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#Review – Fatal Desires (Fatal Cross Live! #1) by Theresa Hissong

Fatal Desires (Fatal Cross Live! #1)

Fatal Desires
Fatal Cross Live!
Book 1
For years, I have worked behind the scenes for my cousin’s band, living my life as simply as possible. Running the inner workings of a rock band is the only thing I know to do. My only saving grace is a long vacation soaking up the sun in some exotic locations around the world between tours.
One steamy night on an island with Taylor Vaughn, the guitarist for the rock band Fatal Cross, and my world is turned upside down. When he doesn’t return my calls, I end up going through hell alone. Little do I know, he’s fighting his own personal demons.
When he fills in on my cousin’s tour for a few weeks, I am forced to work with the man who stole my heart months before on a private island. It isn’t easy being around him, but I am determined to keep my head low and pray this tour ends soon, but does anything ever go as planned?


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Who doesn’t like a hot rocker story? This is a spin off of the Glory Days series. I didn’t realize that until I was about half way through the book. However, it didn’t stop me from continuing Cora’s and Taylor’s story. Cora works for her cousin’s band and she has a tryst with Taylor, a guitarist from another band, Fatal Cross. They have an incredible time and then go their separate ways. After their brief, but very hawt time together they both end up dealing with some very intense situations. They both could have leaned on each other but couldn’t connect (you must read this because I can’t explain and give it away!). All of a sudden they are slammed back into a situation where they are forced to work together. The tension is so thick between the two that you can literally feel it as you are reading. They both are incredibly stubborn and have an intense back and forth throughout the entire book that when they finally fall together you really feel it deep down. 

“Rule number one…don’t sleep with rockstars who’ve dipped their pen in so much ink that their cocks are stained from all the attention.”

This is one of my favorite lines. Again, both of the characters are super strong willed and stubborn so when they bump heads it gets crazy! 

As the story progresses you get to see how these two eventually get back to each other, even if it involves tragic situations. This is one of those stories that is quick and easy to read but will have your emotions all over the place. As I said at the beginning, this is the first book I have read by this author, and I didn’t realize this was a spin off series, but I am looking forward to continuing this series as well as going back to read Glory Days.

Theresa Hissong

Theresa is a mother of two and the wife of a retired Air Force Master Sergeant. After seventeen years traveling the country, moving from base to base, the family has settled their roots back in Theresa’s home town of Olive Branch, MS., where she enjoys her time with old friends and family.

Theresa daydreams of the perfect love affair and takes those ideas to paper.

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#WOTR19 – #Review – Breathe Me To Life by Jolanthe Aleksander

Breathe Me To Life

Ailsa was biding her time when the call of the music floating on the wings of the night’s wind led her to a moonlit glen and another world.

Kellan, Prince of the Fae Court, was tired and bored with things as they were until a young woman not only sparked his interest but his desire to finally claim a mate.

Two souls find in each other a connection unlike any other.

A chance encounter brought them together. A dream created a bond. Will the jealousy of one who was scorned tear them apart? Or will love’s kiss breathe life into a sleeping beauty?


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Beautiful and breath-taking. Wonderful short story that’s full of love as two souls connect. 

Ailsa feels an incredible pull to the glen by the music that she feels. She sneaks out and finds herself in the glen and finds herself in the middle of a fae party. She is approached by Kellan and he literally sweeps her off her feet. Jealousy consumes other fae and she is in danger. Kellan takes her back home but he disappears for years. Ailsa still feels a deep connection to him and no other will ever compare. And one day, he is back in her life. She wants to be mad at him but just can’t. They both have this incredible soul connecting pull. As their love continues to build and grow, we find that both Kellan and Ailsa are in danger. But things aren’t always as they seem. 

“After all, it wasn’t every day the kiss of Fae Prince brought a girl back to life.”

If you are looking for a short, sweet and beautiful story, then this is the one! Here’s to a wonderful happily ever after. 

