Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Audiobook Tour: Disenchanted (Disenchanted #1) by Brianna Sugalski

Author: Brianna Sugalski

Narrator: Krys Janae

Length: 15 hours and 18 minutes

Series: Disenchanted, Book 1

Publisher: The Parliament House

Released: Apr. 15, 2021

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Blog Tour & Giveaway: This Is for Tonight by Jessica Patrick

This Is for Tonight
Jessica Patrick
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: May 4th 2021
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

When Andi attends a music festival with one goal in mind – capture an interview with a famous band so she can pay for college – she gets more than she bargained for in this YA novel about family ties and finding your own way.

Andi Kennedy needs to make money for college, and fast. But her little YouTube crafting channel, while fun, isn’t exactly a money maker. So she’s heading to the world-famous Cabazon Valley Music and Arts Festival with a goal – film a video that will launch her channel into popularity and turn it into a legit money making venture, even if it means selling out her creative vision.

Instead, she finds obnoxious Jay Bankar, the annoyingly hot host of a popular prank channel who is the actual worst. Andi hates everything Jay stands for, which makes the undeniable connection she feels with him really freaking inconvenient. Soon she finds herself competing with Jay for an interview with the festival’s headlining band, which could be the key to turning her little channel directly into college tuition. But she’s starting to discover that there is more to Jay than his jerky on-screen persona, and she has to decide what’s more important – winning, or giving a second chance to a guy who couldn’t be more wrong for her.

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My Review:

4 Out OF 5 Stars

Genre: Romance, Teen--

Andi dreads the anniversary of the death of her father, and to make it worse, it seems like something bad happens that day every year on top of the emotional sadness. When her twin brother Jordan gets tickets to their father's favorite music festival that happens to fall on the dreaded day, Andi looks forward to creating new positive memories. What she never expected when heading to the festival was how intense her 3 day weekend would be and all the truths she would discover about herself along the way.

Overall I found this to be a fun, lighthearted, fast paced read that was easy to read and the perfect weekend escapism- it really felt like I was transported to a hot, sticky, gritty and perfectly wonderful outdoor music festival, it was all felt so real due to the level of details. The story took place basically over three days during a music festival, making the story more intense since it was such a short time frame. This was the perfect read for anyone who loves all things in the music experience, family issues, teen romance, going on an adventure to find yourself, social media and the world involving influencers and hashtags, the joy of crafting, standing up to bullies, and everything outdoor summer festivals. This Is For Tonight was a solid read nd I can't wait for what is next from this author.

Author Bio:

JESSICA PATRICK runs a high school library by day, writes YA romance by night, and pets as many dogs as possible in between. She lives in Southern California with her cute family and she has an MFA from Spalding University, an annual passport to Disneyland, and about 75 tabs open on her internet browser. She is the author of This is for Tonight.

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Friday, April 30, 2021

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Blood at Dusk (SoulBlood #1) by Brenna Harlow



Blood at Dusk
The SoulBlood Series Book 1
by Brenna Harlow
Genre: Vampire Paranormal Romance


Will she forgive him of his sins, or fight their bond until her last dying breath?

Kora was left alone when the world crumbled, and the bloodsucking monsters invaded.

The vampires killed her family, her friends; everyone she had ever loved.

She waited for the moment they would enter her hideaway and snuff out her miserable existence for good. They never came though, and the revelation that she would be alone was too much... until she saw him.

Aldeon finds himself in a world that isn't his own.

A place filled with so much of the crimson liquid that keeps his species sane, that even he cannot resist feeding.

Dhampirs have been ravenous for eons, delving into madness as their minds grew weak with hunger.

 But now he is full again, left to await the time when the others return to their senses and join him.

A single scent dissipates all of his newfound revelations, and suddenly the tantalizing aroma is all that he can think about.

Everything changes when he gazes into the terrified eyes of a human woman, and another instinct takes hold.

Protect. Serve. Mate.


"Adult fans of Twilight and Darklight by Bella Forrest will love this new Vampire Paranormal Romance."

Content Warning: This book does contain mature themes, such as but not limited to; sexual content, suicide and suicidal ideations, violence, and strong language. Not suitable for ages under 18+.




Brenna Harlow (if that's even her real name) lives happily in her own fantasy land, drinking way too much coffee and reading an endless amount of smutty paranormal romance. She joined the land of the living only to share her love for the creatures of the night, and henceforth has claimed her throne at the Kingdom of Vampires and Fated Mates.
You can find Brenna in any coffee shop that provides free Wi-Fi, drinking her triple shot espresso and stabbing her keyboard to death.




