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#Review – Days Gone Bad (Vesik #1) by Eric R. Asher

Days Gone Bad (Vesik, #1)

A crashed wedding. A scorned vampire. Here comes the blood…

Necromancer Damian Vesik is no hero. At least, not according to the magical community that turns a blind eye to his battles against evil. So he chalks it up as one more thankless mission when he’s forced to stop his vampire sister from murdering her ex’s entire bridal party…

Infiltrating the ceremony to protect the innocent, Damian uncovers something even more sinister than a massacre. With the help of his berserker fairy friend, he may need to prevent an unholy union between ancient demons and the walking dead.

Damian has one chance to stop his sister and ruin the wedding before one hell of an afterparty dooms the world.

Days Gone Bad is the first book in the savagely funny Vesik urban fantasy series. If you like gritty action, undead enemies, and plenty of snark, then you’ll love Eric R. Asher’s heart-stopping tale.


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“Some crazy bastard was laughing. Oh, right, that was me.” 

Damian Vesik! He might be one of my favorite characters ever! Necromancer and all! Paranormal urban fantasy …another favorite of mine! Damian is just a guy trying to run his store and keep the baddies at bay. He doesn’t like waking up early, loves junk food, has fairies living in his clock and his sister is a vampire. Hello?! Who wouldn’t love this? Damian is a necromancer but with a sweet spot for his master, his sister and a panda bear. This story has a lot of undead friends come to life with a terrible battle that comes our way. The characters are all a little different but fit into the story so well. There is plenty of humor in this book too. So, even when the scenes get gory and intense they are broken up with some borderline crazy humor. I must say that if you are looking for a paranormal romance, this is not for you. But you want the funny, gory, over the top story with a tiny bit of sweet, well, then this is the one. 

“Zola laughed. It was empty, but we’d learned a long time ago you could laugh, smile, and shrug it off, or let someone clean your brains off the ceiling in the morning.”

This! This line sums up a lot about this book. If you can read this and smile while getting a little intrigued, then you definitely must read Vesik’s story!

Eric Asher

Eric is a former bookseller, cellist, and comic seller currently living in Saint Louis, Missouri. A lifelong enthusiast of books, music, toys, and games, he discovered a love for the written word after being dragged to the library by his parents at a young age. When he is not writing, you can usually find him reading, gaming, or buried beneath a small avalanche of Transformers.

#WOTR #Review – Broken Scars by JM Walker

Broken Scars

Ruined. Tortured. Broken.

What could have been the perfect childhood, turned into a hell that the devil himself would shy away from. I was forced to deal with an evil that would make the darkest of souls cringe.

Lily Noel was scarred but beautiful. She was perfectly flawed and everything that I needed.

Attraction bordered on obsession.
Passion bordered on ecstasy.
Addiction bordered on insanity.

Nothing could get in the way of our love.
Nothing…

*This book contains dark themes including sexual assault and past child abuse*


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You have to read this! I am having a hard time formulating feelings into words for this review. There are soooo many feelings with this story. There is a haunting past that Lucas lived through, and survived. He copes with this day to day, with some days being better than others. One rainy night, Lily just drops in his shop out of nowhere. And these two have a connection that is incredibly intense. The kind of connection that is felt deep down in the soul. These two both have scars. Scars on the outside and scars on the inside. Some of these scars hide the physical wounds and there are scars hiding emotional wounds. These two are the epitome of love. Even when it’s the scary intense love that you can’t live without, these two fight and continue with their love story. There were times while reading this that I didn’t think I could go on as Lucas’s past unraveled, but he is a mysteriously sweet alpha and I had to continue to find out what made this man the way he is. And bless Lily for being the strong woman she is. These two have a love that will never end. This story is one that will stick with me for a looooong time. 

J.M. Walker

#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 – 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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#WOTR19 #AttendingAuthor #SeriesStarter Moving Forward -Emily R. Pearson



Six years ago a monster broke Ava Monroe’s soul. She was left with nothing but an empty house and no reason to live. In starting a new life in a new city she finds the strength to carry on, but can she ever erase the demons of her past?

When an act of fate brings Seth into her life, they’ll attempt to discover the truth about their tainted pasts. But Seth Carter has a secret; one even he doesn’t know exists.

