Wednesday, August 30, 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.

This has always been my favorite weekly because it allows me to seek out new books coming in the future. 

I've always been obsessed with dragon books and this one sounds amazing. 
An Echo of Fire
 - Amber Lynn Matusch
Expected Publication - September 14th 2023
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Welcome to Daglaar, Little Dragon...

In the land of Daglaar, there’s nothing the Nychterides distrust more than outsiders. Even Ariel, the general's daughter, can't escape her mother’s dragon heritage that brands her as one. But when her best friend and childhood protector tries to kill her, she’s sent to the land of the fae to live in isolation with her father’s ally.

Then four years later, she receives a mysterious letter, demanding her return.

Ariel quickly discovers the message that lured her home is just a symptom of the trouble brewing amongst her father’s army—and Hemming may be the only one she can turn to for help. But how is she supposed to trust the man who’s already turned against her once?

In a race against time to save her father, will her unsteady alliance be enough, or will the boy she once loved prove to be the greatest danger she’s about to face?

AN ECHO OF FIRE, the first slow burn romantic fantasy novel in the Fireheart series by USA Today bestselling author Amber Lynn Natusch.

What's are you waiting on? 

Monday, August 28, 2023

Manga Monday

Manga Monday

It's the final week of August already I haven't read nearly as many as I would have hoped. I had a list last week but never got to them eek. So I'm going to try to cram last weeks into this week. 

First off my TBR for the week 

Sweet little Seaweed wouldn't get off the pile. These are the ones I hope to finish for August.

I received A Business Proposal in the mail. I pre-ordered it after finishing the first one. I can't wait to dive right in. 

I did receive some new manga this past week for review. I'm excited to check out. 

How's your manga adventure going? 

Cover Reveal: Rise of the Cinder Fae

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We are BEYOND thrilled to present the brand-new cover for Rise of the Cinder Fae by Whitney Dean!


Rise of the Cinder Fae

Expected Publication Date: February 26, 2024

Genre: Romantic Fantasy/ Fae Fantasy

Publisher: Whitney Dean

Cover Designer: @artscandare

Born and raised in the forgotten and broken kingdom of Ashbury, Elora has spent years resenting the royals of Pumpkin Hollow, the kingdom that forced the fall of Ashbury and procured the town as its own.

Separated by a mysterious glass bridge, Ashbury is treated as the orphan kingdom, left to squander and starve, with only the promise of protection from King Jasper, preventing anyone outside their realm from searching for the magic that lay within the ashy valleys and red skies.

Because twenty-five years ago, the Cinder Fae arrived. As mysterious as the magic encompassing Ashbury, the Cinder Fae bargained for their lives by promising to keep the entire realm warm with their ability to mine mountainsides into coal.

But Elora and the Cinder Fae hold a secret that could bring the end to Ashbury and the mysterious winged creatures, who, despite Elora’s best efforts to pry, refuse to share where they came from or why they can’t return.

In her desperation to prevent the downfall of her kingdom and the death of her beloved Fae, Elora drinks from an enchanted spring, convinced she can make the prince of Pumpkin Hollow fall in love with her and guarantee their safety.

But magic takes to give.

And Elora didn’t realize her heart would be the sacrifice.

Coming Soon!

About the Author

Whitney was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas and raised in Allen, Texas. She resides in a quaint little town in Arkansas with her husband and two children, along with her labradoodle, Simba.

Her love of reading came from the Harry Potter series when she was seven years old, and frequent trips to the most magical place on earth. Because of it, the fantasy realm has taken up residence in her brain for a very long time.

While her writings include real-life pain and angst, she is a fan of happily-ever-after’s and always strives to bring that forth in her stories.

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Saturday, August 26, 2023

Book Release Blitz: Jemma and The Raven

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Happy publication day to B.D. Reeves! How amazing does this sound? And this cover? Beautiful!

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Jemma and the Raven 
  Publication Date: August 26th, 2023 
  Genre: YA Epic Fantasy 

  A girl. A raven. A luminous adventure. 

 To everyone else, Jemma is nothing but a Wharf-thief. She scavenges for tokens in the wrestling dens and parades along the market lanes with a raven, Edgar, on her shoulder. 

 But she and Edgar have a secret. In a land where memories fade into the Shadows without the love of a Keeper, they scour the ruins of ancient memory palaces, searching for treasure that will buy them a passage to the great city of Adocentyn. 

