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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

REVIEW: The Midnight Man by P. Mattern, Ginger Marie

The Midnight Man

Creepy, twisted, strange, but kinda hot. Who knew?!! Oh yea, ghostbusters, too. This book was enjoyable and very interesting.
My rating based on the story alone- 5 stars, however, because of a few typing errors, my final rating is 4 stars. With that said, this book fully captivated my attention, and I will definitely take the time to read book two in this series. Recommended.

Monday, May 30, 2016

REVIEW: Saved by the Outlaw by Alexis Abbott

Saved by the Outlaw on Amazon

Saved by the Outlaw: Motorcycle Club / Hitman Romance

She was the girl that got away. Now she thinks I murdered her dad.


Cherry LaBeau. More like Cherry Bomb, the way she walked back into my life, accusing me of killing her father. 

She's a fiery mystery from my past, and this time, I'm not going to let her get away. 

But first, I have to prove to her that we're lookin' for the same person. That whoever killed her dad has been screwing with my club and the people I care about most. So I'm going to find the scumbag who hurt my Cherry, and my club, and I'm going to make them pay. 

Even if I have to turn back to my former hitman ways... 

A full length Romantic Suspense novel. No Cliffhangers/Standalone. Safe. Contains a teaser for my next release.
RATING: 5 stars
REVIEW: Cherry, a journalist, who's father was murdered, bumps into Russian hitman & bad boy, Leon, who may not be so bad after all. Need I say more?!! Hot!! Plus, a motorcycle club & FBI... yes please. Another enjoyable read from Alexis Abbott- I love her characters and attention to detail; which is never overdone. I find that when I pick up a book from this author, it never feels forced or like a chore to begin reading one of her books, blessing. This is my second read by Alexis Abbott and I'm standing in line for more- happy to have found this author who has provided an ARC in exchange for my honest review. Once again, loved it.
HAPPY READING! ~THERESA

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Book and Ebook Haul (Free ebook) November 9, First Touch, and More...

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Take You Apart
*** 2016 Global Ebook Awards Nominee ***


A woman – so young and ripe – lies amid a detritus of pine needles and dirt. Her hair is matted to her face with a mixture of blood and tears and she screams again before subsiding into body wrenching sobs. Her voice is slightly slurred as she begs, “Please, stop. Please, I want to go home. Please don’t do it again.” A pair of black gloved hands comes into view. They hold pliers. The girl screams again. Lovely.


Successful artist Caleb Everett lives each day with a real-time film inside his head, playing … murder. Since he was a child, Caleb has been able to see into the minds of killers. Working alongside veteran Homicide Detective Jack Rafferty, Caleb now uses his unique ability to balance the scales of justice.


With a new case afoot, Caleb is himself being targeted by a killer, and with attractive journalist Makayla Dawson on the scene, it becomes a race against time to save them all. With the odds savagely stacked against them, will this case take apart everything Caleb holds dear?
 

$5.99 on Amazon

First Touch (First and Last #1) by 

November 9 - Amazon

Friday, May 27, 2016

FACEBOOK PARTY - 1000 LIKES CELEBRATION WITH BOOKRELATIONS (June 26th & 27th)



1000 LIKES CELEBRATION: Have you joined the party yet? We have a couple pre-party giveaways open now, which will close prior to the start of the party on June 26th, 2016. Join us on the 26th and 27th to celebrate reaching 1000 likes with BookRelations here: CLICK HERE TO GO TO ONLINE FACEBOOK PARTY

Find out which authors are attending by reviewing the line-up at the top of the page at the Facebook party.

A few authors attending will be: Elle Chrstensen, Ali Parker, RB Hillard, Nikki Belaire, Cathy Jackson, J. Hype, A.V. Scott, Virginia Lee Johnson, Krihstin Zink, Ellen Abernathy, Terra James, JP Uvalle, Ellie Masters, + More.

Donations from: A. Zavarelli (E-copies of Crow and Reaper), Alexis Abbott, + MORE.

Come join us for our 1000 LIKES CELEBRATION!!! 

AWESOME AUTHORS, GAMES, & OF COURSE MANY MANY PRIZES. :) 

Who doesn't like prizes anyway?!!

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HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE! HAPPY READING!! ~Theresa, Sunni, & Tiffany with BookRelations 

Cover Spotlight #1 (SPECIAL NEW RELEASE: 5/27/16)

99 CENTS ON AMAZON

**Special release pricing for a limited time only** Seventeen magical stories from NY Times and USA Today bestsellers and award-winning authors that will entice you to the darker side of faerie tales. 

More Grimm than Disney, in this collection you'll find twists on Snow White, Hansel & Gretel, Rumpelstilstskin, Beauty and the Beast, The Snow Queen, Cinderella, The Pied Piper, Alice in Wonderland, and Red Riding Hood, plus new tales paying homage to the old traditions.

