Ravenous #Review: Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson, #10)Title: Silence Fallen

Series: Mercy Thompson

Series Number: #10

Author: Patricia Briggs

Genre: Adult, Paranormal

Publisher: Ace Books

Publication Date: March 7, 2017

Format: Hardcover – Library Loan

Pages: 371

Rating: 5

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Blurb From Goodreads:

In the #1 New York Times bestselling Mercy Thompson novels, the coyote shapeshifter has found her voice in the werewolf pack. But when Mercy’s bond with the pack and her mate is broken, she’ll learn what it truly means to be alone…

Attacked and abducted in her home territory, Mercy finds herself in the clutches of the most powerful vampire in the world, taken as a weapon to use against alpha werewolf Adam and the ruler of the Tri-Cities vampires. In coyote form, Mercy escapes only to find herself without money, without clothing, and alone in the heart of Europe…

Unable to contact Adam and the rest of the pack, Mercy has allies to find and enemies to fight, and she needs to figure out which is which. Ancient powers stir, and Mercy must be her agile best to avoid causing a war between vampires and werewolves, and between werewolves and werewolves. And in the heart of the ancient city of Prague, old ghosts rise…

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My Review:

Well, that started off with a bang! There was maybe a page or two of mundane stuff at the start and then it was a roller-coaster ride of excitement. As usual, Ms. Briggs does not disappoint, and makes it worth the year long wait for the next installment. If I didn’t have a job or family, this book would’ve been read in one sitting. It was so hard to put down, especially since Mercy seems to always end up in some mess or another. What was fun about this adventure was that no one seemed to know the what’s, why’s, where’s, and who’s until the end. Definitely keeps you on your toes, and the edge of your seat, as the story unfolds. I don’t know how many times I thought “ooooh, and the plot thickens” or “OMG Mercy, how do you end up in these situations?” lol. Can’t wait for the next one, even though I have to.

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Author Bio:

Head Shot of PattyPatricia is the #1 New York Times best selling author of the Mercy Thompson series and has written twenty four novels to date; she is currently writing novel number twenty five. She has short stories in several anthologies, as well as a series of comic books and graphic novels based on her Mercy Thompson and Alpha and Omega series. Patty began her career writing traditional high fantasy novels in 1993, and shifted gears in 2006 to write urban fantasy. Moon Called was the first of her signature series about Mercy; the non-stop adventure left readers wanting more and word of this exciting new urban fantasy series about a shape-shifting mechanic spread quickly. The series has continued to grow in popularity with the release of each book. Patty also writes the Alpha and Omega series, which are set in the same world as the Mercy Thompson novels; what began as a novella expanded into a full new series, all of which debuted on the NY Times bestsellers list as well.

Patty was born in Butte, Montana, back in 1965. If you’re good at math, you’ll have deduced that she’s currently twenty-nine. In fact, she’s been twenty-nine for a while and has no intention of getting any older. Fiction authors don’t obey the laws of space and time, they invent them. Don’t argue, or she’ll make up a dragon right behind you . . .

Patricia was born book-privileged. Her mother was a school librarian, and she shared a room with an older sister who loved to read. Long after they had been put to bed, her sister would use the small night light to read Patty stories; her early favorites were fairy tales. Knights and castles, fair maidens, and monsters of every ilk became their nighttime companions.

Soon, Patty learned to read, and whole worlds were hers to explore. She rode on the Black Stallion, and flew the skies of Pern on a dragon. Sometime during that period she stumbled onto a treasure trove. Her older sister had begun collecting comic books; pristine originals were place in cellophane sleeves and organized in cardboard boxes. When her sister was away, they were removed by grubby fingers smeared with peanut butter and jelly for a clandestine read, returning with a faint smudges and wrinkled pages from reading under the covers. To this day, her sister periodically calls Patty and tells her how much more her original copies of the X-Men would have been worth if left pristine in their sleeves. The number keeps going up.

Patty is a prevarication professional. She lies for a living, telling whoppers and fibs so outrageous that people pay her to fib some more. Her only concession to honesty is that she tells people she’s lying to them, which is what separates a fiction author from a politician. She loves to play with her imaginary friends, and meeting with readers who know her imaginary friends is a treat. Her biggest complaint with writing is that she has far more ideas for stories than time to write them.

Patty and her family reside in Eastern Washington near Tri-Cities, home of Mercy Thompson; yes, it’s a real place! When not working on the next book, she can be found playing truant out in her horse pastures, playing with the newest babies.

