Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Book Review: Stitched To Get Hitched

 Title - Stitched To get Hitched 
Author - 
Nessie Sreil & M.J. Marstens
Series - Happily Monster After 
Genre - Monster Romance,
Format -  Arc Kindle review copy
Published - May 31st 2023
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Veil, check.
Something blue, check.
Something old and something new, check, check.

I’m as ready as I’ll ever be to walk down that aisle—until I snag my wedding dress and rip it.

Luckily, a knight with shining needle is there to rescue me, but when my big day goes south, will this gentle giant be able to sew back the pieces of my broken heart?

Or am I doomed to forever be a bride without her groom?


I received Stitched To Get Hitched in return for an honest review from the authors. 

First off can we all agree this cover is just adorable!!! 

When her wedding day goes horribly wrong Lisette find's herself without her memories and her fiancĂ© is Viktor a big green stitched together man. At the encouragement of his father Viktor takes her home under the guise that's he her fiancĂ©. What will happen when her memories start coming back? 

I love Lisette she's a sweetheart who easily accepts the fact that she's engaged to Viktor who happens to be the one and only Frankenstein. Viktor really comes out of his shell the more time he spends with Lisette. I loved how he was so sweet even if he has a dirty mind. The connection these two have was just sizzling. The characters are feel real easy to connect with you just can't help loving them both. 

I devoured this one in just a few short hours it's an adorable steamy monster romance that captures the heart as well as the imagination. I really enjoy the new spin on the Frankenstein concept it's interesting to see one of my favorite classic monsters in a modern world. I love that it's a steamy monster romance because they are my current addiction. I'm really excited to continue this series as the first one was just so lovely. Highly recommend if you love monster romance that you give this one a shot. My only complaint is that the story wasn't long enough I could deal with a few hundred more pages of Lisette and Viktor's love story. 

Cover Reveal: The Desert Heiress

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The Desert Heiress (The Seven Star Empire #1)
Expected Publication Date: April 6th, 2024
Genre: Why Choose Romance/ Second World Fantasy Why Choose MMMF Romance Slow-Burn Magic Spicy 

 Guaranteed HEA at the End of Series 
 Nothing will stop Lis from regaining her family's power—not even the three tempting men standing in her way. 

In the desert port of Cenefra, the Sun Rose is life blood. A magic plant with the ability to grant people greater abilities. Sale of the plant is strictly forbidden, its growth restricted only to farms owned by the Empire's shipping company. 

 Liseya Moroeste has only ever wanted one thing: to run the syndicate smuggling it. But her family has been cut off for over a century, forced to advise but never lead. When the government cracks down on all illegal export, Lis is ready to seize her chance. 

 To do so, she must best her three rivals. Filip, Deo and Adrian each want to court her, control her, cajole her into doing what they want. 

 Liseya finds herself drawn into their complicated web, but to survive, she must learn if she can trust them, or if she must cut them down before they can do the same to her.

The Desert Heiress is the first book in The Seven Star Empire Series. It is a slow burn, MMMF why choose, second world fantasy with steamy scenes and a guaranteed HEA at the end of the series. It contains both MM and FF scenes, and involves the FMC in a relationship before getting involved with her main love interestsPre-Order

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A lover of mythology, sexy romances, and heroines who give as good as they get, Shoshana knew she wanted to write fantasy romance since reading Kushiel’s Dart. When she’s not writing, she’s hanging out with her cat and trying to keep her garden alive in the harsh desert summer. Shoshana Rain 

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Release Blitz: Wicked Fate

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Happy publication day to Amanda Aggie and congratulations on this spectacular release! Get ready for an epic new series and make sure to visit one of our Instagram hosts for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card!

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This Wicked Fate (Realm of Monsters #1) 
  Publication Date: May 31, 2023 
  Genre: Dark Fantasy Romance 
 Arranged Marriage 
 Mad King 
 Monstrous FMC 
 Inspired by Brave 
 Touch Him and Die 
 Can't Sleep without You 
 Who Did this to You?

  For fans of The Witcher and Brave, this fantasy romance, featuring a fierce heroine and a druid with Golden Retriever energy, is both steamy and swoon worthy!

