Friday, July 31, 2015

Review: The Caged Heart: Book 2 of the Claiming Games by Beverly Rae

The Caged Heart: Book 2 of the Claiming Games by Beverly Rae

Link to buy The Caged Heart (The Claiming Games Book 2)

Story Rating: 2.5 out of 5


Sensitive reader warning: Graphic sex, descriptions of child abuse and rape, and explicit language

Mia grew up in an abusive home with a father who terrorized not only her, but also her seven siblings and their mother. She remained in that awful environment in an effort to protect the rest of her family by using herself as a sort of human shield. Then one day her father's mental, physical, and sexual abuse go too far, and Mia's mother decides it's time to do something to help her children and herself.

While Mia's mother takes the younger children to safety, Mia sets out on her own to try and create some financial independence for her family. She had received a mysterious letter inviting her to participate in something called The Claiming Games with a grand prize of $250,000. The alternative prize is that she could meet the man of her dreams and choose him over the cash. Of course, she doesn't give that possibility any thought at all. Mia needs the money, and she's willing to do whatever she can to get it.

Never mind that the man she could have turns out to be unbelievably handsome, sexy, and intriguing. Choosing him isn't worth considering, though, because her family is desperately in need of the money. And what's really not worth considering is the other guy who has his eye on Mia. He's rude, crude, and overly aggressive as he repeatedly inflicts himself on her, even though she's expressed zero interest in him.

Once the Claiming Games start, things really get dangerous for Mia. The Games aren't what they appear, and neither are the men who are involved in them. Mia must use her strength and wits in order to survive and claim her prize.

This book is an odd combination of elements. On the one hand, it has the typical romance plotline that draws you in and makes you want to see the two main characters fall in love, while making sure the bad guy gets what's coming to him. I was interested in seeing what would happen and wanted the main characters to be happy. So that was good.

On the other hand, there were story problems, character problems, and the fact that no one ever behaved the way they should have. For instance, Logan, the romantic male lead, says he'll do anything to protect Mia as she enters the Claiming Games, even though it's against the rules for the men to help the women. Logan knows that one of the other men is stalking Mia, and he knows the guy is a lowlife who has raped women in the past. Yet Logan leaves Mia alone in the woods. Repeatedly. He trusts this douchebag former friend of his to not assault the woman Logan wants. Then after the jerk does assault Mia, Logan leaves her alone again. In the woods. Without any protection. What? The real surprise would be if the jerk didn't come after her a second time.

The math here isn't complicated: 1) Evil guy is a serial rapist. 2) Mia is a pretty girl alone in the woods. 3) Serial rapist wants to rape her. 4) Serial rapist tried to rape her once, but he was stopped. 5) What do you suppose is the next step? Will Serial rapist guy just give up in defeat? Maybe give up his raping ways and go to the mall for some new pants instead? Really?

And speaking of strange behavior, why don't any of the girls at the Claiming Games mind being called "bitches"? And why would Mia think that her brothers and sisters would be safe in the care of their mother when it took that woman so long to leave her disgusting, violent, drunken pedophile of a husband? And with all those kids and all that abuse, wouldn't some teacher or school social worker eventually have clued in? Yes, they're underpaid and overworked government employees, but still….

This is a decent book if you're looking for some hot sex with a hot guy, but without analyzing the story too deeply. Kind of the literary equivalent of a fling with a stranger in the back of a truck stop. Which, by the way, this book also has.

Reviewed by Amanda

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Race For Love by Nana Malone book tour

Race for Love by Nana Malone 

(The Donovans #3)

Up and coming racecar driver, Kisima Jennings, is all alone in the world and that’s just how she likes it. After all, she has her career, who needs family? But when a near-fatal crash jeopardizes her future, she’s forced to lean on someone for the first time in her life.
As an athletic trainer, Derek Donovan is driven and has always kept his eyes on the prize, never letting personal entanglements come between him and his dream of becoming a head trainer for the New Orleans Jaguars. That is, until one misstep costs him everything. Now he’s starting over, but with a client as tempting as Kisima, is he destined to repeat the mistakes of his past? Or will letting someone close bring him everything he’s ever wanted?



USA Today Best Seller, Nana Malone's love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she "borrowed" from her cousin.

It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She's been in love with kick butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.

