Justice Ascending Release Day!

Justice Ascending by Rebecca Zanetti is releasing today! It is book 3 in the Scorpius Syndrome series and it includes some major developments (plus a romance between Sami & Tace). You can read my original review here.

Buy JUSTICE ASCENDING Here – (Kindle)

Buy JUSTICE ASCENDING Here – (Paperback)

 

 

THE BLURB

Before surviving the Scorpius bacterium, Tace Justice was a good ole Texas cowboy who served his country and loved his mama. After Scorpius, the world became dark, dangerous, and deadly… and so did he. The Vanguard medic is stronger, faster, and smarter than before, but he’s lost the line between right and wrong. His passion is absolute, and when he focuses it on one woman, there’s no turning back for either of them.

Sami Steel has been fighting to survive right alongside Tace, convincing the Vanguard soldiers she’s one of them. In truth, Sami is a former hacker turned government agent who worked at The Bunker, where scientists stored both contaminants and cures. Only she knows the location, and she’s not telling. Yet when sexual fire explodes between her and Tace, she’ll face even that hell again to save him.

I received an advance review copy of this book that I have chosen to review.

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Worth The Wait by Claudia Connor (McKinney/Walker #1)

4.5 Stars

Worth The Wait was completely worth it. I’m a sucker for romances with “special agent” type characters and Nick Walker was just right. I didn’t realize that this series was a spinoff series (and it’s lucky I didn’t). I usually try to skip “companion” series unless I’ve read the original series and if I had I would have missed out on what is sure to be a great series.

This is a standalone and I have never before read a book by Claudia Connor, but I had absolutely no problem falling in love with these characters within the first 10 minutes of reading. I had the goofiest smile on my face while Nick and Mia were getting to know each other. The single dad/brother thing was just so sweet. While reading I often want to know more about some of the “supporting characters”, it was a nice surprise to find out that their stories have already been published and I will be able to read their books without waiting for them to be released.

Buy WORTH THE WAIT Here – (Kindle)

I received an advance review copy that I have chosen to review.

Damaged Love by Riann C. Miller

4 Stars

Damaged Love by Riann C. Miller is a complicated second chance romance with a cast of characters made to love. I went into this book without knowing anything about it, but because I’ve read a couple of other books by Riann I felt comfortable going in without my usual research.

The 4 star rating is actually an average. The 1st part of this book was hard for me to connect to. I think the reason for this, is that the 1st half is told almost entirely from Jet’s POV. This is necessary given the nature of the plot, but  I would have given that half of the book a 3 star rating. The 2nd half was AH-MAZING. I absolutely loved the characters that were introduced in the 2nd half and having more of Rachel’s POV really helped to cement their story for me.

Damaged Love will be $0.99 for release week only.

Buy DAMAGED LOVE Here – (Kindle)

I received an advance review copy of this book that I have chosen to review.

Title: Damaged Love
Author: Riann C. Miller
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 25, 2017


Blurb

True love never dies . . . but some lies are impossible to forget.

Jet

Nothing worth having in life is simple. No truer words have ever been spoken.

At the age of nineteen, I knew exactly what I wanted out of life, but everything changed after a chance encounter with a woman I couldn’t get out of my head, one that left me wanting more. What I felt for her was unforgettable; no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t purge her from my mind. She became my weakness . . . my everything. Little did I know our lives were on a predetermined course, leading us toward certain destruction.

They say love can be blinding, and I unknowingly walked straight into the blazing light.

Rachel

Jet was never meant to be mine, but for a short period of time, he helped me forget the anguish that had always been my constant companion. I allowed myself to feel happiness, to get comfortable, to be free of the nightmare that was my reality. But, when you’re harboring a secret, it’s only a matter a time before the truth is unveiled.

Purchase Links
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

Damaged Love will be 99c for release week only.

B&N: http://bit.ly/2jwrCLL

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2ki1uFn

iBooks: http://apple.co/2ksqtFg

Author Bio

Riann C. Miller lives in southeast Kansas and writes steamy contemporary romance stories. When she’s not reading or writing, she spends time with her friends and family or you might catch her watching a baseball game with a beer in her hand.

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Justice Ascending by Rebecca Zanetti (The Scorpius Syndrome #3)

4 Stars

Rebecca Zanetti is one of those authors I can’t get enough of. Sami and Tace are a couple that I have been rooting for from the first inklings of attraction and finally getting to read their story was something I’ve been looking forward to.

Unfortunately, I didn’t fall in love with Sami and Tace the way I have with all the other couples. I’m not sure what got in the way, but their relationship just felt like more of the same. That being said, “the same” was still pretty good and I couldn’t put it down.

There is a major plot development in this book and I still have no idea where it’s going. It looks like a new couple has been added and I have a feeling little Lena will end up playing a big part in the series towards the end… other than that I’m just along for the ride. I have faith that all the little strings will end up in one heck of a bow with the final book (whenever that may be…).

