Chase the Butterflies by Monica James ~ Release Blitz w/ 5 Star Review!

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“With heart and heat and a depth we adore for in our favorite reads, James has penned an absolutely stunning novel.” Christina Lauren, NYT and #1 International Bestselling Authors of Twice in a Blue Moon.

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CHASE THE BUTTERFLIES by Monica James
Release Date: December 5th
Genre: Romantic Fantasy/Suspense

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 “Victoria, will you marry me?”

Those words changed my life forever…just not in the way it would for most. I had it all until one fateful evening transformed my life in ways I never imagined.

Nine months later, I move to a sleepy little town, hoping to escape the demons of my past. As I attempt to claim back my life, Jude Montgomery enters my world, and things begin to change.

I thought running would appease the nightmares, but I soon discover my past won’t let go. Things are not what they seem, and I begin to question the world as I know it. Jude may hold the answers, but will my love for him blind me to the truth?

Does the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas? In my case, yes, it does.

Will the truth set me free? Or will it imprison us both?

My name is Victoria Armstrong, and this is my story…I think.

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Review

Feels 5
Steam 1
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 5
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Reviewed by Stephanie

Monica James is a go-to favorite author for me and I was excited to read another one of her books. Especially one that promised to be a little different at that. I’ve loved the angst, heartbreak, love and darkness she has given us in some of my favorite books so I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what Chase The Butterflies had in store for us.

“I don’t know why, but I suddenly tremble, sensing something bad, something life changing on the horizon.”

I devoured the pages of Victoria and Jude’s story as the author took us on the most unexpected journey. One like I haven’t experienced before. What I thought was happening was so much more and so out of the realm of what I thought I knew was even possible. Plot twist? Maybe one of the biggest and most shocking I have ever read. When I finished I was so torn. I honestly wasn’t sure what my thoughts were on the book. Then I decided to give it a day and go back and do a re-read. I found so much that I missed or rather overlooked the first time around. I think in my rush to devour the pages I didn’t take the time to appreciate all it was. What it was is an extraordinary love story.

“The answers were there all along. I just didn’t know where to look.”

What was supposed to be an exciting day for Victoria turned out to be a day she would never forget but for all the wrong reasons. An unspeakable tragedy and an unforeseen turn of events brings Jude into her life. The author takes us along with these two amazing characters through a story that is unforgettable and so completely unique. A story of heartbreak, unconditional love and sacrifice. I won’t say more as to not give anything away because it is truly one of those stories you should go into blind. Though there is no way to prepare for a story like this, I will say go slow and don’t rush like I did the first time reading it. Let yourself take in each word and detail as Monica James takes you on a journey you won’t soon forget.

“It has been said the simple flutter of a butterfly’s wing can cause chaos halfway around the world. So, there is one simple difference, a difference which isn’t so small after all, and that difference is…life and death.”

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About Monica James

Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare, and Emily Dickinson.

When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two. She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt, and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers. She draws her inspiration from life.

She is a bestselling author in the U.S.A., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, and the U.K.

Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals. She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks, and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.

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Waiting for the Sun by Lindsey Iler ~ Blog Tour w/ 4 Star Review, Excerpt, Giveaway & Playlist!

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Title: Waiting for the Sun
Duet: Hand Over My Heart Duet #2
Author: Lindsey Iler
Release: November 4, 2019
Genre: NA Romance

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Blurb

I’m unapologetically in love with Nick Kovac.

He can claim to hate me and blame me for everything.

I’ll fight for us both.

He severs the promise he made, leaving me on the hockey rink floor, heartbroken and alone.

It doesn’t take me long to stand with my head held high, while he’s being a coward. Stuck between push and pull, everything we are is in question.

Sometimes the answers are in the stars. Others, it’s where the sun shines that our lives change.

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Review

Feels 4
Steam 1
Storyline 4
Overall Rating 4
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Reviewed by Stephanie

Waiting for the Sun picks up right where the first book left off and everything is just a mess for Nick and Hannah. Right away we are full speed ahead on an emotional roller coaster as these two try and navigate through everything that life is throwing at them. The author didn’t hold back in this story. It’s full of angst, drama, deceit, forgiveness and love. Nick and Hanna’s story will obliterate your heart and have you wondering so many times whether these two even stand a chance.

