Πέμπτη, 7 Ιουνίου 2018

Forever Disguised (The Angelheart Saga, Book 2) by Annie Woods **Cover Reveal**




Cover Reveal: Forever Disguised (The Angelheart Saga, Book 2)
The much-anticipated second book of the Angelheart Saga Trilogy is finally here and today is cover reveal day!
Title: Forever Disguised (The Angelheart Saga, Book 2)
Author: Annie Woods
ISBN: 9781910903148
Genre: General fiction (Teenage)
Price: £9.99
Imprint: Pegasus Publishers
Release Date: June 28, 2018
Get your copy: The book can be pre-ordered now from the publisher (pegasuspublishers.com) and will be available to order from all major bookshops on June 28

What do you think of the cover? Do you like the look and feel of it? Do you think it matches the cover for the first book in the series, First Came Forever?

About The Angelheart Saga
The Angelheart Saga trilogy follows 18-year-old Erica Lindell as an unexpected meeting changes her life forever. It’s a romantic YA series about friendship, first love and the devastating consequences a mistake can lead to.


Blurb for The Angelheart Saga, Book 1: First Came Forever:
First love. A promise of forever. A lie that changes everything.
Backpacking with her high school friends, Erica’s life takes a thrilling new turn. Meeting the fascinating Sasha Ailes, she can’t help but fall completely and irrevocably in love with him. When he feels the same way about her, Erica finds herself drawn into a fairy tale love story that will set her life on a new direction.
But Sasha has kept his true identity a secret. Finding out who he really is, Erica must overcome the betrayal and make the hardest choice of her life. Can she give up her own dreams to live in his world, or leave and lose him forever?
First Came Forever is an enchanting, heart-wrenching story about friendship and first love and the devastating consequences a mistake can lead to. A deeply romantic read, full of characters who will stay with you for a long time.
[Read my review here (Comment: If you have reviewed First Came Forever it would be awesome if you’d like to share it!)]



Blurb for The Angelheart Saga, Book 2: Forever Disguised:
Erica would do anything to turn back time. To get a second chance to make the right decisions. To undo the devastating mistake that ruined everything.
Left heartbroken after the loss of the love of her life, Sasha aka Prince Alexandre, Erica has to find a way to pick up the pieces of her shattered heart and live with the consequences of her actions. But finding the strength to go on with her life is not all she has to contend with. Soon, Erica finds herself in the midst of the evil feuding behind the attack on Sasha and she has to fight to protect herself and all that is near and dear to her.
Amongst all of the confusion, pain and hurt, Tyler proposes a solution that may solve all of her problems. But will Erica go through with Tyler's crazy scheme?
The much-anticipated second book of the Angelheart Saga Trilogy is another enchanting, heart-wrenching story about the mistakes made in the name of love, full of drama, passion and surprising twists.

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About Annie Woods
Annie Woods is a Swedish author who writes romantic YA books in English. She grew up in Stockholm, Sweden, but has spent a lot of time in the USA and UK. Currently she is partly living in the US, dividing her time between Stockholm and New York. Reading has always been a big part of her life, and she’s especially addicted to YA and teen love stories.
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Σάββατο, 31 Μαρτίου 2018

The Boy and His Ribbon by Pepper Winters **ARC Review**




“What do you do when you meet your soul mate? No wait…that’s too easy. What do you do when you meet your soul mate and have to spend a lifetime loving him in secret? 
I’ll tell you what you do.
You lie.”

REN

Ren was eight when he learned that love doesn’t exist—that the one person who was supposed to adore him only cared how much he was worth. 
His mother sold him and for two years, he lived in terror.
But then…he ran.
He thought he’d run on his own. Turned out, he took something of theirs by accident and it became the one thing he never wanted and the only thing he ever needed. 

DELLA

I was young when I fell in love with him, when he switched from my world to my everything. 
My parents bought him for cheap labour, just like they had with many other kids, and he had the scars to prove it. 
At the start, he hated me, and I could understand why.
For years he was my worst enemy, fiercest protector, and dearest friend.
But by the end…he loved me.
The only problem was, he loved me in an entirely different way to the way I loved him.
And slowly, my secret drove us apart.






