Monday, October 26, 2015

The ArcKnight Chronicles by Alexia Purdy

The ArcKnight Chronicles 
(Books #1 Ardent and #2 MarkTier)
by Alexia Purdy

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Includes Books #1 & #2: Ardent & MarkTier

A Paranormal Shifter Romance

Vengeance is the only thing worth dying for.

Only love can save you.

Teaming up with a handsome shifter named Ephrem, the banished Princess Lilliana must find her stolen Ardent talisman before a sinister enemy uses it against both rival wolf pack strongholds. Thrown onto a path neither of them expected, they stumble across a third cell of supernatural shifters lurking in the city’s Outlands where tensions mount. These new strangers want nothing more than to disrupt the two royal strongholds, the ArcKnights and the MarkTiers, and reignite a long-forgotten feud from decades past.

In the treacherous City of Temple where supernaturals and humans intertwine, only the most cunning will survive.

My Review
4/5 Stars

I got an ARC for my honest review

This is one of those books where I saw the cover and had a “ohh pretty must have” moment. 

Book#1 Ardent

Liliana is banished basically because she let someone get close to her and become her friend and that person stabbed her in the back. I liked Liliana she was headstrong and strived to be independent but she didn’t refuse any help. Especially from Ephram. Who she didn’t know at the time but they share a past and Ephram remembered her. 

In book one we get a wonderful romance between Ephram and Liliana with a great mystery of what happened to the stolen artifacts and how where they going to get them back. Also happening is the story of Princess Rafeala ( Liliana’s sister) who is having trust issues with her husband ( now King) Gli. We read about her struggles of his not telling her things that she needs to know before everyone else does.

So we get the romantic story of Ephram and Liliana and the rather heartbreaking story of Princess Rafeala and Gli. The story both have heartbreak, humor, hope, mystery and action.

Book #2 MarkTier

Book one (for me )set up the world and the characters book two ( MarkTier) is really when it started getting good. Liliana’s mom has a secret! Who is Liliana and who are these cursed shifters.

Liliana is still coming to grips with being cast out and living with Ephram when she stumbles upon another shifter who is supposedly from a cursed pack that was kicked out by the MarkTiers. This shifter put some kind of spell on her to bring Ephram to the forest. Can Liliana fight the spell? or is Ephram in trouble? 

I think we get more look into the way the ArcKnights work and how Gli really needs his Queen but can Gli keep her or will his recent action push her away. Queen Rafeala pretty much runs everything with the help from Alec ( The lieutenant who has a sweet spot for Rafeala). 

So I really enjoyed this part of the book. Again we have action and a great story. It ended on a cliffhanger in which I’m waiting anxiously to find out what happens next with these characters.

This so far is a quick interesting take on shifters in an interesting fantasy land. The story pulled me in and had me continuously turning the pages to find out what happens next. There were times were it lulled but not long after I was sucked back in. The only issue I can see some people having is the fact that it is told from multiple point of views and there are many things going on ( Politics, Action, finding out about new cursed shifters) I think the author did a wonderful job though and every chapter was labeled with which characters point of view it was. I’m looking forward to finding out what happens next with these characters. 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The ArcKnight Chronicles by Alexia Purdy Release Day Blitz!

The ArcKnight Chronicles
Alexia Purdy
Coming Oct. 22nd

Don't forget the Giveaway at the bottom! :)

The ArcKnight Chronicles (Books 1 & 2)
Ardent (The ArcKnight Chronicles #1)
MarkTier (The ArcKnight Chronicles #2)
Author: Alexia Purdy
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publish Date: Oct. 22nd, 2015

The ArcKnight Chronicles
(Books 1 & 2):

Vengeance is the only thing worth dying for. 

Only love can save you. 

Teaming up with a handsome shifter named Ephrem, the banished Princess Lilliana must find her stolen Ardent talisman before a sinister enemy uses it against both rival wolf pack strongholds. Thrown onto a path neither of them expected, they stumble across a third cell of supernatural shifters lurking in the city’s Outlands where tensions mount. These new strangers want nothing more than to disrupt the two royal strongholds, the ArcKnights and the MarkTiers, and reignite a long-forgotten feud from decades past. 

