Ravenous #Review: Prime by Carrie Whitethorne

Prime (Riftkeepers, #1)Title: Prime

Series: Riftkeepers

Series Number: #1

Author: Carrie Whitethorne

Genre: Adult Paranormal, Romance

Publisher: ??

Publication Date: October 3, 2017

Format: Ebook

Pages: 232

Rating: 5

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

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Blurb From Goodreads:

“There’s a darkness in you, Charlotte.”

The Fae have been forgotten by humans, but they haven’t forgotten humans. 
The mysterious race of mischief makers was often blamed for humanity’s misfortunes. Now many of the old ways have been lost, but a few scattered traditions remain. 

Beltane is the festival of new beginnings, just what Charlotte needs, according to her best friend. What she didn’t expect was Callan; an enigmatic stranger who seems vaguely familiar. 

After a weekend together they part ways, expecting to never see each other again. 
An accident turns her life upside down when Callan returns and draws her into his world. A world of magic and a thousand impossibilities. Here Charlotte learns the truth about her family, her history, and her future, and as she prepares to leave her old life behind, she learns that even the Fae have enemies. An enemy they share. 

There is truth to every legend, and some legends have a very dark beginning.

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My Review:

I call dibs!!! Callan and Dane, I’m not sure which one I like more. Both are awesome book boyfriends!! The story is awesome, although the kids seem a bit mature for their ages but with the mixed blood it didn’t at all take away from the story. I actually think it adds to it. Charlotte is the bomb, seriously, I want to be her when I grow up (and she’s younger than me lol). She’s not perfect, not even close, but the way she puts her fears aside and encourages her children is so awesome! And she’s such a strong character, I just love her personality. I am very much looking forward to reading book two!!

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Carrie is a mum.  An author.  A creator of worlds. A dreamer.  A friend.

At her childhood home in Yorkshire, Carrie was encouraged to utilize her imagination, to see things for what they could be, and to ask the question “what if?”  Her mum introduced her to worlds filled with magic: Barrie, Lewis, Tolkien, Blyton.  That magic evolved and continued to inspire her when she discovered Rowling and Sanderson.  They all asked the question and explored the possibilities, opening doors to new adventures that would forever change generations to come.

Even as a child, Carrie preferred creative outlets and writing.  But as an adult, Carrie had not yet had that moment of inspiration to begin writing a novel of her own.

That all changed one normal morning, on a normal walk to school, when a small boy slipped from the pavement and on to the road.  There was no accident. No horror.  Just a near miss that later formulated into one question: what if he was able to save himself?  Fueled by this question and Carrie’s love of fantasy, European folklore, and mythological creatures, The Riftkeepers emerged.  This world answered her question.  The series gave birth to characters that took on a life of their own, many telling continued stories in novellas and spinoffs.

When Carrie isn’t writing and annoying her editor with endless typos, she barely sleeps, thinks about her characters, indulges in an unhealthy Facebook addiction, exploring the beauty of the Lake District as her backyard, and contemplating which she loves more: pizza or wine.  Definitely wine. Considered to be one of the most boring people she knows, writing her own biography was a definite weakness. Her first draft was rubbish and was picked apart by friends who insisted she was funnier and far more interesting than she gives herself credit.  She was no longer allowed to write her own biography, so she provided input.

Carrie now resides in West Cumbria with her husband and two children.  They are her inspiration.  Her world. 

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Ravenous #Review: The Divine Heart by Danielle R. Mani

The Divine HeartTitle: The Divine Heart

Author: Danielle R. Mani

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Mystery

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing

Publication Date: July 21, 2017

Format: Ebook

Pages: 179

Rating: 5

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

 

 

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Seventeen-year-old Elle Collins has spent most her life waiting for someone else to die…

When a heart donor is found, Elle awakes from surgery gifted with more than just a new heart. Clairaudient messages and spiritual apparitions haunt her until she is convinced that she must be insane. Either that, or her donor is sending a message.