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Monday, April 26, 2021

Blog Blitz & Giveaway: Death Watch by Annie Anderson

Death Watch
Annie Anderson
(Soul Reader #2)
Publication date: April 27th 2021
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy

A prison break, a secret admirer, and a boatload of lies.
Just about everything Sloane Cabot knows about her past is a big old pile of malarkey. Couple that with the blank spot of how her family died, and she needs answers, like, yesterday.

But when a man shows up dead on her family’s grave, she knows it somehow has to be tied to that fateful night a year ago.

Too bad you can’t question the dead… or can you?

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A pair of guards opened the giant doors, bowing at Thomas as he guided me through. It was an actual struggle not to freeze at the entrance and stare. But man, did I want to. This place—while definitely what I would consider on-brand for a vamp nest—was one of the most magnificent buildings I’d ever been in. I wasn’t particularly interested in other churches, but this cathedral was just a beauty. A gallery of pews sat to the left and right of a wide aisle that led to a raised dais. Vampires filled the seats, dressed similarly to Thomas and me, their voices a low buzz of conversation. More people were sitting in the upper gallery, their opulent gowns and sharp tuxedos a happy reminder that Thomas had my back. Had I walked in here with leather pants and a whip on my hip, I had a feeling I would have been just a touch out of place.

Thomas continued his leading, guiding me down the aisle toward a stunningly severe woman sitting on what appeared to be a throne. Skin paler than death, eyes vamped out in a way that seemed permanent, and painted lips the color of blood, she was the most beautiful and yet most frightening woman I’d ever seen. Dark hair was piled on her head in purposefully haphazard curls, a few tendrils snaking out of the complicated up-do to artfully caress her neck. She wore a brilliant green gown that was so simple, and yet so achingly complex, it had to have cost a fortune.

We reached the end of the aisle, and Thomas bowed his head slightly. I copied him, wishing I would have received an etiquette lesson on the hour-long drive here. All I’d gotten was Thomas’ clenched jaw and silence.

“You have some nerve,” a woman growled, drawing my gaze from what had to be the queen of this nest to her right.

I quickly realized that the voice did not belong to a woman at all but a child. Pale-blonde hair and blue eyes were set in an elfin face of a vampire who had likely been no more than ten when she was turned. And that had to have been centuries ago. This little whisp of a “girl”—and I use that word lightly—had the look of a being older than dirt. Dressed in a black lace confection appropriate for a child beauty queen, she stood from her chair.

She then launched herself at Thomas.

I couldn’t exactly say why I did it. I mean, she had me by centuries, and Thomas could take care of himself. But as soon as her feet left the dais, I had the knife Clem had given me yanked from its sheath and was in front of the man in an instant.

Thomas owed me, not the other way around, but he’d been kind to me when I’d needed it, and I wouldn’t let him get attacked. No way, no how.

It was as if everyone froze. Conversations halted, guards stood stock-still, and even this slip of a thing stood arrested at the end of my blade, which was poised at her throat.

To this tiny—but by no means less deadly—vampire at the point of my knife, I said, “Settle down there, Blondie, or we’re going to have a problem.”

I had a feeling we probably already had one.

My Review:

5 Out Of 5 Stars

Genre: Ghosts, Heart-Wrenching, Romance, Supernatural, Suspense, Urban Fantasy, Vampires, Witches--

Sloane has no idea where her life is going, but when she ends up touching a cursed item things get even worse for her- looking like a skeleton will not make blending in to the regualr paranormal world any easier than it currently has. Trying to keep her head down does not seem to be working out for her so she might as well take out some enemies while everyone finds out her secrets. But some secrets she can't hide from, in fact they are coming for her.

Consider my mind blown since here I was, minding my own business, reading this book super content like, when BAM! I realize that this Soul Reader world and the world from the Grave Talker series meet in the most serious of ways! I had no idea this was going to happen (even though there had been references to a certain murdery soul stealer in book 2 of the grave talker series and some characters I should have picked up on) I just never saw it coming. That being said, I am on a countdown for a cross over, which has to happen soonish or my head might explode. This was super exciting to put together and I need more asap.

Keep in mind that both series (up to book 2 in each since that is all that is currently out) are independent series and do not need to be read together to enjoy- but I highly recommend reading both because something epic is on the way!

Ok, enough said so I don't spew all the spoilers I want to discuss, just know that this was intense. Overall this was a fantastic, super fast-paced read that I blew through in a day since I did not want it to put it down. There was tons of action, a lot of twists, paranormal elements as well as a surprisingly sweet romance. I can only guess what the next book will hold but count me in as soon as it is available!

