Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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A Great Light
(The Kingdom to Come #1)
by Jennifer Ball
Young Adult Christian Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 298 Pages
June 28th 2018 by Revelation Publishing Company

Love and war are often the same thing.

Prince Karhiad is a humble king-in-waiting. His father, King Vilsig, rules the Kingdom of Merrhius with an iron fist. While the king dreams of endless conquests, his son only wants to conquer the hearts of his subjects through love instead of fear.

Meanwhile, a dark and sinister force threatens every kingdom around. And if King Vilsig and Prince Karhiad can't put aside their differences, an ancient sinister beast and his supernatural army will lay waste to the Kingdom of Merrhius.

On the night of Prince Karhiad’s 17th birthday, he is mesmerized by a radiant light and makes a decision to learn of its origin. That choice will force him towards answers he wasn't seeking, a woman he wasn't planning to fall in love with, and a destiny that will bring him great suffering yet an even greater reward. But in this gripping tale of good vs. evil, the power of love isn't just a shield to ward off the darkness -- it's also the strongest weapon of all.

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My Review
3/5
Prince Karhiad has turned 17 and become a man in his kingdom. He is also next in line for the throne. He is different than your typical king. He is liked and likes the people. When he sees this bright light on the night of his 17th birthday, he has to find it. When he gets to this creek, the light is gone but he sees a women. The next day when he returns to see what he can find, he finds Faith.
Faith is from a city no one believes exisit. They like to keep it that way. No one leaves and no one can find it unless they walk the path of light.
Over the time they spend together they share about their homes. How they differ and what they share. They call for each other. Then tragedy stricks. Secrets and lies and manipulation take over.
So the first 1/3 of the book is slow going. It jumps back and forth between Karhiad and Faith's point of view. I feel that it would have been better if each point of view was labeled. Also they do a lot of talking in their head but it is written just like regular speaking. So there can be a lot of confusion. There was for me. 
The biggest thing is this book is so long. It should have been at least 2 books. I don't mind long books but It felt like a different book half way through. I like the story though and am curious what happens next.





About the Author

I am a friend of Jesus who at times fails at making this is my most important relationship. I am a wife who forgets at times this is my primary job. I am a mom who at times didn't get it right. I take lots of pictures that annoy everyone in my family except for my dog. She loves it.

I began writing short stories when I was a child. I would sit in my room for hours writing as fast as I could to keep up with my thoughts. We didn't have a typewriter and certainly no computer. Too often my writing would turn to scribble. I ended up with lots of loose paper with many short stories written on them in half scribble that made it too difficult for others to read. Thanks to technology, I went back to my childhood passion and wrote a story that I turned into a readable book.

That's me, to make a long story short.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Her Prince's Secret Baby New Release




Title: Her Prince's Secret Baby
Author: Ilsa Ames
Genre: Contemporary Royal Romance
Release Date: September 11, 2018



Blurb

There’s really only one rule: don’t f*ck the nanny.
I’m a wealthy, powerful heir to a throne.
She’s my strictly off limits employee.
I want her saying “yes, your highness.”
What I get instead is “the baby’s yours”.


“Love” left me broken and shattered once. But it also left me with my little girl, Livia.

All I need is a nanny to watch her. But what I get with Cara is an obsession. An addiction to the last girl in the world I should have anything to do with.

I’m her boss. A prince. Heir to a throne and a kingdom. But temptation is the sweetest sin, and Cara’s gorgeous, soft curves and fiery sass are breaking the last of my willpower.

But there’s a secret she’s not telling me – a scandal that could bring my kingdom to its knees. A secret that’sgrowing between us…

Can I risk it all for love? Will I give up my billions and my kingdom for a taste of the forbidden fruit?

…What about for the mother of my unborn child?

I take it back, there are two rules. And the second rule is don’t fall for the nanny.

Whoops.

Her Prince’s Secret Baby is a full-length contemporary royal romance. Hot as sin and sweet as sugar, with a dominant alpha hero who’ll stop at nothing to have and protect what’s his. Safe, no cliffhanger, and a guaranteed happy ever after!








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Ilsa Ames is two die-hard romance readers-turned-authors. Best friends, moms, secret (and sometimes not so secret…) smut lovers, and crappy reality television junkies.

Smokin' hot, dominant alphas, smart, sassy heroines, & contemporary romance stories to make you say "yes please!". 

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New Release Blood & Secrets 4




Title: Blood & Secrets 4
Series: The Calvetti Crime Family #4
Author: Rose Harper
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: September 11, 2018



Blurb

They wanted a leader?
Well now they have a Queen.
They will either bow before me, or I will kill them all.

There are three things you never do to someone as merciless as me.

