Bond of Destiny by Tessa Hale ~ Blog Tour w/ 4 Star Review!

Bond of Destiny, the stunning conclusion to the must-read reverse harem Shifting Fate Trilogy from Tessa Hale is available now!

Just when Rowan thought things might be coming together. When she dared to hope things might work out. The world around her crumbled.

Betrayed by her own pack. Held captive by someone she should’ve been able to trust above all others. And time is running out.

Her only hope is her mates. Holden, Anson, Lucas, Keene, and Vaughn won’t stop fighting. For Rowan and for their bond.

But just when they thought there might be a way out, everything is turned upside down yet again.

Because the person who’s after Rowan? He’ll stop at nothing until all of her powers are his. And if he can’t have them, no one will…

**The final book in a continuing three-book series. A reverse harem, why choose romance. Think fated mates, a heroine who has no idea just how special she is, broody, swoony, crazy protective heroes, and a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat.**

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Review

Feels 4
Steam 4
Storyline 3.5/4
Overall Rating 3.5/4
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Stephanie

Bond of Destiny is the final book in the Shifting Fates series and picks up right where Mark of Stars left off. Rowan has been taken and her five mates will tear to shreds anyone that stands in their way in order to find her and bring her home to the pack where she belongs.

“You have a chance to rule alongside me. To have a bond truly worthy of your power.”

It seems around every corner there is someone outside the pack looking to use Rowan’s incredible power to do evil or destroy her all together. Luckily for her she has five true alpha mates who if it’s up to them won’t leave her side ever. I loved the growth in this book between not only Rowan and her mates but also Rowan herself. She truly finds herself in this book. Her power becomes her own and she will do anything to protect those she loves.

“We came apart together, with the knowledge we were forever bound.”

Tons of action, great characters and some scorching hot scenes with Rowan and her mates. I also really liked how we got to see a little more of how each of her mates feels. The battle within themselves to protect Rowan and even a slight bit of jealousy. Vaughn really stepped up too. I loved when all six of them just finally bonded and became one. I thought I knew who was my favorite, but now I just can’t choose. I really enjoyed this series but I will say I really liked the first two books a bit better and the first half of this one. I struggled a little with the second half. To me, there was so much leading up to the big battle and so much time, preparation, planning etc. I feel like those chapters were too rushed and the actual fight scene was sadly anticlimactic. I did however love so many other things about this series and my favorite was Rowan and her mates.

“Lucas. Keene. Anson. Vaughn. Holden. My heart ached as I held their names in my mind.”

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Author of love stories with magic, usually with more than one love interest. Constant daydreamer.

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A London Villain by Catherine Wiltcher ~ Blog Tour w/ 5 Star Review & Excerpt!

“He was coming back for me, and the whole of London
was going to burn because of it.”

A London Villain, all-new second chance standalone romance by USA Today bestselling author Catherine Wiltcher is now live!

It started with a dare:

Steal a kiss from the pretty, green-eyed girl with the Irish mobster father.

Turns out, Ada O’Sullivan was a much better thief than me.

In the span of one night, I lost my head, my senses, my loyalty to my own crime family…

At nineteen, she was the only thing worth fighting for.

Dying for.

Loving.

But I was a boy playing a man’s game.

In the end, they drove me from this city, while Ada was driven straight to hell.

Now, I’m back—an avenging devil—with red hands and loaded bullets.

Irish. Mafia. Bratva. British.

Everyone who tore her from my arms, everyone who has ever hurt her, will suffer the consequences.

But time bleeds secrets.

Secrets open old wounds.

Ada isn’t the same sweet girl I knew before they ripped her innocence apart.

And that boy?

I’ve turned him into a villain who will stop at nothing to make her mine again.

A London Villain is a heart-stopping, second chance romance with NO cliff-hanger and a guaranteed HEA.

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Review

Feels 5
Steam 2
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 5
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Stephanie

I have been in what feels like the longest reading slump ever. But this book…OMG this book yanked me right out of it. This is my first story by Catherine Wiltcher and not only was the writing style phenomenal, but the characters, the plot, the shitload of angst and darkness…oh, how I loved the darkness…all of it, phenomenal. Everything was so perfectly woven together to give us this mind blowing, non-stop, extremely fucked up yet insanely beautiful second chance, dark mafia romance.

“You will live by this oath, and you will die by this oath. You will be bound to it until the day you die.”

Frankie and Ada have both been through hell and back. Although Ada has no idea she once got Frankie through the most horrible night of his young life, years later they reunite but quickly are torn apart by violence and bloodshed. Frankie is driven away from the place he should rule, and Ada is forced back to a hell that makes even the worst day possible sound like a walk in the park on a sunny afternoon. Frankie made a promise to Ada and now 14 years later he’s back to fulfill that promise and more.

