Kindle Force: Vampire Samurai by Kailin Gow

Publication Date : September 22, 2020
ASIN : B084HHV1VY
Publisher : RomanceOnTheGoBooks

Imprint of Sparklesoup (September 22, 2020)
Language: : English



Praise for KAILIN GOW“The Saving You Saving Me Project is an important work that covers issues that are real.Read the book [and] support the project.” —Frankie Boyer Show, nationally syndicated show in Boston’s top station.

“[Kailin Gow] is very very sweet and an expert on body issues, self-esteem, and women’s issues…” —Broadminded Show, nationally syndicated show on women and celebrities. Sirius XM Radio.

“Kailin Gow is an expert on young adult issues and self-esteem. On top of that, she’s a very successful fiction author…” —John Mercure, news host on #1 radio news station WTMJ, Milwaukee.

Vol. 2 of Vampire Samurai – continues Evie Everheart’s kick-a$$ adventure with the Vampire Samurai and his band of hot brothers…

Here’s what it’s about:

I am Evie Everheart. As a Life’s Blood Carrier, I am pursued by all vampires who want to become All Powerful or to become human again. Which is practically ALL vampires. Basically, I’m screwed.

Then I meet him, the Vampire Samurai and his band of brothers…another vampire, a fae, and a shifter.
What they want of me, I’ve yet to find out.

Friend or foe?

I don’t know. But as a carrier, all I know is that I must do everything I can to keep the vampires from getting my blood or humanity as we know it, would end.

**Vampire Samurai is a new series in the PULSE Vampires World Series, a YA series appropriate for age 16 and up. Rating is TV-14.

 

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From visiting Romania, Award-winning and Million-Selling USA Today Bestselling Author Kailin Gowwas asked to write stories about vampires; visiting the Black Forest in Germany and seeing the castles of Europe inspired her to write fantasy; visiting Asia’s mystical mountains inspired her to write action adventure and mythological dystopians. From her experience in college as a peer counselor and her volunteer work with women’s shelters, she was inspired to write contemporary romance with social issues for women, new adults, young adults, and teens. Having faced adversity, including battling stereotypes and bullying, Kailin Gow has become a well-known speaker and figure in media. Her adventurous bold spirit has taken her around the world, where she has ridden on top of elephants through jungles, hand-fed sting rays, studied kung fu from a Shaolin Temple monk, and learned cooking from a celebrity chef.

Compelled to write her first fiction book because of 9/11, Kailin Gow now has over 465 fiction books published under Kailin Gow and various Pen Names which are USA Today Bestselling authors in many genres. She is also an award-winning screenwriter, director, producer, speaker, and host whose films have screened and premiered in theaters all over the world including at Cannes. As a speaker and host, she has hosted international shows at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, been a celebrity judge at beauty pageants, been a judge for writing contests, and hosted television series. She was featured as an Indie Author Success Story on the homepage of Amazon for a month and is also included in Amazon’s book called Transformations, and her YA book series called Bitter Frost Series has been made into a digital game, an animated award-winning short film, and is in development as a television series, and her coming of age YA/New Adult romance Loving Summer is being developed as a featured film.

        

 

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Book Tour (REVIEW): Copy Boy by Shelley Blanton-Stroud

Join Us For This Tour from August 24 to September 18, 2020BOOK DETAILS:
Series Title: COPY BOY by Shelley Blanton-Stroud
Category: AdultFiction (18+)
Genre: Noir, Historical Mystery, Literary
Publisher: She Writes Press
Release dates: June 23, 2020
Content Rating:
PG-13 + M. The book includes: the F-word 7 times, the word “g–dammit” 4 times, and one violent fight in the beginning.

Book Description:

Jane’s
a very brave boy. And a very difficult girl. She’ll become a remarkable
woman, an icon of her century, but that’s a long way off. Not my fault,
she thinks, dropping a bloody crowbar in the irrigation ditch after
Daddy. She steals Momma’s Ford and escapes to Depression-era San
Francisco, where she fakes her way into work as a newspaper copy boy.
Everything’s looking up. She’s climbing the ladder at the paper, winning
validation, skill, and connections with the artists and thinkers of her
day. But then Daddy reappears on the paper’s front page, his arm around
a girl who’s just been beaten into a coma one block from Jane’s
newspaper―hit in the head with a crowbar. Jane’s got to find Daddy
before he finds her, and before everyone else finds her out. She’s got
to protect her invented identity. This is what she thinks she wants.
It’s definitely what her dead brother wants.