Will Ava’s connection with Seth be enough to lift her up, or will it destroy what little she has left?

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6 years of living in fear, after her parents were murdered Ava and her best friend Carissa moved to Florida for a new start on life. A night out on the town Ava had been swept off her feet by a sexy man named Seth. But is she strong enough to keep him safe from her past and will he stay or run because it’s too much to handle. This mystery thriller will keep you on your toes and you won’t want to put it down.

Review by Twinsie Dee

When Emily isn’t nose deep in her latest and greatest writing adventure or in over her head with her spitfire daughter, newest addition, and her main squeeze; you’ll find her emerged in the latest book to catch her eye. She doesn’t judge, she reads it all and hungers for more. She has been declared a Pinterest queen by some, and is one of the few people you’ll ever meet to actually pull off those easy looking recipes; the ones that the rest of us burn.

#WOTR19 #AttendingAuthor #Dark #Thriller Lucky Number 23-Krystle Able



Our childhoods shape who we become as adults, but what happens if you can’t remember yours?

Ivy Lane has no memories of her birth family. She can barely recall her childhood spent bouncing from home to home before becoming the foster daughter of an infamous psychiatrist and serial killer John McCourt and his wife Ester. Despite Dr. McCourt being convicted of terrible crimes, Ivy knows in her heart that what everyone says about him isn’t true.

Ivy’s all grown up and after years of therapy, and a stint in jail, she’s desperate to prove everyone wrong and find a way to get back to McCourt Manor as soon as possible. What Ivy finds when she gets there however isn’t the sweet, family of her memories, and she soon realizes there was much more to being Lucky Number 23 than she realized.

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When all you know is a life of evil and your forced to try and get you life on the right path. Well that’s how it is for 22 year old Ivy, from the age of 8 she was put into the foster care system after her mother died and family after family she was told there was something wrong with her that she was so dark nothing was able to fix her. Finally she was sent to the McCourt’s were she became their lucky number 23 the 23rd foster kid, and she was treated so differently then the other 22 foster kid she became one too the family. But that all changed when on of the kid got out and told police what was really going on behind closed doors at the manor. Ivy then spends the next 12 years trying to find a way back to her to the only family she’s known and its more difficult then even she expected. This book was amazing and dark and keeps you on the edge of your et until the very end with more twist and turns then you will ever see coming.

Review by Twinsie Dee

Krystle Able grew up and still lives in Central Illinois with her husband, three children and dog. Krystle knew she wanted to be a writer when she won a book making contest in summer daycare when she was 9 years old. After 10+ years in retail management, Krystle took the plunge into writing full time in 2015 and also works as a freelance web content writer.

Krystle enjoys being a multi-genre author with releases planned in the romance, thriller, contemporary fiction, and paranormal genres.

Always a reader first, Krystle’s favorite hobbies include supporting and cultivating relationships in the indie publishing and small press publishing world, and talking about literature. She is currently finishing her BA in English Literature at University of Illinois Springfield.

#TwiniseDeeFavorite #YAThriller The Lost- by Natasha Preston

In the small town of Aurora, teens go missing all the time. But when one of Piper and Hazel’s classmates disappears, they become determined to find out the truth of what happened to her.

While investigating, they meet three handsome and rich grad students…who kidnap them. The girls are taken to a building in the middle of a privately-owned forest. The building isn’t just designed to keep them locked away—every room is a test in survival. And Piper and Hazel won’t give up without a fight.

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Five stars are just not enough to rate this book. When teenagers are going missing in this little town and not many people have much to say about it just that they are runaways, teenagers Piper and Hazel take matters into their own hands to see if all the criminal shows they watch can actually help them local these missing teens. Well one thing they never thought of was what they would do if something happened to them. This wild ride with twist and turns will keep you on your toes. Natasha is a wonderful mastermind who does a wonderful job at never letting know what’s going to happen next.

Review by Twinsie Dee

UK native Natasha Preston grew up in small villages and towns. She enjoys writing contemporary romance, gritty Young Adult thrillers and, of course, the occasional serial killer.

#Review – Bless His Cursed Soul (The Righteous #2) by Meg Collett

Bless His Cursed Soul (The Righteous, #2)

 

Dale Rose-Jinks has a pill problem, and the man trapped in her mirror isn’t helping.