“Fate. Serendipity. Happenstance. Call it whatever you want. It’s what she and I have always been.”

Nick and Hannah are dealing with the repercussions of so many things that happened since Mia’s death while still trying to deal with her death itself. They are both still grieving and find solace in each other but more people seem against them than for them. I definitely was one of those people that teetered on not understanding how they can betray Mia’s memory like they did so soon after her death. But this story gave us so much in the way of an explanation or rather an understanding with the talks, the constant push and pull, the letter and the heartbreak. The love. These two had a rough road that I wasn’t sure if they were ever going to reach the end and on top of that I had to remind myself several times that they were only teenagers dealing with all of this.

“Sometimes the beauty is in the broken.”

Okay, I loved Hannah even more in the second book but at times I honestly just wanted her to walk away and not come back. She’s loved Nick basically her whole life and I know they are both going through so much but there were points where she gave everything she had and left herself emotionally raw for him and received nothing but a shattered heart in return. This girl loved hard and was all in no matter what. I think that was one of my favorite things about her. I loved Nick and understand that he felt like he was betraying Mia but sometimes the way he treated Hannah drove me insane. All of the back and forth had me wanting to slap him and tell him to wake him the hell up before he loses her. It was definitely a bumpy and broken road for these two but the love was always there. Sometimes you just have to fight harder for it.

“What a life to live, knowing you are never alone amongst the chaos. He’s my person.”

This was a heartbreaking and beautiful end to an amazing duet. So many feels and I just loved these characters and their story. It was a truly emotional read and I had my Kleenex handy as our hearts were broken and bruised several times but there was also hope and love and forgiveness. The author delivered a fantastic duet and I look forward to reading more from her.

“One thing I’m certain of, is our triumphs and failings together will always be celebrated and fixed under the sky. We just have to wait for the sun.”

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Praise for the novel

“The second part of Nick and Hannah’s story was heartbreaking and raw. With every word you can feel the pain and love bleeding from the pages.” – Autumn, EA Book Blog

“I was on a rollercoaster throughout the whole book. I could not put it down. Nick and Hannah are both so strong and vulnerable and you feel their pain and happiness.” – Taylor, Bookstagrammer @southernbooknerd93

“I thought I knew how emotional this story could get, but there was absolutely no preparing for the gut-wrenching, and choking emotion this book evokes!” – Sarah N., She Who Breathes, Reads

“It’s a push and pull love story that will have you wanting more. Nick and Hannah are the perfect imperfect couple.” – Catherine, Bookstagrammer @Nerd_who_reads

“I got lost in grief, and found in their peace. Iler gave us the only conclusion this couple could have had, and it is completely captivating from beginning to end.” – Kandace, Goodreads Reviewer

“I absolutely loved everything about this duet! I could read it again and again and still ugly cry.” -Ashley, Bookstagrammer @_the_art_of_reading_

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Excerpt

“Can I help you?” Nick says, a sly, devilish grin spread across his face.

“You tell me. You’re the one gawking at me from across the pool.” I bite my lip.

He leans forward, brushing my wet hair behind my ear like he’s done a thousand times before. “I wouldn’t exactly call it gawking.”

“What would you call it then?” I take a step back, giving us distance we clearly need. Together we are like a ticking time bomb. If you get too close, you’ll get caught in the explosion.

“Appreciating.” He stalks forward, forcing me to continue backwards until my head bumps the tiled wall. “Hate and love go hand in hand.”

“You don’t hate me.” I straighten my back, inconveniently pressing my chest right into his. He sucks in a deep hiss, allowing his eyes to roam the tiny gap between our bodies. “If I were to guess, Nick, it’s quite the opposite.” I grab the drawstring on his swim trunks. With one tight tug, there’s no space between us.

