Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Waiting On Wednesday

 Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

My list of can't wait to get my hands on is long and each week it grows leaps and bounds.
 
I'm addicted to monsters in books always have been fascinated by monster movies. I finally dove into the monster novels and I can't get enough of them. I'm addicted to anthologies and I can't wait for this one to show up on my kindle. 

Monsters in Love 
by
 - Evangeline Priest, 
Expected Publication - March 7th 2023
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Monsters do it better—especially when they fall in love.

Dive into this stunning anthology filled with wicked tales and monstrous ever afters. These sweet and steamy short stories feature drool-worthy monsters as they woo and claim their human mates.

Scroll up and one-click this limited edition fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction romance collection today. Proceeds will benefit Best Friends Animal Society, a no-kill animal shelter organization.

Including stories by:

USA Today Bestselling Author Eva Priest writing as Evangeline Priest

USA Today Bestselling Author Vivienne Hart

USA Today Bestselling Author Dee J. Holmes writing as Dee St. Holm

USA Today Bestselling Author Elle Cross

USA Today Bestselling Author C.M. Nascosta

Nova Blake

Clio Evans

Atlas Rose

YD La Mar

Vera Valentine

Ashley Bennett

Cassie Alexander

Ursa Dax

Karen Kincy

L.V. Lane

Cara Wylde

Sonia Nova

Alexa Michaels

Salem Cross

Holly Hanzo

Eden Ember

Cady Austin

Krista Luna

Elsie Winters

Salem Sinclair

Daisy Shell

Elizabeth Austin

Raina St. Clare

Kristen Strassel

Sara Ravencroft

Sabrina Day

Jillian Graves

C. Rochelle

January Bell

What are you waiting on?

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Book Review: Hartford Cove 1-5

Title: A Girl and Her Wolf, A Grave of My Own, The Forest Sta
res Back, Magic in the Making, The Great Curse Breaker
Series - Hartford Cove 1-5 
Author - L.L. Frost
Genre - Romance Paranormal
Format - Kindle Unlimited 
Published - October 20th 2021
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Synopsis 

Rowe has one goal: get to grandma's house.


After her life falls apart, there's only one place for Rowe to run to, but the little town of Hartford Cove holds secrets, both to her past and to the town itself. As they say, there's no place like home, but did Rowe ever know what home really meant?




Review 

Rowe is on the run with her wolfdog best friend and she heads to the only place she feels safe her grandmothers house. Things have changed since she last visited as a girl including the once the people. The more time she spends in the town the more she learns about her family. However, the town is full of secrets that will change her life forever. 


I've read the first 5 installments in the Hartford Cover series and since they are short novels I feel like one review will do for them all. I love Rowe she's a sweetheart who cares so much for her bestfriend Tris the wolfdog. I like the guys she meets when she returns to Hartford. I can't wait to see where the series will go. This isn't my first series by L.L. Frost she's one of my favorites authors and her serial are full of steam, and comedy. I truly enjoyed everyone moment and have the whole collection on my kindle that I'm working on. 


Book Review: The Wedding Rescue

Title - The Wedding Rescue 
Author - Ivy Layne 
Series - The Billionaire Club 
Genre - Romance
Format - Kindle Unlimited 
Published - July 15th 2015 
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Synopsis 

She thinks she's not his type. He's determined to prove her wrong.

Leigha Carmichael is used to the quiet life. A junior accountant by day, she knows girls like her don't have exciting lives. She's smart, shy and her curvy body doesn't fit in among the beauty queens of Las Vegas. Still reeling from her ex-boyfriend's betrayal, Leigha's sworn off all men. Except she has a huge problem, and only the right man can solve it.


The moment he sees her across a crowded bar, Dylan Kane knows he wants her. And Dylan Kane always gets what he wants. Especially when the object of his desire is sitting in his own casino. She's nothing like the skinny, overly made up women he's used to. From her clear gray eyes to her luscious curves, Leigha is the real thing. Exactly the change of pace he's been looking for. And even better, she needs something from him. With the bargain he has in mind, they'll both get exactly what they want.


In the few days she's his, Dylan plans to take control of every delectable inch of Leigha's body. But when the weekend is over, will he be able to let her go?


Review

Leigha's life hasn't been going like she planned it now she's obligated to stay in a hotel for her sisters wedding. A wedding she's not having to attend alone after her ex used her. By chance she meets Dylan who's enchanted right from the start by her realness. He gives her an offer she can't refuse that changes both of their lives forever. 


I loved Leigha right from the start and found her easy to connect with. Who wouldn't want a sexy Dylan he's just everything you want in a man. The chemistry between them is sweet and steamy they just complement each other so well. I love how Dylan always is so supportive of Leigha's around her family which aren't always nice. 


