Sunday, 30 October 2016

Book Review of Mermother: An Account of What Happened in the Sea by Elizabeth Jane Wolfe




Book Title: Mermother
Genre: Literary Fiction
Pages: 191
Author:  Elizabeth Jane Wolfe
Date Published: 28 March 2013

Synopsis:

A young woman explores the ancient mysteries of the sea in an unforgettable adventure of friendship and family. Escaping from an abusive past, she finds solace in an underwater world full of beauty, wealth, and power. Discover how her life is transformed as she struggles to find true love in a world that forbids it.

This novel has been published as a fundraiser for the International Ocean Institute.

Review:


Mermother: An Account of What Happened in the SeaMermother: An Account of What Happened in the Sea by Elizabeth Jane Wolfe
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received a complimentary print copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review in 2013. Unfortunately, due to my rather large reading list, I haven't been able to read it until recently.

This is an intriguing fictional novella. I enjoyed it.

Briony is an intriguing character. I really wanted to like her, but found her to be a little selfish and immature at times to say she's twenty-five years old. After an accident at sea (or was it?) she wakes up in a tide pool, where she finds herself embarking on an amazing adventure. I struggled to understand why she didn't panic at waking in a strange place. My first thought was "Was she drugged?". My second thought was "Who would lie content in a tide pool for hours/days on end without turning into a wrinkly prune?". There she meets Sylvie, a young mermaid and her life will never be the same again.

I started to read this story and quickly became intrigued with the storyline, which was completely different to a typical romance, which is what I was expecting.

I have always been fascinated by the idea of merpeople ever since watching a stop animation tale about The Little Mermaid at school. However, the mermaids in this story are not exactly all goodness and light. They are mostly all females who use their talents to lure ships onto rocks to wreck them and to gain more riches. I did say they were mostly female, but there is one male called Trayo, who is considered a "mistake" by the female mers. I would have liked to have seen more of Trayo, as I think he must be terribly lonely. He protects the females that have the potential to be "mermothers". In other words, human women who, for whatever reason (be it accidental or on purpose) find themselves living in the sea like the mers due to a change in their DNA. This is where I had trouble suspending my disbelief. Nevertheless, I was intrigued and kept reading.

I love the romance angle of this story, where Briony meets Damien and they fall in love. However, I was not so happy with the way the author had the mers forcing Briony to find someone to procreate with in order to increase the mer numbers. I can understand the biological imperative to have babies (I am a female after all), but just because you can't yourself carry a child shouldn't mean that you can force others to do so. I get their mentality, but doesn't mean I liked it. I was also slightly disappointed with the ending, so I do not think I will be continuing this series. Unfortunately, this book was not exactly my cup of tea even though I enjoyed it. Other readers may have a different opinion, so I will leave it up to you to decide for yourselves.

Elizabeth Jane Wolfe has written an intriguing tale that kept me entertained. I enjoyed her fast paced writing style and it flowed wonderfully. This is her debut novella.

There are no scenes of a sensual nature although it's intimated so teens could read it with no problem. I recommend this book to readers who love literary fiction/fantasy genres. - Lynn Worton

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I'm a lifelong bibliophile and love nothing more than flopping onto my bed and throwing myself inside a good book. I've read thousands of books but am yet to add them here - I'll keep working on it! I live in a very small town on Vancouver Island - it's pretty quiet here. Books have kept me entertained over the years and also lull me to sleep at night. :)

Writing my own novel has given me a lot of insight into how much work is involved and I am now in awe of the fearsome talent some authors possess. I believe that everyone has a powerful story inside them and we can never have too many books. If you'd like to hear about my experiences with writing my first novel, I'm happy to share!

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Thursday, 27 October 2016

Re-Release Blitz: Hell by Elena M. Reyes @ElenaMReyes


Author: Elena M. Reyes
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Genre: Erotica/Contemporary Romance
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Summary:

How do I dominate and enamor the woman who’s in charge of signing my paycheck?