5 powerful stars

Wow, I have no words. This was a fantastic read for me. If I could categorize this book I would say it belongs more in the fiction genre, than romance. But it is a story that follows a love story. The story follows Ren a ten year old who was sold in a family and mistreated him along with other kids. One day he can’t take it any longer and runs away. Somehow he ends up with Della, the family’s infant.


"I didn’t want this. I didn’t want her. I wanted my freedom , and she was just another form of imprisonment."


We follow them throughout the years and how they survive, the things they go through, their separations and reunions. The novel is in both present tense, along with flashbacks from the past, as we find out their journey and how their relationship develops from hatred at first to a family bond eventually.


My heart stopped with how perfect she was. How smart. How kind. How brave. I'd never look at the colour blue again without thinking of her. I'd never hold another ribbon again without wanting to hold her.



This was such an interesting story, but I didn’t expect anything less from Pepper Winters. It’s no secret that I have loved almost every book by her and this wasn’t an exception. I am so intrigued with how their story is going to continue. This is such a well written novel and I was consumed by so many emotions while reading it. It’s a story that will make you sad, angry, uncomfortable, but also happy and in love with these characters. I was invested to the story of those two kids and I didn’t want it to end, but I was also curious to see where it will lead them.

This is definitely one of my top reads for 2018 and I’m already looking forward for the next exciting part of the story. Definitely a book I would recommend.


Thank you for the (F)BR my lovely shhluts: SueBee, Liz, Timitra, C, Lu, Myla, Ann, Susan, Akd, Snow, Megan, Tina, and Dayna!


ARC was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Τρίτη, 27 Μαρτίου 2018

Escort by Skye Warren **Blog Tour & ARC Review**


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"Hypnotically romantic…this book reads like a sensual dream and I didn't want to wake up." - Tessa Bailey, New York Times bestselling author

Escort, a sexy new contemporary romance standalone from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren is now LIVE!

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There is no shame in pleasure. And no love in business.
I have a blind date tonight, and I know with 100% certainty that I'm getting lucky. There shouldn't be any surprises, not for one as jaded as me, but when I walk into the penthouse suite of L'Etoile, everything changes.
1) For one thing, Bea is heartstoppingly gorgeous. Pale green eyes and endless freckles. Curves I want to spend all night exploring, as if her body was made for me.
2) Her innocence makes me want to use my entire inventory of bedroom tricks on her and then invent a few more.
3) Except that . . . she's a virgin.
I can initiate her into the world of desire without letting her get attached, can't I? A few hours of tutoring, and at the end of the night a small fortune will be deposited into my bank account.
Yes, you read that right. There are many words for what I do. After all, mine is the oldest profession. I'm an escort, which means this date is nothing more than a mutually enjoyable transaction.
But once I realize one night with her won't be enough, I'm the one who's screwed.

