Jennifer’s review of Still Life by Isobel Hart

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Author: Isobel Hart

Genre: romance, sci-fi

Stars: 3.5 🛍🛍🛍🛍

I’m going to give this book 3.5 stars because I loved the idea behind this book and truly enjoyed about the first half of this book. First I will say that this is a romance and not science fiction. There are bits that touch on sci-fi in this book. I enjoyed the beginning of the story very much. It was a fast paced start with seemingly interesting characters. I loved that the story just started with some crazy things happening. As the story went on I had a hard time staying really interested in what was happening. I was hoping for sci-fi medical or aliens. I really didn’t want a sort of romance at the time. I also had an absolute dislike of Samantha. She is way too judgemental towards the other women. It made me sad that not only was she a completely different person from the beginning of the story but I couldn’t find even one thing to like about her. If you enjoy romance with a touch of science fiction this might be a good book for you.
received an advanced copy

Theoden by Nicholas Bella

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THEODEN

A New Haven Series Prequel

NICHOLAS BELLA

GAY HORROR

RELEASE DATE: 03.21.18

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My name is Theoden, this is the story of my life. Apparently, there has been a huge demand for me to tell it. Normally, I do what I want, unless the command comes from my Sire, Ara. But, revealing the tale about how I became the powerful vampire Prince of the City is something I think I will enjoy telling. You’ll see my first mission for the church, my first kill, the life-changing moment when I lost my virginity, and how I chose my first son, all of the things that mean something to me, that made me the vampire I am. So, sit back, and give me all of your attention, as I want your eyes on me. Now, let’s begin.

Prepare to be entertained to new heights as Theoden delivers you a unique tale of his life from childhood to the vampire Master you know him to be.

Warning: This is a prequel to the highly erotic, extremely dark and twisted New Haven Series and the spin-off, Odin Chronicles. I can’t stress enough how strong the sexual, violent, and adult content is in this book. It will steam up your glasses, and melt your contact lenses. The temperature in the room will rise to unbearable degrees. Pearls will be clutched and you may utter the words: “Oh my God” several times while reading. You have been warned. For mature readers only.

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Once I was outside in the garden, I could no longer hold back, and I vomited blood onto a rose bush. But once it was out of my stomach, I felt better. For me, sex would never overflow, but blood could. Another lesson learned. I wiped my mouth with the back of my hand and, before I could take to the skies, three vampires appeared before me.

“Where do you herald from?” one of them asked me. He gripped a silver dagger in his hand a little more tightly as he waited for my reply.

I looked at each one them, gauging them and their positions to my own. I didn’t fear them because I knew just how powerful I was and I was confident in my training. This was the other part of my mission, one that Ara was certain I would encounter.

“From the Kingdom of Ara, my Father,”I declared proudly. Ara wanted me to do so, and in doing so, leave my mark.

“Is this a declaration of war?”the same vampire asked.

I shrugged. “I think not. I had an old debt to settle.”I gestured toward the rectory, and then to my clothes that were covered in the blood of my victims.

“You dare kill on our territory!”another vampire said.

“Breaching another vampire King’s territory without permission is punishable by death,”the first vampire said, then he advanced on me. He was fast, as fast as Nolan, and I had to react quickly before he could plunge the blade of his dagger into my chest. Thanks to my training with Tylendel, I knew the silver could not kill me, but it could weaken me, and that, I could not allow.

I grabbed his wrist just as the tip of the dagger pierced my flesh, burning my skin. I didn’t hesitate to take advantage of our close proximity. I sank my fangs deeply in his shoulder and injected as much venom as I could.

He cried out, and I pulled back. He released his grip on his dagger and staggered back. The other two vampires looked at him and glared in shock as his skin began to turn pale. Sweat poured from his pores as his veins began to protrude through his flesh, looking bright red against the nearly translucent skin.

I didn’t know the effect a dragon’s venom could have on a vampire and still didn’t know, as I was only half dragon. But its effect was deadly and looked to be extremely painful as the vampire had been rendered powerless against my bite until he died. I looked at the other two vampires and aimed my hand at the one who had not spoken a word, then conjured up my flames, releasing them in his direction.

The other vampire dashed out of the way, his sword drawn, but he stayed his position as he watched me burn his companion into a cinder. The vampire howled as he spun around in an attempt to extinguish the flames, but he couldn’t. I controlled them and only relinquished that control once he fell to the ground, motionless. The last remaining vampire was thinking about fleeing or fighting, which was the only reason he was still there. In the end, he decided to flee, and I chased after him.

I was shocked that I had caught up to him because I could sense his aura and knew he was at least a century older than I was. I tackled him to the ground and he rolled over, scooting away from me.

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About me? Hmmm, I’m just a person with a wild imagination and a love for words who was sitting around the house one day and said, “Why hasn’t anyone written a book like this before?”. As with every storyteller, I wanted to share mine with the world. I like my erotica dark, gritty, sexy… and even a little raunchy. I’m not afraid to go there and I hope you aren’t afraid to go there with me. When I’m not writing, I love watching movies and TV shows, clubbing, biking, and hanging out with family and friends. I love life.