I’m the Princess of Solaria, a realm full of beasts that could make the Devil cower. Except that title means nothing, because I’ll be dead by the week’s end. 

  Like my sisters before me, the moment I turned twenty-three, my father announced a gauntlet. A fight to the death, where the most ruthless of the land could try to claim me as their bride. 

  Desperate, I entered the gauntlet and fought for my own hand. Only the mad king is a twisted monster who loves to play tricks, and now instead of wearing a crown, I’m a prisoner, set to be executed for defying the king’s tradition. 

  I start to fear that things can’t get any worse, but I’m quickly proven wrong when I’m shoved into a cage with a man I’ve never met before. Who knows why he’s in chains… but if he can lend me a hand, we might have a chance to escape this wicked fate. 

  Trigger Warnings: Gore, steamy scenes intended for those 18+ years of age, monsters, animalistic behavior, blood, murder, dismemberment, and violence. 
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Best known for her #1 Amazon bestselling series, Dark Halos, Amanda Aggie writes steamy dark fantasy romance. She's a wife, a mother to two beautiful tiny humans, and has a stellar caffeine addiction. More importantly, she writes choking-hazard fantasy romance that will have you laughing out loud, swooning, and biting your nails all in one sitting. 

  Almost all of her books take place in the seven realms of Hell, which she’s often described as, “If Hell and Wonderland got together and had a baby.” You’ll find creatures of all kinds—fae, demons, dragons, witches, and more—along with morally gray villains, and steam. So, grab you some pearls to clutch before you enter the seven realms, and get lost in the chaos. 
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Friday, May 26, 2023

Book Review: The Rebound

Title - The Rebound: An Age Gap Fake Relationship
Author - L. Steele
Series - Standalone 
Genre - Contemporary Romance, BDSM, 
Format -  Arc Kindle review copy
Published - May 19th 2023
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My first love ended in tragedy

My second began with the same man four years later...

I wasn’t supposed to be on that beach that night.

Neither was Declan Beauchamp, the super-hot, super-bad-boy upcoming actor.

He was a grown man, I was a young girl.

He saved me from being hurt.

But his life changed forever.

I never thought I’d see him again.

Until he returns and offers me the chance to embrace my dreams.

Now I'm a singer with a break-out single,

Together, we’re a match-made-in-tabloid heaven.

Then, he reveals it was all a ploy for revenge...

Shattered, I put him behind and move on.

I even have a new boyfriend.

Except my career is in freefall...

Only consolation?

Declan isn’t faring better either.

With my future and his at stake.

Declan comes up with a plan.

One movie together,

And a fake relationship to catapult our futures back on track.

But when our chemistry detonates,

How will I survive this encounter...?

A standalone, age gap, fake relationship billionaire romance about mistakes, heartache, and second chances. 1-Click NOW


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

First off can we admit how stunning the cover is!!! I'm just in love with the color pallet as pink flowers are my favorite. 

Solene just wants to get away from the life she was born into so late one night she ventures out onto the beach little did she know it would change her life forever. That fateful night ties her and Declan together forever. When Declan offers Solene a once in a lifetime chance to achieve her dream of being a singer. Plus she get's to spend her time with Declan who she's spent the last four years thinking about. However, nothing goes as planned and things spiral out of control.

I like Solene a lot she's such a sweetheart even after everything she's had to endure she still looks at the bright side. I'm so torn on Declan I wanted to love him but I feel like I spent most of the book wanting to slam the book into his face so he would smarten up and see what he was missing. Which I think is his appeal he's goal driven passionate and stupidly thinks he's doing the right thing. I love the chemistry between the two it's just been steamy right from the start. 

This one was very rough for me I went into it not knowing about the BDSM aspect which I feel is a key part of the story. The situation was very similar to Fifty Shades of Grey with Solene being a virgin. I'm fine with the whole BDSM but it just feels wrong when an experienced guy introduces a innocent girl with no sexual experience to it. Now that being said and I know why it's such a intricate part of the story it works as both characters grow together. He actually tried to hide that part of his life so while I wanted to beat Declan with my book I kind of loved him too. I feel like we had a love hate relationship.