In the treacherous City of Temple where supernaturals and humans intertwine, only the most cunning will survive. 

Includes Books #1 & #2: Ardent & MarkTier Vengeance is the only thing worth dying for.

The ArcKnight Chronicles (Books 1 & 2):

Ardent (The ArcKnight Chronicles #1):

MarkTier (The ArcKnight Chronicles #2):

Enmity (The ArcKnight Chronicles #3)
Releases Dec. 8th, 2015:


“Well, you need to remember everything you’ve been told about the neutral area between strongholds. The Outlands of Temple are cursed. Yes, it’s a large city and thrumming with people, but it’s also a supernatural focal point. A vortex of some sort that attracts people. Normal and supernatural alike.”

I gulped. “So it rains here all the time. Why would anyone want to stay here?”

Ephrem rubbed his face, scratching his chin.

“Look, I don’t know how much they’ve told you, but like I said, it attracts people. It attracts all sorts of unsavory people too. That’s why it’s dangerous to go traipsing around this place at night. Actually, it’s not safe at any time. No one leaves willingly, either. This place is like… I don’t know… like the strongest magnet in the world. It draws you in, latches onto you and never lets go. People are warned to never come here. Only those of superior supernatural powers are ever able to break the hold it has over them.

I stared at him in horror. “What? Are you saying I’m stuck here?”

He frowned, letting his eyes drop down to his coffee as he added sugar and cream to it. Stirring furiously, he took a moment before answering me.

“Technically, yes.”

~Lily & Ephrem - The ArcKnight Chronicles

“My Lady, I cannot leave you here alone. It’s not safe.”

I whipped my eyes open and glared at him. “I told you I was banished. You can stop with the formalities and get. I don’t have time to waste on a pathetic royal guard. Especially a MarkTier. I'm okay on my own.”

“If you come with me, I know a safe place where you can get out of the rain and get warm.”

I laughed. It came out more hysterical than I intended, but I was not in a mood to keep it together any longer. The fact that he offered me any shelter at all, most likely his home, was gracious, yet the knowledge that it was most likely on ArcKnight territory made the offer even more bittersweet. I was banished not only from the royal ArcKnight palace but from lingering on any of the pack’s territories, which included a substantial chunk of the city.

I was truly alone now.

“You’d be punished for harboring a non-citizen… a traitor like me. I can’t. You know I can’t.”

He held out his hand. It glistened with water, for he was soaked to the bone, just like me. The cold rain didn’t affect him at all. I was the one shivering and on the verge of hypothermia, and yet he waited patiently.

“It’s beyond the ArcKnight border. I promise.” His eyes gleamed in the momentary moonlight sneaking past the storm clouds above. They were breathtaking and unusual. I’d never seen another shifter with eyes like his.

It may be beyond the ArcKnight stronghold, but they weren’t the only pack ruling the city.

“But the MarkTiers….”

“They have no jurisdiction there either.”

Staring at him in disbelief, I let my eyes linger on his for an eternal moment. His offer brought more questions to my mind than anything else. Even so, there was something there that held me in a trance and beckoned me to follow. Taken in by that hypnotizing cobalt sea, I reached out, accepted his hand and let him lead me through the murky city paths I’d never trodden, deeper into the unknown.

This place was now my new home, and it was nothing but strange and frightening.

But what choice did I have?

~Lily & Ephrem - The ArcKnight Chronicles

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Alexia currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada - Sin City! She loves to spend every free moment writing or playing with her four rambunctious kids. Writing has always been her dream and she has been writing ever since she can remember. She is the award-winning author of the Reign of Blood series and A Dark Faerie Tale Series.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

3: AM Kisses ( 3: AM Kisses #1) by Addison Moore

3:AM Kisses
by Addison Moore


From the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Addison Moore

New Adult *Intended for mature audiences.

