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…

 

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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.

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Release Blitz: Marked by Gwen Knight and Michelle Fox (Teasers!)

To lovers of the paranormal romance genre, are you looking for a new read?

One that involves a sweet yet unexpectedly hot and sexy romance between a vampire and…a woman from a family of slayers?!

Check out MARKED by Gwen Knight and Michelle Fox!

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Welcome to the Shadow World…where vampires are real and blood is a financial asset. This is the world I live in.

Being the baby sister in a family chock-full of slayers isn’t easy. My entire life, I’ve watched my brothers venture out into the darkness to hunt the things that prey on the innocent. Vampires are evil, they tell me, but they refuse to let me fight.

Now, my best friend’s life is in danger. She’s racked up quite the debt, and the vampire she owes has come to collect. To save her, I need to go undercover as a blood courtesan and sell myself to the highest bidder.

Enter Ethen Rune, an uncompromising bastard with a penchant for, well…me. My family says I shouldn’t trust vampires, that they would drain me dry rather than look at me. But to save Tessa, I need his money. I never expected to fall in love with him…

…Or to become a monster myself.

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About the authors:

Gwen Knight

Gwen started writing at a young age when the monsters became interesting rather than scary. From werewolves and vampires to elves and magical realms, she enjoys writing in all genres, so long as a little love can be sprinkled in. Gwen lives in Alberta with her husband, cat, and two collies who love to play in the snow. 

A hybrid author, Gwen publishes both traditionally and independently. If books centered on alpha werewolves, vampires, and necromancers (oh, my) bring you hours of pleasure, check out her books page, and sign up for her newsletter to receive exclusive releases, updates, and giveaways.

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Michelle Fox

A USA Today & NY Times bestselling author, Michelle Fox lives in the Midwest with her husband, kids, the occasional exchange student and two, sweetly disobedient dogs. She loves fantasy and romance, which makes writing paranormal romance a natural fit.

In her spare time, she’s been known to shake her bon-bon at Zumba, make spectacular cheesecakes, hoard vintage costume jewelry and eat way too much ice cream (Ben and Jerry’s Karamel Sutra for the win!).

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Review: The Undead: Playing for Keeps by Elsie Elmore

the undeadTitle: The Undead: Playing for Keeps
Author: Elsie Elmore
Release date: September 3rd 2014
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Genre: Young Adult/ Fantasy/Paranormal
Source: Author
Format: eARC
Pages:  240
Rating: 3½  stars

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

When an undead woman with serious de-comp issues stalks sixteen-year-old Lyla Grimm, her hope of rescuing her rock-bottom reputation takes a back seat. Especially once Lyla’s new talent of resurrecting the dead draws the attention of Eric, a Grim Reaper with a guitar and a chip on his shoulder.

While Lyla navigates the gossip-ridden halls, Eric works to gain her trust and discover why Death’s clients aren’t staying down. If she passes on her gift, his death-messenger destiny might be altered. But the closer he gets to Lyla, the less sure he is of his plan. The dead are way easier to deal with than the living.

Gossip explodes, the Grimm family implodes, and desperation sets in. Death wants the gift and a soul. Lyla and Eric face hard choices with hidden consequences. Sometimes life’s choices aren’t really choices at all.

Fascinated. Confused. Amazing. Painful.

The synopsis of The Undead fascinated me and this lead me to gladly accept the author’s request in reviewing her book! Grim reapers are my thing nowadays and I absolutely love getting my hands on books with them in it.

When I first started this book, it was really confusing for me. I re-read the synopsis of the book a few times just to get a clearer understanding of what’s going on in the first chapter. I didn’t know what was happening with Lyla or…anything else for that matters.

I was on the verge of halting my reading but as I move onto the next few chapters, I was slowly sucked into the story. I wanted to continue reading it and I couldn’t put it down till I finished it! Of course, more confusion soon followed. This is perhaps, due to the style of writing by the author herself but story wise, it was amazingly PAINFUL.

Painful, as in it hurts for me to continue reading. Lyla Grimm is the kindest person I’ve ever read about in any books and her character is so real, so scarily realistic. In this world we live in, there are people with similar personality that suffers in silence.

What I love about Lyla Grimm, is her utmost devotion to her family and especially to Ben, her older brother.  If anyone have a younger sibling like her, they better cherish her because Lyla is a treasure. Seriously, I think most people would be jealous of Ben having Lyla as his sister. Though I must say, sadly, Ben is not most people.

In the middle of the book, to put it nicely, I have unpleasant feelings towards Lyla’s brother and her best friend. Putting it bluntly, I WANTED TO GO ON A MURDER SPREE. Then, Eric happened.

First of all, Eric acts as if he is one horrible jerk but he isn’t.

Secondly, he became the jerk.

Finally, HE ISN’T. Oh, and the murderous thoughts disappeared.

Confusing right? Yes, that’s what happened to me. Just when you think everything is going peachy and rosy for Lyla, BAM!

