Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Monday, May 21, 2018

The Kyn Kronicles by Jami Gray

In a world of intrigue and shadows, tangling with the monsters can leave its mark…

Did she disappear on purpose? - Gone by S.H. Love

Rory Richards is self-absorbed and suicidal.
Over the last year, he has lost his job, has attempted suicide multiple times, and has gotten his relationship to the point where it is heading for divorce. Fed up with everything, Rory has accepted his fate.

the truth begins to unfold - Esme's Wish (Esme Series #1) by Elizabeth Foster

"I thoroughly enjoyed it. The magical fantasy was done in such a believable way, it was easy to visualise the sights Esme was seeing – feel her emotions and fears. I’m really looking forward to Esme’s Gift when it is published early in 2019! Highly recommended to fans of the genre." - Brenda, Goodreads

there are only two ways out of the ballroom... Bite Me (The Puritan Coven #1) by Louise Cypress

"I was pleasantly surprised by the originality of this story. I thought the trend of vampires in YA had been played out, but this story brought something new and refreshing to the genre. This story convinced me that we shouldn't put a stake in YA vampire lit just yet. Bite Me was a bloody good time! filled to the brim with humor, action, and romance!" - Kimberly, Goodreads

What will it cost to survive? - Sacrificial Lam by Gary Guinn

"The author did a suburb job with character development, plot outlining, and keeping the audience hanging in suspense as to what was going to happen. Author did an amazing having the main character continue to deny the fact that someone was personally attacking his possessions and home because this truly brought out his human side. [...] Highly recommended for your next mystery! " Valerie, Goodreads

His only option - Malevolent Sadness (The Prophet’s Mother, #2) by Julian Coleman

18+ A new paranormal suspense thriller from the WINNER of The Independent Author Network 2016 OUTSTANDING BOOK of the YEAR. 

Neither is backing down. - Sundays are for Hangovers by K. Webster, J.D. Hollyfield

"This was such a fun read and everything I’ve come to love from the authors. The writing was engaging and seamless. The characters were unique, flawed but loveable in their own special way...though Bjork...and a balance of crazy and swoon worthy moments that make you want more. So, if you’re in the mood for a fun enemies to lovers/opposites attraction romance, then this is a must read!" - Kahea, Goodreads

a world of bloody sacrifices and evil curses - Daughter of the Sun (Cult of the Cat series #1) by Zoe Kalo

“Great writing, great characters, great plot. Very immersive reading experience.” –Awesome Book Assessment

“Daughter of the Sun is an intriguing young adult mythology read full of mystery, magic, action, and history… [it] kept me flipping pages like an addict.” –Fishing for Books

A killer when he needs to be. - Dangerous (Nomad Outlaws Trilogy #2) by Tory Richards

"You heard me," I growled. "You don't know what you're doing, messing around with these men. They aren't known for saying no to something they want."

Only the fires of vengeance remain - Daughter of Madness (Creation Saga #2) by Amanda J. McGee

DAUGHTER OF MADNESS tells the story of a princess and her twin, a soldier and his king, and an oracle who is more than she seems.

a complication I definitely don’t need - Kenzie And The Guy Next Door (Scandalous #4) by R. Linda

I’m sure he’s a complication I definitely don’t need. But then he inserts himself effortlessly into my life, becoming my hero, my saviour, and someone my son can look up to, and I realize how much I actually need him.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

This is life and... Nothing Is Predictable by Adalina Mae

"Nothing is Predictable by Adalina Mae is a short but powerful novel about the twists and turns life can take you through before you are even sure who you are or begin to get a glimpse of what life is about. [...] Adalina Mae has a unique and very powerful, yet subtle way of telling a story. " Ray, Goodreads

She needs help, and only one man can provide it - Austin Chronicles (Aether Walker) by NAK Baldron

Aether Walkers plague the city!
Kandice sees the creatures throughout her city, but no one else seems to care.
Aether Walkers still plague the city, but at least Kandice is not alone.
The mayor is an Aether Walker!

