The Infernal Sacrament – Nissa Leder & R.J. Harris

I received an advanced/review copy of this book. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content and honesty of my review.

The Infernal Sacrament – Nissa Leder & R.J. Harris

In the heart of Seattle, an invisible war wages between angels and demons for the souls of humankind.

Ava Pierce knows her friends are keeping secrets.

When Ava’s boyfriend Darien dumps her completely out of the blue, her world is turned upside down.

Break-ups are normal, so why is she convinced that there’s more to it than he’s telling her?

Desperate for distraction, she finds herself drawn to Finn, a mysterious stranger with an uncanny ability to keep her mind off her heartache. But she can’t shake the feeling that something is going on with Darien and her friends. Something they aren’t telling her about.

Darien Crain’s life is going straight to hell.

When a loved one dies, most people inherit money or property. Darien inherits a living nightmare.

After his grandfather’s death, all his feelings for his gorgeous girlfriend Ava completely disappeared. But that’s not all. Now, Darien is plagued by strange dreams, pounding headaches, and terrifying visions that have led him to three conclusions:

First, the girl who haunts his dreams is real. Second, the creatures he's seeing look like demons. And finally, there is more darkness in the world than he ever imagined.

Will keeping Ava in the dark keep her safe?

Darien must come to terms with the secrets his family has kept from him his entire life and distance himself from his past, including Ava.

Ava is determined to learn the truth, even if it kills her. As she pieces together the strange things happening, she turns to Finn for the answers her friends are hiding. But should she put her trust in him or is he keeping the most dangerous secret of all?

The Infernal Sacrament by Nissa Leder, R.J. Harris
Series: Guardians of Elysium #1
four-stars
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy
Format: ARC, eBook, Review Copy
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To be completely honest with you, I wasn’t sure I was going to like this book when I started it. There are several POVs and I was a little nervous it was going to be like the book I’d read that had so many POVs, I could barely follow along with the story …

However, each point of view adds more substance to the story, and it always picked up where the last one ended–or at least they correlated with each other in some way–so I wasn’t left feeling like I was getting whiplash from the varying narrations, nor was I super confused and wondering how one character’s POV related to the others’. Honestly, it was extremely well done and each character is so different from the other, but not to the point where it was jarring to read. I’m always amazed when two authors can write the same story and the overall “voice” of the book is in perfect harmony, and that’s exactly what I got here. I couldn’t tell this book was written by two people and it baffles my mind to read something so eloquently written, but the story here was fantastic and I really do have to commend the authors for such a unique read.

As you know if you’ve followed any of my reviews or have read the previous ones I’ve written, I’m a pretty big fan of R.J. Harris and I personally think she’s an extremely underrated indie author who deserves way more attention than she’s received so far. If you’re a fan of paranormal/urban fantasy, please give her books a read because seriously, her writing is incredible. Nissa Leder is a new author for me, but with the help of this book, I know I’ll be reading more of her work.

This story follows four young adults–Ava, Darien, Finn, and Rachel–as they navigate broken hearts, new romance, newly discovered supernatural abilities and a paranormal war that thrusts them right on the frontlines. They make new friends as well as enemies, form unlikely alliances, and learn that sometimes betrayal is much closer to home than they’d ever dare to imagine.

While I did think the book took a little bit to get into at first, once it started getting into the heart of the story, I was completely hooked. As with any other story–especially the first in a series–the “leading up” to the main storyline is mostly background information and explaining the setting, which is super important to the rest of the book. There are a couple of times where I wanted to shake the characters and tell them that they were being stupid, but honestly? They’re teenagers who are dealing with a massive amount of pressure and stress. Being a teenager is hard enough without feeling like the weight of the world is on your shoulders. Also, I was super impressed with how each character is written because they felt real and genuine. Even if you get frustrated with some decisions one of them makes or something stupid they say, once you get inside their head, you understand more about the reasons behind said actions. I especially appreciated that; even if you don’t agree with their reasoning, you get the chance to understand it.

All in all, I quite enjoyed this book and I’m looking forward to the next one. Also, I have a huge book crush on Finn and I wholeheartedly believe that he and Ava should be a thing. Just saying. ;P

Check this book out, and as always, if you do, please come back and let me know what your thoughts are! Happy reading <3

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four-stars

RELEASE BLITZ: The Devil – Ashley Jade



Title: Cards Of Love – The Devil 
Author: Ashley Jade 
Genre: Dark Romance 
 
 
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The Devil is a prelude novel that is part of the Cards of Love Collection. You do NOT need to read any other books in the collection to read The Devil. 

They’ll tell you I seduced them. Used my looks and body to lure them into my playground. 
They’ll tell you I’m a sinner. A demon who held them captive with temptation and lust. 
They’ll tell you I’m evil. A monster obsessed with the both of them. 
They’ll tell you they made a deal with the devil.
What they won’t tell you…is how much they liked it. 

Please note: This story contains content that may be offensive to some readers.
 
 
 
 
 

 

 




 
 
 
 
 
 
Ashley Jade craves tackling different genres and tropes within romance. Her first loves are New Adult Romance and Romantic Suspense, but she also writes everything in between including:  contemporary romance, erotica, and dark romance.
 
Her characters are flawed and complex, and chances are you will hate them before you fall head over heels in love with them.
She’s a die-hard lover of oxford commas, em dashes, music, coffee, and anything thought provoking…except for math.
 
Books make her heart beat faster and writing makes her soul come alive. She’s always read books growing up and scribbled stories in her journal, and after having a strange dream one night; she decided to just go for it and publish her first series.
It was the best decision she ever made.
 
If she’s not paying off student loan debt, working, or writing a novel—you can usually find her listening to music, hanging out with her readers online, and pondering the meaning of life.
 
Check out her amazon page and Facebook page for future novels.
She recently became hip and joined Twitter, so you can find her there, too.
 
She loves connecting with her readers—they make her world go ‘round.
 
~Happy Reading~
Feel free to email her with any questions/comments: ashleyjadeauthor@gmail.com
 
 
 
 

 

 

The Devil – Ashley Jade

I received an advanced/review copy of this book. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content and honesty of my review.

This book is suitable for 18+ due to mature content.
The Devil – Ashley Jade

The Devil is a prelude novel that is part of the Cards of Love Collection. You do NOT need to read any other books in the collection to read The Devil.

They'll tell you I seduced them. Used my looks and body to lure them into my playground.
They'll tell you I'm a sinner. A demon who held them captive with temptation and lust.
They'll tell you I'm evil. A monster obsessed with the both of them.
They'll tell you they made a deal with the devil.
What they won't tell you...is how much they liked it.

Please note: This story contains content that may be offensive to some readers.

The Devil is part of The Cards of Love series releasing October 2018!

The Devil by Ashley Jade
Series: Cards of Love
five-stars
Genres: Romance, New Adult, Taboo, Erotica, M/M, Bisexual
Format: ARC, eBook, Review Copy

Okay.

Buckle up, friends, cause this is going to be a little different from the reviews I normally write–mostly because I honestly can’t say

a

damn

thing

about this book’s storyline without giving away spoilers. Ashley has been telling her readers that it’s best if you go in blind, and I’m here to tell you that is one hundred percent, without a doubt, true. You have to go into this story without knowing a thing about it or you won’t appreciate it as much.

So, instead of my usual summarizations, I’m just going to give you a reaction post.

Beginning: Oh. Okay. Huh. I didn’t expect that, but that’s cool.

A few chapters in: Oh, shit.

Middle of the book: Whoa, that escalated quickly. Welp, all righty then.

A few chapters from the end: Wait. Did he just–? What?!

At the end: What. The. Hell.

Reading the last page: Wtf did I just read.

Ten minutes after finishing the book: #)$&**^@*$^@%@*#!!!!

The next day: book … hangover … can’t … think … about … anything … else …

This is the worst book hangover I have had in a very long time. I knew it was going to be good because, well, Ashley f***ing Jade, but this? This was so brilliantly written that I just … ugh. I don’t even know, you guys. I’m still processing this book because it was nothing like what I expected. I knew Ms. Jade was a phenomenal writer, but she has really outdone herself with this one. I can’t wait to find out what happens next!

Now, I want to share just a few pieces of advice with you before you read this book …

  1. The most important thing to remember is to go into this book with an open mind. It’s filthy, it’s messy, there are a few taboo themes involved, and it’s not for the weak of heart.
  2. Don’t read spoilers, don’t post spoilers, don’t go searching for spoilers, etc. Just don’t. Trust me. I knew nothing of what to expect except for a few of the teasers that Ashley Jade shared and it was honestly the best mindf*ck ever.
  3. Make sure you have an extra pair of underwear nearby. You’ll thank me later.
  4. This is not a love story, so don’t expect one while you’re reading. But DO NOT let that deter you from reading this book.

Okay, that’s all I’m gonna say about it. 😉

 

 

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five-stars

RELEASE BLITZ – Rebound – Aidy Award

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Genres: New Adult, Romance
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Lacy Laurel

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She doesn’t want love, she wants a rebound…

He needs so much more from her. He needs everything.

 

Angelina: I am so damn done with being the chubby doormat for my soon-to-be ex-fiancé. I changed myself for every man in my life. Except Gray–my bodyguard.

Too bad he’s totally not interested in getting his kink on with me. No, he’s made it perfectly clear he’s only here to protect me.

We’ll just see about that.

Protect me from this, buddy. I’m going out on the town to find myself a good old-fashioned ménage.

 

Gray: For the love of all that is holy, I want Angel in my bed, tied up, blindfolded, begging me. I want her to be completely mine.

I can’t do that. Not yet. She isn’t ready for what I want from her.

I’ll break her.

Because I’m completely f–king broken.

It might kill me to watch her be with any other man.

But I won’t be her rebound.

 

 

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Scars and Silk 2 – Rose Harper

by Rose Harper

One bullet … one shallow grave …One. Final. Goodbye.

Skylah took something from Gavino he will never get back.
An innocence so few can claim.

Not knowing what happened,
She pokes the bear when he’s feeling all growly.
Pushes his buttons until she can’t push anymore.

The captive has now become the captor,
Demanding answers to the mysteries Gavino keeps locked up tight.

But, what is little Sky going to think when the tables turn,
And she’s the one holding secrets she didn’t even know exist?

Gavino won’t poke.
He won’t plead and beg.

He. Will. Devour.
He. Will. Scar.
He. Will. Fight.

He will allow his hatred to fuel their fire,
When the only thing she can do is transform and relish the lick of his flame.

All he needs is one bullet, one shallow grave, and one. Final. Goodbye.
But something keeps stopping him from pulling the trigger.

And that something …
Is her.

This dark mafia romance read is not for the faint of heart. There is blood, revenge, and some situations of violence and rape that may not be suitable for anyone under 18. If you trigger easily, please refrain from reading this Kindle Unlimited romance novel. This is the 2nd installment, out of 5, in the Scars and Silk series. At the end of book 5, there is a GUARANTEED HEA full of sex, steam, and love that lets you know true love really does conquer all. So, sit tight and read this enemies-to-lovers romance. You’re in for a real treat. This does end in a cliffhanger. You have been warned.

Consort of Rebels – Sadie Moss

I received an advanced/review copy of this book. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content and honesty of my review.

This book is suitable for 18+ due to mature content.
Consort of Rebels – Sadie Moss

She’s an unwilling icon of freedom, loved by four rebel warriors. And the fate of humanity rests on their shoulders. The world I thought I knew was a lie. Rocked by betrayal, injured, and imprisoned by an enemy I didn’t know I had, I’ll do whatever it takes to get back to my four. I have to. Because there’s an all-out war brewing for the future of humanity, and without them at my side, I won’t stand a chance of winning the battle. But when people start looking to me as an idol, my confidence falters. I’m prepared to fight and die for what I believe in, but can I be the leader they need? Magic, romance, and action collide in the thrilling conclusion of the Magic Awakened series, a Reverse Harem urban fantasy featuring one badass ex-mercenary and the four sexy-as-sin men who will do anything to protect her.

Consort of Rebels by Sadie Moss
Series: Magic Awakened #3
four-half-stars
Genres: Romance, New Adult, Paranormal, Reverse Harem, Urban Fantasy
Format: ARC, eBook, Review Copy

Oh, Lana and her men in their final installment … *happy sigh*

In the last book, Game of Lies, Lana has been betrayed by someone she trusted and respected, she’s taken as prisoner for a horrendous reason (not that there’s ever truly a good reason for being taken prisoner …), and to top it all off, her magic has been rendered temporarily useless. There’s so much that happens in the first few chapters alone that made me keep reading, desperate to discover how she would make it out of this.

Everything really comes to a head here. In the time Lana is away, she’s become the symbol of fighting back, of hope, and of justice. She doesn’t want to be, but her men work hard to convince her that she’s exactly what everyone has been needing. They need a symbol of hope and a reason to feel like they’re truly fighting for something. It was obviously much better stated in the book than my quick little attempt at summing it up, but it was wonderfully stated. In a lot of ways, it reminded me of Katniss’s progression in The Hunger Games and how she was this unwilling symbol of hope and perseverance.

The fight scenes in this book were so intense, and they were so incredibly written that I felt like I was seeing them play out in front of me. There are a few close calls and some twists and turns I wasn’t sure would be salvageable, but Ms. Moss expertly pulls them off. It was super nerve-wracking when all the Blighted joined in the fray and I was somewhat concerned how they would hold up against the magic users, but wow, did they ever hold their own. These people were sick of being treated like they somehow mattered less simply because they had no magic, and it was certainly a mistake for anyone to underestimate them. Because they didn’t have magic, they had to be a little more creative with their ways of fighting, and it was pretty impressive to read about.