MY REVIEW
I received a copy for an honest review. What follows is my opinion and mine alone. There was no compensation made for this review.
Set in the Depression Era, Copy Boy is a new look at feminism, finding your voice, and the struggles society from all around go through. It follows the life of Jane who poses as her long dead twin brother in order to find a job and make a name for herself. In the midst of this struggle, there is a mixture of mystery and corruption that she has to deal with.

What I found interesting about this book is the different types of women and their own inner power struggles. We have Jane, a young woman who has no real prospect but a lot of ambition and drive. There is her mother, a woman willing to do anything and bide her time to get what she wants. There is the girl who Jane moves in with and the other woman who takes her in and guides her through the California city backdrop. Every female character has their own motivations and actions that at first you feel are just that, but if you look at this book with a feminist lens, you start to see a pattern that coincides with society’s view of the female gender.

I found the story itself to be a bit slow, but there was still a level and value of entertainment involved. There are moments that the writing style is almost poetic, but it doesn’t feel out of place or pull away the reader from the book. This is a book I’d like to reread with a theoretical mindset.

Meet the Author:Shelley Blanton-Stroud grew up in California’s Central Valley, the daughter of
Dust Bowl immigrants who made good on their ambition to get out of the
field. She teaches college writing in Northern California and consults
with writers in the energy industry. She co-directs Stories on Stage
Sacramento, where actors perform the stories of established and emerging
authors, and serves on the advisory board of 916 Ink, an arts-based
creative writing nonprofit for children. She has also served on the
Writers’ Advisory Board for the Belize Writers’ Conference. Copy Boy is
her first novel, and she’s currently working on her second. She also
writes and publishes flash fiction and non-fiction, which you can find
at such journals as Brevity and Cleaver. She and her husband live in
Sacramento with an aging beagle and many photos of their out-of-state
sons.Connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ bookbub
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Book Tour (REVIEW): Secret Legacy by Carissa Andrews

Secret Legacy
Carissa Andrews
(The Windhaven Witches #1)
Publication date: September 15th 2020
Genres: Adult, Paranormal

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Nestled in the woods of Windhaven, Blackwood Manor waits to unleash a dark and deadly legacy…

When Autumn Blackwood shows up at Windhaven Academy for the Witching Stick Orientation, she hopes to find out what dormant powers she could possibly possess to have been accepted to the elite supernatural school. Instead, the academy is in chaos as everyone frantically hunts for two missing girls.

But as school begins with Autumn no closer to figuring out her powers, strange occurrences start to follow her everywhere. Even at home, Blackwood Manor keeps many secrets, and Autumn can’t escape its haunting past.

New friends urge her to learn more about her family’s history in order to unlock her powers and make sense of what’s happening at Blackwood Manor, but Autumn’s not so sure. Once an accident brings Autumn face-to-face with death, however, she realizes her gifts are tied to a legacy that can either save or doom them all…

Fans of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House, Joe Hill’s Locke & Key, or MR Forbes’ Necromancer: The Complete Series will love The Windhaven Witches.

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MY REVIEW

I received a free copy for an honest review. What follows is my opinion and mine alone. There was no compensation for this review.

Secret Legacy is a paranormal fantasy romance that plays on nostalgia while adding its own flair to the paranormal genre. It is a book that is easy to get into, may take a little time to warm up, but the ending is sufficient enough to entice a reader to the next part in the series.

Written in first person, the book is about a young woman who thinks she is normal but is accepted into a prestigious supernatural university nonetheless. With that mystery, she is pushed into going and is placed in the center of another mystery on top of finding out just what type of supernatural she really is.

As I said in the beginning, the book is easy to start. The writing style is reminiscent of young adult books and reads like one. That, added with the geeky references, it is likely a 90’s kid would at least enjoy parts. That said, it did droll on around the 20% mark.

I wasn’t invested in the budding romance that is introduced in the beginning, though I cannot be sure that it’s more because of my current life or the story itself. The Male lead is charming and has moments where I do like him, but again, I wasn’t too invested. That isn’t to say that the rest of the book was bad.

The mystery involving Autumn, our main character, was enough to keep me reading and it only got more intriguing the moment she returned to the family home she barely remembers.

Secret Legacy is a decent enough first book that I can see growing with each passing addition to the series and world. Worth a look if you want something new and fairly easy to read between the big stuff you are plowing through.