“Attraction has nothing, and I mean nothing, to do with our downfall.” He bites his plump, bottom lip the moment my finger skims over the sexy V dipping into his shorts. Like a well-oiled machine, when he moves, I shift to accompany him. With his hand on my hip, he grinds into me. “If I could get past the truth, I’d move that bathing suit to the side and bury myself so deep inside you, you’d forget your own damn name, Hannah.”

My lips open. Words flow through my brain, right to the tip of my tongue, but only muffled sounds come out when I try to speak.

“You can play your little games with me. Flaunt your perfect body all over the damn place. Flirt with Williamson, all you want, Hannah. But one thing will always remain the same. While I want you so damn bad, I get to live knowing you want me even more.”

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Lindsey Iler is the author of the Our Worlds series. She’s had her feet planted in the state of Michigan since she was born and she still lives there with her husband and four kids.

When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with family and friends, listening to music, and reading.

Lindsey writes mature young adult/new adult romance. She falls in love with every character that pops into her head and is notorious for writing long chapters in her notes on her iPhone.

She finds inspiration from music and the people around her.

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Reaper Academy by Jasmine Walt & Emily Goodwin ~ Release Blitz

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Reaper Academy: Semester One, a new paranormal fantasy by New York Times bestselling authors Emily Goodwin & Jasmine Walt, is live!

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Hey there. I’m Addison Blake. Orphan, college student, and amateur ghost whisperer.

Or at least I was until I was killed by the soul-eating demon trying to devour my best friend.

Okay, technically the demon didn’t kill me. I killed it. But apparently no good deed goes unpunished, because the next thing I knew, I was enrolled at Reaper Academy, a school that trains reapers on how to ferry souls to the afterlife and vanquish the demons who try to eat them. Being that the academy is in the afterlife, I had to leave my body behind. Hence the dead part. But it was either that or be devoured by demons myself, so really, what choice did I have?

As someone who already has experience interacting with ghosts, I figured the academy would be a breeze. The guys are hot, the classes are badass, and I’m starting to feel like I belong. But something sinister walks the halls of Reaper Academy, an evil spirit with a taste for reapers. Students are starting to go missing, and unless my new friends and I can figure out who’s behind it, we might very well be next…

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Review

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Steam 1
Storyline 4
Overall Rating 4
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Reviewed by Stephanie

Paranormal is one of my favorite genres to read so I am always on the look-out for a new book and these two authors teamed up and gave us a great read with the first book in a paranormal series filled with reapers, spells, demons and a bit of romance. Oh and I can’t forget the super hot professor and mysteriously vanishing students.

“You’re telling me that in order to save my soul, I’m going to have to die.”

Addison Blake isn’t your typical college student. Addy can see and communicate with spirits. Like they are everywhere and she’s become so used to them she sometimes forgets they are ghosts and talks to them when people are around. That doesn’t always go over well and so she is considered sort of odd and feels like she doesn’t fit in. The only person she can be herself around is her best friend Cass but she’s a ghost. A kick ass cool ghost that anyone would want for a bestie but still a ghost. One night everything gets crazy and Addy saves Cass from a soul eating demon. There’s a reason she can see spirits and has all these crazy abilities she couldn’t explain. Apparently she’s a reaper and told she needs to make a decision whether she is willing to leave the life she has always known or to embrace her destiny.

“Either take up the scythe and embrace your destiny as a reaper, or allow yourself to be devoured by demons.”

Addy ends up at Reaper Academy where she will train to become a reaper, practice magic, transport souls, save the world, you know that sort of thing. All in a typical days work at the academy. When she arrives she’s paired up with Max as sort of her unwilling mentor. Soon they start working together to try and figure out what is happening to some of the students at the academy. Max puts off the vibe at first that he doesn’t want Addy around but he really is a good guy and respects her and her unique abilities. Addy is kick ass and finally feels like she belongs somewhere after years of feeling like she was an outsider.

“I was born a human and died to become a reaper. Maybe it was all for a reason. Maybe I was meant to come here at this exact time, so I can stop whatever is lurking in the halls of Reaper Academy.”