This was the first book I've read by the author and I found her story telling captivating right from the start I wanted to know what would happen to our couple. I loved the characters even if Declan is stab worthy sometimes. I found the story hard to put down it was easy to get lost in their story, and I'm sad to see it end. I love all the bookish references in the story, from buying Solene a bookstore, to picking out books for her. I loved that she was a bookworm like me who loves her steamy stories. I look forward to the next story of Penny & Knight. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Manga Review: My Dear, Curse-Casting Vampiress

   Title - My Dead, Curse-Casting Vampires 
Author - Chisaki Kanai 
Series - Vol 1 
Genre - Fantasy Vampires 
Format -  Arc Kindle review copy
Published - May 23rd 2023
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The world is full of vampires, supernatural creatures who drain the blood from humans without mercy. Fighting such beings is the foundation of Isuzu Osaka’s life, but with humanity losing the war, desperate times call for desperate measures. To protect his friends, Isuzu sets out to strike a deal with Baroque―a powerful vampiress whose beauty is said to drive all who gaze upon her mad…


I received My Dear, Curse-Casting Vampiress in return for an honest review from the publisher.

Vampires are real they loom in the darkness and hunt the humans. Isuzu is a trained vampire hunter but even he and his friends aren't enough to stop the rising vampire attacked. When he get's a tip about the vampire Baroque who slays vampire he decides to break her out to kill a strong vampire. 

I like Isuzu he's willing to risk his own life to save his friends and trusting Baroque the beautiful vampire he rescued from lock down. I like the idea for Baroque she's this bad-ass vampire who uses curses to kill vampires. This is an interesting concept it reminds me a little of Blood+ which is one of my favorite animes. 

This is my first manga by the author but I'm hooked, the story is captivating. The characters are easy to connect with you just can't help liking them. The artwork is beautifully done. I can't wait for the next installment to see what happens next to our duo. Perfect for fans of vampire fantasy with potential for a little romance. I actually enjoyed it so much that I had to pick up the paperback manga for my collection. 

Monday, May 22, 2023

Book Review: Defying Kurosaki-Kun Vol 1-19

  Title - Defying Kurosaki-Kun
Author - Makino
Series - Vol 1-19 complete 
Genre - Grumpy/Sunshine
Format -  Kindle  
Published - April 18th 2018
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“I demand absolute obedience from you.” Yu Akabane has worked hard to reinvent herself for high school, and there’s only one step left in her plan to leave her plain Jane days behind: asking out her idol, the “White Prince” Shirakawa-kun. When circumstances lead to Yu moving into the school dorm where Shirakawa-kun boards, she thinks she’s found her lucky break. But unluckily for Yu, “Black Devil” Kurosaki-kun, the boy everyone at school (including the teachers!) is afraid of, lives there too—and when Yu defies him, he’s all too eager to punish her…


I devoured all 19 volumes of Defying Kurosaki-kun over the last week. This is a beautiful story of Yu and Haruto's relationship as it grows from nothing to sweet romance. Haruto's always been a loner except for Takumi who's been his only friend until Yu comes into his life. The story is about the relationship between Yu and Haruto but Takumi is such a intricate part of the story.

 I really loved Yu as a character she's this bright ball of sunshine who's reinvented herself now that she's in high school and growing so much into this character you just cheer on. Haruto is cold and demanding in the beginning but we get to see him slowly start to grow as the series progresses. He builds friendships, reconnects to his family and he learns so show Yu how much she means to him. 

I truly enjoyed the series even if I had a few moments where I wanted to reach through the book and stab Haruto for being stupid. it's a whirlwind sweet love story that I'm so sad to see ending. I wish that this series wouldn't have ended because I wanted more of Yu and Haruto's story. I wanted Takumi to find his happy ever after too. I do hope maybe one day we will get more. This is one of my top favorite series. Highly recommend if you are a fan of the grumpy/sunshine trope it fits really well. The artwork is beautifully done. I loved it so much the whole story. 

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Cover Reveal: Twisted Bond

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We are so excited to share this GORGEOUS cover with all of you today. Twisted Bond by Katlyn DeRouen is available for pre-order now and is due for release in October!