I’d love to hear from you, feel free to send me a shout out!

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Jennifer’s review of Door in the Garden of Shadows by April Canavan

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Title: Door in the Garden of Shadows

Author: April Canavan

Genre: fantasy, paranormal, paranormal romance

Stars: 4🛍🛍🛍🛍

Door in the Garden of Shadows is book three in the Destruction of Magic series. It can easily be read as a standalone. This is the first book in this series I have read. I loved it. It is fantasy but had an epic fantasy feel. I thought the story was well written and the characters were so well formed I fell in love with them from the start. Mostly, this book had me turning the pages to see what happen next. Some spots were a little slow for me but overall this book was a fantastic and extremely creative adventure!
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Hell Yeah! Kindle World

Presented by Sable Hunter


Connected by blood ties and bonds of friendship, the Hell Yeah! world chronicles the lives and loves of a family of Texas men and women, the McCoys, who live by the code of the cowboy. Adventure, unabashed sexual tension and tender intimacy plays out in a saga of stories that offer action and humor, all set in scenic locales from the Hill Country of Texas to the mysterious bayous of Louisiana. The plots of the tales are as varied as our own lives can be, but the world is one where right prevails, love conquers all, and holding out for a hero is not an impossible dream.

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Empire of Dirt

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Two broken hearts, one chance to heal.

Tate Verhoven was broken by an accident that destroyed his legs and his confidence. After a foolish decision, he also lost the woman he loved–to his brother. Feeling betrayed and broken, Tate hides in darkness. Even Cady McCoy is hard pressed to help.
Marcia came to Texas merely to help her sisters, Fatima and Lucy. The Verhovens also need her help after the devastating events of the past weeks. With a heart of stone and steel wall around it, she’s not there to make friends. Designing an expansive plan to help the Verhoven ranch thrive, Marcy is ready to take on the world.
It takes the death of just one head of cattle on a neighboring farm for the accusations of witchcraft and bad juju to start flying. Cady and Lucy are first for the guillotine.
While Tate’s fighting mental illness, superstition, and the mysterious death of cattle around Austin, he’s desperate to find his place again. Taking on the task of proving Cady and Lucy innocent may be exactly what he needs.
To his surprise, the da Silva girls aren’t done with him– or his heart–yet.

Empire of Dirt, by Katherine Rhodes

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Phatt Farm

After twenty years in the military, Eazy Phatt realizes he’s seen it all, done it all, and regretted enough. He retires, planning to stay with family until he decides what to do with his civilian life. He’s thirty-eight and his priority is to find a woman who’ll love him as much as his mom loved his dad. And he’s hoping to do that before he turns thirty-nine.
He soon discovers his mother has invested in a harebrained scheme, capitalizing on the family name. She’s turning the homeplace into a weight loss center. Eazy�s not happy with the new business at all�until the last registered guest arrives accompanied by her dog.
The voluptuous siren is the woman of his dreams. But something has her spooked. She�s on edge, needs to unwind, maybe make a friend. Both she and her dog are watchful, suspicious, guarded. As a battle-scarred veteran, Eazy recognizes a victim of violence. He�s got six weeks to gain her trust and convince her to let him protect her too.
FBI agent Mackenzie Sierra Scott appreciates the irony in her situation. While she recovers from a gunshot wound meant to keep her from testifying against embezzlers, she’s spending six weeks in-hiding at a weight loss center. Her handler probably thinks he’s being cute, knowing she considers dieting stupid. Phatt Farm is going to be six weeks of mindless boredom.
But then again, maybe not. As soon as she meets the resident farmer, Mack thinks of many ways they could burn calories together. When he asks her to help him with farm work as an alternative to a daily regime of yoga, meditation, and pushups, she accepts, picturing hours of gratuitous sex.
Hot body aside, Eazy Phatt is a pain in the neck. Instead of becoming her lover, he turns Mack into a farmhand, keeping her busy from first light till bed. She drives tractor, stacks hay, picks apples, shucks corn, and somewhere along the way, falls in love. And that all happens before the shooting starts.

Phatt Farm, by Gem Sivad

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Love With a Side of Crazy

An accountant by day, stripper by night. A sexy physical therapist. A crazed stalker. Will anyone survive?
To afford sending extra money to his parents to help with the care of his invalid brother, Brent Hopkins, an accountant by day, works as a male stripper at night. When a crazed fan pulls him from the stage, his injuries send him for an extended stay at a rehabilitation center. During his months at the center, mysterious angel statues and other gifts begin to appear in his room. A break-in at his apartment, leaves him feeling vulnerable. Is he going crazy or does he have a stalker?
Marie Phister, a physical therapist, was at the club the night Brent is yanked to the ground and takes care of him until help arrives. Later, as his physical therapist, she doesn�t let on that she is aware of his identity. As their mutual attraction grows, a stalker threatens their relationship.
Is her stalker and Brent�s, one and the same? Can they solve the mystery before it�s too late?

