* Cover Reveal * – Black Widow, by Jenni Moen

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“I bet I could make you fall in love in a week.” The offer seals Scott Russell’s fate.

After a bitter betrayal and an ugly divorce, the detective is forced to make a fresh start. His new position in a quiet suburb should be a walk in the park compared to his years in Chicago. However, he quickly learns that small towns come with their own issues, with citizens who are slow to forgive and even slower to forget.

The town’s wealthy and reclusive author is a mystery to most. To Scott, she’s just another nameless girl on the train. With a reserved smile and shoes worth more than a month’s rent, his only concern is she might be out of his league.

“I can give you seven days, but not my heart.” The acceptance is one more in a string of lies.

Celeste Smythe doesn’t believe in love at first sight. Relationships take time and sometimes even that isn’t enough. Not with the secrets she harbors in her guarded heart. Yet fate keeps pushing her toward the handsome and absurdly persistent man, and resisting may be more than she can endure, no matter the risks.

When the week is over, Scott may think he knows her. Celeste may know she loves him. But when the truth is revealed about the town’s most talked about citizen, he may discover he’s put more than his heart on the line.

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Jenni Moen lives in her hometown in Oklahoma with her husband and three crazy, exuberant kids who have the potential to burn the house down at any moment.

When she’s not chauffeuring kids around town, performing her mom duties as a short order cook and maid, or vacuuming for her fastidious husband, she hammers away at her keyboard. Sometimes that means she’s up to no good. But every now and then a new book is born.

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The Painters, by Robin Stone

The Painters


They gave her a week. She gave them her heart.

Rachel has dated since her divorce, but she’s bored with men who act too polite in bed. She’s dying for the kind of sex that can set her body aflame. Two gorgeous painters in her office fill her mind with fantasies she’d never act on. Or would she?

When the men proposition Rachel, she says yes…but only for a week. Ben and Alex heat up Rachel’s bed and show her how to take charge of her pleasure. Rachel develops feelings for the painters, and she thinks they feel the same. But when the week ends, can Rachel convince Alex and Ben to think of her as more than just a booty call?


My review:

** I volunteered to read an advance reader copy. **

Even days after having read it, I am unable to fully structure words into coherent sentences, that is how good this book is.  Erotic?  Oh yeah.  Tantalizing?  Most assuredly.  Did I want to crawl inside the pages and join the action?  Absolutely.  What a wickedly fun and mature spin not only on the older woman, younger man relationship but toward a ménage as well.  And the fact that I have no idea what happened to my undergarments while reading should impress upon the steam level.  (Panty evaporation is real.)  I know I will return to these characters again and again. 

My rating:  Midleton


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Winters Rising, by Shannyn Leah

Winters Rising (Lexcon Time Travel, #1)


Brea was born a Second, a lowly class of people in the Lexcon society. But she also bore the birthmark that destined her to marry a Gatekeeper, the “superheroes” of their world. Some called her destiny a great privilege. She called it doomed to a cage with no key.

Gatekeepers were born and raised to ensure time remained untainted and unchanged, but Brea saw them as overlords who looked down on her kind… on Seconds.

Forced to marry Gatekeeper Jax Winters, Brea vows not to complete the ritual bonding with him until she can talk with council about how Seconds are treated. She plans to use her newfound status to help the plight of those born like her.

But she never dreams of the twist her life will take, moving her into a higher position than she’d ever dreamed. Will she and Jax always be at odds, or will their hearts bond together as their souls already have? Will Brea change the future of Lexcon, or will she be forever doomed to live life in the dark?


My review:

** I volunteered to read this advance reader copy. **

I love fantasy and time travel and this book has them both.  A society of people charged with keeping the timeline linear is not a new concept but the way the romance and as well as drama and suspense are woven into and through this journey is fabulous.  I found myself wanting to be part of the family and am anxiously awaiting to see where and how this story evolves.

My rating:  Redbreast


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* Cover Reveal * – Winters Rising, by Shannyn Leah

A Time Travel Romance

 

 

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Title: Winters Rising

Author: Shannyn Leah

Genre: Fantasy Time Travel Romance

Cover Designer: Samantha Majchrzak

Blurb

Brea was born a Second, a lowly class of people in the Lexcon society. But she also bore the birthmark that destined her to marry a Gatekeeper, the “superheroes” of their world. Some called her destiny a great privilege. She called it doomed to a cage with no key.

Gatekeepers were born and raised to ensure time remained untainted and unchanged, but Brea saw them as overlords who looked down on her kind… on Seconds.

Forced to marry Gatekeeper Jax Winters, Brea vows not to complete the ritual bonding with him until she can talk with council about how Seconds are treated. She plans to use her newfound status to help the plight of those born like her.

But she never dreams of the twist her life will take, moving her into a higher position than she’d ever dreamed. Will she and Jax always be at odds, or will their hearts bond together as their souls already have? Will Brea change the future of Lexcon, or will she be forever doomed to live life in the dark?

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“Well, Captain, you said you were going to enjoy him.” The lady let out loud laughter.

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Shannyn Leah

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Contemporary romance author Shannyn Leah loves olives, lip gloss and reading (and writing) romance novels. Her love of words started at an early age and soon grew until, during her teenage years, she’d started writing her own novels. When her mom pushed to finally publish some of the stories, she quickly amassed two complete romance series (By The Lake and Caliendo Resort series) and, in 2016, released her first Fantasy Romance entitled The Gatekeepers (Part One of the Winters Rising series).
When she’s not writing contemporary romance books into the early hours of the morning, Shannyn can be found antiquing with her two favorite people, her momma and sister, in their picturesque London, Ontario hometown.

