Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Prisoned by Marni Mann ~ #releaseday #givewaway #bookreview #teasers

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Cover Design: MadHat Books
Release Date: August 24, 2016
 
Synopsis
When I opened my eyes, I was in a cell, my body covered in bruises. Not a jail. I’d been kidnapped and imprisoned. I wasn’t alone. I shared the cell with Garin Woods, the man I’d loved since I was a kid. The man I couldn’t be with because of the secret. A man who would kill me if he found out what that secret was. Someone wanted to torture me. Torture us. One of us deserved it. It wasn’t Garin.  
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Giveaway
$10 Amazon Gift Card & Signed paperback of Prisoned
 
 
 
On September 17th from 2:00-4:00PM EST at the Sarasota, Florida Barnes & Noble, Marni will be signing books. This will be the first place where signed Prisoned paperbacks will be offered. If you would like further information regarding address & phone number, please feel free to share this FB event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/805596276207399/
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About the Author
Bestselling author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Marni was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotions. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida, with her husband and their two dogs, who have been characters in her books. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop, working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling, or devouring fabulous books.  
Connect with Marni
Facebook Author Page: http://bit.ly/2ayhI8u
Facebook Reader Group: http://bit.ly/2aKxNe4
Goodreads Author Page: http://bit.ly/2arY2Yt
Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2avbGb2 

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Source:  eARC for Honest Review Courtesy from Author and Sassy Savvy Fabulous PR
Genre: Adult Dark Romance
 Standalone


My Prisoned Review . . .

I wasn't sure what to expect from this story after reading the synopsis, but knowing it was in the same world as Wild Aces I needed to read it.  And after reading it . . . wow.  So many dark twists and turns that had me confused and second guessing so many details but also completely ensnared as I was trying to figure out what the holy hell was going on.

This was my prison.  He was my prison.

This is completely a standalone but we did first meet Garin in Wild Aces.  And Wild Aces arose from the world of Unblocked (Timber Towers).   The fact that they aren't related but yet are within the same world intrigued me.  

 Right from the beginning you're hooked when we get to briefly see into the childhood bond of Garin, Kyle and Billy.  Even from young Garin knew that Kyle was his heart.  Kyle was the girl that helped him survive the dark place of their bleak dark reality.

Now 12 years later and this childhood trio are not where they thought they would be nor are they the people they thought they would be.

I held a secret that should have been spoken from my lips many years ago.  Instead, I kept it inside, allowing it to fester and morph into so many different emotions that it caused panic attacks.

After a tragic loss, Garin and Kyle are brought back home.  Here's where Garin is hoping to get some answers to what went wrong 12 years ago.

"You're mine, Kyle.  You've always been mine."  Always yours.  I was his.  "Yes, Garin, I'm yours."

The book goes back and forth between time frames and also different POV's which helps build all the elements of what is happening throughout the story.

A lie.  Another one to add to the growing list.  

What we do know is something happened 12 years ago and Kyle is the key, but what we don't know is what she knows.  I have to admit that this lie/secret better be worth it.   At 55% of the book the lie/secret still wasn't revealed, which was starting to cause me some anxiety and potential frustration.

But how much longer could I let this eat at me?  

Now, that is a good question, this was at 83% of the book and the lie STILL hadn't been revealed, drawing it out . Because it was drawn out there were times I have to admit that I was getting a bit irked.  Although, the twists and turns have been fantastic, which helps counter the frustration of not knowing the lie/secret sooner.


For a huge part of the book I was thinking one thing and then BOOM huge twist that left me reeling.


 Now,  just as I was getting comfortable with the new twist my mind was warped again and I LOVED IT!   This book was dark and twisted but so so good.  What started as a childhood bond and first love ended up where it should have but with quite the dark journey to get there. 


4 Dark and twisted thumbs up! 
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Lauren


















 

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Refrain (Soul #3) by Kennedy Ryan ~ #bookreview #romance

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People dream of a love that runs deep. So deep it feels like it's always been with you, just waiting for the person who'll own your heart and soul forever. So few ever find it, but for Rhyson Gray and Kai Pearson, happily ever after was only the beginning...

One of the biggest rock stars in the world and one of the brightest rising stars make a life together. Sometimes it's glamour-filled days and blissed out nights, but it's mostly staying true in the too-bright glare of the spotlight. It's long stretches where the road is lonely and the work is hard. It's living in a love that's the safest place you know even while danger lurks at your door.

Book 3 of The Soul series is an emotionally-charged epic conclusion that had to be told and should not be missed for fans of this series and this couple!


 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30362372-refrain?ac=1&from_search=true



Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Author
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Part 3 of an ongoing series


My Refrain Review . . .

Once I heard there was going to be a third book in this series I wasn't sure to be excited or not about it.  I quite liked My Soul to Keep but Down To My Soul left me a bit annoyed with the character development but I thought it had ended well.  So when I heard there story was continuing I wasn't sure how it was going to play out.  And now I have to admit that I'm quite glad it continued because we got to see how Rhyson and Kai are growing after all their dysfunctional mishaps in the beginning of their relationship.

