Review: Perception by Kendra Leigh

Title: Perception
Author: Kendra Leigh
Release Date: August 30th 2018
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Adult/Contemporary Romance
Source: Author
Format: eARC
Pages: 293
Rating: 4½ stars

*Thank you to the author for providing me with an eARC in exchange for a honest review.

Jackson Dean is a changed man—at least he thinks he is—but when a brush with the past leads him back into territory he’s long since left behind, he finds himself at war with his conscience. Snatching Savannah Harper from a Brooklyn street may have been okay with the wild and reckless guy he used to be, but what about now? 

Savannah is used to a life of brutality at the hands of her husband, but being stuffed into the trunk of a car by a brown-eyed stranger injects a fresh wave of terror into her heart. 

What transpires between Jackson and Savannah surprises both of them. Despite the unconventional way they’re thrown together, they form a bond that begins to challenge everything they know.

His Past. Her present. Their future.

Surrendering to the feelings they’ve unearthed will be a minefield, but it’s going up against the unknown that tests them to their limits. 

As the lines between perception and reality blur, it appears that nothing is as it seems.

Perception is not reality… and reality can be soul-destroying.

Perception. What an apt name for one of the most enthralling novels I have ever read!

I can’t quite put my fingers to it, but something about Kendra Leigh’s writing just pulls me in and before I know it, it feels as if I was right beside the characters, experiencing what they are feeling. The pain that eats them up inside, the intense emotions of love but having to walk away, and even to the point where hope starts to blossom within Savannah!

Perception is a novel that that would capture your full attention to the very end!

I can promise this – reading Perception would definitely give you an out-of-the-world experience!

As a reader, I don’t feel as if I am just reading the words written by the amazing Kendra Leigh. No, it feels more like I am experiencing the whole thing. The different emotions running high in the characters, the decisions they made, the consequences they face… It is truly an extraordinary feeling!

I believe the author has a flair for making the first meeting between the characters an unexpected one. Nothing is as it seems. That, and also her endings are often extremely satisfying, if not more. Her novels are not just the usual hot-brooding-stranger-with-a-past meeting a terror-stricken woman who’s suffering, and rescuing her from the hellhole she’s in.

It’s not just about the connection between two people, how they helped each other to survive their nightmares, It’s also about how they find a new purpose in life, how they break free from their prison and, how they rise from the ashes, burning brightly as the idea of life taking on a new meaning blossoms in heart and mind.

What I really love about Perception, is the lesson it teaches. Not just to those who were, or who still are suffering from Savannah went through, but also those who resign to their fate, even after they have a taste of what it feels like to be free from their cages. Not every Sparrow has their Bear, but however small hope may seem, however far, grab onto it and don’t give up.

Not to give too much away, but the bond between the Sparrow and her Bear is truly my favourite! Without her Bear, she might not have been able to fly freely in the sky. When it comes to Savannah and Jackson, the intensity of their emotions is literally of the charts, and I don’t even mean the physical contact between them!

Alright, before I start going on and on, and into way too many details, there is one particular scene that I love very much. It has something to do with fire! That is just one classic scene and honestly, I could picture it in my head. The image of Savannah becoming a phoenix and rising from the ashes burns brightly in my imagination!

Enough from me! I would definitely highly recommend this novel for readers who love a little action, revenge and love in their reads!

Check out my review for my favourite novel of hers, Bound for Hell!

 

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New Month, New Blog, New Book Releases! ^_^ :D

A huge hello to everyone who has been with me since 2014 and if you’re new, welcome to my blog!

It has been nearly a year since I’ve last posted anything here. To make it worse, it has also been the same period of time since I last read a book and review it!

Gah! The horror! 😭😭😭

So now, I feel that I am ready to ease myself back into this wonderful world of reading and reviewing!

Probably looking at a new look, new logo (😂😂😂), new banner, etc. If I ever get around to designing one, that is! 😌😌😌

To kickstart, lets start with a few new releases!

 

First up! The third novel in the Ridden Hard series by Allyson Lindt!

 

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When the past and present collide, is the risk of falling in love worth the reward?