Jolanthe Aleksander

#WOTR19 – #Review – The Devil In Me by K.I. Lynn

The Devil in Me

In search of strength and guidance at a nearby church, Jared happens upon a temptation. One he cannot Hope to resist. Each time he sees her, the overwhelming urge to have her consumes him. The lust is overpowering, dragging him deeper and deeper with each encounter, exposing the devil within.


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A whole lot of hotness in such a short story…HAWT! 

Jared has a lot on his plate. His mom has cancer and his business partner/ex girlfriend is trying to push him out of their business with the gym. Jared decides to go to church in search of strength and guidance. He doesn’t expect to see a beautiful woman there that completely consumes his every thought… in both heads *wags eyebrows*. What he doesn’t expect is to run into her and find that she is just as attracted to him as he is to her. The banter between the two starts off mostly innocent and turns rather naughty pretty quick. You must read it and find out for yourself!!

“Until then, I would continue down my maddening spiral into hell, lust consuming me until there was nothing left but a devil bent on taking her.”

“I knew what I wanted to do, what I needed. The devil was winning again, because I was going to get it.”

This is told from Jared’s point of view, which I thought was great because this is rarely done. What I absolutely love about this short story is that even though it is short, there was still a great storyline. The ending wraps up nicely but I am jonesing for more of Jared!



K.I. Lynn

 

#WOTR19 – #Review – Proper (Fucked #2) by RK Gleason

Proper (Fucked #2)

Dave and Pam Richter continue their race against time and the plague sweeping through their home state. They’ve watched enough horror movies to know it won’t take long before its tendrils reach past the imaginary borders, infecting the rest of the country, and possibly the world. 

Despite their efforts, they continue to face one delay after another in their struggle to lead their family to safety. Their destination lays 2,500 miles away and will set their backs to the Pacific Ocean. But they’re discovering the virus turning the population into flesh eating monsters, isn’t the only threat they’re facing.

The military troops sent to contain the outbreak, led by Major Carolyn Brooks, are unprepared for the new, pack-like instincts, cooking in the brains of the infected. Now the government may be forced to initiate drastic measures in an effort to burn away all traces of the virusite from the face of the earth, before it’s too late. 

*This is the second book in a series of novellas.


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Oh my f’n god! I freaking love this series!

 

“You had me at blood and semen, baby.” 

 

You have no idea how bad I want to drop the F bomb while writing this review. RK seems to really bring it out in me, haha! This story is what happens when the situation goes from UPPERCASE to PROPER. This is super intense from beginning to end and it wasn’t until the end that I could finally take a deep breathe. 

 

Dave and Pam are still working on getting the family together and back on the road but they are in the thick of it when the mail woman tries to eat Dave! Gah! Soooooo intense! But a little spoiler, Dave makes it and the mailwoman doesn’t….Ha! 

 

Major Brooks has her troops on the ground and going into the area to “contain” the virus. Little do they know the zombies are evolving a bit and have laid a trap. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the zombies are here and getting smarter!

 

This is a series of novellas so it’s a quick and fast read. I have read several of RK’s books and have been surprised by something in each book whether it’s something off color or off the wall, things that made me stop and try and figure out what the hell it is that I am reading. It’s part of what I love about this series. These are sarcastic people in a blended family that aren’t afraid of speaking their mind. At this point in the review you should stop reading what I have to say and go read the f’n book!

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I was born high in the Andes and raised by a band of wandering gypsies. At the ripe old age of 7, I struck out on my own, dabbling in the arts of alchemy and personal financing. Neither of the trades paid off. At 13 I became the personal juggler for Stephen King, but alas, that didn’t last long either. Since then, I’ve wandered aimlessly through life and this planet, stopping along the way to help people and smite the wicked.

A little while ago I decided to try my hand at writing. I published The True Death series independently in 2015 and currently have ten books published to date.