Then there’s Lana and her four men. These five work together seamlessly; the four guys had been a team for quite a while and the addition of Lana brought even more skills and energy to the team. It’s clear the guys love each other like brothers and they’re each so in love with her–and vice versa–and that love definitely helps create a nearly flawless team of individuals who are definitely able to hold their own, but who work together even better. The main showdown between the “big bad” and his minions had my heart racing as I was trying to figure out how everyone would come out of it alive. Not only do you grow attached to the five main characters, but there are some side characters you really grow to love as well, so it was difficult reading through that and wondering how the author would bring everything together. Even with the way the battle finally comes to an end, I had my thoughts on how I figured the fight would go, but it still didn’t end quite like I expected–which is a good thing. And even Ivy joined in on the fight! She proved to be pretty useful, also. I loved getting a little more of her in this book; she’s such a fun character.

Then, of course, at the heart of this series is the immense love these guys and their woman share. Akio takes some time to come around and finally–finally!!–admit his feelings, but once he does, it’s amazing. That was one of my favorite parts of the entire series. I knew there was something more to his story than what we’d seen already, but his confession and finally learning to accept her love was absolutely everything I was hoping it would be.

And then Jae … oh, sweet, emotionally aloof, super sexy Jae … You find out all of Jae’s baggage in this book. It’s absolutely, one hundred percent heartbreaking, and completely explains why he’s been so distant with her. The scene where they’re finally intimate with one another is both devastating and so beautifully heartwarming that it actually brought a tear to my eye. And the absolute love and adoration he has for her is just … ugh. It’s so sweet and romantic and made my fricken heart melt.

There are more steamy scenes than the two I’ve just mentioned, but these are the ones that stuck out to me the most. I thought Akio’s scene with her would be my undoing, but it turns out it was Jae’s, simply for the pure emotional aspect of it. Though like I’ve said several times in my RH reviews … I’m so glad I don’t *actually* have to choose, because really, it’s impossible to between these four. They’re all so different but they each bring out a different side to Lana that she wouldn’t have if she were only with one of them. Hashtag: WhyChoose, amirite?

Anyway, all of this rambling to say–I adored this book. I’m not surprised in the least that it was amazing, but sometimes you have certain expectations for the final book in a series and it doesn’t always measure up, you know? Well, that certainly wasn’t the case here. All of the questions that have been plaguing me from the very beginning are answered, there weren’t any pesky plot holes, and the effing characters … it’s rare to read a book that has not just one, but multiple characters that you feel like you can really connect with, and that’s how I felt reading this series. I connected with the heroine; she was a perfect blend of vulnerable, weary, strong, badass, loving, caring, takes-no-shit, and bows down to nobody. She also never once went back on her belief that the Blighted are just as important as any magic users, which I thought was extremely commendable. She could have easily let the fortune and fancy dresses and parties get to her head, but instead of turning her back on everything she believed in, she used her new powers to continue to do whatever she could to change the way the Blighted community was looked upon. It was awesome.

And I still managed to add something else to my ramblings 😉 Sorry not sorry, I hardcore loved this series and I know it’s going to be one that I reread again and again. I highly, highly recommend it and I only hope my reviews have done the series justice. If you’re interested in the reverse harem and paranormal/urban fantasy genres, please check out this series! And as always, if you do, come back here and let me know what you thought 🙂

Happy reading!

 

 

My reviews of the other two books in the series:

Bound By Magic

Game of Lies

 

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four-half-stars

RELEASE BLITZ: Fading Into Nothing – Kelly Moore

by Kelly Moore
Genres: Romance
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Jackie Wynn, Van Wynn

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My life is at a stand still as I watch it all fade by. It’s the most beautiful, and yet, tragic thing I’ve ever
seen. I lost everything, and I mean everything. But a single moment can change who we are. It can
make or break you.
When Will Taylor sits down next to me, he totally derails my plans. His cocky assurance makes me
laugh, and he begins to make me hope.
Now, I measure my life minute by minute and I cherish every moment with him, because I know it
won’t last long. Nothing ever does for me.
Will Taylor wants me.
Will Taylor loves me.
But will he keep me from Fading Into Nothing, or will I be left to save myself?
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COVER REVEAL: Lines – Anna B. Doe

by Anna B. Doe

COVER REVEAL: LINES by Anna B. Doe

November 23rd, 2018
 
 
 