This book has lots of steamy moments but it has plot as well even a little suspense which I enjoyed. This is my first book by the author and I'm a quick fan she does a beautiful job creating a captivating story. I've always been a fan of Billionaire romance and when I happened across the cover and read the synopsis I knew I had to give it a shot and I'm glad I did. I loved every moment ended up staying up to finish it. 

Friday, January 13, 2023

Book Review: The War of Two Queens


Title -
 The War of Two Queens
Author - Jennifer L. Armentrout 
Series - Blood and Ash #4 
Genre - Fantasy Romance 
Format - Paperback
Published - March 15th 2022 
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Synopsis 

War is only the beginning…


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes book four in her Blood and Ash series.


From the desperation of golden crowns…


Casteel Da’Neer knows all too well that very few are as cunning or vicious as the Blood Queen, but no one, not even him, could’ve prepared for the staggering revelations. The magnitude of what the Blood Queen has done is almost unthinkable.


And born of mortal flesh…


Nothing will stop Poppy from freeing her King and destroying everything the Blood Crown stands for. With the strength of the Primal of Life’s guards behind her, and the support of the wolven, Poppy must convince the Atlantian generals to make war her way—because there can be no retreat this time. Not if she has any hope of building a future where both kingdoms can reside in peace.


A great primal power rises…


Together, Poppy and Casteel must embrace traditions old and new to safeguard those they hold dear—to protect those who cannot defend themselves. But war is only the beginning. Ancient primal powers have already stirred, revealing the horror of what began eons ago. To end what the Blood Queen has begun, Poppy might have to become what she has been prophesied to be—what she fears the most.


As the Harbinger of Death and Destruction.


Review

My bestie and I have been budding reading this series together as we are both huge fans of Jennifer L. Armentrout. This is the 4th installment in the Blood and Ash series featuring Poppy and Casteel. After Losing Cas in the last book she's setting out for full on war against the blood queen determined to bring her love home at any cost. Poppy sets on an epic adventure with Kieran by her side to rescue her king and end the rein of the Blood Crown. 


Along the way her abilities continue to grow causing her to question if she was be the Harbinger of Death and Destruction as it's been told in the Prophecy. Forcing her to make tough choices that if it came down to her destroying the realm that she would be stopped before it's to late. 


I've loved the whole series up to this point, and it just keeps getting better and better with each book. This one may just be my favorite as we get to see Poppy really blossom which I love as she is one of my all time favorite characters. The characters are amazing easy to connect with you can't help falling in love with them. Plus Cas and Kieran are perfect book boyfriend you can't help falling in love with. The author did another amazing job creating a captivating story that I've found hard to put down. I highly recommend a must read series. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Waiting on Wednesday

 Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.


My list of can't wait to get my hands on is long and each week it grows leaps and bounds.
 
I'm addicted to monsters in books, movies you name it I can't get enough of them. This one sounds amazing and the cover is stunning. 

Claimed by the Monster 
by
 - Jessica Grayson
Expected Publication - January 26th 2023
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Everyone fears the Monsters in the Dark Forest, beyond the Great Wall. Fierce and terrifying creatures with lethal fangs and claws that can rip a man to shreds.


When I’m captured by Tarak—one of their kind—my first thought is of escape. But when his eyes meet mine, he claims I am his Fated One—his Valnara.


Humans and Monsters have been enemies for centuries, but the fated bond is sacred among Tarak’s people, and he refuses to let me go.


Now, I find myself wondering: What does it mean to be Claimed by the Monster?


**Steamy content. Not a dark romance**

What are you waiting on?

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Book Review: The Chrome Canyon Killer


Title -
The Chrome Canyon Killer 
Author - S.B Biddinger 
Series - 4th in Wes and Oz Mysteries 
Genre - Cozy Mystery 
Format - Paperback
Published - November 30 2022
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Synopsis 

It had been a long and harsh winter. Wes had been so looking forward to spring and the much warmer weather. Not only with the rebirth of the trees and flowers but was Wes’ promise to Marti, the love of his life, to not stray from his Workman’s Comp Fraud investigations as he had in the past. As far as Wes was concerned, it was a new year and a new leaf and there were plenty of fraud cases on the top shelf of his desk to keep him busy.


To complicate both Wes and Marti’s lives, Christopher Andrew Legget showed up one day and insisted he had the skills, the knowledge, and where with all to become Wes’ newest investigating collaborator, not that Wes wanted or needed one. From the beginning, Christopher Andrew Legget did nothing but hampered as well as become a nuisance during Wes’ investigations.


Finally, the perfect spring Saturday of the year had arrived and it was time to bring life to “The Bird”. Neither Wes nor Oz, his four-legged buddy, knew by the end of the day the sequence of events was about to unfold and their worlds would start to unravel. Once again, they must come to the rescue of a friend.