I was born high in the Andes and raised by a band of wandering gypsies. At the ripe old age of 7, I struck out on my own, dabbling in the arts of alchemy and personal financing. Neither of the trades paid off. At 13 I became the personal juggler for Stephen King, but alas, that didn’t last long either. Since then, I’ve wandered aimlessly through life and this planet, stopping along the way to help people and smite the wicked.

A little while ago I decided to try my hand at writing. I published The True Death series independently in 2015 and currently have ten books published to date.

#Review – Tick of a Clockwork Heart by M.R. Pritchard

Tick of a Clockwork Heart

Lucas Finnum McKenzie is an unfortunate man on a mission. After the tragic death of his wife during childbirth and the loss of his left arm during an accident, he’s left to care for his ill son. Lucas is determined to procure Black Amber, which is intended to power a clockwork heart, the first of its kind that may save his son’s life.

(A short story at 8,200 words)


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Super quick read full of the wonder of a son to his father, and the love of a father to his son. Emanuel is the son of Lucas. Emanuel’s mother died in childbirth due to heart conditions. Emanuel is ill as well but is not aware of same. His father, Lucas, has a prosthetic arm due to an incident long ago and has many secrets of his own. He is trying to secure Black Amber so that he can save his son. Valentine is Lucas’  friend that helps look after Emanuel. This is a very quick story but full of information. We get the background on the accident with Lucas’ arm and what he has to go through to procure the Black Amber to save his son. Beautiful story and very well written for such a short story. If you are looking for a fast, sweet, but eerie story than this is the one for you!

M R Pritchard

M. R. Pritchard is a two-time Kindle Scout winning author and her short story “Glitch” has been featured in the 2017 winter edition of THE FIRST LINE literary journal. She holds degrees in Biochemistry and Nursing. She enjoys long walks on the beach and reading under the shade of palm trees.

#Review – Witching Hour (Mystic Hallows Harem #3) by Nikki Landis

Witching Hour (Mystic Hallows Harem #3)

The witching hour has begun….

My essence has been stolen. 

Tricked by the rogue witch that’s attacked Mystic Hallows from the beginning of Samhain, I’m drained and weakened in a dungeon cell far from home. Each passing hour brings me closer to the edge as I teeter on the brink of insanity. Fantasy and reality blur, my mind deteriorates, and I can’t distinguish between friend and foe.

My Cosan is too far away. I need their help to break me and Damian out of this hellhole. Secrets to Damian’s past and those of the Nosferatu bloodline are held within these stone walls and become the focal point in a ruthless battle for control. My only help comes from the sarcastic vampire that wants to drain my blood as much as seek revenge upon Dmitri. The vicious twin brother who tarnished the Rockcastle name and joined forces with the damned.

When everything is set in motion, each hour on the clock brings destruction closer. Every tick counts down. I only have twenty-four hours to restore my fractured soul before the changes are permanent. Confronting my enemy is the only choice. It’s time Roman English found out the power of the Salem bloodline once and for all – and I’m not the only one waiting to take him down.

Witching Hour is episode 3 of 13 in the Mystic Hallows Harem. *** This is a slow burn reverse harem that increases in heat level with each new episode. ***

Welcome to Mystic Hallows, home to thirteen witch covens that keep the veil between the living and the dead closed. It’s a world of monsters, mayhem, and magic where the ancestors of the powerful Salem witches of the past struggle to keep balance. Discover supernatural mystery, thrills, danger, and romance in a place where everyone has a deep, dark, and often deadly secret.


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“Your life is nothing but immortal creatures, magic, and near-death experiences. You think this is morbid?”

This episode has really drawn me in and is super exciting for me because we find out so much about Damian’s past. Cassie and Damian have been caught and are locked in a dungeon. Cassie’s essence has been stolen. The Cosan is not near to help. Who do we look to for help? A Necromancer, of course! The trouble that everyone gets into and the company they keep will certainly keep you on your toes. This one is another page turner that is nail biting to say the least. Dmitri, Damian’s brother plays a key role in this episode but leaves you wondering exactly what his motives are. Can he be trusted? Can Roman be stopped? What is going to happen next? The questions going through my head are endless. I am waiting on pins and needles for the next episode. I can’t wait!!