Are you ready to enter Greyford High?
🏒Young Adult Romance
🏒Sports Romance
🏒Enemies-to-lovers
🏒Second chance
Senior year.
Three girls. Three guys.
Hockey and rivalry.
Mean girls and friendships.
Old loves and new chances.
One more year of being invisible.
One more year to win it all.
The countdown begins.
Senior year can’t come or end fast enough for Amelia Campbell. For the shy, nerdy girl-next-door that she is, high school is torture and all she wants is for it to be over. Having her heart broken by a popular, womanizing boy all those years ago doesn’t help the matters. Nor does his best friend who still has a habit of mercilessly teasing her. Now, she only has one year left, one year to be invisible before she can move on with her life.
Derek King doesn’t do drama, but his life is all about drama once Maximillian Sanders steps foot into his town, his school, and into Amelia’s life. Max is always around, and he is making her smile again. But the boy who once broke her heart isn’t ready to let her go. Older and wiser, Derek isn’t about to let someone take away what he wants, and he wants Amelia.
She’s set on not believing in him and on not getting her heart broken once again. He is set on showing her wrong.
She says she hates him, but maybe the line between past and present, love and hate is thinner than she ever realized.

 

 
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Halloween Between the Sheets Anthology

I received an advanced/review copy of this book. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content and honesty of my review.

Halloween Between the Sheets Anthology

It's Halloween, but this collection of hot and steamy scenes is all treat and no trick. Put the candy away and get sticky with us with this compilation of all new exclusive scenes from twenty of your favorite Reverse Harem authors.

Halloween Between the Sheets by L.A. Boruff, Arizona Tape, T.L. Reeve, Stacy Jones, R.M. Walker, Joely Sue Burkhart, Skye MacKinnon, K.B. Wheelock, Bea Paige, Lacey Carter Anderson, Ellabee Anderson, Caia Daniels, Grace White, Marissa Farrar, Rae Tina, May Dawson, Jaliza A. Burwell, Erica Andrews, Tabitha Barret, Cecilia Randell, Quinn Arthurs, A.K. Koonce, Liza Street, K.T. Strange, Steffanie Holmes, Michele Ryan, Kristen Banet, Emma Dean, Marie Robinson, Keira Blackwood, Julia Clarke
four-stars
Genres: Anthology, Reverse Harem, Romance, Paranormal, Novella, Fantasy, New Adult, Urban Fantasy
Format: ARC, eBook, Review Copy

This was a fun anthology filled with quick reads that have plenty of heat. Several of my favorite reverse harem authors were a part of this anthology, so I was pretty psyched to read each of their contributions.

I genuinely enjoyed each story that I read, though I did skip a couple simply for spoiler reasons; I haven’t read the series that its a part of, so I didn’t want to spoil the series for myself before I had a chance to read it 😉

I specifically wanted to write a review on Julia Clarke’s part in the anthology, Under Her Spell. If you’ve followed my reviews at all, whether here or on GoodReads, then you know that I am a huge fan of Julia Clarke. I loved reading this POV from Adrian, one of the characters from Charms of Attraction; one of Katerina’s men. I always joke that when I read a really good RH, I can never decide which guy is my favorite–which is what makes it such a good thing that I don’t have to choose 🙂 But I have to say … reading this story from Adrian’s POV sure racketed him right up there for me. The way he views Katerina is one of the sweetest things I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Part of what I loved so much about this story is somehow, Ms. Clarke managed to show the love that’s shared in this little family, particularly the love Adrian has for Katerina. It’s simultaneously sweet and sexy, and it makes a lovely addition to their story.

Other than just this story, there are plenty of sweet and sexy stories to choose from in this anthology. If you’re in the mood for lots of variety and fast-paced stories that get straight to the point, then you’ll love this collection! 🙂

Check it out, and be sure to let me know what you thought of it!

four-stars

COVER REVEAL: *Audible Original* Repeat – Kylie Scott

by Kylie Scott
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance, Second Chance Romance
Format: Audiobook

 

 

 

 

From Audie Award winning, New York Times best-selling author Kylie Scott comes an irresistible new romance— available in audio first!

When a vicious attack leaves 25-year-old Clementine Johns with no memory, she’s forced to start over. Now she has figure out who she was and why she made the choices she did – which includes leaving the supposed love of her life, tattoo artist Ed Larsen, only a month before.

Ed can hardly believe it when his ex shows up at his tattoo parlor with no memory of their past, asking about the breakup that nearly destroyed him. The last thing he needs is more heartache, but he can’t seem to let her go again. Should they walk away for good, or does their love deserve a repeat performance?

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kyliescottimageKylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kylie-scott.com/

 

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