That’s the one question, Joshua Timbers, has been asking himself since he first stepped foot into his own personal Hell. JT, or Yoshi—as his tormentor likes to call him—has lived a life of hardship and loss since an early age. Being the product of a single parent home, he’s accustomed to hard work and lonely nights.

Seeing the strong man that raised him suffer after the loss of his mother made JT’s own heart harden. All that mattered was seeking instant gratification to curve his enormous appetite.
Until the blessed day he met his fallen angel, Janelle.

Beautiful, and with balls bigger than her entire crew, Janelle is accustomed to the leering looks of men, even though she’s their boss—the owner of Walker Constructions, alongside her brother.
Her beauty is untouchable to everyone, but how far will Joshua go to bend his hellion to his will and make her his?

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Prologue

What was hell?
If you asked a member of any church today, they’d say it was nightmarish—a dark and gloomy place filled with horrific images and boughs of endless pain. A place where demons roamed freely, feeding off the dregs of the deceased.
A part of humanity that lost its moral compass: the common sinner.
These pour souls sinned in order to achieve greatness; sold their very essence to attain the vanity-filled dreams everyone covets:
Money.
Power.
Respect.
And at the end they’d find themselves with nothing but eternal pain.
Then there were those we called our loved ones. Targeted, they lost the small morsel of their souls that made them good. It made them an easy target.
At the very least, that was what the religious people of the world claimed. Wanted us to believe.
Neither of those descriptions meant shit to me. Religion never mattered much. Not when you’d lost so much and witnessed firsthand just what losing faith did to a person.
I wasn’t most people.
Most had chosen to believe the words drilled into their minds from an early age, but I knew better. Hell wasn’t somewhere dark where the eternal flames glowed and the sinners were condemned to—to pay for the unforgivable deeds of their past life. Acts that were unforgivable in the eyes of the church.
Stealing.
Killing.
Coveting.
In my reality, though, that was a blatant lie.
Hell was here, surrounding us day in and day out. We paid for our sins in life, not death. One way or another, karma would collect those that wronged another. No one, no matter who the fuck they were, could escape this bitch named life.
Problem was that no matter how much I looked at my current situation, I was at a loss. What the fuck had I done to deserve her?
My hell—the one that tortured me while both awake and asleep—wasn’t dark or terrifying. It wasn’t painful in the general sense. Well, that was unless you counted the pain my cock had suffered to be life threatening. I guess it could be considered cruel; she loved to torture me when I couldn’t react or make her pay.
“You are here to work, not fuck me. My pussy’s not on your daily task sheet!”
I’d never been so hard…so fucking swollen, as I’d been in her presence. Twitching and pulsating against the zipper of my Levi’s, I hurt, and she refused to right the wrong she’d created.
“I don’t fuck my employees…not even the promising outline of your big cock will change that.”
You see, my personal hell was all wrapped up in a lustful package. A body created by God himself, made for the sole purpose of fucking up my quiet and ordinary life. This woman brought me down to my knees—demanded that I pay on a daily basis for the lustful thoughts and impulses she, herself, caused.
“Worry about making sure all the drywall on this floor is up; drilling me isn’t on the agenda and never will be.”
And I would gladly repent daily, on my knees at her temple, if she would just give in to me.
My version of hell was a woman. A cock tease.
A woman whose inner and outer beauty surpassed the normal standard society had deemed appropriate. Janelle was a temptress, my personal mistress.
Rendered me incapable of both speech and function at times when all I wanted to do was make her mine. One day Janelle would break me, of that there was no doubt. Problem was that in pushing me past my breaking point, she was losing her power over me and becoming my target. My prey.
When that day came, I would take her without mercy. With no remorse because by then she would be as consumed in her need for me as I was for her.
This woman, angel, or my personal demon, has had my dick hard, leaking and begging for her attention since she first entered my life all those glorious months ago. Now, it was her turn to be miserable.
To feel an eighth of the demands my body made whenever she entered a room. I would make her beg me. Come from a mere look.
Janelle would cry out for me one day, and only then would I gift her my cock.
Her time was up.
I was coming for her.