When she learns the mirror man is real, her quest to free him from his prison lands her dead center in a fight between a monster and her best friend, whose actions threaten the broken, beautiful man Dale is falling in love with.

The fallout from their fight with the Skinned Man has left Loey and Jeronimo clutching at the Seam’s tatters. Loey is trapped in the middle of a nightmare where she can trust no one, not even her best friend or the man she could love.

Dale and Loey must uncover the truth about what happened one night in 1956, when an innocent woman was murdered and an explosion blasted two brothers into separate worlds. As they get closer to uncovering the Skinned Man’s identity, the threads of their world and friendship begin to fray.
And when a flesh and blood monster from their past returns, the tatters in their very souls could rip beyond repair.

 

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Thrilling and twisted sequel in the Righteous series!

 

“I’ll be fine.” Those three last words had become a mantra, if matras were lies people told themselves to feel better.

 

Everyone has those “I’ll be fine” moments but it is so true in this installment. This starts off in Dale’s point of view when she was supposed to go to rehab but instead ends up uncovering information about the “man in the mirror”. Dale is on a mission. This man she is falling in love with and now she must save him. Dale finds out that Loey is keeping him trapped in there and has to confront her best friend about same. As Dale’s and Loey’s friendship is truly tested so is the relationship between the two brothers that they are falling in love with, Barty and Jeronimo. The story continues as they try and find out who the Skinned Man is and exactly what happened to Frankie.

 

This story is full of twists and turns that will keep you turning the pages because we all must know exactly what happened. Just when I thought I might have it figured out a new twist is thrown in the mix. Righteous really is full of dark secrets and crazy pasts. As the truth continues to unfold more questions need answered. The past and present are coming together and then the crazy really begins. The world building is phenomenal and will keep you immersed in the thrills.

 

“The price of having a best friend who was closer than a sister was the type of pain she could inflict. They knew all the secrets. Knew where all the bodies were buried. They knew all your weakest spots because they’d held you at your weakest. That information, turned around and pointed back at your heart — well, it could cut like a razor blade.”

 

Above is the perfect quote for Dale and Loey. This is an amazing story of friendship and betrayal. I cannot wait to find out what happens next. Keep the crazy coming in Righteous!!!

 

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Meg Collett is from the hills of Tennessee where the cell phone service is a blessing and functioning internet is a myth of epic proportions. She lives in a tiny house with three dogs and not enough couches. She’s the author of the bestselling Fear University series, the End of Days trilogy, and the Canaan Island novels. Find out more at her website www.megcollett.com.

#WOTR19 – #Review – Order of Malice (The Order Series Book 2) by Lisa Caviness

 

Order of Malice (The Order Series Book 2)

 

rmed with a new identity, Reid Patterson plans to join the FBI hoping to right the wrongs of The Order, a sinister faction controlled by his murderous, biological family. But Reid’s plans go awry when a young girl pleads for his help, bringing fresh threats, a beautiful woman, and a thrill-seeking boy. The countdown begins ticking toward a fiery contest of will and passion.

Foster care psychologist Holly Babson, dreams of a life where her escaped convict father and the memories of her sister’s horrific death are both locked away. While helping a runaway teen, death returns to her doorstep, revealing the teen’s connection to The Order. Holly’s life pivots as her past, her fears, and her heart are locked in vicious turmoil.

Denied a place in The Order, wealthy businessman Ivan Sinclair will stop at nothing to reclaim the top seat in his family’s insidious organization. A deadly game is his vehicle to amass even more power.

Reid and Holly’s worlds collide with the diabolical force of The Order, and Ivan’s cold-blooded plot. Together, they must fight for their lives while learning to trust their hearts.

 

Reader beware, you are about to be sucked into another insanely twisted game of the Order. You will not be able to put this book down until the very end. And once this story is finished……well you will have to see.

 

I love where this author’s mind is while writing these stories. The Order is like nothing I have ever read before. The Order has a reach much further than I expected. And the impact that the Order has on all the characters with the crazy and intense amount of planning that went into their shenanigans is incredible. It’s like the mafia on steroids! “…..a bunch of crazy people with blind allegiance to a deranged ideology.”

