Sunday, 19 February 2017

New Review! Fighting With Faith by Nikki Ash, 4 Cranky Stars

Fighting With Faith (Fighting, #2)Fighting With Faith by Nikki Ash
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

**** 4 Cranky Stars ****

Author Nikki ash has created another knock out.

Kayla can never have a relationship that involves love. Her parent's marriage is a contract, based on two people that split everything. They always told her that marriage should be like a business partnerships not one based on happy ever afters. She tried once to prove her parent's wrong and gave love a try only for it to prove to her that her mother was right. But now, she has even made a bigger mess and runs home to hide from a man she can't give her heart to and hide a secret she is not sure how to handle.

Bentley has given up. What more can he do other than to move on and let Kayla go. That was until he discovers the secret she has been keeping from him. Now he will just have to have faith for both of them and show her how to give him a chance to find their happy ever after.

This is the second book in the series and it picks up very close to where the first book leaves off... Nikki knows how to weave a beautiful story of relationships between her characters and creates a simple plot that is easy to read and follow. Her books make for the perfect weekend read. Not to complicated but will hold your interest to the end.

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New Review! Criminal Attraction by Renea Porter, 3.5 Cranky Stars

Criminal AttractionCriminal Attraction by Renea Porter
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

*** 3.5 Cranky Stars ***

Rose knew the number one rule. Never fall in love with your mark. She tossed this rule off a 10 story building. Most of Roses life was all about revenge. Mark after mark till she reached her reason for this deadly journey. Marred by a tragic childhood experience she is part of a well known crime family and has one friend. Then one day she's presented with what she's been waiting for the son of Geno Fascinelli. She has to extract his secrets but doesn't intend on falling for this handsome man.

Luca is the some of a prominent mob boss. He's not so innocent himself as you'd like to believe. His whole life is built on one day taking over for his father. What he wasn't expecting was Rose Columbo. He notices she's a kindred spirit of sorts but can't seem to find anything about her. He embarks on a relationship with her and wants to make her his forever.

I did like this story yet it was rather strange with her doing a past retelling but done from a duel POV. See kind of confusing at least on my end. I kind of felt the story lagged at times like it was just watching them go through daily life and the drama was added in because it was a mob romance so of course there needs to be drama.

I'm not saying the story in essence was bad it had some steamy moments between Rose and Luca and I'm happy with the epilogue. I hope others enjoy this mob romance.

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Friday, 17 February 2017

Cover Reveal! In the Presence of Knowing by Valarie Kinney

❥☆(¸.•´ ❥ Cover Reveal - In the Presence of Knowing by Valarie Kinney ❥

On the run, hiding from an abusive ex-boyfriend, Keisha takes a job at a Renaissance Festival and finds out about a world she never knew existed.
The people there are strange, dressed up like fairies, gnomes, and pirates. Not to mention the bizarre owner of the festival, who really thinks he’s the captain of a ship.
As an introvert, she thinks she’ll never fit in.
Then she meets Rogan, who plays the troll of the festival.
Rogan is incredibly sweet. He also possesses an ability to see and hear things that other people can’t… and he’s not the only one there who can.
When her friendship with Rogan becomes something more, Keisha finds she fits in at the festival better than she ever imagined she would.
Because as it turns out, her baby has the same ability.
When danger comes to the renaissance festival, she’ll need the combined powers of Rogan and his friends to keep her and the baby safe.
In the Presence of Knowing is the first book in the Secrets of Windy Springs series.

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Thursday, 16 February 2017

New Review! That Which Binds Us by Amanda Richardson, 4 Cranky Stars

That Which Binds UsThat Which Binds Us by Amanda Richardson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

**** 4 Cranky Stars ****

They say we are bound to our soulmates by a string and that eventually we will find them. This is one such story. A story of a girl with a past full of death and a boy who had to leave it all behind to save his own life.

Nina lead a relatively normal life. It was just her and her dad and it was all she known yet she was loved tremendously. She had a best friend named Ben who was her everything even at 9 years old when they meet. One day tragedy strikes and not once but twice Nina is left adrift. She rebels she acts out she does everything opposite of good. Flash forward to her current life in Puerto Rico where she feels that missing piece of her soul daily but life is good in a sense.