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Samantha Majchrzak has been drawing since she was four when she completed her first “accomplished” drawing for her mom. She remembers her mom pinning it on the fridge and never wanting to miss out on that joy again. More importantly she didn’t want to lose the joy and happiness she had while creating her “masterpiece.”

After attending Pittsburgh Art Institute for Digital Media, she realized that digital media was not where her heart lay. She wanted to create thoughts into images with her own hands, instead. Now Samantha creates sketches and drawings, forming new worlds from her mind and on to the page.

Samantha’s latest artwork can be seen on the cover of Shannyn Leah’s novel, Winters Rising. She been delving into tattoo art as well and is excited for more freelance work. For more information about Samantha’s artwork, email her at Smajchrzak222@gmail.com.

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Hearts of Darkness (Box Set)

Hearts Of Darkness (Boxset)


Vampires, shifters, demons, witches and ghosts…
Ten delicious tales of paranormal romance just in time for Halloween. Get your calorie-free tricks or treats before this boxed set disappears. Those who dare the darkness will find the true heart of supernatural love.

Your Lycan Or Mine? ~ Michele Bardsley
Ash the Destroyer, the only soul shifter in existence, walked away from the Convocation and never looked back. Jarod Dante, the world’s last therianthrope, works for the new Convocation. When the Vedere psychics predict the end of mankind if Ash doesn’t defeat the demon queen Lilith, Jarod must convince the fearsome beauty to forget the past and save the future.

Chasing Magic ~ Gena D. Lutz
Anika Webb finds herself battling a volatile spell, where all bets are off, and magic will fly.

VIKTOR: Heart of Her King ~ Julia Mills
One has a chance for revenge, the other a chance for redemption. Together they must make a choice. Together they hold the key.
Together only they can save the heart of her king.

Memory’s Kiss ~ Sharon Kay
As part of the elite Watcher fighting force, Raul relishes taking down enemies and restoring peace to the realm. When summoned for a rescue op, he encounters a most unexpected woman among the captives. Imprisoned on a desolate mountaintop, Daphne has no hope of escape. Until surprise freedom comes in the form of a Watcher team…and the boy who’d left her home village years ago. Grown up and lethal, Raul is more handsome than Daphne remembered. Never-forgotten memories of their first kiss rekindle into searing passion. But is there room in her quiet life for a warrior who thrives on danger?

Under Her Skin ~ Margo Bond Collins
Lindi Parker works hard at being human, not an easy task for a snake shifter. She has no desire to search for other weresnakes—until she realizes she might be next on a killer’s list. In order to save herself and the abused children she works with, must team up with Dr. Kade Nevala, a member of the shifter tribe responsible for eradicating weresnakes—and the most attractive man Lindi’s ever met.

Rise Of The Fallen ~ Donya Lynne
Micah Black has lost his second mate and is on a fast track to destruction. When he seeks an end to his life by offering himself up to his enemies, the last thing he expects is exotic dancer and former Army medic Samantha Garrett thwarting his death wish and becoming his reason to live—and love—again. Now his enemies have Sam in their sights, and he’ll do anything to protect her, even if it means defying the king’s law.

Fall Into Darkness ~ Valerie Twombly
A warrior angel is stripped of his wings, until he learns compassion for humanity. He fails, until he meets a beautiful woman hiding from life, and carrying a secret within her that only he recognizes. Together, they will be a pair capable of reckoning even with Lucifer himself.

Nights Angel ~ Lisa Kessler
Colin Flynn, the immortal Night Walker, is not the protector he had once been.

Juliana is a survivor, but her prophetic dreams warn her of coming death. As an ancient enemy emerges and threatens her safety, Colin will need to learn Juliana’s secret to overcome his wounds, but falling for a mortal could be the greatest risk of all.

A Vhampier’s Forbidden Wolf ~ P.T. Macias
A spoiled, sexy and wild young wolf loves the chase. She loves to stir it up and watch the fireworks. She comes to a complete stop when she meets a vhampier that rocks her world. The mature Vhampier, the royal assassin, falls under her spell. He goes against the supernatural council, family, and royal decree. The unexpected threat to their lives bring them together, exposing their love.

Eternal Service ~ Regina Morris
Vampire Raymond Metcalf’s life is spinning out of control. As if working with a team of vamps to protect the President isn’t enough, he must deal with his rebellious half-breed son, save the President from crazed vampires, and break in his team’s new director.


My review:

** I voluntarily reviewed this advance reader copy. **

I had the wonderful opportunity to read and review this boxset in combination with its release.  I laughed, I gasped, I yearned, and most of all I fell for each and every one of these books.  (Some more than others but that is more about me and my preferred elements in a story more so than any issue with the plot.)  There were a few new authors to me and a couple authors and books that were already on my “to be read” compilation and I enjoyed being able to delve into each and every one of these created fantasy and paranormal worlds. 

Below I have listed the books individually with their specific rating and the overall rating of the entire boxset is an average of those numbers.  

  • Your Lycan or Mine? ~ Michele Bardsley  (4.0)
  • Chasing Magic ~ Gena D. Lutz  (4.0)
  • VIKTOR: Heart of Her King ~ Julia Mills  (4.0)
  • Memory’s Kiss ~ Sharon Kay  (4.0)
  • Under Her Skin ~ Margo Bond Collins  (4.0)
  • Rise of the Fallen ~ Donya Lynne  (4.5)
  • Fall Into Darkness ~ Valerie Twombly  (4.5)
  • Nights Angel ~ Lisa Kessler  (4.0)
  • A Vhampier’s Forbidden Wolf ~ P.T. Macias  (3.5)
  • Eternal Service ~ Regina Morris  (4.5)

My rating:  Redbreast


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