“Our chains had finally broken. The war was finally here.”

I loved Ada and Frankie both so much. Their loyalty, love and trust for each other was a beautiful thing. Frankie may be a force to be reckoned with, but Ada was unbreakable. She knew no matter what the devil told her that he would come back and break down the doors of hell to save her. Everything that she endured broke my heart for her…such an amazingly written character. They both were. There were also some fantastic secondary characters. Even someone I thought I hated turned into someone I shed tears for. There was so much tucked into the pages of this story. Their world was a dark, bloody and cruel one but the love they had for each other was worth fighting for. I absolutely loved this book world and every single person in it!

“Worth killing for. Worth dying for. Worth all of it.”

Excerpt

PROLOGUE

ADA

          They told me he was dead, and I believed them.

          Two weeks later, the first book arrived.

          There was no postmark, no return address, but I knew it was from him. I’d been holding a copy the day he set fire to my soul in a stolen car on the edge of darkness. When for twelve hours the world had sparked with light and colour before they’d shrouded it in black again.

          After that, they appeared once a month, and it was always the same book, just different versions. Some had discreet covers. Others were straight-up classics. French, German, Italian, Arabic… Every translation you could think of.

          Most were torn with age, but a few had been newly reprinted that year. No two copies were identical, but the story never changed because it was our story now. They’d turned him into the villain, and me into a footnote: framed for a crime we didn’t commit, and then punished and kept apart for years because of it. 

          One was so rare it had been auctioned off for a huge amount of money—the highest anyone had paid for a first edition. The buyer was anonymous, of course. I read about him in a newspaper someone had left behind in a coffee shop. According to the by-line, the final bid had come in from Monaco. 

          Monaco.

          I remember thinking then how sad and strange it was that for all the blood money we had, we were both still bankrupt in all the ways it mattered.

          Then, five months ago, the books stopped arriving. 

          I figured he was dead now for sure, and my grief was so great it felt like every chamber of my heart was being pierced by a bullet. 

          I waited weeks for my Bratva bastard of a husband to show up and taunt me with the news, but he never came.

          That’s when I knew the truth:

          Our chains had finally broken. 

          The war was finally here.  

          Frankie was coming back for me, and the whole of London was going to burn because of it.

Meet Catherine

Catherine Wiltcher is a USA Today and Amazon Top 15 bestselling dark romance author. A stage 4 cancer thriver and a former TV Producer, she writes flawed characters who always fall hard and deep for one another, whatever the cost.

She lives in the UK with her husband and their two young daughters.

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River of Shadows by Karina Halle ~ Release Blitz w/ 5 Star Review!

In order to save my father, I have to marry the God of Death.

River of Shadows by Karina Halle is now live!

River of Shadows is an adult dark fantasy romance based on Finnish mythology and the underworld of Tuonela.

When 24-year old Hanna Heikkinen’s estranged father dies, she reluctantly makes the trip to Northern Finland for his funeral. Being in the enchanting land of ice and snow feels miles away from Hanna’s busy life back in Los Angeles, especially under the complicated circumstances.

But when Hanna discovers that her father’s body is missing, that’s when things really get weird. A mysterious man, Rasmus, tells Hanna the truth: her father was a powerful shaman who went into Tuonela, the Realm of the Dead, in order to barter for more life, and has been held captive by Tuoni, the God of Death. The only way her father can be freed is if she travels with Rasmus into the mythical underworld to rescue him.

Willing to do anything to have a second-chance with her father, Hanna accompanies Rasmus into the dark and bloody realm, traveling via the River of Shadows, stalked by dangerous creatures, monsters, and the living dead, until they finally come into the haunted kingdom ruled by Death and his family.

Only for her to be captured and held prisoner by the God of Death himself.

Turns out Death is intrigued by Hanna’s beauty and fierceness and makes a bargain with her. If she marries him, and spends an eternity in the Realm of the Dead as his wife, he’ll set her father free.

But even the most noble sacrifices come with hidden costs, and Hanna’s might involve the most unexpected of all things: her heart.

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Review

Feels 3
Steam 4
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 5
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Stephanie

Adult dark fantasy romance readers buckle up because you’re about to be taken on one hell of a wild ride. River of Shadows is book one in the Underworld Gods series and is based on Finnish mythology. I know absolutely nothing about Finnish mythology but the blurb grabbed my attention right away and it’s Karina Halle so I couldn’t wait to jump in.

“A cut that will never ever heal. A scar for all my life. Right in the heart of me.”

Hanna flies from L.A. to Finland for her beloved father’s funeral. Still in shock over the news of his death she is out of sorts when she arrives at the resort but quickly learns things aren’t really what they seem. When she realizes her father’s body isn’t in the casket where it’s supposed to be things start to get super crazy very quickly. Before she can even come to grips with whether or not everything that’s happened in the last 24 hours is real she’s entering Tuonela. The Land of the Dead. She needs to rescue her father who may actually still be alive.

