#Review #ARCReviewTeam – Born of Darkness (Hunter Legacy #1) by Lara Adrian

Born of Darkness (Hunter Legacy, #1)

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Midnight Breed – Hunter Legacy Book 1

New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian introduces the first novel in a thrilling new vampire romance series set in the darkly seductive Midnight Breed paranormal story world.

As a former assassin in the Hunter program, Asher is one of a small group of Gen One Breed vampires who survived the horrors of a madman’s laboratory and the cruelty of the training that made him one of the most lethal beings in existence. Now, twenty years after his escape from those hellish origins, Asher is a loner whose heart is as cold as his skills are merciless. But when he thwarts a killing under way in the middle of the desert outside Las Vegas, Asher meets a beautiful woman who draws him into a deadly game against powerful enemies—one that will test both his skills and his tarnished honor.

Naomi Fallon is used to getting out of dicey situations. Orphaned as a child after her mother’s murder, she didn’t survive twenty-six years on the street without using up most of her nine lives. But when her latest caper lands her in the Mojave against a Vegas gangster’s henchman, she’s certain her number is up.

Then he appears—immense, brutal, and far from human. Naomi’s never needed anyone’s help, least of all one of the Breed. But after one risk too many, only a man with Asher’s skills can keep her safe. Yet the solitary, seductively handsome vampire has enemies of his own, and a secret that will not only shatter her faith in him but her heart, proving what she’s feared all along—that trust is only an illusion and love may be the sharpest weapon of all.

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So exciting to see a spin off series from one of my favorite original paranormal books/authors.  Midnight Breed was one of the first series who got me back into reading a few years ago.  I have been a huge fan and so when the spin off ARCS were available, I was so excited!!!

This story takes place 20 year after the Breed have been outted to the humans.  We, as a whole human society, are not so thrilled with our fanged neighbors but we are coexisting.  You don’t need to have read the Midnight Breed but seeing as we see characters from the original series it does make the book that much more exciting.

Asher is a Gen 1 Breed who has done more bad things in his life then he wants to remember or think about.  He just wants to live on his farm and be left alone.  Solitary life is perfect for him.  When he runs into a girl and saves her from a bunch of bad men, he is annoyed he can’t just go on his way.  Why can’t he just leave her there?  WELLL she is a rare human.  She is a Breedmate.  He is honor bound to protect her until The Order can come and take her to a safe place.  WELLLLL, Naomi is not about to let that happen.

When Naomi wakes up to be told she is a special vampire baby making human, ok Asher did not say that but she has it in her head he did…LOL she runs for the hills.  She has vengeance plans to make happen.  She will make her mothers murdered pay and she will not fail in her plan.

Naomi and Asher are the perfect pair to be fated together.  They both have horrors in their past and demons in their present to fight to make the HEA happen.  They both are so interested in the other but they will not fail the “duties” they both have even if that pesky chemistry still gets in the way!!  LOL

I can’t wait for another book!

 

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#WOTR18 #NewRelease #Review – Finding The Green Room (The Sutter Family Book 3) by H. D’Agostino

I’ve always known what I was meant to do… surf. I’ve spent practically every day in the water since I was six searching for the green room. This is where I met my best friend, Ryan. We’ve been inseparable for the better part of our lives. He has always ‘just a friend’, and I am ok with that.

As time passed, our friendship evolved into what I thought could be love, only to be tested. A chance to go pro, to find the green room, was right within my grasp. I had a choice to make… Ryan or the future I’d only dreamt about?

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It’s Ryan and Jess book. They have been best friends since meeting on the beach when they were kids. These two were thick as thieves always together. That is until Jess got her big break and went to chase her dreams leaving Ryan behind. Ryan is jealous that Jess got the break that was the dream he had for himself. Can I just say that ugly green monster does not look well on Ryan.

Jess is forced to face her past and Ryan when has to return home for a wedding. My heart broke for Jess and my opinion of Ryan began to falter.  I was never happier when Ryan realized what he wanted and what he needed to do. Just like the other Sutter men it may take them a while to figure it out but when they do there is nothing that would hold them back. The only thing is it could be too late for Ryan in Jess’s eyes.

I loved seeing these two friendships grow from a young age. They truly were the best of friends. I loved seeing Jess in her element with her friends and on the waves. To see Ryan try to woo Jess was great but to see that Jess was making him work hard for it was even better.

Favorite quote just for the fact of who it came from was “I’m not worried about you. You’ll never get married. You can’t man up and go after your girl.”