I really did enjoy this book and can’t wait to see what happens in semester two. I did have a few problems with the second half feeling a little rushed. It was going at a really good pace and all the sudden it felt like full speed ahead. I just felt like the authors were maybe rushing through too many parts. Overall it was a great read and the authors gave us a fantastic start to a new PRN series that has me looking forward to the next book!

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About Emily

Emily Goodwin is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of over a dozen of romantic titles. Emily writes the kind of books she likes to read, and is a sucker for a swoon-worthy bad boy and happily ever afters.

She lives in the midwest with her husband and two daughters. When she’s not writing, you can find her riding her horses, hiking, reading, or drinking wine with friends.

Emily is represented by Julie Gwinn of the Seymour Agency.

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New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Jasmine Walt is obsessed with books, chocolate, and sharp, pointy objects. Somehow, those three things melded together in her head and transformed into a desire to write. Usually fantastical stuff, with a healthy dose of action and romance. Her characters are a little (okay, a lot) on the snarky side, and they swear, but they mean well. Even the villains sometimes.

When Jasmine isn’t working on her next book, you can find her practicing her dao sword form, spending time with her family, or binge-watching superhero shows on Netflix. She loves to hear from her readers, so if you’ve got a question or just want to say hi, feel free to email her at jasmine@jasminewalt.com.

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Shadows by Kristen Proby ~ Blog Tour w/ 5 Star Review & Excerpt!

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Shadows had it all—a chilling villain, witches, spells, and a captivating romance!” – Jennifer Probst, New York Times bestselling author

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Shadows, an all-new spine-tingling paranormal romance from New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby, is available now!

I am never alone. Not even when I am alone.

I see the unquiet dead, the souls that wander through the French Quarter.

They can’t move on, and I can’t stop seeing them.

I wear malachite for protection, and I control what I let in. It’s the only way to stay sane. Everything changes the day Cassian Winslow joins my ghost walking tour and knocks my world off its axis with green eyes the color of the stone around my neck.

An unspeakable evil is loose in New Orleans, taking young women and leaving a bloodbath in his wake. More shadows lurking for me. More unhappy dead. There might be a way to stop it.

Open myself up to Cassian.

If I do, it could spell his death.

But if I don’t, it’s mine.

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Feels 5
Steam 2
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 5
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Reviewed by Stephanie

I love when an author steps outside of their normal genre and gives us something new and unexpected. We all know Kristen Proby can write a great romance but after Shadows we also now know she can write absolutely amazing paranormal. This book was chocked full of so many great elements. From the suspense that had me at all loss of what was coming next, to the ghosts that were often something out of a nightmare that I hope I never have and of course there was romance thrown in alongside some really creepy and gruesome parts that all combined made it a fantastic and unique read.

“Much of what I know has been told to me by the souls who experienced it.”

Brielle lives in New Orleans close to her two sisters. Each one has their own I guess you could say unique skill set. Brielle’s is she just happens to be able to see dead people, souls that are basically everywhere, like all the damn time. I don’t think I’d ever sleep. Anyways she’s also a guide for haunted ghost tours and it’s on one of those tours she meets Cash. They hit it off right away, and the fact that he doesn’t run screaming once he finds out about her abilities doesn’t hurt one bit. These two were great together. I love how he feels so protective of her and how she lets him into her small trusted circle even though she’s always tried to keep everyone else at arms lengths not wanting them to have to share in all that comes with her special abilities. I loved so many things about this book but the romance between Brielle and Cash was one of my favorite things.

“I’m drawn to you in ways I can’t explain. Like I said before it’s a …recognition. Like, I was looking for you and didn’t even know it.”

Okay all the while Brielle and Cash are developing, there’s also something so dark and sinister happening in the French quarter. A man is taking and brutally torturing girls. These were super dark, gritty, evil parts of the story that just tied in so well to the mystery and suspense. Brielle and Cash along with her sisters know they are supposed to find the killer and stop him but how, and will they find him in time?

“He reaches for the hacksaw. Here we go Brielle. Now, be a good girl.”