“My father doesn’t want me to save him. And so I will.”

Hanna enters the land of the dead with her father’s apprentice Rasmus with one goal in mind. Find and rescue her father. But one does not just enter the land of death and leave with a powerful shaman. Oh no, it’s definitely not that easy. Hanna offers Death himself a trade. If he agrees to free her father, she will remain in the land of the dead with him forever. Death is cruel and cunning and careless. But he is also lonely and desperately wants to be able to touch someone without killing them. Hanna quickly learns that he is more than just the man behind the scary mask. There is a prophecy. Is Hanna the one who was meant to fulfill it? Or will she fight to the end to try and make it home to her father?

“You will call me death, and I will call you mine.”

The author pulls us into this truly amazing fantasy world filled with prophecies, mermaids and death. It’s dark, gritty and so damn intriguing. I will admit the first few chapters I had zero idea what the hell was going on. But at the same time it still had me one hundred percent invested in every word and every detail. I couldn’t get enough. I loved Hanna’s character. She was tough and wise but is there anyone or anything she can really trust? I never ever thought I could love Death as much as I do but somehow the author makes it possible. He’s powerful, possessive and oh so sexy. There were a lot of scenes in this book that could almost melt my kindle.

“We’re all sinners, little bird. Every one of us. To sin is to be human, to be human is to sin.”

The world, story, characters and writing the author created were all brilliant. Twists and turns. Darkness and secrets. Gods and monsters. I loved it all and can’t wait for more!

“This is it. The kiss of death. And, fuck, I want more.”

Meet Karina

Karina Halle is a former travel writer, music journalist & screenwriter, and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling author of over 55 bestselling novels, ranging from horror and suspense to contemporary romance. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband, and her adopted pitbull Bruce, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.

Halle is represented by the Root Literary Agency and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster, Hachette & Montlake. Her work has been translated and published in 20 languages.

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Lies by A.L. Woods ~ Release Blitz w/ 4 Star Review!

Lies by A.L. Woods is now live!

Dougie
Rich girl, poor boy.
It was the oldest story.
Yet it was ours.
I knew Penelope was different the moment I laid eyes on her.
But all she wanted was to be friends-with-benefits.
My best friend told me not to f*ck the new girl.
He didn’t say anything about marrying her.
Or what might happen if we broke our vows.


Penelope
I was the rebellious trust fund baby.
The one who threw the finger to her parents.
I designed a life I loved.
No rules, no expectations.
Something easy.
Dougie didn’t want easy, he wanted commitment.
Babies, marriage, the postcard perfect house in the ‘burbs.
The life. It was all ours.
Until it wasn’t.
All we had now were lies and betrayal.
Lies that might just cost us everything.

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Review

Feels 5
Steam 2
Storyline 4
Overall Rating 4
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Stephanie

The truth doesn’t cost anything. But a lie could cost you everything. This is the story of a bright eyed girl that was born with a silver spoon in her mouth and a poor hard working guy from the other side of the tracks. How they met, how they fell in love and how ultimately the lies they both told could destroy everything.

“I was tired of telling lies.”

Penelope and Dougie meet on a job site where she’s the designer and he’s working construction with his best friend. They are the total opposites of one another. But they are immediately drawn to each other and their chemistry is sizzling. Penelope doesn’t do relationships. She’s just looking for some fun…but Dougie? Dougie is all in right away.

“I wasn’t going to just fuck the new girl. I was going to marry her.”

Dougie doesn’t care that Pen is rich and she does care that he doesn’t have two dimes to rub together. They both fall for each other…head over heels and super quick. They have this great connection and wonderful story of two people who just belong together. Everything was so good. Staying up late and talking until the sun came up turned into avoiding going home. Secrets, lies and betrayals. The perfect life they had built together was slowly falling apart. What happens when you tell a lie to the person you’ve vowed to spend the rest of your life with? Or when you feel betrayed by the person you love? For two people who loved each other so much and built a life together over the past several years, is this really the end or can they find their way back to each other?

“Our unlikely love story – and our unexpected destruction.”

This was a very emotional story full of love and unbearable loss. There are definitely some tough topics in this book but I really think the author did a great job with the way they were written. Loss and grief can reshape who we are. But sometimes we find people who will fight along with you and ensure you come out the other side. I really enjoyed this book. It definitely will pull at your heart strings. This is a standalone book but it does interconnect with Veritas. These characters are in that book quite a bit. I think that’s where this one was a little hard for me. I hate to admit I didn’t like Pen in Verity at all. I did grow to like her more in this book and my heart hurt for her. I wasn’t sure about Dougie. I liked him…I hated him. But in this story I loved him. You could feel the pain and love they were both going through. I know this says it can be read as a standalone but I feel like reading Verity first definitely helped me understand these characters better. They kind of went hand in hand for me. Very well written, emotional read with characters you will love.