Time was of the essence as danger lurked close by. Suspects were willing to kill just to keep their secrets from being exposed. Wes must go undercover in a world of unfamiliarity to flush out the true killer(s). With each passing day, it becomes more perilous as he risks his life to save a friend. Wes was not alone, thank goodness, as Oz would be close by to make sure nothing happened to his meal ticket.


Review

The Chrome Canyon Killer is the 4th installment in the Wes and Oz series. In the new book we are introduced to Christopher who is dying to be Wes's new partner in solving his fraud cases. After an accident with "The Bird" Wes is forced to head to the junk yard to find a part so that the girls can fix it. He never expected that a trip with Chris would land him in the middle of a new case involving a body. 

Wes needs to find the killer to save his friend's nephew from taking the blame for something he didn't do. With the unwanted help of Christopher tagging along Wes had more help than he knows what to do with. Marti is less than thrilled that Wes is smack dab in the middle of another case but he has to help Dave out. Will they catch the killer before it's too late? 

Another brilliant installment in the Wes and Oz Adventures. A captivating story, enchanting character and a mystery that keeps you on your toes till the very end. One of the best books I read in 2022. The author has done a beautiful job creating another adventure that just draws the reader in. I couldn't put it down I just had to see what would happen next to Wes as his partner kept him on his toes. I can't wait for the next installment to see what happens next. 

Sunday, January 8, 2023

Book Review: Cursed Fates

 Title - Cursed Fates
Author - Sara Snow
Series - Cursed Mates
Genre - Paranormal Romance 
Format - Kindle 
Published - January 6th 2023
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Synopsis 

“We should’ve never gotten involved with this.”


Alpha Radolph paced about the room, speaking more to himself than the others. Cassian sat behind his desk, a deep frown that wouldn’t seem to end. Not after what happened to Elder Silas from the Ash Hounds.


After we’d managed to calm everyone down, we headed to Cassian’s office to speak in private. Alpha Radolph, Cove, Thoran, and Rohan stood on one side of the room, while Emily, Griffin, and I stood on the other side.


Divided.


We’d finally grown close to another pack, only to be pushed away.


Our only hope has just fallen, and our allies have abandoned us.


If we don't figure out something soon the whole world will be ruled by a paranormal-hating witch.


Is all hope lost?


Review 

received Cursed Fate in return for an honest review. This is the 5th installment and final installment in the Cursed Mates series. The final battle is coming it's only a matter of time if they will have enough to take down Samara who is set on destroying everything. Morgan has chosen her side. The high council after agreeing to help has fallen setting the other realms into chaos. Time is running out for them, each new alliance quickly is dispatched and no one wants to take the risk to stand against Samara. 

I love the characters each one is unique and brings something different to the group. However, Emily and Ember are still my favorite and finding out they are connected just makes it better. I love the guys they are perfect complements to each other and Emily. I admit I was sad to lose Morgan but we gained some awesome friends along the way. 

Cursed Fates is a fantastic end to the series. I'm actually sad to see it end because I was enjoying the adventure so much. However, that being said I think the author did an amazing job of ending the story. You can't help loving the characters and they just keep getting better with each installment. The story is well written it flow from start to finish I found it hard to put down. I can't wait to see what the author comes up with next. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Top Ten Tuesday

  

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke And The Bookish. Now hosted over at That Artsy Reader Girl

This weeks topic is:

TTT: Top Ten Favorite Books of 2022 

I didn't read as many as I would have loved but I did get a nice mix of my top 2022 reads. 









What are your favorite from 2022? 

Monday, January 2, 2023

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

 Hosted by The Book Date 

Welcome to It's Monday! Every week we share what we just finished reading, are reading or plan to read over the next week. 

New Year all new goals lots of reading plans. Since we are starting the new year I'm starting with a fresh pile of books for the new year. 
Bout of Books has started today so I'm hoping that adding in the read-a-thon will have me reading a bunch. 

Finished 
Nothing yet but quickly going to change that. 

Currently reading 
The War of Two Queens by Jennifer L. Armentrout - My bestie and I are reading this one but it's been on the back burner with the holiday. We are determined to finish this week though. 

Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe - my bestie recommended this one to me. 

Up Next

Not sure yet as I'm still putting a TBR pile for the month together. 

Rest of the week
I'll be sure to share my TBR once I finish it. 
What are you reading? 

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Bout of Books 36


It's time for Bout of Books 36 who's in with me? Be sure to sign up (here)

Goals 

Read 5 books
Do all instagram challenges 

Read, Read, and Read some more. 

Can't wait to get started. 

Monday
Instagram Challenges - Currently reading Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe