Monday, April 10, 2017

Promo: The Wanderer @DahliaDonovan


Title: The Wanderer
Series: The Sin Bin, Book 1
Genre: Gay Romance
Release Date: April 8, 2017
Cover Designer: Claire Smith
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Graham Hodson lives for adventure. His entire life has revolved around his obsessive wanderlust. His inner fear of staying in one place or being with one person for too long has kept him on the go. The last thing he expects is a sudden diagnosis to ground his travel—permanently.

Boyce “BC” Brooks has screwed up his lifelong dream of being the captain of the English national rugby team. He’s lost everything. When his uncle leaves him an inn and a dog in Cornwall, he has little choice but to try his hand at innkeeper.

Can two jokesters kicked around by life and their own decisions find stability when their world shakes beneath their feet?





Dahlia Donovan wrote her first romance series after a crazy dream about shifters and damsels in distress. She prefers irreverent humour and unconventional characters. An autistic and occasional hermit, her life wouldn’t be complete without her husband and her massive collection of books and video games.



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Friday, April 7, 2017

Review: Consurge @dtyllin

TITLE: Consurge
SERIES: Somniare #2
AUTHOR: D.T. Dyllin
RELEASE DATE: October 18th, 2016
PUBLISHER: Tik Tok Press
FORMAT: Paperback & Ebook
SOURCE: complimentary copy


Remy Novem went from one nightmare to another…only this time she’s awake. After clawing her way out of Somniare, Remy finds a world she doesn’t recognize. Her family and friends have been slaughtered, and a war is brewing between light and dark forces. Sacrifices will be made, and unlikely alliances formed, but ultimately the fate of the world will rest on one magical being’s shoulders… And it isn’t Remy.



D.T. Dyllin is a bestselling author who writes both paranormal and contemporary romance. Anything with a love story is her kryptonite. Her obsession with affairs-of-the-heart is what first drove her to begin twisting her own tales of scorching romance. 

D.T. was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Black & Gold for life, baby!) She now lives in Little Rock, Arkansas with her husband and two spoiled German Shepherds.


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'Consurge' is as dark, intense and full of surprises as the first book. Remy is still fighting to get her life back on track and figuring out how to save the one she loves. 

The book is full of action, jumping between worlds and trying to make the right choices. When she start to discover the reason behind her father actions and all the things surrounding her family and her magic your mind is blown away. 

The book is well written as usual with all D.T. DYillin's books and the characters are credible and real. Their imperfections make them more believable and you end up liking or hating them. I really enjoyed the little hint to other series written by the author, I liked the connection between the worlds.



Monday, April 3, 2017

Review: Somniare @dtdyllin

TITLE: Somniare
SERIES: Somniare #1
AUTHOR: D.T. Dyllin
RELEASE DATE: July 19th, 2016
PUBLISHER: Tik Tok Press
FORMAT: Paperback & ebook
SOURCE: complimentary copy


Remy Novem was murdered…
But she didn’t die. 
Forced to escape to Somniare, a dream landscape, Remy must somehow survive living nightmares, and endless torment without using her magic. Her only hope for freedom is to hitch a ride with a human back into reality, tricking the poor creature into believing no harm will befall them.
Remy isn’t troubled by the fact that she must kill to live…
Until love changes everything.



D.T. Dyllin is a bestselling author who writes both paranormal and contemporary romance. Anything with a love story is her kryptonite. Her obsession with affairs-of-the-heart is what first drove her to begin twisting her own tales of scorching romance. 

D.T. was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Black & Gold for life, baby!) She now lives in Little Rock, Arkansas with her husband and two spoiled German Shepherds.


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So... yes, Remy died and now she is stuck in Somniare, a place where all your worst nightmares can be a reality. She was about to have her big night and as a witch, she was really expecting the event, however, she was murdered and now is fighting for her life back. 

Litlle by little we discover this world where witches, faes, kitsunes, and magic are real. We get to witness a lot of action scenes and she is always getting into more complications trying to escape Somniare.

Remy is an interesting character. She has some interesting inner dialogues and sometimes her choices are not the best but she is not perfect and doesn't try to be. I really loved the live doll that goes with her, it was super sweet.

This one was a good change of scenario for D.T. Dyllin given that I'm really used to read her "adult books", this YA is something different but still has her essence. There is a lot of romance of course!!! what's life without romance? but this time the romance is quite tricky and complicated.




Friday, March 31, 2017

Review: Better than the Best @amabel_daniels

TITLE: Better than the Best
AUTHOR: Amabel Daniels
RELEASE DATE: November 2nd, 2015
FORMAT: Paperback & ebook
SOURCE: complimentary copy


A new beginning. Turning a leaf. All that crap. 
After her divorce and the death of one of her patients, an ER nurse, Kelly Newland, searches for a fresh start in the little town of Churchston. As she learns to accept her failures in life, she befriends some of the locals, except for one disgruntled man, the hero everybody loves to hate. 
He could feel their stares on his back, their judgments hovering over their heads. 
Will Parker suffers from PTSD, and as the black sheep of the sleepy lakeside community, he struggles to get back up on his feet. Initially, Kelly and Will mix like oil and water, but as a series of dangerous incidents strike the people closest to them, their antagonism turns from cool to hot. It is only when they realize it is impossible to resist each other that a killer closes in on them, threatening the love they've dared to find. 