“Penelope had given me a destination, a place to be. She’d given me a home in her heart.”

Meet A.L. Woods

A.L. Woods is an author of rollercoaster romances, caffeine aficionado, and collector of Sailor Moon paraphernalia.

She lives 40 minutes west of Toronto, Ontario with her partner, Michael, and their 8lb larger-than-life miniature dachshund, Maia-whom they lovingly refer to as their ‘doghter.’

Woods can be found holed away in her office writing her next novel with a bowl of Nibs within arm’s reach. When she’s not writing, she’s likely belting out an ad-libbed song, emotionally investing in a fictional bad boy with a strong jawline and fluency in sarcasm or inventing fresh ways to procrastinate.

She believes that burritos should be in their own food group, loves the fall, winged liner, and listening to metalcore at an offensive level.

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Thief by S. Massery ~ Blog Tour w/ 5 Star Review!

THIEF, the first book in the Sterling Falls series, by S. Massery is NOW AVAILABLE!!

THIEF (Sterling Falls Book 1) by S. Massery
Release Date: January 20th, 2022
Genre/Tropes: Dark gothic reverse harem romance

Blurb

I wasn’t supposed to be at Olympus that night.

And I definitely wasn’t supposed to witness a murder – or be caught by the killers.

Hades, Apollo, and Ares run the mysterious, masked fight club, and they wield more power in this town than I could dream of holding. They destroy my life with one decree: Kora Sinclair doesn’t exist.

Sterling Falls was my chance to start over, but one night derails everything.

My scholarship, my job – gone.

I could run home, but giving up my dreams isn’t an option.

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

When I can’t repay my debt to an unforgiving man, he gives me a choice. I can steal Hades’ mask, or he can take what I owe from my flesh.

But if I do, there’s no turning back. More than the fear of his threats, revenge drives my decision. I need to steal the mask.

After all, who better to become a thief than the girl they tried to erase?

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Review

Feels 4
Steam 3
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 5
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Stephanie

My mind is still reeling from this book. I’m not even sure where the hell to begin with this review. This slow burn reverse harem was good…so damn good! I was super intrigued with the blurb. I loved how the author tied it all in with Greek mythology. Let me just tell you this book did not disappoint…not one bit. It was fast paced, suspenseful and jaw dropping with a big old dose of dark and twisted.

Kora headed off to Sterling Falls University with high hopes of starting fresh after something super shitty happened to her involving her POS ex boyfriend. With a fantastic scholarship and her best friend on campus, what could go wrong? Well you know the old saying…wrong place at the wrong time? Kora heads out one night to check out the elusive club Olympus but sees something she definitely shouldn’t have and now she has to pay. The price? Her existence.

“I came to experience Olympus, and now I’m standing before the gods who rule it.”

Hades aka Jace, Ares aka Wolfe and Apollo run Olympus and Sterling Falls. One night while they were doing a job, they had an unwelcome and unwanted witness. Kora Sinclair has to pay. They take away everything from her in the hopes that she will tuck tail and leave. But they’ve underestimated what she’ll do to survive. With her back against the wall, she takes a loan out from a cruel gang leader that she can’t repay so he gives her a way out. The Hades mask in exchange for a debt paid.

“It’s clear that stealing the mask isn’t just an act against Hades – it’s against all of them.”

There is so much packed into this book. Kora owes a huge debt to Kronos but what will happen if she can’t deliver Hades Mask? Jace, Wolfe and Apollo made her the invisible girl but after she comes back to Olympus, the game changes. Now they will do anything to protect her. The twists and turns just kept coming and I couldn’t get enough! I love Kora but man…she makes some shitty decisions. I know at times she feels like she has no other choice but it still made me want to scream at my kindle. I’m absolutely obsessed with the gods…especially Wolfe. He is by far my favorite, at least for now. I feel like there is something fishy about Kora’s best friend but I guess we will see. I can’t wait to see what the author has in store for the next book. I loved this book so much but fair warning the cliffhangers…yes, there is more than one…are crazy insane!

“There are no such things as knights in shining armor. No one is coming.”

Meet S. Massery

S. Massery, AKA Sara, is a dark romance author from Massachusetts. She enjoys twisting, suspenseful tales with dark anti-heroes and sassy heroines.

​Her journey started when she was a little girl, dreaming of stories and frantically trying to capture her dreams on paper. She completed her first novel, Something Special, in 2018, and she has been unstoppable ever since.

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