Sunday, December 31, 2023

Book Review: Man Hunt

Title - Man Hunt 
Author -Vanessa Vale 
Genre - Contemporary Romance 
Format - Paperback
Published - December 27th 2022 
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What’s worse than spilling coffee all over my billionaire boss? Accidentally emailing him my answers to a sex quiz.

That was me. I did that. I might be a genius, but that was really dumb.

I sneak into the office to delete it, but it’s too late. He knows my naughtiest fantasies.

Instead of firing me, he wants to fulfill every one of them.

He’s everything I didn’t know I wanted: Older, fiercely protective and a possessive streak the size of Montana.

But can he really want someone like me with a past full of man struggles and a head full of math problems?

Find out the answer in this steamy small town romance where a nerdy heroine is outsmarted by a lumberjack-sized billionaire in a test of love. With all the books in the On A Manhunt series, it’s always open season on men.


I received Man Hunt in return for an honest review from Valentine PR. 

I love Bridget she's a girl after my own heart, I loved that she put Jake Ryan on her sex quiz very 16 Candles which is one of my favorite movies. He would totally have been my answer too. I loved our pink wearing older love interest Maverick he's just a perfect complement to our girl. They have this undeniable instant chemistry that's just very sweet and very steamy.

Man Hunt is a whirlwind fast paced adorable romance with engaging characters you just fall in love with them. I felt like I was able to really connect with Bridget and Maverick they just stole a place in my heart. The supporting characters are great I can't wait to see more of them as the series progresses. 

This is my first book by the author but I'm hooked I loved her style of storytelling. She's created a captivating story that I devoured in one afternoon and loved every moment of it. I loved the pop culture references. Man Hunt is a beautifully written steamy romance perfect for fans of insta-love billionaire romance.

Saturday, December 30, 2023

Book Review: All I Want for Christmas is Utahraptor

Title - All I Want for Christmas is Utahraptor
Author - Lola Faust
Genre - Monster Romance 
Format - Kindle Review Copy
Published - December 12th 2023
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This big-city hottie is home for the holidays... but will she rekindle romance with her high-school dino flame?

In the snow-dusted streets of her hometown, Holly Grant, a dazzling figure from the glittering world of high society, finds herself at a crossroads. Trapped in a loveless relationship with the wealthy yet unfeeling Thad, her heart longs for an escape. As Christmas bells chime and families gather, Holly's perfectly manicured life is on the verge of unraveling in the most unexpected way.

Enter Rocky, a breathtakingly majestic Utahraptor, who once set Holly's world ablaze with forbidden passion. Their paths cross again, reawakening a whirlwind romance that defies not only the laws of nature but also the conservative norms of Holly's Mormon community. As the festive lights twinkle, Holly is torn between the life she's always known and the wild, untamed love she never forgot.

Amidst the scandalous whispers and shocked stares, their reunion ignites a fiery debate between desire and decorum. Will Holly choose the safety of her gilded cage, or will she surrender to the primal call of a love that once set her soul on fire? This holiday season, witness a love story that is as passionate as it is controversial, as Holly grapples with the deepest desires of her heart.


I received All I Want for Christmas is Utahraptor in return for an honest review from NetGalley. 

Holly's life isn't going as she planned and when her boyfriend is working the holidays she heads home. Upon returning home Holly meets up with her old friend that she had a crush on Rocky and the chemistry is sizzling. As things heat up between the unlikely pair what happens when her boyfriend shows up? 

All I want for Christmas is Utahraptor is a sweet very steamy fast paced friends to lovers dino romance. I love that the story is a perfect balance of plot with just the right amount of spice. The characters are engaging and I felt that I was really able to connect with them. I love that Rocky has emotions and is a sentient dino who felt very human aside from the feathers and claws.  

I've be seeing this series around for a while and have been on the fence to check it out for a while. When I saw it on NetGalley I decided to give it a shot and I'm so glad that I did. I ended up devouring the book in less than an hour and rushing to amazon to grab the rest of the series. I'm excited to explore more of Lola Faust's dino erotic romance. 

It's a cute steamy story that hooked my attention right from the start and sparked my imagination. I'm a little obsessed with monster romance and this story doesn't disappointment it's better than I could have expected! I loved every moment of it and can't wait to explore more of her dino romance stories. 

Friday, December 29, 2023

Happy Release Day + Book Review: Ruined Kingdom

Title - Ruined Kingdom
Author - Sara Snow 
Genre - Dark Fantasy Romance
Format - Kindle Review Copy
Published - December 29th
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In the ethereal balance between life and death, I find myself at a crossroads.