 

Heather D’Agostino is an avid reader turned Bestselling Author of the Contemporary Romance Series The Broken Series, The Shattered Series, The Second Chances Series, The Cook Brothers Series, and Romantic Suspense series The Witness Series.

She attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics.

She currently lives in Central New York with her husband, two children, two dogs, and three cats. When she’s not writing she can usually be found at the dance studio, soccer field, or one of the many other places that she plays ‘Supermom’.

 

#WOTR18 #NewRelease #review #FindingTheGreenRoom #RyanAndJess #TheSutterFamily #SurferRomance #FriendsToLovers #PreorderNow #OneClick – Finding the Green Room, The Sutter Family Book 3 by H.D’Agostino

I’ve always known what I was meant to do… surf. I’ve spent practically every day in the water since I was six searching for the green room. This is where I met my best friend, Ryan. We’ve been inseparable for the better part of our lives. He has always ‘just a friend’, and I am ok with that.

As time passed, our friendship evolved into what I thought could be love, only to be tested. A chance to go pro, to find the green room, was right within my grasp. I had a choice to make… Ryan or the future I’d only dreamt about?

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I have been so ready to read this book.  The story of Jess and Ryan has been in the Sutter series since Catching Raindrops, book 1.

Jess and Ryan are soulmates, but Ryan lets jealousy get in the way of his heart.  Jess lets fear and anger push her away from the person she knows will make her happy.

As far as we can remember it was Jess and Ryan.  They were discovering surfing together along with human sexuality *wiggles eyes* Ryan always wants more, and Jess always pulls back.  She knows she loves Ryan and he her, but they are only kids.

When competition gets in the way and the two break up, Ryan turns into a jerk.  He only cares for what makes him happy and for what can hurt Jess.

Jess tried to leave the beach and memories of Ryan but when she comes back to Ems wedding she is forced to deal with her past and Ryan’s new future.

I loved that Em’s wedding was the wake up call Ryan needed to go and chase his dream….Jess.  He knows this is who he needs to be with and will do anything he can to be with her.  We all know how those Sutter men are when they get a plan in their head….unstoppable.

Jess is done with everything, but she makes Ryan work and work hard at gaining her trust and affections again.  She will not be just another one of many for Ryan’s girls.

When the conflict of the story happens and our couple are put into some trouble, we see then pushing toward and away from each other.  WE see Ryan unwavering in his devotion to Jess while Jess falls apart.  Can Jess finally open he eyes and see that Ryan is the man she needs and will Ryan prove to Jess that she is enough for him???

Heather D’Agostino is an avid reader turned Bestselling Author of the Contemporary Romance Series The Broken Series, The Shattered Series, The Second Chances Series, The Cook Brothers Series, and Romantic Suspense series The Witness Series.

She attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics.

She currently lives in Central New York with her husband, two children, two dogs, and three cats. When she’s not writing she can usually be found at the dance studio, soccer field, or one of the many other places that she plays ‘Supermom’.

 

#WOTR18 #NewRelease #Review #ReverseHarem – Blood Magic (Ariel Kimber #3) by Mary Martel

Blood Magic (Ariel Kimber #3)

Blood Magic is book 3 in the Ariel Kimber Series.

Ariel Kimber isn’t your average seventeen-year-old girl. She’s recently discovered she’s a witch with magic and is looking to find her place in a brand-new world. Her place in this new world is in a coven with seven guys.

After all of the horrible things she’s been forced to endure, Ariel was looking forward to building her new life with the family she’s found herself a part of and focusing on healing with Dash after what Chucky did to the both of them. After the blood that had been spilled, they all struggle to put those memories and the incident behind them. It’s easier said than done, though.

Quinton is plagued with guilt and the rest of them struggle with the fact that they almost lost one of their brothers and Ariel is left with a permanent reminder of the incident.

New bonds are forged, and just as things are starting to settle down again for Ariel and her coven, the Council of Elders makes it’s first appearance in Ariel’s life. And they don’t plan on going anywhere any time soon.

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Each book blows me away.  Each book gives me answers but then leaves me with even more questions.  Each book we see Ariel bonding with the 7 guys and each book I am dying seeing all the love and affection to grow.  We find out more secrets about ANNABELL….GROWL….we learn about how she took advantage of our guys.  We also see the damage she caused is still a thing on the present.

This book has so much stuff happening and so many secrets spilling yet leaving us wondering CRAP what is Tyson’s dream all about and bigger CRAP what do the council want with our girl.  Side note: Dude the council are some creepy old mo foes. I wanted to say “Put your dicks away because she will not be taking a ride on that saggy thing.  Have you SEEN her 7 guys??  EXACTLY!!”