I loved so many things about this book. This was truly a dark paranormal at it’s best. The characters were amazing and I loved that the story was unique and kept me intrigued from start to finish. And oh boy, that finish? I can’t believe the author left us like that…I need the second book now! If you are in the mood for a great read check out Shadows and let Kristen Proby take you down to the Bayou in a book you don’t want to miss!

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“As I was about to walk down the street, I turned, and there was a shadow on the sidewalk. Just standing there. I’ve never seen her before.”

Her?”

“Yeah, she was about my height. Very feminine.”

“Did she say anything?”

“Not that I heard. It just threw me because you know how careful I am about my route. I don’t like surprises, especially not like this. It’s creepy as hell. And, yes, I know I should be used to it by now, but—”

“It’s creepy, like you said.” She leans on the counter and bites her lip, thinking. “It probably means that someone recently died there.”

“I know that.”

“And now it’s a new spirit on your tour. Too bad she didn’t say anything. If she did, you could add it to your show. Could be fun. ‘Lucy was killed in this building three days ago, and her spirit now wanders the sidewalk in front of her former home.’

“Talk about creepy.”

I sigh and run my fingers through my hair. “Did you sweep this area recently?”

“Is the floor dirty?”

I look at her as if she’s being obtuse on purpose. “You know what I mean.”

“It’s been about a week.”

“You need to do it again.”

Millie frowns, looking around the space. Her shields are as strong as mine, maybe stronger because she doesn’t just see the dead, she feels them, and that’s much more dangerous.

She fiddles with the amethyst around her neck.

“What do you see?”

I narrow my eyes. “I shouldn’t tell you.”

“I don’t want to look, Bri. I dropped my guard for just a second earlier and was slammed with the pervy thoughts of a nineteen-year-old college kid who couldn’t take his eyes off my ass. So, just tell me. Is it the little girl again?”

“Yeah. And she brought a friend.” I reach over to take my sister’s hand. “Don’t drop your shields anymore, Mill. Not for a minute. Ever. I know we live and work here in the Quarter because it’s where we make our living, but it could really hurt us.”

“I know.”

“I couldn’t bear it if I lost you, too.”

About Kristen Proby

Kristen was born and raised in a small resort town in her beloved Montana. In her mid-twenties, she decided to stretch her wings and move to the Pacific Northwest, where she made her home for more than a dozen years.

During that time, Kristen wrote many romance novels and joined organizations such as RWA and other small writing groups. She spent countless hours in workshops, and more mornings than she can count up before the dawn so she could write before going to work. She submitted many manuscripts to agents and editors alike, but was always told no. In the summer of 2012, the self-publishing scene was new and thriving, and Kristen had one goal: to publish just one book. It was something she longed to cross off of her bucket list.

Not only did she publish one book, she’s since published close to thirty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion Series.

Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two pugs and two cats.

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Practice to Deceive by Olivia Evans ~ Blog Tour w/ Review, Excerpt, Trailer & Giveaway!

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“Sometimes you find a gem. And Practice to Deceive by this new to me author is one of these rare finds.” ~Konny, Goodreads reviewer

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I wasn’t always a bad guy, but betrayal has a way of finding your darkest inner demons. Great friends and family weren’t enough to save me. I wanted revenge. When the opportunity presented itself, I felt justified. That’s karma, right?

Turns out, karma has a way of circling back.

If only I hadn’t been so stupid.

If only I’d known what my deceit would cost me.

It will take a lot of work to unravel the damage I’ve done, but I’ll do it. I’ll do anything to keep from losing her.

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Overall Rating 3.5
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“Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.”

Brennan is overall a really nice guy. He’s got a lot going for him. He is popular on campus. He’s hot and is about to take a huge life step with his long-time college girlfriend. He couldn’t care less that his best friend and family all despise her for reasons they won’t divulge. All that changes one night when two of the people who are supposed to have his back betray him and the shit hits the fan. Brennan is no longer mister nice guy he turns into mister let’s get drunk and screw guy. Along the way he also hatches a plan for revenge and that plan includes the new girl on campus, Skylar.