Desperate for answers the medical community can’t provide, Elle’s divination leads her to the family of her donor, a young girl named Cas. With the help of her best friend, Rob, the guy who’s proof that her new heart is capable of love, Elle must make sense of the clues Cas is sending. As pieces of Cas’s life and death emerge, Elle will discover that she and Cas share more than just a heart. 

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Wow, talk about hard to put down. There are so many twists and turns in this story that just keep you glued to the page. The shock at the end, wow, there were so many secrets that came to light and I wasn’t even close to figuring it out. It definitely reminds you that you really don’t know someone and what they are capable of doing. Elle seemed so real, the living in a bubble yet knowing why but still taking risks like any normal teenager. It was almost hard to believe that it was fiction. I will definitely be checking out more books by this author.

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Ravenous #Review: Secondary Silence by Virginia Johnson

Secondary SilenceTitle: Secondary Silence

Series: N/A

Series Number: N/A

Author: Virginia Johnson

Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance, Mystery

Publisher: N/A

Publication Date: October 21, 2017

Format: Ebook – ARC

Pages: 138

Rating: 5

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

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He needed her for strength. She needed him to survive.

Every person believes they will go to heaven. You spend your life going to church, obeying the rules and doing the right thing in hopes that a higher power grants you access through the pearly gates. The other option is Hell, or so we thought. 
After her death, Ashley waited for the bright light that never came or the dark cloud that evaded her. What she didn’t expect was Thaddeus. Her choice was made and the link was something they never expected. 

Being a ghost was hard enough, but being linked to a vampire that cannot keep himself out of trouble was proving to be more difficult than either of them expected. As Ashley’s visions become increasingly more graphic, she is forced to watch herself do bad things to good people while Thaddeus is blind to her murderous spree. 

When the lines blur and he gets a peek in to her premonitions, Ashley is at risk of losing more than just her life. She could lose everything, including her vampire.

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My Review:

Fascinating story! I was expecting your normal, somewhat sappy romance. That is not at all what this story is. Yes, there are romantic moments, but it’s more like a story where both characters are strong and willing to sacrifice but also don’t want to live without the other. And the journey of them leading up to where they finally admit their feelings was full of mystery. It was a fun ride. Ashley has visions, as a ghost, and they aren’t complete. We get as much info as she does, until the end, which will shock you. I thought it was something completely different, I was close on the reasoning, but way off on the why. Absolutely a must read that will have you turning page after page, until you’ve devoured the whole thing!!

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Virginia is a mom to two beautiful children and resides in Minnesota. Any spare time is spent watching TV, reading, facebooking and spending time with friends. She’s married to Thai Preyer PA ;), yet owned by Kyle Perkins as his PA. *these two run my life*
A love for reading and writing is a new concept for Virginia. Before the Twilight rave and a need to know the ending after Eclipse was released in theaters, Virginia preferred to watch the movie or convince a friend to read the book for her. Needing to know the story of a random homeless man that she encountered on a freeway exit ramp, was the only reason she began writing in the first place. Soulless Nights spawned from the unknown story and a dare from her friends.

Virginia has expanded her love for books by planning and hosting The Tampa Indie Author Book Convention. As a co-owner of The Indie Book Channel on YouTube, the opportunity to help others experience books and events that they otherwise couldn’t has helped her to share her passion for the Indie Community.
She has had the pleasure of working with some of her favorite authors. Street teams, beta reading and cover modeling were what led her to the world of writing.
She currently PA’s for Kyle Perkins and has begun co-writing Humanity’s Ark: Kepler with him.
Currently she has released Soulless NightsRevenge; a short story within the anthology Doctrine of Indecency: 18 Coveted Tales of Lust, and Vindicate.
Humanity’s Ark: Kepler (Kyle Perkins), Always; Never, Seraphine’s (Julia Clare) October 2016, Freeing Olivia (Ellen Wilder), and Soulless Days are current WIP’s, soon to be released.

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Ravenous #Review: Game Of Faith by R. Murray

Game of Faith (Dark Blood #2)Title: Game Of Faith

Series: Dark Blood

Series Number: #2

Author: R. Murray

Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance

Publisher: ??