It's here I encounter Helene, and the truth of my destiny unfolds - I am the chosen mate of Kaine Ulric.

Kaine is a storm of conflicting instincts as his curse nears its end.

As Kaine battles his inner demons, our bond deepens, intertwining our fates more than I ever imagined.

A shocking revelation dawns on me...

My fate is the key to the Dark Fae King's immortality. My very existence is a beacon of hope and destruction.

To save our world from decay and to free Kaine from his curse, I must embrace a destiny as the sacrificial lamb.

If I falter, the world plunges into an abyss from which there is no return.

But as shadows gather and destiny calls, can we truly be the shield that guards our world from its darkest hour?.


I received Ruined Kingdom in return for an honest review from the author. 

Ruined Kingdom is the epic conclusion in the Shattered Kingdom trilogy. Sophie and Kaine's bond continues to grow as they are more connected. Everything hinges on Sophie's sacrifice which will save them all but at what cost? Will they be able to defeat the dark fae before time runs out? 

I just love Sophie she may not have planned to be the hero but she's totally kick ass when and willing to do it all to save those she loves. Kaine is just so swoon worth even if he does turn furry he's just a perfect partner for Sophie. I love the steamy chemistry between them that has grown over the series. 

This may be my favorite retelling of Beauty and the Beast it's dark steamy and filled with adventure that kept me on the edge of my seat till the very end. I attempted to devour it in just one afternoon but real life got in the way so I finished it in two quick reading sessions. 

Ruined Kingdom is a beautifully written story that captures the heart as well as the imagination. Sara Snow has created another beautiful series that I couldn't put down this may be my favorite series by the author. I loved the characters they are engaging you can't help connecting with them and rooting for them through the whole series. This series is perfect for fans of action packed dark steamy romance who enjoy Beauty and the Beast Retellings. I still think that Sophie has the best library ever created and I need this to be real. Highly recommend one of my favorite series of 2023. 

Thursday, December 28, 2023

Book Review: To Kill a Shadow

Title - To Kill a Shadow 
Author - Katherine Quinn
Genre - Fantasy Romance
Format - Kindle Review Copy
Published - November 28th 2023 
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The instant New York Times bestseller

Britannia meets The Mist―with a touch of Evil Dead―in this illusory fantasy horror about a kingdom left to darkness…

Jude Maddox knows nothing of love or even light. He knows only his grim duty as the Hand of Death, to lead the Knights of the Eternal Star into a land filled with nightmares and certain demise. It’s only when he sees her―a young woman with wild, amber eyes who’s as fierce, defiant, and swift as the shadow beasts themselves―that he feels the warmth of life in his blood…

The other Knights may fear their lethal commander, with his hard, merciless demeanor. Outcast Kiara Frey sees only a leader, a man who knows how to survive. Someone like her. But wanting him is as treacherous as the shadows themselves…and just as seductive.

With a kingdom on the verge of collapse, the Knights must now venture into the darkest heart of the land and uncover the secrets of the misted shadows, where evil will prey upon their minds and feast on their flesh.

It will betray their senses.

It will surpass their nightmares.

Most of them will die.

But they have no other choice. Because the only way to fight the darkness…is to become it.


I received To Kill a Shadow in return for an honest review from the publisher via NetGalley. 

Right from the start I knew I liked Kira and the more the story progressed she just kept getting better. I loved that she cared about her group doing everything she could to keep them alive. She's just the kind of character I would want to have my back. Jude is an interesting character at first I wasn't sure but the more we learned about his past the more I started to like him. I love the sweet connection between them it just works so well. 

I typically don't read a lot of horror but when I saw the cover for this one I just had to sign up. I enjoyed this one immensely the story is a fast paced adventure into the darkness of the mist. I was hooked right from the start and ended up devouring this one in just 24 hours. I just had to know how it was going to play out and I want more. I wasn't ready for this one to end. 

This is my first book by the author so I wasn't sure what to expect. She nailed it with To Kiss a Shadow. I loved her storytelling she's created a beautifully captivating story that I couldn't put down. I enjoyed every moment of Kira and Jude's story and look forward to the series continuing. Highly recommend if you enjoy exciting story with just the right amount of slow burn romance and banter. 

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Happy Release Day! + Book Review: Filth

Title - Filth
Author - Torri Heat 
Genre - Dark Romance Standalone Novella 
Format - Kindle Review
Published - Dec 21st 2023
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Alora has a dirty soul.

Ever since she was a child, she knew something was wrong with her. Off. Twisted. And as she got older, her sins grew bigger.

Enter Alexander. Polished. Older. Put together, and respected. When Alora meets him at her art show, she's instantly attracted to the charismatic gentleman. But no one can be that perfect, can they?

