Friday, February 24, 2023

Book Review: Filthy Rich Vampires Second Rite

     Title - Filthy Rich Vampires Second Rite 
Author - Geneva Lee
Series - Filthy Rich Vampires #2 
Genre - Paranormal Romance
Format - Kindle copy 
Published - October 4th 2022
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He wore darkness with such graceful ease…

Thea Melbourne has a broken heart. A month after her world turned upside down, she’s struggling to return to the life she left behind. Her mother is in a coma, she’s selling off designer gowns to pay the bills, and her roommates seem to think she’s made of glass. But when the vampire who broke her heart shows up at the hospital, she learns a devastating secret.

To save the love of his life, Julian pushed her away. Now he has to live with the pain and regret or find someone to put him out of his misery. When it becomes clear that Thea is still in danger, he has a choice to make. He can stay away like the Council demands or risk everything, including their lives, to win her back.

Convincing her means facing his own dark secrets and resisting the temptation to claim her as his mate once and for all. But Thea isn’t going to make that easy for him.

Return to the seductive world of Filthy Rich Vampires with Second Rite, the thrilling, sensual continuation of Julian and Thea's story.

This is the 2nd installment in the Filthy Rich Vampires series. Thea has returned to her life before she was swept up in Julian's world her heart broken looking after her sick mom. Julian wasn't going to go after her but he's realized he can't live without her and being with her is all the matters. When he finds her at the hospital with her sick mom a startling revelation comes out. Her mom issues an ultimatum that Thea has to choose between them and ultimately she chooses Julian.  

Danger never seems to be more than a few steps away and Julian is worried about her safety when he hears that someone from his past is after her in addition to the Council wants to end their relationship. The only choice he has is to take her home to his family to protector at least he hopes. 

I love Thea and Julian it's not your traditional vampire love story but the chemistry between them works so well. I love the concept reminds of Crazy Rich Asians meets Bridgerton with vampires. I love that we learned more about Julians past as he is over 900 years old. The author has done another amazing just creating a captivating story that I had a hard time putting down. This installment ends in a cliffhanger and this has to be the best cliffhanger I've ever read. I loved it and can't wait to read the next book. 

Monday, February 20, 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. 

Not as many as I planned but knocking them slowly off my TBR list. 


My Gently Raised Beast Vol 1 by Yeo Seulgi (I actually loved this one so much I finished the webtoon. 
Currently reading 

Up Next
Rest of the week
I've been mood reading so who knows what's next. 
What are you reading? 

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Book Review: Ash

    Title - Ash
Series - Speed Dating with the Denizens of the Underworld # 2
Author - C.D. Gorri
Genre - Paranormal Romance
Format - Kindle copy 
Published - May 31st 2022 
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This Demon is about to get schooled by a human!

Sunday school teacher, Gabriella Keen, is looking for Mr. Right. What happens when her perfect match is from Hell? Literally.

The Demon of Lust is on the prowl. When rumors spread that Ashmedai is looking for a mate, everyone wants a chance to be this Prince of Hell's main squeeze.

Can this Demon find love with the curvy goody two shoes?

Ash is book two in the Speed Dating with the Denizens of the Underworld shared world, filled with lustful demons, goody two shoes shifters, and more.

Gabriella is struggling to find her place in the world it's hard to find a teaching job. So when things didn't work out on the east coast her step-mom gives her a chance to start over on the west coast. She finds a job working as a Sunday school teacher in the church she grew up in but she not meeting anyone. Hoping to help her step-mom invites her out to a round of speed dating in which she meets her fated mate. 

I like Gabriella she's this super sweet girl who found the tortured bad boy but who's the good guy Ash. I love the chemistry that the pair have it's heating up and has nothing to do with being in the underworld. I love the speed dating concept this isn't my first experience with Eve and Aphrodite's speed dating night.

The series is a bunch of authors each writing a different book in the series all following the basic idea that the couple met at speed dating. I really enjoyed getting to know Ash as I haven't read a lot of demon romance books. The author is new to me and after falling in love with her storytelling style I will be checking out her other books. Highly recommend if you love sweet paranormal romance. 

Friday, February 10, 2023

Book Review: Dark Mate

   Title - Dark Mate 
Series - Fallen Blood Series 
Author - Sara Snow 
Genre - Paranormal Romance
Format - Arc Review Copy 
Published - February 10th 2023 
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“Do you know who I am?” he asked.