Publication Date: October 10, 2017

Format: Ebook – ARC

Pages: 230

Rating: 5

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

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Blurb:

She is hunted by both the vampires and the wolves for her blood. 
She is the most powerful being amongst the forsaken.
Yet Samantha has only just discovered her fate.

The war for immortality is drawing ever closer and the vampire-witch is the prize!

Book two in the Dark Blood series asks the question:
Just who can you trust in a world full of greed?

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My Review:

Wow, quite the cliffhanger ending on that one!! It was awesome!! I loved the different POV’s throughout the story. As much as I love mysteries, I also love getting all the info lol. But even with all the different POV’s there are still unexpected twists and turns (like the ending lol). And the characters are so interesting, either easy to like or easy to hate, yet so realistic (other than the paranormal aspect of course). I look forward to the next book, kinda can’t wait after that surprise at the end.

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A little about me and I can assure that I hate doing these bio things.
 
I am a London girl currently living and working in Auckland New Zealand. My day job is a dog wrangler (A dog supervisor at a dog day care centre).  The weekend is when I can become the author I dream of one day being,
 
I have written all of my life, but mainly fanfictions. A few years ago I discovered a RP group on twitter and for two years I wrote with them in many forms and found my love for writing again.
 
After a very personal bit of cyberbullying from someone I once called a friend my confidence was destroyed and I stopped writing for a while.  The monster could not keep me down for long and the abuse I suffered at their hands  became my drive to write once more.
 
That is how I have ended up here, about to release my first novel and I have many more adventures planned.
 
My writing is mainly paranormal and aimed very much at the YA market, but anyone can read them I hope. I mean lets face it who doesn’t love some sexy vampires and werewolves?
 
When I am not writing and wrangling dogs I read, alot, anything and everything. I love discovering new authors and new genres that I never thought I would read.
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Blazing #BlogTour: Fracture by Kaitlyn Davis

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Vampire lore meets ancient Greek mythology in this intense paranormal adventure perfect for fans of Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, and Fallen!

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 Title: Fracture

Series: Midnight Ice #3

By: Kaitlyn Davis

Release Date: Oct 3, 2017

Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance

Blurb:

When you fall for the devil, you’re bound to get burned.

Pandora Scott’s world has blown up once again, but this time she’s learned her lesson–saving the world isn’t a job she can do solo. She needs friends. But when her strongest ally also happens to be the boy who shattered her heart, it’s not as easy as it sounds. Especially since the person she has to destroy might just be the love of her life. With her fate hanging in the balance, Pandora’s got to make a choice. Forgive? Forget? Fight? Or falter? But everything changes when she realizes that the people she thought were heroes might be villains, and the good guys aren’t always as trustworthy as they seem…

Fracture is the third book in the thrilling Midnight Ice series–the brand new spinoff to Midnight Fire, a bestselling paranormal romance with over 200,000 copies sold and over 5000 5-star reviews on Goodreads!

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Excerpt:

All she wanted to do now was forget. Forget Jax, forget everything he’d stirred up, forget her birthday. So, she downed another bloody cocktail, this time O-negative. And another after that. She let the feeding frenzy take over, let the high of fresh life wash through her.

She drank.

And danced.

And lost herself in the blood and the music and the touch of other cold bodies just like hers, searching for that little spark of life, reveling in it.

“You look good enough to eat,” a sultry voice whispered in her ear.

Pandora whipped around lightning fast, flashing her fangs. “I bite.”

The man smiled, lips practically dripping with sin. “Me too.”

Normally, this was when she’d punch and run. Seduction wasn’t really her thing. It just made her think of another boy and another time she’d never get back. But tonight was different. Tonight she wanted to be free. Tonight she was determined to move on, to move forward.

So she grinned back, taking the stranger in. And really, a girl could do worse, much worse. He was tall, broad, with bright golden hair that seemed almost aflame in the darkness of the club. His vampire-blue eyes were just as bright as hers, flashing with unabashed hunger, brazen want. His skin, though, was what really caught her eye. It was sun-kissed and bronzed, not pallid, not washed out by his ebony shirt. Somehow he looked almost warm to the touch.