On a side note… it has taken me 3 BOOKS to realize that the last name of each of the Heros is in the title of the book they are featured in…. I feel like such a ditz sometimes.

Justice Ascending will be releasing January 31, 2017.

Pre-Order JUSTICE ASCENDING Here – (Kindle)

Pre-Order JUSTICE ASCENDING Here – (Paperback)

If you haven’t started this series yet, here are the links for the 1st 2 books.

Mercury Striking —> You can find my original review here.

Shadow Falling —> You can find my original review here.

I received an advance review copy of this book that I have chosen to review.

 

 

Personal Post?!

This is outside my usual type of post. I rarely post anything regarding my personal life, but I wanted to let everyone know that I’ll be putting my “book life” on the back burner for a few months.

I’m going to apologize in advance for not responding to comments and messages in the next few months. As of now, my plan is to try to respond to any correspondence once a week or so. I need to devote my free time to other things for a bit and hopefully things will return to normal soon.

I have many posts already scheduled, so stuff will still be going up… I just won’t really be as interactive as usual. My Bookstagram will probably be neglected the most because I won’t be taking time to take pictures.

I’m not accepting any new review requests right now, but if you are an author that has already sent me an ARC… I will still try to get to it close to its release date. I have some of your reviews already finished, but many more are not. I planned on reading more, instead of reading less, so some of your reviews may be a week or so after release date. I really am sorry about this.

I’m going to miss talking to you ladies, but hopefully I’ll be able to get back to yall sooner rather than later.

 

Trick by Laramie Briscoe Release Boost

 

 

Title: Trick
Author: Laramie Briscoe
Genre: Contemporary/New Adult Romance
Release Date: January 13, 2017
Blurb

A forced sentence leads to a reckless passion…….Hadley

 When my husband walked out on me over a year ago, it devastated me. When the divorce papers came, it killed me. When we had to sell our house, it broke me.

But then he moved in with his new flavor of the month and told our daughter his new woman wasn’t into children. That pissed me off. 

Now Riley feels abandoned, and I can’t make it better; no matter how hard I try. I’m desperate to help her adjust to the loss of a male figure in her life. The companion program that matches adults up with children who have loneliness and abandonment issues is my last hope.

The counselors tell me he’s doing community service hours, and I ask to sit in on his meetings with Riley. The minute I see him astride the matte black Harley, I know neither my nor Riley’s life will ever be the same again. 

Trick 

Community Service. Two words I should be thankful for, but I’m not. I resent the hours it’s away from building my business. The two previous kids I’d been paired up with didn’t work out because their mothers were more interested in getting in my bed. This next match with a little girl is my last hope. Unless this kid works out, I’m destined to serve time. 

When they push her into the room wearing pink converse with a black dress, her crazy curls barely held back by the barrette in her hair, and studious glasses on her face, I can tell she’s scared – of new people, of change, of being pushed aside. Something inside of me breaks, and I want this girl to feel wanted again. 

What I’m unprepared for is meeting her mom. The second our hands touch, there are fireworks, bright lights, and a picture of the future I could one day have. The future I’ve never allowed myself to wish for. 

Community service becomes more than a chore, more than time I resent for being taken away from me. In the months that follow, I realize they’re just like me: they’ve been abandoned, left behind by the world, forgotten by those who should love them.

Thanks to the one last hope in both our lives – we found the light in the darkness we’d been searching for.

Purchase Links
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

 

Author Bio

Laramie Briscoe is the best-selling author of the Heaven Hill Series & the Rockin’ Country Series.Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie Briscoe has published over 10 books. She’s appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. She’s been called “a very young Maya Banks” (Amazon reviewer) and her books have been accused of being “sexy, family-oriented, romances with heart”.

When she’s not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on her DVR. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.

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The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

4.5 Stars!

WOW! The Bear and the Nightingale is an atmospheric treat.The writing is incredible. It’s a slow, rich tale full of myth and religion. I’m generally not a fan of literary fiction, but his one has a historical fantasy element to it that really pulled me in.

This book took a little bit for me to get into it. It is set in historical Russia and many of the words and names are obviously foreign. There is a glossary at the back that I didn’t find until I finished the book. It was helpful in that it confirmed what different words meant, but the author used most of the words in such a context that you are able to figure out what they mean without referring to the glossary.

I can’t continue without stopping for a minute to comment on the covers. There are 2 covers that I know of, and both are incredible. I want to buy a copy of this book, but can’t decide between the American or English version. They are both amazing and completely different. I love the boldness and colors of the English cover, but the American cover perfectly captures the atmosphere. This is the 1st book in a planned trilogy, so I may wait to see the other covers before buying the set… (or both sets if my bookshelf will agree).

I believe this book will find a wide range of fans. In my opinion, it is the perfect mix of literary fiction and fantasy so it will appeal to lovers of both. I loved it as a fan of fantasy, but I will also be recommending it to my sister that is more of a literary fiction type of gal.

Buy THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE Here – (Kindle)

Buy THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE Here – (Hardcover)

I received an advance review copy of this book that I have chosen to review.