Will they both survive? - Breaking Free by Debbie Williams

"There was something different about Chloe. Just when you think this is just a love story the secrets come out and you end with mystery and suspense. It draws you in and you don't know where the story is going to take you. Really keeps you turning pages." - Lynn, Goodreads

Prophet & Monster - Malevolent Sadness (The Prophet’s Mother, #2) by Julian Coleman

18+ A new paranormal suspense thriller from the WINNER of The Independent Author Network 2016 OUTSTANDING BOOK of the YEAR. 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

things change with time, not only appearances - The Dark Evoke Series by V.L. Brock

Seeking Nirvana is a little dark. The one thing I love is, the further into The Dark Evoke Series you go, the darker it gets.

It's going to be one Hell of a journey.- Author

Contain elements of physical and psychological abuse, and is therefore only recommended to readers over the age of 18

They say opposites attract… maybe they do. - Bad News by Lilly James

"[J]ust a girl who fell in love with the most popular boy in school. 
Kinda cliché right? Well, I thought so too, but trust me, don't judge a book by it's cover. 
The storyline was actually great. 
There were certain twists that surprised me and hero did redeemed himself in the end. [...]
I highly recommend it to everyone who loves good college romance." Lea, Goodreads

there is hope - Return of the Convict by William Alan Thomas

"a crackling, well-told story...exciting, thought-provoking."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"The novel is in turn thrilling and thought-provoking, and has the makings of a powerful sci-fi franchise."--Foreword Reviews (Clarion Review, 5 stars)
"captivating, relentlessly paced...this novel should more than satisfy anyone who enjoys cerebral sci-fi."--Blueink Review (starred review)

Missing and Presumed Dead (Chandler County) by Cherime MacFarlane

Crystal likes everything about the man Grant is. But she isn't cut out for mixing in the upper echelon of Chandler County society. Her brother needs to know what happened to their mother, Crystal isn't so sure she cares. If her mother walked away from her children, Crystal doesn't need her now.

As fate would have it... Demon King's Desire (Elemental Sisters #1) by J.L. Sheppard

"Well i didn't expect to be that good, as i flipped the pages i liked it more a more, this story has a unique approach for demons and the author has created a new world were many paranormal beings exists from demons and angels to vampires and many more. [...] I really enjoyed reading it it had many twists and surprises and a lot of suspense, i'm looking forward to read the second book of the series." Nicole, Goodreads

He knew he shouldn't - Blessing of Luna (Wolf Gods #1) by Blaise Ramsay

18+ "You will fall in love with these characters and this book! I definitely recommend this if you are a fan of paranormal romance." - Dawn, Goodreads

Grand Finale for The Waldensian Series by Donna Wichelman

Launch - Interview with the Author
What was your motivation behind writing these books?

A number of years ago, I became fascinated by the real-life story of the Waldensians, a persecuted, pre-reformation Christian sect who were often martyred for holding to their doctrinal views against papal authority over the centuries of the second millennium. While church historians have written volumes on the religious group, I wanted to write a fictional, Christian suspense series that created a contemporary story around a people whose real-life story of valor and faith endured the test of time. In both Light Out of Darkness and Undaunted Valor, Jamie and Alessandro come face to face with unrelenting criminal forces that require the protagonists to find courage and hope by looking toward the preserving faith of their ancestors.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Love was supposed to protect us... I Loved You THEN (Bristol Backroads Duet #1) by Jen Blau

"I loved this book. I did not want this book to end, and when it did, I yearned for more. It touched my soul and left me pondering my own life. Beautifully written and so down to earth, what a debut novel by an extremely talented breakthrough author! " - Erica, Goodreads

before it's too late - Until You Say I Do (Until You #3) by D.M. Davis

18+ "Back to good stuff, I absolutely loved this novel and series. Until You Say I Do is the perfect finish to this series and wowed me with the chemistry, suspense, and love. I cannot recommend this series enough, just prepare to quickly become addicted!" Jennifer, Goodreads

I should have known... Merciless by Willow Winters

18+ "This book was phenomenal! It is a darkly thrilling, exciting and engaging read. It is told in dual POV. The pace is perfect and the story flowed so well, upping the angst and the thrill as it progressed. I was riveted. It is a little different from this author’s normal writing style, leaning more towards “romantic thriller”, but I relished it nonetheless. It is also the second book in a series of standalones that are interconnected." - Sue, Goodreads

a whole new – and attractive light - Love at Rincon Point by J. Haney & S.I. Hayes