 

Reid (the new identity of Walker from the previous book) is surprised when a girl approaches him and claims to be his niece, Lila. Along with Lila we meet her best friend Cody and the social worker, Holly, that watches over Lila. What we find out is that each character, Reid, Lila, Cody, and Holly all have their own secrets. Everyone is dealing with a demon from their past and each in turn find out that they are all intertwined in the end. The Order has this group going on a crazy scavenger hunt to pick up the Order’s artifacts, ultimately to bring them back to the Grand Commander, the leader of the Order. The only problem with this is that there are several different players that think they are the leader. There is a huge power play going on and our group is right in the middle.

 

This story is so far from predictable. I got to the point where I didn’t even try to figure out what the next play was but to just let the story ride out. It is quite the thriller with intense twists but with a touch of love at the end of the day. The only problem is that when this ends…..there is more, so much more…..

 

Can’t wait to read the end of the series with The Order of Rage. I’m on pins and needles trying to figure out who will make it out on top and alive! A must read! Bravo, Lisa Caviness!!!

 

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As a lifelong reader of an eclectic pool of books from mystery/thrillers, science fiction, contemporary romance, and the classics, Lisa Caviness has never been without a book on the nightstand. Like many writers, she started crafting stories as a child. However, creativity took a back seat to her career in pharmaceutical and medical device research. In 2013, Lisa decided to get serious about writing and joined Romance Writers of America and later Sisters in Crime. The education she has received has been invaluable but more importantly the support from fellow writers has enriched her in thrilling and unexpected ways.

Lisa writes suspense stories with elements of romance.

#WOTR19 – #Review – Death’s Return (True Death #5) by R.K. Gleason

 

Death's Return (The True Death Series, #5)

 

Cast back into Purgatory at the worst possible time, Shepard is reunited with Horace, Matthew and Niki. Unfortunately for Shepard, there’s no rest for the wicked. Shepard must somehow find a way to return to Elysara and rescue his true love. The catch, she’s being held by an ancient enemy, bent on recreating the universe one soul at a time.

Enlisting the aid of his old friends and new acquaintances, Shepard must battle his way back to confront this very old, new enemy. But this powerful foe has enlisted some help of his own. Shepard and his friends will face their toughest challenges yet to find his lost love and thwart this sinister plan, before time runs out.

 

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OH HELL!!! Here comes BOB!!! I can’t tell you which of this series is my favorite because they are all soooooo different but with the same flare for gore, sarcasm, wittiness, and a killer plot! Again, I feel a little more evil with each book I read from RK. Maybe I’m going to hell because I can not get enough of the twisted thoughts, bent sarcasm and the rollercoaster of gore. But it’s totally worth it! These are my people!

 

“Sowing the seeds of discontent, creating doubt, disarray and general mayhem.”

 

This sums up this story PERFECTLY!!!!

 

Ok enough with this. The story starts right where 4 leaves off. Shep returns but with quite a vengeance as he actually died in purgatory! WTH?! RIGHT?! But the kicker is that he found Andrea. He F’n found her! And now it is his mission to get her back. But when he found Andrea he met Bob. And get ready for Bob! He is one of my favorite characters in the story. Well, there is Rusty (the cat) too. And he is freaking hilarious!!!! If cats could talk, LOL! Shep is ready to form the escape plan for Andrea. He gets everyone on board and gets some major help from Bob. But Bob, he is super simple but not. I hope that makes sense because it makes perfect sense to me. The thing with Bob is that sometimes he acts a little too quick and doesn’t give or get the best direction. Because of this the crazy group travels to some outlandish new planes of existence. The story stays gory with all the sarcasm that we love but we do get to see some of the truer sides of Shep….and Andrea. “Every choice I’ve ever made was for me and me alone, to save my (behind) or get what I wanted. I’m a survivor, not a (f’n) hero.” Shep says this and I think this is true for a lot of people. And as with the rest of the True Death series, nothing is as it seems. When we finally get to Andrea is everything all rainbows and unicorns? You must read this to find out!!!!!!!

 

The thing about RK’s characters are that they are a lot like me in some way, shape or form. I CAN RELATE! I feel like I know them and I can’t wait to hate them, love them, and threaten some of their lives! I am looking forward to continuing this series. And if you haven’t read the beginning of the series yet….WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!!!!!

 

 

 

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 for The True Death and The Vengeful Death but was recently picked up and published by Love N Books.