 When Jemma steals a map and a golden blade, she sets in motion a chain of events that will tie her destiny to the survival of all who live in the light of Memory. Can Jemma defeat the darkness she has unleashed, without losing herself? And who is the voice she hears, guiding her along the way? I am with you. Follow the lights. 

 Can Jemma defeat the darkness she has unleashed, without losing herself? And who is the voice she hears, guiding her along the way? I am with you. Follow the lights. 

  Jemma and the Raven is a massive feat of storytelling, a work of fabulous imagination, a fantasy inspired by historical realities. It will convey its readers on an epic journey that will both captivate and exhilarate them. ARNOLD ZABLE, storyteller and novelist. Author of The Watermill, Sea of Many Returns and Cafe Scheherazade.

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About the Author

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B. D. Reeves is a Melbourne-based writer. His first novel "Jemma and the Raven" was published in 2023. When he is not reading and writing, B. D. Reeves teaches philosophy and literature, conducts educational research and is currently completing his PhD at the University of Melbourne. Loving to travel, he once camped in an old shepherd's hut on a remote Greek island where he discovered the remnants of ancient frescos, the secrets of bees, and the friendship of a goat who followed him wherever he went. He has since adored the concept of animals in fiction.
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Friday, August 25, 2023

Cover Reveal: The Night Runs Red

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Something a little different from Amber Palmer, and we are here for it! Check out the cover for The Night Runs Red! Coming this fall!

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The Night Runs Red (The Wicked Dark Duology)

Expected Publication Date: Fall 2023

Genre: Vampire Romance/ PNR

Arranged Marriage
Forced Proximity
Grumpy/ Sunshine

When Calia Darrow, a descendant of fae royalty, learns she is to be wed to prominent vampyre Rion D’arcy, she accepts her fate—not that she has a choice. With an age-old curse binding their families together in an attempt to balance power, Calia and Rion must marry unless they wish to forfeit their lives.

After a tumultuous ceremony, Calia finds herself isolated in a sprawling gothic mansion with a husband who wants nothing to do with her. When a foiled abduction attempt leaves her vulnerable, Calia sees a glimmer of hope that perhaps there is more to Rion than she thought.

As the blood moon approaches, Calia must face an unknown enemy with only the assistance of the mysterious Rion D’Arcy. Will the truth come to light, or will the night run red with Calia’s blood?

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About the Author


Amber Palmer is an American fantasy romance author. She was born in Arizona, but raised in Texas. She is the proud parent of three (evil) cats and one puppy dog, and when she isn’t nose deep in a spicy fantasy novel, she’s listening to her bookish Spotify playlists and making notes for her next project! A passionate advocate for mental health, Amber features characters processing various traumas in her work. She is an unapologetic lover of anything spicy, while also making time to game with her husband.

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Book Review: Moon Promised

Title -  Moon Promised
Author - Sara Snow
Series - Gemini Wolves #3
Genre - Paranormal Romance, Suspense, Werewolves, 
Format - Arc eBook Review Copy
Published - August 25th 2023
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Our brilliant wasn't quite so brilliant after all.

I am not merely a captive, but a prized pawn in a sinister game.

They wanted Gunner and me to… breed.

It's not that I haven't fantasized about being with Gunner... but under my own terms, not theirs.

I'm trapped in a living nightmare from which there seems to be no waking. As a Gemini Twin, I'm not just a player; I'm the queen on their twisted chessboard, the vital piece in the Lunar Shadow Society's grand plan for a formidable army. But I won't play along.

refuse to be the catalyst for their dark ambition.

Time is running out, and the stakes have never been higher.

Can I escape this vile stronghold, dismantle the LSS, and do it all before my window of opportunity snaps shut?


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

Gabby and Gunner are still trapped by the LSS and things don't seem to be getting better. They are determined that Gabby is going to breed and shift for them. No matter what they do to her she can't shift without the amulet which isn't an option. As they push and push things are starting to feel dire. Will they escape from the LSS or be doomed to this fate till they get rid of them. 

I really like Gabby as a character she's grown so much since the first book and just keeps getting better as the series continues. I like Gunner he's a perfect companion to Gabby they have this sweet sizzling chemistry. I also like the friend group they each bring something to the group creating a great team. 

I loved Moon Promise it's another captivating installment full of sweet romance, enough action to keep you on the edge of your seat till the very end. I loved the characters and the story it was hard to put down and I ended up devouring it in one short afternoon just like the two prior books. I just love Sara Snow's storytelling she's done a beautiful job creating another lovely series that I just love. 