Before she could stop herself, Pandora lifted her fingers, stretching for the triangle of hard skin at the base of his throat, exposed between two sets of open buttons.

He stepped swiftly to the side.

The darkness seemed to follow, wisps of ebony clinging to his frame, undulating with his every movement.

“Not yet,” he murmured, never once taking his eyes off her.

The longer he held her gaze, the more familiar it seemed to become, as though she’d seen those eyes before, as though this wasn’t the first time they had caressed her body.

“Have we met?” she asked.

His smile deepened, filling with secrets she could tell he had no intention of spilling. “Not like this.”

“Like what then?”

But he looked away without answering, sweeping his stare down to her lips, to every inch of exposed skin, lifting back to her throat, pausing there. She didn’t move. There was a dangerous sort of confidence about him, but against her will, she found it alluring, intriguing in a forbidden way. She’d always been drawn to things she wasn’t supposed to have. Usually, she took them anyway.

She reached out again, trying to touch him.

He moved deftly away, almost made of air as he circled behind her.

“Pandora,” he whispered into her ear, breath like a kiss against the soft skin of her neck, making her shiver.

And then the word he spoke registered.

Her name.

He knew her name.

“How…?” She spun around, trailing off when she realized there was nothing there, no one there.

A ghostly finger brushed against her elbow, tracing a burning path up her arm. “You’re not the only one who knows how to disappear.”

Pandora spun again.

But he was gone.

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“A snarky, action-packed, and entertaining read!” – Betwixt the Pages

 “I am in love with Pandora, she is badass!” – E.A. Walsh

 “If you love vampires and magic then let me tell you, you are going to love Frost” – The Avid Reader

 

Even the hottest love can turn a girl cold-blooded… Don’t miss FROST, a fantasy romance from bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis that twists vampire lore and ancient Greek myths into an intense paranormal adventure!

 

Life’s tough for a vampire thief on the run–just ask Pandora Scott, she knows. Four years ago she ran away from home after everyone she loved betrayed her. But now her annoyingly grown up (and handsome) ex boyfriend is stalking her, begging her to return. A mysterious vamp with a particularly dangerous (and sexy) stare keeps popping unexpectedly into her life. The extremely powerful head vampire of New York is hunting her down because she may (or may not) have broken into his highly-secure, highly-secretive personal vault. And the fate she’s been trying to outrun? Well, it’s about to catch up. Because even a super-speedy vamp with the ability to disappear can’t escape her own destiny.

A brand new spinoff to Midnight Fire, a bestselling series with over 200,000 copies sold and over 5000 5-star reviews on Goodreads! Fans will enjoy special appearances from Kira, Luke and Tristan while falling in love with the new characters and new adventure of Midnight Ice.

*Please note, you do not need to read the books of Midnight Fire to enjoy Frost (Midnight Ice Book 1). They are two standalone series with character crossover.

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FREEZE (Midnight Ice Book Two)

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Locked up doesn’t mean locked in.

Pandora Scott is in jail…again. Everyone she once loved betrayed her…again. And some of the most powerful people in the world want her dead…yes, again. Sound familiar? But if there’s one thing Pandora is good at, it’s wriggling her way out of life or death situations, and this time is no different. Armed with her ability to disappear and aided by the mysterious Sam, Pandora’s got a plan. Escape the most secure prison in the world. Evade the most powerful trackers on the planet. Forget every word that Jax has ever told her. And figure out how to change one teeny tiny thing–fate. Easy, right? Well…doable, at least.

Freeze is the second book in the thrilling Midnight Ice series–the brand new spinoff to Midnight Fire, a bestselling paranormal romance with over 200,000 copies sold and over 5000 5-star reviews on Goodreads!