Author Bio:

“An author emerges from the depths of Minnesotan waters. Sci-fi/Fantasy is my pen of choice.”

Carissa Andrews is a Minnesota-based genre-bending author who writes a combination of science fiction, fantasy, and dystopia. When not writing her own books, she’s busy reading them.

Carissa’s internationally bestselling trilogy, The Pendomus Chronicles, is now in digital, print, and audiobook formats. She has hit the scene as an up and coming speculative fiction author who uses a mix of scifi and fantasy, twisted in modern mythology and alternative history. Check out The Final Five, Oracle, Awakening, and Love is a Merciless God!

Carissa has big plans for 2020. Check out her upcoming series, The Windhaven Witches.

For more information on their release, visit Carissa Andrews’ author website: http://www.carissaandrews.com and sign up for her newsletter notifications.

She lives in central Minnesota with her husband and brood of five kids. Not to mention, her insane husky puppies, Aztec and Pharaoh.

Carissa is also a freelance graphic designer, writer and content creator, social media manager, and marketing professional. She writes consistently on topics of science, technology, art, writing, photography, graphic design, health, self-improvement, and more. Her articles can be found published across the interwebs. Carissa is also a Top-Rated Freelancer on Upwork, and can be contacted for freelancing opportunities: http://bit.ly/UpworkCarissaAndrews

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Book Tour (EXCERPT): The Sargeant’s Daughter by Teressa Shelton

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: She Writes Press (August 11, 2020)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1631527215
ISBN-13: 978-1631527210



Praise for THE SERGEANT’S DAUGHTER

“Shelton hails from an extremely dysfunctional family, but, miraculously, she survives intact. People in seemingly hopeless situations may take solace.” ―Booklist

As a little girl, Teressa’s father dotes on her and little sister, Karen, while mercilessly mocking her older sister, Debbie. Teressa thinks its Debbie’s fault―until she gets a little older and he begins tormenting her, too. Soon enough, his verbal abuse turns physical. Her sergeant father brings his military life home, meeting each of his daughters’ infractions with extreme punishment for them all. Meanwhile, their mother watches silently, never defending her daughters and never subjected to physical abuse herself. Terrified to be at home and terrified to tell anyone, Teressa seeks solace in books, music, and the family she can find outside of her home: a best friend, a kind neighbor, and a doting grandfather. At first cowed by her father’s abuse and desperate to believe that maybe, one day, things will change, Teressa ultimately grows into a young woman who understands that if she wants a better life, she’ll have to build it for herself―so she does.

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Chapter 15 — The Sergeant’s Daughter Excerpt

Mom and Dad were waiting for us when we got off the plane at the Seattle airport that January morning in 1968. I’d been so nervous during the trip that I’d sweated through my dress, and so the first thing I wanted to do was to change clothes, but Dad insisted we hit the road and begin the 2,200- mile journey to Missouri.

“Who’s riding with me?” Mom asked.

“I am,” my sisters and I all said in unison.

Mom gave me a little kick and nodded her head in Dad’s direction, her way of instructing me to ride with him. She told us he would be lonely if one of us didn’t go with him. I didn’t believe her for a second. Dad was happiest when no one was around to bother him. Anyway, I didn’t want to ride with him. He drove too fast and smoked too much. Mom smoked, too, but at least she rolled her window down and blew the smoke outside. Sometimes the smoke in Dad’s truck got so thick that my face turned yellow. When Dad noticed, he’d threaten, “You better not puke in my truck.”

Dad always led the way down the highway on our trips, and Mom followed. But it didn’t take long before her car was no longer visible in Dad’s rearview mirror. He’d pull over and smoke another cigarette. When Mom’s car was only inches away, Dad would pull in front of her to regain the lead.

This time while waiting for Mom, Dad smoked two cigarettes. Then he cursed and jumped out of the truck, pacing up and down the shoulder of the road until Mom parked behind us. As soon as she stepped out of the car, Dad was on her. “How long do you think I’ve been waiting?”

Mom said she didn’t know. “I’m not the driver you are. The roads are slick, and the girls are scared.”

“I don’t give a shit,” Dad huffed. “From here on out, I want that Rambler’s fender kissing my bumper. You got that?”

When Dad got back in the truck, I knew the drill: keep my eyes down and don’t say a word. But my knees started to shake. Dad glared at me and then at my knees. “Damn it, Teressa,” he said. “Stop those knees, or I’ll give you a reason to shake.”