Moon Promise doesn't disappoint as the final book in the Gemini Wolves Sara Snow does a great job of tying up all the loose ends and giving us a perfect ending. My only complaint is I want more, story more of Gabby & Gunner after the series ended. I see so much potential for a new series and hope to see something in the future. I highly recommend checking out this series. 

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Book Tour + Review: Grave Secrets

Title - 
 Grave Secrets 
Author - Cassandra Aston 
Series - Prophecies of Angels and Demons #1 
Genre - Paranormal Fantasy Romance
Format - Arc Paperback Review Copy
Published - May 31st 2023
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What would you sacrifice for the truth?

Life feels infinite when you're young, but Allie Graves knows all too well that she's living on borrowed time. Six years ago, she made a deal to save her life in exchange for service to the angels.

It seemed like a sweet bargain when she made it, but what do seventeen-year-olds know about making life choices? Now her six years of service are up and returning to her mortal life comes with some serious consequences.

To top it off, a mystery man has come into her life, but the angels aren't fond of his brand of magic, so they've made it their mission to end him. How's a girl supposed to get a date when the guy might not survive the week?

Allie has less than a month to uncover a family secret, save the hottie, and plan for life after angel duty. It's a tall order.

Fans of J Bree and Patricia Briggs will be swept away by this urban fantasy romance full of dark magic, family secrets, and gut-wrenching twists. From the first page to the last, you won't want to put it down. This book is recommended for 18+ due to mature content.

Book one in the Prophecies of Angels and Demons trilogy.


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

Allie has a month before her time as a reash her six year service time is coming to an end she has a month left before she has her mind wiped and is forced back to the human world. Deciding to figure out her plans for the future she sets off for the home she was left after her aunt passed away. Little did she know upon arriving in Bath that her life would change forever. 

I love Allie she's been a hunter for the Angels fighting the demons that walk the earth she and she kicks butt doing it. I loved her first experience with chicken and waffles because I felt the same was she did. I loved Simon he's not perfect but he's a good guy trapped in a screwed up situation. I loved the chemistry between Allie and Simon they have this sweet connection. 

Grave secrets is a fast paced action packed, whirlwind story that captures the heart as well as the imagination. The characters are easy to connect with you can't help falling in love and getting invested in the story. I really enjoyed the world building and the mystery involving Allie's family it was fascinating watching it unfold. 

The author did a beautiful job creating a unique suspense fantasy with just enough romance to not overshadow the intriguing story. I loved everything about Grave Secrets it's a chunky book and sometimes that feels overwhelming but I didn't even notice that because I couldn't put it down and ended up losing all track of time. If you like a mystery with a little romance into the fantasy world Grave Secrets is your book. I loved every page and look forward to seeing what the next book entails! 

About the Author


Cassandra Aston grew up near Austin, TX on a ranch just outside the city. She holds a BA in Communications and an MS in Psychology, from USC.

Her love of reading and writing began when she was nine years old. She is a fan of all things fantasy but especially loves the Fae. Although her first series Prophecies of Angels and Demons doesn’t delve into the realm of the Fae, her 2022 NaNoWriMo project, which will be released in 2024, is an urban fantasy, stand-alone story that will take the reader deep into the world of Faerie.

Cassandra currently lives in Houston, TX with her family of four.

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COVER REVEAL - Without You by Lacey Black

Title: Without You
Series: Burgers and Brew Crüe #8
Author: Lacey Black
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tropes: Single Dad/Second Chance/Small Town
Cover Design: Melissa Gill Designs
Photographer: Wander Aguiar Photography
Model: Tyler Collins
Release Date: September 26, 2023


I spend my days brewing beer for the popular Brew Crüe Beer Company and my nights devoted to being a dad. Raising a young child with special needs can be tough and stressful, but I wouldn’t change it for the world. He’s everything to me, and the reason I keep going. It’s him and me against the world, and I have no intention of changing that.

Then, Kinsley McGregor walks back into my life.

Letting her go all those years ago was the hardest thing I had ever done, and having her here proves how good we are. Unfortunately, her Nashville life is calling, and I will have to let her go again.

This time, it’s not just my heart I risk, but my four-year-old son’s too.


My entire life explodes on television for the whole world to witness. After my husband’s public affair throughout the course of my very first headlining tour, I retreat to my safe haven: Stewart Grove. I need a place to lick my wounds and figure out my next step, without being under the watchful eye of the paparazzi, and I find it in my hometown.

I wasn’t planning to reconnect the man I left behind, along with his adorable son.

Tucker Dunn was everything I ever wanted before I went to Nashville to chase my country music dreams. Leaving him in Stewart Grove wasn’t easy, but it was the path we chose together.