The entire network for Spencer’s theme park crashes on Christmas Eve, and it’s the rotten cherry on top of an already sucky night. Fortunately, the on-call tech is the perfect distraction. Sexy, smart… and his best friend’s much younger sister. Talk about off-limits.

Trina’s ready to give the asshole on the other end of the support line a piece of her mind—how dare he take out his frustrations on her because his night is going bad? When she comes face-to-face with the gorgeous owner of her company’s biggest client, drooling replaces anger. She’s always had a thing for Spencer, but her memory lied about just how hot he is.

Trina has a hard enough time proving she’s as good, or better, at her job than the guys she works with, without adding in another rumor about her sleeping her way into the position. And Spencer’s ex-wife is looking for a way to prove he can’t keep it in his pants when it comes to the women he works with.

Is riding the wave of lust worth the risk, or will it bring everything they’ve worked for crashing down around them?

Check out the teaser below! Beware, its HOT!

For the anthology lovers, check out Scars to your Beautiful!

 

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Seven authors bring you stories inspired by “Scars to your Beautiful” by Alessia Cara.

Stories from eating disorders, weight issues, physical scarring and bullying; all problems we’ve had to bear in our life some way or another.

These stories will show you how your scars don’t define who you are, they simply tell a story of where you’ve been.

YOU ARE ENOUGH, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, YOU ARE AMAZING. BE YOU, AND BE COMFORTABLE IN YOUR SKIN.

Build your foundation from the bricks thrown at you, rather than live under them because your imperfections make you beautiful.

Stories by Jaye Cox, Becca L’Amour, Riann C. Miller , Candace Candy Dowds Author, Kam Newton, Stacey Broadbent Author, and Aria Peyton  

All proceeds are going to charity.

Next up! For those who love mythology and mysterious sexiness with their romance, check out Secret Husband by Normandie Alleman!

 

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Psyche’s new husband only appears to her at night, and she’s not allowed to see him.

At first she finds this strange, but before long she falls so deeply in love with him, she forgets all about the unusual conditions of her arranged marriage.

But once she hears the rumor that her husband is actually a monster, she becomes obsessed with discovering the truth. Determined not to be deceived, she finally unmasks the man she loves, and risks destroying the one relationship that has brought her happiness.

Secret Husband is a re-telling of the love story between Cupid and Psyche. It was inspired by the original tale from mythology, spiced up a bit, and was previously published in the Legends & Lore boxed set. 

 

Last but not least, the author who introduced me to the world of MC Romance! Sapphire Knight is back with Chevelle!

 

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Release Date: May 22nd, 2018

Mercenary
She was just a job.
I needed to get in and uncover the Iron Fists’ next move. They’d hit the Oath Keepers enough in the past, and being the newest member, it was up to me to get close. Had I known I’d be getting close to Chevelle, maybe I could’ve prepared myself. I went in seeking revenge and came out wanting to protect one thing—her.

Chevelle
Running The Pit was my life.
I needed nothing and no one except my cars and a heart-thumping race. Gear head, Pit Master, alpha bitch, take your pick on what you’d rather call me. However, make note of one thing: I take shit from no one. Not even a broody, bossy, gorgeous biker aiming for my race spot and heart.

Complete standalone/HEA/No cheating/Over The Top Alpha

Check out the teasers below!

 

That’s all for now, but stay tuned for more releases! ✌🏼

 

 

Cover Reveal: Redemption by Kate Bonham

Hey bookies! It has been a while and lets end off the long hiatus with a cover reveal!

Title: Redemption (Craving Crimson #2)
Author: Kate Bonham
Genre: Paranormal Romance 
Cover Design: Desiree DeOrto
Release Date: Late October 2017

Everything I’ve ever known has been a lie.
After it all, I only want peace from it all.
Peace from the world of Alchemists, Nosferatu and Fae.
I am done.

Or I thought I was until she came knocking on my door.

Now, I’m thrust back into the world I had hoped to escape to seek out my redemption…

 

Pre-order now for 99 cents!

 

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About the author:

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Kate grew up in Western Sydney, Australia, hoping to one day have a pet dragon and castle to roam around in. Then the Khaleesi stole her life and she was forced to reinvent herself.

It was around the age of 15 when she really thought she could make it as a writer, and after course after course on different writing styles, she finally gulped down her fear and pursued independent publishing.

When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with her boyfriend and their zoo of pets that include snakes, spiders, scorpion, lizards, gecko, an axolotl and birds.

Find her on: Website | Twitter | Facebook Author Page | Facebook Reader Group | Instagram | Street Team

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Release Blitz: Buy Me, Sir by Jade West (Teasers!)

Hey bookies! Jade West is back with a new novel!

Title: Buy Me, Sir
Author: Jade West
Genre: Erotic Romance
Cover: RBA Designs

Purchase Links: Amazon (US) | Amazon (UK) | Amazon (CA) | Amazon (AU)

They call him the puppet master.
They say he’s dirty, dark and dangerous.
And they’re right.
He’s everything they say he is, and more.
So much more.

Alexander Henley has no idea I exist. No idea whatsoever how much I want him.
But that’s all about to change.
Because if there’s one thing I know about the puppet master, it’s that he pays well to pull women’s strings.
And I’m going to be his next purchase.

About the author:

Jade has increasingly less to say about herself as time goes on, other than the fact she is an author, but she’s happy with this fact. 

Living in imaginary realities and having a legitimate excuse for it is really all she’s ever wanted. 

Jade is as dirty as you’d expect from her novels, and talking smut makes her smile. 

She lives in the Herefordshire countryside with a couple of hounds and a guy who’s able to cope with her inherent weirdness. 

She has a red living room, decorated with far more zebra print than most people could bear and fights a constant battle with her addiction to Coca-Cola.

Find her on: Website & Newsletter | Facebook | Twitter | Reader Group | Street Team

 

Thank you to Be My Book Boyfriend for hosting this release blitz!

Cover Reveal: Throne of Truth by Pepper Winters

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The final conclusion to the multiple USA Today Bestseller Crown of Lies.

Releasing 28th Feb!

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Pre-order: Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | Nook | Google Play

TWO YEARS

Since my life changed for the second time and not necessarily for the better. Two years since I traded prison bars for streets and hunted a runaway who I’d met in an alley.

TWO DAYS

Since I forgot how to lie, woke to fists, and chased after the girl who’d been stolen from me.

TWO HOURS

To save her, rescue her, keep my lies intact. She looks at me full of hate. I look at her full of confession.

TWO MINUTES

For our relationship to switch from mutual dislike to floundering with unknowns. I’ve hurt her. Now, she’s hurt me. I guess we’re even. 

TWO SECONDS

For her to listen, to see, to finally know who I am. The answer comes with hardship. The answer isn’t what she wants to hear.

TWO BREATHS

For me to walk out the door.

TWO HEARTBEATS

For it all to be over.

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Get the first novel in the Truth and Lies Duet!

Amazon (US) | Amazon (UK) | Amazon (AU) | Amazon (CA) | iBooks | Kobo | Nook | Google Play

 

About the author:

Pepper Winters wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife. She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero, the better, and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters. Oh, and sex… her books have sex.

She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends.

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Review: Bella Vol. 7 by Kimberly Blalock

Bella Vol. 7 CoverTitle: Bella Vol. 7 (Sagatori Family Saga #7)
Author: Kimberly Blalock
Release Date: January 18th 2017
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Adult/Contemporary/Mafia Romance
Source: Author
Format: eARC
Pages: 110
Rating: 4½ stars

All of the Kings horses and all of the Kings men couldn’t save Bella from seeking revenge once again. 

I know what you’re thinking—What the hell am I doing, right?

Perhaps even I don’t know what I’m doing; perhaps this is the last of the things I will ever do to protect what belongs to me. MY FAMILY

But I will do them all the same.

Stand back and watch as this tale unfolds.

Volume 7 picks up immediately where the previous volume ends, where Bella called Ivan. This volume is focused more on Bella’s point of view, and I think it’s a great idea to spend more time in her perspective.