But my knees wouldn’t behave, no matter how hard I tried to make them. Dad slammed on the brakes. He told me to get in the back. I was confused. Did he mean that I should go outside?

“I’m not going to tell you again,” Dad said. “Get in the back of the truck!”

I reached down to grab my coat off the floor, but Dad snatched me by my shirt, opened the door, and shoved me out into the frigid Montana air. I stood there, my head spinning. Dad tapped on the gas. I knew if I didn’t jump into the truck bed, he’d leave me on the side of the road. I hunkered down against the cab, with my back against the glass. When Dad took off, my eyes watered and my tears instantly froze.

Off in the distance, I saw Mom’s car and imagined my sisters’ faces pressed against the front window. I kept watching the red Rambler, looking for a sign. But Mom did what she always did: She followed Dad. Just when I thought my fingers might snap, Dad hit the brakes, jolting me against the cab. He got out of his truck, slammed the door, grabbed me by the arm, and plopped me on the side of the road. “Now, by damn,” he said, “you’ve got something to shake about.”

Copyright © 2020 by Teressa Shelton

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Teressa Shelton has lived in nine states and three countries. After graduating from Belmont University in Nashville, she embarked on a career in managing medical practices. She lives with her family in Springfield, IL. The Sergeant’s Daughter is her first book.

     
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Blog Tour (REVIEW): Heart Sister by Michael F. Stewart

Heart Sister
Michael F. Stewart
Publication date: September 15th 2020
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

After his twin sister, Minnie, dies in an accident, Emmitt’s world goes sideways. He’s lost his best friend and it feels like the family is falling apart without her. But Minnie was an organ donor and Emmitt soon receives an anonymous thank you letter from one of the transplant recipients. Inspiration strikes, and he decides to try and put his sister back together, in spirit. He’s going to track down each organ recipient and film them to show his parents the results of Minnie’s selfless act and help them move on. But when each recipient falls short of his expectations and the star of his film, the girl who received his sister’s heart, refuses to meet him, Emmitt has to turn to extreme measures to find her. What he doesn’t know is that his “heart sister” is hiding an agonizing secret, one that could push Emmitt to the breaking point.

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MY REVIEW

I received a free copy via Xpresso Book Tours for an honest review. What follows is my opinion and mine alone. There was no compensation made for this review.

You know the videos, the ones circulating in your social media feed, a grieving family member leans to a stranger’s chest, a stethoscope in their ears. They place the circle on the chest and listen. They listen to the heartbeat of their lost husband or son, mother or daughter, sister or brother. Tears start flowing from the organ recipient, the onlookers, the family, and you, the viewer. No one is dried eyed.

Reading this book was a bit like that. You see the process of grief and a young man trying to grapple and make sense of the loss of his twin. He tries to bring her to life in the best way he knows how: Film and Virtual Reality. In the process, he makes life-lasting connections and learns something about himself.

To say this book is a single-sitting read won’t give it justice, even though it easily is. It isn’t the length that makes it that way, it’s the emotion weaved into the prose. You feel with Emmitt. You laugh with Emmitt. And you may even cry for Emmitt. I didn’t want to put down this book. Not even for food and I love food.

Michael F. Stewart is a craftsman with his writing. Heart Sister is easily one of the best books I’ve read this year thus far. I was pulled into the narrative and I felt for the family. I wanted to help Emmitt find his organ siblings. The number of different people his sister helped through her donorship shows that every person is important. Every human being has the ability to be a hero and it isn’t just the donor who are the heroes. The family that is willing to make that sacrifice is as well.

This is a book everyone should read. If you aren’t an organ donor, it may change your mind. If you are, it only solidifies that one day you may end up helping someone and it doesn’t mean that your family would be without you completely.

Author Bio:

Michael F. Stewart is an award-winning author of many books for young people in various genres, including Ray Vs. the Meaning of Life, which earned a Kirkus Star and won the Publishers Weekly’s Booklife Grand Prize. and Heart Sister (Summer/Fall 2020, Orca Books). Michael lives in Ottawa.

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JeanBookNerd Storytellers BOX: Summer Collection featuring Eat, Pray, #FML by Gabrielle Stone

 

I have just opened a new subscription box from JeanBookNerd Storytellers BOX! My video is down below as well as an excerpt from the book featured in the box: Eat, Pray, #FML by Gabrielle Stone.