While she waits for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, in the meantime Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.

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Rebounding by Shanna Clayton book tour

Rebounding by Shanna Clayton 


Recommended for 17+ due to mature language and adult situations.

Charlotte Hart used to have the perfect life.

Or…what she thought was perfect.

President of her sorority. Legions of friends. A promising career in journalism. It’s exactly what she wanted, exactly what she’d always planned. But after her slimy bastard of a boyfriend cheats on her with her archenemy, everything she built comes crumbling down.
She needs out. Now.

But leaving everything behind means she has to live with Max, a mysterious guy from the past. Living with him isn’t the wisest decision she’s ever made—Max isn’t friendly, he keeps a lot of secrets, and sneaks out in the middle of the night. There’s definitely something shady about him, but at least he seems to understand what she needs. In fact, he seems to know it better than she does.

When Charlotte shows up on Max Archer’s doorstep, he knows he can’t turn her away. He wishes he could—she’s broken, lost, comes with too much baggage, but he owes her his life. Whatever she wants, he’ll find a way to make it happen. Problem is, Max doesn’t count on Charlotte wanting more than he’s willing to give.

He doesn’t count on her wanting his heart.

REBOUNDING follows characters that were introduced in the novel PRETENDING, but you do not need to read PRETENDING beforehand as REBOUNDING is its own story and is a standalone novel.



I'm not sure if my mother predestined me to become a romance author when she named me after her favorite Kathleen Woodiwiss book, but that's what happened. Now I live and breathe all things books. When I'm not glued to my desk writing, I can be found eating too much chocolate, obsessing over Game of Thrones, and cyber stalking my favorite authors. Keep up with me on Facebook and Instagram. I love hearing from readers!

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Review: Too Many Reasons by Kristen Strassel

Too Many Reasons by Kristen Strassel

Link to buy Too Many Reasons: New Adult Rock Star Romance (The Spotlight Series Book 2)

Rating: 4 out of 5

Abby Gauthier is close to getting everything she's worked so hard for. The band she manages, Sinister Riot, has been offered a major record contract. But it comes with a catch: the band must add Eli Jamison, winner of the talent show The Spotlight, to the lineup.

Devon Sinclair is the singer of Sinister Riot, and he's Abby's best friend. She's in love with him, but fears she'll lose him if she makes the first move. Devon thinks adding Eli to the band is dangerous, and he's right. Eli's interested in more than just making an album. He wants to take control of the band, and he wants to get to know Abby better. A lot better.

When tensions between Devon and Eli threaten to destroy Sinister Riot, Abby must act on her true feelings or lose everything she's ever wanted.


Our couple is Devon Sinclair, rocker singer/song writer and Abby Gauthier band cheerleader and manager.

Devon and Abby have been best of friends since middle school. She’s loved him forever and he treats her as only a friend. After the band gets a record deal things change when a new guitarist joins the band and it shakes Devon into action.

Abby thinks she might be able to have something with Eli but in the end she knows she still loves Devon. There’s band, relationship and label drama enough to keep the story interesting the whole way through.

Reviewed by: wyldheart 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Review: Asylum by Madeleine Roux

Asylum by Madeleine Roux

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Story Rating: 2 out of 5


Madeleine Roux's New York Times bestselling Asylum is a thrilling and creepy photo-illustrated novel that Publishers Weekly called "a strong YA debut that reveals the enduring impact of buried trauma on a place." Featuring found photographs from real asylums and filled with chilling mystery and page-turning suspense, Asylum is a horror story that treads the line between genius and insanity, perfect for fans of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

For sixteen-year-old Dan Crawford, the New Hampshire College Prep program is the chance of a lifetime. Except that when Dan arrives, he finds that the usual summer housing has been closed, forcing students to stay in the crumbling Brookline Dorm—formerly a psychiatric hospital. As Dan and his new friends Abby and Jordan start exploring Brookline's twisty halls and hidden basement, they uncover disturbing secrets about what really went on here . . . secrets that link Dan and his friends to the asylum's dark past. Because Brookline was no ordinary mental hospital, and there are some secrets that refuse to stay buried.


While this title is sold as YA it falls close to the NA classification. The book is packaged and promoted to be much scarier than it really is. At first glance it looks an awful lot like Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children, but it is completely different. This story tries but it is so unbelievable that even though it is fiction it is distracting. The characters are not fully developed and that makes it hard to care about them. The photos used don't work like they do in Miss Peregrine.