Shadows cannot exist without light, however, and you'll find enough happily-ever-afters to lift your spirits in this anthology full of adventure, dark powers, and ultimately the enduring power of true love.

YARROW, STURDY AND BRIGHT by Devon Monk - Sweet music cannot hide a wicked heart...

FAE HORSE by Anthea Sharp - Faerie bargains can grant any desire, but be careful what you wish for.

THE QUEEN OF FROST AND DARKNESS by Christine Pope - Her heart is the only thing colder than a Russian winter....

BONES by Yasmine Galenorn - Sometimes, your most cherished dream can turn out to be a nightmare.

MAGIC AFTER MIDNIGHT by C. Gockel - The Wicked Stepmother is about to meet her match...

DANCE WITH THE DEVIL by Donna Augustine - When the devil makes a deal with a dancer, he gets more than he bargained for.

NO GIFT OF WORDS by Annie Bellet - Never steal from a witch...

THE GRIM BROTHER by Audrey Faye - Not all walks in the wood end well...

BEAST INSIDE BEAUTY by Danielle Monsch - Happily Ever After ain't guaranteed when Once Upon a Time is here.

FAESCORNED by Jenna Elizabeth Johnson - The Morrigan, Celtic goddess of war and strife, must relive a painful memory that reminds her of what she can never have.

DRAWN TO THE BRINK by Tara Maya - Sajiana's job is to hunt down monsters brought alive from paintings. She never expected to meet one so handsome... or to need his help.

THE VARIANCE COURT by Alexia Purdy - Anna, a struggling college student, discovers a mysterious ring that turns her quiet life chaotic when the ring's magic doesn't do what it's told.

THE MORRIGAN by Phaedra Weldon - A young man discovers he has leprechaun blood - and is wanted by dark faerie forces.

ALICE by Julia Crane - A twisted tale of Alice and Wonderland. Facing madness and an ominous prophecy, Alice chooses to follow her heart despite knowing her world is about to change forever.

STILL RED by Sabrina Locke - When the Hunters come, can there be any escape?

THE FINAL STRAW by Jennifer Blackstream - To banish a gold-spinning demon, first you must guess his name...

THE UNICORN HUNTER by Alethea Kontis - Only Snow White knows what really happened in the forest...

HAPPY READING! ~THERESA

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Review: Center Stage (Bright Lights Billionaire Book 2) by Ali Parker

CENTER STAGE ON AMAZON

Center Stage (Bright Lights Billionaire Book 2) by Ali Parker

From Best Selling Author, Ali Parker comes a new Billionaire Series filled with sexiness, humor and intense attraction... 

The bright lights of Hollywood can be blinding at times. 

Riley and Ethan dive head first into the hard work required to produce a blockbuster film. With only ten months to get everything done, they’re working around the clock and it shows. The tension between them is building to an explosion neither of them is ready for. In hopes of trying to keep things professional between them, Ethan takes a step back and presents himself in a new light – a more responsible, mature Ethan Lewis. 

The smoke and mirrors takes its toll on both of them, and everyone is starting to notice. It isn’t just about their relationship anymore, but about the possibility of messing up both their careers and all of their dreams. 

This is book 2 in a continued series. 

18+ Explicit sexual content and possible foul language.

RATING: 5 STARS
THERESA'S REVIEW: 
These books are fantastic. Love them. Ali Parker's writing cracks me up, and her dialogue between her witty characters is spot on- realistic.
Book two is just as good as the first. The tension continues to rise between the two main characters Ethan and Riley- unbelievably frustrating, yet to reach climax. Poor Ethan and his super sized package lol. Once again, I am left wanting more and more of Ethan and Riley's story. Recommended (along with all of the foul language involved hahaha). I definitely cannot wait for book three.
I was provided a free copy of Center Stage in exchange for my honest review. Loved it!! 


HAPPY READING!!

CENTER STAGE ON AMAZON

Amazon Review

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

REVIEW: Reaper (Boston Underworld, Book 2) by A. Zavarelli

Review on Amazon

REAPER (Boston Underworld Book 2) Kindle Edition by Ashleigh Zavarelli 


Sasha. 

He’s dark and mysterious. Quiet and lethal. 
An Irish mobster. 
Pure sin wrapped up in a beautiful package. 
But there’s also something off about him. 
He doesn’t feel anything. He shows no emotions. 
Sometimes I question his humanity. 
He hasn’t spoken to me in two years. Not a single word. 
But we share a secret, he and I. 
And if it ever comes out, I have no doubt in my mind… 
He won’t have a problem killing me too. 

Ronan. 
I’ve slain for her. I’ll do it again. 
When it comes to Sasha, there isn’t a line I won’t cross. 
I watch her. She doesn’t know it. 
She thinks I hate her. Sometimes, I think I might too. 
But I’m always there, lurking in the shadows. 
Craving her. Trying to keep the beast within at bay. 
I’ll keep her safe. I’ll slaughter anyone who tries to hurt her. 
The only thing I can’t do… is protect her from myself. 