Available from: Amazon / Apple / B&N / Google Play / Kobo / Smashwords

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My Review:

OMG I need the next book now!!! As much as I hate cliffhangers I’m happy that there’s at least one more book. I love the characters and knowing I get to spend more time with them is worth having to wait for the next book. And what a ride this one was! It starts off a little slow but only because Pandora and Jax are hiding and waiting. Once a plan was formed it was non-stop, holy crap, you’ve got to be kidding me moments until the very end. At one point I wished I was there to give Pandora’s dad a few kicks and punches, total douche! And I really hope we find out what Jax’s parents did after they woke up (that’s all I’m gonna give you lol I’m so evil). It’s so hard not to tell you about this part and that part, oh, and the other part. SOOOO GOOD!!!

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Kaitlyn Author PhotoKaitlyn Davis, a bestselling author with over a quarter of a million books sold, writes young adult fantasy novels under the name Kaitlyn Davis and contemporary romance novels under the name Kay Marie. Publisher’s Weekly has said, “Davis writes with confidence and poise,” while USA Today has recommended her work as “must-read romance.”

Always blessed with an overactive imagination, Kaitlyn has been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to share her work with the world. When she’s not daydreaming, typing stories, or getting lost in fictional worlds, Kaitlyn can be found playing fetch with her puppy, watching a little too much television, or spending time with her family. If you have any questions for her–about her books, about scheduling an event, or just in general–you may contact her at: KaitlynDavisBooks@gmail.com

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Ravenous #Review: Crash And Burn by Heather D’Agostino

Crash and Burn (Witness, #6)Title: Crash And Burn

Series: Witness

Series Number: #6

Author: Heather D’Agostino

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Publisher: ??

Publication Date: September 21, 2017

Format: Ebook – ARC

Pages: 244

Rating: 3.5

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

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Detective Mark Colby is used to being in charge whether it’s on the job, or in the bedroom. He knows the rules and follows them to the letter, that is until she steps into his station.

Detective Antonia Rossi has always had to fight her way to the top. Being the police commissioner’s daughter in a male-dominated profession has always come at a price. When she’s assigned as Mark’s new partner, she knows she’s in for a fight. Mark’s reputation for dominance proceeds him, and he makes no effort to hide it.

Can duty override desire, or will it end in a fiery crash of wills? Sometimes the crash is worth the burn. 

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Pretty good story. A few things bothered me though. For a stand-alone story, I still felt a little lost with the other characters. And I don’t understand why Amber got her own point of view, she really wasn’t one of the main characters, and we don’t really get closure with her. At first, it seems like she is but I was left with many questions. And Mark, I wouldn’t want him as my book boyfriend. To me, he was just a selfish jerk that wasn’t willing to put any work into the relationship, quick to assume the worst without letting anyone explain anything. I already live with one of those, I don’t want to read about it. I was hoping with the issues that Amber and Mark were having that the story was going to show how they were able to work things out to get their HEA. Nope, that’s not what happens at all. Overall it was an interesting story but I just didn’t connect with the characters at all.

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PictureAmazon best-selling author of the Second Chances series and the 
Shattered Trilogy, Heather D’Agostino writes contemporary and new adult romance set in Boston, New York, and North Carolina. Heather has always enjoyed creative writing, but never pursued it as a career option. Born and raised in Harrisburg, NC she received a BA in Elementary Education from the University of North 
Carolina at Charlotte. After teaching for six years, she decided to leave the profession to be a stay-at-home mom. After finding the world of Fan Fiction, Heather decided to “get her feet wet” in the literary world. With much encouragement and inspiration from the Fan Fiction world, she made the decision to publish her work. Heather prides herself in the fact that her books have real-life situations with believable characters. These characters could be your best friend or your next door neighbor. Her first book, Unbreak Me, has been welcomed with open arms into the self-published community giving her the encouragement needed to continue to pursue this dream. Heather currently lives in Syracuse, NY with her husband, two children, two dogs, and three cats. She enjoys spending time with her family, watching sports, and playing chauffeur for all her 
children’s activities. 