I feel as Bella had grown and mature in her thinking. I would say she is definitely more rational now, and honestly, I think Miss Kimberly’s style of writing has definitely changed, if anything, improved greatly as compared to the first volume.

Isabella Sagatori-Moretti is definitely not a force to be reckoned with. This time, she is prepared. So is Jax Moretti, a.k.a. The Joker. These two are not people anyone wants to cross when one tries to separate them.

There has literally been no series or characters that can captivate for as long as this. The Bella serial is the first mafia romance series, or should I say, the first series that managed to capture my attention for so long! The best thing is, with each volume, the story gets more exciting, secrets are revealed, more plot twist and best of all, CLIFFHANGERS!

Yes, each volume ends with cliffhangers that make your heart lurch even more than the previous one!

I dived into this without reading the synopsis, and personally, I actually love it. I have rarely suggest for readers to do this, but for this series? I would highly recommend so! Since each volume are rather short (although the length of each volume seems to be increasing!), the suspense is even greater as you read through the story!

*Thank you to the author for providing me with an eARC in exchange for a honest review.

Release Blitz: Bella Vol. 7 by Kimberly Blalock (Giveaway + Review + Teasers!)

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HEY BOOKIES!!!

BELLA VOLUME 7 IS NOW RELEASED!

*fangirls non-stop*

Check out the teasers and my review below! Oh, and be sure to join in the giveaway!

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Title: Bella Vol. 7 (Sagatori Family Saga #7)
Author: Kimberly Blalock
Release Date: January 18th 2017

All of the Kings horses and all of the Kings men couldn’t save Bella from seeking revenge once again. 

I know what you’re thinking—What the hell am I doing, right?

Perhaps even I don’t know what I’m doing; perhaps this is the last of the things I will ever do to protect what belongs to me. MY FAMILY

But I will do them all the same.

Stand back and watch as this tale unfolds.

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Enter the giveaway here!

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REVIEW

Volume 7 picks up immediately where the previous volume ends, where Bella called Ivan. This volume is focused more on Bella’s point of view, and I think it’s a great idea to spend more time in her perspective.

I feel as Bella had grown and mature in her thinking. I would say she is definitely more rational now, and honestly, I think Miss Kimberly’s style of writing has definitely changed, if anything, improved greatly as compared to the first volume.

Isabella Sagatori-Moretti is definitely not a force to be reckoned with. This time, she is prepared. So is Jax Moretti, a.k.a. The Joker. These two are not people anyone wants to cross when one tries to separate them.

There has literally been no series or characters that can captivate for as long as this. The Bella serial is the first mafia romance series, or should I say, the first series that managed to capture my attention for so long! The best thing is, with each volume, the story gets more exciting, secrets are revealed, more plot twist and best of all, CLIFFHANGERS!

Yes, each volume ends with cliffhangers that make your heart lurch even more than the previous one!

I dived into this without reading the synopsis, and personally, I actually love it. I have rarely suggest for readers to do this, but for this series? I would highly recommend so! Since each volume are rather short (although the length of each volume seems to be increasing!), the suspense is even greater as you read through the story!

TEASERS

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Bella Vol 1 is #FREE → http://books2read.com/Bellavol1

Bella Vol. 2 → https://books2read.com/Bellavol2

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Bella Vol. 3 → http://books2read.com/Bellavol3

Bella Vol. 4 → http://books2read.com/Bellavol4

Bella Vol. 5 → http://books2read.com/Bellavol5

Bella Vol. 6 → http://books2read.com/Bellavol6

 

About the author:

Kimberly is an International bestselling author of the Angel Trilogy. She has been writing since she was a young girl growing up in Kansas City, Mo. Reading and writing has been a big part of her life.. She enjoys worlds she can get lost in while reading a good book. A wife and mother to four beautiful children she decided she wasn’t busy enough. She spent some time chasing down fugitives as a bounty hunter then laid down her hand cuffs and finished her college degree in nursing.

Kimberly loves discovering new music to jam out to and loves anything that’s different. When Kimberly isn’t writing she is playing superhero for her children.

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