Excerpt

The word seems to take her aback. “Pleasure?” “That’s the nature of my business, yes.” My body tightens, because it would be pleasure indeed to touch this woman. To kiss her. To make her moan for me. Although I might have to rethink that plan, because the word pleasure might as well have been medieval torture based on the way Bea looks at me. “I thought we were going to have sex.” She sounds so forlorn it could break my heart. Instead I laugh, a small huff of breath, because I can’t afford to have a heart. “Sex,” I say, standing to full height, circling the scuffed oriental coffee table, standing behind her chair. “And pleasure. Pleasure and sex. They’re interchangeable.” I brush my knuckles over the side of her neck, a demonstration. Her wild curls tickle my skin. It’s provocative, this. If she had agreed to dinner I would have started with small touches, a glance of my palm against the small of her back as I pulled out her chair, holding her hand while we talked over a glass of wine. Perhaps being so bold as to run a finger along the inside of hers, where it’s more sensitive. She would shiver; her gaze would meet mine. There’s an order to these things. You can move fast or slow, but there’s still an order. “We can skip the pleasure part,” she says, her voice high, her breathing faster. Her chest rises and falls in the black dress, made all the more alluring by how much it covers. She’s a mystery. The black sky in the city. I have to work to see her secrets. “No,” I chide gently. “We focus on the pleasure. That’s the point.” “What if—” Her breath catches as I drop the back of my hand over her collarbone, a reverse caress. That’s what one does for a skittish creature like her. “What if I have a different point?” “And what point would that be, my sweet Bea?” “I want to lose my virginity,” she says, so fast it comes out as a single word. IWANTTOLOSEMYVIRGINITY. It takes my lust-warmed brain a full minute to comprehend. She’s not only nervous, this woman. She’s a virgin. My hand freezes. I yank it away. “Pardon me?” I can’t have heard her correctly. There is no chance in hell that this beautiful young woman, as strange and interesting as she is, is a virgin. No chance in hell that I was the one tasked to be her first. I could not possibly spread her legs and thrust inside her, knowing that no one’s ever been there. It would be a physical impossibility. Never. No possible way. “It doesn’t have to take long,” she says, suddenly earnest. Almost begging me. “I don’t need…you know…whatever you do for other women. I only want the sex.” My God. “You are insane.” A scrunch of her nose. “Well, you don’t have to sound too surprised. It is what I requested when I called. The woman said that’s what you do.” “I’m not taking your virginity.” On some level I might have guessed this about her. If I had considered it even possible, I might have. Virgins don’t hire me. They stammer and giggle and turn away from me, their protective instincts strong enough to send them in the opposite direction. So perhaps I can be forgiven for not recognizing this one, so forthright. Bea frowns. “Is that a different department or something?” She’s mocking me. She’s mocking me for being, well, prudish, and I feel strangely buoyant. I could float away with the absurdity of it. “Yes, it’s a different department. The department of a frat boy who fumbles around in the dark.” “Are you seriously not going to do it?” The irony is enough to flatten me, that this is a woman I might have pursued outside this job. She would have been too young for me, even if I weren’t an escort and she wasn’t my client. That wouldn’t have stopped me from wanting her. But in another incarnation, if I had been one of those fumbling frat boys, I would have followed this woman to the ends of the earth. That’s a hypothetical scenario on multiple levels, but I’m good at hypotheticals, which is another reason I’m good at my job. So good that I please every single client I’ve ever had.



My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hugo is the highest- paid male escorts of Tanglewood and his clients are always high profile. His latest client though is a big surprise to him when he finds out that she’s a young girl, living in the penthouse of a hotel and seems so different than his normal clients. She could also help him with something personal he has been looking for, but every new information he learns about her, the hardest is for him to achieve his goals.


“I would be a prostitute, catering to the wealthy men and women of society who wanted a dark haired fallen angel in their beds. Someone with an exotic accent and very little inhibition.”



Bea is like a modern princess locked in a tower, waiting for her prince charming to save her and she may has found this in Hugo. A handsome escort that she hired, but can’t help but be fascinated by him and want to get to know him better.


"Bea full of hope, like a curved tendril of green splitting the earth in spring. She makes me want to breathe in deep,, to stretch my limbs. To watch her rise."



This was my first book by Skye and I truly enjoyed it! I loved how complex these characters were, their backgrounds, the writing was so unique and I don’t know if it was Hugo’s way of speaking, but I really really liked it. Also, it was so refreshing having diverse characters that you don’t get to read frequently, like the French, Arabic, Tangiers, etc. I’m always a sucker for diversity in books.

I don’t know if the characters that were mentioned in this book were older characters and stories that Skye has already written, but I was also intrigued by them and the Thieves Club. I’m definitely looking forward to reading more by her from now on.

ARC was kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.




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SKyeWarren Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance such as the Endgame trilogy. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, sweet dogs, and evil cat.

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Δευτέρα, 12 Μαρτίου 2018

Only You by Melanie Harlow **Release Blitz and ARC Review**

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Only You, an all-new sexy and emotional standalone from USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow is LIVE!