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Blazing #BlogTour & #Review: Wicked Dirty by J. Kenner

Sometimes bad isn’t good enough…

On the outside, Lyle Tarpin is a clean-cut Hollywood actor whose star is on the rise. Inside, he’s battling his own demons, shunning relationships and finding solace in the arms of a string of anonymous women paid very well for their discretion.

But when he’s photographed in a compromising position by an over-eager reporter, the only way to save his career is to say that the woman he was with is his fiancée. And now Lyle has to play a very public game with the only woman who’s ever managed to get under his skin.

Struggling waitress Sugar Laine agrees to spend one night with Lyle—but only because she’s desperate to save her family home. She never expects that a night of passion will turn into a pretend engagement … or that the heat between them will blossom into love.

But sometimes love has a price.

And now the only question is—can Lyle and Sugar afford to pay it?

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My blood pounds through my body, my heart beating so hard that I can feel the pressure not only against my ribs, but against the wall behind me. My lips are parted, my breath coming in shaky gasps.

He’s only inches away, so close I could reach out and touch that famous, gorgeous face. His eyes, as deep and blue as the summer sky, roam over me. He eases closer, moving slowly, his face reflecting a hunger that sends shivers through me.

Once again, my mind conjures the image of a hungry wolf. Only now I’m thinking that maybe getting eaten wouldn’t be so bad after all.

Besides, I’m here. Might as well enjoy it.

Then, of course, I remember exactly what it is.

Oh, God.

His fingertip brushes my forehead, and I almost jump out of my skin. I meet his eyes, see something that looks like irritation, and want to kick myself. I need to focus, dammit.

“You were somewhere else.” He speaks flatly, as if he’s working to keep all emotion out.

I shake my head, conjuring a lie. “I’m right here.” And then, because I’ve seen movies with call girls, I put my hand flat on his chest, trying to seem seductive. He’s wearing a gray T-shirt, and I can feel his heart beating beneath the planes of his muscled chest.

I read somewhere that he was getting in shape to play a superhero in an upcoming movie. And kudos to whoever’s orchestrating that transformation, because this guy is rock solid.

He’s still looking at me, and I fist my hand in the material of his shirt, needing an anchor against the storm of emotion I see playing out on his face. Desire. Hunger. Longing. Regret.

And pain. I see so much damn pain that I have to fight the urge to cup my palm against his cheek and tell him that whatever it is, it’s going to be okay.

Instead, I simply whisper, “Lyle?”

I’m not sure if it was the wrong thing or the right thing to say, but I know that it was unexpected. And before I can apologize or cover or say anything else at all, he is on me. One hand at my throat, the other hard on my breast. I’m pinned against the wall, helpless, as he claims my mouth again. Wildly. Brutally.

I try to think what I’m supposed to do—try to respond. But I’m trapped. I’m not Sugar. I’m not Laine. I’m not anyone. This isn’t about sex. It’s about pain and need and that storm of horrors I saw on his face. I might as well not even be here. And as his hand squeezes tight on my breast—as his mouth clashes so hard against mine that he draws blood—my only thought is that I shouldn’t have come at all. That this was stupid. Foolish. And that this night is going to leave me scarred.

I squeeze my eyes shut, trying to be what he wants. A warm body. An anonymous female.

But I can’t do it. I can’t do it at all.

All I can be is me. A woman desperate enough to have sex for money. A girl trying anything and everything to save her house. To protect her family’s memory.

I can be that girl.

But I can’t be nothing. I can’t be no one.

And as his hand tightens in my hair—as he kisses me violently—as his body presses hard against mine and I feel the steel of his erection—I know that I’ve made a terrible, horrible, awful mistake.

Stop!

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As usual, I couldn’t put it down! And I’m so happy that we got to have Lyle’s story!! Damien is still my favorite but so far all the guys in the Stark world are awesome. Not a one isn’t book boyfriend material, and oh so swoon worthy. I love how we’ve heard of Lyle before, we know about as much about him as any other fan does, practically nothing. But we’ve met him, we know he’s hot and must be a good person since Damien likes him lol. And I loved getting to know him better!! But if you haven’t read any of the other Stark books, no worries, you aren’t going to be lost reading this stand-alone. But I do suggest you read them all!