“It was a simple plan before, just her and the plan. The plan. I’m not sure I even know what the fucking plan is anymore.”

Skylar is the new girl on campus and unbeknownst to her she is the target of Brennan Dixon’s crazy revenge plan. When he starts to show up everywhere she is, she really does try and resist his good looks and charm. Brennan is relentless and she finally gives in. The reader knows this is supposed to be a revenge plan but poor Skylar obviously doesn’t and the lines for Brennan start to blur pretty quickly the closer he gets to sweet Skylar. He fights hard against his growing feeling for her but Skylar is something he just wasn’t prepared for. Soon he will do anything to keep her and the secret of the worst ever revenge plan in history.

“There were a lot of things I didn’t know, things I was unsure about, but one thing I had absolutely no doubt about was that I wanted her. I wanted her now.”

When Brennan was mapping out his revenge plan I was like come on don’t do it, but of course he did. Secrets can’t be kept secret forever and what happens when the truth comes out? Does he stand a chance at keeping the girl who was only supposed to be collateral damage but turned out to be the only one he loves?

“What would my honesty cost me? My subconscious whispered the answer against my ear with a hiss of air – everything.”

This was my first read by this author and it was an okay read for me. I had a hard time connecting with the characters for most of the book and honestly just thought it went from one extreme to another too quickly. Brennan was hell bent on revenge and then it was all sunshine and roses right away. It just didn’t flow smoothly for me. Just a lot of gaps and I struggled with getting through some chapters. I did like how she wrapped it up and I do look forward to reading more from this author.

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EXCERPT

For the next couple of hours, we lay together on her couch watching reruns, wrapped up in each other. We didn’t talk, but we didn’t need to, we’d done enough of that. Even though there was still so much I was keeping from her, a part of me felt lighter, better. Because now I had one less secret, one less thing hanging over my head. I also knew, now more than ever, that if I wanted to be completely free of all the bullshit, I’d have to come clean. She deserved it. The selfish side of me hugged her tighter, like a child with his favorite blanket. What would my honesty cost me? My subconscious whispered the answer against my ear with a hiss of air…everything.

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ABOUT OLIVIA EVANS

Olivia Evans is a writing obsessed, world traveling, thrill seeking, music junkie.  A true Gemini, she follows her heart blindly and lives life to the fullest. Wife. Mother. Oscar Wilde lover. ~To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

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Domina by K.A. Linde ~ Release Blitz w/ 5 Star Review!

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The unforgettable conclusion to the epic fantasy Ascension series that New York Times bestselling author Susan Dennard called “perfect for fans of Sarah J Maas.”

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THE DOMINA
The Ascension Series #5
K.A. Linde
Release Date: October 22

Blurb

The fate of the world rests on one girl’s shoulders.

And her world has been turned upside down.

With Cyrene’s allies in shambles after a bitter defeat, she has to find a way to bring them back together to stop the dark goddess. But with a war raging and the newly-united magical community barely held together, Cyrene’s leadership has been called into question.

As fate pulls them all toward that prophetic final battle, she has to find the true meaning behind her magic…and within herself.

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Review

Feels 5
Steam 1
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 5
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Stephanie

This is the final book in the Ascension series by K.A. Linde and what an incredible journey she has taken us on since we met Cyrene in The Affiliate. This was a bittersweet read for me because I have been waiting rather impatiently for this book but at the same time, I was just so unprepared for it all to come to an end. I was not ready to say goodbye to the amazing and complex characters this author gave us or to the sometimes cruel but also beautiful world she pulled us into between the pages. This series is one of those diamonds in the rough and I loved every book just as much as the one before. What an amazing end to by far one of my favorite series ever.

“That’s what you have to find out, isn’t it? If you’re truly ready to not just lead but to rule?”

The Domina picked up right where The Society left us off, Cyrene’s world is still at war and the Goddess of Darkness is stopping at nothing to destroy the lands and all the magic users within it. But what Malysa sets out to destroy, Cyrene is determined to save. After all it is her destiny, she is the chosen one but is enough to save her world?