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Rapturous #NewRelease #Blitz: All I Ask by Elizabeth York

Title: All I Ask
Author: Elizabeth York
Genre: Contemporary/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 23, 2017
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My name is Devan Anderson and I am a photographer and the by product of a cheating father and a childhood evaporated by illness. I’m stubborn, protective, but I care more than I let on. What does a girl like me do when I taste life for the first time? 

I’ll give you a hint. It isn’t what you think.

My name is Ian Jensen and I am a Pediatric Oncologist that works day and night with kids that prove to be braver than I. I am open to Nerf gun fights, having fun, and taking control. What’s a doctor who lives life by the book do when given a new chapter to live in? 

Ask me again tomorrow?

What happens when a photographer set to live in the dark meets the doctor that lives in the light? What happens when our world collide?





Author Elizabeth York has been writing for about seven years. Located in the southeast, she spends her days drinking sweet tea on the porch with her laptop in hand. She has devoted her life to her family and her books. With the loss of her Father to cancer in 2010 she makes “Dear Daddy” dedication pages in each book and donates 10% royalties to cancer research.

Elizabeth was given a 2015 Author of the Year award sponsored by 31 blogs for her role in helping her fellow authors and her writing. She was also accepted into the Romance Writers of America organization in May of 2015.





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Rapturous #NewRelease #Blitz: The Colors Of My Life by Linda Burson

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Bank Robbers… Kidnappers… and a daring romance
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THE COLORS OF MY LIFE
Linda Burson
Genre: Romantic Thriller, Suspense
Publisher: Class Act Books
Publication Date: May 15, 2017
Mrs. Caylie Lyon a devoted, but bored, unhappy housewife of 28 years makes a sudden decision that transforms her and alters her life.
When waiting with her husband, Nolan, in their local bank, a group of masked-men storm through the front doors. When the armed robbers grab a young mother of two to kidnap to ensure their escape, Caylie offers to take her place.
Caylie uses her memories of a handsome movie star, Landon Cordell, to help her deal with her confinement, until she falls in love with one of her kidnappers. They form a close bond, and Caylie’s life is forever changed.
Can their love survive the haunts of Cole’s past and can love be enough when Caylie’s opportunity to meet Landon Cordell becomes a reality?

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Linda Burson, a Connecticut resident for over 27 years, has been writing ever since she was a teenager. She started out writing memoirs and continued writing by attempting several nonfiction pieces.
After attending college, pursuing other interests, and traveling, a lot of Linda’s free time was spent reading mysteries, romance, and women’s contemporary novels.
After several attempts at writing nonfiction, but having life get in the way, she put her passion on hold again. She gave up writing to focus on raising her daughters, being a wife, running her own custom computerized embroidery business and taking care of her dog, a Lhasa Apso named Nathan.
After a serious bout of breast cancer, Linda eventually closed down her business after almost fifteen years. She decided it was time to attempt writing again. This time, however, with nothing to distract her, she decided on tackling fiction, a contemporary, commercial romance with a dark edge.
In January, 2013, she sat down with her laptop and started writing notes about how her novel would progress. After that, the writing began and it never stopped. Before she was aware of it, her idea of a single book turned into a trilogy, which turned into a much longer series called the MARCY SERIES.
When asked about inspiration, Linda has this to say: “Nobody really inspired me to write, but I do remember my mother and father always saying ‘anything you put your mind to you can accomplish. Don’t ever let anyone tell you, you can’t do something.’ Having the support and encouragement of my family is also important. Having my youngest daughter, who works in the publishing field, offer advice and knowledge, has helped me to stay focused and continue to write.”
Linda’s first five books in the Marcy Series are published—and the sixth will be available in 2017. Her hope is to have her complete Marcy Series romantic thriller published in the near future. She is also in the process of writing a new thriller, and has just completed a murder mystery novel which she hopes to have published in 2017, along with her other Romance Thriller/Suspense, The Colors of My Life.
Official website: https://www.lindajburson.com
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Bombastic #BookBlitz: Craving Bad #Anthology

Craving Bad: An Anthology of Bad Boys and Wicked Girls
Aj Norris, Amelia James, Bella J, Cora Kenborn, Genevieve Lynne, Jamie Zakian, Jennifer Loring, Kelsey McKnight, Kierston Modglin, Sarah Fischer, and Savannah Blevins
(Craving Series Book 1)
Publication date: May 23rd 2017
Genres: Adult, Romance

To take the bad with the good has never been this tempting…

We all need it. We all crave it. The unexpected. The freedom of letting all your inhibitions go. It’s the thrill of being led to the edge, testing the limits, wondering if and when you’ll be pushed over. It’s the rush of the unknown. The bittersweet of tasting the forbidden when you know it’s undeniably bad for you. It consumes you, possesses you, and seduces you with its decadence, the desire for wickedly bad things.