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Nate Pearson is ridiculously handsome and wears the hell out of a suit and tie, but I’ve seen the parade of beautiful women leaving his apartment across the hall—a different one every time—and I want no part of it. When it comes to romance, I’m looking for something real, something that will last: the happily ever after.
As a divorce attorney, he loves to tell me there’s no such thing.
As a wedding planner, I choose to disagree.
We disagree on almost everything, in fact. Everything except James Bond. The only time we really get along is when we’re watching 007 flicks together, and I’ll admit—he has rescued me from a disaster or five. So when one of the baton twirlers from his parade leaves a baby girl at his door with a note that says “I’ll come back for her” and he begs me for help, I can’t turn him down.
But it’s a mistake.
Because watching him with his daughter, I start to see another side of Nate, a side that has my breath coming faster, my body craving his, my heart longing for him to change his mind about love and tell me there’s a chance for us.
I don’t want to be just another girl leaving his apartment in the morning.
I want to be the one he asks to stay.



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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Emme and Nate are next door neighbors and he’s always there for her whenever she needs him. And she does a lot, since she’s a moving disaster. They watch Bond movies together and they have been friends , never crossing that line, because Emme is a relationship type of girl and Nate is the exact opposite with girls parading from his apartment pretty frequently.

One night Nate’s life is changing when he finds himself in a situation that he never wanted. Facing the consequences of this situation, he feels unable to deal with it without Emme on his side. But the circumstances bring these two closer and their relationship is about to change. For better or not, they won’t be the same next door neighbors.


“Resisting Nate Pearson, handsome playboy, was one thing. Resisting Nate Pearson, handsome single dad, was quite another. I wasn’t sure I was up to the task.”



I truly enjoyed this book by Melanie. I genially love the tropes that existed in this novel. Friends to lovers, next door romance, single dad etc. I loved the layers that were beneath these characters, especially Nate had a really fascinating personality. I loved his character growth and how he developed, how from the denial and the freak out, he went through the motions, he accepted and finally embraced the ordeal with Paisley. Also, apart from the situation with her, he had to face his inner demons about Emme and I really liked that the book was focused more on him, because I thought there was potential that was handled perfectly.

This is definitely a book that I would recommend, because not only did I laugh and swoon, but I also had a great time while reading it. I think you also get to see some of her older characters in this one, but I can’t be entirely sure, because I’ve only read Man Candy by the author. Can’t wait to read more by Melanie!


ARC was kindly provided in exchange for an honest review



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About Melanie:
Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she's not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak. Melanie is the author of the AFTER WE FALL series, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

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Τετάρτη, 21 Φεβρουαρίου 2018

Olympian Challenger by Astrid Arditi **ARC Review**




A hero’s tournament. A defiant contender. Does one girl have the courage to take on Mount Olympus?
Hope’s world doesn’t have room for heroes. She barely has time for schoolwork, swim team, and taking care of her ailing mother. But when she’s invited to a mysterious tournament, the all-powerful hosts won’t take no for an answer.
Transported to Mount Olympus, Hope comes face to face with her new trainers—the pantheon of Greek gods. While other contenders train hard to gain a fighting edge, Hope searches for a way out. Instead, she finds a gorgeous shadow god who may just convince her to stay…
As each round unfolds, the ultimate prize draws closer—the granting of her heart’s deepest desire. If she survives the final challenge, her mother’s cure would be within reach…but only if Hope can ignore the tournament’s dark purpose.
Olympian Challenger is the first book in a bold YA urban fantasy trilogy. If you like Greek mythology, forbidden romance, and feats of courage, then you’ll love Astrid Arditi’s heroic coming-of-age tale.





3.5 STARS


"My love doesn't destroy; it heals."


Hope Diaz lives with her mother who is slowly losing her because of dementia. One day she receives a mysterious invitation, like every teenager in NYC. This invitation will throw her into a new world and she will discover many things about her past, her present and her possible future. Hope will get into an adventure and the question is if she will make it through it or if she will lose herself because of it.


When I fell upon this stunning cover on NetGalley I was immediately drawn to this book. I read the synopsis and I thought that the premise was really fascinating. I was certain that I would fall in love with the book. At first I did, because I love greek mythology (always did and I don't know if that's because I'm greek), plus the idea of a combination between Hunger Games on Olympus, seemed intriguing. But even though I enjoyed reading the book, there were parts that felt exactly like reading Hunger Games. So many mutual elements, like the weapon of choice, some phrases that are well known, etc etc. There were even parts that reminded me of Harry Potter. Not that I mind, but it just seemed like a mash up of fictional worlds and it sort of failed to deliver.