“The Heir of Light meeting the Heir of Darkness on the battlefield.”

So much happened in this book and the action and suspense just kept coming. Alliances were made and broken. Love and loyalty were put to the test and there were several times the author threw in twists and turns that I just did not see coming. I laughed and swooned and cheered on characters while hoping others would fail. I had become so invested in so many of these characters throughout this journey that I was celebrating their victories along with them and mourning the loss of some friends along the way. The author did an amazing job connecting you to these amazing characters.

“You are the reason for it all. You were my starlight in a dark world. My beacon home.”

I loved how brave and determined Cyrene was as she continued to work to fulfill her destiny and how she embraced who she truly was. I loved Dean and his love and devotion to her. I loved Avoca and Rhea and Sarielle and Ahlvie and the bonds they all shared and how they all fought and sacrificed for a better world. A world without darkness. There were just so many characters I grew to love along with several I hated throughout this journey. I had a love/hate relationship with Kael and wanted him and Cyrene to be together at times, but it ended for him the way it was meant to as it did for so many others.

“One by one, they swore allegiance to her. One by one…they chose her.”

Domina was a brilliant end to an amazing series and if you’re in the mood for a fantasy series you definitely don’t want to pass this one by. I can’t wait to read House of Dragons!

“This ends where it all began.”

Stephanie (1)

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Books in the Series

The Affiliate, Book 1 → www.kalinde.com/books/the-affiliate

Affiliate

With rich romance and twisty political intrigue, THE AFFILIATE is a breakneck fantasy ride that’s perfect for fans of THE SELECTION or THRONE OF GLASS.” –Susan Dennard, NYT bestselling author of TRUTHWITCH

On the day of her Presenting, in front of the entire Byern Court, seventeen-year-old Cyrene Strohm’s lifelong plans come to fruition when she’s chosen for one of the most prestigious positions in her homeland–an Affiliate to the Queen. Or so she thinks. When Cyrene receives a mysterious letter and an unreadable book, she finds nothing is as it seems. Thrust into a world of dangerous political intrigue and deadly magic, Cyrene’s position only grows more treacherous when she finds herself drawn to the one man she can never have… King Edric himself. Cyrene must decide if love is truly worth the price of freedom.

Find out in this first book in USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s new Ascension series. Great for fans of Game of Thrones, Tudors, and Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass series.   

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Cyrene Strohm is a Queen’s Affiliate, a high-ranking official of the court of Byern, with power and privilege to spare. But she’s also a keeper of dangerous secrets: like the fact that she holds the heart of the King, and that she possesses magic in a world where magic no longer exists. Determined to discover what this means and how to use her newfound abilities, Cyrene sets off for the distant land of Eleysia. An island nation where Affiliates are strictly forbidden from entering. But the journey is perilous, and the destination may mean utter ruin, as Cyrene comes to learn that everything she’s been told her whole life – about her court, her homeland, and even herself—are bound in a beautiful lie.

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Consort

After the loss of a friend and false imprisonment in an Eleysian dungeon, Cyrene has no interest in destiny. Her heart was shattered, friends scattered, and her home is nothing but a pretty illusion. Even her magic won’t cooperate. When all seems lost, she turns to the one person she never thought that she would trust:

Prince Kael.

His darkness mirrors a growing force lurking within her. A struggle she never imagined threatens to consume her. And as friends and foes begin to show their true colors, she starts questioning whether anyone is who they seem. Even herself.

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Society

The fourth book in the fantasy Ascension series that NYT bestselling author Susan Dennard called “perfect for fans of Sarah J Maas.”

War is on the horizon. All while a new power grows strong, threatening the very balance of good and evil. Desperate to save her homeland, Cyrene goes in search of the dragons that may be the key to ending this battle—and heal her dying friend. Can Cyrene master her magic to save the world?