Nikki Landis

Nikki Landis is an Amazon bestselling and award-winning paranormal, reverse harem, & sci-fi romance author. She’s been addicted to romance and alpha heroes since she used to sneak her mother’s ‘bodice rippers’ as a teen and now writes her own. Nikki’s recent novel Refugee Road won the IPPY Gold Medal for 2017 BEST ROMANCE/EROTICA. You can follow her at the sites below. She loves to hear from readers.

#Review – reak Show (Harem of Freaks #1) by Crystal Ash

Freak Show (Harem of Freaks #1)

Who knew cages and freaks would set me free?

Growing up in trailer trash hell, the carnival was my only happy memory as a child. I held onto the magic of that memory until I could finally escape. And like Alice down the rabbit hole, I entered a world beyond my wildest dreams. A world with a shiny, colorful exterior, but filled with rot and corruption underneath.

But no matter what these people put me through, I can’t go back to my life before.

The man with the biggest secret is the only one I can trust. He’s dangerous, but he’s safety to me. He’s broken, but he put me back together. I’ll keep his secret. My heart hopes he’ll keep me. But in a hall of mirrors, how do you know what’s real or an illusion?

Every grueling night onstage is building up to a final show: The Wolf Man. Is he real or a hoax? Why do I feel such a pull to find out his truth?

Care to join me on this ride? Step right up.

**Harem of Freaks is a slow-build reverse harem series. The heroine will add to her harem and build multiple relationships as the series continues.**


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The circus and wolves!!! Yes please! Melody has had a terrible life. As soon as she hits 18 she’s out! She has very little but takes off anyway. With nothing to lose she goes to join the circus. The mysterious circus full of wonder! What’s wrong with that? Well……she soon finds out that the circus can be a cruel place. While she is trying to find her place and earn a few dollars so she can make it she ends up befriending Connor who doesn’t want any friends. I love this duo! I bet they get hot and steamy later on….just saying….or hoping, LOL!

“Because the carnival was the only glimpse of happiness during my childhood,” I admitted. “The music, the games, the shows. I was devastated when all the fun and mystery and wonder came to an end. I didn’t understand that it would be temporary, I wanted to live there and be happy forever.”

Ok, so without telling you too much about what happens…..The beginning of the story starts out with a short snippet of the werewolves. Then it immediately goes into Mel and her leaving her home and getting to the circus. I was so caught up in the circus world and Mel dealing with the crap given to her there that I almost forgot about the wolves! OMG! There were little bits here and there to remind you of the wolves but the world building was so awesome I could picture myself right beside Mel. And these crazy characters just thicken the tension like crazy! This was a quick read but totally worth it! AND…when the wolves come back to the story….WOW! Once I started I couldn’t put the book down. I had to finish. I am hooked on the harem of freaks! Can’t wait to continue the story!

Crystal Ash

Crystal Ash is an author from California. From an early age, she’s been obsessed with magic, heart-wrenching love stories, strange animals, and the people who turn into them.

When she’s not writing, she’s probably in her garden of crazy-looking plants or drinking craft beer with her husband and cat.

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#Review – Toil & Trouble (Mystic Hallows Harem #2) by Nikki Landis

Toil & Trouble (Mystic Hallows Harem)

A ghoul who craves zombie flesh. A sensitive vampire who cries black blood. A lying werewolf my ancestors adore.

And oh yeah, the witch hunter who hates me. Four unlikely heroes sworn to protect the powerful Salem Howe lineage from evil and help prevent the next uprising.

But, what happens if I need to save myself from the four devilishly handsome men? It’s par for the course in my chaotic life. Trouble follows the Howe family like a curse. As the festival of the dead continues and Samhain thins the veil between the living and the dead, how will I prevent evil from taking over Mystic Hallows for good?