1. Screw them over.
2. Lie.
3. Take what’s theirs.

She will get what’s coming to her,
And I’m going to relish the blood I spill.
Two down;
Two more to go.
And she went straight to the top of my list.

Everyone thought I was bad before?
They have no idea the six levels of Hell I’m about to unleash.
The pain.
Death.
Destruction.

Oh, but they will.
They will know all too soon.

Do you think I will succeed in my mission?
Travel within enemy territory and take back what’s mine?
Well, of course I will.
I refuse to lose at anything.

Because there’s one thing you never do to a bloodthirsty, sadistic Queen,
And that’s wronging her by taking her King.







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Rose Harper thrives on bringing tantalizing, downright shiver inducing Dark Romance and Romantic Suspense novels for her readers to devour. She’s a lover of dark, sizzling passion, and mystery filled stories with twists and turns you never see coming, yet leave you wanting more. 

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Have you Checked out Dirty Bitches MC: Season 1




Title: Dirty Bitches MC: Season 1
Authors: Avelyn Paige, Geri Glenn,
GM Scherbert, & Winter Travers
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: July 20, 2018



Blurb

Fun, chaos, sexy times and sisterhood. This is what happens when 4 best-selling MC authors write themselves and their readers into a fictional world of motorcycles, open roads, and bad boys.

Livin’ On a Prayer – Avelyn Paige

Dixie Ryder just can’t catch a break. After leaving the safety of her uncle’s motorcycle club for a marriage that ends in disaster, she leaves town and starts an all-female club of her own. Just as life is finally going her way, Dixie’s ex-husband breezes into town, fresh from the military and hell-bent on fixing their broken relationship. Old wounds are re-opened, loyalties are tested and Dixie’s world is turned upside down once again.


You Give Love a Bad Name – Winter Travers

River Bane is in full control of her destiny. She grew up with nothing and vowed never to live that way again. A tough as nails attitude and fierce loyalty to her club keeps people at bay, and that’s just the way she likes it. Until the local sheriff gets it in his head that she’s the one for him. He won’t rest until the woman behind the sky-high heels and sexy scowl is in his bed, in his life, and in his future.


Unbreakable – Geri Glenn

Bernadette Simms has a history most women would never survive, but she did. Never again will she give any man the power to rock her entire world. And then one fateful day, she meets Roman Williams. He’s a genius with a six-pack and eyes she swears can see into her very soul. Roman doesn’t belong in her world, but he’s not going away without a fight.


Born to Be My Baby – GM Scherbert

Katarina Orlovis is a hard ass. Armed with a tattoo gun and a dark past, she holds most people at arm’s length. As a single mother and a business owner, she doesn’t have time for relationships or men, but when a dark and dominant stranger walks into her shop, Katarina is intrigued. He tempts her in a way that has her questioning everything. But could she really go to her knees for him? She’s not sure she can ever give that much of herself to anyone again. Too bad he’s not taking no for an answer.








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Jaclyn and the Beanstalk review. Plus a giveaway



Jaclyn and the Beanstalk by Mary Ting What fate awaits a girl who hears monsters at night… Sixteen-year-old Jaclyn looks up to her father. An honest man who once fought for the king, he now teaches Jaclyn how to use her wits—and her sword. But he has a secret. And his secret may have a connection to the one thing Jaclyn is hiding from him. Upon hearing “monsters” are terrorizing the small villages around Black Mountain, Jaclyn’s father and his friends head out to hunt them … but they don’t return.  

Review
4.5/5
Jaclyn is a 16 yr old girl. She has nightmare and does not know why. She is to afraid to tell her parents for fear they will think she is crazy. Then she ports a secret door in the barn full of weapons. After that things just keep getting stranger and stranger. What will she do?
I was not sure what I would think of this book. But I truly loved it. Jaclyn was not a typical 16year old. She has this amazing destiny that she is meant for. Even though she suffers so much, she still supernovae and forgiveness. By the end of the book I forgot that she was just 16. Then you meet Jack and those too are so cute together. His love and fierce protection of her is hard to miss. I liked how even though they were in a time where women just stayed home, he accepted who she was and didn't try and change her. 
It was a fun was to think of how the story of Jack and the Beenstalk came to be. A fun, sad, amazing read. You won't be able to put it down, I couldn't.