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About K.A. Linde

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K.A. Linde grew up as a military brat and created fantastical stories based off of her love for Disney movies, fairy tales, and Star Wars. In her spare time, she is an avid traveler, loves reading young adult novels, and dancing. Additionally, K.A. has written more than a dozen adult novels and is a USA Today bestselling author. She lives in Lubbock, TX with her husband and two super adorable puppies.

K.A. Linde loves to hear from her readers!

You can contact her at kalinde45@gmail.com or visit her online at one of the following sites:

Website: www.kalinde.com

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Forever My Saint by Monica James ~ 5 Star Review!

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FOREVER MY SAINT IS NOW LIVE!

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FOREVER MY SAINT
Volume Three
Monica James
Release date: September 19th
Series: All The Pretty Things Trilogy, Volume Three
Genre: Dark Romance
Cover Designer: Sommer Stein— Perfect Pear Creative Covers

All hope was lost until Zoey Hennessy walked back into my world, shaking it up beyond repair when she uttered two simple words.

He’s alive.

She speaks of her brother, my Saint, the man who lost everything to set me free.

I believed he was dead. I saw it with my own two eyes. But when Zoey proves he’s alive and being held captive by a monster, I know what I have to do.

It’s time I saved him.

The plan is dangerous, and there are no guarantees I will survive. But if this nightmare has taught me one thing, it’s that I don’t cower in fear. I am a woman hell-bent on getting back the man she loves, and nothing, no one will stand in my way.

However, what I uncover can only be described as hell on earth. The darkness has finally won, and Saint is lost to me forever.

Or so I thought.

Aleksei Popov is anything but a hero, yet in this story—he’s mine. Everything I believed in is about to be turned upside down, and with freedom within my grasp, I wonder how far I will go, and who I will sacrifice in order to set myself free.

AV1

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Review

Feels 5
Steam 5
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 5
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Stephanie

What a fucked up dark and twisted ride Monica James took us on with this trilogy! Here I was naively thinking nothing could top book two and I happily stand corrected. Monica James was like wait here while I adjust my crown and show you who rules when it comes to all things that will literally blow your damn mind! With Forever My Saint she cemented herself as forever one of my favorite go to authors. This trilogy was absolutely brilliant!!

“She is the one who brought down a kingdom, and now…it’s her turn to pay.”

Forever My Saint picks up right where Bad Saint left off and even though I could go on and on about the delicious, crazy, intense, dark, emotional roller coaster this was, I am going to try and keep it short. Honestly I thought I was somewhat prepared for this book after reading the first two but I wasn’t prepared or remotely ready for what I got so I don’t want to give anything away.

“Falling in love in the most dire of circumstances shouldn’t have happened, but it did.”

I love Willow. I loved how even though she was dealt this super shitty, fucked up hand she was still good. She had this fire inside of her and she loved hard. Saint…he was just an incredibly broken and beautiful soul. Yes, his hands were bathed in blood from all the sins of his past but he had to make choices, desperate choices for the ones he loved. He loved Willow with all that he is and he would do anything to keep her safe.

“When I think about losing Saint, my entire world crumbles, giving way to perpetual darkness.”

Then there’s my Alek. Yes, mine. A ruthless king brought to his knees by a woman he loved that just happened to love another. I feel like in this book we saw a whole other side of the man so many feared, he was not just the ruthless person we thought. Yes, he is a dangerous, crazy, twisted man but oh, how I loved him. There’s so much more to who Alek is and I for one can’t wait to read his story.

“It’ll be our time, whether in this lifetime or the one after that. I promise.”

This isn’t by any means an easy read. There’s so much violence and darkness but in between all the chaos there’s also this crazy, beautiful love story. I will admit that I know it ended the way it was supposed to…that it really needed to but I selfishly was hoping it ended the way I wanted it to. I loved and hated so many characters in this epic twisted tale but I loved one the most and can’t wait to see more of him. Monica James is a genius and this book was amazing!!

“After everything I’ve endured, I deserve my happily ever after.”

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About Monica James

Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare, and Emily Dickinson.

When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two. She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt, and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers. She draws her inspiration from life.

She is a bestselling author in the U.S.A., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, and the U.K.

Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals. She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks, and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.

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