Twisted Bond (Twisted Series #1)
Expected Publication Date: October 18, 2023
  Genre: YA Fantasy
  Found Family 
Hidden Royalty
Friends to Lovers
Chosen One
Three Girls. 
  Three Lives.
One Bond. 

 After almost a decade apart, Cammie, Hannah, and Sabina never expected their paths to cross again so suddenly. But when Cammie is plagued by memories of a person she has never met, she has no choice but to reach out to the friends she lost touch with years ago.

 A charismatic stranger—by the name of Caelan—claims he holds the answers to her mounting list of questions. Instead, Cammie winds up in a comatose state. With Caelan’s help, Sabina races against time to find the man in Cammie’s memories who holds the key to an unseen world… before her friend is lost within her own mind forever. 

 Meanwhile, Hannah finds herself fighting for her life after being thrust into the middle of a war between beings rumored to be myth. In the midst of the chaos, one element holds true… fate pulled them back together for a reason. Will the trio uncover the truth they seek? Or run from an answer they fear will shatter their world as they know it? 

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Katlyn DeRouen is a multi-genre author who dabbles in science fiction, fantasy, and romance. Driven by her love of the written word, she penned her debut book of poetry in 2019, which received an outpouring of glowing reviews. Encouraged by the support of her readers, she allowed her imagination to take her to the stars and back with countless new engaging characters and compelling novels. She lives in Kansas with her husband and two fur babies where she can always be found getting lost in a story. 

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Thursday, May 18, 2023

Throwback Thursday!


Happy Thursday! It's time for a flashback from the past. 

This week I present Betty Neels Harlequin romance! She's been one of my favorite authors since I was little. Both of my grandmothers used to read her sweet romance novels. I think I have all 134 of them in a box. I just love the classic covers.

Did you have a throwback read from the past? 

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Book Review: Game Changer

 Title - Game Changer 
Author - Piper Lawson 
Series - King of the Court 
Genre - Gumpy/Sunshine, Romance,Sports 
Format -  Arc Review Copy 
Published - April 11th 2023
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A steamy, grumpy sunshine sports romance featuring a woman down on her luck, a star basketball player with a filthy mouth, and a connection neither of them can deny.

After being dumped and losing my job the same week, the last thing my broken heart needs is a rebound.

I’m escaping across the country to help my perfect sister plan her dream wedding, and to prove to both of us everything is under control.

But a combination of tequila and turbulence on the flight there lead to word-vomiting all my troubles to the huge and handsome stranger in the first-class seat next to mine.

Only his whispered dirty diversions keep me sane until landing.

Despite the spark of attraction, we go our separate ways.

Or so I thought.

Turns out the tall, muscular, tattooed tower of a man from the plane is the star player on my future brother-in-law’s pro basketball team.

Clay is the last person I should gravitate toward. They’re called “players” for a reason.

Grumpy and cynical, he carries a weight on his shoulders I can’t possibly fathom.

He’s also the only one who knows my secrets and gets my heart racing.

The more we’re thrust together, the stronger the chemistry between us becomes.

Hooking up with the all-star athlete isn’t the way to get my life on track…but it could just be the game changer we’ve both been searching for.


I received Game Changer in return for an honest review from the publisher 

Nova is scared to fly but she’s doing it for her sister’s upcoming wedding. She has a seat next to a grumpy attractive guy who wants nothing todo with her. She try her best to distract herself from the flight but Clay dealing with his own issues. They share a moment in the bathroom when he helps her calm down and even offers to take her for her first tattoo but when she wakes up he’s gone and she suspects she will never see him again. 

Focusing on her sisters wedding she doesn’t expect to find him as the star player on her future brother-in-laws team. The chemistry between them is instant neither can deny the connect and Clay finds it refreshing that she doesn’t see him as the basketball star he is. She really sees him but he can’t get involved with her. Nova has her own issues as she’s keeping secrets from her own sister. As the month progresses the pair bond in ways they never have before with anyone else. When clay get’s the chance he’s been wanting will he throw it all away for Nova? 