Now, I stare down the same choices; only this time, the decision will be harder to make.

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USA Today Bestselling Author Lacey Black is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading, writing, and shopping. She carries her e-reader with her everywhere she goes so she never misses an opportunity to read a few pages. Always looking for a happily ever after, Lacey is passionate about contemporary romance novels and enjoys it further when you mix in a little suspense. She resides in a small town in Illinois with her husband, two children, and three rowdy chickens.


Wednesday, August 23, 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.

This has always been my favorite weekly because it allows me to seek out new books coming in the future. 

I love dark romance and this one sounds like my kind of read. Plus the cover is very pretty. 

Prettiest Psycho
 - Crystal North
Expected Publication - October 3rd 2023
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Because Psychos deserve love too…sort of

One, two, Kookaburra’s laughing at you,

Three, four, she’s at your door,

Five, six, she’s up to tricks,

Seven, eight, lay the bodies out straight,

Nine, ten, she’s starting again.

Hatchet, Snow, Bones, Ghost, Honeymonster and Nightshade…silly names for silly boys who are now my favourite new toys.

They think they’re the biggest, baddest predators in the room but they’ve met their match in me. There’s a reason why they called me the Kookaburra Killer, and a reason why I laugh as I stand over dead man’s bodies…why would they be any different?


Prettiest Psycho is a dark ‘Why Choose’ novel, featuring absolute psychopaths with zero moral compass. Yes, they’re smoking hot guys that our heroine doesn’t have to choose between, but they are completely crazy. Then again, so is she. It ends on a HFN - as much as seven convicted serial killers are capable of being happy and in love.

Are you ready to meet Kayla Kingfisher & her unhinged men?

What's are you waiting on? 

Monday, August 21, 2023

It's Monday! What are you reading?


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New week new books. I'm all over the place with my reading tastes at the moment. I've got a few review books to read as well as some on my Dusty TBR list. I've been on a manga kick recently. 

School has started so I should be able to read more. I have a lot of almost finished that I just need to finish on my list. 

Moon Touched by Sara Snow (Review)

Currently reading list for the week. 

I'm not sure yet trying to finish off a few books before the end of the month. 

I'm buddy reading A Soul of Ash and Blood with my bestie. 

Still working on Beach Shots & Monster Knots by multiple author anthology (Goodreads)

What are you reading this week? 

Friday, August 18, 2023

Book Review: Moon Touched

Title -  Moon Touched 
Author - Sara Snow
Series - Gemini Wolves #2
Genre - Paranormal Romance, Suspense, Werewolves, 
Format - Arc eBook Review Copy
Published - August 18th 2023
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Hudson was on the ground, bleeding out.

Anita, my sister, was still gone.

Bodies surrounded me in a bloody mess.

My powers, volatile and unpredictable, were far from being under control. I couldn't even manage my own emotions around Hudson, and now that failure carried a heart-wrenching price.

But it gets worse, everywhere I turn there are more secrets…

My own father had been a part of the Lunar Shadow Society all along, the very society that had taken Anita away. How could he conceal such a horrifying secret? Why had he suppressed our powers, erased our memories, shackling us in a prison of ignorance?

As I stand amidst the wreckage of my life, I must uncover the truth, unearth my family's dark secrets, and master my volatile powers. But time is ticking, the shadows are closing in, and Anita's clock is running out.

Can I piece together my shattered world before it's too late?


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

Everything is quickly spiraling out of control in Gabby's world as bodies are piling up and she's no closer to finding her sister. Now she's learning that her father had a dark secret he was involved with the LSS that took her twin sister. Will she find her before it's to late? 

I like Gabby she's not perfect which makes her feel more human. She's willing to do anything to find her sister even if it's not always the best choice. I like Gunner he's a good guy who's just trying to help Gabby find her sister. He has a past and the more we learn about it he's feelings make more sense. I like the connection between him and Gabby, even if they are both living trying to avoid it. 

This is the second installment in the Gemini Wolves we've learned a little more about the LSS what they are really doing with the abductions. I find the idea for the story captivating it's a unique twist on the werewolf idea. I really like the idea behind the three powers that they can have and look forward to learning more about Gabby's powers as the series progresses. 

I devoured Moon Touched in just an afternoon it was fast paced action packed and I just had to know what would happen next. The characters are easy to connect with you can't help liking Gabby and Gunner. They have their hands full with how the book ended. I can't wait to see how this plays out in the next book. I've always Sara Snows storytelling she does a beautiful job creating a captivating story.