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Elena M. Reyes was born and raised in Miami Florida. She is the epitome of a Floridian and if she could live in her beloved flip-flops, she would.
As a small child, she was always intrigued with all forms of art—whether it was dancing to island rhythms, or painting with any medium she could get her hands on. Her first taste of writing came to her during her fifth grade year when her class was prompted to participate in the D. A. R. E. Program and write an essay on what they’d learned.
Her passion for reading over the years has amassed her with hours of pleasure. It wasn't until she stumbled upon fanfiction that her thirst to write overtook her world. She now resides in Central Florida with her husband and son, spending all her down time letting her creativity flow and letting her characters grow.

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Book Review of Razel Dazzle by Elizabeth Morgan @EMorgan2010



Book Title: Razel Dazzle
Genre: Erotica/Contemporary Romance
Pages: 134
Author:  Elizabeth Morgan
Date Published: 8 November 2013

Synopsis:

Razel Dazzle, a modern twist on a long haired tale....

Will she let down her hair for the man of her fantasies?

Famous for her long, golden hair and beaming smile, Razel D'Punz is the hottest model in the industry. But although most women would kill to get ahead in this profession, Razel lives an isolated life; one she has learnt to accept...until she meets Matthew Prince, a new photographer in the business.

Refusing to let her mother/agent's strict rules stop her from spending time with the man of her fantasies, Razel quickly discovers that one night with Matthew isn't enough....

And neither is the life she is chained to. Something will have to change if she is ever to get her very own Happily Ever After.


This title contains explicit language and graphic sex.

Review:

Razel DazzleRazel Dazzle by Elizabeth Morgan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a short, modern, sexy retelling of Rapunzel. Having read a few of this author's books in the past, I decided to give this novella a try. I really enjoyed it.

Razel D'Punz is a likable character. I admired her silent rebelling against a very domineering mother/agent. She is one of the top models in the world and is in high demand. Unfortunately, due to her mother's strict control, she is not able to have a life outside of modelling. When she meets Matthew Price at a photo shoot, she is deeply attracted to him.

Matthew Prince is also a likable character. He is a new up and coming photographer and when he lands one of the biggest clients in the form of Razel, he knows he's made it. However, he didn't anticipate his attraction to her.

Gabriella D'Punz, Razel's mother/agent, is a real piece of work. I have no idea if she is a witch or an actual b*tch. I would have loved to know what, in her past, made her be so coldly competitive and manipulative. However, with this being a short story, her background wasn't explored. This is a character I love to hate.

I started reading and was quickly hooked. The story is told through the eyes of both Razel and Matthew. I loved the way the story unfolded. However, I found it a little rushed, especially near the end. Razel is supposed to be quite sheltered, but I found her to be a daring rebel and more worldly than I'd expected. I enjoyed the way Razel and Matthew's relationship developed. They burn up the pages! However, being this is a novella, their relationship had to develop quickly and I'm not a huge fan of insta-love. I would have loved for this story to be extended into a full novel to show a gradual romance and to give the characters more chance of character development, and also a reunion with Razel's real parents to give it a more satisfying ending (in my opinion). Other readers may disagree, so I will leave it up to you to decide for yourself.

Elizabeth Morgan has written an intriguing novella. I love her fast paced writing style. Unfortunately, because of the rushed end, I felt the flow was a little uneven. Having said that, I am a fan of her of her contemporary and paranormal romances and am looking forward to reading more of her books in the future.

Due to scenes of an explicit sexual nature, as well as some bad language, I do not recommend this book for readers under the age of 18. I do, however, highly recommend this book if you love erotica, contemporary romance or erotic re-tellings of fairytales . - Lynn Worton

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Elizabeth Morgan is a multi-published author of urban fantasy, paranormal, erotic horror, f/f, and contemporary; all with a degree of romance, a dose of action and a hit of sarcasm, sizzle or blood, but you can be sure that no matter what the genre, Elizabeth always manages to give a unique and often humorous spin to her stories.