Desperate to find something wrong with her newest obsession, Alora turns to her dark side. Stalking Alexander's every move might not make sense to the average person, but Alora has never been average. And if she can just find one thing wrong with Alexander, she can move on with her life.

Or so she tells herself.

But Alexander is keeping secrets of his own. As the two's twisted relationship deepens, they discover things about each other that would've been better off buried.

That is...if anything actually is what it seems.

Filth is a dark romance standalone novella.

Please see for a complete list of triggers.


I received Filth in return for an honest review from the author. 

Alora is unique and when fate brings Alexander into her life he becomes an obsession. She can't get him out of her mind and she keeps telling herself if she figured him out she can move on. The more time she spends looking into his world the more her obsession grows but what will he think if he learns the truth that she's been watching him? 

I adore Alora she's a little broken but I feel like we all are a little broken at the end of the day. I'm sure we've all done a little stalking over the years thanks to social media as well. I found Alora easy to connect with she's such an engaging character and I just loved her. 

I absolutely loved Filth it's dark and gritty with characters that felt so real. I ended up devouring the novella in an hour it was impossible to put down and I had to know how it would play out for Alora and Alexander. This is a new concept for me the female stalker but I really enjoyed it because she's done a beautiful job telling Alora's story. 

I'm a huge fan of Torri Heat she creates these complex characters and enchanting stories she always blows my mind. I think Filth may be my favorite of her works that I've read so far it just captured my imagination and stole a spot in my heart. My only complaint is that I wanted more just another couple hundred pages as I wasn't ready to walk about yet. Highly recommend a quick fast paced story that will leave you wanting more.

RELEASE BLITZ - Charge by Senna Kincaid

Title: Charge
Series: Locked Security #3
Author: Senna Kincaid
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Tropes: Bodyguard/Sister's Best Friend
Friends to Lovers/Second Chance
Release Date: December 21, 2023

He’s willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for their love.

Growing up with absent parents, the only family Archer Bennett has ever known were his sister and her best friend Thea. And he was certain that no matter what path his life would take, he’d always have them by his side.

But life doesn’t always go as planned.

And instead of living the life he dreamed of with the two people he loved most, he walks away from his family and ends up working for Locked Security, a firm that specializes in hostage situations and personal protection.

Thea Barlowe learned from an early age that to survive, she had to do whatever was necessary. When she gets an offer that would change her life, she jumps at the chance. Even if it means marrying a man almost double her age.

When Thea is in danger, her husband hires Locked Security to keep her safe. And her new bodyguard is someone she knows well. Archer.

There’s nothing Archer wouldn’t do for the only woman he’s ever loved. Even if she’s now married to another man.

Note from the author: This is the third book in the Locked Security Series and can be read as a standalone. There is no cheating (I promise) and the main couple gets their HEA in this book. This book has originally been published under the pen name Sarah Peis.






Releasing February 29

Books are my passion and I have always been an avid reader. Sneaking my mom’s romance books when I was too young to read them turned into a lifelong obsession. And now I not only read kissing books, I also get to write them. Dark romance and romantic suspense have always been favourites of mine to read, and I hope you enjoy the worlds and characters in my books as much as I love creating them. I currently live in a small town in Victoria, Australia, with the love of my life, our two little humans and two fur babies.


RELEASE BLITZ - Lodestar by Serena Akeroyd

Title: Lodestar
The 'Filthy Feck' Omnibus
Author: Serena Akeroyd
Genre: Dark Romance
Tropes: Irish Mob Meets MC/Friends to Lovers
Release Date: December 21, 2023

She’s difficult.
A sister in our allied MC.
My da would have told me to avoid a woman like her, but she shot him before he had the chance.
Lodestar stirs fear into the hearts of the Elite. (xoxo)
Now I’m scared too.
For her.
She’s not only ghosted me, but her daughter too.
If she’s gone dark, I’ll hunt her down.
This Fecker isn’t about to lose his soul mate.
This is an omnibus of the ‘Filthy Feck’ duet - it includes a never-before-published novella!

Free in Kindle Unlimited


USA Today and International Best Selling Author Serena Akeroyd aka G. A. Mazurke is most known for her mafia and MC series set in the Five Points Mob Universe.
Avid reader of all things romance, she first started her career as a why choose author in both contemporary and paranormal. She eventually made her way to MF romance where she found her groove with the O’Donnelly brothers, the Satan Sinners and most recently the Valentini Family.

In her back list you can find some MM, MF, MFM and Why Choose romances. HEA guaranteed!
When not writing Serena is either reading, traveling or coloring.