“Let me guess—the reincarnation of an ancient god?” I snipped, unable to help myself. “It would explain your Jupiter-sized ego.”

Things are going well for me...I landed a job at the illustrious Ambrose Media House, I live in a safe community, surrounded by the people I love.

But my wolf is restless, unsatisfied...

Now, this stunning and wretched guy at work thinks he knows what I am, and decides it’s his mission to make my life hell. He doesn’t know the half of it.

Oh, and this guy? He’s the boss’s son. The heir to the throne, so to speak. But he also might be the only person I can trust when I’m suddenly fired and running for my life.

The secret in our blood could bind us together, or sentence us to death.

Dark Mates is the first book in the Fallen Blood Series and is a slow-burn enemies to lovers, new adult, shifter/fallen angel Paranormal romance.


I received an Arc of Dark Mate in return for an honest review. 

Aria just wants to live a normal life even though her DNA has been against her all her life. Finally landing a stepping stone that could lead to the job she's been dreaming of she takes the chance. Things are going better than expected until she encounters Sariel who knows who she really is what she's hiding and is determined to make her quit. When the truth comes out she's fired and she needs to figure out what she's going to do next. 
When fate seems to be on her side she get's a second chance at her dream job. Little did she know that it would change her life forever. What should have been the opportunity of a lifetime she finds herself on the run with Sariel fleeing for their lives. Will they be able to stop the man hunting them? 

I love Aria she's a sweetheart just trying to live a normal life and I found her easy to connect with. I wasn't sure about Sariel at first but he's redeemed himself the more we get to know him the more I like him. I love the chemistry between Aria and Sariel they just have this slow burn relationship that works. 

Wow!! I've read several books by the author but this one blew me away. I'm in love with Dark Mate it's quickly become my favorite series by the author. I loved the characters and the story is beautiful from start to finish. The author has done another amazing job creating a captivating and action packed romance that I found hard to put down. I can't wait for the next installment to come out and see what happens with Aria and Sariel.

Wednesday, February 8, 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 just finished the first book Dark Mate by Sara Snow and can't wait to get my hands on the next installment. 

Fallen Mate 
 - Sara Snow 
Expected Publication March 10th 2023
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“You two look cozy,” Johnny said, eyeing Aria and I. “Last I saw, you were either at each other’s throat or pretending to hide your attraction to each other. What changed?”

“Besides the near-death experience you mean?” I asked dryly, as Aria squirmed.

Things have taken a nosedive into proverbial hell for me.

But at least I’ve got my mate with me. And a hot smart-assed angel, plus my favorite human being on the planet, a witch with a bad temper and the retched wolf who betrayed us.

We’re a rag tag bunch but we’ll survive this. Together. Hopefully.

Even if ‘this’ is being hunted by the Upper Council, and unraveling our world as we know it. At least we have each other. And sure we may have almost died multiple times, and there is of course the matter of the bounty on our heads, but like I said. At least we have each other.

Except Sariel and I might be on the verge of making a decision with potentially catastrophic consequences. Something our friends can’t help with.

What are you waiting on?

Wednesday, February 1, 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. 

Stone Cold  
 - HB Jacks
Expected Publication February 7th 2023 
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Three massive stone gargoyles. Monsters all. And now I belong to them.

I didn't ask to be rescued. I was doing fine on my own, even if I had just lost my job, dumped my ex and taken a wrong turn down a dark alley.

So when Cararr thinks I need saving and sweeps me up in his huge claws, what am I supposed to do? Say no to this damaged, vicious and sweet as candy gargoyle who only wants to prove to his mates he's worthy of their love?

Mates who include Viriroz, one growly grump of a gargoyle, all dominant and possessive, and the sinful Garaz who looks at me like he wants to eat me. Whole.

These are powerful monsters with a dangerous job to do, protecting the human world from the things that slither in the dark, but they need a final female mate to complete their roost and produce their heirs.

All of which means I have to decide whether to stay with these delicious, feral males who love to share a bed and each other, or whether to condemn the rest of the world the world to the darkness.

But I have to make the choice, because the war is coming and it might just rip us apart before we even begin.

Spicy, sweet and delicious paranormal romance from HB Jacks featuring three massive stone gargoyles and one human female. No cliffhanger, always a HEA. For mature audiences only.

What are you waiting on?