Like her tagline says; A pick 'n' mix genre author. "I'm not greedy. I just like variety."

And that she does, so look out for more information on her upcoming releases at her website: www.e-morgan.com

Away from the computer, Elizabeth can be found in the garden trying hard not to kill her plants, dancing around her little cottage with the radio on while she cleans, watching movies or good television programmes - Dr Who? Atlantis? The Musketeers? Poldark? American Horror Story? Heck, yes! - Or curled up with her two cats reading a book.

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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Book Review of The Rented Bride (Highland Billionaires Book 1) by KyAnn Waters & Tarah Scott



Book Title: The Rented Bride (Highland Billionaires #1)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 278
Author:  KyAnn Waters & Tarah Scott
Date Published: 6 September 2016

Synopsis:

Billionaire Trent Weston dominates in the boardroom, but when it comes to the bedroom he’s discovered it’s dangerous to trust a woman. Now, with his grandfather’s health failing, Trent is determined to make the older man’s last days special…even if that means marriage.

Event planner Cassie Adams is determined to make her mark. However, the Weston party isn’t going as she’d hoped. One disaster after another is going to get her fired. So imagine her surprise when Trent Weston proposes marriage. Only he doesn’t want forever. He just wants to rent her.

Review:


The Rented Bride (Highland Billionaires Book 1)The Rented Bride by KyAnn Waters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am a huge fan of Tarah Scott's books, so when I found out she was co-writing this series with KyAnn Waters, I became curious and decided to give this book a go. I am glad I did because I loved it!

Trent Weston is a fantastic character. He is very much an alpha male, being that he is extremely protective of his family and a savvy businessman. However, his grandfather's health is failing and in an attempt to make his final days happy, he hires Cassie Adam's company to host a party where he hopes to announce his upcoming marriage to a well known actress.

Cassie Adams is also a fantastic character. She is independent, determined and feisty. She is an event planner and her company has been hired to host a birthday party for Trent Weston's grandfather. As a series of disasters threaten to ruin not only the party but Cassie's reputation, she finds herself embroiled in a deceit that, if found out, could break an old man's heart.

This is the first book in a fantastic contemporary romance series. I started to read this book and didn't put it down until I had finished it. I fell in love with the characters, who all come alive on the page.

The story took me on a huge emotional rollercoaster from start to finish. Trent's grandfather is a wonderful character and the warmth, pride and love he has for his grandson shone through. Having watched my mother grow weaker before she passed was painful, so I felt deeply for Trent as he watched his grandfather weaken too. I loved the dialogue between the characters too, it felt realistic. I am glad that there wasn't any insta-love between Cassie and Trent as it would have felt fake. However, I love the way their relationship grew into love. They have a chemistry that set fire to the page.

There is only one thing that bothered me about this story. There is (in my opinion) an unresolved issue with regards to the rivalry between Cassie's company and their competition. But, in the grand scheme of things, it is only a minor niggle on my part. I did, however, enjoy the first scene where Cassie meets Trent (even though it's mistaken identity) and later when an iguana is running around causing havoc. These scenes had me chuckling, though others had me crying. I reached the end of the book feeling happy. I am now looking forward to reading the rest of the series as soon as possible.

KyAnn Waters and Tarah Scott has written a fantastic contemporary romance. I love their writing style which is fast paced and entertaining, and the flow is wonderful too. Since Tarah Scott is already one of my favourite authors, I will have to add KyAnn Waters onto my list too. I am looking forward to reading more of both authors' books in the future.

Due to scenes of a sexual nature that are rather on the explicit side and some bad language, I do not recommend this book to readers under the age of 16. I do, however, highly recommend this book if you love contemporary romances. - Lynn Worton

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Award winning author Tarah Scott cut her teeth on authors such as Georgette Heyer, Zane Grey, and Amanda Quick. Her favorite book is a Tale of Two Cities, with Gone With the Wind as a close second. She writes modern classical romance, and paranormal and romantic suspense. Tarah grew up in Texas and currently resides in Westchester County, New York with her daughter.

