains content that is not appropriate for readers under the age of 18.

PETITION DENIED by Alyson Hale

A rich lawyer gives his beloved wife the punishment of a lifetime after finding divorce papers in the mail.

DARKNESS CONSUMED by Ariel Marie

An assassin’s life is never easy–and neither is leaving the one you love in order to save them.

EXCITABLE by Brittney Coon

When a dominant is sold as a submissive to another dominant, a dramatic power struggle ensues.

CONSENSUAL by Cristina Slough

A couple tries to resuscitate their broken marriage by going to their first swingers party.

F*CKING ADDICTED by J.A. Kerr

Sex addict Aiden knows his attraction to fellow addict Keira is dangerous–but then, so is he.

FOREVER PROMISES by J.L. Baldwin

When the demons come out to play and stake their claim, there are always fatal flaws.

A STRANGE AND DISTANT SAFETY by Jennifer Loring

For one young man, the nightmare scenario of abduction and torture becomes the key to unlocking his ultimate fantasy.

WICKED GAMES by Lilly James

Lyle and Ivy live for their toxic relationship, but all wicked games eventually come to an end.

AFFLICTION by Marie Skye

A prominent doctor enjoys inflicting pain on his enemies, until he begins to question his original intent.

STORY OF US by ML Rodriguez

He is the first to introduce her to carnal pleasures she never dreamed of, but will he be the last?

HER MISTAKE by N. Mills

Dysfunctional: an adjective that embodies Jezabelle’s entire childhood and everything she strives to avoid, until a smooth-talking biker ruins all of her plans.

MISS X by Quinn

She calls herself a “professional mistress”–no love, no commitment, no future, until she meets a strangely familiar man who shows her how to feel again.

KILLER DOM by S. Valentine

Sometimes lust can carry you down surprising and dangerous paths…

ANOTHER LAST GLANCE by Zack Halford

A terminally ill billionaire uses an experimental procedure to feel endless ecstasy, but all he really wants is one last moment with his true love.

Universal E-book Link: myBook.to/FourteenShades

Paperback Link: https://www.createspace.com/6898905