I read Miss Peregrine and so I thought this would be a "younger" sort of version of the same concept using old photographs within a creepy story but it just didn't work for me. I wanted to like it but the depth just wasn't there. It's obvious the author can write but it would be nice to see them try to attempt something original because this just seems to be a copycat of something else.

Reviewed by Catherine

Saturday, July 18, 2015

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Rare Form by Jen Crane cover reveal

Rare Form by Jen Crane 

(Descended of Dragons, #1)


A Secret Past
Fiery redhead Stella Stonewall can’t decide between a margarita and a manhattan.
The rest of her life? Please. Stella has never really fit in, and her pretty world comes crashing down when she learns it was never her world at all.
Rowan Gresham is domineering, brooding, and as sexy as chocolate-dipped sin. When he transports Stella to the magical realm of her parents she recognizes her rightful place immediately. Gresham’s motivations are less clear.
A Scorching Chemistry
The enigmatic Gresham aids in Stella’s metamorphosis and their chemistry ignites, though a long-time girlfriend and a significant age difference stand in the way.
A Battle for the Rest of Her Life
Stella’s life fast-tracks to extraordinary when she enrolls at Radix Citadel for Supernatural Learning, an enchanted college whose students turn furry on the regular. As Stella learns to navigate the magical new world of Thayer she must also find her animal form, a task as elusive as her ancestry. Stella soon faces an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn to manipulate an animal form she never knew she possessed.

Though she grew up on a working cattle ranch, Jen Crane has been in love with fantasy and science fiction since seeing a bootleg tape of Quantum Leap in the 90's.

She has a master's degree, and solid work histories in government and non-profit administration. She's been published in reputable newspapers and magazines.

One day, though, she said, "Life's too real for nonfiction. I'm gonna write about love and magic."

Jen is happily living out her dream in The South with her husband and three children, striking that delicate balance between inspiration and frustration.

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The Billionaire's Deal by Crystal Kaswell book tour and contest

The Billionaire’s Deal (Episode 1) by Crystal Kaswell

Kat Wilder is screwed. No parents to take care of her. No money to pay the mortgage for the apartment she shares with her little sister. No chance at a future. She doesn’t even have time to daydream about her passions. She barely gets by waiting tables, getting treated like crap by the wealthy people who think she’s nothing.
Then she runs straight into billionaire tech CEO Blake Sterling.
Aloof, distant, and utterly in control, Blake is impossible to read. He wants Kat to play the role of his girlfriend and he’s more than willing to dig her out of debt. His intentions are good. According to him.
They need to convince everyone they’re madly, deeply in love. Their entire relationship would be a lie. And a big one. The one true thing—the two of them alone, together—that part would be amazing.
It would be Blake’s way. Blake’s terms. Blake utterly in control, inside and outside the bedroom.
There’s no way she can agree. There’s no way she can refuse.


Crystal Kaswell writes steamy romances with flawed characters. When she isn't writing, she is thinking about writing. Or watching way too many episodes of Law and Order in a row.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Single Game by Amanda Black book tour and contest

The Single Game by Amanda Black


In this third, stand-alone installment of Amanda Black’s Apartment Novels series, sparks fly during a sexy party game.
When Eden Foster’s parents tell her they’re moving from Chicago to the Illinois suburb of Aledo, Eden is crushed. That is, until she runs crying to her jock boyfriend, who she finds on top of her so-called best friend. Moving’s not looking so bad anymore.
Now a senior at Mercer County High, Eden is ready to re-enter the dating scene. Still burned over the betrayal of her ex, she’s looking for someone sweet and innocent. With the help of her two new friends, Zoe and Amy, Eden makes a list of what she’s looking for: an eager virgin, ready for training—and no jocks.
Eden thinks she’s found what she’s looking for in Logan Black, a shy and geeky classmate. But why are Zoe and Amy convinced that the answer to her search is a party game…with kissing?
Eden better get ready, because she’s about to play the Single Game.
The Single Game is the latest addition to the erotic Apartment Novels series, which began with Lily and Ethan in The Apartment and The Blank Canvas.