 
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I reached out, and just before I touched the brush, the old woman grabbed my wrist. Her probing fingers seemed to be seeking something. I gasped and jerked away from her sharp nails and the coldness of her touch. “I apologize.” I tugged at my sleeve, even though it was already down, for fear she had seen my birthmark. Her hood shifted and her dark, snapping eyes assured me she had. But when she peered up at me with a small smile, she eased my mind. “Have a care, please.” Her raspy voice stunned me, as she continued to stare, examining me like I was some kind of novelty. “I’m sorry,” I apologized again. “I want to buy the set for my mother. I have a silver coin.” I showed it to her. Perhaps she thought me a thief like the hat seller. “Which one suits your fancy?” She reached underneath her cloak for something—a dagger maybe? My pulse raced. My mind became unsteady. Defeating an old woman would be easy, unless she was a witch. I had heard tales of witches in my younger days, but I’d never paid attention. I wished I had. I pointed. “That one, please.” She handed me the brush first and then the mirror. I ran my finger across the vine from the bottom, feeling the curves and indentations and the fine texture of the smooth wood. Admiring its beauty, I knew Mother would be pleased. The old woman’s eyes stayed on my covered wrists. No fear showed through them, only recognition or something else unexplainable. Before she could ask me a question, I placed the silver coin in front of her and turned to leave. “Stop,” she said. I gulped fear down my throat. Have I done something wrong? What will she ask of me? All my life, no one had asked me about my birthmarks. I hid them well. “Yes?” I turned to her, smiling. “Here, I have a gift for you.” I was foolish enough to think she would give me a silver back, so I opened my hand to her. She dropped three beans in it and closed my fist. When her hand touched mine, she gasped sharply, and her eyes rolled back. I shuddered at her expression. I wanted to run far from her, but I remained calm when no trickery played from her. But why beans? Not a bag of beans, but three shriveled, gray, speckled beans. “Nay, thank you.” I tried to open my hand to return them to her, but she held steady onto me. The old fool giving me beans—she must be mad. And I needed to head back to Father. “You look like your mother. Have ’em.” Her eyes bored into mine, and then finally let go. “You’d be wise to hold these fast. A time will come when you are in need. Use them wisely.”
     
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Author Spotlight! Sariah Wilson

  #Moonstruck by Sariah Wilson Over one million “likes”—but only one of them matters. After pop star Ryan De Luna praises Maisy Harrison’s YouTube cover of his classic hit, he offers Maisy and her fledgling band the opportunity of a lifetime: to be his opening act. Music may be Maisy’s life, but she has one ground rule: never date a musician. That goes double for a heartbreaker like Ryan. If only she didn’t feel so vulnerable to his larger-than-life charm. And maybe now more than ever, when he asks for her help to shake off his playboy image. How can she resist playing the part of his fake girlfriend for the duration of the tour? Ryan’s never met anyone like Maisy. She sees past all the star-studded fame and treats him like any other guy. And the more time they spend together, the more he finds himself falling for her. Now he’d like to make their imaginary fling an IRL thing. But can he convince her to take a chance and trust him with her heart?
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 My feet weren’t cooperating, and neither was Ryan. He stood there, immobilizing me with his hotness. “So, uh, thanks again. Especially for earlier with the shoulder. And for, you know, letting me cry all over it.” “My shoulders are available anytime you want. I’ve got two of them.” He sure did. Two amazingly broad, well-sculpted shoulders. That were totally distracting me. “Right. I’ll see you tomorrow, probably.” “Tomorrow,” he agreed. Before I could talk myself out of it, I moved across the room and felt his gaze on me with every step. Like he was touching me even though he was twelve feet away. As I walked down the hallway, I had a serious conversation with myself. Rule #1—never date a musician. That hadn’t changed. I wouldn’t actually date Ryan. I could pretend to, for the sake of his career and my mother, but I wouldn’t let it be more than that. Nothing deep or real. Just a light, mutually beneficial friendship. I had to stay strong. Remember my rules. Not fall in love. And never, no matter what I wanted, let him kiss me.    
 “Wilson has mastered the art of creating a romance that manages to be both sexy and sweet, and her novel’s skillfully drawn characters, deliciously snarky sense of humor, and vividly evoked music-business settings add up to a supremely satisfying love story that will be music to romance readers’ ears.” —Booklist (starred review) “Making excellent use of sassy banter, hilarious texts, and a breezy style, Wilson’s energetic story brims with sexual tension and takes readers on a musical road trip that will leave them smiling. Perfect as well for YA and new adult collections.” —Library Journal 
  
  Author Sariah Wilson Bestselling author Sariah Wilson has never jumped out of an airplane, never climbed Mt. Everest, and is not a former CIA operative. She has, however, been madly, passionately in love with her soulmate and is a fervent believer in happily ever afters--which is why she writes romance. She has published many happily ever after stories. She grew up in southern California, graduated from Brigham Young University (go Cougars!) with a semi-useless degree in history, and is the oldest of nine (yes, nine) children. She currently lives with the aforementioned soulmate and their four children in Utah, along with three tiger barb fish, a cat named Tiger, and a recently departed hamster that is buried in the backyard (and has nothing at all to do with tigers).
 
 
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On Tour with  Prism Book Tours A Great Light (The Kingdom to Come #1) by Jennifer Ball Young Adult Christian Fan...