I did enjoy the book, the friendships that were formed, the stories of the heroes and the gods, the quests and the romance of course and I'm eager to read the continuation (January 2019 seems far away!) because I'm now invested in this story and I would like to know how it's going to evolve. If you're a fan of greek mythology, Hunger Games and fanfiction ,I think you're going to like this one :)

I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Πέμπτη, 8 Φεβρουαρίου 2018

Escort by Skye Warren **Cover Reveal**


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Escort, a sexy new contemporary romance standalone from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren is coming March 6th!

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Escort by Skye Warren
Publishing Date: March 6th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Photographer: Wander Aguiar
Model: Travis S.

There is no shame in pleasure. And no love in business.
I have a blind date tonight, and I know with 100% certainty that I'm getting lucky. There shouldn't be any surprises, not for one as jaded as me, but when I walk into the penthouse suite of L'Etoile, everything changes.
1) For one thing, Bea is heartstoppingly gorgeous. Pale green eyes and endless freckles. Curves I want to spend all night exploring, as if her body was made for me.
2) Her innocence makes me want to use my entire inventory of bedroom tricks on her and then invent a few more.
3) Except that . . . she’s a virgin.
I can initiate her into the world of desire without letting her get attached, can't I? A few hours of tutoring, and at the end of the night a small fortune will be deposited into my bank account.
Yes, you read that right. There are many words for what I do. After all, mine is the oldest profession. I'm an escort, which means this date is nothing more than a mutually enjoyable transaction.
But once I realize one night with her won’t be enough, I’m the one who's screwed.

Escort will release LIVE on Amazon March 6th!
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About Skye:
Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance such as the Endgame trilogy. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, sweet dogs, and evil cat.

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Σάββατο, 23 Δεκεμβρίου 2017

As Long As You Hate Me by Carrie Aarons **ARC Review**





Kara 

High school sweethearts. What a load of bull.

He might have been my first love, but it never meant I wanted to hear lyrics containing my name, love story, and *cringe* how I lost my virginity peddled out for the masses to digest.

Seven years later, and I’m still being haunted by his photo in every magazine, his music on every radio station. I thought breakups meant that you never had to see the person again. Especially when they ripped out your heart and made hamburger meat with it.

But when a chance encounter ends up going viral, I’m tied to him in a way I’ve always dreaded. And the last person on earth I’d want to spend an hour with, much less a lifetime, makes me an offer I can’t refuse. I might just be desperate enough to take it.

Dean 

The girl in the song is real. And she’s made me a rich man.

I’ve been dedicating choruses to her for a decade, she’s the muse she never wanted to be. Off of our love, I’ve become famous … and a complete egomaniac.

When another one of my flings goes off the rails, and lands me in hot water with the media, my recording label is less than thrilled. And so comes the marching orders from my agent; devise a scheme to transform into a squeaky clean good guy.

Coming face to face with her is something I’ve only dreamed about. If not to win her back, then to at least apologize for the ways I’ve exploited her. Instead, I rope her into my madness, proposing a deal only a masochist would accept. 




My rating: 4 of 5 stars

"I just want one moment to breathe in the space where she and I exist again."


I truly enjoyed this book by Carrie! It's no secret that I love her books and I want to read more by her. I am also a big sucker for friends to lovers stories and second chance as well. Add this with the rockstar vibe and you have me 100% intrigued!

Kara and Dean were high school sweethearts in a small hometown. They were in love, nonetheless their differences, the bleachers of the school like a second home to them. Until something happened and their paths were parted. Now seven years later, they meet again and Dean makes her an offer. Kara seems hesitant after everything that happened, but she has to consider everything before she makes her decision.


"No lyric, no spoken word, can ever compare to you like this."


Like I mentioned I really enjoyed this book, but there were a few things that didn't impress me. Some things were too obvious for example and the way they were handled , let's just say that been there, done that. Other than that, it was a quick, light and lovely read. If you like these tropes then you should give it a chance :)