"This book had me shaking my head and laughing out loud all the while wanting to smack some characters while rooting for others. This book will keep you guessing all the way to the end. I would recommend this book. " Victoria, Goodreads

Her life is about to change—for the worse - The Last Princess of Latara Series by Darren Simon

She thinks her biggest obstacle is facing the bullies who brand her a nerd and a dweeb. She’s wrong. Her life is about to change—for the worse. 

The Art of Dominating the Winner's Circle for the College-Minded Student by Dr. Anika Thrower

Laced with positive affirmations The Art of Dominating the Winner’s Circle for the College-Minded Student is sure to ignite the desire to grab moments of truth on the journey to higher education. After an introduction about how the books autonym the author discusses how our formative years shapes our lives. 

When it comes to murder... - Lying, Cheating, and Occasionally Murder (Sam Lagarde Mystery #3) by Ginny Fite

"Lying, Cheating, & Occasionally Murder is a well planned, well conceived murder mystery, with characters that you will enjoy to learn more about as the plot progresses. Ginny Fite litters the plot with subtleties designed to both guide and mislead the reader to the ultimate conclusion. As a fan of murder mysteries I found this to be one book I had a hard time putting down, there is so much attention to detail that you're not reading the story, you're living it, trying to piece together events before the final revelation." K.J. Simmill, Goodreads

Time is running out - The Goddess's Choice (Kronicles of Korthlundia #1) by Jamie Marchant

"This is not a quick read to forget, the turmoil is tense, the hidden evils are spine tingling and the inner goodness of the main characters will make you feel good about meeting them!
Jamie Marchant has given us characters to believe in, and cheer for, evil that is despicable and a journey into another time and place that will be memorable. Wonderful writing, beautifully magnetic, fantasy to escape in and enjoy!" - Dianne, Goodreads

It’s been known to happen... Dagger in the Sea by Cat Porter

Blood in my heart, blood on my hands.
Blood never lies, never plays games.
Neither do I.

a deadly path - Blood Oath (Blood Oath #2) by Amanda McCrina

The aftermath of what happened in the capital has shaken Torien to the core. Battling self-doubt and bitterness, he must find his resolve as he is sent back to Tasso to quell a violent uprising on the Road.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Two destinations lead to one destiny - Untamed Hearts by Colleen O'Connell

Two destinations lead to one destiny
Fleeing her wavering feelings for her fiancé, Taryn Ashford boards a westbound train to visit relatives
Gunman, shooter, the brand is Jared King’s life. His skill with a gun creates an existence forever searching

He is coming to collect dues - Scarecrow, Scarecrow (Anne McFry #1) by John Kaniecki

This book has me hooked from the beginning. It ...
This book was awesome!
This book is a simply AMAZING one!
Loved it though - it had me gripped all the ...

bewildering, disturbing, intense Who’s watching you sleep tonight? - Taker of Lives by Leslie Wolfe

"Very appealing and alluring, this work had me immersed from the beginning. The story flowed from scene to scene with ease, and the author shows exceptional ability (as always) when it comes to storytelling. There is plenty of non-stop action in this page turner that will take the reader on a truly gripping and intriguing journey." - Piaras, Goodreads

Everyone wants to be happy - 3 Peaks of Happiness by Air

The whole world is seeking happiness. Who doesn't want to be happy? But is everyone happy? Discover the most fulfilling journey to bliss and ultimate everlasting happiness.