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KyAnn Waters is a multi-published, award winning author of erotic romance. She lives in Utah with her husband, two children, and two dogs. She spends her days writing and her evenings with her family. She enjoys sporting events on the television, thrillers on the big screen, and hot scenes between the pages of her books.

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Friday, 21 October 2016

#FREE Book Blast & Giveaway: Kiss of Fire (The Imdalind Series by Rebecca Ethington @RebEthington

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Author: Rebecca Ethington Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

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Joclyn Despain has been marred by a brand on her skin. She doesn't know why the mark appeared on her neck, but she doesn't want anyone to see it, including her best friend Ryland, who knows everything else about her. The scar is the reason she hides herself behind baggy clothes, and won't let the idea of kissing Ryland enter her mind, no matter how much she wants to. The scar is the reason she is being hunted.If only she knew that she was.If only she had known that the cursed stone her estranged father sent for her 16th birthday would trigger a change in her. Now, she is being stalked by a tall blonde man, and is miraculously throwing her high school bully ten feet in the air.Joclyn attempts to find some answers and the courage to follow her heart. When Ryland finds her scar; only he knows what it means, and who will kill her because of it.


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Author: Natalina Reis
Title: Desert Jewel
Genre: Romantic Fantasy
Release Date: October 8, 2016
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Rebellion brews inside Milenda’s heart as the date for the Trials approach. As the
heiress to the throne of Natale, she is forced to choose a consort from the survivors of the
grueling quest across the desert.

Milenda’s heart belongs to Jaali and wants no part in the ancient and cruel ritual, but the
Elders—the true rulers of Natale—will not back down.

Jaali was brought from the far North as a child slave. His only chance to be with the woman
he loves is to volunteer for the Trials, no matter how dangerous or how much Milenda
objects.

Together they begin their journey of discovery and rebellion against the Elders. But will their
love be enough or will they lose everything they've fought for?



Milenda felt guilt nibbling at her toes. As the heiress to the crown, the Jewel, as she was often called, she was kept away from politics. Her royal father and the body of Elders wove a protective shield around her, keeping all the uncomfortable realities at bay. When Milenda had insisted on taking classes at the centuries-old university campus, she had almost caused a national crisis amongst the governing bodies. She would be exposed to facts and rumors they’d rather have hidden from her. She had been relentless in her desire, and at last they had given in.
All along, they’d had her followed. It was hard to ignore a giant hulk of a man, wearing the flamboyant uniform of the Protectors, always a few steps behind her. It was not hard to dissuade them from keeping a close guard on her; a few not-so-veiled threats of improper conduct and she soon lost her bodyguard. Everyone knew who she was and for the most part, much to her dismay, they kept their distance, too scared of committing some faux pas and of the government’s retaliation. Even the professors were guarded around her.
So, it was refreshing to really talk to someone who did not recognize her at all. To be treated like an ordinary young woman, even for just a few moments, was exciting and new.
“What do you study?” Jaali asked her, his pale blue eyes trained on her face. She felt a rush of heat crawling up her neck. The unusual young man tilted his head as if fascinated by what he was seeing. “Is it normal for your spots to shine?” he asked.
Damn it! My traitorous spots.
Her people’s typical skin spots were known to glow and shimmer when they got excited, embarrassed, or happy. Spots were distinct. Not one person from Nyota stock had the same pattern of matangazos. The location of the markings also changed from one person to another, but they were all in at least partially visible places of the body. Hers began on her right cheek by her ear and spilled in a flowing pattern like a cornucopia down her neck into her shoulder, dissolving at her shoulder blade. Her matangazos resembled the spots of a leopard, but on others, they were shaped like round dots or elongated ovals or even hearts. She remembered trying to hide her markings, which were naturally a slightly deeper color of amber, with makeup as a young teenager, trying to look more like the Wazi, whose skins were unmarked and smooth like sanded ebony. Her markings didn’t bother her anymore, though. She had grown to love and accept them as a part of what made her an individual, and nothing made her prouder than being regarded as her own person.