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Falling Hard

He craves solitude to forget what a woman did to him. She needs one last chance before her career ends. Can a plane crash in the Canadian Rockies show them what really matters?
Falling Hard by D’Ann Lindun

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Without You

Even the strongest woman needs a shoulder to lean on…
Mason Sullivan remembers how he felt the day he learned his oldest brother wouldn�t be returning home. Not alive. Swearing he�d help others, he set a plan into motion. Flash forward�Mason has the life he wanted, but when a seductive, slice of heaven from his past comes back to Kerrville, his so-called �wonderful life� will have more holes than Swiss cheese. The only one who can fill the void is the same person who has the risk of flight. Sure, a cowboy has needs, and she certainly does make his head spin, but his heart isn�t immune to the beauty and he could lose her again�
Two things Kiernan Everhart loves most�her son and Double K Ranch. Years ago, she�d left home to pursue her dreams, but the big city wasn�t all it was cracked up to be. Always there for her son, she helps him through the challenges of his medical condition, but sometimes even the strongest woman needs a shoulder to lean on. In Kerrville, she has the support of her family�and Mason Sullivan, the cowboy she stole kisses from back in the day. He�s grown into quite the perfect man and his bedside manner, as nurse and gentleman, sure can make a woman remember she�s more than a mother. She�d like to fall, right into his arms, but her priority is her son. And when her ex shows up, hijacking her happiness, all hell will break loose. Kiernan must perform damage control before the people she loves are hurt.
He didn�t plan to fall, but he did, and Mason would do anything to protect Kiernan and her son. He will not only have to face the demons of Kiernan�s past, but find out who is using scare tactics to send her packing. If it�s the last thing he�ll do, he�ll prove to her that he has the perfect place in his heart for her family.

Without You by Rhonda Lee Carver


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The House That Built Me

Country�s newest rising star, Mandy Watkins, disappears from the limelight for a while with the help of her good friend. She�s got a lot on her plate and needs some time to figure out who she is.
Travis Perkins loves gardening after teaching at the local high school. He�s determined to leave the world in a better state either through his connections with his students or his garden.
When Mandy lands on Travis�s doorstep, he believes she will be just another of his projects, but what neither of them expect is how much their hearts may change.
Can two people with only the love of an old home find a deep, lasting love? Or will their relationship end like the notes of a country tune?
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Desperate Measures

They wanted her dead. He would do anything to keep her alive. Dive into the world of the Equalizers in Sable Hunter�s Hell Yeah! universe.
Eva Jimenez faced betrayal and survived when she was kidnapped and held ransom by men who wanted to silence her cousin�s testimony. Now she�s a pawn in a deadly game as the largest human trafficking kingpin has been taken down.
Trapped against her will and desperate to survive in a country not her own, she can�t trust anyone. Until Travis. There�s an answering darkness inside him that she can�t ignore, and she�s not sure she wants to.
When Travis Callaghan sees the wild look in Eva�s eyes, something awakens inside him. It�s a hunger for life and her that he can�t suppress. She shatters the quiet of his life and leaves him begging for more. As the bad guys close in, he realizes how much he�s willing to sacrifice to ensure her freedom.
Travis must get Eva to the trial. Alive. Against all odds, they�ll have to survive.

 

Jennifer’s review of The Road To Eugenica by A.M. Rose

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Author: A.M. Rose

Genre: Contemporary, sci-f, fantasy

Stars: 4🛍🛍🛍🛍

This is definitely an interesting and different type of book. The blurb sounded so fantastic. For the most part the book was absolutely awesome. The world building and storyline was unique and attention grabbing. The characters, mostly, were interesting. The first part of the story dragged by, for me. The second half kept my full attention. There was romance, suspense, mystery and so many twists and turns. Road To Eugenica turned out to be a really great story. I wish the beginning wasn’t so slow (though I understand why it was) and I’m just really not into the whole love triangle thing (again I understand why it was there). All in all its a really fantastic debut! I’m excited for the second book!
**received an advanced copy from netgalley**

Jennifer’s review of The Spelldrift Series by Sierra Cross

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Author: Sierra Cross

Genre: urban fantasy

Stars: 5🛍🛍🛍🛍🛍

I loved this series. The story was fantastic. It and the characters were well written and attention getting and attention keeping. I absolutely loved Alix. She was a pretty awesome and tough heroine. Filled with magic and a bit of love and betrayal this is an awesome urban fantasy series for anyone who enjoys paranormal.

Jennifer’s review of Ascenders: Ommorow by CL Gaber

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Author: CL Gaber

Genre: paranormal, young adult, romance

Stars: 5🛍🛍🛍🛍🛍

I think this series just keeps getting better and better. I am so in love with Walker and Daniel! This book takes them time traveling. Time travel, action, adventure and a few crazy surprises (for me). This is my favorite book so far! Oh my goodness! The ending had me jumping and yelling for the next book. This is an amazing and beautifully written series. I feel like I now know the characters and could say hello to them on the street. I don’t even have the words to say how much I love this book and series. I’m so so excited for the next book!