A year and a half into our marriage, I found out my husband had been having an affair with a nineteen-year-old for six months. I filed for divorce and left.

Two weeks later I met a man, and we fell madly in love. It was a fairy-tale romance for a month and a half, and he convinced me to join him on a romantic month-long vacation in Italy. Forty-eight hours before we were supposed to get on a plane, he told me he needed to go by himself. I was devastated. So, I had a decision to make. Either stay home and be heartbroken, or go travel Europe for a month by myself. And staying at home heartbroken? F%*k. That.

What does a woman do when her life has fallen apart and her heart has been ripped out and stepped on twice in two months? She goes on a wild adventure, makes some bad decisions, and does a sh*t load of soul searching. But most importantly? She finds out how to love…herself.

This is so not Eat, Pray, Love.

This is Eat, Pray, #FML.

*Due to mature content and language this book is recommended to readers 18+*

“Reading this book has absolutely inspired me. These are words of pure truth. To say I needed to read this is an understatement. I’m so thankful for this book and how it opened my eyes about myself and my relationships. I’m ready to see it on the big screen!”
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“Eat, Pray, #FML is a riveting journey of what happens when your life is thrown to the wolves and you come out leading the pack. This isn’t a soul-searching book, it’s a soul defining book, and Gabrielle shows us how to elegantly do so…without giving a single f%*k.”
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Blog Tour (REVIEW): Sparrow by Mary Cecilia Jackson

Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Tor Teen (March 17, 2020)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0765398850
ISBN-13: 978-0765398857

 
Praise for SPARROW

 

“Mary Cecilia Jackson leaves no perspective unexplored in this beautifully woven story of love, loss, self-acceptance, and strength. Sparrow and Lucas are heroes in every sense of the word, as they navigate a new, unfamiliar dance―the pain of knowing when to stay grounded and when to fly.” ―Jennifer Brown, bestselling author of Hate List

In the tradition of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak, a devastating but hopeful YA debut about a ballerina who finds the courage to confront the abuse that haunts her past and threatens her future.

There are two kinds of people on the planet. Hunters and prey
I thought I would be safe after my mother died. I thought I could stop searching for new places to hide. But you can’t escape what you are, what you’ve always been.
My name is Savannah Darcy Rose.
And I am still prey.

Though Savannah Rose―Sparrow to her friends and family―is a gifted ballerina, her real talent is keeping secrets. Schooled in silence by her long-dead mother, Sparrow has always believed that her lifelong creed―“I’m not the kind of girl who tells”―will make her just like everyone else: Normal. Happy. Safe. But in the aftermath of a brutal assault by her seemingly perfect boyfriend Tristan, Sparrow must finally find the courage to confront the ghosts of her past, or lose herself forever….

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MY REVIEW
I received a copy of Sparrow for an honest review. What follows is my opinion and mine alone. There was no compensation for this review.
Oh man. That’s really all I can say. Oh. Man. Oh man, the writing is well done. Oh man, the dual point of view is great. Oh man, what a heavy subject.
And, it is. Sparrow is a Young Adult contemporary that hits home for abuse victims as well as educates the readers who haven’t experienced violence in their dating or family life. With the dual point of view, you get both the victim and the outside friend trying to keep the victim safe. You learn what it feels like to be on one end and what you can do or what signs to recognize if you are the friend.
It is an easy read, pulling you into the story through the narrative, but not a book you can read in one sitting. At least, I couldn’t. It kind of reminded me of some of my personal experiences (though I never experienced physical), but that didn’t push away from the story. If anything, it made me value what Jackson was doing as well as gave me more value. Seeing abuse as an outsider kind of forces you to recognize that you aren’t the one at fault or in trouble. You are the one trying to survive.
And that’s a HUGE message to give to readers. Your value isn’t what others make it out to be. It’s what you put into your life.
Jackson weaves a beautiful story, giving the reader just enough to know what is happening, but switches the narrative to give you outside insight. Through that shift, you notice what the previous viewpoint didn’t. You see what signs to look out for if you suspect your loved ones are in a bad relationship. This is definitely a book to read, but a heavy subject for just one sitting.
Seriously, you need to read this book.
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Mary Cecilia Jackson has worked as a middle school teacher, an adjunct instructor of college freshmen, a technical writer and editor, a speechwriter, a museum docent, and a development officer for central Virginia’s PBS and NPR stations. Her first novel, Sparrow, was an honor recipient of the SCBWI Sue Alexander Award and a young-adult finalist in the Writers’ League of Texas manuscript contest. She lives with her architect husband, William, in Western North Carolina and Hawaii, where they have a farm and five ridiculously adorable goats.