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Natalina wrote her first romance in collaboration with her best friend at the age of 13. Since then she has ventured into other genres, but romance is first and foremost in almost everything she writes. Her novel, We Will Always Have the Closet, is her first published romance.

After earning a degree in tourism and foreign languages, she worked as a tourist guide in her native Portugal for a short time before moving to the United States. She lived in three continents and a few islands, and her knack for languages and linguistics led her to a master’s degree in education. She lives in Virginia where she has taught English as a Second Language to elementary school children for more years than she cares to admit.
Natalina doesn’t believe you can have too many books or too much coffee. Art and dance make her happy and she is pretty sure she could survive on lobster and bananas alone. When she is not writing or stressing over lesson plans, she shares her life with her husband and two adult sons.

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Book Review of Necromancist (The Seven Forbidden Arts Book 6) Kindle by Charmaine Pauls @CharmainePauls



Book Title: Necromancist (Seven Forbidden Arts Book 6)
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance
Pages: 373
Author: Charmaine Pauls
Date Published: 11 October 2016

Synopsis:

Nine years ago he took her virginity. Now he’s back for revenge.

Alice Jones has loved one man only–the man who stripped her from her clothes and defenses to leave her vulnerable and cold, the man who took her virginity and went downstairs for ‘a glass of water’ never to return. After nine years the once poor and shamed Ivan Kray is back in London, now a world-famous rock star. He is wealthy, successful, surrounded by millions of fans, and built like a machine while she is struggling, single, overweight, and has to borrow affection from her neighbor’s cat. To make matters worse, he blames her and her family for driving him away. This time round, Ivan doesn’t come to her with gentle caresses and roses. He comes with vengeance and thorns that will either purge or destroy her.

A malnourished toddler barely kept from starving by a nursing dog, Ivan Kray grows up into a hard and emotionally scarred man with a golden voice and a cursed art. Suffering from visions and voices in his head, he finds peace in Alice Jones’ heart and naked arms, only to be knocked down once again. When she chooses her upper-class family over him, he slaves for nine long years to climb to the top of the ladder with one purpose only–to take revenge. He swore he’d be her first and last, and he isn’t a man to break his promises. His plans of submitting Alice to his will are hampered when someone tries to kill him. The sinister attempts on his life are more than the actions of a fan gone fanatic. When his hunter uses Alice to achieve his ominous goal, Ivan must acknowledge his true feelings and put his skills as necromancist to the ultimate test. Will his unusual ability be enough to save Alice before it’s too late to tell her the truth?

Review:


Necromancist (Seven Forbidden Arts, #6)Necromancist by Charmaine Pauls
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the sixth book in the Seven Forbidden Arts series. I loved it!

Alice Jones is a wonderful character. I really liked her. She is an independent woman and level headed, though she has low confidence in herself from being abandoned by her parents, and Ivan when she needed him the most. She is now working in the PR office of a theatre in London. However, nine years before she'd met Ivan Kray and fallen for him. After a night of passion he disappeared from her life. Now he's back and determined to exact revenge. Will she be able to survive with her heart intact, or will she have it broken all over again?

Ivan Kray is a character with a huge chip on his shoulder. I didn't like him very much to begin with, but as I got to know and understand him, he gained my admiration. He is a Necromancist, able to talk to the spirits of the dead. However, in Alice's presence, the voices and visions that usually plague him disappear. After being thrown out of the house by Alice's father nine years previously, he was determined to make something of himself and became a huge rock star. Now he's determined to punish Alice but as danger threatens, he finds himself having to make the biggest sacrifice of his life.

Having previously read the other books of the series (although for some reason I've missed Geomancist), when I found out that Necromancist was due to be released I pre-ordered my copy. However, I was also contacted by the author to see if I would like a complementary copy to read, which I accepted.