Toil & Trouble is episode 2 of 13 in the Mystic Hallows Harem, so be prepared to sink your teeth into the next installment in early 2019. *** This is a slow burn reverse harem that increases in heat level with each new episode. *** 

Welcome to Mystic Hallows, home to thirteen witch covens that keep the veil between the living and the dead closed. It’s a world of monsters, mayhem, and magic where the ancestors of the powerful Salem witches of the past struggle to keep balance. Discover supernatural mystery, thrills, danger, and romance in a place where everyone has a deep, dark, and often deadly secret.


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“Reality was a cruel bitch but fate was much more cunning. Vengeance would be swift.”

The cunning and snarky Cassie is back with her Cosan and we now have a new member!!! Kayde…the witch hunter! OMG how the heck does this work out?! Well, with the addition of Kayde we get a bit more history of Cassie’s family AND we find out who the bad guy is! I love that this story is set in episodes and during Samhain because this means the story starts right back where the other ends. In this episode the bond between Cassie and her Cosan is getting stronger as she finally opens up more to each of her protectors. Definitely a slow burn but sooooo worth it! But let’s not forget the action of the story too. This story has it all and I am looking forward to the next.

“Isn’t this cozy?….So, Ryder says he can share. Damian appears to agree. The wolf looks ready to explode. And…. where’s the fun witch hunter? Doesn’t he get an opinion?”

This episodes is full of favorite lines of mine. A must read so you can find your own!!!

Nikki Landis

Nikki Landis is an Amazon bestselling and award-winning paranormal, reverse harem, & sci-fi romance author. She’s been addicted to romance and alpha heroes since she used to sneak her mother’s ‘bodice rippers’ as a teen and now writes her own. Nikki’s recent novel Refugee Road won the IPPY Gold Medal for 2017 BEST ROMANCE/EROTICA. You can follow her at the sites below. She loves to hear from readers.

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#Review – The Unknown: A Dystopian Mystery Thriller with Twists and Turns by J.W. Lynne

The Unknown: A Dystopian Mystery Thriller with Twists and Turns by [Lynne, J.W.]

Fans of Divergent, The Hunger Games, and Stranger Things are raving about this 2019 dystopian thriller!

EIGHT CHILDREN WERE KIDNAPPED.
BUT WHY?

Eight kids, ages nine to seventeen, awaken to find that almost everything they have ever known has been stolen from them. They were ripped from their beds in the middle of the night and transported to an unfamiliar and unforgiving new world where there are strict rules, and they are punished if they refuse to obey.

As the kids grapple with their mysterious new reality, they struggle with disconcerting questions. Where in the world are they? Why were they taken away from their families? Will they ever get to go back home? And the most frightening question of all: Will this be the place where they die?


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Unique twist on the dystopian genre! This is insanely thrilling! First, I need to say that I was a little worried about starting the story as it is told from most of the children’s POVs and there is a manifest at the beginning. I thought I would have to go back and forth to remember who exactly I was reading, but after the first few rounds through the characters I knew exactly whose POV I was reading without double checking. The characters formed in my head as if I were right there in the mix. These children are kidnapped one night and all thrown together in an unknown place. What is even weirder is that there are no adults. Nobody to tell them what to do or why they are there. The world building is great. As the children get to learn more about themselves and each other they are all learning about their new “prison”. There are so many unknowns with the story that will keep you turning the pages. Some aspects of the story definitely have the creep factor but absolutely gripping. I believe this story is the start of a really amazing series. There were so many things that you learn about the children and this new world that when you reach the cliffhanger you will be completely invested in the story. I NEED TO KNOW WHAT IS NEXT! This is the first book I have read by JW Lynne but I am now a fan!