Amanda Black was born and raised in the Midwest, where she still lives with her husband and spoiled-rotten dogs. She earned a bachelor's degree in Studio Art before deciding that she actually needed to pay some bills, which is when she took a position as an ophthalmic technician.

For the past few years she's been a closet romance writer in her spare time and would love nothing more than to make it a full-time career. When she's not writing her next steamy love scene, her interests include reading, sketching, and annihilating her friends and family in movie trivia.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Rip Current by Jill Sanders book tour

Rip Current by Jill Sanders

(Grayton Series #3)

Cole is used to fame and has had his fill of women who fall at his feet, but the one woman he’s desired the most shows nothing but discontent for him and his reckless ways.
Wendy can’t stand Cole, at least not in her head. Her body and heart on the other hand desire him beyond any else.



Jill Sanders is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Pride Series, Secret Series, West, and Grayton Series romance novels. She continues to lure new readers with her sweet and sexy stories. Her books are available in every English speaking country, audiobooks, and are now being translated to 6 different languages.

Born as an identical twin to a large family, she was raised in the Pacific Northwest, later relocating to Colorado for college and a successful IT career before discovering her talent as a writer. She now makes her home along the emerald cost in Florida where she enjoys the beach, hiking, swimming, wine-tasting, and of course writing.

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Jill Sanders knows how to write with twists and turns at every corner, and I absolutely love it! ---Nikki, Finding a Comfortable Position Blog

Monday, July 13, 2015

Steam by Stacey Rourke cover reveal

Steam by Stacey Rourke 

(The Legends Saga, #3)

A journey through time.
A scarlet letter.
A soul crushing betrayal.
The thrilling Legends Saga concludes in a mash-up of literary all-stars. The works of Washington Irving, Edgar Allen Poe, HG Wells, and Nathaniel Hawthorne come to life in an intricately weaved backstory of love, lies, and deception. The driving force of all involved? Passion. But when that passion is cloaked in darkness, madness reigns.


RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel
Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013

Stacey Rourke lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant, dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction  and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. Mark your calendars! Her latest literary adventure, Crane, will release May 26, 2014. She is currently hard at work on the continuations of this thrilling Legends Saga, as well as other literary projects.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Review: Darkness Falls by Emerald O'Brien

Darkness Falls by Emerald O"Brien

Link to buy Darkness Follows

Story Rating: 2 out of 5


What if the hiding spot you escape to becomes more dangerous than the place you ran from?

Aurina Patrick is an ambitious young woman, whose only mistake was letting someone get too close. The day she is brought into the police department for questioning, her life changes forever. When Aurina discovers that someone she trusts has involved her in a series of murder investigations, her sister Ryanne joins her in a search for the truth. As the situation unravels, the Patrick sisters realize their lives could be in jeopardy.

When the sisters are taken to a remote location, the struggle for safety truly begins.


This book makes me feel bad for not liking it. I really, really wanted to like it but was unable to. Part of this was due to the absolutely horrible editing job – until I finished the book I honestly thought I was reading an uncorrected proof but in the Acknowledgements section the author references her editor, Justin Wood. A lot of these mistakes are blatant ones that a simple spell check could have caught. Other times it's a little more difficult to spot (not capitalizing names, forgetting apostrophes, or misusing punctuation).

The author crammed 54 chapters into 319 pages of text – 5.9 pages per chapter – which resulted in me seeing the chapter number and thinking I had gotten a lot further into the book than I actually had and then getting frustrated when I saw the page number I was on. I know that this is a stylistic preference and won't be an issue for some readers. Some notable writers use this style and it works well for them (for example Lullaby by Chuck Palahnuk averages the same number of pages per chapter), however there are only approximately 200 words per page in this book meaning there really was not a whole lot of substance to each of the chapters. Because of this, the story itself ended up moving rather fast but not in a way that made me want to keep reading to find out what was about to happen. It felt more like the author wrote an outline for her novel and then made each point into one to three sentences without adding any additional information.