Julie - J Kenner Author PhotoJ.Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 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, and paranormal mommy lit.

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 swoon for them.” A five 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 Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series (as Julie Kenner) is currently in development with AwesomenessTV/Awestruck.

Her books have sold over three million copies and are published in over twenty languages.

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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Ravenous #Review: Carnage & Desire by Lola Kyle

Carnage & Desire (Escape From Reality Book 5) by [Kyle, Lola]Title: Carnage & Desire

Series: Escape From Reality

Series Number: #5

Author: Lola Kyle

Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Quirky Words Publishing Ltd

Publication Date: September 15, 2017

Format: Ebook – ARC

Pages: 106

Rating: 5

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

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Blurb From Goodreads:

Ophelia Rosewood put the “O” in ordinary, until she’s attacked by a wolf.

Stupid human bears the mark.

For decades, Reginald St. Croix has been searching for his reincarnated mate. Then he finally finds her… Too bad she’s human.

World’s shift as mates collide.

When Ophelia’s mother is mudered, she vowed to find whomever was responsible and make them pay!

Will she follow through on her plan, even if it means killing the one person she believes she can trust?

A new world filled with carnage and desire leaves everything a bloody mess.

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My Review:

Talk about intriguing! It starts out as a paranormal romance but by the end who knows what’s going to happen. Warning, there is a cliffhanger and waiting for the next book is going to be hard. Ophelia is Ilya reincarnated, we get a few flash backs that answer a few questions but leave more in its wake. The unexpected twists and rising number of unanswered questions will keep you hooked until the end, which will then have you screaming for more!!!

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PictureA passionate writer breaking into the field. She has enjoyed writing privately for years before deciding to pursuing it professionally. Lola adds a unique blend of culture, mischief and madness that she applies to her not so Happily Ever Afters.
The 24 year old entrepreneur, author and blogger started Quirky Words Publishing Ltd in 2016 to create a safe place in the Indie community for authors. Using this as an opportunity to grow and learn, she was taken under the wings of an amazing mentor, where she honed her craft until she deemed it was at a level that any reader deserved. Lola is a dedicated aunt, friend and animal foster. Spending her spare time at football games, recitals and volunteering at the local animal shelters, when she isn’t writing.

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Ravenous #Review: Track The Ripper by Lexy Timms

Track the Ripper (RIP #1)Title: Track The Ripper

Series: RIP

Series Number: #1

Author: Lexy Timms

Genre: Adult Mystery, Paranormal

Publisher: Dark Shadow Publishing

Publication Date: July 15, 2017

Format: Ebook

Pages: 213

Rating: 4

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

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Track The Ripper brings you a new twist on Jack the Ripper… 

New Londone is drowning in social and political unrest, a society on the verge of collapse and a people overcome with despair. Police and citizens in the Whitechapel District are at each other’s throats. Mob mentality has taken over, and lingering suspicion and heated tempers are raging on both sides of the thin line between good and evil. To make matters even worse, there’s a depraved killer on the loose, targeting the working women in East Edge. 

Inspector Frank Abberline has finally clawed his way out of the seedy Whitechapel sector, only to be sucked back in when the homicidal maniac begins to unleash his tour of terror. It is not the inspector’s first rodeo, but this is also not the typical case. Something’s very off about this killer, a lurking darkness even more depraved than the mayhem the inspector has unearthed before. 

Will Inspector Abberline be able to reevaluate his beliefs or even set them aside so he can track and hopefully catch the Ripper?

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My Review:

Wow, not sure yet if I can call this paranormal but there are hints that it is. It’s more of a modern day Ripper story but with the feel of it being historical. Very interestingly written, at first I thought it was historical but then the police computer and cell phones kind of threw me off. But the hints of paranormal kept me hooked, along with the characters. I look forward to reading book 2 to find out what happens next.

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USA Today Bestselling Author Lexy Timms enjoys dealing in Antique Jewelry and hanging out with her awesome hubby and three kids, in her free time she loves writing.

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