Refrain starts a bit after Down to My Soul ends with Kai now under Rhyson's label and the two of them living together.  Of course they both have some of their old issues but they are working through them so they can make their relationship work.   Plus of course this book is full of their usual steam.  These two know how to heat up the sheets. 

"You might, uh, wanna just stand here for a second unless you want this boner poking Aunt Ruthie in the eye."

Things don't always go to plan, which is the ebbs and flows to life.  But it's when things go wrong and how we deal with it, is the true test.  What these two have learned, is the most important thing to do is communicate and be honest with one another.  Tested again these two make the effort and come out on top.


As Rhyson and Kai are trying to make things work personally,  Rhyson is also doing his best to make his label successful.  Balancing those things is tough enough, now add a cracker jack stalker in the mix and all hell is going to break loose.  Now these two have to find out what is the most important to them in this trying time. Is it success?  Is it family?  Is it each other? Or is it all of the above?  

"My heart and every other part of me says I'm yours.  I love you, Pep, more than anything in this world."
Like I said, I did quite like this book and I did like it better than Down To My Soul.  My real only beef with the story was the part with the stalker.  It started out strong but that story line ended up feeling too rushed and kind of felt out of left field with the whom and why.   Besides that issue, we do get to see Rhyson and Kai have their HEA and we also got to see more of Grip and Bristol. 

Now that I'm completely invested in this series I can't wait for Grip and Bristol's story.  January 2017 can't come soon enough.   Plus there is so much potential for more with this series from all the other musicians that are under Rhyson's label. 

3.5 Communication is the key thumbs up!

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Lauren











Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Wolf's Mate by Chantal Fernando Release Day Blitz!!! #giveaway #bookreview #teasers



WOLF'S MATE
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Chantal Fernando
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From USA TODAY bestselling author Chantal Fernando comes the latest in her steamy Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club series featuring biker bad boys and the strong women who love them.

Vinnie was once the youngest prospect at the infamous Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club but finally, he’s going to be initiated as a full-fledged member! But when Vinnie (now known as Wolf) puts on that WDMC leather for the first time, little does he know what he’s in for. The Wind Dragons have made enemies, and being a member means being on the front lines…





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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27274306-wolf-s-mate?ac=1&from_search=true


Source:  eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Gallery | Pocket Books
Genre: Adult MC Romance
Part 5 of an ongoing series


My Wolf's Mate Review . . .

In Rake's Redemption, Vinnie starts to become a bigger part of the Wind Dragons MC.   And in Wild Ride,  we learn that Talon's cousin Shayla is in trouble but he can't bring her into his clubhouse because trouble is brewing so he has to use his marker with Vinnie to protect Shayla.

At first Vinnie was just doing his job but Shayla sparks something within himself that he can't deny.   Shayla doesn't want any of this trouble.  The only reason she's part of this mess was because her adopted father was dirty and he pulled her in.  Now with mafia after her and some other MC clubs she relies on Talon to keep her safe.  But when Vinnie walks in she knows things are about to change. 

Shayla isn't who we think she is, instead she's laid back and grateful.  However, that doesn't stop Vinnie from instantly judging her, but he quickly learns that he was wrong about his first assumption.  Instead he has to try and stay away from her because she's just a marker and he doesn't want to piss off Talon.

While Vinnie's away protecting Shayla, the other Wind Dragons start to realize something is going on with Vinnie.  As Vinnie quickly realizes that it isn't safe where they are, he decides to bring Shayla back to his clubhouse, but to do this means he has to make Shayla his.

"Did you hear?  We're having a ' Vinnie brought home his marker' barbecue."

From the moment he met Shayla he knew she was different so when he has to make her his old lady to protect her, he doesn't even hesitate with that choice.   Now back with the Wind Dragons we get to see the awesomeness of all the old ladies and the humor and camaraderie of all the Wind Dragons MC brothers.

Shayla and Vinnie are perfect together and Shayla immediately fits in with everyone but some things are good to be true.  Especially when Vinnie's demons make an appearance.  This just adds to the already many complications that come with protecting Shayla and getting her out of the mess her dad left her in. 

Thankfully the other old ladies kick Vinnie's ass so he doesn't make his colossal mistake any worse.   For the most part I did quite adore this book, especially the family aspect of this MC.  I felt the book was going along quite smoothly until Vinnie's screw up and then I felt that part was rushed through and possibly just added in there for more angst.  This part I didn't feel completely added to the story with it feeling rushed but I understand why it was added in.  Besides that bit I did like the book and even though this series started out as MC lite for me, it's growing on me with every book.  I can't wait to read more from the Wind Dragons MC.

4 Camarderie and brotherhood thumbs up! 

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Lauren









❥ ❥ DRAGON'S LAIR ❥ ❥

❥ ❥ ARROW'S HELL ❥ ❥
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❥ ❥ DIRTY RIDE ❥ ❥
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❥ ❥ RAKE'S REDEMPTION ❥ ❥

❥ ❥ WILD RIDE ❥ ❥
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New York Times, Amazon & USA Today Bestselling Author Chantal Fernando is twenty seven years old and lives in Western Australia.

Lover of all things romance, Chantal is the author of the best selling books Dragon's Lair, Maybe This Time and many more.

When not reading, writing or daydreaming she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family.



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