I loved Game Changer it was beautifully written the character are just so real. I honestly love Nova she’s this bright sunshine while Clay is just so grumpy they just work so well together and their relationship is so sweet it’s not rushed just perfect. I love that she see’s him not the basketball star but the man he is no one else sees. These two have such a steamy connection but it’s not rushed it’s perfectly balanced. I love that we get to know some of the team as well as her new friends it was nice to see Nova finally fit in even with her pink hair. I felt I was really able to connect with her. 

This book blew me away I devoured it in just a few short hours not putting it down till I finished the last page. Only to want to throw the book across the room as I have to wait for the next one. The story is captivating with characters you just love. I knew this was the first in the series but I honestly thought each book would be a different set of characters so when this book ripped my heart out I didn’t see it coming. I thought I would have my happy ever after now I have to wait which is fine because I wasn’t ready to be done with Nova and Clay. I want more I just loved their story so far. Perfect for fans of the Grumpy/sunshine trope, second chances, and beautiful love stories. This is my first book by Piper Lawson but now I need to read them all. Eek can’t wait for the next one she blew me away. Mind blowing how much I loved this book. Best book of 2023 hands down. It had all the feels as it captured my heart. 

Monday, May 15, 2023

Book Tour: Legacy in Ruin

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Welcome to the tour for next installment in D.M. Simmons Children of the Fallen series, Legacy in Ruin! Now available on Amazon!

Legacy in Ruin

Legacy in Ruin 
Publication Date: May 8th, 2023
  Genre: Dark Paranormal Romance/ Why Choose 

 One has claimed her heart. Another wants a piece of it for himself. And the secret society that wants Nev’s power, is out for blood. With a wild heart, reckless power, and abilities yet to be seen, what happens next, is anyone’s guess.

 One thing’s for certain…you come for her, her family, or any of her boys, and a princess of destiny won’t just come for you, she just may bring the whole world to its knees. 

  Legacy in Ruin is a dark paranormal, why choose romance, meaning the FMC will gain multiple love interests over the course of the story. Each book is told in dual POV. It is the second book in the series and should be read after A Cursed Throne. It is intended for mature audiences and contains strong language and graphic sexual situations. TW’s include kidnapping, violence, murder, bondage, submission, spanking, control, possession, and blood play.   Available on Amazon

A Cursed Throne
Publication Date: February 27th, 2023 
  Genre: Why Choose/ Dark Fantasy Romance 

 I am my mother’s daughter. Princess, born to an angel. Who also happens to be The Queen of Hell, and Leader of the Legion, the group of fallen angels that divided Heaven. 

 But I am also my father’s progeny. Daughter of a daemon. Sired when his blood was half mortal after the Devil shot him and tried to claim my mother. 

 The spirit of Heaven, fires of Hell, and blood of mankind runs through my veins, along with the destiny to either rule or destroy those kingdoms. The crown I was born with is heavy. My powers, beyond that which created the universe. But neither have ever felt a burden thanks to Declan, Kai, and Luca. 

 For as long as I can remember it’s been the four of us. One mortal, two children of the Fallen, and an heir like no other. Bound by an unconventional childhood, we were best friends, and they were my world. But in the blink of an eye they were gone, cutting me out of their life as if I never mattered at all. 

 So I did what I had to do. I left them, and our shared world behind, and started a new one. Keeping their three traitorous hearts, far from my own. 

 It’s been three years since the last time we saw each other, and I haven’t forgotten or forgiven. It’s time to come home and get even. Angel, daemon, mortal…the blood of all three is in me. I am the heir of each bloodline. But when it comes to power, there is none greater than a heart scorned. 

  A Cursed Throne is a why-choose romance, meaning the main female character gains multiple love interests over the course of the series. It is the first book of three in the second phase of the After the Fall Universe. It is not necessary to read phase one, but highly recommended. This series has dark elements and themes that may be triggering for some readers, including strong language and sexual situations. Available on Amazon

About the Author

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D.M. Simmons is an award-winning author of adult and new adult fiction. She is passionate about creating atmospheric worlds and telling captivating stories that take readers on an adventure. Fascinated by the indelible power of love, romance is usually at the heart of her stories, along with the narrator’s journey. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, sons and crazy cats.

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