So this book takes place right after the show down with crazy in love Chucky.  Dash and Ariel are healing, and Quinton is a mess.  He feels so much guilt because he caused the crazy Chucky issue to happen in the first place.  This book I LOVED getting to know Julian and Damien.  Jules is the pensive yet scares the hell outta me guy.  Damien is the hottie who is so outta your reach but seeing him flustered over Ariel was so sweet.

Seeing Quinton and Tyson with our girl so open with affection toward Ariel is awesome.  Seeing Ariel admit to how she is feeling for her guys was so awesome.  She has come a long way to accepting this life she is choosing with our guys.  But my favorite…sigh….the Twin sandwich….sigh.  I have missed my Salt and Pepper storyline so YEAH to getting to hang with them for a bit in the book.

I could totally sit here and just list everything about this book but you need to read it.  I think this book does a great job moving our girl and her boys developing love along.  It also is setting up finding Ariel’s father and the council is up to noooooo good.  Blood magic is being used and I think this will be a very big big big problem for our family in the future.

Mary Martel was born in West Michigan and spent the majority of her life there. She currently resides in North Dakota with her husband, and her two beautiful daughters. She’s an avid reader, and when not writing she can be found with her nose stuck in a book.

 

 

#WOTR18 #AuthorSpotlight – Attending Author Samantha A. Cole @SamanthaCole222

Samantha A. Cole

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Samantha A. Cole – A retired police officer and paramedic turned romance/suspense author.

When and Why did you start to write?

2011 because I was bored after a fourth knee surgery. Unfortunately, my first attempts at writing were horrible. I decided to give it another try in 2015 and the Trident Security series was born.

What authors do you always read or suggest to others?

Sooo many! Cherise Sinclair, Lexi Blake, Avery Gale, Angel Payne, Kennedy Layne, Nicole Edwards, Susan Stoker, Suzanne Brockmann, Jerrie Alexander, Cristin Harber, Christie Reece, Vince Flynn, Heather Graham, JA Jance, Iris Johannsen, Kay Hooper, (and the list goes on and on).

What is the most surprising thing you have found out with the writing process?

That I can’t take my characters where I want them to go. They lead me.

What are you working on now?

5 projects lol

When writing are you a pantser or plotter?

Pantser all the way.

What are your social links?

Website—www.samanthacoleauthor.com/
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Amazon—www.amazon.com/Samantha-A.-Cole/e/B00X53K3X8

#NewRelease #Review #KindleWorlds – Until Sunrise (Kindle Worlds: Happily Ever Alpha) by Sarah O’Rourke

Until Sunrise

You met Michelle and Luka in Until Ashlyn.
Get ready to read their wild and crazy backstory in Until Sunrise!
(Releasing on April 3, 2018 as part of the Happily Ever Alpha Kindle World with Aurora Rose Reynolds.)

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Oh ladies!!  I so love your characters and your world.  I have not read the world that this story is from, but I am in love with these characters they have created.  Luka and Michelle were so amazing to read.

Luka and his over the top alpha mentality and his inability to accept NO form Michelle = Heart happiness!  Michelle is sassy and feisty, so she fights this attraction from the jump even though the chemistry of the two is insanely hot.

Michelle is so afraid of love and Luka is all about claiming her as his.  He is uber uber alpha but he is totally committed to Michelle and what she needs to make everything better.  Who doesn’t love a man who is bossy and loving in the same breath??  LOL

This is another book of the duo that will sit with me for a long time.  I just love the stories they build and then men who they write about.

Sarah O’Rourke is the alter ego of two best friends who have taken their passion for romantic fiction and erotica to the publishing world. Born and raised in the southern United States, one lives near Louisville, KY, while the other resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Neither is ever very far from a tall glass of sweet iced tea, their dog-eared copies of Gone With the Wind, or their Steel Magnolias DVDs!

Formerly an accountant and a chemist, they are now overworked, stay-at-home moms who adore their children, their husbands…and writing about love in every way possible!

 

#WOTR18 #AuthorSpotlight – Attending Author Traci Douglass @Traci_Douglass

Traci Douglass

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Traci Douglass

Traci is a USA Today Bestselling Author of Contemporary and Paranormal Romance. Her stories feature sizzling heroes full of dark humor, quick wits and major attitudes and heroines who are smart, tenacious, and always give as good as they get. She holds an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University and she loves animals, chocolate, coffee, hot British actors, and sarcasm—not necessarily in that order.

When and Why did you start to write?