J.W. Lynne

J.W. Lynne has been an avid reader practically since birth and now writes inventive young adult novels with shocking twists, turns, and surprises. In the science fiction quartet THE SKY SERIES (ABOVE THE SKY, RETURN TO THE SKY, PART OF THE SKY, and BEYOND THE SKY), an eighteen-year-old fights to survive in a dystopian future society founded on lies. In THE UNKNOWN, eight children are kidnapped in the middle of the night and wake up in a frightening and mysterious world full of secrets. The romantic contemporary novels LOST IN LOS ANGELES and LOST IN TOKYO follow a young woman’s remarkable journey after an unthinkable betrayal. KID DOCS dives into the behind-the-scenes action at a hospital where gifted young children are trained to become pint-sized doctors. In WILD ANIMAL SCHOOL, a teen spends an unforgettable summer working with elephants, tigers, bears, leopards, and lions at an exotic animal ranch.

Check out Lynne’s adventures on the bucket list website mydreamcametrue.com.

#Review – #NewRelease – Protected by a Vampire (Immortal Hearts of San Francisco, #5) by Susan Griscom

Protected by a Vampire (Immortal Hearts of San Francisco, #5)

The 5th book in the Immortal Hearts of San Francisco!

Gage McAllister wants nothing to do with Acelynn Baird, but he’s constantly drawn to her. And right at all the perfect moments. As though some invisible force was tugging and pulling him in her direction.

Acelynn Baird finds Gage intriguing yet dangerous and knows she should stay clear of him. Only, fate keeps shoving them together.

A past that haunts, a steamy desire that fuels the burn, and a passion like no other sizzles.


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Vampires, witches, and wolves….oh my! I know, so cliche’ right? I can’t help it! This is one of my favorite vampire series and I think with each new story I say “This is my favorite in the series”. I am not sure how the author will top this one. I really, really, really love Gage’s and Ace’s story! And this one is a slow burn. But a perfect…..slow……burn…..

In the past books we never did find out exactly how old Gage is but only know that he is old and very strong. Well guess what? We find out now! This hawt as hell drummer just happens to be in the right place at the right time to save Ace who is in the wrong place at the wrong time. She can’t seem to steer clear of trouble and when trouble is there, so is Gage. He wants nothing to do with Ace. He can’t dream of being in love with anyone. He doesn’t want to condemn the person he loves to the type of life he has had to live as a vampire and never wants to fall in love with a human that he will have to watch grow old and die. Ace is a tough female and is perfect for this story. She gives Gage a run for his money. But when both of their pasts come to a head the story really gets interesting. There are so many twists and turns and craziness that will keep you turning the pages.

“There were so many wrongs to this situation and simply not enough rights.”

“I knew deep in my heart that I’d been waiting all these years for this man. When he ended the kiss my soul felt lost, empty, and I wanted him back, closer.”

Protected By a Vampire will not just be a memory for you. This is a must read and then a must re-read! Gimme more!

Susan Griscom

Susan writes paranormal and contemporary romance–steamy and sexy are the way they usually turn out. She’s a huge fan of superheroes and bad boys confronted with extraordinary forces of nature, powers, and abilities beyond the norm mixed with hot, blow-your-socks-off romance.

She grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania doing a lot of daydreaming. It’s no big surprise that she writes romance stories, since many nights as a child she would lay awake fantasizing about her knight in shining armor.

Her wild imagination sparked her first story at the age of twelve; a story that her sixth grade teacher adopted for the class play that year. Having never achieved fame and fortune for that play, she attempted life the normal way with other activities, such as, working as a food lab technician, bartender, and cell phone repair technician, and a mom.

Now she lives in Northern California with a gorgeous view of Folsom Lake from her office where she stills spends a lot of time daydreaming. She loves to drink wine and fortunately there are several local wineries close by. Together, she and her modern day knight have five great superhero kids and nine mini-superhero grandkids, so far.
When she’s not writing, she enjoys hanging out with friends and family drinking wine and dancing.
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