Author Bio:

Annie Anderson is a military wife and United States Air Force veteran. Originally from Dallas, Texas, she is a southern girl at heart, but has lived all over the US and abroad. As soon as the military stops moving her family around, she'll settle on a state, but for now she enjoys being a nomad with her husband, two daughters, an old man of a dog, and a young pup that makes life... interesting.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Blog Blitz & Giveaway: A Shadow in the Light by Keary Taylor

A Shadow in the Light
Keary Taylor
(Parallel Verse Guardians, #1)
Publication date: April 20th 2021
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance

“You went and fell in love with an ultralight? That’s like a spider falling in love with a butterfly.  They’re both arthropods, but the entire universe knows they don’t belong together.”

I needed an out.  I needed to be someone who wasn’t trapped in Las Vegas, marooned in the LightVerse where I didn’t belong.  I went to that club looking for nothing and everything, and there he was.  Jaxon’s hands on my hips were just what I needed, and for one night, it was easy to be someone I wasn’t.

Then our signals went haywire.  We’ve been looking for the gatekeeper for a long, long time so we can go home to the DarkVerse.  We test every new ultralight in hopes they will be the key.  It’s my job to bring them in.

It feels like a cruel joke when it’s him.  Turns out Jaxon Gray comes from one of the most dangerous crime families in Sin City.  I’m not the only one after him.  The other ultralights want him just as bad, and they’ll kill me to get to him.

Now we’re on the run together.  He should be scared.  He’s seen me shift, and it’s not sparkly or pretty.  But he doesn’t cower when he sees my darkling from—my shadows, my claws, my fangs.  With a hungry gleam in his eyes, he asks to know more.

This is dangerous.  He’s about to manifest.  And as soon as he does, his biggest impulse will be to kill me.  But it’s too late for my heart, I can’t walk away.  So, the million-dollar question is: will what’s building between us be enough for him to overcome his instincts?

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The room smells slightly of smoke and everything is dated by about fifteen years, but it looks clean enough to not give me an STD.

All the pain and exhaustion I’ve been ignoring in the past forty-five minutes hits me the second I walk in the door.

I walk straight to the mirror, flipping on the flickering florescent light.

It’s worse than I thought.

Bruises are blooming along the left side of my face.  There’s a nice cut running down my right cheek.

I peel my t-shirt off, and immediately my eyes go to the dark black marks, the perfect shape of fingers dug into my skin.

“Holy…”

In the mirror, my gaze shifts over my shoulder to Jaxon.  He stares at my bruised and injured body, particularly those finger marks.

“Pretty sure you look worse,” I say, noting the cut above his eye that’s bleeding again.

He takes several steps forward, coming into the light.  He grabs a towel from the rack, pressing it to the cut.  But he never takes his eyes off me.

“I swear,” I say.  “I’m not going to kill you.  I’m not going to eat you either.  I just need something from you, and then you’ll be free to go.”

“Are you stalking me?” Jaxon asks.  Even though we’re standing side by side, he looks at me in the mirror.  “Because that night…”

“I didn’t know that night,” I said, looking sharply up at him in the mirror.  “Us meeting that night was purely coincidence.  There was nothing ulterior going on that night, I swear.”

He’s quiet for a second, and as I look into his eyes in the mirror, I realize how desperately I want him to believe me.

I shouldn’t want that.

“You’re hurt,” he says simply.

I look back at my own reflection.  I look like crap.  “I’ve been through worse.  I’ll survive.  You need stitches though.”

He leans forward, looking at the cut closer in the mirror.  The gash going down his face, from his temple, down the side of his eye, down to his cheek bone, is starting to bleed badly again.

I grab the sewing kit.

“You done this before?” he asks, eyeing me warily.

I set the kit on the countertop and grab his arms, positioning him under the light.  I take a towel, get it wet, and set to cleaning the wound.

“More than a couple of times,” I say, not meeting his eyes as I work.

“You military?” he asks.  I can feel his eyes fixed on me.

“No,” I answer simply.

“Military experiment?” he asks, and his tone is dead serious.  I guess I can’t blame him for that.

“No,” I say, my tone getting a little sharper as I set the towel down and thread a needle.

“Alien,” he says simply, like it’s the last possible explanation.

“I’m not an alien,” I say, my tone bordering on offended.  “You’re never, ever going to guess what I am.  So how about you just stop?”

“Then how about you just explain it?” Jaxon says with a growl.  He hisses as I dig the needle through his flesh for the first stitch.  “Because I thought you were just a really amazing woman I had a really amazing night with.  But it turns out you’re something a whole lot more interesting.”

His choice of words snaps my eyes to his.

Author Bio:

Keary Taylor is the USA TODAY bestselling author of over twenty novels. She grew up along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains where she started creating imaginary worlds and daring characters who always fell in love. She now splits her time between a tiny island in the Pacific Northwest and Utah, with her husband and their two children. She continues to have an overactive imagination that frequently keeps her up at night.

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