SOMETHING HAPPENED.

That’s all you guys need to know and honestly, I’m shocked I am able to put all my thoughts and feels into words.

Recommended for readers who wants to experience a bunch of different emotions!

Waiting on Wednesday #2: LAILAH

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My pick for this week’s WoW is…

LailahTitle: Lailah (The Styclar Saga #1)
Author: Nikki Kelly
Release date: : October 7th 2014
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

The girl knows she’s different. She doesn’t age. She has no family. She has visions of a past life, but no clear clues as to what she is, or where she comes from. But there is a face in her dreams – a light that breaks through the darkness. She knows his name is Gabriel.

On her way home from work, the girl encounters an injured stranger whose name is Jonah. Soon, she will understand that Jonah belongs to a generation of Vampires that serve even darker forces. Jonah and the few like him, are fighting with help from an unlikely ally – a rogue Angel, named Gabriel.

In the crossfire between good and evil, love and hate, and life and death, the girl learns her name: Lailah. But when the lines between black and white begin to blur, where in the spectrum will she find her place? And with whom?

Gabriel and Jonah both want to protect her. But Lailah will have to fight her own battle to find out who she truly is.

This is one of the books I am very excited for this year! Vampires and Angel? HELL YEAH! I’m all hyped up for this!

What are you peeps waiting for this week?

 

Review: IMMORTAL: Love Stories with Bite (Anthologies)

Immortal_FrontCoverTitle: Immortal: Love Stories with Bite (Anthologies)
Author: P.C. Cast (Editor), Cynthia Leitich Smith, Kristin Cast, Rachel Caine, Tanith Lee, Richelle Mead, Nancy Holder, Claudia Gray
Release date: October 6th 2009
Publisher: BenBella Books
Genre: Young Adult/Paranormal/Romance
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 185
Rating: 5 stars

Seven of today’s most popular YA vampire and contemporary fantasy authors offer new short stories that prove that when you’re immortal, true love really is forever.

The reason for giving this book 5 stars is actually very simple: A-M-A-Z-I-N-G
Yes, this book of short stories is one of the best book ever. It is filled with characters that will have you swooning and cheering for them!

I actually bought this book on impulse, basically because I was attracted to the cover. So yes, it has been quite some time, at least a good 4-5 years since I bought and read this book. Know this: I didn’t know any of the authors when I started reading this book.

Okay, so out of the seven stories, my favourite story would BLUE MOON by Richelle Mead. I have read her Vampire Academy series after this book and it is quite different from her world of the Moroi and Dhampir.  It was quite a fresh read, having a female vampire as the protagonist. The story between the female vampire and a male human was so intriguing and mesmerising, that I do wish she would have written more short stories or possibly continuing this story, especially since I find this story of hers very interesting!

This book also introduces me to the Morganville vampires by Rachel Caine. A short story, DEAD MAN STALKING, written by Caine and I got to know possibly one of the cutest couple ever, Michael and Eve! I must admit, from what Caine wrote in this short story, I am tempted to read the Morganville vampires series!

Claudia Gray’s FREE was something rather different than most vampire series, rather, most YA books. The story does not focus too much on love but on a woman who craves freedom and being brave enough to take on the challenges thrown to her. It is worth the time to read!

Rachel Vincent’s BINGE shows just how dangerous a muse can be to a musician. Literally. This brings out a question that got me thinking, can a musician love his muse without mistaking “love” as how inspired he can be from his muse? It’s just a question that popped into my head when I was reading this story.

Nancy Holder’s CHANGED got me excited and a little confused. This story was set in the world where humans would betrayed each other for their own safety. Even if that seems like the most inhumane thing to do. Though I have a few questions. Does Sean really hate the gut out of Jilly? Or like Eli said, he actually harbours some other feelings? Eli and Sean are in a relationship so well, my brain is confused. Despite the confusion, it is still amazing!

Tanith Lee’s TABLE MANNERS was quite a joy to read! It is quite entertaining to see a bright young woman with a confused vampire. Vampires are always portrayed to be cool and composed. So, imagine my surprise at this book! Quite a refreshing read!

Cynthia Leitich Smith’s HAUNTED LOVE was quite the plot twist! Quite different from most books I have ever read. A vampire, a ghost, a human and NONE of them are what they appeared to be. I must say, I got quite a shock, a wonderful shock!

Kristin Cast’s AMBER SMOKE was quite amazing, I must say! It’s also my favourite story! I have been a fan of her House of Night series and this short story introduces us to a new kind of vampire, who have the power to alter space and times to save the girl he’s meant to love. This story is one of my favourite!

Well, it’s not that I am singing praises to this particular book of short stories, but it is truly and indeed AMAZING!

Trust me, I have read other books containing short stories and it was so, well, uninteresting and boring. However for IMMORTALS, once you read it, you will be HOOKED onto the book!

Highly recommended for fans of the featured authors and anyone who wants to have a great and light read!