****This is a full-length standalone novel full of hot Irish guys with accents. Dark mafia themes throughout. HEA included.****

RATING: 5 STARS 
THERESA'S REVIEW: I'm struggling with words to describe this book by A. Zavarelli.
Let me just say that this book is impossible to put down. It was over once I started this book, I read it straight through the night. Ronan's story will remain one of my favorites, always. This book was hands down my favorite of the two. Although I appreciated Mack's witty character in the first book, Ronan and Sasha's story snuggled right up next to my heart.
(However, we get some of Mack's charm in book two as well... Mack "thundering down the isle," cracked me up- love her, just read it lol). Ronan and Sasha's story is broken, beautiful, creepy, twisted, yet surprisingly hot!
After purchasing and reviewing Crow (Book 1), I was offered a free copy of Reaper (Book 2) in exchange for my honest review.
Both books have a memorable cast of characters that I'm glad to have met. Well done- I'm now loyal to the Boston Underworld and ready for book 3. :)

Saturday, May 21, 2016

SERIES REVIEW & RECOMMENDATION: SERIES- Escape from Furnace

Lockdown (Book 1) on Amazon

Lockdown: Escape from Furnace 1 by Alexander Gordon Smith

Furnace Penitentiary: the world's most secure prison for young offenders, buried a mile beneath the earth's surface. Convicted of a murder he didn't commit, sentenced to life without parole, "new fish" Alex Sawyer knows he has two choices: find a way out, or resign himself to a death behind bars, in the darkness at the bottom of the world. Except in Furnace, death is the least of his worries. Soon Alex discovers that the prison is a place of pure evil, where inhuman creatures in gas masks stalk the corridors at night, where giants in black suits drag screaming inmates into the shadows, where deformed beasts can be heard howling from the blood-drenched tunnels below. And behind everything is the mysterious, all-powerful warden, a man as cruel and dangerous as the devil himself, whose unthinkable acts have consequences that stretch far beyond the walls of the prison.
Together with a bunch of inmates―some innocent kids who have been framed, others cold-blooded killers―Alex plans an escape. But as he starts to uncover the truth about Furnace's deeper, darker purpose, Alex's actions grow ever more dangerous, and he must risk everything to expose this nightmare that's hidden from the eyes of the world.

                                              


SERIES RATING: 5 STARS 

THERESA'S REVIEW: 
This series will simply be a favorite of mine- ALWAYS.

Loved the creativity, heart stopping, and adrenaline pumping ride this entire series takes us on. Every book is as good as the last. Recommending this entire series- 
I'm really bummed that it has to come to an end, but every minute invested in this series was well worth it. Nothing will ever compare. This is one of those series that one wishes to "unread" just to experience the action all over again. 

***Theresa***

REVIEW: CROW (BOSTON UNDERWORLD BOOK 1) BY A. ZAVARELLI

CROW on Amazon (99 cents)

CROW (Boston Underworld Book 1) Kindle Edition by A. Zavarelli

He’s a killer. A mobster. 

The last man on earth I’d ever want to be with. I won’t lose my head just because he’s hot, Irish, and has a wicked accent to boot. 

He’s one of the only leads in my best friend’s disappearance, and I don’t trust him. 

So I’ve got a few rules in mind when it comes to dealing with Lachlan Crow. 

1. Keep a clear head and don’t get distracted. 
2. Do what’s necessary and never forget why you’re there. 
3. Never, and I mean never, fall for him. 

Fourth and final rule? 

Throw out the book altogether. Because the rules don’t apply when it comes to the Irish mafia. 

It was only supposed to be temporary, but now Lachlan thinks he owns me. He says he’s not letting me go. 

And I believe him. 

*** 
Lachlan. 

I don’t know who she is. I don’t know why she’s here. 

But if it’s my attention she wants, she has it. 

The Russians want her dead, and now it’s up to me to look out for her. This girl is trouble. A distraction I can’t afford. 

So why have I already decided she’s mine? 

I’ve claimed her and there’s no going back now. 

This is a full-length standalone novel full of hot Irish bad boys with accents. Steamy and dark mafia themes throughout. HEA included.

RATING: 4.5 STARS

THERESA'S REVIEW: I have been in a bit of a reading slump lately- just could not find anything to grab my attention for longer than the first few pages or chapter.

That is... until Crow came along.
I'm so happy to have finally finished a book lol. Loved it! Well-written and just the right mixture of elements to keep me interested so that I could blaze through the story. I love sassy characters, and Mackenzie is a spitfire- loved her character. If the F-bomb is offensive, then I wouldn't suggest reading this book hahaha. Mack sets out to find out what happened to her best friend by going undercover as a dancer at the club, but finds herself drawn to someone she'd least expect- & the steam rises between Mack (Butterfly) and Lachlan. This is my first book by this author, but I'm on board and eager to read more. Next...