The plot itself was interesting and only had a few parts that genuinely bothered me. First,  how openly everyone discussed the Witness Protection Program and how obvious it seemed that there was something going on with the sisters (they claimed they were on vacation visiting their cousin yet had 24/7 police escort and surveillance parked in front of their house). The second thing was how incompetent O'Brien made the police. A handful of times the police would give the sisters an order, the sisters would inform them that they were not going to listen, and the cops would do nothing to try and enforce their rule. The final issue I had with the plot had to do with O'Brien's description of Inspector Daniels – a man who we are not allowed to forget for a second is fat. He waddles, the chairs groan when he sits in them, his face is round, his belly rotund. He needs help standing, gets winded easily, his clothes are stained with food. I couldn't tell you what color hair he has, what his race or age is, or even his first name, but I can tell you that he is overweight and it seems as though the reader is supposed to dislike him for that. Given that Daniels is such a minor character and O'Brien doesn't spend any time describing anything else about him, it irks me immensely that she spent so much time describing his weight in the most stereotypical and negative manner, especially since the plot does not gain anything from knowing his weight, let alone the constant reminder of it every time his character is re-introduced.

One thing I did enjoy a lot was the way O'Brien created the dialogue between the two sisters – as someone with a similar age gap between my siblings and I, the dynamic created there felt real to me. The way they talked to and interacted with each other was very believable.

This book had a lot of potential. The plot itself was interesting and I really enjoyed the Canadian content. With proper editing and more meat to the plot, I would have thoroughly enjoyed this novel.

Darkness Follows ended with a twist, leaving interested readers wanting to get the next installment. Me? I'm curious to see if in the next book O'Brien has improved upon the things I disliked in the first, but I am certainly not holding my breath.

Reviewed by Taylor

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Review: Scared of Beautiful by Jacqueline Abrahams

Scared of Beautiful by Jacqueline Abrahams

Story Rating: 4 out of 5


In "Scared of Beautiful" we meet characters that are complex, have issues, and most of all are very easy to relate to. This story is the epitamy of life, issues that many of us have went through and can certainly relate to not as readers but as human beings. The struggles and pain that the characters have faced are very relatable in this story.

Maia is a girl from wealth but whose story is deeper than her parents pockets. She is still a prisoner to a past that she thinks she has escaped. Her emotional scars are deep and her answer to everything is to run. She struggles with the pain that holds her hostage.

Jackson is the typical bad boy, off limits, from the wrong side of the tracks, and undeniably is a mess. We watch his journey to find himself. A crossroads of choosing a new chance in life or remaning hostage to the street life he has always known.

The story line of this book is a journey. These characters may pull at your heart strings or frustrate you as we watch them try to find themselves and maybe find love along the way. Of all things these characters have faced and tried to escape from, we want to see them overcome. This is an up and down ride of holding on to fear and not trusting that there is beauty in the breaking.

I would recommend this book. Aside from a few minor flaws, this is a good read and I think that even though our stories in life may be different we can relate to the emotional scars of a past that haunts, a freedom that is needed, and simply being so hurt that at some point we have all been Scared of Beautiful.

Reviewed by Kristina Borden

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Caught In Us by Layla Hagen cover reveal and contest

Caught in Us by Layla Hagen

(Lost #3)

Dani Cohen knows Damon is trouble the second he walks in during senior year. He has bad boy written all over him. . .from his arrogant smirk to his perfectly toned abs. He is arrogant, intense, rebellious.
Dani has her future all planned out. She’s not the type to fall for a bad boy, no matter how panty-melting his grin is or how shamelessly he flirts. But something about Damon draws her in, awakening a desire she’s never felt. Slowly, she uncovers the secrets Damon hides: underneath his arrogance lies a tortured soul, his flirting smile masks despair.
Damon arrives in Dani’s life against his will. Carrying the scars of a dark past and facing an uncertain future, he knows he should stay away from her, but can’t. Her innocence consumes him, as does the desire to indulge in the passion igniting deep inside her.
An all-consuming bond blooms into a reckless love. But when mistakes from the past threaten their already fragile future, can their love survive?
A steamy and emotional full-length, standalone love story from the USA Today Bestselling author of Withering Hope.