Eleven stories of sinfully seductive bad boys and scandalously wild bad girls—all ready to ignite your deepest desires by letting you experience the daring side of romance.

A blackmailing hacker. An infamous cage fighter. The Sergeant at Arms of a criminal MC. They’re breaking bad with shameless temptation…and they are downright irresistible.

Do you want to be taken to the edge? Do you ache for the thrill of experiencing how good bad can be?

Craving bad? Now’s your chance to indulge.

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Bombastic #BookBlitz: Darkest Days by N.W Harris

Darkest Days
N W Harris
(The Last Orphans, #4)
Publication date: May 22nd 2017
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Young Adult

The ancient slave mongers who killed the adults and enslaved the children have angered a more advanced species of aliens. Composed of pure energy, this superior race has attacked the Anunnaki home world and is now setting a course for Earth.

The energy-based aliens believe in a system of trial by battle. They seek to push Shane and his friends into the arena with the ones who killed their parents. The results will determine if humans deserve to live, or if they should be made extinct as well. It’s up to Shane to keep his friends—and an army of kids who look up to him—alive. They’ll be fighting not just for their own lives, but for the fate of the entire human race. Can the enemy of Shane’s enemy be his friend, or is this just another species determined to exploit and destroy them?

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If all the adults suddenly were wiped from the face of the planet, would law and order be a thing of the past, or would the children create their own? My opinion, the children would eventually create their own new version of law and order. The systems that are in place today are there because of a functioning infrastructure. If all the adults are gone, that infrastructure will fail. In my opinion, there will be initial chaos, then groups of children will start to conglomerate. Some groups will be bad and some good. Some of the kids will try to find ways to shelter and feed themselves by farming, hunting, fishing, etc. Others will make their living by stealing from those good children. At first, justice will be swift, frequently violent and without trial. As those that are determined to rebuild by making honest livings settled into their new lifestyles, I believe they’d make militias to protect their families and food. Next they’d create tribunals and hold some sort of court for criminals. Like in the in the Wild West, some of these new justice forces would inevitably become corrupt. Over time, I believe the children would thrive and society would be reborn. But I’m a bit of an optimist (my stories may not always seem to reflect that.

Author Bio:

Born at the end of the Vietnam war and raised on a horse farm near small town north Georgia, his imagination evolved under the swaying pines surrounding his family’s log home. On summer days that were too hot, winter days that were too cold, and every night into the wee morning hours, he read books. He lives in sunny southern California with his beautiful wife and two perfect children.

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Rapturous #NewRelease #Blitz: Sinful Rhythms by Hazel Jacobs

 
Title: Sinful Rhythms (Book 4, The Black Lilith Series)
Authors: Hazel Jacobs
Release Date: April 28th, 2017
Genre:
Contemporary Romance | Erotica
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Tessa Hunt
is a former English major and current barista who’s stuck working at Starbucks.
She’s got a
huge family she loves, a pile of books in her ‘to be read’ pile, and a best
friend she’s never met. D came into her life accidently via an X-rated picture
sent to the wrong number one late night five months ago, and the pair of them
have been trading texts and secrets ever since.
When D
invites her to finally meet at a rock concert, in person, because he has a job
opportunity for her, she discovers that her hilarious dorky best friend D is
the world-famous Dash Todd, from Black Lilith.
The job
he’s lined up for her is shadowing Black Lilith for their Sinful
Rhythms
 tour and writing an article about them for Rolling
Stone!
 That’s the sort of thing that launches careers. But when Tessa
tries to coax Dash into a more serious relationship, she realizes that things
aren’t as easy as she thought they would be.
Dash makes
her weak in knees, but he goes cold the moment she tries to get serious. After
so many years of effortless sex with groupies, she can hardly blame him for
wanting to avoid commitment.
When
another man vies for Tessa’s attention, she needs to decide whether to pursue a
relationship with someone who is actually interested or to wait for her rockstar best
friend.
 