It isn't all academic when it comes to love - The Sterling University Series (#1-3) by Rebecca Heflin

Three great novellas!!!
Loved it
Excellent read
" I liked them so well I couldn't put it down. " Sherry, Goodreads

“Some things can’t be faked…” - Three Day Fiancée (Animal Attraction #2) by Marissa Clarke

"I loved the family dynamics. This was one of those novels that you are spontaneously smiling away and everyone around you thinks you’ve lost your mind…yes, it’s that good.
Three Day Fiancee is the perfectly crafted contemporary love story." - Beth, Goodreads

old grudges, new crushes, and death threats - Going Down in Flames (Going Down in Flames #1) by Chris Cannon

"This book read beautifully. Chris Cannon did a fantastic job with the descriptions and background information. [...] The characters are great as well. [...] They were a lot of fun. Not a ton of romance in this, but the little that was there really suited the story.[...] Going Down in Flames is an easy and super interesting read that you will not want to put down. " Michelle, Goodreads

how far she can fall... in love - For the Ages (Long Live Dead Reckless #2) by Safari Spell

"I feel like Safari Spell really outdid herself this time, and it shows. If you haven't read the first one, read it now! If you have - then what are you waiting for? Read For the Ages today! (All this coming from a former non-believer in the supernatural romance genre - Safari converted me!)"- Rachael, Goodreads

he will be forced to choose - Torched (Dark Kings #13) by Donna Grant

"High-quality writing and a wonderful romance." - Under the Covers Book Blog on Heat
"This series is a must read for paranormal / fantasy readers." - Night Owl Reviews Top Pick on Blaze
"Comes to life and grips you...a hard book to put down." - The Genre Mix on Blaze

no matter how far you run - The Roots of Us by Candace Knoebel

"There are not enough good things that I can say about this book. I was completely unfamiliar with Candace Knoebel, and didn’t even know what genre this book was in when I started reading. I was drawn in completely by the end of the first chapter. It is a beautiful, poignant story of loss, betrayal, and forgiveness. [... ] 
If you are a fan of second-chances, and emotional roller coasters, this is a must-read!"- Kim, Goodreads

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Review - Love, Simon

Directed by Greg Berlanti
Writing Credits
Elizabeth Berger, Isaac Aptaker, Becky Albertalli
US Release: March 16th, 2018
Romania Release: June 22nd, 2018

They fear me now... - Serial Murderess by C.F. Rabbiosi

18++ “Thoughts of revenge turn the soft orange sunrise into a bloody horizon begging for me to chase it, and I have never felt such incredible lightness.”
"Gripping, dark and exciting, I can't wait to get the next in the series." -Desiree Ferreira
"These books are sexy and twisted, with true sex slave tales inspiring the backstory of the main character. There's a lot of darkness with a touch of crazy, and I was truly entertained." -Amazon User 

the shadows of Fate - Destiny's Series by Victoria Saccenti

"Ms. Saccenti writes beautifully. "They sat in silence, each immersed in the other. Words would only be superfluous. And as Raquelita and Matthew reposed, the wizened old oak, with its ancient, shading limbs, enclosed the lovers within its benevolent protection for a long, long, while."
Passages such as this are throughout the book and brought a smile to this lover of words." - Barbara, Goodreads

he may be her number one enemy - No Cowboy Required by JoAnn Sky

Welcome to Reno, Nevada, the Biggest Little City in the World! Sweet Home Alabama meets Raising Helen in this sweet small town contemporary romance debut from Golden Heart® Award finalist JoAnn Sky!

I should let him go - Sweet Possession (Nights Series, #5) by A.M. Salinger

18++ Settled in his new life in Singapore with the man he has loved his entire life finally at his side, Ash Colby has never been happier. Not only does Luke fulfill him body and soul, their future together could not be any brighter.

Could finding love be his greatest scandal of all? - Last Night with the Duke (The Rakes of St. James #1) by Amelia Grey

"An enchanting and lovely start to a new series." - The Reading Wench
"A fast-paced enjoyable romance with strong lead characters and a delightful, intriguing plot, Last Night With A Duke is a fun, engaging historical romance." - Okie Dreams Book Reviews
"Grey charms readers with the first in her Rakes of St. James series, a tale filled with romance, fun and enchantment. A quick, charming read from a shining voice of the genre."- RT Book Reviews

to prove his innocence - The China Connection (Lieutenant Morales #3) by A.J. Basinski

When Lieutenant Morales is implicated in a brutal attack on his wife, he goes to any length to prove his innocence and find the real attacker.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Love in Bloom Giveaway Hop

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