Amabel Daniels lives in Northwest Ohio with her patient husband, adventurous toddler, smiley baby, and a collection of too many cats and dogs. Although she holds a Master’s degree in Ecology, her true love is finding a good book. When she isn’t spending time outdoors, she’s busy brewing up her next novel, usually as she lets her mind run off with the addictive words of “what if…”

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When you start reading and the first thing you read is about Kelly trapped in the bathroom while her husband is cheating on her, you expect to sort of romance where the main lady rediscovers herself. Well ... this book is far from that.

Yes, Kelly moves to this lovely little town and tries to start over and forget about the past. There is some tension with this guy, Will who is not so bad. But somehow people around here have strange accidents. At the same time, we read the POV of a really strange woman who is after Kelly and we do not know why.

Overall, the mystery is really good. You keep turning the pages trying to guess what's going to happen. The writing is really good. And the characters are great. There were some sex scenes which I thought were also a good addition.




Monday, March 27, 2017

$25 Amazon Voucher Giveaway @CatiaSkye







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Tiago, by Cátia Skye, YA Contemporary Romance

Two shattered hearts. One unstoppable love.

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New York, USA
Kezra, sixteen, dumped by her boyfriend of six months after he took her virginity, shocked by revelations about her father, falls into an abyss of panic and anxiety. On doctor's orders, she is sent on a vacation to get away from pressures.
Lisbon, Portugal
Tiago, seventeen, has lost more than most lose in a lifetime, believes implicitly in the inevitable Portuguese Tragedy, has left the thug-life, has left school, is just trying to survive each new day.
Neither of them is looking for love…

Categories:
  • Teen & Young Adult > Romance > Contemporary
  • Romance > Series
  • Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Coming of Age
  • Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Geography & Cultures > Europe


 

Kezra

The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

I am no looker.
I'm not a dog either. But I am no looker.
Aylin used to say I was precocious. "Precocious when it comes to boys," she'd say.
By the time I was done dating Conor, I said I was nothing but a fool.
I started dating too early. Antoni was the first guy I ever saw. I was fourteen, close to fifteen, sporting braces on my teeth. We shared a kiss, nothing passionate, innocent.
Until he touched my breasts and I went cold.
Fourteen. Was he a freaking idiot?
Dawson happened after that. It lasted three months. I was more grown up, more developed. My breasts, especially, were more developed.
I hate my breasts.
But it was Conor who would thrust me into the black world of adulthood with an indignant slap I am certain I will never forget.
I write because I am lonely.
I write because I hurt.
I write while tears drip from my eyes, turning the screen of my tablet into splotches of pixelated rainbows.
The way I was brought into this world has nothing to do with how I feel about love.
It has everything to do with how I feel about myself.
How much horror can a mind endure?
Are the pains of a sixteen-year-old laughed at by those older then her?
What pain did my mother suffer? ("Sometimes I went without food so that I wouldn't have to take that bastard's money, Kez.")
My pain is nothing compared to what hers must have been. And yet, the pain I feel is phenomenal.

Tiago

P.S. I Love You (2007)

Just before the sun rises, when the world is silent and the River Tejo laps gently at the stone steps leading to the giant Praça do Comércio square, leaves of golden sunlight shimmer above the surface of Lisbon's great river. This is my favorite time to sit on these steps, flicking stones into the water, letting my gaze drift west toward the ocean.
And I think of her.
I do not weep anymore. My eyes are dry. I have wept this entire river twice over and still that will not bring her back.
The seagulls taunt me, cawing in accusation. I should have moved faster, they say. I should not have been so complacent with my joy.
I never deserved that joy. I know it.

Tiago

Deadly is the Female (1950)

It is the week for meeting Americans. And if I thought my encounter with Dahlia went bad, then I can only compare my meeting with the one called Kezra to something just short of a nuclear war. It's my fault, mostly. But it's also her fault.
I would love to say that our first encounter is quaint and sweet, that it is the type of first-meeting you expect from a Rom-Com.
It is not.
It is a disaster.
And I am nothing short of a hungover bastard.
But let's call a spade a spade. Guilt must be placed where guilt belongs. And this chick is a real stinker of a piece of work too.
I guess you could say I started it.
I did.
But she contributes gladly to the atomic chain reaction which follows.
Dare I say, I think she even revels in it.
Copyright © 2017, Cátia Skye. All Rights Reserved.

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Cátia Skye AvatarCátia Skye is a New-York-born, Portuguese-American gal who now resides in the romantic heart of Lisbon, Portugal. She is the single mother of one rambunctious little boy, and pens romance novels between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. each night when her boy finally falls asleep.
Tiago is her first novel.

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