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Hazel Jacobs is a passionate fan of romance novels and a crazy
fan of rock and roll. Never trained as a writer, she began creative writing as
a hobby. That quickly evolved into a mission to pen a novel that brings a new
generation of readers into the wild realm of loud music and total
passion. 
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Twitter: @HazelJacobs90

 

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Rapturous #NewRelease #Blitz: Grand Slam by Heidi McLaughlin

 

Title: Grand Slam

 

Author: Heidi McLaughlin
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: May 23rd 2017
 
 

 

 
 
Win the game. Lose
your heart.
Everyone knows who I am and that I could have any female fan I want.
That’s supposed to be the “perk” of playing left field for the Boston
Renegades. But I don’t want just any woman; I want 
her.

 

 



She should be just another face in the crowd, but I can’t stop thinking about
the one night we spent together-and her look of regret the morning after.

 

Because Saylor Blackwell is the kind of woman who haunts a man. Smart, sexy as
hell, and one of the best managers in the business. She’s every ballplayer’s
dream woman. And I’d do anything to make things right with her.

 

I’m done sitting on the bench when it comes to Saylor Blackwell. Time to swing
for the fences.

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Third Base (book 1)
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Heidi McLaughlin is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling
author. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque
Vermont with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is
an over-hyper beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup, a Highland West/mini schnauzer,
JiLL, and her brother, Racicot. When she’s isn’t writing stories, you’ll find
her sitting court-side at her daughters’ basketball games.
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Bombastic #BookBlitz: True Hero by Susan Owensby

True Hero
Susan Owensby
Publication date: May 23rd 2017
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

Ally

On the run, with no one to turn to,

I’m doing all I can to stay alive, protect myself, and my little boy.

I left everything behind, determined to start over and give my child a normal life.

I have rules. Rules I have to follow. Rules that keep me alive.

1. Keep my head down.

2. Keep life simple.

3. Trust no one.

That definitely includes retired Navy Seal Jonah Bradford. He’s completely off limits.

It doesn’t matter if he wakes up the woman inside of me.

I can’t be that woman anymore. No matter how much he makes me wish I could.

Jonah

Giving up my career to run the family business wasn’t an easy decision. Once a SEAL, always a SEAL.

Yet, I’ve adjusted. I like my life, but something is missing.

One look at the freckle-faced beauty working at the local diner and I know exactly what it is.

But, I’m alive today by following my instincts and everything about Ally is setting off alarm bells that scream she’s trouble.

I don’t care. I want her.

The problem is she won’t give me the time of day.

That’s okay. I like a challenge.

I just have to uncover all of her secrets and end the fear that keeps shining in her eyes.

Operation Ally is underway.

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Susan Owensby, a mother of six, lives in the Midwest along with her husband, a retired Army Veteran. An avid romance reader for years, Susan is happy to share stories that have been floating in her head for years with her readers. In her spare time when she is not writing or doing graphic design, she loves reading, of course, listening to her favorite music, and spending time with her family. Be sure to follow Susan so you don’t miss out on her latest news

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Ravenous #Review: Hold Me by J. Kenner

Hold Me: A Stark Ever After NovellaTitle: Hold Me

Series: A Stark Ever After Novella

Series Number: #4.1

Author: J. Kenner

Genre: Adult, Romance

Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts Inc

Publication Date: May 23, 2017

Format: Ebook – ARC

Pages: 120

Rating: 4

Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work and chose to write a review.

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Blurb From Goodreads:

My life with Damien has never been fuller. Every day is a miracle, and every night I lose myself in the oasis of his arms.

But there are new challenges, too. Our families. Our careers. And new responsibilities that test us with unrelenting, unexpected trials.

I know we will survive—we have to. Because I cannot live without Damien by my side. But sometimes the darkness seems overwhelming, and I am terrified that the day will come when Damien cannot bring the light. And I will have to find the strength inside myself to find my way back into his arms.

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My Review:

Still LOVE Damien and Nikki!! These little nuggets of their lives remind me why I adored their story so much. It’s so nice to visit old friends again, and I hope to be able to visit them often. This is one of those relationships that we all dream about; Damien is the ultimate book boyfriend (I call dibs lol) *dreamy sigh*.

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J. KennerJ. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

Though known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, “chicklit” suspense, urban fantasy, Victorian-era thrillers (coming soon), and paranormal mommy lit.

Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, has been consistently in development in Hollywood since prior to publication. Most recently, it has been optioned by Warner Brothers Television for development as series on the CW Network with Alloy Entertainment producing.

JK has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations” and by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swopn for him.” A three time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy).

Her books have sold well over a million copies and are published in over over twenty countries.

In her previous career as an attorney, JK worked as a clerk on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced primarily civil, entertainment and First Amendment litigation in Los Angeles and Irvine, California, as well as in Austin, Texas. She currently lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and two rather spastic cats.

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