Ben has had the worst childhood imaginable. The only bright spot in his bleak existence is Nina and he carries her light with him. He now has a highly dangerous job and is trained to never feel. When his past comes back to haunt him and a botched job go south quick he finds himself on a tiny private island with Nina. He wants to hate her because that's what he's trained to do but she breaks down his defenses.

I got this book on a whim. I was pleasantly surprised. I was like does she have Stockholm Syndrome but you learn their connection runs deep. There was some sudden action toward the end but all in all it's a love story with some very profound words. I liked Nina and Ben together. I will certainly read more by this author.

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New Review! The Mad King by Jovee Winters, 5 Cranky Stars

The Mad King (The Dark Kings Book 1)The Mad King by Jovee Winters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

***** 5 Cranky Stars *****

After the big BOOM Kingdom's timeline is somehow reset, many of the great Happily ever afters of Kingdom are no more. Galetta is frantic and guilt filled because it is her happily ever after that caused the big bang. Fairy Godmother Danika is almost catatonic with grief because not only have her bad boys lost their Happily ever afters, but she has also lost her own.

Her Mad Hatter, the first book of the Kingdom saga chronicles the epic story of Alice and Hatter, so it is fitting that the first story after the Bang should be that of these two legendary lovers.
After Alice is ripped from his arms by the shift, Hatter forgets her and tries to build a life with Other Alice.

He is however unhappy and feels incomplete until Galetta and Danika pay him a visit and Danika shares her memories with him and he realises that he has to find the reason for his existence even if it means giving up his life to save her. It takes all his courage, standing up to the fearsome god of the underworld, Hades himself.

An exciting and heart rending story of two of fairy tale's favourite characters and as satisfying as ever..................but wait! There's more! An Added bonus at the end of the book is a free copy of Her Mad Hatter

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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Release Day! Possession (Avenues Ink Series #1) by A.M. Johnson

Possession (Avenues Ink Series #1) by A.M. Johnson
Cover Design: Mary Ruth - The Reading Ruth
Photographer: Raymond Moose
Cover Model: Dylan Horsch
Release Date: February 16, 2017

Paige Simon was the only girl Declan ever loved. The only one capable of silencing his voices, the only person to ever have faith in who he was, until the day her faith turned to doubt and destroyed everything they’d made together.

Declan O ’Connell was the only person Paige could be herself with. The only one she could rely on, until the day she was forced to make a choice that would condemn them both.

They’ve had years apart, and second chances don’t belong to the damned. But when you come face to face with your savior, it’s almost impossible to walk away. In order to move beyond the sins of their past, and forever silence the demons in his head, they’ll have to risk it all.

But with love, there are real reasons to be afraid and, sometimes… your salvation is your damnation.

$20 Amazon Gift Card, a signed paperback of Possession, and a signed photo from Dylan Horsch

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Amanda Marie Johnson was born and raised in Valrico, Florida. She’s now surrounded by mountains with her husband and three children in Ogden, Utah. She attended Weber State University and graduated with her A.S.N. She is a full-time registered nurse. Reading and writing have always been something she is passionate about. She loves to write about the human experience, love and happily ever afters.

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Teaser! One Wrong Choice by A.M. Hargrove and Terri E. Laine is coming March 1st!!!

One Wrong Choice by A.M. Hargrove and Terri E. Laine is coming March 1st!!! 

You are cordially invited to witness the union of Jenna and Kenneth...
Isn’t it every woman’s dream to marry the perfect guy?
Mr. Tall, Dark, Rich, and Handsome, the one who waits for me at the altar, is that man.
It's what my family wants.
For a long time, it was what I thought I wanted, too.
Then I met Brandon, a ruggedly handsome guy with inked up sleeves, who turns my dreams into flames of heat.
What kind of person am I—an engaged woman constantly fantasizing and lusting over her best friend?
When Kenneth is away, Brandon fills all my dangerous desires, even though we haven’t so much as kissed.
I'm torn between doing the right thing, and following my heart.
If I make one wrong choice, I risk losing it all.    

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