31 December 2016

Released This Week - Retreat

by Jay Crownover

Retreat is the first instalment in Jay's shiny new standalone Getaway series about the Warner brothers.

These boys are very good at putting the wild in wilderness.

Every once in a while, you need to get away from it all.
I was a woman on the edge, shaken and shattered after a breakup that felt like it tore my entire world apart.
My best friend, sick of watching me drown in misery and melancholy, harassed me until I agreed to go with her on a week-long wilderness retreat.
She promised days spent bonding and getting in touch with our inner badasses. It was supposed to be all about the two of us roughing it and making do with the bare minimum. She assured me we were going to be pushed to our limits in ways that were unimaginable. Neither one of us could have ever guessed just how right she was.
Nowhere in the glossy brochure did it say anything about the fact I was going to have to battle the insufferable but deliciously rugged and sexy trail guide instead of the elements. The brochure also forgot to mention the part that warned when you left civilization behind, there was no place to pack your inhibitions and fears.
I was told that I would be facing a week where the only thing I should expect was the unexpected. However, no one mentioned that I was going to have to fight for my life…and my heart as soon as I ventured into the unknown.
I was a pro at hiding from my feelings but when it came time to face a real threat, one that could change everything, I learned I was more of a no surrender, no retreat kind of girl.

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Author Spotlight: 

Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Todabestselling author of the Marked Men, The Point, and the Saints of Denver series. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she'll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.  

Release info from Inkslinger 


30 December 2016

Review - Shadows of the Forest

Shadows of the Forest
by Emma Michaels

Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: November 5th 2016

What they say:  Everyone is dying to live in the Shadows of the Forest.
They gave me three rules to follow in exchange for my brother’s life:
1. Do not enter the West Wing;
2. Do not go outside after darkness falls; and
3. There is only one exit; The Gates.

This is what happened when I broke them…

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I received a copy from YA Bound in exchange for an honest review!

What I say: In Shadows of the Forest we meet Lily and her twin brother Cole. Without giving much away, the circumstances in which they are introduced is very different and unique, so much so that I often found myself questioning what was real or not.

I really liked the deep bond between the twins and the love they had for each other. I did get a little lost in the heavy stream of sacrifices and drama at times.

Shadows of the Forest has tones of The Old Country by Mordicai Gerstein & hints of Other by Karen Kincy. The plot is pretty dark for a YA story and relies quite heavily on fantasy and paranormal aspects - which I liked.  

I found the mythology a little difficult at times and didn't find all of the characters appealing, but I'm not sure we're meant to. The concept is clever and although the mythology regarding spirits and foxes was a little complicated at times, I did like the morality tale and the idea of the shadows and difficult choices.

The cover is an absolute delight and I'd love to know who designed it.

3 for the potential Stars in my Sky!

Author Spotlight:

Emma Michaels is the award winning author of the Society of Feathers series. With over 15 written publications and hundreds of book covers under her belt she plans on taking over the literary world one cup of coffee at a time.

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29 December 2016

Updates - Christmas Word Search & Giveaway

Word Search:

I've had lots of emails about this but there are only THREE missing words/phrases.

Email, comment or tweet me the answers and you'll be entered to win a special prize! 

Words to find:

Feliz Navidad


Christmas tree



Father Christmas

Frosty the Snowman












Joyeux Noel

Season’s Greetings



Mince pies




Wrapping paper

Sleigh bells



Original post here!

Christmas giveaway:

I'm having a Christmas & New Year giveaway to WIN a box full of secret book swag goodies. 

Don't forget more entries = more prizes on the box!

Open International

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28 December 2016

Waiting on Wednesday - Cursed

Cursed - Cursed Superheroes #1
by Jessica Sorensen

What they say: Remi has always lived a seemingly perfect life. But at exactly midnight on the day she turns eighteen, she discovers nothing about her life is what it seems, and beneath her perfection resides a deadly darkness tied to a paranormal bloodline.

Remi is now cursed with reaper powers and struggles daily not to steal souls. And it doesn't help that she's drawn to Cameron, a sexy, charming, yet dangerous Grim Reaper.

Will she give into the evil? Or will she manage to find good in her curse?

Volume 1 in the Cursed Superheroes, Grim's Series.



Coming 16th Jan 2017

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Why I'm waiting...

  1. I always look out for a new JS series!
  2. The blurb sounds fun
  3. How will it compare to other Reaper books?!


27 December 2016

Sale - Rockin' Rhythm


Warning: For those 18 and over only. May not be suitable for all readers.

Ash Taylor lives life without making deep connections with anything other than his brothers and his bass. His past has jaded him to love and makes him fear getting too close. Then Michelle walks into his life. Every night, she invades his dreams and stars in his fantasies. She makes him question himself and his ways. However, he is sure she could never date someone like him. So much so, that he convinces himself that she is married.

Michelle Reynolds has been jilted so badly, that she doesn’t want to date again. Her friend Beth tries to encourage her, but all of her relationships end badly or don’t last. She is sick of disappointment. When Ash comes into her life, she feels an immediate spark. He makes her feel special without effort. His big heart and deep voice mesmerize her. As soon as she finds out he is a rock star, her hopes are crushed. In her eyes, it could never work because musicians are not faithful, and she is not good enough for him.

Can these two polar opposites find a way to make a relationship work? Will all that dating a rock star entails break them or bring them closer? Find out in the first book of the Velocity series.

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ISBN-13: 978-1537670997
ISBN-10: 1537670999

Author Spotlight:

Bella Jeanisse lives for rock music. Addicted to concerts, Avenged Sevenfold, fictional rockers, and blasting music in the car, she can’t get enough. After her father turned her on to Queen, there was no going back. Of course, it didn’t stop there. Playing guitar became a pastime, which didn’t turn into a career… until she started to pen her fantasies and publish them.

Originally from Brooklyn, New York City, she grew up with access to clubs like L’Amour and CBGBs, hung out in Greenwich Village, as well as had plenty of friends in bands. No wonder rockers stayed on her mind. Bringing her ideas to life was a long time coming.

She is now living near Tampa, FL with 3 kids and 2 grandkids, as a single mom. Her family supports her writing even when it seems to take up more time than they feel is necessary. Can’t stop the muse, ya know!

Besides erotic rock star romances, Bella also writes about wild bikers, hot college men and more.

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