Baya Brighton is looking forward to her first year at Whitney Briggs University, new friends, dorm life, and finally being close to her brother again. Love is the last thing on the list, but when Baya meets her brother’s roommate she begins to have thoughts and feelings that make even her blush. 

Bryson Edwards has a secret he prefers buried in the past and long forgotten. He prefers loose girls, fast cars, and long nights working at the string of bars his family owns. When his roommate’s sister shows up on the scene, she’s far too innocent and sweet for him but he can’t shake Baya out of his mind and worse, it looks like she’s seeping into his heart as well. 

Baya seems determined to show her brother she’s not a little kid and equally determined to use Bryson’s body to prove her point. It’s been made pretty clear that Baya is off limits to Bryson but their undeniable sparks explode into a whole lot more than just a few 3:AM KISSES

My Review
3/5 Stars

I’ve been in the mood for some NA romance books lately and Addison Moore just happened to be on my kindle. I think I picked them up for free. 

Baya starts out college with a wardrobe malfunction as she’s carrying things to her dorm. Like for her Bryson is there to see and to help her get settled into her room. 

Baya was too sweet and too innocent and looking forward to coming out of her shell in college ( Not that her brother Cole want that to happen). 

Bryson is your typical hot guy with a dark secret who is using sex as a way to run from the past. He has tally marks on his wall to prove it. 

Okay, so Baya she’s cute and she had me cracking up at the comments she made through out the book and well everything she said about her roomate ( Who she meets while roomate is hooking up with someone in their room and well thats pretty much the only way she ever sees her.) Other than that she was okay. Her brother treated her like a 13 year old and most times she seemed like it. 

Bryson was a sweet ex man whore. He tried to stay away from Baya but couldn’t even if it was his roommates sister. I liked how he wanted to preserve her innocence and push her away from him but he just couldn’t 

Other characters kind of sparked my interest. Cole ( Baya’s older brother) was pretty much just a man whore who wanted his sister to be better than him and wanted to keep her sweet and innocent. I might look for his book because I think his situation in that book might be interesting. 

The story was college instant love . Experienced guy ;inexperienced sweet girl. humor, sexy times, and dark secrets. All in all it was okay, funny quick read. I didn’t love it but I didn’t hate it and I’ll probably read the rest in the series if I’m ever in the mood for a quick read with some humorous remarks. Its like watching one of those rom/com movies in which I can fall asleep during it or watch it all the way though. 

Okay, quick read, with some humor, and steamy scenes. I’d recommend it to those who are just in the mood to read something with instant romance and humor.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Forever With You ( Wait for You #5) By Jennifer L Armentrout

Forever With You
By Jennifer L. Armentrout


In the irresistibly sexy series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout, two free spirits find their lives changed by a one-night stand… 

Some things you just believe in, even if you've never experienced them. For Stephanie, that list includes love. It's out there. Somewhere. Eventually. Meanwhile she's got her job at the mixed martial arts training center and hot flings with gorgeous, temporary guys like Nick. Then a secret brings them closer, opening Steph's eyes to a future she never knew she wanted—until tragedy rips it away. 

Nick's self-assured surface shields a past no one needs to know about. His mind-blowing connection with Steph changes all that. As fast as he's knocking down the walls that have kept him commitment-free, she's building them up again, determined to keep the hurt—and Nick—out. But he can't walk away. Not when she's the only one who's ever made him wish for forever 

My Review 
5/5 Stars 

I love this series. 

Stephanie kicked butt. I loved how she was smart and not ashamed of the way she feels about sex. Although I wished she would have kicked that dbag she worked with butt for the way he treated her and made her not feel safe in her place of work. 

Nick well I didn’t care for Nick at first. I didn’t think there was going to be a way for him to redeem himself but of course he comes back and does. He ended up being such a freaking sweet heart. I don’t think I ever say this about a character but he was one of those “swoon worthy” dudes. 