My name is Layla Hagen and I am a New Adult Contemporary Romance author.
I fell in love with books when I was nine years old, and my love affair with stories continues even now, many years later.
I write romantic stories and can’t wait to share them with the world.
And I drink coffee. Lots of it, in case the photo didn’t make it obvious enough

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

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Friday, July 3, 2015

Coming Back by Emma South book tour and contest

Coming Back by Emma South


Once, Christabelle Jayne defied death.  Learning to live and love again is going to be so much harder.
After being abducted and vanishing without a trace, she was presumed dead.  But Christie isn’t the kind of girl that goes down without a fight.  When she crawls out of the forest almost two years later, bruised and bleeding, she is confronted by a world that seems to have moved on and left her behind.
Dean Hawking returned to Warfields after a terrible tragedy on the job shook his faith in humanity.  The cop’s transfer home wasn’t the cure-all he hoped for until the best thing about it, the girl he loved since high school, Christie Jayne, turns up alive.
Their worlds are thrust together again for the first time in years.  Though still reeling from her ordeal, in Dean she finds a fathomless love that reminds her there are still beautiful things in the world. In Christie, he sees his chance at redemption…
Then Dean uncovers some startling information about Christie’s case, revealing that she might be in imminent danger, and their second chance at love will be put to the test when the full story of her escape is revealed.  Can there be any coming back from what she’s had to do?



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I'm in my thirties and living in New Zealand. About 2 years ago I lost somebody very close to me. I was lucky in a way, I was given enough time to make a promise. My promise was that I would never forget our young and innocent love, and it's a promise I intend to keep.

My writing is a way to help me keep that promise. I've always enjoyed writing but was forced into being 'prudent' and giving myself over to soul-crushing office work for the sake of a steady salary. Recent events forced me to re-evaluate my priorities and I decided to take a chance. I like to put little pieces of 'us' into my writing, from funny conversations we had, to apocalyptic arguments, to that special feeling you get when you hop into bed fully aware that your feet are freezing but your partner doesn't kick you away.

Even though these things are set in fictional worlds and attached to fictional characters, in a way it feels like I'm doing something that will make our love live forever. If somebody reads one of my stories and likes a joke or sheds a tear, then our love has lived on, and I thank any readers I might have for that.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Lightning Kissed by Lila Felix cover reveal

Lightning Kissed by Lila Felix 


Colby Evans can leap from one country to the next in a heartbeat. She can see every sunset in every time zone in the same day. She can travel across the world in a flash. She defies gravity and physics with every breath she takes. She’s tested her abilities and found them limitless.
She is the lightning. She is Lucent. And nothing can stop her.
Except him.
Theodore Ramsey isn’t supposed to be able to flash like Colby. The power of travel is passed on from mother to daughter in their people. Except once in every hundred generations.
Theo is the one.
He can flash like Colby. And it makes him a target to their enemies and to himself. His abilities change everything he knows about life and throws his future into an uncertain tangent. In fact, the only thing certain in his life is the love he feels for Colby.
Their love defies time and space and has been the only constant thing in their lives since childhood. But even their infallible love will be stretched to its limits.
She will risk her life to protect him. But he will risk everything to protect them all.



I am the Young Adult author of both contemporary, dystopian, and paranormal teen romances. My books include the Love and Skate Series, the Bayou Bear Chronicles, The Lightning Series, AnguiSH, Seeking Havok and Sparrows For Free.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The June Book of the Month is The Girl and the Raven by Pauline Gruber

The Girl and the Raven by Pauline Gruber

Link to buy The Girl and the Raven

Story Rating: 5 out of 5


Sixteen-year-old Lucy Walker just wants a normal life, until she learns she is half-witch, half-demon. Now she's got other problems, like keeping her demon dad from killing her boyfriend, keeping the witches in her life from killing her demon dad, and keeping her non-supernatural friends safe from both sides. All the while she's desperately searching for the family raven that carries her magical legacy. She's walking a tightrope between good and evil, drawn to both, uncertain which she will ultimately choose.


Now, before starting this review it should be mentioned that this book falls more into the YA category than New Adult, but due to the subject matter it overlaps both genres. That being said, this is a fantastic read. This is the type of book you read and immediately fall in love with, and wonder why isn't everyone reading this? The story line is fresh and I loved the characters. There are witches, demons, bitchy high school girls, and even a gargoyle. I thought all the supernatural aspects of this story were very cool and loved that it took place in Chicago. There are times in the beginning where the story can be a little confusing, but the reader is figuring out what is happening right alongside the main character Lucy. And once the story really takes off it sucks you right in until the very end. I can totally see this as a movie. Seriously. I can't recommend this enough. I'm hoping there will be another book after this one.

Reviewed by Catherine