I wrote my first book in 2011 after I had a dream that just wouldn’t go away until I put it down on paper. That became my first published novel, Seal of Destiny, which released from Crimson Romance in 2013.

What authors do you always read or suggest to others?

I have wide ranging tastes when it comes to books. Some of my favorite go-to authors are Kristan Higgins, Gena Showalter, Sarah MacLean, KJ Charles, Josh Lanyon, Dan Brown, Joe Hill, and Ernest Cline.

What is the most surprising thing you have found out with the writing process?

Just how long everything takes in traditional publishing. No one really tells you that when you go into it. From submission to an actual book in your hands, the world of publishing definitely works on its own time table.

What are you working on now?

]Well, I just recently signed new contracts with both Harlequin/Mills & Book Medical Romance and also Entangled Bliss. So I’m currently working on the proposal for Book Two on my Harlequin contract and writing my first sweet romance for Bliss. My first book with Harlequin is heading to copy edits now and should release in either late 2018 or early 2019. No firm release dates yet for the Entangled Bliss books. I’ll keep you posted on on those. 🙂

When writing are you a pantser or plotter?

A bit of both. I like to start a project with at least my main plot points mapped out, so I know where I’m going. Things like inciting incident, plot points 1 & 2, the black moment, climax, HEA, etc. Then I kind of pants the journey in between, from point to point. That’s where the magic happens. 😉

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Angie’s review of Blood Bound HERE

#WOTR18 #CoverReveal #Giveaway – Stolen Kisses by Elena M. Reyes

Title: Stolen Kisses
Author: Elena M. Reyes
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotica
Release Date: April 27, 2018
Cover Artist: Decadent Designs by Dee

 

Four years of celibacy have turned Hunter Miles into a predator—a dangerous man. He’s horny. Hard. And coming home from college, he never expected to find Bailey Jones so tempting.

It’s an instant infatuation.

She’s the one woman he shouldn’t want—his little sister’s best friend. The last time he saw her she was a knobby-kneed little girl, but what welcomed him home was all woman—her decadent curves and a flirtatious smile tossed at him each time they are within arm’s reach.

She’s tempting.

Pushing.

Offering up her body to a man hanging by a very thin thread.

Fuck the consequences. He wanted her, and she was going to be in his bed by the end of the week.

 
Elena M. Reyes was born and raised in Miami Florida. She is the epitome of a Floridian and if she could live in her beloved flip-flops, she would.
As a small child, she was always intrigued by all forms of art—whether it was dancing to island rhythms, or painting with any medium she could get her hands on. Her first taste of writing came to her during her fifth-grade year when her class was prompted to participate in the D. A. R. E. Program and write an essay on what they’d learned.

Her passion for reading over the years has amassed her with hours of pleasure. It wasn’t until she stumbled upon fanfiction that her thirst to write overtook her world. She now resides in Central Florida with her husband and son, spending all her down time letting her creativity flow and letting characters grow.

 

#WOTR18 #COVERREVEAL – Red (A Brett MacLean Duet) by J.M. Walker

Title: Red (A Brett MacLean Duet)
Release date: May 7
Model: Joey Berry
Photographer: Golden Czermak with Furiousfotog
Designer: Just write. Creations

Add to your TBR ➞ https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37706516-red

Blurb:

It started without trust. Passion. Lust. An all-consuming need; that was all we had in the beginning.

Lies. Betrayal. Deceit. We moved past it all and fell in love anyway.
Over ten years later, with a family of our own, our little world was perfect. Happy.

But then that happiness faded away when she came into our lives.
No control. No power. Just heartbreak and unwanted submission.

We were forced to our knees at the sight of her. The words falling from her lips were like nails digging at our soul because we knew.

We would have to go through hell to get out of this.

And even then, I wasn’t sure if it would be enough.

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#WOTR18 #AttendingAuthor – Author Spotlight Savannah Verte

Savannah Verte

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Savannah Verte – writer, publisher, mother, federal compliance auditor

When and Why did you start to write?

High school required for class, but loved it

What authors do you always read or suggest to others?

Grisham, Clancy, DeMille

What is the most surprising thing you have found out with the writing process?

I can’t do it until I have the outline and arcs complete, I’m too squirrely. Once I have the pieces set, it takes a couple days to purge the book out from my head.

What are you working on now?

so many pieces…The Custos series 4 & 5, a Kindle World piece, another flip-flopped fairy tale, and a spin off from Gravedigger

When writing are you a pantser or plotter?

I tried pantsing…it makes me psychotic. Plotter all the way

What are your social links?

Web

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What are your buy links?

Amazon

Review by Elaine

Review of Gravedigger HERE