The story was great full of fun, humor, steamy scenes and then bam you get the whole heartbreaking emotional part of the story in which I actually cried for them a bit. They got themselves into a situation which we get to watch their struggle and heartbreak and I kept turning the pages because I hoped that they would make it through as happily as they could. 

Great characters, great story, humor, steamy scenes, tragedy and heartbreak. Looking forward to more from this series. 

Monday, October 19, 2015

Rise (Paper Gods #2.5) By Amanda Sun


(Paper Gods #2.5)

By Amanda Sun


A long, long time ago, before the world was as we know it, Izanami and Izanagi came into being. Two of the first of the ancient gods of Japan, they crafted the world from ink and their own imaginations. Izanagi wants, more than anything, to be with Izanami—but one moment of pride could tear them apart forever.

Yuki and Tanaka have been friends for as long as they can remember, but lately deeper feelings have been bubbling beneath the surface. How do they navigate the transition from friendship to true love without destroying the powerful bond between them?

Set a millennia apart, can these two couples, living parallel love stories, find their happily-ever-afters?

My review:

So I was lost.. I did not realize this was #2.5. 

Anyway I still found this to be a good story. I loved the story about the two ancient Japanese gods Izanami and Izanagi. I haven’t read any Japanese mythology and I found this to be awesome. The story between Yuki and Tanaka has caught my attention and I’m excited to pick up the first book in this series. I hope it lives up to my expectations

It was quick, intriguing and kept me turning the pages.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Chaser by Staci Hart Realse Blitz!

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Everyone knows you should never say never.

Cooper Moore never saw Maggie Williams coming. She was just his best friend’s little sister, the curly-haired, freckle-faced girl from Mississippi who was absolutely off limits. And he never thought about her any other way — not until he saw her that night, broken and brave. From that moment on, he knew he’d do whatever it took to protect her, even if it meant he had to stay away.

Maggie never expected to find her fiancĂ© banging her maid of honor an hour before she was set to walk down the aisle, but life’s funny that way. The only option to save her sanity is to get the hell out of Jackson and move to New York where her brother lives. The only downside: Cooper is there too. And she just doesn’t know if she can stay away from him — the filthy rich, dead sexy playboy who’s allergic to commitment.

The second Maggie sees him again, she realizes he’ll be impossible to resist. Luckily, commitment is the last thing on her mind, and Cooper is the perfect escape. As long as she can keep her heart in check, everything will be just fine. Because she can never have feelings for him. Or at least that’s what she’ll keep telling herself.

Chaser is a standalone romantic comedy and book 2 of the Bad Habits series.

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Cooper grabbed me by the hips and dragged me to the end of the bed where he knelt. I gasped — somehow, I was completely naked, but he was fully clothed, smiling up the line of my body, that crooked smile of his that made my insides turn into mush. My thighs rested against his shoulders, and his eyes were smoldering hot, locked onto mine as he closed his lips over me and sucked. Hard.


That’s what I tried to say, at least, but I think it sounded more like Humuguh. Not that Cooper needed clarification. His eyes closed, dark lashes against his cheeks, fingers digging into my hips as he licked and sucked, sending tremors up my thighs when he moaned softly against me. My eyes slammed shut, and my chin pointed at the ceiling as my fingers twisted in his dark hair. Within seconds, I was rocking against him with my heart doing its best to escape my ribs and the rest of my body begging him to keep going.

He broke away. I cracked my lids, which weighed about seven pounds each, and glanced down at him. His face was turned toward the closed bedroom door, with alarm written in every angle.
And then I heard the front door close.


Cooper looked back at me, blue eyes wide, and we stared at each other for one stunned second before bursting into action. I rolled out of bed with wobbly knees, and he stood, scanning the room for a place to hide.

Here’s the problem: No one knew Cooper and I were hooking up.

Here’s the bigger problem: My brother, West, might actually kill Cooper if he found out.