 
       
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Book Tour (REVIEW): Diamond in the Rough by Skye Warren

Diamond in the Rough
by Skye Warren
Publication date: July 7th 2020
Genres: Adult, Romance
Synopsis:

I’m on my way to meet my birth parents when it happens. A white van. A dark hood. Every woman’s worst nightmare. Now I’m trapped in an abandoned building. The man who took me says I won’t be hurt. The man in the cell next to me says that’s a lie. I’ll fight with every ounce of strength, but there are secrets in these walls. I’ll need every single one of them to survive.

DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH is a new dark romance from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren. Finding yourself has never been so dangerous…Goodreadshttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53184572-diamond-in-the-rough
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MY REVIEW

I received a copy of Diamond in the Rough for an honest review. What follows is my opinion and mine alone. There was no compensation made for this review.

This is my first Skye Warren book. I was in the need for a romance with edge and I found it. Written to dual POV, the book is engaging and follows the two main leads as they escape.

The characters themselves have a bit of chemistry, but I felt there could have been more. It’s not that I didn’t connect with Holly or Elijah, I did, but I think reading the companion novella helped. That novella was this book’s prequel and set the hidden relationship and chemistry the two had before the events of the main book.

What the book did excell in was set up a world that has me wanting more. I’d love to see what happens with the minor characters as well as Holly and Elijah.

All in all, it was a good distraction from day to day life and I think I’d try another Warren book.

AUTHOR BIO:Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance. Her new book ESCORT is out now!

“ESCORT is perfection only Skye Warren can deliver—a poetically erotic tale of exquisitely damaged characters, devastating secrets, revenge and redemption.” – Samanthe Beck, USA Today bestselling author

“Hypnotically romantic…this book reads like a sensual dream and I didn’t want to wake up.” – Tessa Bailey, New York Times bestselling author

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Review: Lupine by Hanleigh Bradley

They say I’m their princess! Who are they kidding? I’m just Silver Springs Resident Orphan.
Even in Silver Springs, a town full of paranormal abnormalities, Lupine, the town’s resident orphan has never felt like she belonged.
Overworked, stressed, hair flying everywhere, Lupine is constantly on the move working with the unique children in the Silver Spring’s Orphanage. The Silver Springs human population regularly grumble to her about their parenting challenges.
They have no idea! They should try being responsible for twenty or so paranormal children. The orphanage is pure mayhem. The witches are hiding Lupine’s keys, the half-angels keep levitating up to the roof and the shifters are running rogue.
When the mafia come to town, will she finally find her home among the wolves?
Lupine is a paranormal reverse harem romance. It’s part of the Silver Springs shared universe.
Scroll up to read this mafia royalty, reverse harem romance today.

I received a copy of Lupine for an honest review. What follows is my opinion and mine alone.

Being my first Hanleigh Bradley book, I wasn’t sure what to expect writing style wise. I knew what the content would generally be. The main heroine will be named as the title of the book, there will be paranormal elements, and the romance is a reverse harem. For me, reverse harem is a hit or miss. Not that it’s bad, it isn’t, it just depends on the author’s delivery.

Hanleigh Bradley is a good delivery person. Her writing style is easy to get into and gave me enough about the world that makes me want to read other books in the series collection written by different authors. Her main character, Lupine is a wolf shifter and though I would have loved more of the furry side, she is a strong-willed heroine that had me flipping through the pages as quickly as I could. This book was easily a single sitting read.

Guilt free and filled with personal relationships: from working, family, and romance, this book was the piece of fluff and excitement I needed during this stressful time. I definitely recommend others to read Hanleigh Bradley if they just need a step back and some magic in their lives. And, I’m looking forward to reading more from this series.

Cover Reveal: Ruin by Rebecca L. Garcia

Only the beautiful can love, the graceful thrive, and the powerful reign… and I am none of those things Fated to be the ugly princess, I was locked away behind castle doors. My father reigned with immortal power, and brothers and sisters were adored and loved by our people, and the throne that was supposed to belong to me would go my brother instead.

I wanted it all…

I turned to a darker magic, one without limits that would set me free… but love had other plans. My powers demanded sacrifice, but little did I know the greatest would be my heart

Ruin releases August 25th