I started to read the story and was quickly hooked. I found myself on a huge emotional roller coaster ride from start to finish. There are a few twists and turns that I didn't see coming and a shocking scene that had me in tears. Finding out who Alice's father is, was a bit of a shock too. However, as this brought the other members of the paranormal task force into the story, it made sense. I loved meeting them again. The heat level between Alice and Ivan is extremely hot and the bedroom scenes are a little on the kinky side (think spanking and anal play, though not full on BDSM). I was unsure how the author was going to end the story, but I was pleasantly surprised with how it did end. I am now looking forward to reading book seven, which will, I think, be the final book of the series when it's released. Though, I think I will read Geomancist in the meantime. Although these books are standalone, it is better to read them in order.

Charmaine Pauls has written an entertaining standalone erotic romance. Her characters are lifelike and come alive on the page. I love her fast paced writing style and the flow is wonderful. I would definitely consider reading more of her books in the future.

Due to the explicit nature of some of the scenes, as well as use of foul language, I do not recommend this book to readers under the age of 18. I do, however, recommend this book if you love science fiction, erotica, erotic romance or paranormal romance genres. – Lynn Worton

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Charmaine Pauls was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. She obtained a masters degree in Communication at the University of Potchestroom, and followed a diverse career path in journalism, public relations, advertising, communications, photography, graphic design, and brand marketing. Her writing has always been an integral part of her professions.

After relocating to France with her French husband, she fulfilled her passion to write creatively full-time. Charmaine has published six novels since 2011, as well as several short stories and articles.

When she is not writing, she likes to travel, read, and rescue cats. Charmaine currently lives in Chile with her husband and children. Their household is a linguistic mélange of Afrikaans, English, French and Spanish.

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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Cover Reveal: Burn With Me by Rachael Tonks @rtonksauthor



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Author: Rachael Tonks

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Synopsis

Caleb.

I’m a monster.
What I did in my past will forever haunt me.
I don’t deserve anything but pain after all I've done. No love. No happiness.
Knowing I didn't deserve love didn't stop me from wanting it. From wanting her.
The first time my eyes laid sight on her, I was captivated. As much as I try to fight the want, I can’t get her out of my head. She consumes every part of my mind.
I can’t stay away. I don't want to stay away.
But I know the minute she finds out about my past, about where I’ve been and what I’ve done, she will hate me.

Amber.

Starting a new life in Portland with my best friend, I never expected to meet anyone. I didn't want to either. But then my path collided with his. The dark, steely eyed man that hides away from the world. Caleb is an absolute mystery, keeping everything locked away and hidden.
I need more. Want more.
He’s an addiction for me. A drug I can’t and don't want to withdraw from.
I'm determined to know all he's hiding.

When the fire of their passion collides with his hidden past, Amber must decide to let him endure the pain alone or burn with him.





✯ ☆҉‿➹⁀☆҉☆ABOUT THE AUTHOR✯ ☆҉‿➹⁀☆҉☆

Rachael Tonks is a new to the scene author with a love of books, and a
particular love of the romance genre. As a child Rachael could always be
found with her head in a book, but it wasn’t until the beginning of 2015
when Rachael’s love of books really took over. Reading spurred on her
desires to put pen to paper, and write down the story of the characters
screaming for their story to be told. Starting out her career with a new adult
romance novel, she is currently working on her fourth novel which she
plans to release early-2017. Rachael lives in the steely suburb of Sheffield,
in the north of England with her husband, 3 beautiful children and her 2
crazy dogs. She loves nothing more reading with a good cup of tea and is
self-proclaimed chocoholic!

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Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Book Review of Eumundi And Friends: Hot Air Ballooning: The Adventures Begin by Stuart Anner & Kristen Anner Eumundi and Friends @eumundiandfriends



Book Title: Eumundi and Friends: Hot Air Ballooning
Genre: YA Middle Grade Adventure
Pages: 34
Author: Stuart & Kristen Anner
Date Published: 5 November 2014 (E-Book)

Synopsis:

Eumundi and Friends: Hot Air Ballooning

Hot Air Ballooning is the first book in a series of children's books about the adventurous and fun-loving Eumundi Mouse and her friends.