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Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life -- a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can't forget that. She's also been a mom; she has three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife; even though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she's been drinking whiskey. Her favorite word starts with f and ends with k.
From roots in Houston, to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she's not writing, she's sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Gena Showalter's The Harder You Fall " Waiting For Wednesday" Tour

Gena Showalter’s THE HARDER YOU FALL is coming! Being released on November 24th, this fantastic contemporary romance in the Original Heartbreakers series is a scorching tale featuring an aloof bad boy and the rowdy Southern belle who rocks his world, published by HarlequinHQN! Pre-order THE HARDER YOU FALL from the links below for an sneak peek opportunity! And don't miss the exclusive teaser we have for you below!

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From New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter comes another scorching Original Heartbreakers tale featuring an aloof bad boy and the rowdy Southern belle who rocks his world… Millionaire video-game creator Lincoln West has a dark and tragic past. The sought-after bachelor lives by a rigid schedule and a single rule—one relationship per year, lasting no more than two months. No exceptions. When he gave up the big city for a small town, he hoped to escape the worst of his memories—until a brash beauty dredges up long-buried emotions. A reformed party girl, Jessie Kay Dillon is determined to walk the straight and narrow. But her love-hate sizzle with West is just too irresistible. They can't be near each other without tearing off their clothes, but the last thing she needs is to be his next two-month dump. Will she become the one exception? Because as any former girl-gone-wild knows: rules are made to be broken. "Emotional, heart-tugging, kept me turning the pages!" —Carly Phillips, New York TimesBestselling Author


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Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, two young adult series--Everlife and the White Rabbit Chronicles--and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series.  In addition to being a National Reader's Choice and two time RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan (Red Hot Read) and Seventeen magazine, she's appeared onNightline and been mentioned in Orange is the New Black--if you ask her about it, she'll talk for hours…hours!  Her books have been translated in multiple languages. She’s hard at work on her next novel, a tale featuring an alpha male with a dark side and the strong woman who brings him to his knees. You can learn more about Gena, her menagerie of rescue dogs, and all her upcoming books at or  
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Monday, October 12, 2015

Jack and Djinn ( The Houri Legends #1) by Jasinda Wilder

Jack and Djinn
The Houri Legends #1
by Jasinda Wilder

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Miriam's life is a hot mess. Ben won’t let her go and she knows she can’t take anymore. She simply will not and cannot withstand another insult, another drunken rage, another blow. But she has nowhere to go, no one to help her. 

One night, Ben’s alcohol-fueled abuse explodes hotter than it ever has before, and Miriam isn’t sure she’ll survive it this time.

Then Miriam meets Jack. Sweet, handsome, brave, and totally unafraid of the strange and often scary things that have begun happening whenever Miriam’s emotions run high.

As things between Miriam and Jack heat up, so does Ben’s jealous rage, as well as the mysterious fire that seems to burn hotter and hotter inside Miriam. She quickly discovers two things: one, that she has a lot more power and strength hidden within herself than she’d ever imagined, and two, that Jack's gentle, unwavering love can heal a lifetime of wounds and scars.

Will they survive to explore all that could be between them

My Review:

Interesting even though a bit slow at points and took me awhile to like the characters

I couldn’t really get into this story. Although it kept me interested I think I was looking for something a bit more. 

I think the whole insta love thing happened way to fast even if it was sweet. And Jack was a good guy who helped Miriam out. Miriam was a decent character but she just took a lot of time really get to be a character that I’d actually like ( which I liked her most at the end) I just couldn’t really relate to the characters. They were kind of blah.

That being said I did like how it was written. We start off from the point of view of a detective investigating a mysterious murder. We get bounced to the past and hit things from Miriam’s P.O.V and back to the past P.O.V of the detectives at the end they come together. 

I found it interesting how Miriam found out who she was and how powerful she actually is. Also how her powers manifested was rather interesting.

I think I’d play this off as one of those “its the beginning of the series issues”. Where I might not care for the book but I still find the story and characters just intriguing enough to read the next ( especially when I got to the end of the book). 

An okay paranormal murder mystery with romance.