Meet Eumundi, (You-MUN-Dee) who is no ordinary mouse. She is an adventurer! In today’s adventure, Eumundi is so excited because she will fly high into the sky in a hot air balloon. Join her as she meets new friends, Julia and Hammy and together they take the ride of their lives.

How do the friends meet?
Who is flying the balloon?
What adventures do the new friends get up to on their journey?
And how will they get down?


Ideally suited for children aged 7 to 9, however will also suit younger children when read to by an adult.

Review:


Eumundi And Friends: Hot Air Ballooning: The Adventures BeginEumundi And Friends: Hot Air Ballooning: The Adventures Begin by Stuart Anner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

This is the first book in a children's adventure series. I loved it!

Eumundi (pronounced You-MUN-Dee) is a wonderful character. She is a mouse who loves to go on adventures. I found her to be incredibly brave, impetuous and determined to have fun.

I was contacted by the author to see if I would be willing to read the book and, because I am mentoring reluctant readers at a local school, I thought I would give this a go and get their feedback too.

I really love the illustrations which accompanied the story. The pictures drawn by Cristina Birtea brought the characters and story alive. I love the detail that has gone into them.

I started to read this book with one of my students and, although she is nine, she has a younger reading age and struggled with some of the words. And, because she is a reluctant reader, she also found the going hard so became restless and bored after a few pages. I therefore stopped reading it with her. However, I decided to read this on my own later. I found it to be a fun, enjoyable story.

Eumundi is joined by two other characters on her hot ballooning adventure. They are: Julia, a very posh mouse and Hammy, a hamster who stows away in the picnic basket. The story takes the reader on an exciting adventure through the skies in a hot air balloon. I have always wanted to do one of these trips, but after my sister went up in one and didn't recommend the landing, I decided not to. However, I digress - back to the review.

Although my student struggled with the words (especially Eumundi's name pronunciation amongst other things), I am sure that young readers who are not reluctant at reading will enjoy this tale as much as I did. Being as I am an adult and not the intended age group for this book, I did find some of the things Eumundi did (like throwing out the sand bags for instance) a little counter-productive. I get that to get lift in a hot air balloon you need to get rid of weight, but you would need weight to act as ballast when wanting to return back to the ground surely? Ugh! Physics was never my strong suit at school. But, having said that, children wouldn't consider this strange. The story ends happily and I would definitely consider reading more of Eumundi's adventures in the future. I am just sorry my reluctant reader was not able to finish it as I am sure she would have enjoyed it once she got into it. I will keep trying.

Stuart Anner & Kristen Anner are father and daughter and have written an exciting adventure story for young middle grade aged children. I love their writing style, which is fast paced but not rushed, and the flow was wonderful.

I highly recommend this children's adventure books to children aged 7-10 and to adults who love reading YA middle grade adventure stories. - Lynn Worton

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About The Authors:


Stuart Anner began writing Eumundi stories after his daughter Kristen found the cutest toy mouse at Eumundi Markets in Queensland, Australia. Eumundi immediately became her favourite toy and has travelled everywhere with her ever since!

The tales of Eumundi’s adventures grew out of Stuart’s love of life, and his strong belief that a person can do anything they set their mind to. Wanting to encourage a spirit of adventure in Kristen, he wrote of all the amazing adventures Eumundi and her friends had.

In creating the Eumundi stories, Stuart uses a combination of real life adventures and holidays that he and his family have had together, while other stories have originated in the imaginations of Stuart and Kristen.

Kristen was four when Eumundi came into their lives and the adventures began. As a young child, she was fully engaged in these exciting stories and would ask many questions which have helped shape the stories. As she grew older, Kristen has helped fill in the details of the adventures and even writes her own Eumundi stories…. And she still loves a good Eumundi story to be told to her!

Stuart and Kristen know there are other children and families who would love to join Eumundi and her friends on their great adventures. So it’s with great joy that they have set about creating a series of books from the many stories they captured on paper through the years.
Come and join Stuart and Kristen as they take you on an adventure with Eumundi and Friends!!

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